A New Day Dawning For the Tomato Industry

253351
Date
1970s
Collection
Video
Description
This film starts with a "silent film" sequence of an old-time tomato farmer. Then, the film takes us through modern farming techniques in South Florida. The equipment and techniques are shown with migrant workers doing the labor. Viewers even see the living area provided for the workers. Packing is ...
Video Details
19:45; color; sound; V-48 CA062; S. 828

Art Cheek's Organic Garden

252943
Date
April/May 1975
Collection
Video
Description
Art Cheek describes the benefits of organic gardening, while sharing methods he uses to maximize vegetable yields in his 4,000-square-foot garden. This work film contains several segments that document the garden's evolution from seeded soil to a lush cornucopia. Also see BA279 & BA282. Produced by ...
Video Details
12:33; color; sound; V-190 BA281; S.1239

The Miracle of Flowers

253324
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Description
This film begins with beautiful time-lapse photography of flowers blooming. It shows the entire process in Florida, including planting and arrangements in homes, offices and weddings. Viewers see cutting, grading, packaging and shipping, as well as the preparation of plastic-covered greenhouses. The...
Video Details
14:05; color; sound; V-61 CA171; S. 828

Florida's Land of Gracious Living

253078
Date
Oct-65
Collection
Video
Description
The script starts by asking, "What is land?" A long philosophical answer is given over scenes of life in Putnam County. The film shows farming, cattle, rodeo, sailing and bass fishing, including underwater photography. Viewers also see gladiolus farms, residences in Palatka, a utility plant, the Hud...
Video Details
13:20; b&w; sound; V-18 BA048; S.828

African-American Farmers

252869
Date
1979
Collection
Video
Video Details
19:25; color; silent and sound; V-218 CA315; S.1239
Description
This film features interviews and incidental footage of African-American farmers of the Tallahassee area. The farmers discuss their backgrounds and history working the land and living in the area. There is additional silent footage at the end of the film. Produced by WFSU-TV.

Apalachicola River / Water Marks

232420
Date
1970s
Collection
Video
Description
This film has beautiful footage of the river and the surrounding land. It shows a clean, undeveloped river. The film introduces Aunt Bell, the beekeeper who lives on the water's edge. There is excellent footage of the honey industry, fishing, and river wildlife. There are views of Apalachicola and t...
Video Details
29:15; color; sound; BA064, S. 828

Roxcy Bolton

254525
Date
2001
Collection
Video
Description
In this 2001 oral history interview with Coral Gables Television, Roxcy Bolton discusses her descent from a pioneer Mississippi farming family and how the values instilled by that background led to her life of social activism. She recounts her experiences working with political figures to effect so...
Video Details
27:07; color; sound; M94-1.

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

This Good Land We Love! The Story of Wildlife Conservation and the Edward Ball Wildlife Foundation

296133
Date
1972
Collection
Video
Description
Edward Ball was the longtime associate and brother-in-law of financier Alfred I. Dupont. He became trustee and manager of the Dupont Estates as well as leader of the St. Joe Paper Corporation in North Florida. This narrated film includes color footage and descriptions of four Florida wildlife sanctu...
Video Details
28:00; color; sound; V-257; EA051
Type
moving image

You Got to See Florida

232418
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Description
This film starts with Florida agriculture, including papaya and sugarcane. Viewers see farming on reclaimed Everglades muck land and imported grass from India is mentioned. The film shows cattle herds on a "man-made Pampas that a few years ago were swamp." Tern rookeries on Bird Island, Marine Studi...
Video Details
23:45; color; sound; DA028, S. 828

Region with a Record

253416
Date
Early 1960s
Collection
Video
Description
This film provides a look at Polk County, showing citrus groves and processing, Bok Tower, the Great Masterpiece and Cypress Gardens. Next, the tourist "family" the film is following visits a phosphate mine and they back their convertible into a dragline bucket to convey the size. Viewers see mining...
Video Details
13:18; b&w; sound; V-84 BA130; S. 828

Unusual World of Florida

253592
Date
ca. 1964
Collection
Video
Description
This film begins with aerials of a Fort Lauderdale airboat ride, swamp buggies in Naples, Corkscrew Swamp, animals along the Wakulla River and Cypress Gardens. It then shows a chrysanthemum farm, Castillo de San Marcos (St. Augustine), Bok Tower and Citrus Tower. Stephen Foster Memorial is next with...
Video Details
12:53; color; sound; V-74 BA019; S. 828

LEONIDAS LIPOVETSKY/ J.L. MORGAN FARM FAMILY

253298
Date
1977
Collection
Video
Description
In this film, world-renowned classical concert pianist and Florida State University professor Leonidas Lipovetsky discusses composition, piano technique and creativity with a WFSU-TV reporter. He performs a few pieces of music on the piano and comments on the symbiotic relationships of the arts. Mem...
Video Details
33:25; color; silent and sound; V-211 EA049; S.1239

ART CHEEK'S ORGANIC GARDEN

252942
Date
1970s
Collection
Video
Video Details
7:00; color; silent; V-190 BA279; S.1239
Description
Art Cheek stands in his organic garden and shows off some of his organic produce. Also see BA279 & BA282. Produced by WFSU-TV.

GATEWAY TO THE SUN

253148
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
13:15; color; sound; V-5 BA071; S. 828
Description
The beginning of this film is choppy due to splices. It tells about Lake City, showing the airport, downtown, residential areas, fire department, police, schools, churches, hospital, banks, shopping, motels and dining. It shows farming, Stephen Foster Memorial and a stern-wheeler replica. Viewers se...

ART CHEEK'S ORGANIC GARDEN

252944
Date
1975
Collection
Video
Video Details
7:10; color; sound; V-190 BA282; S.1239
Description
Art Cheek demonstrates how to tie off bean and tomato plants. He displays seedlings in his greenhouse and displays cabbages in his garden. He also explains how planting various herbs around the perimeter of his garden acts as a natural insect deterrent. Also see BA279 & BA281. Produced by WFSU-TV.

NOW

253352
Date
1970s
Collection
Video
Video Details
13:35; color; sound; V-69 BA125; S. 828
Description
This film shows the Ocala-Marion County area with scenes of horse breeding farms, citrus groves and city buildings in Ocala. Viewers see Silver Springs; other tourist attractions; residences; and manufacturing of saw blades, mobile homes, and garments. There are school scenes, including cosmetology ...

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.

US HIGHWAY 27

253593
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
12:25; color; sound; V-72 BA126; S. 828
Description
This film starts in Havana, Florida, showing tobacco growing. Then, it moves on to Tallahassee with the Capitol and FSU, the Grove (next to the Governor's Mansion), Killearn Gardens and beautiful flowers, the Floridian Hotel, the Cherokee Hotel and Wakulla Springs. Then, viewers see Perry, Suwannee,...

KISSIMMEE: COW CAPITAL OF FLORIDA

253286
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
36:06; color; sound; V-103 EA011; S. 828
Description
This film starts with shots of the Kissimmee Police force, which is only composed of five officers. Then, there are bumpy aerials of the town, including railroad cars and "downtown." The airplane used for the aerials is seen landing. Viewers see the Tropical Hotel, which seems to be full of cowboys....

MONTICELLO SCENES

253336
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
8:00; color; silent; V-50 BA143
Description
This film has various scenes near and in Monticello, including dirt roads, farm fields, an old millstone, an old house, a driving shot going around the Jefferson County Courthouse, various buildings in town, a cemetery, close-ups of furniture and another drive around the courthouse.

PORT EVERGLADES

253391
Date
Late 1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
15:35; color; sound; V-105 CA197; S. 828
Description
Great aerials of the dock area and scenes of cargo and cruise ships are included in this 1950s look at Port Everglades. Viewers see lumber, cement, steel and autos unloaded. The film also shows petroleum tankers and tank farms, the electric plant and warehouses.

ST. AUGUSTINE: THE OLDEST CITY

253428
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Description
This film gives the history of St. Augustine in Kodachrome. Wonderful costumes are seen during the annual fiesta. The film shows the blessing of the shrimp fleet. Viewers see Lightner Museum, its doll collection and various churches. This film shows people frolicking in the surf, fishing and at a sp...
Video Details
14:15; color; sound; V-67 BA099; S. 828

THE SUN GOES NORTH

253536
Date
1964
Collection
Video
Video Details
27:00; color; silent; V-73 DA016; S. 828
Description
This film describes the development of citrus in the New World with dioramas at a citrus exhibition. It describes the aspects of Florida that make it great for citrus. It shows farming, including frost prevention, fertilizing, irrigation, bud grafting and pesticide spraying. Then, it shows harvestin...

JOHNCIE & LILY TODD/ VOLLEYBALL/ WATER SKI CLINIC

253571
Date
Aug-75
Collection
Video
Video Details
5:07; color; sound and silent; V-186 AA386; S.1239
Description
A WFSU-TV reporter interviews Johncie and Lily Todd of Midway, Gadsden County. The couple raises their own vegetables and poultry on a small sustenance farm. They also receive government assistance. Johncie is illiterate and disabled. He works the garden with his wife when he is able. They comment o...

FLORIDA STATE PRISON: HOME MOVIES, PT. I

253105
Date
ca. 1946-1952
Collection
Video
Video Details
60:00; color; silent V-231
Description
This video compiles many home movies documenting various activities at the Florida State Prison in Raiford. The first half features recreational activities, including a boxing match between inmates and US Navy servicemen, a football game between prisoners and Air Force servicemen at Patrick Air Base...

HIALEAH: AN AMERICAN RACING TRADITION

253232
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
16:00; color; sound; V-57 CA084; S. 828
Description
This film starts with a look at some horse breeding farms in Ocala where viewers see the big winner, Carry Back. The film also shows a horse auction and horses in training at the track. Two trainers, Jim Fitzsimons and H.A. Jones, offer testimonials on the importance of Hialeah. The film uses a pie ...

SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS - LEGISLATION

253472
Date
ca. 1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
4:27; b&w; sound; V-180 AA285; M89-17
Description
Sen. George Smathers comments on various legislative matters, a tax cut and a farm assistance bill. He briefly mentions the civil rights bill, calling it too severe. There is a segment on Cuba in which he recommends international sanctions against Cuba in hopes of toppling Castro. He briefly touches...

FLORIDA'S KINGDOM OF THE SUN

253077
Date
1964
Collection
Video
Video Details
13:40; b&w; sound; V-18 CAl53; S.828
Description
This is a long version of AA046. Viewers see Marion County with Silver Springs (including Deer Ranch and Ross Allen Reptile Institute), which contains the Prince of Peace Memorial with its hand-carved dioramas. The film also shows Six-Gun Territory and Juniper Springs, with underwater photography of...

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