Thomas Emonds Interview

Title

Thomas Emonds Interview

Interviewee

Thomas Emonds

Interviewer

John J. Harper

Files

Description

Thomas Emonds relates his experiences as a smokejumper from 1966 to 1984. He talks about resuming smokejumping after his tour of duty in Vietnam ended and the changes that had occurred at the Cave Junction, Oregon base during his absence. He describes management problems at the Cave Junction base, the time he spent fighting fires in the eastern United States, and the differences between smokejumping in Oregon and Alaska.

The audio for this interview is available at Archives and Special Collection, but has not yet been digitized.

Type

Oral History

Subjects

Smokejumpers Oregon Biography; Smokejumping Oregon History; Smokejumping Social aspects; Forest fires Appalachian Region; Smokejumping Alaska History

Original Date

7-2-1984

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 133-032

Media Type

Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (90 min.) : analog + 1 transcript (21 p. : 28 cm.)

Digital Format

application/pdf

Local Filename

OH_133_032.pdf

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