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...

Governor Claude Kirk Inauguration

243142
Date
1967
Collection
Video
Description
This film starts with Governor Claude Kirk taking the oath of office and giving his inaugural speech. The film is at times soft and slightly out of focus.
Video Details
23:10; color; sound; V-104 CA215; S. 828

Governor Charley Johns - LeRoy Collins

232388
Date
1954
Collection
Video
Description
This debate between acting Gov. Charley Johns and future governor LeRoy Collins was filmed from a television monitor (kinescope) and simultaneously broadcast throughout Florida on radio. Moderator Ralph Renick tries valiantly to manage a timer and buzzer mechanism as the candidates argue the issues ...
Video Details
42:18; B&W; sound; V-97; EA010; S. 828

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...
Video Details
19:50; color & B&W; sound; V-146

Governor Haydon Burns--Robert King High Debate 1964 Number 1 (Part 1)

232457
Date
1964
Collection
Video
Description
This film shows a debate between Democratic gubernatorial candidates Haydon Burns of Jacksonville and Robert King High of Miami. Issues of the day are argued in detail. Questions include the propriety of the "Negro Bloc Vote," reapportionment, changing the location of the state Capitol, and whether ...
Video Details
32:20; B&W; sound; V-34 & 35 EA009; S. 828

Governor Haydon Burns--Robert King High Debate 1964 Number 1 (Part 2)

232458
Date
1964
Collection
Video
Description
This film shows a debate between Democratic gubernatorial candidates Haydon Burns of Jacksonville and Robert King High of Miami. Issues of the day are argued in detail. Questions include the propriety of the "Negro Bloc Vote," reapportionment, changing the location of the state Capitol, and whether ...
Video Details
32:20; B&W; sound; V-34 & 35 EA009; S. 828

Governor LeRoy Collins Inauguration

232461
Date
1955
Collection
Video
Description
Governor LeRoy Collins makes a speech from his den about his goals and Florida's role as a state on the "threshold of greatness." There are scenes of the Collins family at home (The Grove) as they greet LeRoy Jr., home from the Naval Academy, and walk to the Governor's Mansion. The film shows all th...
Video Details
24:05; B&W; sound; V-78 CA175; S. 828

Governor Fuller Warren Inauguration

232460
Date
1964
Collection
Video
Description
This film features pre-inaugural scenes of Governor Fuller Warren, the Cabinet, Supreme Court, and Legislative leaders. The new governor greets his niece and nephew on the porch of the Governor's Mansion. He checks the barbecue preparations for the big event. The film shows an organizational meeting...
Video Details
8:45; B&W; sound; V-66 BA050; S. 828

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...

GOVERNOR DAN McCARTY INAUGURATION

253211
Date
1953
Collection
Video
Video Details
18:00; color; silent; V-115 CA200; S. 828
Description

GOVERNOR CLAUDE KIRK'S "NO NEW TAXES" ADVERTISEMENT

253208
Date
1970
Collection
Video
Video Details
1:15; color; sound; V-172 S. 828
Description
These are two short commercials put together during Claude Kirk's unsuccessful run for a second term as governor. The commercials depict Reubin Askew as a rattlesnake who will raise taxes and destroy small business.

GOV. CLAUDE KIRK SCENES

253209
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
6:00; color; silent; V-104 AA172; S. 1239
Description
This is behind-the-scenes footage of Gov. Kirk preparing to film a statement. It shows a 35mm movie camera on a dolly, lighting, makeup and the sound boom. There are scenes from what appears to be a Cabinet meeting. The final third of the roll is footage of the Legislature in session.

SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS CAMPAIGN COMMERCIAL

253441
Date
7-May-56
Collection
Video
Video Details
0:57; b&w; sound; V-182 AA313; M89-17
Description
Sen. George Smathers asks voters to cast their ballots for him on May 8th in his bid for re-election as Florida Senator.

FLORIDA'S INAUGURATIONS

253071
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
14:00; color; sound; V-77 BA140; S.828
Description
This film starts with excellent aerial footage of the Old Capitol. It describes the inaugural format, showing the Burns inauguration, including the taking of the oath of office. It uses black and white photos and footage of the Sydney Catts' inauguration (1917), and color footage of several more rec...

GOV. CLAUDE KIRK INAUGURATION, KINESCOPE

253206
Date
1967
Collection
Video
Video Details
29:00; b&w; sound; V-112 DA047; S. 828
Description
This film starts with Perry Como singing "If I Had a Hammer" at Gov. Kirk's inauguration. This is a kinescope of a TV program produced by Station WDBO (became WCPX). This film includes the commercials that appeared when it was broadcast. It provides an interesting look at how such an event was "pack...

GOV. WAYNE MIXSON INAUGURATION CEREMONY

253212
Date
Jan-87
Collection
Video
Video Details
55:10; color; sound; V-44 S. 1239
Description
This is footage of Gov. Wayne Mixson's inauguration ceremony in the Florida Senate Chamber. Gov. Mixson was the first lieutenant governor to assume the office of governor in Florida history and also held the post for the shortest duration of time, three days. Former Governors LeRoy Collins and Gov. ...

INAUGURATION SPECIAL PARADE

253268
Date
1979
Collection
Video
Video Details
11:19; color; sound; V-128 BA213; S.1239
Description
This film shows Bob Graham's inaugural parade. There are shots of the crowd with noise, but no individual speakers are seen. There are shots of Lt. Gov. Wayne Mixson, Comptroller Gerald Lewis, Attorney General Jim Smith, Sheriff Ken Katsaris and Treasurer Bill Gunter. Produced by WFSU-TV.

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

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...

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...

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