Discover Native America Part Two

320515
Date
1993
Collection
Video
Description
Part two of raw footage for Seminole Tribe Production titled Discover Native America. Includes ceremonial dance competitions; ceremonial chanting and drumming; Native American craftsmen; musical performance by James Billie and Seminole fashion show.
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Discover Native America Part One

320934
Date
1993
Collection
Video
Description
Part one of raw footage for Seminole Tribe Production titled Discover Native America.This video includes footage of Bettie Mae Jumper telling a story; Paul Simmons explaining alligator wrestling; ceremonial dance competitions; ceremonial chanting and drumming; interview with dancer Garlend J.C.; young dance competitor Brittney Morris and a Native American ventriloquist.
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Betty Skelton Day

232397
Date
July 11, 1948
Collection
Video
Description
Footage of a ceremony honoring Betty Skelton, the U.S. Feminine Aerobatic Stunt Flying Champion, held at the Tampa, Florida Airport. The US Army Air Corps Band plays as Betty Skelton appears and waves to the camera. A number of planes are shown performing aerial stunts and trick flying. A biplane tows a banner that reads "It's here - Fort Pitt Beer!!" For the finale Betty Skelton climbs inside a modified North American P-51 Mustang and zips around showing off her flight technique. When she lands she is presented with a bundle of flowers as she speaks to a crowd of spectators. Produced by Tampa Home Movie.
Video Details
7:38; B&W; silent; FLBA004; Media 1979-10
Footage of a ceremony

Governor LeRoy Collins Inauguration

232461
Date
1955
Collection
Video
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.
Video Details
24:05; B&W; sound; V-78 CA175; S. 828
and ceremony of the inauguration

Florida Development Commission Presentation to FSU Archives

253049
Date
23-Dec-64
Collection
Video
Description
This film shows the presentation of FDC films to the FSU photographic Archives. It features: Charles Campbell and Wendell Jarrard of the FDC; President Gordon Blackwell; Allen Morris, Collection Founder; and Roger Stalse. Produced by the FDC.
Video Details
1:40; b&w; sound; V-13 AA091; S. 828
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Reverend C.K. Steele (Part I)

232431
Date
1979
Collection
Video
Description
This film begins with a church function at which a variety of people speak. The Reverend C.K. Steele is in attendance but does not speak. There is footage of a demonstration outside the Capitol, and an interview with FSU President Bernie Sliger, who talks about Steele receiving his honorary doctorate degree from Florida State. Also included is footage of the ceremony at which Steele receives the degree. There is an interview with Steele at his home in Tallahassee. The film ends with segments of an interview with the owner of Speed's Grocery, who discusses racial concerns in Tallahassee during the 1950s and 1960s. Produced by WFSU-TV.
Video Details
11:13; color; sound; BA209
is footage of the ceremony

Governor Claude Kirk Wedding Pageantry

243141
Date
March 17, 1967
Collection
Video
Description
Shimmering lounge music accompanies scenes from Governor Claude Kirk’s wedding celebration. There is footage of Governor Kirk and his wife Erika Mattfeld Kirk at their pre-wedding dinner party, arriving at the Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea for the ceremony, and their wedding reception at the Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach. President Richard Nixon is among those in attendance. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.
Video Details
9:55; color; sound; V-206 RW#17
-by-the-Sea for the ceremony, and their wedding

County with a Future

252963
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Description
This film gives viewers a look around Putnam County , showing recreation, scenery, residences, festivals, schools, public buildings, downtown, shopping and the courthouse ground-breaking ceremony. Viewers see potatoes, flowers, cattle and poultry. Other scenes include the St. Johns River, trains, the airport, the paper and wood industries, fishing, football, a boat race, Ravine Gardens State Park, Cross Florida Barge Canal and a rodeo. Produced by Hallmark International Releasing Group; sponsored by the Board of Commissioners of Putnam County.
Video Details
13:25;color; sound; V-15 BA080; S. 828
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Buccaneer Conquest

252919
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Description
This film shows the Gasparilla Celebration, which began in 1904, as it was done in the 1950s. The pirates invade and a wonderfully colorful event follows. Businessmen are made up as pirates and lose all inhibitions as they participate in the parades and pageants. Emmett Kelly, as Weary Willie, appears in the film and an amphibious tank escorts the ship into the harbor. A high-wire artist walks between the ship's masts. This was filmed in Kodachrome.
Video Details
27:00; color; sound; V-98 DA058; S. 828
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Three Fathoms to a Fortune

253564
Date
early 1970s
Collection
Video
Description
This film describes the "Real 8 Co. "and their treasure hunting efforts. It shows equipment preparation, divers going down, finding a mass of coins in a lump and raising the mass. A man from the Florida State Board of Antiquities takes notes. It shows the opening ceremony of the Museum of Sunken Treasure in Cape Canaveral on June 29, 1968. Viewers see museum dioramas, doubloons, pieces of 8 and china. The sound track at the beginning is bad, but it becomes normal after a few minutes.
Video Details
13:35; color; sound; V-90 BA028; S. 828
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Japanese Governors Visit Florida

253273
Date
18-May-64
Collection
Video
Description
In this film, Gov. and First Lady Bryant greet 10 Japanese governors and their wives as they arrive at Tallahassee Municipal Airport. There is a large welcome ceremony at the Governor's Mansion. Later, the governors tour the Capitol, Supreme Court and Tallahassee Junior Museum. They are also seen visiting the Ringling Museum in Sarasota, boating in Fort Lauderdale and visiting the Seaquarium. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.
Video Details
12:52; b&w; silent, V-235 BA343; S. 828
. There is a large welcome ceremony

Governor Fuller Warren Inauguration

232460
Date
1964
Collection
Video
Description
This film features pre-inaugural scenes of Governor Fuller Warren, the Cabinet, Supreme Court, and Legislative leaders. The new governor greets his niece and nephew on the porch of the Governor's Mansion. He checks the barbecue preparations for the big event. The film shows an organizational meeting with his Cabinet where each member is introduced. Legislative leaders are presented. The new Supreme Court Building is shown and the members are introduced. The footage of the inauguration ceremony shows the front of the Capitol and good wide shots of the audience and news people. Viewers see the governor cutting cake, eating barbecue, and appearing with B.K. Roberts, soon-to-be Chief Justice of the Florida Supreme Court. The footage of the parade has great floats and shows Roberts sitting next to Governor Warren in the reviewing stand.
Video Details
8:45; B&W; sound; V-66 BA050; S. 828
of the inauguration ceremony shows

Challenge Accepted

244390
Date
1963
Collection
Video
Description
This film gives an overview of the State Legislature, showing opening ceremonies and swearing in of new legislators by Florida Supreme Court justices B.K. Roberts and Millard Caldwell. Viewers see speeches given at joint session with a rousing address by Governor Farris Bryant. The film describes the jobs of various members of the Legislature, showing legislators going about their daily tasks. There are scenes of bills being argued and voted on. There are scenes of Governor Bryant signing a bill and giving a press conference. There are also excerpts showing the news media of the day. There is footage of the wives’ galleries and behind-the-scenes workers. The film ends with the traditional handkerchief drop, “sine die,” signaling the end of session. Produced by the Florida Development Commission and Leroy Crooks.
Video Details
1963 / 28:00; color; sound; V-10 DA020; S. 828
ceremonies and swearing in of new

Florida Folk Festival 1964

253053
Date
30-Jun-64
Collection
Video
Description
This film contains footage of participants and performers at the 1964 Florida Folk Festival held at the Stephen Foster Memorial in White Springs, Florida. It opens with scenes of the Stephen Foster Memorial. A "town crier" announces the start of the Florida Folk Festival. Seminoles open the festival with a ceremonial "Green Corn Dance" and "Buffalo Dance." One Seminole, Chief Billie Bowlegs III, keeps time with a turtle-shell rattle. Folk Festival footage documents a plethora of participants, including many types of folk dancers, musicians, choirs, jump ropers, sacred harp singers, spiritual singers, storytellers, crafters and quilters. Well-known folklorist Alton C. Morris was an adviser on the film. The Amigo Male Singers provided the music. Produced by the Stephen Foster Memorial Commission.
Video Details
13:03; color; sound; V-203 FLBA003; S. 1579; Media 1979-9
Type
Moving Image
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Governor Kirk Inauguration Scenes

267772
Date
1/3/1967
Collection
Video
Description
This footage features a variety of scenes from the inaugural ceremonies for Florida’s 36th Governor, Governor Claude Kirk, Florida's 36th Governor. Scenes include: the presentation of dignitaries; outgoing Governor Haydon Burns' speech; the oath of office for the Superintendent of Public Instruction (a cabinet post); music by the Florida A&M University, and Florida State University, marching bands; delivery of the Great Seal of the State of Florida to the new governor; and Governor Kirk's speech.
Video Details
21:01; color; sound; CA177; V-254
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GOV. WAYNE MIXSON INAUGURATION CEREMONY

253212
Date
Jan-87
Collection
Video
Video Details
55:10; color; sound; V-44 S. 1239
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.
INAUGURATION CEREMONY

PALM BEACH ARTS FESTIVAL

253374
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
10:30; color; sound; V-113 BA114; S. 828
Description
This film starts with a procession and church ceremony dedicated to the arts. Ballet rehearsals are shown, followed by the young dancers cavorting outside on the lawn. Finally, two dancers perform on-stage at the Palm Beach Playhouse. Produced by FDC.
procession and church ceremony

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, Washington nuclear plant. More shots of the display hall are shown. The location is Orlando. Produced by FDC.
at a ribbon-cutting ceremony

SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS - FLORIDA BARGE CANAL/ CUBA

253459
Date
ca. 1960s
Collection
Video
Description
Sen. George Smathers comments on the construction of the Florida Barge Canal and a groundbreaking ceremony in Jacksonville attended by President Lyndon Johnson. He mentions the Florida East Coast Railway strike. He also comments on an international ban on trade with Cuba. Produced by the Senate Recording Studios.
Video Details
4:37; b&w; sound; V-180 AA288; M89-17
Ceremonies

FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY HISTORY (Part 7)

253114
Date
1980s
Collection
Video
Description
This film shows synchronized swimming, the Flying High Circus, theater, cheerleading, dance, views of campus, an interview with President Sliger and graduation ceremonies. Produced by WFSU-TV.
Video Details
22:00; color; some sound; V-134 CA258; S.1239
and graduation ceremonies. Produced

SEMINOLE INDIANS

253437
Date
Late 1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
31:02; b&w; sound and silent; V-201 FLEA001; S. 1579; Media 1979-4
Description
This was filmed at the dedication ceremony for a Seminole Indian recreation center at Brighton Reservation. Howard Tiger is interviewed regarding the Seminole Cattle Raising program while American Indian children play a high-jump game in the background. A Native American dressed in traditional Seminole attire addresses attendees of the dedication ceremony. The Seminole Tribe Board of Directors are introduced. Billie Osceola, Bill Osceola, Tobey John, Jimmy Cypress, Mike Osceola, Frank Billie and President Howard Tiger are present. Seminole expert Albert Devane of Lake Placid comments on the history of the Seminoles and the Seminole Wars. Jimmy Cypress is shown raising the American flag at the recreation center dedication while several Seminole children hold their hands over their hearts and recite the Pledge of Allegiance. There is additional dedication ceremony footage, some of which is silent. The segment ends with Howard Tiger making additional remarks about the Seminole Cattle Program.
at the dedication ceremony for a Seminole

OPENING EXERCISES: 1965 SENATE

253361
Date
1965
Collection
Video
Video Details
40:25; color; sound; V-220 EA036; S.828
Description
The Florida Senate chamber is resplendent with flora for the opening ceremonies of the 1965 Florida Senate session. Gov. Haydon Burns and his wife join the senators and their families as Sen. James Conner is elected new Senate President. Before retiring from his post, standing Senate President Callaway jovially presents his successor with an oversized gavel to utilize in times that may require it. President Conner makes a lengthy speech. Next, Edwin Frazier and Leroy Atkinson are elected Senate Secretary and Sergeant at Arms respectively. Produced by Barton Films and the Florida Development Commission.
ceremonies of the 1965 Florida

GOV. LAWTON CHILES SPEAKING AT BOYS STATE

253193
Date
early 1970s
Collection
Video
Video Details
3:43; color; sound, V-244 AA471; S.1239
Description
This is footage of Lawton Chiles as a Florida Legislator, speaking at a ceremony for graduates of the American Legion's Boys State program. Produced by WFSU-TV.
Legislator, speaking at a ceremony

AEROJET GENERAL CORPORATION

252867
Date
1964
Collection
Video
Video Details
5:00; b&w; sound; V-45 AA138; S. 828
Description
This film shows the Aerojet facility in Dade County, maker of solid fuel rocket engines and the fuel they use. Viewers see the opening ceremony of the facility with Governor Farris Bryant and FDC Chairman Wendell Jarrard. The film shows a Polaris at the end. Produced by FDC.
ceremony of the facility

BLACK ARCHIVES/ BATTLE OF NATURAL BRIDGE

252901
Date
1975
Collection
Video
Video Details
11:21; color; sound; V-218 BA384; S.1239
Description
This film has footage of the Black Archives commemoration ceremonies in Tallahassee. Dr. Benjamin Smith of Florida A&M University comments on growing up in Monticello. Mrs. Adderley comments on Julian "Cannonball" Adderley's inclusion in the archives. A former FAMU athlete donates the Cleve Abbott Award of 1963 to the archives. In the next segment, Civil War reenactors recreate the battle of Natural Bridge near Tallahassee. Produced by WFSU-TV.
ceremonies in Tallahassee. Dr

BUCCANEER CONQUEST OF TAMPA

252918
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
13:02; color; sound; V-21 BA069; S. 828
Description
In this film, "pirates" capture hostages, hoist a jolly roger and start the Gasparilla Celebration in Tampa. Viewers see "pirates" being made up. Some attack the Goodyear Blimp and the rest ride into town aboard the three-masted ship Jose Gaspar. There is a parade and the crowning of the new "King Gasparilla." Produced by Creative Film and Sound.
Ceremonies

STEPHEN FOSTER CENTER DEDICATION

253132
Date
1979
Collection
Video
Video Details
11:02; color; sound; V-186 BA227; S. 828
Description
This film shows Secretary of State Bruce Smathers speaking at the dedication and ribbon-cutting of the Stephen Foster Memorial Center in White Springs, Florida at the opening of the 23rd Annual Florida Folk Festival. "Cousin" Thelma Boltin, the Florida Folk Festival director, presents Secretary Smathers with a traditional Florida Seminole jacket. Smathers thanks a Seminole family for the jacket. There is additional footage of folk musicians performing music.
Ceremonies

MALCOLM JOHNSON

253277
Date
1-Feb-78
Collection
Video
Video Details
23:00; color; sound, V-241 DA144; S.1239
Description
This is a rough work film for a WFSU-TV special on Malcolm Johnson, a Tallahassee civic leader and longtime journalist with the Tallahassee Democrat. Mr. Johnson discusses his decision to retire from full-time journalism and work instead at his hobby of smithing silver and pewter jewelry. He is shown in his shop with some of his materials, in the woods, at an awards ceremony and at the Tallahassee Democrat offices. Produced by WFSU-TV.
, at an awards ceremony

NOW HEAR THIS

253353
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
14:08; color; sound; V-69 CA033; S. 828
Description
Jimmy Powers, former sports editor, Navy Commander and college professor, narrates this film. Students of the Sanford Naval Academy row, march and study as the school's philosophy and techniques are described. The wide variety of sports offered covers a major portion of the film. Viewers see local amenities and a graduation ceremony at the end of this sales or recruiting film.
graduation ceremony at the end

LT. GOV. RAY OSBORNE OATH OF OFFICE

253369
Date
7-Jan-69
Collection
Video
Video Details
10:14; b&w; sound; V-221 BA382; S.1239
Description
This film shows the oath of office ceremony for Lt. Gov. Ray C. Osborne in the Florida Senate. Lt. Gov. Osborne was the first official appointed to the position of lieutenant governor following the restoration of the office in the revision of the state constitution in 1968. Lt. Gov. Osborne makes a speech, followed by comments by Gov. Claude Kirk. There are many in-camera edits. Produced by WFSU-TV.
of office ceremony for Lt. Gov

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