Richard S. Tracy Interview

Interviewee

Richard S. Tracy

Interviewer

Susan Green

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Description

Richard Tracy describes the different places where he served as a smokejumper from 1953 to 1982 including: Missoula, Montana; Silver City, New Mexico; and Redding, California. He recalls changes in the smokejumper program during his tenure, especially the training methods and equipment used. Tracy discusses the duties of different administrative levels, such as squad leader, foreman, and project supervisor, as well as administrative decisions and problems at the Silver City and Redding bases.

Type

Oral History

Subjects

Smokejumpers West (United States) Biography; Smokejumping West (United States) History; Smokejumping Administration

Original Date

11-1-1984

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 133-107

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

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

Digital Format

audio/mp3;application/pdf

Run Time

01:34:17 minutes

Local Filename

OH_133_107.pdf

Richard S. Tracy Interview
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