John Gregory Interview

Title

John Gregory Interview

Interviewee

John Gregory

Interviewer

Sandra Carroll

Files

Download Transcript of John Gregory Interview (964 KB)

Description

John Gregory reminisces about working as a smokejumper in 1944 and 1945 because of his conscientious objector status. He describes how the Civilian Public Service program (CPS) worked, the conscientious objectors’ beliefs about war, and the attitudes of regular Forest Service employees and others towards them. Gregory also describes the camaraderie that developed among the smokejumpers.

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; Conscientious objectors Biography; World War, 1939-1945 Conscientious objectors

Original Date

7-24-1984

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 133-042

Media Type

Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (61 min.) : analog + 1 transcript (15 p. : 28 cm.)

Digital Format

application/pdf

Local Filename

Oh_133_042.pdf

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