Selma, Alabama Demonstration

243485
Date
1965
Collection
Video
Description
This film contains footage of the March 1965 voter registration demonstrations in Selma, Alabama. There is sound at the beginning, but the majority of the film is raw footage with no sound. It first shows African American protesters, including students, marching and singing in front of a courthouse....
Video Details
10:42; B&W; silent; V-142 S. 1239

Civil Disturbance

252951
Date
1967
Collection
Video
Description
This film shows footage of riots that occurred in West Palm Beach and Riviera Beach on July 30, 1967. The riots stemmed from an altercation between two African-American men and local police attempting to make an arrest at the Blue Heron Bar. The police eventually arrested 45 in connection with the f...
Video Details
4:42; color; silent; V-124 AA127; S. 828

The Sheriff's Star

253502
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Description
This film focuses on the Washington County Deputy Auxiliary Unit, designed to account for the lack of an adequate sheriff's office. The film contains a dramatization of the unit in action. In closing, Sheriff George Watts makes a few statements advising other Florida county officials to be watchful ...
Video Details
6:52; b&w; sound, V-235 BA338; S. 828

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.

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 #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.

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...

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...

JUVENILE CRIME

253279
Date
1975
Collection
Video
Video Details
12:39; color; sound; V-191 BA300; S.1239
Description
In this film, Lt. J. B. Lawson of the Tallahassee Police Department comments on juvenile crime. He states that typical juvenile crime such as burglaries, shoplifting and vandalism has increased in recent years. He notes that sharp increases in juvenile violent crimes, arson and narcotics cases have ...

ALTHA CHIEF OF POLICE/JAPANESE CLOTHING/ WILLIAM WATSON CERAMICS

252872
Date
1978
Collection
Video
Video Details
10:49; color; sound and silent; V-187 BA241; S.1239
Description
This film consists of three segments. The first deals with the chief of police of Altha, Florida, who comments on his "no-crime lawman" reputation. Viewers see him visit an elderly lady on his rounds, then a short interview with his wife. He then discusses his philosophy of maintaining law and order...

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...

KISSIMMEE: COW CAPITAL OF FLORIDA

253286
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
36:06; color; sound; V-103 EA011; S. 828
Description
This film starts with shots of the Kissimmee Police force, which is only composed of five officers. Then, there are bumpy aerials of the town, including railroad cars and "downtown." The airplane used for the aerials is seen landing. Viewers see the Tropical Hotel, which seems to be full of cowboys....

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