Gary R. Johnson Interview
Download Transcript of Gary Johnson Interview (1.2 MB)
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.
Smokejumpers California Biography; Smokejumping California History; Minorities Employment
Smokejumpers 1984 Reunion Oral History Collection, OH 133, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
University of Montana-Missoula. Mansfield Library
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Oral History Number
1 sound cassette (65 min.) : analog + 1 transcript (19 p. : 28 cm.)
Johnson, Gary R., "Gary R. Johnson Interview" (1984). Smokejumpers 1984 Reunion Oral History Collection. OH 133-051.