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...

Florida Beaches: Paradise in Peril

232442
Date
1970s
Collection
Video
Description
This film addresses efforts to save Florida's "greatest natural resource," its beaches, from erosion. Officials and scientists from the Florida Department of Natural Resources and the University of Florida's Oceanographic and Coastal Science Departments are shown researching erosion. The film shows ...
Video Details
18:35; color; sound; CA284

Florida State University Football

243139
Date
1963
Collection
Video
Description
This is footage of the Florida State Seminoles football team in practice at the beginning of the 1963 season when Bill Peterson was head coach and Bobby Bowden an assistant coach. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.
Video Details
1:17; B&W; silent AA488; S. 1239

The Changing Face of Florida

252940
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
14:24; color; sound; V-214 CA319; S. 828
Description
This is about the rapid population and industrial growth in Florida, "the nation's new frontier for industry." There are scenes of Florida’s workers on the job: in aircraft assembly factories; garment factories; steel mills; citrus groves; paper mills; and power plants. Florida's "business friendl...

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

Florida Folk Festival Live

320935
Date
1998
Collection
Video
Description
This is a promotional video for the Florida Folk Festival. Footage includes musicians John Anderson, Rock Bottom, Vassar Clements, Sam Pacetti, Marie Nofsinger, Wayne Martin, Vassar Clements, Diamond Teeth Mary, Del Suggs, Tomas Granado, Angela Patua, Onabamiero Osunlade Ogunleye, Lilian Nerette Lou...

Florida State Hospital

253099
Date
early 1970s
Collection
Video
Description
This film is a history of Florida State Hospital in Chattahoochee, Florida. It shows the grounds of the hospital, staff and patients. Individual staff members go over special activities, training programs and equipment. Produced by WFSU-TV.
Video Details
10:53; color; sound; V-119 BA218; S.1239

Dragons of Paradise-Part I

252789
Date
December 5, 1977
Collection
Video
Description
This film is part one of a two-part program on Florida alligators. The film describes how the alligator survived for millennia, only to be hunted to near extinction in the 20th century. Several of Florida's authorities on alligators, including Dr. Archie Carr of the University of Florida, Tommy Hime...
Video Details
28:20; color; sound; V-216 EA039; S.1239

From Florida Trees

267756
Collection
Video
Description
The film begins with a brief history of the Florida timber industry, and the beginnings of the Florida Forest Service. It goes on to describe: the conservation movement; the pulp and paper mill revolution; alliances between mill owners and land owners; and the beginnings of timber as a crop. The fi...
Video Details
14:00; color; sound; s. 1851; V-253

Under Florida Stars

267743
Collection
Video
Description
This film highlights the various camping opportunities around Florida. It focuses on the comfortable amenities at State Park campgrounds, as well as the historical and naturally beautiful locations for camping in Florida. Sites shown include: Fort Pickens; Fort Clinch; Florida Caverns; Stephen Foste...
Video Details
14:29; color; sound; S828; V-252

The Case for the Canal

252932
Date
1970
Collection
Video
Description
This film describes the Cross Florida Barge Canal. A state geologist describes the lock system, and viewers see phosphate and mines. Much of the film is the same footage as CA006, "Florida's Canal Main Street." Various testimonials are given as to the quality of the canal project. Produced by Leroy ...
Video Details
10:55; color; sound; V-16 BA086; S. 828

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 Res...
Video Details
29:18; color; sound; V-205 RG500; S1187 Number 2

The Capitol: Florida's House of State

252924
Date
1978
Collection
Video
Description
This film tells the history of Florida's Capitol, using recreations, artwork, old photos and modern footage. It has an introduction by Secretary of State, Bruce Smathers. Produced by Barton of Jacksonville; sponsored by the Florida Department of State, Division of Archives, History and Records Manag...
Video Details
15:43; color; sound; V-16 CA163; S. 828

Phosphorus: Florida's Vital Key to a Better Future for Man

232452
Date
1972
Collection
Video
Description
This film explains the uses of phosphorus, how it is mined, and how it is processed. The producer's daughter-in-law and grandchildren are seen in one shot at the dinner table and picnicking. The producer, Hack Swain, is the mustached gentleman seen wearing a hard hat. Land reclamation is shown as we...
Video Details
10:20; color; sound; V-64 BA049; S. 828

Learned it in Back Days and Kept It: A portrait of Lucreaty Clark

322854
Date
1981
Collection
Video
Description
In this documentary produced by the Florida Folklife Program, Folk heritage award recipient and white oak basket maker Lucreaty Clark discusses the long tradition of basket making in her Jefferson county family.
Video Details
28:40; Color; Sound; FV-131; S. 1615

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 industri...

Japanese Governors Visit Florida

253273
Date
18-May-64
Collection
Video
Description
In this film, Gov. and First Lady Bryant greet 10 Japanese governors and their wives as they arrive at Tallahassee Municipal Airport. There is a large welcome ceremony at the Governor's Mansion. Later, the governors tour the Capitol, Supreme Court and Tallahassee Junior Museum. They are also seen vi...
Video Details
12:52; b&w; silent, V-235 BA343; S. 828

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

Florida: First and Last Frontier

232447
Date
1976
Collection
Video
Description
This film presents a visual history of Florida, using costumed actors to recreate scenes with conquistadors, soldiers, smiths, a weaver and Mark Twain. It also uses LeMoyne drawings and archival photos. One scene is filmed in Wakulla Springs Lodge. Other scenes show a launch at Cape Canaveral follow...
Video Details
13:45; color; sound; V-24 CA036; S. 828

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

Everglades Harvest

253009
Date
1983
Collection
Video
Description
This film gives a detailed overview of south Florida's sugarcane industry as a celebration of the "good country life" of the farmer. It was shot entirely in the Lake Okeechobee area. The film details sugarcane production in all of its phases: from planting, field burning, harvesting and milling, to ...
Video Details
27:45; color; sound; V-223 DA091; S. 828

Florida Profile of Progress

253083
Date
1957
Collection
Video
Description
This is an edited, shortened version of DA051. This film tells how Florida is a growing market for industry, showing various plants' employees sunning and golfing. Viewers see Martin (aerospace), phosphate mining, paper and pulp, citrus and other produce. Cattle, seafood, hydroelectric power, gas pi...
Video Details
12:30; color; sound; V-9 BA087; 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

Four Corners of the Earth

323908
Date
1984
Collection
Video
Description
This documentary was the result of the Seminole Video Project (1983-1984), a joint effort between the Florida Folklife Program and WFSU -TV. The film profiles Seminole craftswoman and tribal representative Ethel Santiago and addresses issues such as cultural retention within contemporary society; t...
Video Details
27:40; color; sound

Interview with country singer John Anderson

320516
Date
1990
Collection
Video
Description
Country musician John Anderson talks about song writing and his Florida roots
Video Details
9:48; color; sound; N2016-6

Governor Reubin Askew

253164
Date
1974
Collection
Video
Description
Governor Askew reflects on his first four years as Florida's governor. He expresses satisfaction with his accomplishments and attests that the experience has been one of significant personal growth. He thanks the people of Florida for their trust and cooperation. Produced by WFSU-TV.
Video Details
10:24; color; sound; V-189 BA270; S.1239

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; Rolli...
Video Details
11:30; color; sound; V-41 BA076; S. 828

Governor Kirk Inauguration Scenes

267772
Date
1/3/1967
Collection
Video
Description
This footage features a variety of scenes from the inaugural ceremonies for Florida’s 36th Governor, Governor Claude Kirk, Florida's 36th Governor. Scenes include: the presentation of dignitaries; outgoing Governor Haydon Burns' speech; the oath of office for the Superintendent of Public Instructi...
Video Details
21:01; color; sound; CA177; V-254

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 Commer...
Video Details
14:05; color; sound; V-59 CA079; S. 828

Florida Santa

253090
Date
19-Dec-63
Collection
Video
Description
A Florida Santa presents gifts to two young girls and their mother near a palm tree in Cypress Gardens. He then departs in a small boat loaded with presents. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.
Video Details
1:16; b&w; silent; V-234 AA496; S.828

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