Florida State University: Toward a Greater University

232390
Date
1964
Collection
Video
Video Details
16:55; B&W; sound; V-221; CA314; S. 1239
Description
This is a public relations film on Florida State University that, in two brief scenes, features a young Jim Morrison years before his more recognized role as lead singer for The Doors. The film emphasizes the need for more college-educated Floridians to work in the state's rapidly expanding industries. It contains campus, classroom, homecoming parade and football scenes. Produced by Florida State University.
Higher education

Water Hyacinth: The Silent Aggressor

232451
Date
1977
Collection
Video
Description
This is an educational film about water hyacinth, the invasive aquatic plant that has become a nuisance to Florida waterways. The film discusses the plant's South American origin and its introduction to the United States. Florida hyacinth expert Al Burkhalter of the Florida Department of Natural Resources, along with researchers from the University of Florida, describe the plant's reproductive and adaptive characteristics. The film shows researchers in South America looking for natural predators of hyacinth to import to the United States as a method of control. The film also touches upon the threat the waterborne weed poses to the Florida citrus and fishing industries. Produced by the US Department of Agriculture.
Video Details
29:18; color; sound; V-205 RG500; S1187 Number 2
This is an educational

Window of the Living Sea

253635
Date
ca. 1970
Collection
Video
Description
In this film, the narrator discusses both the entertainment and educational components of Miami Seaquarium programs and suggests that animals in captivity are "safer" than in the wild. There are scenes of Hugo and Lolita (the killer whales), sea lions, sharks and dolphins. We hear from the manager about the conditions in which the dolphins are kept. The staff veterinarian describes the diet and medical care of the animals. He describes the animals' need for companionship and training methods. Hugo, the killer whale, and Marlana, a white sided dolphin, are put in the same tank to keep each other company..."now they are inseparable friends." The film also shows collection of reef specimens. Rare finds are identified with the help of the University of Miami. Habitat areas in the attraction are shown. Produced by Tel-Air Interests.
Video Details
21:25; color; sound; V-81 CA022; S. 828
the entertainment and educational

Angela Davis

232439
Date
1979
Collection
Video
Description
Civil rights leader Angela Davis speaks at Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University's Black History Month convocation. Her remarks include statements on human rights, political prisoners, apartheid, education, health care, black poverty and the civil rights movement. There are several edits and some audio distortion. The film gives additional footage of Ms. Davis expanding on the topics from her speech. Produced by WFSU-TV.
Video Details
20:46; color; sound; DA095
, education, health care, black

The Key to Good Living

253282
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Description
This film tells about Gainesville, focusing on the University of Florida and how great it is to have it in town. Viewers see: public schools; recreation; cultural centers; local amenities; businesses; and utilities. Produced by Guided Tours; sponsored by the FDC and the Gainesville Chamber of Commerce.
Video Details
14:05; color; sound; V-59 CA079; S. 828
Higher education

Bicentennial Bethune

232411
Date
1976
Collection
Video
Description
This film features a brief look at the life and achievements of Mary McLeod Bethune. It includes still images of the Daytona Normal and Industrial Institute for Negro Girls, Bethune-Cookman College, and the Mary McLeod Bethune home. The film was produced by the Florida Development Commission and the Florida Bicentennial Commission.
Video Details
1:00; color; sound; AA429, s.828
Higher Education

Bethune-Cookman College: A Rock in a Weary Land

232412
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
26:55; B&W; sound; V-171, s.1239
Description
This is an excellent film on Bethune-Cookman College. It begins with student protests on other college campuses. The film then switches to the tranquil campus of Bethune-Cookman College in Daytona Beach, a predominately African-American college founded by the late Mary McLeod Bethune. There is an overview of the school and its individual departments, including interviews with Richard Moore (President), Dr. Rabie J. Gainous (Department of Science and Mathematics), Herine Banks (Dean of Women), and Edward Rodriquez (Administrator of the Mary Bethune Foundation). Students express their views and ambitions throughout the film. The apparent purpose for the production of this film was to obtain additional funding for the school.
Higher Education

Viva Florida 500 Promotional Film

259564
Date
2013
Collection
Video
Video Details
30:00; color; sound
Description
This film is a documentary produced by Ron Sachs Media Group, in collaboration with the Florida Department of State. It was made in conjunction with the Viva Florida 500 commemoration and provides an overview of Florida history from prehistoric times to the present. Produced for television, the film features commercials for the Florida Lottery, Florida Department of Veterans Affairs, and the Florida League of Cities. Many of the images used in the film come from the collections of the State Library and Archives of Florida.
true

Tallahassee

253552
Date
1960
Collection
Video
Description
This is a visual tour of Tallahassee with no narration. It shows city streets, the campuses of Florida State University and Florida A&M University, recreation, Wakulla Springs, Tallahassee Junior Museum, Old Public Library, St. Marks Lighthouse and various state office buildings. Produced by Peter Barton Productions of Tallahassee; sponsored by the Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce.
Video Details
14:40; color; sound; V-74 CA049; S. 828
true

President Nixon at Tallahassee Airport

232438
Date
October 28, 1970
Collection
Video
Description
This film begins with footage of spectators awaiting President Nixon's arrival at the Tallahassee airport. Secret Service officers inspect the stage, podium, and surrounding area. Air Force One lands and President Nixon, Governor Kirk, and Congressman William Cramer appear. President Nixon praises Judge Harold Carswell of Tallahassee for his courage and determination following the Senate's rejection of his appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court. The President gives a brief speech on school integration, stressing the importance of equality in educational opportunities. After his speech, Nixon shakes hands with supporters, then boards Air Force One, where he pauses to raise joined hands with Governor Kirk and Congressman William Cramer. The film is silent except during the President's speech. Produced by WFSU-TV.
Video Details
12:08; B&W; silent and sound; BA261
in educational opportunities. After

President Kennedy on the Foreign Burden

232462
Date
1963
Collection
Video
Video Details
25:42; B&W; sound; V-196 DA074; M89-17
Description
President John F. Kennedy speaks at a Democratic fundraiser in Miami. The segment begins with a speech by Florida Representative Dante Fascell. Then, Senator George Smathers embarks on a lengthy speech during which the camera pauses several times. President Kennedy opens his speech with several jocular remarks about the poor quality of Senator Smathers' political advice. Afterward, he quickly focuses on the Space Program and the positive impact it will have on Florida's educational institutions, technological industries, and economy. He mentions the Alliance for Progress program and commends Senator Smathers for his intuitive concern for Latin America in the 1950s. The majority of Kennedy's speech is dedicated to America's role as guardian of freedom and democracy. The film ends with several silent clips of fundraiser attendees and the guests of honor.
on Florida's educational

FYI-The Plight of Pepito: Cuba's Lost Generation

245399
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Description
This film is a WTVJ (Miami) TV program called "For Your Information." It begins with a young Cuban refugee, Pepito, and follows his story. There are sequences of refugees on rafts and small boats arriving on the Havana-Palm Beach ferry, small airplanes and passenger airlines. Viewers see the processing of refugees at Public Health Service, where families are reunited. There are scenes of the Cuban Refugee Center and Miami, including clothes distribution, looking for a home, and Pepito's father pawning his watch. Pepito enrolls in parochial school. Then, there are scenes of fellow refugees in Miami's Cuban colony and their homes. Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare, Abraham Ribicoff, arrives in Miami to survey the refugee problem. Monolo Reyes, WTVJ Latin Correspondent, gives views on the situation. Governor Farris Bryant gives remarks at a press conference and Pepito recites the Pledge of Allegiance. The film has interesting transition graphics. It is kinescope.
Video Details
1960s/27:50; B&W; sound; V-68 DA004; S. 828
, Education and Welfare, Abraham

Coral Gables: The Global City of the Future

252961
Date
1970s
Collection
Video
Description
This film starts with a man navigating his yacht through a typical Coral Gables neighborhood with large houses on canals, swimming pools and docked boats behind each. He gets home, greets the kids, has a quick shower, gives the wife a peck on the lips, and then he is on a jet to Paris. The host/narrator then pitches his neighborhood from the streets of Paris. He continues the narration from London, Latin America and New York City, and then returns home. Then, various CEOs tell why they and their companies moved to Coral Gables. Throughout, the film shows scenes of "the good life," education, industry, culture and entertainment. Produced by Associated Filmmakers International.
Video Details
15:06; color; sound; V-14 CA063; S. 828
true

The Great Adventure

253218
Date
Early 1950s
Collection
Video
Description
A young man decides on a college by watching a film (within this film) called, "Universities Throughout Florida." He sees: girls practicing archery and fishing at FSU; FAMU, "for the Negro youth of Florida"; UF; Bethune-Cookman College, the "center of interracial goodwill"; Stetson University; Rollins College; Florida Southern College and its Frank Lloyd Wright buildings; University of Tampa, "working for Americanism in practice"; and University of Miami. Then, it is the young man's first day on campus, and he is given a tour by the, "big man on campus." The projection print is a black and white copy. BA077 is the same film with slightly different scenes at the head and tail. Produced by Florida State Advertising Commission and Ball Productions of Miami.
Video Details
11:30; color; sound; V-41 BA076; S. 828
Higher education

Governor Farris Bryant Press Conference

267764
Date
9/10/1964
Collection
Video
Description
In this film, Governor Farris Bryant answers questions from the press on: Communists in the Florida higher education system; Jacksonville Mayor Haydon Burns' election plans; the approach of Hurricane Dora; the civil rights "situation" in St. Augustine; the Presidential election; and the hurricane preparedness of the Governor's Mansion.
Video Details
13:27; B&W; sound; BA154; V-254
true

Florida: Moonport USA

232391
Date
Early 1960s
Collection
Video
Description
This film starts with a wonderful Mercury launch sequence. It shows a thriving aerospace industry in its prime. Viewers see an unsuccessful launch, lots of technology of the day (including transistor pocket radios) and 12 gallons of gas for $3.60. The film shows recreation, educational centers, and corporations and their space-related products. It describes the economic, cultural and population booms. Viewers see tactical missile launches and astronaut medical test equipment. The film predicts and shows a model of the Vehicle Assembly Building. It shows Miss Baker, the astro-monkey, Pensacola's School of Naval Aviation Medicine and Eglin Air Force Base in Fort Walton Beach. It is a tribute to the space program. Produced by Leroy Crooks; sponsored by FDC.
Video Details
15:00; B&W; sound; V-9; CA077; S. 828
true

Summer Environmental Program

267758
Collection
Video
Video Details
04:36; color; sound; s. 1851; V-253
Description
The film shows students in two different educational camps hosted by the Florida Division of Forestry: Backwater River State Camp, and the Withlacoochee State Forest Camp. Scenes include students learning forest orientation, how to find food in Florida forests and singing around a campfire. Produced by the Florida Division of Agriculture and Florida Division of Forestry.
Type
Image
in two different educational

T MINUS 15 AND COUNTING

253567
Date
Mid 1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
14:30; color; sound; V-74 CA029; S. 828
Description
This film shows Florida schools, including elementary schools, high schools and colleges. It describes new techniques, special help for Cuban refugees, Seminoles and the disabled. The film features marine biology, computers, electronics, educational television, physical education and the Sarasota High School's Sailor Circus. It also shows vocational education, Future Farmers, oyster cultivation, music, theater and art. It shows architecture of various campuses and ends with a speech by Floyd T. Christian, State Superintendent of Public Instruction. The missile launch referred to in the title is figurative. Produced by Coronado Studios; sponsored by the Florida Department of Education.
, electronics, educational television

SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS - J. DAN HULL EDUCATION INTERVIEW

253468
Date
ca. 1960s
Collection
Video
Description
Sen. George Smathers interviews J. Dan Hull, from the Department of Education, regarding colleges and university statistics as they apply to Florida students. He finds that Florida's statistics are somewhat behind national averages. He also discusses various factors that prevent some students from seeking higher education. Produced by the Senate Recording Studios.
Video Details
4:30; b&w; sound; V-180 AA278; M89-17
of Education

BETTY STATTON

253529
Date
Jan-76
Collection
Video
Video Details
8:56; color; sound; V-191 BA291; S.1239
Description
Betty Statton, a member of the Florida State University System Board of Regents, answers questions from a WFSU-TV reporter. The questions deal with her recent appointment to the board, university enrollment caps, classroom overcrowding, inflation and its impact on education, her personal history at Florida State University (FSU), advances in education and the women's movement. Produced by WFSU-TV.
and its impact on education

SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS - TAX BILL, EDUCATION

253493
Date
ca. 1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
4:27; b&w; sound; V-181 AA293; M89-17
Description
Sen. George Smathers details the features of a proposed tax cut. Sen. Smathers also explains that an education bill was defeated because it failed to provide aid to low-income families who really were in need of assistance. Produced by the Senate Recording Studios.
REPORTS - TAX BILL, EDUCATION

GOVERNOR BOB GRAHAM: YEARS AS GOV.

253202
Date
1986
Collection
Video
Video Details
8:00; color; sound; V-156 P93-013
Description
This Newscenter 7 presentation is an overview of Graham's tenure as Florida's governor. There is good footage and a good sound track. It touches on such issues as the environment, the death penalty and public education. There is also comical footage of Graham with Jimmy Buffet. Videotaped by Bradley White.
and public education

FUNCTIONAL LITERACY/ ATTORNEY GENERAL ROBERT SHEVIN

253137
Date
May-78
Collection
Video
Video Details
26:45; color; sound, V-236 DA129; S.1239
Description
Dr. Ronald Bailey comments on cultural bias in Florida's Functional Literacy Test. He also comments on institutional discrimination in the state's educational system. He details the unique disadvantages that members of low socioeconomic groups face in getting an equal education. Attorney General Robert Shevin comments on Florida's death penalty as a deterrent to violent crime. He remarks on Florida's Functional Literacy Test, affirmative action, and his support of pardon and compensation for former inmates Freddie Pitts and Wilbert Lee. Produced by WFSU-TV.
in the state's educational system

GOV. FARRIS BRYANT PRESS CONFERENCE

253181
Date
5-Dec-64
Collection
Video
Video Details
27:41; b&w; sound; V-225 DA108; S. 828
Description
Gov. Bryant responds to press questions regarding such topics as the changing of Cape Canaveral's name to Cape Kennedy, opposition to federal aid for education, the Genesis Report, site selection for a new university in central Florida, the National Governors' Conference and liquor licenses in Polk County. There are several edits. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.
for education, the Genesis Report

FLORIDA HIGHWAY PATROL #29

253070
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
11:12; b&w; silent; V-136
Description
This film seems to have a drivers' education theme. There are scenes of classes, a parade, eye examinations, license printing and stock car racing.
a drivers' education

GOLF PRACTICE

253155
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
2:33; b&w; silent; V-233 AA421; S. 828
Description
Two young women practice their golf swing on the Florida State University campus in the company of a FSU physical education instructor. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.
education instructor. Produced

FLORIDA AGRICULTURAL AND MECHANICAL UNIVERSITY: THE WALTER SMITH YEARS

253032
Date
Late 1980s
Collection
Video
Video Details
12:40; color; sound; V-166 S. 1239
Description
Julian Bond introduces this film. There is a brief personal history of Dr. Walter Smith. The remaining footage is a review of the school's achievements while under the reign of Dr. Smith. Those achievements include the addition of undergraduate and graduate studies, expansion of the Black Archives, new and improved facilities, a boost in sports, Bragg Memorial Stadium, cultural events and reaccreditation of the professional education programs. Gov. Bob Graham closes the film.
of the professional education programs. Gov

GOV. FARRIS BRYANT AT TAMPA FAIR LUNCHEON

253183
Date
11-Feb-64
Collection
Video
Video Details
25:15; b&w; sound; V-161 DA030; S. 828
Description
Gov. Bryant speaks on the Florida State Fair, President Kennedy's visit the year before, changes in retailing and banking, and notes the interaction of state and federal governments. He also describes procedures needed in the welfare system, care for the aged and care for the mentally disabled. He says that there are over 8,300 more state employees than when he took office, most in higher education, and that the state universities' staffs are expanding. He tells how expanding highways require more personnel and money. He talks about other changes due to growth in the state and says that we must keep up with it. Produced by FDC. The sound is good but not synchronized.
education, and that the state

TARPON FISHING WITH TED WILLIAMS

253557
Date
ca. 1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
19:36; color; sound; V-209 CA266; S. 828
Description
This is a film that celebrates tarpon fishing, starring famed Major League Baseball player Ted Williams. The film begins with Williams describing the geography of the Florida Keys, followed by a discussion of the tarpon fish, including shots of their unique jaw structure. The narrator explains how the tarpon "throw" fishing hooks, followed by several examples of this. The film also showcases the tarpon's jumping ability. Williams and his guide, Jim Albright, begin a day of fishing by discussing the different types of fishing lures and techniques. Toward the end, Williams hooks several tarpon, including one dramatized episode complete with exciting narration and suspenseful music. Williams also demonstrates the art of hand tying homemade fishing flies. Williams' signature line of fishing equipment is featured throughout. Produced by the Consumer Education Division of the Sears & Roebuck Company.
Education Division of the Sears

WHERE THE BIG BASS BITE

253631
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
14:25; color; sound; V-80 CA042; S. 828
Description
Some great fishing "characters" are shown as they enjoy their sport. Fish camps, boat launch facilities, skiing, beach fun and boating cruises are included. Beautiful cypress lakes appear, and then citrus, produce, cattle and other industries are shown. The community of Leesburg is described with its sports, services, recreation facilities, educational offering, homes, shopping and civic celebration. The latter has a demonstration jump by the Army Golden Knights Parachute Team. Produced by Beckley Films; sponsored by FDC and Leesburg Chamber of Commerce.
, educational offering, homes

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