Janet Fireman, Tucson, Arizona: an interview by Greg Smoak, 10 October 2012

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Title Janet Fireman, Tucson, Arizona: an interview by Greg Smoak, 10 October 2012
Alternative Title No. 727 Janet Fireman
Creator Fireman, Janet R., 1945-
Contributor Smoak, Gregory E., 1962-
Publisher Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Date 2013-10-10
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Date Digital 2015-07-08
Spatial Coverage California, United States, http://sws.geonames.org/5332921/ ; Arizona, United States, http://sws.geonames.org/5551752/
Subject Fireman, Janet R., 1945- --Interviews; Western History Association--History; Historians--West (U.S.)--Biography
Description Transcript (37 pages) of an interview by Greg Smoak with historian Janet Fireman at Tucson, Arizona, on 10 October 2013. Part of the Western History Association Oral History Project, Everett Cooley Collection tape no. U-3227
Abstract Janet Fireman, past president of the Western History Association and California public historian, talks about how and why she became a historian and how and why she chose to study the American West. She describes her relationship with her father, who was a journalist interested in Western history and also taught at Arizona State University. Dr. Fireman talks about her education and the traveling she has done for school and for research. She talks about the jobs she has had throughout her career, from teaching at Fresno State University to editing the journal California History. She discusses her experiences with the Western History Association throughout the years, her participation in the Association, and her time as president. Dr. Fireman describes the changes she has seen in the WHA, including the development of public history as a field of study, and the changes she has been a part of. She also discusses creating the Bert M. Fireman Award for graduate students in honor of her father. Project: Western History Association Oral History Project. Interviewer: Greg Smoak
Type Text
Genre oral histories (literary works)
Format application/pdf
Language eng
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Scanning Technician Niko Amaya; Halima Noor
Metadata Cataloger Daniel Patterson; Matt Brunsvik; Anna Neatrour; Ken Rockwell; Patrick Miller
Conversion Specifications Original scanned with Kirtas 2400 and saved as 400 ppi uncompressed TIFF. PDF generated by Adobe Acrobat Pro X for CONTENTdm display.
ARK ark:/87278/s6s48n2t
Topic Western History Association; Historians--Biography
Setname uum_elc
Date Created 2015-11-10
Date Modified 2017-09-08
ID 839732
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6s48n2t
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