Robert "Bert" Collins Interview
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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.
Smokejumpers Montana Biography; Smokejumping Montana History
Smokejumpers 1984 Reunion Oral History Collection, OH 133, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
University of Montana-Missoula. Mansfield Library
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Oral History Number
1 sound cassette (35 min.) : analog + 1 transcript (14 p. : 28 cm.)
Collins, Robert, "Robert "Bert" Collins Interview" (1984). Smokejumpers 1984 Reunion Oral History Collection. OH 133-019.