Florida's Canal Main Street

245871
Date
Mid-1960s
Collection
Video
Description
Gov. Haydon Burns introduces this film describing the reasons, location and other details of the Cross Florida Barge Canal. The canal was being built at the time the film was made. The film has illustrations showing proposed design, testimony by the geologist, sequences of Florida industry, footage ...
Video Details
15:00; color; sound; V-11 CA006; S. 828

Apollo and Gemini

252882
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Description
This film shows actual space footage, Cape Kennedy footage, and spacecraft construction footage. It shows a launch and a spacewalk. Produced by WFSU-TV.
Video Details
30:00; color; silent; V-128 DA065; S.1239

Waters of Destiny

232410
Date
Late 1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
25:50; color; sound; DA046, s.828
Description
This film uses actual hurricane footage to show the damage from uncontrolled storm water, describing how the Army Corps of Engineers and the Central and Southern Florida Flood Control District tamed the Everglades. The melodramatic narration combined with outstanding footage of storms and floods mak...

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

City With A New Look

252950
Date
1960
Collection
Video
Description
This film gives a look at Orlando in the days before Disney. Viewers see downtown, citrus groves, a cattle farm, the Central Florida Fair and aircraft at nearby air bases. Hotels, motels, apartments, residential areas, schools, churches, community buildings, civic club buildings and recreation (incl...
Video Details
19:50; color; sound; V-82 CA174; S. 828

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

Research: The Common Denominator

253417
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Description
Rod Serling of the "Twilight Zone" television series hosts this look at developments in transportation technology. Hollywood science fiction-style music accompanies an overview of roadway research in which "break-away" signage, hologram highway markers, GPS highway navigation prototypes, crash dummi...
Video Details
25:30; color; sound; V-206 DA084; S. 828

The Wardlaw-Smith Mansion

296304
Date
1978
Collection
Video
Description
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 o...
Video Details
16:00; color; sound; V-257; CA320

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 ...

Governor Bryant Press Conference

267697
Collection
Video
Description
In this film, Governor Farris Bryant answers questions at a press conference on topics including: the Florida Exhibition at the New York World's Fair; civil rights legislation; a scenic highway crossing Dade and Monroe Counties; the construction of I-75 between Georgia and Tampa; the St. Augustine r...
Video Details
21:19; B&W; sound; DA115; V-248
Type
Image

FABRICATION OF BRIDGE SECTIONS

253012
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
21:03; color; silent; V-113 CA251; P84-048
Description
This is footage of the techniques involved in road and bridge construction, showing how cylindrical concrete supports and highway overpass sections are made. The parts are placed on barges and floated to the construction site. Then, the supports are pounded into the ocean floor. Afterwards, slabs ar...

CONSTRUCTION PRACTICES OF THE FLORIDA STATE ROAD DEPT NO. 1

252959
Date
Late 1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
34:46; color; silent; V-91 EA001; P84-048
Description
This film shows road building in Florida , including land clearing, drainage digging, pipe laying, grading, curb construction , limestone quarrying, tar spraying and asphalt laying. See BA156. Produced by Florida State Road Department.

CONSTRUCTION PRACTICES OF THE FLORIDA STATE ROAD DEPT NO. 2

252960
Date
Late 1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
7:55; color; silent; V-101 BA156; P84-048
Description
This film is a continuation of EA001, and shows more road construction . It includes concrete pouring and finished roads with traffic. Produced by the Florida State Road Department.

TRAFFIC

253578
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
9:25; color; silent; V-118 BA022; S. 828
Description
This film has scenes of highway construction including an overpass. Then, there are scenes of cars backed up at a busy intersection and on a roadway. Construction machinery includes bulldozers and a drag-line. One street sign says "Jacksonville City Limit."

GASPARILLA '54 AND ROAD CONSTRUCTION

253144
Date
Feb-54
Collection
Video
Video Details
11:15; color; silent; V-112 BA026; S. 828
Description
This film begins with shots of the Old Capitol and other state office buildings. Subsequent scenes include floats and marching bands. There are points of view from a car driving down a single lane road. Viewers also see a waterfront scene with a Navy ship coming into view and the exterior of a jai-a...

FLORIDA'S WHITE GOLD

253125
Date
1970s
Collection
Video
Video Details
13:50; color; sound; V-111 CA234; S. 828
Description
This film tells us about crushed stone and sand and how these materials are used in concrete and water filtration. It shows limestone mining, construction, and many scenes of cities and roads in Florida.

BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION

252914
Date
Early 1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
9:35; color; sound; V-21 BA025; P84-048
Description
This film shows steel being formed at Henry Corporation in Rattlesnake, where precast concrete slabs are being made for the lower Tampa Bay Bridge. The concrete is poured into a slab as jazz piano music plays on the soundtrack. The slabs are lifted onto a barge and stacked, then put into place on th...

SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS - HOUSING AND AIRPORTS

253466
Date
ca. 1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
4:45; b&w; sound; V-184 AA339; M89-17
Description
Sen. George Smathers explains why he voted in favor of recent housing and airport construction legislation. Smathers explains that homebuilding is Florida's second greatest industry after tourism. He also details how federal aid for airport construction will boost Florida's tourism. At the conclusio...

FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY VIEW OF CAMPUS

253118
Date
1965
Collection
Video
Video Details
32:35; b&w; silent; V-134 DA063; S.1239
Description
This film shows the FSU campus, construction of Tully Gym and a Homecoming parade with Haydon Burns. Produced by WFSU-TV.

WATERFRONT HOUSING DEVELOPMENT

253617
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
2:35; b&w; silent; V-233 AA416; S. 1239
Description
This is footage of a waterfront housing development construction site. It starts with aerial footage of the site, which is located on a small island key. Then, there are scenes of gas pipe lines, dirt roads and various panoramic shots. The location is unknown.

A VIEW OF TALLAHASSEE

253599
Date
early 1970s
Collection
Video
Video Details
4:31; color; silent; V-185 AA352; S.1239
Description
This film contains aerial and street footage of Tallahassee. There are aerial scenes of Florida State University campus, including shots of Doak Campbell Stadium. The Capitol is seen prior to the construction of the tower and north and south wings. There is also footage of the Northwood Mall area wi...

MOVING AHEAD

253337
Date
11-May-78
Collection
Video
Video Details
18:22; color; optical; V-207 CA281
Description
This film briefly summarizes the changes to the Florida Department of Transportation following the Florida constitutional reorganization. It offers a detailed study of how the department accesses transportation needs, plans and designs new roadways, conducts environmental and civic impact studies, a...

RADIOACTIVE CARGO: FSU

253414
Date
Mid 1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
11:00; b&w; both silent and sound; V-64 BA102; S. 1239
Description
The first several minutes of this film are construction scenes. Viewers see Florida Hall and Tully Gym at FSU. Then, a two-engine prop National Airlines plane arrives and a wooden box marked "radioactive" is unloaded and put in the trunk of a car. The box is taken out of the trunk and opened by a ma...

SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS - HOME BUILDING/FHA & VA HOME LOANS

253465
Date
ca. 1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
4:30; b&w; sound; V-183 AA315; M89-17
Description
Sen. George Smathers comments on Florida's building and construction industries, second only to tourism in Florida's economic hierarchy. He notes a decline in Florida homebuilding in 1957 and mentions a bill he has introduced in the Senate that will improve and update FHA and VA loan programs. Produ...

FLORIDA STATE HISTORY (Part 3)

253465
Date
1977-1978
Collection
Video
Description
The film shows some scenes of the area of the Chi Omega murders, the jazz band practicing, stadium construction, science labs and the football program (with Bobby Bowden, Jimmy Jordan and Ron Sellers). There is no sound in this portion. There is also some men's track coverage. Produced by WFSU-TV.
Video Details
21:00; color; some sound; V-132 CA254; S.1239

FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY HOMECOMING PARADE

253115
Date
1955
Collection
Video
Video Details
10:55; color; silent; V-240 BA337; S. 1239
Description
This is excellent color footage of the 1955 FSU homecoming parade in Tallahassee. Several elaborately constructed floats and a fine selection of vintage automobiles are included.

LAKE JACKSON - DEVELOPMENT CONCERNS

253290
Date
1982
Collection
Video
Video Details
6:09; color; sound; V-203 BA315; S.1239
Description
In this film, a Tallahassee storm water management representative comments on the impact construction and development in the Lake Jackson vicinity has had on the lake. He mentions the McGinnis Arm holding pond project and plans for lake rehabilitation. Produced by WFSU-TV.

A MANSION WITH MEMORIES

253312
Date
Early 1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
20:20; b&w; sound; V-94 CA037; S. 828
Description
This film describes the history of the Gamble Mansion, which was built in 1842 in Manatee County. The film includes the escape of Judah P. Benjamin, Secretary of the Treasury of the Confederacy. It shows the details of the construction and interiors.

WEST OF THE SUN

253627
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
14:20; color; sound; V-126 CA141; S. 828
Description

FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY HISTORY (Part 5)

253112
Date
1980s
Collection
Video
Description
This film shows construction on the stadium, women's and men's basketball, synchronized swimming and the dance department. Produced by WFSU-TV.
Video Details
21:00; color; some sound; V-127 CA256; S.1239

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