Conrad O.

Title

Conrad O. "Connie" Orr Interview

Interviewee

Conrad O. Orr

Interviewer

Floyd Cowles

Files

Download Transcript of Conrad Orr Interview (1.5 MB)

Description

Conrad Orr talks about his time working as a smokejumper from 1953 until 1958. He describes the training, including the types of injuries jumpers could receive, working on fires and project work, and the equipment smokejumpers used at that time. Orr also describes the dedication of the Aerial Fire Depot in Missoula, Montana, in 1954.

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; Smokejumpers Training of

Original Date

6-14-1984

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 133-081

Media Type

Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (73 min.) : analog + 1 transcript (28 p. : 28 cm.)

Digital Format

application/pdf

Local Filename

OH_133_081.pdf

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