Camp Rimini Oral History Collection, 1982-1983  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Fischer, Karen, interviewer
Title
Camp Rimini Oral History Collection
Dates
1982-1983
Quantity
.2 linear feet
Collection Number
Collection 1349, MtBC, us (collection)
Summary
The Camp Rimini Oral History Collection includes nine audiocassettes, two bound copies of the interview transcriptions, and photocopies of two U.S. Army pamphlets dealing with the use of pack dogs.
Repository
Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Montana State University-Bozeman Library
Merrill G Burlingame Special Collections
P.O. Box 173320
Bozeman, MT
59717-3320
Telephone: 406-994-4242
Fax: 406-994-2851
spcoll@www.lib.montana.edu
Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Camp Rimini, Montana trained sled and pack dogs for use as war dogs in WWII. The facility was run by the Quartermaster Corps, which was responsible for running the Army's K-9 Corps. In 1981 Karen Fischer, an MSU librarian, received a staff improvement grant to interview some of the surviving members of the dog training program at Camp Rimini. In 1982 and 1983 she interviewed Stuart Mace, David Armstrong, Eddie Barbeau, and John “Jack” Eslick. Topics include the problems involved in procuring and training sled dogs and sled-dog drivers for use in search-and-rescue work in the Arctic; the history of the detachment from its inception at Camp Hale, Colo., to its final days at Fort Robinson, Neb.; administering the program; the project's difficulties, accomplishments, and failures; feeding and health problems encountered by the dogs and search and rescue operations in Newfoundland and Greenland.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection includes nine audiocassettes, two bound copies of the interview transcriptions, and photocopies of two U.S. Army pamphlets dealing with the use of pack dogs.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Dog trainers
  • Dog trainers -- Montana -- Interviews
  • Dogs -- Training
  • Dogs -- Training
  • Dogs -- Training -- Montana -- Rimini
  • Dogs -- War use
  • Dogs -- War use
  • Rescue dogs
  • Rescue dogs -- Canada, Northern
  • Search and rescue operations
  • Search and rescue operations -- Arctic regions
  • Search and rescue operations -- Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Search and rescue operations -- Greenland
  • Sled dogs
  • Sled dogs
  • Sled dogs -- Training
  • Sled dogs -- Training -- Montana
  • Veterans -- Colorado -- Interviews
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Montana
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Montana -- Rimini
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Veterans -- Colorado -- Interviews
  • Corporate Names :
  • United States. Army -- Officers -- Interviews
  • United States. Army -- Officers -- Interviews
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • Geographical Names :
  • Camp Hale (Colo.)
  • Camp Rimini War Dog Reception and Traiining Center (Mont.)
  • Canada, Northern
  • Fort Robinson (Neb.)
  • Greenland
  • Montana
  • Montana -- Camp Rimini War Dog Reception and Training Center
  • Montana -- Camp Rimini War Dog Reception and Training Center
  • Montana -- Rimini
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Interviews
  • Interviews
  • Interviews -- Montana
  • Oral histories -- Montana
  • Personal narratives -- American
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Fischer, Karen, interviewer
    • Corporate Names :
    • General Montana History Collection (Montana Historical Society)