Archie Shepp

253501
Date
1978
Collection
Video
Description
This is interview and lecture footage of jazz saxophonist and social activist Archie Shepp at Florida State University. Mr. Shepp comments on jazz music trends, poverty, politics, civil rights, culture and society. The interview segment is conducted by newscaster Lucius Gant. Produced by WFSU-TV.
Video Details
15:40; color; sound CA309; S.1239
Interview with jazz

University of Florida Football Interviews

267763
Collection
Video
Description
This film opens with several takes of Tom Shannon, quarterback for the University of Florida Gators, following a scripted dialogue. Later, Shannon is interviewed by Otis Boggs, and discusses the upcoming season as well as the strength of the UF team. Otis Boggs also interviews Gator Coach, Ray Graves. Topics of conversation include the toughness of the season's schedule, and the new "three-team" system. The film ends in the middle of the interview.
Video Details
09:33; B&W; sound; BA112; V-254
Interviews

Reverend C.K. Steele (Part I)

232431
Date
1979
Collection
Video
Description
This film begins with a church function at which a variety of people speak. The Reverend C.K. Steele is in attendance but does not speak. There is footage of a demonstration outside the Capitol, and an interview with FSU President Bernie Sliger, who talks about Steele receiving his honorary doctorate degree from Florida State. Also included is footage of the ceremony at which Steele receives the degree. There is an interview with Steele at his home in Tallahassee. The film ends with segments of an interview with the owner of Speed's Grocery, who discusses racial concerns in Tallahassee during the 1950s and 1960s. Produced by WFSU-TV.
Video Details
11:13; color; sound; BA209
, and an interview with FSU President

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
true

Senator George Smathers Reports - J. Edgar Hoover Communism Interview

232413
Date
ca. 1960s
Collection
Video
Description
Senator George Smathers interviews FBI director J. Edgar Hoover regarding the threat of communism. Hoover states that communism is still as much a threat as ever and that the American Communist Party, part of an international criminal conspiracy, is committed to the overthrow of the government by force and violence. Produced by the Senate Recording Studios.
Video Details
1:05; B&W; sound; AA276, M89-17
interviews FBI director J. Edgar

Sally Stevens- A Lady Cabbie

253534
Date
1972
Collection
Video
Description
A WFSU-TV reporter conducts an in-car interview with Sally Stevens, an African-American woman, and Tallahassee's first female cab driver. Mrs. Stevens talks about her decision to become a cab driver, customer reaction and interaction, job risks and job satisfaction. The camera captures good images of Tallahassee's downtown area while she drives. Produced by WFSU-TV.
Video Details
3:45; color; sound; V-185 AA353; S.1239
true

Vibrations: Julian Bond/Frenchtown/Pitts & Lee March

232436
Date
1978
Collection
Video
Description
This is footage from WFSU-TV's "Vibrations" program. Interviewer Lucias Gant talks with Georgia Sen. Julian Bond about civil rights issues. There is additional footage of Sen. Bond giving a speech. There is interview footage with the Leon County Director of Community Improvement discussing the Frenchtown Improvement Project. Members of Tallahassee's Bethel Baptist Church march to the Capitol in protest of the wrongful imprisonment of Freddie Lee Pitts and Wilbert Lee. Produced by WFSU-TV.
Video Details
24:11; color; sound; DA140
true

Beekeeper

244978
Date
1970s
Collection
Video
Video Details
1970s / 12:25; color; sound; V-130 CA260; S. 1239
Description
In this film, beekeeper George H. Strickland of Sopchoppy is interviewed. Among the things discussed are hotwiring to keep bears out of the hives, using smoke to control the bees and techniques used in harvesting honey. Shown working with Strickland is Bernie Kemp, also from Sopchoppy. Produced by WFSU-TV.
. Strickland is interviewed

African-American Farmers

252869
Date
1979
Collection
Video
Video Details
19:25; color; silent and sound; V-218 CA315; S.1239
Description
This film features interviews and incidental footage of African-American farmers of the Tallahassee area. The farmers discuss their backgrounds and history working the land and living in the area. There is additional silent footage at the end of the film. Produced by WFSU-TV.
interviews and incidental footage

Cracker Trio Part Four

320514
Date
1995
Collection
Video
Description
In this raw footage interview, blues singer Diamond Teeth Mary McClain describes her professional music career from 1937-present.
Interviews

Astrology

252885
Date
5/6/1977
Collection
Video
Description
A WFSU-TV reporter interviews a local astrologer. The astrologer explains the difference between popular astrology and the "scientific" astrology that she practices. She discusses perceptions of alternative religions, as well as her background, her personal philosophies and organized religion. The segment ends with a tarot card demonstration. Produced by WFSU-TV.
Video Details
12:05; color; sound; V-187 BA236; S.1239
is interviewed by a WFSU-TV reporter.

Jake Gaither

232399
Date
1970s
Collection
Video
Description
This film is a tribute to Jake Gaither, ex-head football coach at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee. It contains an interview with Coach Gaither at his home in Tallahassee, as well as some FAMU football footage. Produced by WFSU-TV.
Video Details
4:20; color; sound; aa265, s. 1239
Interviews

Interviews With LeRoy Collins For "Great Floridians"

232428
Date
1970s
Collection
Video
Description
The program starts with Collins talking about his loss in the 1968 Senate race, and the relation of that loss to the civil rights issue. Moves on to footage of Collins in the woods with a group of children discussing Kipling's poem "If." The film then moves to the 1960 Democratic Convention. Collins is introduced by Frank Church. John F. Kennedy and his family are introduced, including his mother, three of his sisters, and his two brothers. There are short clips of Eleanor Roosevelt, Lyndon B. Johnson, Lady Bird Johnson, Hubert Humphrey, and Walter Cronkite. Collins gives the opening address and introduces Adlai Stevenson. Stevenson then introduces John F. Kennedy as the next president of the United States.
Video Details
19:50; color & B&W; sound; V-146
Interviews

Julio 26

232435
Date
1960
Collection
Video
Description
This film is a documentary that reflects on the first six months and 26 days of Fidel Castro's rule of Cuba. It has press conference footage of Castro resigning as Cuba's prime minister and a brief interview with a WCKT reporter. Other officials in the Cuban government are also interviewed. The film covers various state programs instituted by the new government and ends with footage of the Julio 26 celebration in Havana. Produced by WCKT Television.
Video Details
28:17; B&W; sound; EA024
brief interview with a WCKT

Roxcy Bolton

254525
Date
2001
Collection
Video
Description
In this 2001 oral history interview with Coral Gables Television, Roxcy Bolton discusses her descent from a pioneer Mississippi farming family and how the values instilled by that background led to her life of social activism. She recounts her experiences working with political figures to effect social change both locally and nationally, her encounters with individuals in need of assistance, and her philosophy of helping others in need.
Video Details
27:07; color; sound; M94-1.
Interviews

Senator George Smathers Reports - Senator Stuart Symington

253489
Date
ca. 1958
Collection
Video
Description
Senator George Smathers interviews Senator Stuart Symington of Missouri, former director of the Strategic Air Command. Senator Symington responds to President Eisenhower's 1958 State of the Union Address. He asserts that the United States is falling behind the Russians in missile research, bomber and submarine production and military spending. He complains that more military development is needed, especially in the wake of Sputnik. Produced by the Senate Recording Studios.
Video Details
4:45; b&w; sound; V-184 AA329; M89-17
interviews Sen. Stuart Symington...

Jake Gaither: Teacher, Coach, Citizen

322861
Date
1984
Collection
Video
Description
This documentary includes interviews with former players and coaches paying tribute to Florida A&M head football coach Jake Gaither. Gaither talks about his players and explains his coaching philosophy which centers on the idea that football is only preparation for the "game of life" and good citizenship.
Video Details
29:28; color; sound;
true

Florida State University History (Part 2)

253109
Date
circa 1975-76
Collection
Video
Description
This film shows FSU basketball, athletic trainer Don Fauls, football, theater, the Nuclear Science department, the golf course, an interview with Bobby Bowden, the radio station, fencing, Hugh Durham basketball camp, and Gov. Reubin Askew greeting King Hussein at the airport. Produced by WFSU-TV.
Video Details
21:45; color; some sound; V-133 CA253; S.1239
true

Discover Native America Part One

320934
Date
1993
Collection
Video
Description
Part one of raw footage for Seminole Tribe Production titled Discover Native America.This video includes footage of Bettie Mae Jumper telling a story; Paul Simmons explaining alligator wrestling; ceremonial dance competitions; ceremonial chanting and drumming; interview with dancer Garlend J.C.; young dance competitor Brittney Morris and a Native American ventriloquist.
true

Gov. LeRoy Collins on Civil Rights

253194
Date
22-May-80
Collection
Video
Description
Gov. LeRoy Collins reflects on the civil rights movement in an interview with a WFSU-TV reporter. He states that during his tenure as governor he felt that change had to come peacefully in order to be effective. He comments that his experiences with civil rights leaders and as Commissioner of the Community Relations Service convinced him that integration would have a positive impact on society. The segment ends with the former Governor commenting that his religious beliefs made him sympathetic with the civil rights movement and additional commentary on his friendship with Dr. Martin Luther King. Produced by WFSU-TV.
Video Details
8:35; color; sound, V-239 BA334; S.1239
movement in an interview with a

Bobby Bowden

232398
Date
1977
Collection
Video
Description
Football coach Bobby Bowden comments on his first season as head coach of Florida State University's football program. He shares his philosophy on coaching and comments on the hardships of the game on his family. He reflects on his early aspirations of playing and coaching football. The segment contains additional silent footage of the FSU football team practicing. Produced by WFSU-TV.
Video Details
13:53; color; sound; ca268, s. 1239
Interviews

Bethune-Cookman College: A Rock in a Weary Land

232412
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
26:55; B&W; sound; V-171, s.1239
Description
This is an excellent film on Bethune-Cookman College. It begins with student protests on other college campuses. The film then switches to the tranquil campus of Bethune-Cookman College in Daytona Beach, a predominately African-American college founded by the late Mary McLeod Bethune. There is an overview of the school and its individual departments, including interviews with Richard Moore (President), Dr. Rabie J. Gainous (Department of Science and Mathematics), Herine Banks (Dean of Women), and Edward Rodriquez (Administrator of the Mary Bethune Foundation). Students express their views and ambitions throughout the film. The apparent purpose for the production of this film was to obtain additional funding for the school.
interviews with Richard Moore

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University: The 100 Before the World/Les Cents Devant Le Monde

232422
Date
1989
Collection
Video
Description
In this film, Florida A&M University is the sole representative of the United States in France's 200th Bastille Day Parade in Paris. This film covers FAMU's participation in the parade from day one. It shows the band practicing, sightseeing, interacting with other participants, and participating in the parade. Dr. Foster, the band's creator and director, is interviewed throughout the film.
Video Details
21:10; color; sound; V-167
and director, is interviewed

Reverend Hudson - Reverend C.K. Steele Interview

253261
Date
22-May-80
Collection
Video
Description
The Rev. Hudson of Bethel Baptist Church in Tallahassee discusses the role that church life played in the struggle for desegregation. He comments that the church was the integral element in unifying all the disparate organizations in the civil rights movement and adds additional thoughts on the role of prominent leaders in those organizations. Produced by WFSU-TV.
Video Details
8:30; color; sound, V-239 BA333; S.1239
- Reverend C.K. Steele Interview

Parent Option/Bailey-Ervin Plan

253377
Date
early 1960s
Collection
Video
Description
The Bailey-Ervin plan was an anti-integration proposal put together by State Superintendent Tom Bailey and Attorney General Richard Ervin. The plan was intended to encompass the two ideologies of segregation and free public schools. In this broadcast by WTBT-TV, John Evans interviews the two men. Ervin and Bailey express the belief that white parents should be given an option that allows them to send their children to private schools, using state subsidies, rather than sending them to integrated public schools.
Video Details
12:10; b&w; sound; V-151 S. 828
interviews the two men. Ervin

Garden of Eden

253143
Date
1972
Collection
Video
Description
WFSU-TV reporter Diane Hoffman interviews E.E. Calaway, author of "In the Beginning," who claims that Florida's Torreya State Park is the biblical Garden of Eden. Mr. Callaway recites passages from the Bible that describe the mystical garden and compares them to features along the Apalachicola River. He attests that two features of the landscape prove his claim. The first is that the Apalachicola River is the only river in the world with four heads. The second is the presence of the gopherwood tree, which Noah used to build the ark. According to Callaway, the Bible claims that both elements were unique to the legendary garden and they are unique to Torreya State Park. Produced by WFSU-TV.
Video Details
11:55; color; sound; V-189 BA262; S.1239
Hoffman interviews E.E. Calaway

Cracker Trio Part Three

320933
Date
1995
Collection
Video
Description
This video includes raw footage interviews with Tommy Walton, Blind Willie Brown and Diamond Teeth Mary McClain. Walton discusses being a classic blues performers and making a living as a musician. Brown, speaks of growing up in Florida, learning piano, and attending Florida School for the Deaf and Blind. McClain discusses her professional music career from 1937-present. Shots include interior and exteriors of buildings at Cracker Country in Tampa.
true

Compass Points South

252956
Date
ca. 1960s
Collection
Video
Description
In this film, Wayne Ferris talks to Senator George Smathers about his trip to Latin America. Most of the program deals with the communist threat to the Latin American region. The show is comprised primarily of footage shot during Smathers' trip to various locations in the Caribbean and South America. Scenes include: riots in Panama over control of the Canal Zone, and footage of Fidel Castro shaking his fist and meeting with Russian leader, Anastas Mikoyan. Later, there is footage of an interview by Miami reporter, Dick Lobo, with Generalissimo, Raphael Trujillo, of the Dominican Republic. The segment on Venezuela includes 1958 footage of Vice President Richard Nixon's motorcade being stoned by angry protesters. There are a few brief scenes of Smathers meeting with Venezuelan President Bettencourt. There are brief shots of Haiti and Puerto Rico, including Smathers' meeting with the Haitian President. Senator Smathers comments that student exchange programs may improve relations with Latin America. Mr. Ferris closes the program with recommendations, such as: price stabilization measures; mineral quotas; market subsidies; and improved foreign aid. Produced by WCKT of Miami.
Video Details
28:07; b&w; sound; V-195 DA073; M89-17
, there is footage of an interview

The Wardlaw-Smith Mansion

296304
Date
1978
Collection
Video
Description
This film chronicles the purchase and restoration of the Wardlaw-Smith Mansion in Madison by residents William and Sue Goza. Built in 1860 by Benjamin F. Wardlaw, this antebellum mansion served both as a makeshift hospital after the Civil War battle of Olustee and as lodging along the escape route of former U.S. Vice President and Confederate General John C. Breckenridge. The narrated film includes extensive footage of the house during its restoration. Madison contractor Dawson Rutherford gives an interview on the front porch of the house. He describes the difficulties of working on such a large historic structure and the difficulty of demolishing the Depression-era filling station on the property. Despite this, he believes the mansion will be an enjoyable home for the Goza family and a showplace for the Madison community. Upon completion of the restoration, people move antique furniture back into the mansion. In the library and parlor, William Goza recounts the history of the home and expresses his hope that the people of Florida and Madison County will preserve and enjoy the house for many years to come. This film was produced by North Florida Films.
Video Details
16:00; color; sound; V-257; CA320
true

Florida Folk Arts Conference 1978

232396
Date
1978
Collection
Video
Video Details
08:12; color; sound; V-192; flba010; S. 1579; Media 1980-1
Description
This film has footage of the 1978 Florida Folk Arts Conference held at the Stephen Foster Memorial in White Springs, Florida. Folklorist Alan Jabbour, director of the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress, defines folk art and folklife for an off-camera interviewer. Folklorists Peggy Bulger and Ralph Rinzler, dulcimer player Jean Ritchie, shakuhachi player and ethnomusicologist Dale Olsen, and Florida Folk Festival director Thelma Boltin are also shown. The film contains additional footage of a square dance and musical performances. Produced by WJCT-TV. Photographs from the conference can be found in S 1577, Box 16, folder 33.
Type
Moving Image
true

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