Bruce E. Jackson Interview

Title

Bruce E. Jackson Interview

Interviewee

Bruce E. Jackson

Interviewer

Dan Hall

Files

Download Transcript of Bruce Jackson Interview (1.3 MB)

Description

Bruce Jackson describes the different bases from which he jumped, including those in Oregon, California, Washington, Idaho, and Alaska. He also recalls the impact the different terrains had on fighting fires. Jackson describes training at the Redmond Air Center in Oregon and notes the physical aspects of that base. He talks about the general attitude of jumpers from 1968 to 1972 concerning the program’s administration, its policy on drugs and alcohol, and the introduction of minorities to the program.

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

Type

Oral History

Subjects

Smokejumpers West (United States) Biography; Smokejumping West (United States) History; Smokejumpers Training of; Smokejumping Social aspects

Original Date

7-20-1984

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 133-049

Media Type

Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (65 min.) : analog + 1 transcript (22 p. : 28 cm.)

Digital Format

application/pdf

Local Filename

OH_133_049.pdf

Bruce E. Jackson Interview

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