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 Court. Includes scenes of Governor Catts and family, and the governor with his staff.
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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
Gubernatorial elections

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
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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 of the day. There are processing marks through most of film, but otherwise the quality is very good.
Video Details
42:18; B&W; sound; V-97; EA010; S. 828
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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 to make the Florida Department of Commerce Chairman a Cabinet member. The questions are followed by a final volley of accusations about NAACP support as a campaign issue. Kinescope. Part Number 2 is DA040.
Video Details
32:20; B&W; sound; V-34 & 35 EA009; S. 828
Gubernatorial elections

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 to make the Florida Department of Commerce Chairman a Cabinet member. The questions are followed by a final volley of accusations about NAACP support as a campaign issue. Kinescope. Part Number 2 is DA040.
Video Details
32:20; B&W; sound; V-34 & 35 EA009; S. 828
Gubernatorial elections

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 the pomp and ceremony of the inauguration itself, with speeches and everyone singing "Suwannee." After the ceremony, well-wishers file through the mansion to greet the governor and his family. There are scenes of the reception that evening in the Capitol Rotunda, including the Cabinet and Supreme Court members. Everyone does the grand march at the end. Produced by the Florida State Advertising Commission.
Video Details
24:05; B&W; sound; V-78 CA175; S. 828
Gubernatorial elections

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. This film never shows Doyle Carlton, though the title card identifies the footage as his inauguration. It is possible that it is the former governor's (John Martin's) inauguration.
Gubernatorial elections

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 with his Cabinet where each member is introduced. Legislative leaders are presented. The new Supreme Court Building is shown and the members are introduced. The footage of the inauguration ceremony shows the front of the Capitol and good wide shots of the audience and news people. Viewers see the governor cutting cake, eating barbecue, and appearing with B.K. Roberts, soon-to-be Chief Justice of the Florida Supreme Court. The footage of the parade has great floats and shows Roberts sitting next to Governor Warren in the reviewing stand.
Video Details
8:45; B&W; sound; V-66 BA050; S. 828
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GOVERNOR DAN McCARTY INAUGURATION

253211
Date
1953
Collection
Video
Video Details
18:00; color; silent; V-115 CA200; S. 828
Description
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GOVERNOR CLAUDE KIRK'S "NO NEW TAXES" ADVERTISEMENT

253208
Date
1970
Collection
Video
Video Details
1:15; color; sound; V-172 S. 828
Description
These are two short commercials put together during Claude Kirk's unsuccessful run for a second term as governor. The commercials depict Reubin Askew as a rattlesnake who will raise taxes and destroy small business.
Gubernatorial elections

JIM SMITH

253510
Date
1987
Collection
Video
Video Details
2:42; color; sound; V-156 P93-013
Description
After the election of Bob Martinez as governor, Jim Smith discusses his recent switch from the Democratic Party to the Republican Party. Videotaped by Bradley White.
Gubernatorial elections

FLORIDA'S INAUGURATIONS

253071
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
14:00; color; sound; V-77 BA140; S.828
Description
This film starts with excellent aerial footage of the Old Capitol. It describes the inaugural format, showing the Burns inauguration, including the taking of the oath of office. It uses black and white photos and footage of the Sydney Catts' inauguration (1917), and color footage of several more recent ones. There are scenes of inaugural parades and the Burns inaugural ball. Produced by FDC and Barton Film Co.
Gubernatorial elections

GOV. CLAUDE KIRK INAUGURATION, KINESCOPE

253206
Date
1967
Collection
Video
Video Details
29:00; b&w; sound; V-112 DA047; S. 828
Description
This film starts with Perry Como singing "If I Had a Hammer" at Gov. Kirk's inauguration. This is a kinescope of a TV program produced by Station WDBO (became WCPX). This film includes the commercials that appeared when it was broadcast. It provides an interesting look at how such an event was "packaged" as a TV program.
Gubernatorial elections

GOV. WAYNE MIXSON INAUGURATION CEREMONY

253212
Date
Jan-87
Collection
Video
Video Details
55:10; color; sound; V-44 S. 1239
Description
This is footage of Gov. Wayne Mixson's inauguration ceremony in the Florida Senate Chamber. Gov. Mixson was the first lieutenant governor to assume the office of governor in Florida history and also held the post for the shortest duration of time, three days. Former Governors LeRoy Collins and Gov. Bob Graham are in attendance. Gov. Collins conducts the ceremony. Gov. Graham's election to the US Senate precipitated Mixson's appointment to the governor's office. Produced by WFSU-TV.
Gubernatorial elections

INAUGURATION SPECIAL PARADE

253268
Date
1979
Collection
Video
Video Details
11:19; color; sound; V-128 BA213; S.1239
Description
This film shows Bob Graham's inaugural parade. There are shots of the crowd with noise, but no individual speakers are seen. There are shots of Lt. Gov. Wayne Mixson, Comptroller Gerald Lewis, Attorney General Jim Smith, Sheriff Ken Katsaris and Treasurer Bill Gunter. Produced by WFSU-TV.
Gubernatorial elections

GOV. FARRIS BRYANT INAUGURATION

253171
Date
3-Jan-61
Collection
Video
Video Details
45:45; color; sound; V-85 EA015; S. 828
Description
This film starts with scenes of a gala party for Bryant on the day before inauguration. Next are scenes of a pre-inauguration breakfast at FSU gym. Gov. Collins and Gov. Bryant make the traditional limousine ride from the Governor's mansion to the Capitol for the ceremony. The film shows the press corps and CBS TV cameras (WTVT) set up for the show. The events include a prayer, introduction of the Governors' wives, the oath of office, handing over of the State Seal, Gov. Bryant's address, the reception line and the inaugural ball.
Gubernatorial elections

GOV. BOB GRAHAM 1979 INAUGURATION

253199
Date
Jan-79
Collection
Video
Video Details
60:00; color; sound; V-147 S. 1239
Description
This is coverage of the first inauguration of Gov. Bob Graham. LeRoy Collins delivers an opening statement and then introduces Graham's Cabinet. Commissioner of Education Ralph Turlington, Commissioner of Agriculture Doyle Connor, Treasurer and Insurance Commissioner Bill Gunter, Comptroller Gerald Lewis, Attorney General Jim Smith, Secretary of State George Firestone and Lt. Gov. Wayne Mixson are sworn in. Gov. Bob Graham is sworn in by Chief Justice Arthur J. England Jr.
Gubernatorial elections

GOV. BOB GRAHAM 1983 INAUGURATION

253200
Date
Jan-83
Collection
Video
Video Details
60:00; color; sound; V-144 S. 1239
Description
This is Florida Public Television's coverage of the January 4, 1983 second inauguration of Gov. Bob Graham. The film covers the inauguration and shows earlier footage of previous governors and their inaugurations. There are short clips of the inaugural ceremonies of governors Askew, Burns, Caldwell, Johns, Collins, McCarty and Warren. Gov. Askew introduces members of the new Cabinet and they are sworn in. Commissioner of Education Ralph Turlington, Treasurer Bill Gunter, Comptroller Gerald Lewis, Attorney General Jim Smith, Secretary of State George Firestone and Lt. Gov. Wayne Mixson are shown. There is a short interview with Gov. LeRoy Collins.
Gubernatorial elections

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