Jim Klump Interview

Title

Jim Klump Interview

Interviewee

Jim Klump

Interviewer

Susan Green

Files

Download Transcript of Jim Klump Interview (1.3 MB)

Description

Jim Klump relates his experiences jumping in Redding, California, from 1964 to 1974, including being among the first smokejumpers to repel from a helicopter. He describes the physical training, his fellow smokejumpers, and memorable fire jumps. Klump talks about being a U.S. Forest Service employee and jumping through the Forest Service’s retread program.

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

Original Date

10-5-1984

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 133-056

Media Type

Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (90 min.) : analog + 1 transcript (22 p. : 28 cm.)

Digital Format

application/pdf

Local Filename

OH_133_056.pdf

Jim Klump Interview

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