Primeval Paradise

253406
Date
1951
Collection
Video
Description
Ed Ball, owner of Wakulla Springs, produced this film. It starts with a trio of conquistadors bathing in the spring and then shows animals (aquatic birds, freshwater fish, snapping turtles and alligators) above and below the surface of the river. It has good underwater photography.
Video Details
10:04; color; sound; V-40 BA061; WV-11

Wakulla Springs High Diving

296314
Date
1945
Collection
Video
Video Details
2:37; color; silent; V-257; BA437
Description
This film includes excellent color footage of expert high divers diving from the tower platform at Wakulla Springs. Men and women dive off springboards mounted to the tower, performing a variety of diving techniques, including forward, reverse and twisting somersaults. The divers then move to the hi...

Wakulla Springs Military Training and Underwater Explosions

296311
Date
1942
Collection
Video
Description
This film includes shots of underwater explosions in the Wakulla River and Springs. Armed troops patrol through the woods. In the water, promoter and expert swimmer Newt Perry holds up large roots and stumps apparently dislodged by the explosions. The film shows a young man using a small movie camer...
Video Details
6:46; color; silent; V-258; BA437

Wakulla Springs Scuba Diving

296301
Date
1977
Collection
Video
Description
This film includes beautiful color footage of divers descending into the Wakulla Springs cavern. Divers swim through deep, dark areas of the caves with their diving lights. Glass bottom boat tours pass overhead. Divers swim through eel grass and a hollowed out log on the bottom of the spring. Variou...
Video Details
24:10; color; silent; V-258; DA148

Wakulla River and Wakulla Springs Scuba Diving

296308
Date
1973
Collection
Video
Description
This film shows two men motoring down the Wakulla River, towing a camera person in a smaller boat. Footage shows wildlife along the river, including anhingas, limpkins, egrets, alligators and turtles. A giant hornet nest hangs high up in a tree. Underwater footage in the shallow areas of the river i...
Video Details
10:51; color; silent; V-258; DA148

Rey and Jerry Wood Canoeing the Wakulla River

296312
Date
1940
Collection
Video
Description
This film shows a couple paddling what appears to be a homemade boat or canoe. According to the film’s intertitles, the couple is Rey and Jerry Wood, “two youthful adventurers paddling their way from California to New York City.” The film shows the pair paddling through the “scenic jungle”...
Video Details
6:20; color; silent; V-259; BA436

Wakulla Springs Promotional Comedy

296315
Date
1940
Collection
Video
Description
This film appears to show the making of a short promotional comedy for Wakulla Springs. The film begins with shots of a motion picture cameraman along with two young men in bathing suits on one of the Wakulla Springs swimming platforms with swimmers on the beach behind them. The cameraman switches l...
Video Details
2:14; color; silent; V-259; BA436a

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

BLACK ARCHIVES/ BATTLE OF NATURAL BRIDGE

252901
Date
1975
Collection
Video
Video Details
11:21; color; sound; V-218 BA384; S.1239
Description
This film has footage of the Black Archives commemoration ceremonies in Tallahassee. Dr. Benjamin Smith of Florida A&M University comments on growing up in Monticello. Mrs. Adderley comments on Julian "Cannonball" Adderley's inclusion in the archives. A former FAMU athlete donates the Cleve Abbott A...

MAGNOLIA

253309
Date
1976
Collection
Video
Description
An unidentified historian comments on the defunct town of Magnolia, Florida. Sheriff Hamlin, a descendant of the original founders of the town, explains why they are celebrating the history of the bygone town as part of the nation's centennial festivities. Produced by WFSU-TV.
Video Details
4:22; color; sound, V-244 AA474; S.1239

TOMORROW IS HERE TO STAY - LAKE MUNSON

253574
Date
Mar-70
Collection
Video
Video Details
27:27; b&w; sound DA078; S.1239
Description
Bill Shipley interviews Tallahassee residents and officials concerning the spoiling of Lake Munson due to sewage contamination and nutrient loading from storm water runoff. Mr. Lewis, a 91-year-old Tallahassee native, reflects on "old time" Tallahassee. Officials and residents of Wakulla County spea...

WAKULLA FLOOD

253603
Date
1975
Collection
Video
Video Details
3:52; color; silent; V-185 AA365; S.1239
Description
This film features scenes of flood waters in the Wakulla River area. Two young boys wade in chest-deep water outside their home as other family members watch from the porch. There are several different shots of partially submerged homes, trailers, roads and boats. The segment ends with storm footage...

POLLUTION

253388
Date
1970
Collection
Video
Video Details
7:00; b&w; silent; V-188 BA260; S.1239
Description
Swimmers frolic in the water at Wakulla Springs outside of Tallahassee. Alligators, birds and other wildlife from the springs also make an appearance. The camera follows a car on a narrow road, then slowly pans to a ditch filled with litter. Gentle waves roll over the sand at an anonymous beach loca...

US HIGHWAY 27

253593
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
12:25; color; sound; V-72 BA126; S. 828
Description
This film starts in Havana, Florida, showing tobacco growing. Then, it moves on to Tallahassee with the Capitol and FSU, the Grove (next to the Governor's Mansion), Killearn Gardens and beautiful flowers, the Floridian Hotel, the Cherokee Hotel and Wakulla Springs. Then, viewers see Perry, Suwannee,...

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