Carrol Firmage, Salt Lake City, Utah: an interview by Rob DeBirk, 4 June 2008

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Title Carrol Firmage, Salt Lake City, Utah: an interview by Rob DeBirk, 4 June 2008
Alternative Title No.479 Carrol Firmage
Creator Firmage, Carrol
Contributor Cooley, Everett L.; University of Utah. American West Center; DeBirk, Rob (Robert William), 1979-
Publisher Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Date 2008-06-04
Collection Number and Name ACCN 0814 Everett L. Cooley Oral History Project
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Date Digital 2014-06-11
Spatial Coverage Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States,
Subject Firmage, Carrol--Interviews; Environmentalists--Utah--Biography; Environmentalism--Utah--History; MX (Weapons system)--Environmental aspects; Urban agriculture--Utah; Local foods--Utah
Description Transcript (18 pages) of interview(s) by Rob DeBirk with Carol Firmage on June 4, 2008
Abstract Firmage camped throughout Utah as a child with her family. She married Ed Firmage whose educational pursuits took them to Berkeley, California, and then to Israel on an Albright Fellowship. When they returned to Salt Lake City, they began to take weekend trips to the Escalante-Boulder area in southern Utah. Inspired by the scenery, they became interested in landscape photography. Ed's father was an activist who opposed the MX plan to put nuclear weapons in the West Desert. Ed and Carrol followed in his footsteps and became active in the Divine Strake project when the government talked about doing more testing in the West. They were also involved in issues over water rights in Utah involving Las Vegas. Her Master's Thesis at the University of Utah studies historic farming practices in Utah and modern urban gardening in an effort to increase sustainability by growing more food locally. Interview is part of the Utah Environmentalists Oral History Project. Interviewer: Robert DeBirk
Type Text
Genre oral histories (literary works)
Format application/pdf
Language eng
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Topic Environmentalism; Environmentalists; MX (Weapons system)--Environmental aspects; Urban agriculture; Local foods
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ID 797840
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