Interview with Lester Gary Cottam, Downwinders of Utah Archive, July 2, 2019

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Title Interview with Lester Gary Cottam, Downwinders of Utah Archive, July 2, 2019
Creator Cottam, Lester Gary
Contributor Sams, Anthony
Date 2019-07-02
Subject Nuclear weapons Testing; Nuclear weapons--United States--Testing; Nuclear weapons testing victims; Nuclear weapons--United States--Testing; Radioactive fallout; Veterans
Description Transcript (14 pages) of an interview conducted by Anthony Sams with Lester Gary Cottam at the J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah in Salt Lake City, UT on July 2, 2019. Cottam discusses living in Kanab when he was young. Members of his family had a variety of medical issues, and Cottam talks about his own experiences with lung cancer. Cottam recounts working on his family's ranch with his grandfather and father. He also remembers being sick in elementary school during the testing period. Cottam mentions that during the time of the nuclear testing, people were led to believe that there was no danger associated with it. Cottam shares his thoughts about nuclear testing in general, and provides information about his work at the School of Medicine machine shop at the University of Utah.
Type Text
Genre oral histories (literary works)
Format application/pdf
Extent 14 pages
Language eng
Is Part of Everett L. Cooley Oral History Project
ARK ark:/87278/s6gr1qw5
Setname uum_dua
Date Created 2019-10-24
Date Modified 2021-05-06
ID 1470942
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