Larry Anderson Interview

Interviewee

Larry Anderson

Interviewer

Jim Norgaard

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Description

Larry Anderson discusses his long career as a smokejumper from 1954 to 1979. He discusses the many changes in smokejumping with regards to training and gear, as well as the U.S. Forest Service in general, mostly influenced by technology. Anderson describes the daily activities of smokejumpers when not fighting fires, as well as what it was like to work on a fire. He compares his time as a smokejumper to his time in the 101st Airborne and describes the differences between fighting fires in Alaska and fighting fires in the lower 48 states.

Type

Oral History

Subjects

Smokejumpers Montana Biography; Smokejumping Montana History; 101st Airborne; Nine Mile Ranger District; Missoula, Montana; Bob Marshall Wilderness

Original Date

7-4-1984

Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage

Montana

Language

eng

Original Collection

Smokejumpers 1984 Reunion Oral History Collection, OH 133, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula

Digital Publisher

University of Montana--Missoula. Mansfield Library

Rights

Copyright to this collection is held by the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula. Permission may be required for use of this item. For further information please contact Archives and Special Collections: (406) 243-2053 / library.archives@umontana.edu

Oral History Number

OH_133_001

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (83 min.) : analog + 1 transcript (24 p. : 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

83 minutes

Local Filename

oh133_001.mp3; OH133-01.pdf

Larry Anderson Interview
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