Governor Charley Johns - LeRoy Collins

232388
Date
1954
Collection
Video
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 ...
Video Details
42:18; B&W; sound; V-97; EA010; S. 828

Interviews With LeRoy Collins For "Great Floridians"

232428
Date
1970s
Collection
Video
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...
Video Details
19:50; color & B&W; sound; V-146

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 th...
Video Details
24:05; B&W; sound; V-78 CA175; S. 828

Governor Leroy Collins Comments on Civil Rights

253195
Date
1970s
Collection
Video
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 f...
Video Details
10:00; color; sound, V-239 BA356; S.1239

A Great Floridian

253220
Date
1981
Collection
Video
Description
This film provides a history of Gov. LeRoy Collins, from birth to 1981. The introduction is by Burt Reynolds and there are tributes by others throughout the film. It covers civil rights in the South and Gov. Collins' role. It has good footage of the Collins family, the Selma demonstrations, Dr. Mart...
Video Details
39:25; color; sound; V-140 S. 1239

Selma, Alabama Demonstration

243485
Date
1965
Collection
Video
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....
Video Details
10:42; B&W; silent; V-142 S. 1239

Fifteen Years with 4-WTVJ

245398
Date
1964
Collection
Video
Description
Host Ralph Rennick shows footage and stories that Miami TV station WTVJ collected in its first 15 years on the air. Mitchell Wolfson, co-host, founded the station, as well as Wometco Enterprises. There are scenes of the 1951 Orange Bowl Parade, the 1951 Senate Crime Hearings in Dade County on gamb...
Video Details
1964/29:25; B&W; sound; V-95 DA044; S. 828

Gov. LeRoy Collins on Civil Rights

253194
Date
22-May-80
Collection
Video
Description
Gov. LeRoy Collins reflects on the civil rights movement in an interview with a WFSU-TV reporter. He states that during his tenure as governor he felt that change had to come peacefully in order to be effective. He comments that his experiences with civil rights leaders and as Commissioner of the Co...
Video Details
8:35; color; sound, V-239 BA334; S.1239

To Reach For Tomorrow

253576
Date
1968
Collection
Video
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. Collin...
Video Details
30:00; b&w; Sound; V-139 S. 828

Florida Forward

253057
Date
Late 1950s
Collection
Video
Description
The key to the FDC collection, this film tells in Kodachrome the story of the Florida Development Commission and the materials they handle, including brochures, coupons and photos. It shows photographers at work with models. The cinematographer uses a Kodak Cine-Special and one photographer goes und...
Video Details
20:00; color; sound; V-6 CA044; S.1579

GATOR BOWL 1956

253149
Date
1956
Collection
Video
Video Details
24:44; color; sound; V-96 DA049; S. 828
Description
This film is the 1956 Gator Bowl featuring Georgia Tech versus Pittsburgh. Viewers see Mayor Haydon Burns of Jacksonville and Gov. LeRoy Collins. CBS handled the television coverage. The halftime show is lots of fun.

GOV. REUBIN ASKEW

253165
Date
1983
Collection
Video
Video Details
12:17; color; sound; V-153 P93-013
Description
Former Gov. LeRoy Collins introduces Reubin Askew on the steps of the Grove in Tallahassee. Askew announces his candidacy for president of the United States. Footage includes shots of State Rep. Lee Moffit; US Sen. Lawton Chiles; first lady Adele Graham; and Mary Call Collins. Videotaped by Bradley ...

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. ...

LEROY COLLINS LIBRARY DEDICATION

252954
Date
1993
Collection
Video
Video Details
58:00; color; sound; V-169
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 Commissione...

GOV. FARRIS BRYANT INAUGURATION

253171
Date
3-Jan-61
Collection
Video
Video Details
45:45; color; sound; V-85 EA015; S. 828
Description
This film starts with scenes of a gala party for Bryant on the day before inauguration. Next are scenes of a pre-inauguration breakfast at FSU gym. Gov. Collins and Gov. Bryant make the traditional limousine ride from the Governor's mansion to the Capitol for the ceremony. The film shows the press c...

GOV. LEROY COLLINS INTERVIEW ON REV. C.K. STEELE

253196
Date
22-May-80
Collection
Video
Video Details
3:38; color; sound, V-239 AA435; S.1239
Description
Gov. Collins discusses his relationship with Dr. Martin Luther King and the Rev. C.K. Steele and their efforts to help abolish segregation. He mentions his own personal beliefs on the subject, with specific comments pertaining to segregated lunch counters. This footage is a rough final interview edi...

GOV. BOB GRAHAM 1979 INAUGURATION

253199
Date
Jan-79
Collection
Video
Video Details
60:00; color; sound; V-147 S. 1239
Description
This is coverage of the first inauguration of Gov. Bob Graham. LeRoy Collins delivers an opening statement and then introduces Graham's Cabinet. Commissioner of Education Ralph Turlington, Commissioner of Agriculture Doyle Connor, Treasurer and Insurance Commissioner Bill Gunter, Comptroller Gerald ...

GOV. BOB GRAHAM 1983 INAUGURATION

253200
Date
Jan-83
Collection
Video
Video Details
60:00; color; sound; V-144 S. 1239
Description
This is Florida Public Television's coverage of the January 4, 1983 second inauguration of Gov. Bob Graham. The film covers the inauguration and shows earlier footage of previous governors and their inaugurations. There are short clips of the inaugural ceremonies of governors Askew, Burns, Caldwell,...

"FIRST FEDERAL VIP"

253020
Date
1-Jan-58
Collection
Video
Video Details
27:58; b&w; sound; V-204 EA025; M89-17
Description
This is kinescope footage of Sen. George Smathers appearing on the "First Federal VIP" television show, hosted by former Florida Sen. Harry King. Sen. King opens the show with a brief biography of Sen. Smathers, calling him, "an exciting, stimulating and worthwhile American." Next, there is an adver...

FLORIDA GOVERNORS WITH PROMINENT POLITICAL FIGURES

253061
Date
1960s and 1970s
Collection
Video
Video Details
13:00; color; silent and sound; V-208 BA318; S.1239
Description
This film includes still shots of Gov. Claude Kirk with his wife Erika giving speeches and talking with Gov. LeRoy Collins (silent). Gov. Reubin Askew introduces US Sen. Edmund Muskie, who has been invited to attend a Florida Cabinet session. He compares Florida's unique Cabinet system to the execut...

TALLAHASSEE FAMOUS PEOPLE

253553
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
31:00; color; sound; V-121 EA018; S.1239
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 Rud...

WHOLESOME 1960S FLORIDA

253632
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
29:30; b&w; silent and sound; V-194 EA032; S.1239
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 st...

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