|Florida Parades for the ERA by WFSU-TV, 1975||Florida Parades for the ERA by WFSU-TV, 1975||Civil rights|
History, Modern -- 20th century
Equal rights amendments
Florida Parades for the ERA by WFSU-TV, 1975
- Video footage of a pro-Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) demonstration called "Florida Parades for the ERA" at the Governor's Mansion in Tallahassee. The demonstrators, including Betty Friedan and Alan Alda, march to the Capitol where Governor Reubin Askew gives a speech. Produced by WFSU-TV.
|da146||Florida's Wildlife Heritage||Wildlife conservation|
Flora and fauna
Florida's Wildlife Heritage
- This film examines the negative impact humans have had on Florida's environment. The soundtrack begins with gentle flute music as scenes of swamp grasses, flowers and birds at dawn grace the screen. The music soon switches to up-tempo pop as the footage shows surfers, sailboats and sunbathers on the beach. The narrator emphasizes the importance of balancing the environmental needs of humans with the needs of endangered wildlife species through land conservation and wildlife management programs.
A female loggerhead turtle lays eggs on the beach and baby turtles hatch and crawl toward the sea. The film shows a variety of birds, including limpkins, anhingas, hawks, ducks and a red cockaded woodpecker. A gopher turtle eats and burrows in scrubland pine forests, which the narrator describes as "part of an important ecosystem." Through burrowing, the highly adaptable turtle provides habitats for the endangered indigo snake. Footage shows a manatee and her babies swimming as the narrator explains that they are vulnerable to speeding motorboats.
The narrator discusses environmental success stories, such as the passing of laws that protect alligators and the decreased use of pesticides, which improved the health and viability of Brown Pelican eggs. According to the narrator, the best way to protect our "wildlife heritage" is to work together to set aside parcels of land for wildlife and create wildlife parks and wildlife sanctuaries. The film ends with shots of Apalachicola National Forest and Edward Ball Wildlife Foundation signs and additional scenes of animals, flowers, rivers and beaches. This film was produced by the Ed Ball Wildlife Foundation.
|da147||Frank A. Turosik Wildlife Home Movies||Flora and fauna|
National Parks -- Florida
Frank A. Turosik Wildlife Home Movies
- This is a series of short 16mm home movies shot by Ohio native and WWII veteran Frank Turosik during his travels through Florida in the early 1970s. Turosik's love of nature is obvious, as the majority of footage is of birds and other animals at wildlife refuges and nature trails. Film locations include the Gumbo Limbo Trail, Corkscrew Swamp, Everglades National Park, J. N. â€œDing" Darling National Wildlife Refuge, Key West and Fort Clinch.
While the film is somewhat choppy and each segment is short, the number of bird species Turosik captured on film is impressive. Birds in the film include egrets, great blue herons, roseate spoonbills, painted buntings, ibis, anhingas, wood storks, cormorants, woodpeckers, geese and pelicans. Of particular interest are scenes of nesting wood storks and of pelicans executing near vertical dives for fish. Other animals Turosik caught on film include alligators, otters and armadillos. Turosik also captured street scenes in Key West, including shots of the Audubon House, the Fogarty Mansion, Delmonico Restaurant, Sloppy Joes, Duval Street and the Motel Key Lodge on U.S. Highway 1.
|"Learned It in Back Days and Kept It: A Portrait of Lucreaty Clark," 1981||"Learned It in Back Days and Kept It: A Portrait of Lucreaty Clark," 1981||moving images||Farms -- Florida -- Jefferson County -- Lamont|
African American women
African American basket makers
Equipment, Domestic arts
White oak basketry
Water -- Religious aspects
Rites of passage
Belief and custom
"Learned It in Back Days and Kept It: A Portrait of Lucreaty Clark," 1981
- This 1981 documentary focuses on the life of Jefferson County basket weaver Lucreaty Clark, a Florida Folk Heritage Award recipient who learned the tradition from her mother. Clark demonstrates the process, from gathering oak splits to weaving the basket. Clark describes her family history, the importance of religion in her life and in the Black community, and how people in the community have used the baskets. There is also footage of a service at Mount Moriah Primitive Baptist Church in Lamont and historical photographs and video footage of the community.
|Rosemary Barkett Appointed to Florida Supreme Court, 1985||Rosemary Barkett Appointed to Florida Supreme Court, 1985||Courts -- Officials and employees|
Judges -- Florida -- Leon County -- Tallahassee
Women judges -- Florida
Judges -- Selection and appointment
Rosemary Barkett Appointed to Florida Supreme Court, 1985
- This is a segment from WSVN/Miami News center 7 of Governor Bob Graham announcing his appointment of Rosemary Barkett to the Florida Supreme Court. Justice Barkett is the first woman appointed to the court. She is greeted by Justice Joseph A. Boyd, who had a daughter attending law school at the time. Taking her new seat on the Court, Barkett describes the moment as, "a very moving event." Videotaped by Bradley White.
|"Sally Stevens, A Lady Cabbie" by WFSU-TV, 1972||"Sally Stevens, A Lady Cabbie" by WFSU-TV, 1972||Taxicabs|
Women in the professions
"Sally Stevens, A Lady Cabbie" by WFSU-TV, 1972
- An interview with Sally Stevens, the first woman taxi driver in Tallahassee. Stevens drives around downtown Tallahassee describing her experiences as a driver, including what she likes about the job and the difficulties of driving all day.
|Seaboard Coast Line Railroad Freight Train Ride, 1976||Seaboard Coast Line Railroad Freight Train Ride, 1976||Railroads -- Florida -- Leon County -- Tallahassee|
Railroad stations -- Florida -- Leon County -- Tallahassee
Seaboard Coast Line Railroad Freight Train Ride, 1976
- A brakeman sets up cars and links them up to a train. The camera films the engineer and crew in the engine, as well as the landscape rolling by. The train drops cars in a siding and takes off again before stopping at the Tallahassee depot. Produced by WFSU-TV.
|ca320||The Wardlaw-Smith Mansion||Historic preservation|
Historic buildings--Conservation and restoration
The Wardlaw-Smith Mansion
- This film chronicles the purchase and restoration of the Wardlaw-Smith Mansion in Madison by residents William and Sue Goza. Built in 1860 by Benjamin F. Wardlaw, this antebellum mansion served both as a makeshift hospital after the Civil War battle of Olustee and as lodging along the escape route of former U.S. Vice President and Confederate General John C. Breckenridge.
The narrated film includes extensive footage of the house during its restoration. Madison contractor Dawson Rutherford gives an interview on the front porch of the house. He describes the difficulties of working on such a large historic structure and the difficulty of demolishing the Depression-era filling station on the property. Despite this, he believes the mansion will be an enjoyable home for the Goza family and a showplace for the Madison community.
Upon completion of the restoration, people move antique furniture back into the mansion. In the library and parlor, William Goza recounts the history of the home and expresses his hope that the people of Florida and Madison County will preserve and enjoy the house for many years to come. This film was produced by North Florida Films.
|Their Game is Golf, 1971||Their Game is Golf, 1971||Golf |
African American women golfers
Their Game is Golf, 1971
- The film starts with brief bios of golfers from the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LGPA). The narrator shares the history of women playing golf dating back to Mary Queen of Scots in the 16th century, and Betsy Rawls gives the history of the LPGA with footage of Petty Berg and Babe Zaharias playing in 1951 and Betsy Rawls and Jackie Pung playing in 1953. Player Shirley Englehorn explains how she came to love golf and the difficulties of being a professional player. Arnold Palmer speaks about the state of women's golf in the United States. The film includes additional interviews with and footage of players in the LPGA. The latter half of the film is about the 1971 Sears Women's World Classic held in Port St. Lucie, Florida, which was won by Ruth Jessen.
|ea051||This Good Land We Love! The Story of Wildlife Conservation and the Edward Ball Wildlife Foundation||moving image||/fpc/memory/omeka_images/video/thumbnails90px/EA051.jpg
This Good Land We Love! The Story of Wildlife Conservation and the Edward Ball Wildlife Foundation
- 1972 (circa)
- Edward Ball was the longtime associate and brother-in-law of financier Alfred I. Dupont. He became trustee and manager of the Dupont Estates as well as leader of the St. Joe Paper Corporation in North Florida. This narrated film includes color footage and descriptions of four Florida wildlife sanctuaries created by the Edward Ball Wildlife Foundation.
The film begins with a reading of Joyce Kilmer's poem "Trees" over scenes of wildlife, including geese and other birds, followed by shots of Edward Ball strolling through a wooded area. The narrator describes Ball's belief in the importance of preserving endangered animal and plant species as well as his admiration for Teddy Roosevelt and forester, politician and conservationist Gifford Pinchot.
The film continues with visits to each wildlife sanctuary, including the University of West Florida near Pensacola, Wakulla Springs near St. Marks, the Box R Ranch near Apalachicola and Southwood Farms near Tallahassee. Students and school groups enjoy nature at UWF, where a tour for the visually impaired takes place. The Wakulla Springs segment includes exterior shots of the Wakulla Springs Lodge and wildlife boat tours. Wild geese and deer figure prominently throughout the film, which also includes scenes of limpkins, egrets, ducks, raccoons and alligators foraging for food. An alligator catches and eats a duck.
Most scenes are backed by lush music while the narrator describes the feeding habits of animals and the work of foundation employees. Throughout the film, the narrator reiterates Edward Ball's belief that pristine lands, wildlife species and the "natural wonders of the world" must be preserved for the understanding and enjoyment of future generations. The film concludes with quotes about man's place in nature and a quote from the book of Revelations: "Hurt not the Earth." This film was produced by John Appleyard Agency Inc.