Richard T. Clearman interview

Title

Richard T. Clearman interview

Interviewee

Richard T. Clearman

Interviewer

Renée Gouaux

Files

Download Transcript of Richard Clearman Interview (1.1 MB)

Description

Richard Clearman describes his experiences as a smokejumper in Missoula, Montana, during the summers of 1952 to 1954, with particular emphasis on the procedures for fighting fires, collecting equipment after fires, and packing out. He also recalls project work building an airstrip in the Salmon River Wilderness Area in Idaho, as well as the camaraderie between the smokejumpers, the majority of whom were university students.

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 Montana History; Forest Fires Idaho; Forest Fires Prevention and Control

Original Date

6-27-1984

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 133-016

Media Type

Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (75 min.) : analog + 1 transcript (22 p. : 28 cm.)

Digital Format

application/pdf

Local Filename

OH_133_016.pdf

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