Robert L. Savage Interview

Title

Robert L. Savage Interview

Interviewee

Robert L. Savage

Interviewer

Floyd Cowles

Files

Download Transcript of Robert Savage Interview (1.5 MB)

Description

Roger Savage recalls his years working as a smokejumper based at Missoula, Montana, from 1957 until 1966, with a two-year break from 1962 to 1964 when he was in the military. He describes many of his fire jumps, the injuries he witnessed both of smokejumpers and on rescue jumps, and the social life of smokejumpers off-base at bars in Missoula. Savage also discusses working on the film A Fire Called Jeremiah.

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; Forest fires Montana; Smokejumping Accidents

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 133-095

Media Type

Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (90 min.) : analog + 1 transcript (27 p. : 28 cm.)

Digital Format

application/pdf

Local Filename

OH_133_095.pdf

Robert L. Savage Interview

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