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...
Political campaigns

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
Politics

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
, politics, civil rights, culture

Save the Capitol

253432
Date
30-Mar-78
Collection
Video
Description
This film shows the "Save The Historic Capitol Night." It shows the interior of the old Capitol, along with such political figures as Commissioner of Agriculture Doyle Conner, Attorney General Robert Shevin, Insurance Commissioner Bill Gunter and Secretary of State Bruce Smathers. Produced by WFSU-T...
Video Details
9:08; color; sound; V-120 BA223; S.1239
with such political figures as Commissioner

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
Politics

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
Politics

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
Politics

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
Politics

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
Politics

Governor Claude Kirk's Anti-Busing Commercial

253204
Date
1970
Collection
Video
Description
This is a campaign commercial opposing busing that was used in Governor Kirk's unsuccessful bid for a second term.
Video Details
0:30; color; sound; V-172 S. 828
true

Angela Davis

232439
Date
1979
Collection
Video
Description
Civil rights leader Angela Davis speaks at Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University's Black History Month convocation. Her remarks include statements on human rights, political prisoners, apartheid, education, health care, black poverty and the civil rights movement. There are several edits ...
Video Details
20:46; color; sound; DA095
, political prisoners, apartheid

Ralph Nader

232441
Date
1980s
Collection
Video
Video Details
1:50; color; sound; AA469
Description
Activist Ralph Nader lectures at Florida State University's Ruby Diamond Auditorium on poverty, unemployment, and the influence of corporate interests on the governmental process in Washington, D.C. Produced by WFSU-TV.
Politics

Senator Beth Johnson

244389
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Description
Senator Beth Johnson comments on a land acquisition amendment to the Florida Constitution designed to dedicate land for recreation and water conservation purposes. She emphasizes the need for foresight in environmental issues, especially where it concerns water conservation. Produced by the Florida...
Video Details
1960s / 1:02; B&W; sound AA486, V-234 S. 828
Politics

Governor Reubin Askew

253164
Date
1974
Collection
Video
Description
Governor Askew reflects on his first four years as Florida's governor. He expresses satisfaction with his accomplishments and attests that the experience has been one of significant personal growth. He thanks the people of Florida for their trust and cooperation. Produced by WFSU-TV.
Video Details
10:24; color; sound; V-189 BA270; S.1239
Politics

Gov. Spessard Holland's Inauguration

253203
Date
1941
Collection
Video
Description
This film shows the inauguration of Spessard Holland in front of the Capitol in Tallahassee. It shows Chief Justice Glenn Terrell administering the oath, Gov. Holland's address, the governor and his family reviewing the parade, and Gov. Holland and his new Cabinet members.
Video Details
6:15; color; silent; V-145 S. 828
true

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
Politics

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...
of Senator Smathers' political

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...
Politics

National Governors' Conference

232454
Date
1963
Collection
Video
Description
This film shows scenes from the 1963 National Governors' Conference, held July 21-24 at the Hotel Deauville in Miami Beach, Florida. The film begins with scenes of a pressroom with reporters hard at work. It then shifts to shots of George Wallace, Alabama; Farris Bryant, Florida; and Nelson Rockefel...
Video Details
26:10; B&W; sound; V-62 DA032; S. 828
Politics

Governor Haydon Burns Walt Disney Press Conference

232405
Date
November 15, 1965
Collection
Video
Description
This film starts with the arrival by limousine of Gov. Burns and Walt Disney at the Cherry Plaza Hotel (no sound). Gov. Burns introduces Walt and Roy Disney and Walt tells of their enthusiasm toward the new Disney facility in Florida. They indicate that the initial investment will top California, sa...
Video Details
18:45; B&W; sound; CA181, s.828
Politics

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
Politics

Senator George Smathers Reports - President Kennedy Assassination

232424
Date
1963
Collection
Video
Description
Senator George Smathers comments on the nation's great loss due to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. He recounts his close personal friendship with the president, calling him a great leader and a warm and tender person. He then praises President Lyndon B. Johnson and recalls his years ...
Video Details
4:28; B&W; sound; AA317
Politics

Vice President Johnson at National Governor's Conference

232434
Date
July 1963
Collection
Video
Description
Starts with a military honor guard carrying an enormous cake into the gala dinner. Governor Bryant cuts the cake and the speeches begin. Johnson's remarks include comments on the unity of the U.S., "omens of change in the climate between the East and West," a reference to the Cuban missile crisis ("...
Video Details
25:55; B&W; sound; DA033
Politics

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 so...
Video Details
27:07; color; sound; M94-1.
with political figures to effect

Governor Leroy Collins Comments on Civil Rights

253195
Date
1970s
Collection
Video
Description
Gov. Collins remarks on his relationship with the Rev. C.K. Steele and on Steele's efforts in the civil rights struggle. Gov. Collins discusses his own personal growth and changes in his philosophy concerning issues of race as a result of close involvement in the civil rights movement. There are a f...
Video Details
10:00; color; sound, V-239 BA356; S.1239
Politics

Senator George Smathers Reports - Civil Rights

253451
Date
ca. 1964
Collection
Video
Video Details
4:33; b&w; sound; V-182 AA307; M89-17
Description
Sen. George Smathers explains his decision to stop attending the White House breakfast meetings while discussions on the civil rights bill continue. He also details the methods that the Southern senators will employ to stall talks on civil rights legislation. Produced by the Senate Recording Studios...
Politics

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. Er...
Video Details
12:10; b&w; sound; V-151 S. 828
Politics

School Desegregation

253433
Date
early 1970s
Collection
Video
Description
Gov. Reubin Askew makes a televised statement on bussing in the public school desegregation issue. President Jimmy Carter, while still governor of Georgia, speaks briefly on legislation to extend voting rights to 18-year-old citizens of Georgia. There is silent footage of the Florida Legislature in ...
Video Details
6:50; color; silent and sound; V-206 RW#10
Politics

Senator George Smathers Reports- US Capitol Building Restoration

253499
Date
ca. 1960s
Collection
Video
Description
Sen. George Smathers explains his opposition to funding the restoration of the west wing of the US Capitol building in Washington, D.C. He states that the Vietnam conflict demands top priority and recommends postponing the restoration project. Produced by the Senate Recording Studios.
Video Details
4:27; b&w; sound; V-181 AA291; M89-17
Politics

Governor Doyle Carlton's Inauguration

253192
Date
1929
Collection
Video
Video Details
2:40; b&w; silent; V-176 S. 828
Description
This is a short clip of Gov. Doyle Carlton's inauguration in Tallahassee, January 1929. The film begins with outgoing Gov. Martin and Mrs. Martin getting into an open car. Then, the film shows the crowd gathered on the east side of the Capitol and the parade with military bands and early floats. Thi...
Politics

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