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Title

Robert "Bob" James

Interviewee

Robert James

Interviewer

Renée Gouaux

Files

Download Transcript of Robert James Interview (1.3 MB)

Description

Robert James discusses the five years he worked as a smokejumper, starting in 1975. He describes the training and equipment of smokejumpers at the Missoula, Montana base, especially the parachutes and chute malfunctions. James also recalls fighting fires in other states like Alaska and New Mexico, and compares the smokejumpers from different bases. He talks about some of the changes he has observed in the smokejumper program, such as the inclusion of women in 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 Montana Biography; Smokejumping Montana History; Smokejumping Equipment and supplies

Original Date

7-21-1984

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 133-050

Media Type

Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (60 min.) : analog + 1 transcript (20 p. : 28 cm.)

Digital Format

application/pdf

Local Filename

OH_133_050.pdf

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