Oral history interviews of the Mountain Rescue Association Oral History Project, 2013  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Mountain Rescue Association Oral History Project
Title
Oral history interviews of the Mountain Rescue Association Oral History Project
Dates
2013 (inclusive)
Quantity
1 vertical file plus 4 DVD-Rs
Collection Number
5984
Summary
The Mountain Rescue Association (MRA) Oral History Project endeavors to capture the stories of MRA members and their experiences and contributions to mountain rescue.
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

Open to all users.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Mountain Rescue Association (MRA) Oral History Project endeavors to capture the stories of MRA members and their experiences and contributions to mountain rescue. The Project is coordinated by the University of Washington Libraries Special Collections and the MRA History Committee. MRA members are encouraged to participate by taking time to interview members whose stories can help preserve the history of the MRA and the work that has been accomplished since its founding in 1959.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

DVDs and printed transcripts of interviews with Mountain Rescue Association members John Arnold, Rodger Beckett, Charles Eichenberger, and Rocky Henderson. Interview topics include the development of the Mountain Rescue Association; the invention and development of the hydraulic sarong for emergency treatment of hypothermia; the development of Olympic Mountain Rescue (including member training, rescues on Mount St. Helens, and women's involvement); the development of Bellingham Mountain Rescue Council and other similar groups; rescues from Mount Baker, Mount Sefrit, and the Nooksack River; Portland Mountain Rescue; and tracking technology.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Alternative Forms Available

All interviews available digitally

Restrictions on Use

Informant's and creator's rights dedicated to the public. May be used for research, instruction, publication or similar purposes.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Hypothermia--Treatment
  • Search and rescue operations--Oregon
  • Search and rescue operations--Washington (State)
  • Corporate Names :
  • Mountain Rescue Association
  • Olympic Mountain Rescue (Society)
  • Geographical Names :
  • Saint Helens, Mount (Wash.)--Search and rescue operations
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Oral histories
  • Video recordings
  • Other Creators :
    • Corporate Names :
    • Mountain Rescue Association, (associated name)

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)