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

Gov. Sidney J. Catts Inauguration

232427
Date
1917
Collection
Video
Video Details
5:20; B&W; silent; AA160
Description
Starts with scenes of the Capitol and swearing in. Governor Trammel presents the State Seal to Governor Catts. Catts gives a speech. Film was made without sound and uses title cards to describe the scenes. The swearing in was performed by Hon. Jefferson Browne, Chief Justice of the Florida Supreme C...

Governor Claude Kirk Inauguration

243142
Date
1967
Collection
Video
Description
This film starts with Governor Claude Kirk taking the oath of office and giving his inaugural speech. The film is at times soft and slightly out of focus.
Video Details
23:10; color; sound; V-104 CA215; S. 828

Governor Haydon Burns Christmas Message

244063
Date
December 17, 1965
Collection
Video
Description
This film begins with footage of the exterior of the Governor's Mansion decorated for Christmas. Next, Governor Burns, surrounded by his family, delivers a Christmas message. In the background, an organ plays "Silent Night."
Video Details
0:50; B&W; sound; V-98 AA131; S. 828

Governor LeRoy Collins Inauguration

232461
Date
1955
Collection
Video
Description
Governor LeRoy Collins makes a speech from his den about his goals and Florida's role as a state on the "threshold of greatness." There are scenes of the Collins family at home (The Grove) as they greet LeRoy Jr., home from the Naval Academy, and walk to the Governor's Mansion. The film shows all th...
Video Details
24:05; B&W; sound; V-78 CA175; 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

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

Governor Claude Kirk's Anti-Busing Commercial

253204
Date
1970
Collection
Video
Description
This is a campaign commercial opposing busing that was used in Governor Kirk's unsuccessful bid for a second term.
Video Details
0:30; color; sound; V-172 S. 828

Governor Fuller Warren Inauguration

232460
Date
1964
Collection
Video
Description
This film features pre-inaugural scenes of Governor Fuller Warren, the Cabinet, Supreme Court, and Legislative leaders. The new governor greets his niece and nephew on the porch of the Governor's Mansion. He checks the barbecue preparations for the big event. The film shows an organizational meeting...
Video Details
8:45; B&W; sound; V-66 BA050; S. 828

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

National Governors' Conference

232454
Date
1963
Collection
Video
Description
This film shows scenes from the 1963 National Governors' Conference, held July 21-24 at the Hotel Deauville in Miami Beach, Florida. The film begins with scenes of a pressroom with reporters hard at work. It then shifts to shots of George Wallace, Alabama; Farris Bryant, Florida; and Nelson Rockefel...
Video Details
26:10; B&W; sound; V-62 DA032; S. 828

Gov. Spessard Holland's Inauguration

253203
Date
1941
Collection
Video
Description
This film shows the inauguration of Spessard Holland in front of the Capitol in Tallahassee. It shows Chief Justice Glenn Terrell administering the oath, Gov. Holland's address, the governor and his family reviewing the parade, and Gov. Holland and his new Cabinet members.
Video Details
6:15; color; silent; V-145 S. 828

Governor Charley Johns - LeRoy Collins

232388
Date
1954
Collection
Video
Description
This debate between acting Gov. Charley Johns and future governor LeRoy Collins was filmed from a television monitor (kinescope) and simultaneously broadcast throughout Florida on radio. Moderator Ralph Renick tries valiantly to manage a timer and buzzer mechanism as the candidates argue the issues ...
Video Details
42:18; B&W; sound; V-97; EA010; S. 828

Vice President Johnson at National Governor's Conference

232434
Date
July 1963
Collection
Video
Description
Starts with a military honor guard carrying an enormous cake into the gala dinner. Governor Bryant cuts the cake and the speeches begin. Johnson's remarks include comments on the unity of the U.S., "omens of change in the climate between the East and West," a reference to the Cuban missile crisis ("...
Video Details
25:55; B&W; sound; DA033

Governor Claude Kirk Wedding Pageantry

243141
Date
March 17, 1967
Collection
Video
Description
Shimmering lounge music accompanies scenes from Governor Claude Kirk’s wedding celebration. There is footage of Governor Kirk and his wife Erika Mattfeld Kirk at their pre-wedding dinner party, arriving at the Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea for the ceremony, and their wedding reception at the Brea...
Video Details
9:55; color; sound; V-206 RW#17

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 pr...
Video Details
13:27; B&W; sound; BA154; V-254

Governor Haydon Burns Walt Disney Press Conference

232405
Date
November 15, 1965
Collection
Video
Description
This film starts with the arrival by limousine of Gov. Burns and Walt Disney at the Cherry Plaza Hotel (no sound). Gov. Burns introduces Walt and Roy Disney and Walt tells of their enthusiasm toward the new Disney facility in Florida. They indicate that the initial investment will top California, sa...
Video Details
18:45; B&W; sound; CA181, s.828

Governor Leroy Collins Comments on Civil Rights

253195
Date
1970s
Collection
Video
Description
Gov. Collins remarks on his relationship with the Rev. C.K. Steele and on Steele's efforts in the civil rights struggle. Gov. Collins discusses his own personal growth and changes in his philosophy concerning issues of race as a result of close involvement in the civil rights movement. There are a f...
Video Details
10:00; color; sound, V-239 BA356; S.1239

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

Governor Doyle Carlton's Inauguration

253192
Date
1929
Collection
Video
Video Details
2:40; b&w; silent; V-176 S. 828
Description
This is a short clip of Gov. Doyle Carlton's inauguration in Tallahassee, January 1929. The film begins with outgoing Gov. Martin and Mrs. Martin getting into an open car. Then, the film shows the crowd gathered on the east side of the Capitol and the parade with military bands and early floats. Thi...

Disney: Yesterday and Tomorrow

232421
Date
April 23, 1966
Collection
Video
Description
Governor Haydon Burns introduces our "new neighbor" Walt Disney. Uses clips from Disney TV and movies and scenes from the California park to introduce Florida to its newest theme park. Also uses scenes of Disney-created exhibits at the New York World's Fair. Shows color/sound footage of Orlando pres...
Video Details
13:30; color; sound; BA155

Governor Haydon Burns--Robert King High Debate 1964 Number 1 (Part 1)

232457
Date
1964
Collection
Video
Description
This film shows a debate between Democratic gubernatorial candidates Haydon Burns of Jacksonville and Robert King High of Miami. Issues of the day are argued in detail. Questions include the propriety of the "Negro Bloc Vote," reapportionment, changing the location of the state Capitol, and whether ...
Video Details
32:20; B&W; sound; V-34 & 35 EA009; S. 828

Governor Haydon Burns--Robert King High Debate 1964 Number 1 (Part 2)

232458
Date
1964
Collection
Video
Description
This film shows a debate between Democratic gubernatorial candidates Haydon Burns of Jacksonville and Robert King High of Miami. Issues of the day are argued in detail. Questions include the propriety of the "Negro Bloc Vote," reapportionment, changing the location of the state Capitol, and whether ...
Video Details
32:20; B&W; sound; V-34 & 35 EA009; S. 828

North Miami Beach: Gateway to Interama

232459
Date
1964
Collection
Video
Description
Governor Claude Kirk introduces this film about North Miami Beach. Viewers see the environment and life in this area, including places of worship, schools, hospitals, banks, the library, and neighborhoods. There are exteriors of Studio City and Capital Film Labs. The film shows horse racing at Gulfs...
Video Details
14:55; color; sound; V-76 CA065; S. 828

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

School Desegregation

253433
Date
early 1970s
Collection
Video
Description
Gov. Reubin Askew makes a televised statement on bussing in the public school desegregation issue. President Jimmy Carter, while still governor of Georgia, speaks briefly on legislation to extend voting rights to 18-year-old citizens of Georgia. There is silent footage of the Florida Legislature in ...
Video Details
6:50; color; silent and sound; V-206 RW#10

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

Gov. Farris Bryant Addresses Senate Commerce Committee

232423
Date
July 30, 1963
Collection
Video
Description
Governor Bryant addresses the Senate Commerce Committee in Washington concerning Senate Bill 1732 on rights and interstate busing. Bryant argues for the rights of property owners to discriminate against customers, that if customers have the right to choose which businesses they will use, then busine...
Video Details
12:30; B&W; sound; BA151

President Kennedy at Democratic Fundraiser

232416
Date
1962
Collection
Video
Video Details
29:00; B&W; sound; DA034, S. 828
Description
This film was shot in Miami. Senator Spessard Holland, Governor Farris Bryant, Senator George Smathers, Representative Dante Fascell, and President John F. Kennedy share the dais at this fundraiser for the National Democratic Party. Governor Bryant welcomes the president and describes the greatness ...

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 J...
Video Details
12:08; B&W; silent and sound; BA261

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