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

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 ...

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...

President Kennedy on the Foreign Burden

232462
Date
1963
Collection
Video
Video Details
25:42; B&W; sound; V-196 DA074; M89-17
Description
President John F. Kennedy speaks at a Democratic fundraiser in Miami. The segment begins with a speech by Florida Representative Dante Fascell. Then, Senator George Smathers embarks on a lengthy speech during which the camera pauses several times. President Kennedy opens his speech with several jocu...

Presidential Campaigning

253396
Date
1972
Collection
Video
Video Details
25:05; color; sound; V-168 S. 1239
Description
This is a compilation of film clips involving presidential candidates. The Republicans shown in the film are Richard Nixon, Paul McClowsky and John Ashbrook. The Democrats shown are: Shirley Chisholm; Bruce Harkey; Hubert Humphrey; Henry Jackson; Edward Kennedy; John Lindsay; Eugene McCarthy; George...

Hotel Beach Party

253257
Date
1967
Collection
Video
Video Details
8:30; color; sound; V-124 BA007; S. 828
Description
Katherine Spaak, Kevin McCarthy, Gypsy Rose Lee, Henny Youngman, Richard Conte, Merle Oberon, columnist Virginia Graham, producer Wendel Mays, author Arthur Hailey, director Richard Kline and costume designer Edith Head all attend the press premiere of the film "Hotel." Everyone meets the reporters ...

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 fo...
Video Details
1:05; B&W; sound; AA276, M89-17

Mullet Country

253339
Date
1970s
Collection
Video
Description
This film uses a folk song as musical introduction and then shows mullet fisherman setting nets at night. It shows scenes around Florida and a sequence of Seminoles in the Everglades. The script says, "The mullet has a long and distinguished history." Viewers see large scale net setting near a beach...
Video Details
13:50; color; sound; V-116 CA212; S. 828

The Adventures of X-14

232407
Date
ca. 1965
Collection
Video
Description
An alien from space lands in St. Petersburg Beach and assumes the form of a kitten. In its travels the alien sees beaches, homes, water skiers, a marina, Criswell's Money Museum, the London Wax Museum, the Aquatarium, the fishing pier, and fishing party boats. The alien then becomes a pelican, gets ...
Video Details
14:30; color; sound; CA058, 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

Haines City High School Band

253227
Date
1957
Collection
Video
Description
This film shows how the Haines City High School Band came to fame and recognition. It takes the viewer to the Conn Instrument Company in Elkhart, Indiana to see brass horn manufacturing, including electronic testing, casting and assembly. The town of Haines City goes all out to raise money for unifo...
Video Details
26:27; color; sound; V-108 DA050; S. 828

Florida Gulf Coast Holiday

253062
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Description
This film begins in Pensacola. Viewers see Fort Pickens, Blue Angels and the Naval Air Station. The film moves to Panama City, where viewers see people frolicking in the surf and teens with a guitar. In Tallahassee, the film shows Apalachee Parkway toward the Old Capitol, FSU and Killearn Gardens St...
Video Details
14:30; color; sound; V-12 CA028; S.828

Large Combo Reel

267783
Collection
Video
Video Details
34:59; color; silent; V-255
Description
This silent film consists of a variety of home movies. Scenes include parades featuring floats from the Leesburg Chamber of Commerce and Silver Springs, Shriner clowns with the Shriner clown car and an African-American marching band with majorettes. There are a number of family related scenes, inc...
Type
Image

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.

HOME MOVIE

253249
Date
1940s
Collection
Video
Video Details
12:33; color; silent; V-150 M83-022
Description
This film shows the Clemons and Stoutamire family in Tallahassee, including May Party festivities, a family gathering, a military man in uniform and more scenes of the May Party.

LISA'S 4TH BIRTHDAY

253299
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
2:45; color; silent; V-203 P99-10 (Reel 7)
Description
This is home movie footage of a young girl's fourth birthday party. Kids eat ice cream and cake. Two young boys with toy guns menace the girls and their mothers. This movie has a great nostalgic feel.

"FACE THE NATION" - KINESCOPE

253013
Date
8-Nov-59
Collection
Video
Video Details
28:25; b&w; sound; V-215 EA038; M89-17
Description
Sen. George Smathers appears on CBS' "Face the Nation" program, where he fields questions posed by journalists William S. White, Russell Jones, William H. Lawrence and program host Stewart Novins. Sen. Smathers provides unscripted responses to inquiries regarding his prediction for a Democratic pres...

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 c...

SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS - CIVIL RIGHTS

253452
Date
1966
Collection
Video
Video Details
4:34; b&w; sound; V-183 AA318; M89-17
Description
Sen. George Smathers suggests that the civil rights movement should purge its black militant factions, citing activist Stokely Carmichael specifically. He comments on James Meredith's demands for blacks to "take the law into their own hands" to enact change. The segment also deals briefly with the r...

HOME MOVIE (loaned by Mrs. J.D. Smith)

253252
Date
1950s and 1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
37:00; color; silent; V-149
Description
This is a mixture of several 8mm home movies done in the Tallahassee area, with subject matter including the May Party, the FSU campus area, and a mother and child outside a residence. There are some great scenes from the 1958 snow in Tallahassee, showing the old post office and other downtown scene...

FLORIDA CONVENTION LAND

253043
Date
1964
Collection
Video
Video Details
14:20; b&w; sound; V-55 CA124; S. 828
Description
The American Society of Travel Agents meets in Miami, hosted by FDC. They party and sightsee at Monkey Jungle and Miami Seaquarium. Viewers see hospitality suites, awards, beach fun and business meetings. Produced by Peter Barton Productions; sponsored by FDC.

INVITATION TO A WINTER

253269
Date
1957
Collection
Video
Video Details
14:40; color; sound; V-52 CA162; S. 828
Description
This film shows homes, downtown, a garden party and a rowing crew race. Viewers see golfers, a Lion's Club fish fry, fishing, swimming, an Easter egg hunt, Little League baseball, churches, a train station, hotels, shuffleboard, shopping, cultural activities and boating. The film also shows Rollins ...

MISS UNIVERSE PAGEANT 1965

253334
Date
Jul-65
Collection
Video
Video Details
14:37; color; sound; V-70 CA057; S. 828
Description
In this film, the contestants ride miniature cars, give a fashion show and have a press party. There is a "Little Miss Universe" Contest. As the main competition starts, newspaper columnist Earl Wilson and photographer Philippe Heelsman are seen. John Daly and Sally Anne Howse are TV hosts, while Ja...

SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS - J. EDGAR HOOVER INTERVIEW

253467
Date
ca. 1960s
Collection
Video
Description
Sen. George Smathers interviews FBI Chief J. Edgar Hoover on crime. Hoover comments on juvenile crime and recommends several measures to stop it. 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 com...
Video Details
4:45; b&w; sound; V-180 AA277; M89-17

VOTING IN LEON COUNTY

253602
Date
25-Aug-76
Collection
Video
Video Details
11:25; color; sound, V-237 BA372; S.1239
Description
Leon County Elections Supervisor Wilma Sullivan, comments on the voter registration process, voter records management and the transition to computer-based tracking methods in 1968. There is additional footage of voting machines, security measures, explanation of the absentee ballot voting methods an...

PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES

253397
Date
1952 and 1956
Collection
Video
Description
This home movie shows General Dwight D. Eisenhower giving a speech at the Tampa Stadium in 1952. He is seen shaking hands and riding in a convertible. The film continues with Adlai Stevenson in downtown Tampa, shaking hands and later talking to George Smathers. The 1956 segment shows Estes Kefauv...
Video Details
5:50; color; silent; V-178 H-32

PRESIDENT JOHNSON AT PRESIDENTIAL DINNER

253393
Date
6-Mar-64
Collection
Video
Video Details
29:00; b&w; sound; V-69 DA035; S. 828
Description
This film was shot in Miami. Kate Smith is heard singing "God Bless America " and Ed Sullivan is seen briefly. Gov. Bryant introduces Sen. Spessard Holland, then introduces President Johnson. He tells several humorous anecdotes and praises Florida congressmen. He describes the Democratic Party's rol...

CORAL GABLES: THE FLAPPER AT 40

252962
Date
1965
Collection
Video
Video Details
14:30; color; sound; V-15 CA147; S. 828
Description
This film was made in celebration of Coral Gables' 40th birthday. It shows Merrick Manor (with a coral gable), the residence of the Rev. Solomon Merrick, the first person to build in the area. The film shows many examples of architecture, landscaping and waterways. People wear 1920s costumes to a go...

GOV. CLAUDE KIRK INTERVIEW

253207
Date
Late 1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
4:50; b&w; sound; V-46 AA101; S. 1239
Description
This is an interview with Gov. Kirk concerning his status as a Republican governor in a predominantly Democratic state. He mentions that he has started a war on crime and that President Johnson wants to study it. Kirk also tells why he vetoed a Head Start Program, saying that this move resulted in a...

PRESIDENT CARTER IN TALLAHASSEE

253392
Date
9-Oct-80
Collection
Video
Video Details
29:27; color; silent and sound; V-210 DA082; S.1239
Description
This is a poorly edited film of President Jimmy Carter speaking to a gathering of Florida Democrats at the North Florida Fairgrounds in Tallahassee. Gov. Bob Graham, Reubin Askew, Sen. Claude Pepper and other Florida politicians are also present. The President's speech has several portions removed f...

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