Roxcy Bolton

254525
Date
2001
Collection
Video
Description
In this 2001 oral history interview with Coral Gables Television, Roxcy Bolton discusses her descent from a pioneer Mississippi farming family and how the values instilled by that background led to her life of social activism. She recounts her experiences working with political figures to effect so...
Video Details
27:07; color; sound; M94-1.
Activism

All Us Kids Love Florida

252870
Date
7/23/1962
Collection
Video
Video Details
6:20; b&w; sound; V-92 BA191; S. 828
Description
This film shows the Diplomat Hotel and Country Club, featuring the supervised children's activities available there. The kids play in the pool, have swimming lessons, play Ping-Pong and learn some dance steps. They participate in other activities, including a field trip to a Seminole Village, allowi...
's activities available there

Reflections of the Good Life

253415
Date
ca. 1970
Collection
Video
Description
This film shows the good life in Palm Beach, including all the fun in the sun activities, as well as a giant slide, lawn bowling, ice skating, hockey, roller derby, the pari-mutuels, baseball spring training and polo. Viewers see electronics industries, a research submarine, agriculture, cattle, hor...
Video Details
13:31; color; sound; V-67 CA139; S. 828
and leisure activities are shown

Florida Rebuilds

253085
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Description
In this documentary about the Apalachee Correctional Institution, the camera follows staff member Paul McCarty, who plays an inmate at the facility. The film documents his stay at the institute from arrival and rehabilitation to release on parole. Rehabilitation activities include church services, a...
Video Details
22:00; color; sound V-229; S.828
true

Florida's Water Wonderland

253124
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
14:25; b&w; sound, V-244 CA285; S. 828
Description
This film spotlights the attractions of Panama City, Florida and Bay County with a special emphasis on water, "the unifying thread between industry and recreation." Recreational activities such as boating, fishing and amusement parks precede a brief overview of Panama City's business and manufacturi...
true

Scenes of Daily Life and Leisure in 1920s Sebring, Florida

322151
Date
1920s
Collection
Video
Description
This 1920s film footage begins with the highlights of the Highlands County Fair before transitioning into scattered scenes of daily domestic and public life in Sebring, Florida. Footage of downtown Sebring captures images of residents milling about near identifiable businesses like Hotel Roanoke, Hi...
Video Details
26:15; B&W; silent
true

Floridians Travel to Europe, 1920s

322152
Date
1920s
Collection
Video
Description
This home movie footage captures scenes of European travel in the 1920s. It opens on the deck of a cruise ship, and includes footage of the various leisure activities (shuffleboard, skeet shooting, and smoking) happening aboard. The film then transitions into daily life in 1920s Oxford, England, and...
Video Details
14:15; B&W; Silent
true

Democrats and Republicans in Convention

232387
Date
1972
Collection
Video
Description
This film shows activities in Miami Beach during the Republican and Democratic conventions of 1972. It showcases the Miami Beach Convention Center with footage of a circus, industry shows and ice shows. Viewers also see demonstrators; candidates Richard Nixon, Spiro Agnew and George McGovern; and ot...
Video Details
13:30; color; sound; V-22; CA130, S. 828
activities in Miami Beach during

Lemon Sun

267741
Collection
Video
Description
This film features highlights of the Ft. Myers/Lee County area as an attractive place to live and play. A full day is covered, showing workers beginning their day as the sun rises. As the day progresses, a variety of activities are shown, including: boating, golfing, skiing, playing at the beach, ...
Video Details
17:42; color; sound; CA060; V-251
true

Unusual World of Florida

253592
Date
ca. 1964
Collection
Video
Description
This film begins with aerials of a Fort Lauderdale airboat ride, swamp buggies in Naples, Corkscrew Swamp, animals along the Wakulla River and Cypress Gardens. It then shows a chrysanthemum farm, Castillo de San Marcos (St. Augustine), Bok Tower and Citrus Tower. Stephen Foster Memorial is next with...
Video Details
12:53; color; sound; V-74 BA019; S. 828
true

Sarasota Army Airfield Training Footage and Home Movies

295839
Date
1944
Collection
Video
Video Details
31:22; B&W; silent; V-256; BA439
Description
Leased to the Army Air Corps in early 1942, the newly constructed Sarasota Bradenton Airport became the Sarasota Army Airfield during World War II. Initially a 620-acre facility, the Army added 250 acres to the site in the course of its use. The 97th Bombardment Group transferred in March 1942 from ...
and training activities throughout

Hugh Downs for Florida

267768
Collection
Video
Video Details
15:25; B&W; sound; CA152; V-254
Description
This footage contains several clips of Hugh Downs promoting Florida on the Today Show. Downs opens with a reading of the day's temperatures in Florida, then discusses the wide variety of activities one can enjoy in the Sunshine State, including: fishing; boating; shuffleboard; skiing; rodeo; diving...
Type
Image
of activities one can enjoy

TIME OF YOUR LIFE

253565
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
7:57; color; sound; V-107 BA072; S. 828
Description
This film shows all of the "fun in the sun" activities at Panama City Beach.
of the "fun in the sun" activities

FLORIDA STATE PRISON: HOME MOVIES, PT. I

253105
Date
ca. 1946-1952
Collection
Video
Video Details
60:00; color; silent V-231
Description
This video compiles many home movies documenting various activities at the Florida State Prison in Raiford. The first half features recreational activities, including a boxing match between inmates and US Navy servicemen, a football game between prisoners and Air Force servicemen at Patrick Air Base...
various activities

FLORIDA AT THE FAIR

253036
Date
1964
Collection
Video
Video Details
11:00; color; sound; V-4 BA006; S. 828
Description
Gov. Farris Bryant introduces and narrates this film. It shows Florida's pavilion at the New York World's Fair, along with the acts and activities available there. Produced by FDC.
and activities available there

FLORIDA STATE HOSPITAL

253099
Date
early 1970s
Collection
Video
Video Details
11:10; color; sound; V-119 BA218; S.1239
Description
This film is a history of Florida State Hospital in Chattahoochee, Florida. It shows the grounds of the hospital, staff and patients. Individual staff members go over special activities, training programs and equipment. Produced by WFSU-TV.
activities, training programs

RIVER RANCH RESORT

253420
Date
1970s
Collection
Video
Video Details
11:00; color; sound; V-113 BA037; S. 828
Description
This is a resort public relations film. It is a Florida-style dude ranch. The cowboys and cowgirls drink Chablis and eat shrimp. It has all the usual fun in the sun activities. Produced by McLeod Films.
fun in the sun activities

TREASURE ISLAND

253582
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
13:55; color; sound; V-87 CA091; S. 828
Description
This film gives a look at St. Petersburg's Treasure Island. It shows the single-span Sunshine Skyway and all the usual Florida activities and pastimes, including a fish-fry and a ski show with Santa Claus arriving by water.
the usual Florida activities

EXPANDING THE CORRECTIONAL HORIZON

253011
Date
1970s
Collection
Video
Video Details
17:00; color; sound V-228; P97-002
Description
This video explains the Division of Corrections' program for preparing inmates for their return to society after incarceration. The Corrections Training Institute provided data entry, welding, agricultural and vocational training to inmates. In addition, the program stressed the importance of improv...
participating in training activities

FLORIDA INDUSTRIES EXPOSITION 1964

253072
Date
Apr-64
Collection
Video
Video Details
8:10; b&w; sound; V-12 BA034; S.828
Description
After brief introduction, Gov. Farris Bryant gives a speech. Wendell Jarrard, Chairman of FDC, gives a speech at a ribbon-cutting ceremony, using a uranium-tipped wand that activates a General Electric knife. Miss Florida waves the wand, which was used by President Kennedy to start the Hanford, Wash...
that activates a General Electric

FYI: SENATOR FROM PALATKA; B.C. PEARCE

253139
Date
1965
Collection
Video
Video Details
28:30; b&w; sound; V-88 DA052; S. 828
Description
This is a program in WTVJ's "FYI" series that shows B.C. Pearce, the senator from Palatka who called himself the "number one Porkchopper" in the Florida Legislature. It also has ads for Dade Federal Savings and Loan. The film profiles the senator as a business man and politician. It includes intervi...
of Putnam County activities.

GOV. FARRIS BRYANT HIGHWAY PROGRAM STATEMENTS

253169
Date
Jan-64
Collection
Video
Video Details
5:16; b&w; sound; V-219 AA451; S. 828
Description
Gov. Bryant praises the success of the Florida Turnpike Authority upon the opening of the completed Sunshine State Parkway. He also comments on the upcoming commemoration activities for I-75 and plans to expand Florida's "attractive and modern" highway system to benefit from its implementation. Prod...
activities for I-75 and plans

HOMETOWN FLORIDA

253253
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
14:00; color; sound; V-104 CA204; S. 828
Description
This film is composed of scenes of life in and around Bartow. It is a good "slice of life" of the 1950s in a small town. It shows some phosphate mining, the citrus industry and the cattle industry. It also shows Bartow Air Base, family life, agriculture, and youth activities such as baseball, 4-H an...
, and youth activities

INVITATION TO A WINTER

253269
Date
1957
Collection
Video
Video Details
14:40; color; sound; V-52 CA162; S. 828
Description
This film shows homes, downtown, a garden party and a rowing crew race. Viewers see golfers, a Lion's Club fish fry, fishing, swimming, an Easter egg hunt, Little League baseball, churches, a train station, hotels, shuffleboard, shopping, cultural activities and boating. The film also shows Rollins ...
, shopping, cultural activities

MIAMI PREVIEW

253323
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
9:05; color; sound; V-51 BA059; S. 828
Description
This film shows all sporting activities available in the Miami area. It also shows some nightlife, a Cuban Festival, the Orange Bowl, Vizcaya, cultural offerings, dining, shopping, the Miami Seaquarium and frolicking on the beach. Viewers also see Cape Florida State Park with the lighthouse, the Eve...
sporting activities available

RALPH NADER IN TALLAHASSEE

253343
Date
1970s
Collection
Video
Video Details
24:32; color; sound, V-241 DA143; S.1239
Description
Ralph Nader is seen arriving at the Tallahassee Airport, where he answers a few questions for reporters. There is extensive footage of Ralph Nader speaking at Rudy Diamond Auditorium on the Florida State University campus on the subject of student and social activism and the importance of being an i...
of student and social activism

PENSACOLA PANORAMA

253380
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
13:05; color; sound; V-71 CA113; S. 828
Description
This film attempts to show what life is like in Pensacola. It shows the Naval Aerospace Medical Institute, home of Miss Baker, the United States' first live space traveler. Viewers also see the Naval Aviation Museum, the Blue Angels Flight Demonstration Team, cultural activities, homes, schools and ...
activities, homes, schools

WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL

253629
Date
19-Jan-75
Collection
Video
Video Details
9:10; color; sound; V-188 BA248; S.1239
Description
The University of Illinois "Whiz Kids" participate in a benefit game sponsored by the Tallahassee Disabled Citizens of Action. A representative from the Tallahassee group comments on hardships the physically-challenged face in their daily lives, such as architectural barriers and societal prejudices...
-related activities such as square dancing

FLORIDA DERBY FESTIVAL '82

253047
Date
1982
Collection
Video
Video Details
13:50; color; sound; V-11 CA100; S. 828
Description
In this film, viewers see the Broward County area and pre-race activities, including a 10K run with Olympic champion Frank Shorter and runner Bill Rogers participating. There is a ball with Vice President Walter Mondale attending. The half-time show includes the FSU Flying High Circus. Viewers see a...
and pre-race activities

FLORIDA AND THE SPACECENTER : PARTNERS IN PROGRESS

253095
Date
Late 1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
22:15; color; sound; V-7 DA013; S.828
Description
This film gives a little early space program history and then describes the economic impact that space-related industry has on several counties close to Cape Canaveral. It informs the viewer that utilities and other infrastructure needed to be improved and expanded. As the population grew, so did le...
, so did leisure activities

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