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Title

Robert "Bert" Collins Interview

Interviewee

Robert Collins

Interviewer

Dan Hall

Files

Download Transcript of Robert Collins Interview (803 KB)

Description

Robert Collins describes his experiences as a smokejumper from 1946 to 1948 at the Nine Mile Ranger Station in Montana. He discusses the training and the physical aspects of fighting fires. Collins describes jumping procedures and talks about some of the changes that occurred in smokejumping from the 1940s to the 1980s.

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

Original Date

7-22-1984

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 133-019

Media Type

Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (35 min.) : analog + 1 transcript (14 p. : 28 cm.)

Digital Format

application/pdf

Local Filename

OH_133_019.pdf

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