Robert E. “Bob” Parcell Interview

Title

Robert E. “Bob” Parcell Interview

Interviewee

Robert E. Parcell

Interviewer

Kim Taylor

Files

Download Transcript of Robert Parcell Interview (1.8 MB)

Description

Robert Parcell talks about his experiences working as a smokejumper starting in 1971. He describes the physical aspects of training at Missoula, Montana, and he discusses working with minority and women smokejumpers, as well as the attitudes of fellow smokejumpers towards them. Parcell also talks about the advent of the career jumper, and some of the negative aspects of the career including alcoholism, injuries, and plane crashes.

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

Type

Oral History

Subjects

Smokejumpers West (United States) Biography; Smokejumping West (United States) History; Smokejumping Social aspects; Smokejumping Accidents; Alcoholism and employment United States; Women Employment United States

Original Date

7-25-1984

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 133-085

Media Type

Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (79 min.) : analog + 1 transcript (30 p. : 28 cm.)

Digital Format

application/pdf

Local Filename

OH_133_085.pdf

Robert E. “Bob” Parcell Interview

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