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Collection ID is exactly "13" AND Subject - Person is exactly "Collins, LeRoy, 1909-1991"
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WHOLESOME 1960S FLORIDA

WHOLESOME 1960S FLORIDA

Date
1960 (circa)
Description
This film opens with footage of various dairy products in production at Bassett's Dairy (silent). Next, officials of the Florida Department of Agriculture inspect petroleum samples in a laboratory (silent). Another Department of Agriculture official makes a surprise inspection of a Publix grocery store where he weighs meat products and measures milk products. The Leon County Public Library Bookmobile circulates books to browsers in a Winn-Dixie parking lot. The film also includes footage of the old Leon County Public Library location on Monroe Street. The interior, exterior, Florida Room and library staff are featured. Gov. LeRoy Collins explains his opposition to legalized gambling in Florida, calling it a "poison" that encourages corruption and immorality to spread in the wholesome communities of the state. He comments that, "You can't make a house cleaner by encouraging the people who live in it to like dirt." Next, several dolphins are removed from a small viewing tank and loaded into trucks where they are wrapped in water-drenched blankets. They are moved to a larger habitat where they are released. The film ends with Florida Comptroller Dickenson, who remarks on his involvement with the Florida Constitutional Revision Commission. Produced by WFSU-TV.
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To Reach For Tomorrow

To Reach For Tomorrow

Date
1968
Description
This is a promotional film put together for Governor LeRoy Collins' 1968 U.S. Senate campaign. It begins with footage of the Vietnam War, and Governor Collins pleading to end it. From there it moves to the race wars going on in the United States, with footage of black slums in Miami, Florida. Collins speaks out against racism. There is testimony from supporters, such as Senator Spessard Holland, Governor Collins' mother and Ted Kennedy. There are shots of Senator John Kennedy and Governor Collins at the 1960 National Democratic Convention. The film shows a short segment on the 1964 Selma, Alabama demonstration, and Governor Collins' role as "peacekeeper." It shows family shots, with live footage of Governor Collins and his daughter, Darby, at Egmont Key.
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TALLAHASSEE FAMOUS PEOPLE

TALLAHASSEE FAMOUS PEOPLE

Date
n.d.
Description
This film shows famous people discussing a variety of topics. The following people are included in the footage: Speaker of the House of Representatives Don Tucker; Miami Senator Jack Gordon; Leon County Supervisor of Elections Wilma Sullivan; Congressman Bill Gunter; State Sen. Pat Thomas; Coach Rudy Hubbard of FAMU; restaurant owner Lucy Ho; Leon County Rep. Don Price; Tallahassee Mayor James Ford; State Sen. Lori Wilson; US Sen. Richard Stone; Hurley Rudd; Jack Eckerd and Paula Hawkins campaigning for governor. There are clips of Tallahassee City Manager Dan Kleman, Gov. Bob Graham, Tallahassee Democrat sports columnist Bill McGrotha, Tallahassee Democrat Editor Walker Lundy, T.M.H. Administrator M. T. Mustian, Commissioner of Education Ralph Turlington, Red Barber, Sheriff Ken Katsaris, LeRoy Collins, Jim Crews, and Eldridge Beach of the Highway Patrol. Produced by WFSU-TV.
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Selma, Alabama Demonstration

Selma, Alabama Demonstration

Date
1965
Description
This film contains footage of the March 1965 voter registration demonstrations in Selma, Alabama. There is sound at the beginning, but the majority of the film is raw footage with no sound. It first shows African American protesters, including students, marching and singing in front of a courthouse. There is footage with sound of Martin Luther King Jr. speaking, followed by scenes of Andrew Young, John L. Lewis and other black leaders. The film also includes scenes around the Edmund Pettus Bridge, including the violent police attack on the marchers shown from a distance. An injured protester is shown being lifted by other protesters and a police officer, and there are several scenes of armed police officers before and after the violence. The film also shows Governor LeRoy Collins arriving to view the march and going to speak with Martin Luther King Jr. President Lyndon Johnson appointed Collins head of the Community Relations Service (CRS) in 1964. At the request of President Johnson, Collins came to Selma on behalf of the CRS to help mediate a solution to the crisis. After the footage from 1965, there is also a fragment from a later piece, also without sound, that includes shots of the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta and Martin Luther King Sr.
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LEROY COLLINS LIBRARY DEDICATION

LEROY COLLINS LIBRARY DEDICATION

Date
1993
Description
This film is a production by the Sunshine Network. It shows the dedication of the LeRoy Collins Library (Leon County Public Library) in Tallahassee. The video begins with a short history of Gov. LeRoy Collins' achievements, and then moves to the dedication. Marjorie Turnbull, Leon County Commissioner and cochairman of the Collins Commemorative Commission, was spokesperson for the event. There were many distinguished speakers, including former Florida governors Reubin Askew, Bob Graham, Bob Martinez, and the current governor, Lawton Chiles. Manny Joanos, Leon County Commissioner; Steve Uhlfelder, cochairman of the Collins Commemorative Commissioner; Janet Reno, US Attorney General; and Mrs. LeRoy Collins also speak.
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Interviews With LeRoy Collins For

Interviews With LeRoy Collins For "Great Floridians"

Date
1970 (circa)
Description
The program starts with Collins talking about his loss in the 1968 Senate race, and the relation of that loss to the civil rights issue. Moves on to footage of Collins in the woods with a group of children discussing Kipling's poem "If." The film then moves to the 1960 Democratic Convention. Collins is introduced by Frank Church. John F. Kennedy and his family are introduced, including his mother, three of his sisters, and his two brothers. There are short clips of Eleanor Roosevelt, Lyndon B. Johnson, Lady Bird Johnson, Hubert Humphrey, and Walter Cronkite. Collins gives the opening address and introduces Adlai Stevenson. Stevenson then introduces John F. Kennedy as the next president of the United States.
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Governor LeRoy Collins Inauguration

Governor LeRoy Collins Inauguration

Date
1955
Description
Governor LeRoy Collins makes a speech from his den about his goals and Florida's role as a state on the "threshold of greatness." There are scenes of the Collins family at home (The Grove) as they greet LeRoy Jr., home from the Naval Academy, and walk to the Governor's Mansion. The film shows all the pomp and ceremony of the inauguration itself, with speeches and everyone singing "Suwannee." After the ceremony, well-wishers file through the mansion to greet the governor and his family. There are scenes of the reception that evening in the Capitol Rotunda, including the Cabinet and Supreme Court members. Everyone does the grand march at the end. Produced by the Florida State Advertising Commission.
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Governor Leroy Collins Comments on Civil Rights

Governor Leroy Collins Comments on Civil Rights

Date
1970 (circa)
Description
Gov. Collins remarks on his relationship with the Rev. C.K. Steele and on Steele's efforts in the civil rights struggle. Gov. Collins discusses his own personal growth and changes in his philosophy concerning issues of race as a result of close involvement in the civil rights movement. There are a few rough edits in this film, but the overall aesthetic quality is excellent. Produced by WFSU-TV.
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Governor Charley Johns - LeRoy Collins

Governor Charley Johns - LeRoy Collins

Date
1954
Description
This debate between acting Gov. Charley Johns and future governor LeRoy Collins was filmed from a television monitor (kinescope) and simultaneously broadcast throughout Florida on radio. Moderator Ralph Renick tries valiantly to manage a timer and buzzer mechanism as the candidates argue the issues of the day. There are processing marks through most of film, but otherwise the quality is very good.
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GOV. WAYNE MIXSON INAUGURATION CEREMONY

GOV. WAYNE MIXSON INAUGURATION CEREMONY

Date
1987-01
Description
This is footage of Gov. Wayne Mixson's inauguration ceremony in the Florida Senate Chamber. Gov. Mixson was the first lieutenant governor to assume the office of governor in Florida history and also held the post for the shortest duration of time, three days. Former Governors LeRoy Collins and Gov. Bob Graham are in attendance. Gov. Collins conducts the ceremony. Gov. Graham's election to the US Senate precipitated Mixson's appointment to the governor's office. Produced by WFSU-TV.
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Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
WHOLESOME 1960S FLORIDA WHOLESOME 1960S FLORIDA Dairies
Dolphins
Gambling-Florida
Governors-Florida
Grocery stores
Libraries
Petroleum
Wildlife
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To Reach For TomorrowTo Reach For TomorrowAfrican Americans
Civil rights movement
Governors-Florida
National Democratic Party
Politicians
Politics
Presidents-United States
Promotional films
Vietnam War
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TALLAHASSEE FAMOUS PEOPLE TALLAHASSEE FAMOUS PEOPLE Economic conditions
Education
Governors-Florida
Healthcare
Hospitals
Law enforcement officers
Local government
Politicians
Promotional films
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Selma, Alabama DemonstrationSelma, Alabama DemonstrationAfrican American history
Civil rights
Civil rights movement
Demonstrations
Voting rights
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LEROY COLLINS LIBRARY DEDICATION LEROY COLLINS LIBRARY DEDICATION Ceremonies
Dedications
Governors-Florida
Libraries
Politicians
Promotional films
Speeches
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Interviews With LeRoy Collins For "Great Floridians"Interviews With LeRoy Collins For "Great Floridians"Civil rights
Civil rights movement
Governors--Florida
Interviews
Political campaigns
Politicians
Politics
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Governor LeRoy Collins InaugurationGovernor LeRoy Collins InaugurationGovernors--Florida
Governors--Florida--Inaugural addresses
Gubernatorial elections
Political campaigns
Politics
Politicians
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Governor Leroy Collins Comments on Civil RightsGovernor Leroy Collins Comments on Civil RightsAfrican American history
Civil rights activists
Civil rights movement
Governors-Florida
Politicians
Politics
Race relations
Segregation
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Governor Charley Johns - LeRoy CollinsGovernor Charley Johns - LeRoy CollinsDebates
Governors--Florida
Gubernatorial elections
Political campaigns
Politics
Radio
Television
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GOV. WAYNE MIXSON INAUGURATION CEREMONY GOV. WAYNE MIXSON INAUGURATION CEREMONY Governors-Florida
Governors-Florida-Inaugural addresses
Gubernatorial elections
Inaugurations
Political campaigns
Politicians
Politics
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