Kenn Smith Interview

Title

Kenn Smith Interview

Interviewee

Kenn Smith

Interviewer

Roxanne Farwell

Files

Download Transcript of Kenn Smith Interview (1.2 MB)

Description

Kenn Smith discusses his career smokejumping from 1955 to 1971, mostly based in Idaho City and McCall, Idaho. In particular, he describes the duties of a squad leader, spotter, and foreman. Smith also comments on the changes in the smokejumper organization from the 1950s to the 1970s, including the equipment and smokejumper attitudes. The audio for this interview is available at Archives and Special Collections, but has not yet been digitized.

Type

Oral History

Subjects

Smokejumpers Idaho Biography; Smokejumping Idaho History; Smokejumping Accidents; Smokejumping Administration

Original Date

7-21-1984

Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage

Idaho

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 133-098

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (01:30:00 min.): analog + 1 transcript (21 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

application/pdf

Local Filename

OH_133_098.pdf

Kenn Smith Interview

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