Water Hyacinth: The Silent Aggressor

232451
Date
1977
Collection
Video
Description
This is an educational film about water hyacinth, the invasive aquatic plant that has become a nuisance to Florida waterways. The film discusses the plant's South American origin and its introduction to the United States. Florida hyacinth expert Al Burkhalter of the Florida Department of Natural Res...
Video Details
29:18; color; sound; V-205 RG500; S1187 Number 2

Florida's Emerald Isle, Marco Island

232443
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Description
This film begins with people enjoying the surf, a visit to a shell mound, and a visit to the only modern home in the island's interior. The film also examines the coco plum fruit, French mulberry plant, wild coffee plants and other plants. Viewers see locations such as Snook Haven Marina, Snook Hole...
Video Details
13:20; color; sound; CA023

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

The Changing Face of Florida

252940
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
14:24; color; sound; V-214 CA319; S. 828
Description
This is about the rapid population and industrial growth in Florida, "the nation's new frontier for industry." There are scenes of Florida’s workers on the job: in aircraft assembly factories; garment factories; steel mills; citrus groves; paper mills; and power plants. Florida's "business friendl...

The Miracle of Flowers

253324
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Description
This film begins with beautiful time-lapse photography of flowers blooming. It shows the entire process in Florida, including planting and arrangements in homes, offices and weddings. Viewers see cutting, grading, packaging and shipping, as well as the preparation of plastic-covered greenhouses. The...
Video Details
14:05; color; sound; V-61 CA171; S. 828

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

Bottled Sunshine...A Juicy Story

232432
Date
1968
Collection
Video
Description
The story of Florida citrus cultivation. We see total processing at Tropicana in Bradenton. Also shows their glass plant and the Tropicana train, "the only regularly scheduled unit train in food industry history," featuring a mile of refrigerated box cars. Use of pulp as dairy feed is shown. Also se...
Video Details
15:50; color; sound; CA019

Flower of Tampa

232433
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Description
This film uses the story of a young man visiting his uncle, a cigar manufacturer, in Tampa to showcase the city's cigar industry. Along the way the young man meets an attractive young woman who takes him on a tour of Ybor City and the cigar plant where all aspects of cigar making are discussed, and ...
Video Details
27:00; color; sound; P97-002

Million Acre Playground

232446
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Description
This film depicts the work of the Central and Southern Florida Flood Control District in maintaining the Everglades. There are lots of wildlife and recreational scenes. It includes airboats, deer hunting with hounds, duck hunting, frog gigging, fishing, camping and the Okeechobee Waterway Cross Stat...
Video Details
14:10; color; sound; V-28 CA129; S. 828

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

Florida's Land of Gracious Living

253078
Date
Oct-65
Collection
Video
Description
The script starts by asking, "What is land?" A long philosophical answer is given over scenes of life in Putnam County. The film shows farming, cattle, rodeo, sailing and bass fishing, including underwater photography. Viewers also see gladiolus farms, residences in Palatka, a utility plant, the Hud...
Video Details
13:20; b&w; sound; V-18 BA048; S.828

This Good Land We Love! The Story of Wildlife Conservation and the Edward Ball Wildlife Foundation

296133
Date
1972
Collection
Video
Description
Edward Ball was the longtime associate and brother-in-law of financier Alfred I. Dupont. He became trustee and manager of the Dupont Estates as well as leader of the St. Joe Paper Corporation in North Florida. This narrated film includes color footage and descriptions of four Florida wildlife sanctu...
Video Details
28:00; color; sound; V-257; EA051
Type
moving image

Danes Visit Clermont 2

267780
Date
1967
Collection
Video
Video Details
05:44; color; silent; V-255
Description
This footage features female skiers with Danish, and "People to People," flags skiing at Cypress Gardens. The footage also includes: people playing in the water; sitting in what appears to be a theater or conference room; a table display on Denmark at the Cooper Memorial Library; a woman sewing Dan...
Type
Image

CRYSTAL RIVER NUCLEAR PLANT/ FLORIDA AGRICULTURAL AND MECHANICAL UNIVERSITY ART SHOW

252965
Date
1980s
Collection
Video
Video Details
11:26; color; sound and silent; V-187 BA233; S. 1239
Description
This segment contains extensive silent footage of the interior of the plant. In a short interview, a plant administrator remarks on the history of the facility and on the construction of the plant. He discusses the advantages of nuclear power sources over those of fossil fuels, denoting American ind...

HYACINTH: MENACE ON THE MOVE

253267
Date
1970s
Collection
Video
Video Details
10:12; color; sound, V-242 S. 1825 Box 1, #2
Description
This film documents the threat hydrilla presents to Florida waterways. Captain Ken Alvarez of the Florida Board of Parks comments on the hydrilla's destructive effects on the native aquatic environment. The film explains the plant's survival traits and details how it spreads to new areas. The film s...

MARISA AND THE MERMAID: FLORIDA'S WAR ON WATER WEEDS

253316
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
13:10; color; sound; V-60 CA131; S. 828
Description
This film tells how the Central and Southern Florida Flood Control District is dealing with aquatic weeds. The film focuses on the water hyacinth, an introduced South American plant. It shows experiments at the University of Florida using Marisa Snails (with USDA) and use of manatees procured by Mia...

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,...

McARTHUR ICE CREAM PLANT

253318
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
4:30; b&w; sound; V-41 AA004; S.828
Description
The McArthur Ice Cream Plant in Fort Lauderdale is shown in a step-by-step description of ice cream production. Sponsored by FDC.

WORLD'S WINTER STRAWBERRY CAPITAL

253650
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
13:50; color; sound; V-83 CA117; S. 828
Description
This film shows scenes of the State Fair, Plant City Strawberry Festival, local schools, churches, baseball spring training, golf, tennis, fishing, local businesses, banks, and city and county buildings. Viewers see train and bus transportation, as well as the airport, shopping center, post office, ...

ART CHEEK'S ORGANIC GARDEN

252944
Date
1975
Collection
Video
Video Details
7:10; color; sound; V-190 BA282; S.1239
Description
Art Cheek demonstrates how to tie off bean and tomato plants. He displays seedlings in his greenhouse and displays cabbages in his garden. He also explains how planting various herbs around the perimeter of his garden acts as a natural insect deterrent. Also see BA279 & BA281. Produced by WFSU-TV.

AERODEX

252866
Date
6-Nov-63
Collection
Video
Video Details
1:26; b&w; silent AA441; S. 828
Description
This film begins with shots of an airplane graveyard, then shifts to a factory where men are shown assembling aircraft engines. The location of the manufacturing plant is unknown. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.

GRAPE VINEYARD/ LOCO BALL/ SOL CARROLL

253216
Date
1977
Collection
Video
Video Details
11:02; color; sound and silent; V-188 BA245; S.1239
Description
An elderly gentleman stands beside several grapevines he has planted and describes the different types of grapes he produces. He recounts tending fruit trees and grapes as a small child and remarks that he planted the vines because he enjoys making jelly, wine and preserves, which he sells or gives ...

OPPORTUNITY ACRES

253362
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
14:13; color; sound; V-68 CA157; S.828
Description
Gov. Farris Bryant introduces this film on forestry and forest products. Several tree farmers testify to the benefits of their business by responding to questions from the narrator. There are scenes of the wood industry, including planting, processing and tapping pine sap. The script encourages ever...

AZALEA FESTIVAL

252886
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
4:20; color; sound; V-26 AA085; S. 828
Description
This film shows homes and flowers in Palatka, a cookout, a hydroplane race and a beauty pageant. Produced by Hallmark International Releasing Group; sponsored by the Jaycees of Palatka.

PORT EVERGLADES

253391
Date
Late 1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
15:35; color; sound; V-105 CA197; S. 828
Description
Great aerials of the dock area and scenes of cargo and cruise ships are included in this 1950s look at Port Everglades. Viewers see lumber, cement, steel and autos unloaded. The film also shows petroleum tankers and tank farms, the electric plant and warehouses.

WAKULLA SPRINGS #1

253604
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
7:36; b&w; silent; V-129 BA216; S.1239
Description
This film shows the spring through a glass-bottom boat, wildlife and plant life along the shore of the spring. Produced by WFSU-TV.

FLORIDA INDUSTRIES EXPOSITION 1964

253072
Date
Apr-64
Collection
Video
Video Details
8:10; b&w; sound; V-12 BA034; S.828
Description
After brief introduction, Gov. Farris Bryant gives a speech. Wendell Jarrard, Chairman of FDC, gives a speech at a ribbon-cutting ceremony, using a uranium-tipped wand that activates a General Electric knife. Miss Florida waves the wand, which was used by President Kennedy to start the Hanford, Wash...

A FLORIDA RIVER, ITS WILDLIFE

253087
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
12:00; color; sound; V-62 BA098; S.828
Description
This film shows a trip down the St. Lucie River with E.W. Dutton. Viewers see gators, blue herons, and many plants and flowers. The film also shows a red-shoulder hawk, sandhill crane, armadillo, black bear and cub, rattlesnake, land crab, and a gator being fed by hand. Viewers see pelicans, mullet,...

THE UNCONQUERED

253588
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
12:40; color; sound; V-90 CA118; S. 828
Description
This film shows contemporary American Indian life after a brief historical introduction. It shows a medicine man picking herbs and another man wrestling a gator in water. A powwow is held at Silver Springs and viewers see Ross Allen (herpetologist) and Will Rogers Jr. Produced by Silver Springs.

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