Research: The Common Denominator

253417
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Description
Rod Serling of the "Twilight Zone" television series hosts this look at developments in transportation technology. Hollywood science fiction-style music accompanies an overview of roadway research in which "break-away" signage, hologram highway markers, GPS highway navigation prototypes, crash dummi...
Video Details
25:30; color; sound; V-206 DA084; 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

Citrus Boulevard

252948
Date
1965
Collection
Video
Description
This film provides a look at Highway 27 on the way to Miami. Viewers see: Silver Springs; Leesburg; the Citrus Tower with high scenic vistas of orange groves; and an amphibious vehicle. A model swipes an orange from a tree in the Governor's Grove where each tree, "belongs" to a state governor. The f...
Video Details
13:30; color; sound; V-10 BA113; 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

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

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

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

Anastasia State Park

267751
Collection
Video
Video Details
03:38; color; sound; s. 1825, Box 1, Film 5; V-253
Description
This film is a narrated public service announcement for Anastasia State Park off of U.S. 1 (AIA) near St. Augustine. The film begins with a driving scene through the park, showing campers and camping amenities, such as a playground and concession stand. A park ranger is shown playing along with ch...
Type
Image

Governor Bryant Press Conference

267697
Collection
Video
Description
In this film, Governor Farris Bryant answers questions at a press conference on topics including: the Florida Exhibition at the New York World's Fair; civil rights legislation; a scenic highway crossing Dade and Monroe Counties; the construction of I-75 between Georgia and Tampa; the St. Augustine r...
Video Details
21:19; B&W; sound; DA115; V-248
Type
Image

Fabulous Florida

267702
Collection
Video
Description
This film offers a narrated tour of Florida, highlighting the North, Central and Southern regions. It features shots of: St. Augustine; Tallahassee; Jacksonville; Daytona Beach; Tampa; St. Petersburg; Palm Beach; Ft. Lauderdale; Miami Beach and Key West. The attractions mentioned include: Stephen F...
Video Details
28:17; color; sound; DA145; V-250
Type
Image

HIGHWAY AERIALS AND TRAFFIC JAMS

253233
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
3:20; color; silent; V-28 AA027; S. 828
Description
This film is a series of bumpy aerials showing highways, toll booths and bridge interchanges. There are several shots of backed-up traffic (locations unknown). The cars all date in the 1950s.

HIGHWAY HORIZONS

253234
Date
early 1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
14:30; color; sound; V-207 BA325; S. 828
Description
This film opens with Gov. Farris Bryant speaking from a vantage point overlooking Apalachee Parkway (Highway 27) in Tallahassee. The roadway is an example of the progressive new four-lane highway system project underway in the state. The film continues with many shots of Florida's "attractive" highw...

FLORIDA HIGHWAY PATROL #4

253065
Date
24-Feb-71
Collection
Video
Video Details
9:30; color; silent; V-135
Description
Florida highway patrolmen at Camp Blanding practice marksmanship on a shooting range. There is pop-up target practice with machine guns and shotguns. The end sequence is a riot formation by uniformed troopers.

FLORIDA HIGHWAY PATROL #2

253063
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
12:00; b&w; silent; V-135
Description
This film contains accident scenes showing dead and injured people being removed from wrecked cars and damaged automobiles being pulled from ditches.

FLORIDA HIGHWAY PATROL #3

253064
Date
4-Nov-64
Collection
Video
Video Details
5:00; color; silent; V-135
Description
This film shows groups of men playing "rioters." They taunt patrolmen as they practice riot control maneuvers at the Orlando airport.

FLORIDA HIGHWAY PATROL #20

253069
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
2:43; b&w; silent; V-136
Description
This film shows recruits in classes undergoing DWI training. One recruit, obviously under the influence, is made to go through a series of exercises. It is pretty funny, even without sound.

FLORIDA HIGHWAY PATROL #29

253070
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
11:12; b&w; silent; V-136
Description
This film seems to have a drivers' education theme. There are scenes of classes, a parade, eye examinations, license printing and stock car racing.

TRAFFIC

253578
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
9:25; color; silent; V-118 BA022; S. 828
Description
This film has scenes of highway construction including an overpass. Then, there are scenes of cars backed up at a busy intersection and on a roadway. Construction machinery includes bulldozers and a drag-line. One street sign says "Jacksonville City Limit."

GOV. FARRIS BRYANT HIGHWAY PROGRAM STATEMENTS

253169
Date
Jan-64
Collection
Video
Video Details
5:16; b&w; sound; V-219 AA451; S. 828
Description
Gov. Bryant praises the success of the Florida Turnpike Authority upon the opening of the completed Sunshine State Parkway. He also comments on the upcoming commemoration activities for I-75 and plans to expand Florida's "attractive and modern" highway system to benefit from its implementation. Prod...

FLORIDA HIGHWAY PATROL #18

253068
Date
1964
Collection
Video
Video Details
23:44; b&w; silent; V-136
Description
This is raw footage of film #249 (FHP#13). It includes some scenes not shown in 465, but has no sound. The film quality is poor.

MAIN STREET FLORIDA

253310
Date
Jul-80
Collection
Video
Video Details
13:40; color; sound; V-60 BA085; S. 828
Description
This film is all about Florida's Turnpike. It uses folk singing with banjo and a blues song with harmonica as background while showing people using turnpike facilities. Viewers see a "typical" American family and newlyweds visiting places along the way. Sites include Cape Canaveral, Disney World, Bo...

CIRCUS OF SUMMER FUN

252947
Date
11-Jun-63
Collection
Video
Video Details
1:50; b&w; silent; V-95 AA149; S. 828
Description
This was a news piece about the FDC campaign called "Circus of Summer Fun," which was created to encourage tourism. In the film, a vacationing family is stopped and "arrested" by Tallahassee City Police and Florida Highway Patrol and rewarded with a free weekend at a motel in Fort Lauderdale. Produc...

FLORIDA HIGHWAY PATROL #6

253066
Date
22-Apr-69
Collection
Video
Video Details
31:00; color; silent; V-135
Description
A trooper in uniform demonstrates equipment and techniques used in riot control. His "antagonist" is a patrolman disguised as a hippie with a long wig and peace symbols on his clothes. The next sequence is an FHP official inspecting troops and addressing the camera. Then, a group of troopers practic...

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,...

FABRICATION OF BRIDGE SECTIONS

253012
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
21:03; color; silent; V-113 CA251; P84-048
Description
This is footage of the techniques involved in road and bridge construction, showing how cylindrical concrete supports and highway overpass sections are made. The parts are placed on barges and floated to the construction site. Then, the supports are pounded into the ocean floor. Afterwards, slabs ar...

FLORIDA'S TURNPIKE

253122
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
13:00; color; sound; V-1 BA023; S. 828
Description
This film tells how Florida's Turnpike was developed. Scenes of the Florida interior and Miami Beach are included. It features Florida Highway Patrol Troop K, motorist assistance and rest stop facilities. It tells how the turnpike is a major commercial facility for produce. The film shows Department...

TALLAHASSEE FAMOUS PEOPLE

253553
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
31:00; color; sound; V-121 EA018; S.1239
Description
This film shows famous people discussing a variety of topics. The following people are included in the footage: Speaker of the House of Representatives Don Tucker; Miami Senator Jack Gordon; Leon County Supervisor of Elections Wilma Sullivan; Congressman Bill Gunter; State Sen. Pat Thomas; Coach Rud...

CASEY CASON'S 80TH BIRTHDAY

252933
Date
1991
Collection
Video
Video Details
18:55; color; sound; V-163 P93-013
Description
Highway patrol Captain Owen "Casey" Cason celebrates his 80th birthday on the 22nd floor of the Capitol in Tallahassee on September 3, 1991. The celebration is attended by the following Florida dignitaries: former Governors Reubin Askew, Bob Graham and Wayne Mixson; Gov. Bob Martinez; U.S. Sen. Lawt...

FLORIDA: PROFILE OF PROGRESS

253084
Date
1957
Collection
Video
Video Details
28:00; color; sound; V-89 DA051; S.828
Description
This is long version of BA087. It tells how Florida is a growing market for industry, showing various plants' employees sunning and golfing. See Martin (aerospace), Pratt and Whitney, phosphate mining, paper and pulp, citrus and other produce. Cattle, seafood, hydroelectric power, gas pipeline, airp...

GOV. FARRIS BRYANT AT TAMPA FAIR LUNCHEON

253183
Date
11-Feb-64
Collection
Video
Video Details
25:15; b&w; sound; V-161 DA030; S. 828
Description
Gov. Bryant speaks on the Florida State Fair, President Kennedy's visit the year before, changes in retailing and banking, and notes the interaction of state and federal governments. He also describes procedures needed in the welfare system, care for the aged and care for the mentally disabled. He s...

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