Wakulla Springs Hotel Fire

253608
Date
early 1940s
Collection
Video
Description
As the roof of the Wakulla Springs Lodge burns, firefighters arrive and go to work. There is furniture scattered along the grounds and more being lowered from the roof of the patio room. Soldiers assist in the efforts. Viewers see a fire truck at the water’s edge and sailors with fire hoses. T...
Video Details
4:15; b&w; silent; V-159 WV-12

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 Highway Patrol #14

253067
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Description
This film is narrated by Reed Gardner. It shows the process of "turning men into highway patrolmen." The roving camera perspective through patrol school shows men engaged in personal hygiene, exercises, first aid instruction, marching drills, classroom instruction, attending a lecture by a psycholog...
Video Details
18:15; color; sound; V-136

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...

Beyond Disaster

232414
Date
1972
Collection
Video
Description
This film begins with re-creation of the 1928 hurricane that tore apart the west coast of south Florida and killed over 2,000 people. It continues with details on the development of flood control measures as drought, fires, and agriculture became problems in water control. It shows the head of the F...
Video Details
28:30; color; sound; DA021, S. 828

Daytona 500

252975
Date
Feb-64
Collection
Video
Description
This film has scenes of pre-race time trials, including several crashes and spinouts. It uses a camera mounted behind a driver in some shots. Then, viewers see scenes of a race, a car and a mechanic on fire during a pit stop, and winner, Tiny Lund, celebrating his victory. Produced by FDC.
Video Details
2:00; b&w; sound; V-100 AA116; S. 828

Wakulla Springs & WWII Troop Maneuvers

232383
Date
1940s
Collection
Video
Video Details
16:39; color; silent; V-158 WV-4
Description
In this film, Army troops practice swamp slogging through cypress swamp, make a human chain across the river, crawl on their bellies, and use weeds and Spanish moss for camouflage. The film shows troops firing machine guns, sniping from trees and swimming assault across the river. There are smoke sc...

Scenes of the Everglades

232400
Date
1928
Collection
Video
Video Details
40:22; B&W; silent; N2009-2
Description
Businessman and adventurer Homer Augustus Brinkley produced this film in 1928 to illustrate the exotic environment found in the Everglades. Brinkley lived among the Seminoles in the Everglades for several months. He later used the film in a traveling show that included a live caged bear and himself...

Westcott Fire FSU

267718
Collection
Video
Description
This silent footage shows a crowd gathered at the Westcott Building on the campus of Florida State University to watch firemen put out a fire that eventually destroyed the interior of the building. At one point in the footage, it appears that students are going in and out of the building. There are...
Video Details
02:51; color; silent; AA250; V-251
Type
Image

Newsreel 2nd Section

267786
Collection
Video
Video Details
20:04; B&W; silent; V-255
Description
Type
Image

DEKLE HOME MOVIE

252982
Date
1940s
Collection
Video
Video Details
23:35; color; silent; V-174
Description
This home movie has scenes of both Florida and New York. It begins with New York in 1944, showing a cigarette billboard displaying the face of a member of the armed forces with smoke coming out of his mouth. Todd Dekle is standing on a busy street. The film then moves to the Miami Fire Department, w...

QUIET REVOLUTION

253413
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
14:20; color; sound; V-110 CA247; S. 828
Description
This film begins with documentary footage of fires and arrests during race riots to illustrate the "revolutionary" atmosphere of 1960s. It then tells how Jacksonville's consolidated government is a quiet revolution that benefits everyone. The film definitely pushes the concept, but has good visuals.

BEAR HUNT/ NATURAL BRIDGE SCHOOL

252892
Date
Nov-77
Collection
Video
Video Details
12:31; color; sound and silent; V-189 BA267; S.1239
Description
In this film, hunters describe how to search for bear tracks and how hunting dogs track bears. A Florida Fish & Game officer explains why bear hunting is allowed. A black bear appears in the road. Two hunters and the Fish & Game officer fire, but the bear escapes. This is followed by silent footage ...

PLEASANT PORT EVERGLADES

253386
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
14:10; color; sound; V-49 CA107; S. 828
Description
This film tells all about Port Everglades. It shows the types of shipping, dock facilities, warehouse and storage areas available at the port. Ships included are cruise liners, US Navy ships, a three-masted tall ship and the first commercial nuclear-powered ship (the Savannah ). Viewers also see an ...

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...

SPANS ACROSS THE BAY CELEBRATION

253517
Date
Jul-49
Collection
Video
Video Details
20:47; b&w; silent; V-66 CA061; S. 828
Description
A man at a lunch counter reads the St. Petersburg Times and another getting a haircut also reads a paper. Then the film shows a yacht cruise, several boats and a helicopter. Lots of boats follow. They come to a marina where there is a bit of handshaking, then they get in cars for a motorcade. The mo...

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