Larry Fite Interview

Interviewee

Larry Fite

Interviewer

James Stephens

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Description

Larry Fite talks about his long career working as a smokejumper out of Missoula, Montana, from 1960 until 1984. He discusses changes to the program during this time, including the different types of parachutes used, the 40-year age limit policy, and revisions to the physical fitness test. Fite also talks about working on the film A Fire Called Jeremiah.

Type

Oral History

Subjects

Smokejumpers Montana Biography; Smokejumping West (United States) History; Smokejumping Equipment and supplies

Original Date

5-24-1984

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 interview participants and by the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula. Permission may be required for use. For further information please contact Archives and Special Collections: (406) 243-2053 / library.archives@umontana.edu

Oral History Number

OH 133-121

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (01:30:00 min.): analog + 1 transcript (18 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

00:53:35 minutes

Local Filename

OH_133_121.mp3; OH_133_121.pdf

Larry Fite Interview
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