Hal Samsel Interview

Interviewee

Hal Samsel

Interviewer

Dan Hall

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Description

Hal Samsel talks about his career as a smokejumper in Missoula, Montana, from 1949 to 1965 and as the rigging loft foreman from 1966 to 1980. He talks about the aftermath of the 1949 Mann Gulch Fire, the film Red Skies of Montana, and the changes to the smokejumper organization brought on by the civil rights movement.

Type

Oral History

Subjects

Smokejumpers Montana Biography; Smokejumping Montana History; Forest fires Montana; Women Employment United States; Red Skies of Montana (motion picture)

Original Date

6-21-1984

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_093

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (65 min.) : analog + 1 transcript (20 p. : 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

65 minutes

Local Filename

oh133_093.mp3; OH133-93.pdf

Hal Samsel Interview
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