Gary R. Johnson Interview

Title

Gary R. Johnson Interview

Interviewee

Gary R. Johnson

Interviewer

Renée Gouaux

Files

Download Transcript of Gary Johnson Interview (1.2 MB)

Description

Gary Johnson discusses his career as a smokejumper from 1968 to 1984 and the effects that career smokejumpers had on the organization. He describes his training and the equipment and notes how both have changed over the years. As head of the smokejumpers at Redding, California, Johnson discusses the inclusion of women and other minority smokejumpers, as well as the quota requirement, which was added during the 1980s.

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

Type

Oral History

Subjects

Smokejumpers California Biography; Smokejumping California History; Minorities Employment

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 133-051

Media Type

Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (65 min.) : analog + 1 transcript (19 p. : 28 cm.)

Digital Format

application/pdf

Local Filename

OH_133_051.pdf

Gary R. Johnson Interview

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