Gary Welch Interview

Title

Gary Welch Interview

Interviewee

Gary Welch

Interviewer

Floyd Cowles

Files

Download Transcript of Gary Welch Interview (1.5 MB)

Description

Gary Welch describes his three seasons smokejumping from Cave Junction, Oregon, from 1960 to 1962. He discusses training, the facilities at Cave Junction, fire jumps, and injuries. Welch also recalls recreational activities of off-duty smokejumpers, such as playing volleyball and softball.

The audio for this interview is available at Archives and Special Collections, but has not yet been digitized.

Type

Oral History

Subjects

Smokejumpers Oregon Biography; Smokejumping Oregon History; Smokejumpers Training of; Smokejumping Oregon Social aspects; Smokejumping Accidents

Original Date

7-21-1984

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 133-112

Media Type

Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (85 min.) : analog + 1 transcript (26 p. : 28 cm.)

Digital Format

application/pdf

Local Filename

OH_133_112.pdf

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