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

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

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...

Third Grade Class Gives Up Halloween For Disaster Victims

329431
Date
October 1989
Collection
Video
Description
Reporter Lee Mainella of the Florida News Service visits the classroom of Tallahassee third-graders at Sealey Elementary who gave up their Halloween candy and trick-or-treated for Red Cross donations to support hurricane and earthquake relief. The students, dressed in their Halloween costumes, discu...
Video Details
2:05; color; sound

Fifteen Years with 4-WTVJ

245398
Date
1964
Collection
Video
Description
Host Ralph Rennick shows footage and stories that Miami TV station WTVJ collected in its first 15 years on the air. Mitchell Wolfson, co-host, founded the station, as well as Wometco Enterprises. There are scenes of the 1951 Orange Bowl Parade, the 1951 Senate Crime Hearings in Dade County on gamb...
Video Details
1964/29:25; B&W; sound; V-95 DA044; 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

Earl LeRoy Saffer Miami Beach Home Movies

295838
Date
1926
Collection
Video
Description
Earl LeRoy Saffer was an entrepreneur and amateur pilot who, according to his granddaughter, "lived high" during the 1920s. In 1932, Saffer and his family moved from Miami to New York. The family narrowly escaped the 1926 hurricane, running from one building to another just before the first building...
Video Details
22:00; B&W; silent; V-256; BA438

HURRICANE ELOISE

253266
Date
Sep-75
Collection
Video
Video Details
8:04; color; silent; V-131 BA207; S.1239
Description
This film shows hurricane preparation and damage in the Panama City area. There is shelter footage and some actual hurricane footage. Produced by WFSU-TV.

HURRICANE AGNES

253264
Date
Jun-72
Collection
Video
Video Details
12:24; color; sound; V-132 BA206; S.1239
Description
This film shows hurricane damage on the coast at Panacea, Shell Point and Alligator Point. It includes interviews with victims. Produced by WFSU-TV.

GOV. BOB GRAHAM & HURRICANE KATE

253198
Date
1985
Collection
Video
Video Details
15:57; color; sound; V-154 P93-013
Description
Gov. Graham takes off in a military helicopter and surveys damage done around the Apalachicola area by Hurricane Kate. Graham talks to reporters and residents about federal, state and local aid. Videotaped by Bradley White.

HURRICANE ELOISE

253265
Date
Sep-75
Collection
Video
Video Details
9:50; color; sound; V-131 BA007; S.1239
Description
In this film, a newscaster talks to tourists and residents in a shelter in Panama City during Hurricane Eloise. There are interviews with business people and law enforcement officers about the precautions taken. Produced by WFSU-TV.

OUT OF A WILDERNESS

253372
Date
21-Apr-67
Collection
Video
Video Details
13:17; color; sound, V-240 CA291
Description
This film follows the Florida Power and Light Company's conversion of Turkey Point from "a barren wasteland of mangroves and mud" into a beautiful wildlife sanctuary and recreation center complete with a power plant and two nuclear reactors. It shows the construction of the power plant, its reactor,...

GOV. HAYDON BURNS CABINET MEETING; RE: WORLD'S FAIR SKI SHOW SUCCESS

253187
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
29:55; b&w; sound; V-70 DA039; S. 828
Description
This Cabinet meeting with Gov. Burns includes mention of supplemental federal disaster relief to Florida of $1 million for hurricane damage. Charles Campbell (chairman of the FDC and the Executive Committee of New York World's Fair Authority) is introduced, as well as the rest of the World's Fair Au...

THE WEEK THAT FLEW

253623
Date
2-Dec-66
Collection
Video
Video Details
14:22; color; sound; V-118 CA227; S. 828
Description
A group of industrial and financial writers is given a look at industrial Florida on a tour sponsored by the FDC. They leave New York City on a National Airlines jet and go to Tallahassee. The film shows the Capitol, the Governor's Mansion, Gov. Burns, aerials of Jacksonville, street views, and St. ...

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