St. Augustine Civil Rights Demonstrations

232403
Date
1964
Collection
Video
Description
This film provides extensive footage of the St. Augustine civil rights demonstrations. It shows demonstrations by blacks on the beach in St. Augustine, counter demonstrations by whites, speeches made by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Governor Farris Bryant, and speeches by segregationists such as Re...
Video Details
26:00; B&W; sound; V-157

ERA Rally

253008
Date
1970s
Collection
Video
Description
This film has footage of a large pro-Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) demonstration at the Governor's Mansion in Tallahassee. The demonstrators, including Betty Friedan and Alan Alda, march to the Capitol. Governor Askew speaks to the demonstrators. Produced by WFSU-TV.
Video Details
4:00; color; silent; V-241 AA468; S.1239

CSX Crew Installing Track and Gandy Dancers

326303
Date
1993-05-30
Collection
Video
Description
This video features railroad workers or “section hands” commonly referred to by the slang term “Gandy Dancers” demonstrating work songs used when laying rail track. Also features CSX workers at the Florida Folk Festival preparing the tracks used in the demonstration.
Video Details
13:51; color; sound; S1664, CSX Crew and Gandy Dancers

The Road to Beauty

232419
Date
1965
Collection
Video
Description
Health maintenance techniques are demonstrated, including how to walk properly, dance as exercise, nutrition (such as citrus), and sports. The film then moves on to discuss career, marriage, and home life. A wife announces that she is pregnant and the couple promptly drinks some orange juice to cele...
Video Details
14:30; color; sound; CA012, S. 828

Type-a-matic

253587
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Description
This film shows a demonstration of an early automatic typewriter. A person types a letter and the information is punched into a paper roll. The roll is played back like a player piano, and the punches trigger the typewriter. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.
Video Details
1:10; b&w; silent; V-75 AA147; S. 828

Ski Champs in Action

232402
Date
1958
Collection
Video
Description
This film shows many water skiing tricks in order to demonstrate the performance of skis made by Cypress Gardens. Trick skis, ski shoes, a ski disc and barefoot skiing are demonstrated. Ski jumps are shown. A couple of jumps result in crash landings.
Video Details
15:15; color; sound; CA017, s.828

Don't Hold Your Breath

252997
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
5:00; color; sound; V-6 AA014; S. 828
Description
In this film, a mermaid at Weeki Wachee demonstrates breath control by diving to the bottom of the spring and performing a free ascent, holding her breath for a total of 2 minutes and 13 seconds. Sponsored by FDC.

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

Gov. Farris Bryant Press Conference

253178
Date
10-Apr-64
Collection
Video
Description
Gov. Bryant comments on the creation of a civil rights committee to assist in communication and "cooling down" racial tensions in St. Augustine following the outbreak of riots in that city. There are several in-camera edits. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.
Video Details
13:44; b&w; sound, V-235 CA297; S. 828

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

Winged Foot Wonders

232444
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Description
This is footage of young boys and girls at Cypress Gardens Ski School receiving instruction from members of the Cypress Gardens Ski Team. The film features several styles of skiing, with skiers Willa McGuire and Al Frido demonstrating the fanciest footwork. Produced by the Florida Development Commis...
Video Details
16:52; color; sound; CA317

Astrology

252885
Date
5/6/1977
Collection
Video
Description
A WFSU-TV reporter interviews a local astrologer. The astrologer explains the difference between popular astrology and the "scientific" astrology that she practices. She discusses perceptions of alternative religions, as well as her background, her personal philosophies and organized religion. The s...
Video Details
12:05; color; sound; V-187 BA236; S.1239

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

Color Me Fun

232408
Date
ca. 1970
Collection
Video
Description
Three models representing the colors red, yellow, and blue demonstrate how to have fun in Miami Beach, the "one place where colors and people come together." Viewers see a variety of available foods, nightlife, water sports, and other recreation. There is shopping, where "there are all sorts of groo...
Video Details
13:20; color; sound; BA144, s.828

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 doctorat...
Video Details
11:13; color; sound; BA209

Civil Disturbance

252951
Date
1967
Collection
Video
Description
This film shows footage of riots that occurred in West Palm Beach and Riviera Beach on July 30, 1967. The riots stemmed from an altercation between two African-American men and local police attempting to make an arrest at the Blue Heron Bar. The police eventually arrested 45 in connection with the f...
Video Details
4:42; color; silent; V-124 AA127; S. 828

Florida Folk Festival 1955

232393
Date
1955
Collection
Video
Description
This film starts with scenes from Eleanor Phillips Barne's pageant, "Old Saint Augustine," a history of Spanish Florida acted out by local actors dressed in period costumes. More Florida Folk Festival scenes follow, including dancers, choirs, storytellers and musicians. A troupe of Jacksonville scho...
Video Details
18:30; B&W; silent; V-198; flca006; S.1579; Media 1979-23
Type
Moving Image

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 Folk Festival 1958

232395
Date
1958
Collection
Video
Description
This film is composed of performance clips from the 1958 Florida Folk Festival held at the Stephen Foster Memorial in White Springs, Florida. Seminole expert Albert DeVane of Lake Placid introduces Seminole chief Billie Bowlegs and the Frank Shore family. The audio level is very low in this portion,...
Video Details
10:20; color; sound; V-192; flba008; S. 1579; Media 1979-21
Type
Moving Image

Florida State University History (Part 1)

253108
Date
1975
Collection
Video
Description
Raw footage of Florida State University throughout 1975 featuring a swim meet at the Union Pool, FSU Flying High Circus students training and practicing, and scenes from the FSU Circus summer program for children. The video also shows 1975 Earth Day festivities on the FSU Union Green (keynote speak...
Video Details
11:41; color; silent; V-133 CA252; S. 1239

Taylor and Dixie County Logging

232406
Date
late 1930s - early 1940s
Collection
Video
Video Details
07:54; color; silent
Description
This rare home movie footage was shot in color by Charles L. "Buster" Borklund Jr. in Taylor and Dixie counties during the late 1930s and early 1940s. Borklund, an avid photographer, was an employee of Brooks Scanlon Lumber Company for 37 years, serving in many capacities, including timekeeper, paym...

PROTEST DEMONSTRATIONS

253412
Date
1970s
Collection
Video
Video Details
8:53; color; sound and silent; V-186 BA231; S.1239
Description
This work film contains segments featuring a variety of protest demonstrations. Viewers see: a picket line of African-Americans protesting poor housing conditions at Tallahassee's City Hall; a "Stop ERA" rally flooding the Capitol steps and grounds; lines of tractors filling the highway on their way...

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 ...

REVEREND C.K. STEELE

253531
Date
1970s
Collection
Video
Video Details
30:54; color; sound; V-119 DA066; S.1239
Description
This film begins with a demonstration by blacks protesting the shooting of a black man outside Jones' Grocery Store in Tallahassee. The Rev. Steele addresses opponents on the naming of Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. and the KKK in Tallahassee. There is another demonstration through downtown Tallahasse...

BOMBING DEMONSTRATION

252909
Date
1950
Collection
Video
Video Details
2:00; color; silent; V-101 AA021; S. 828
Description
Civilians and uniformed men are seen on a grandstand. A military band playing near the grandstand is shown. Viewers see a podium and three silver bombs or fuel pods on display nearby. There are more shots of men in the grandstand and then a brief shot of a Twin-Engine Beech flying over. A military m...

BROOM MAKER

252915
Date
2-Sep-75
Collection
Video
Video Details
10:20; color; sound; V-213 BA405; S.1239
Description
A broom maker demonstrates the art of making an Appalachian style whisk broom by hand. Produced by WFSU-TV.

COMPOSTING

252957
Date
20-Aug-76
Collection
Video
Video Details
5:18; color; sound; V-244 AA462; S.1239
Description
In this film, an organic farmer talks about the importance of composting, discussing different methods, and then demonstrates making a compost heap. Produced by WFSU-TV.

FIESTA OF FIVE FLAGS

253017
Date
1963
Collection
Video
Video Details
14:00; b&w; sound; V-3 BA078; S. 828
Description
This is footage of a Pensacola civic celebration. There are reenactments, costumes, pageants and parades. The film shows an open house at the Naval Aviation Museum, an air show including Navy Skydive Demonstration Team "The Shooting Stars" under round parachutes, and the Blue Angels. There is also a...

GOV. FARRIS BRYANT PRESS CONFERENCE

253176
Date
26-Mar-64
Collection
Video
Video Details
20:12; b&w; sound; V-219 DA120; S. 828
Description
Gov. Farris Bryant comments on the arrest of John W. Davis in an attempt to thwart violence in the Florida East Coast Railway strike, his recent meeting with former President Harry Truman, the invasion of Florida airspace by Cuban military aircraft, racial tension in Florida and a civil rights demon...

CIVIL RIGHTS

252952
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
3:45; color; sound; V-168 S. 1239
Description
This film begins with reporters being led out of the Governor's Mansion. It then switches to a rally of African-Americans on the steps of the Capitol. It shows the crowd chanting and displaying signs for "Black Power," then shifts back to reporters. The sound is garbled.

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