Larry Fite Interview

Title

Larry Fite Interview

Interviewee

Larry Fite

Interviewer

James Stephens

Files

Download Transcript of Larry Fite Interview (1.1 MB)

Description

Larry Fite talks about his long career working as a smokejumper out of Missoula, Montana, from 1960 until 1984. He discusses changes to the program during this time, including the different types of parachutes used, the 40-year age limit policy, and revisions to the physical fitness test. Fite also talks about working on the film A Fire Called Jeremiah. The audio for this interview is available at Archives and Special Collections, but has not yet been digitized.

Type

Oral History

Subjects

Smokejumpers Montana Biography; Smokejumping West (United States) History; Smokejumping Equipment and supplies

Original Date

5-24-1984

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

Oral History Number

OH 133-121

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (01:30:00 min.): analog + 1 transcript (18 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

application/pdf

Local Filename

OH_133_121.pdf

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