Florida State University: Toward a Greater University

232390
Date
1964
Collection
Video
Video Details
16:55; B&W; sound; V-221; CA314; S. 1239
Description
This is a public relations film on Florida State University that, in two brief scenes, features a young Jim Morrison years before his more recognized role as lead singer for The Doors. The film emphasizes the need for more college-educated Floridians to work in the state's rapidly expanding industri...

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

Window of the Living Sea

253635
Date
ca. 1970
Collection
Video
Description
In this film, the narrator discusses both the entertainment and educational components of Miami Seaquarium programs and suggests that animals in captivity are "safer" than in the wild. There are scenes of Hugo and Lolita (the killer whales), sea lions, sharks and dolphins. We hear from the manager a...
Video Details
21:25; color; sound; V-81 CA022; S. 828

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

The Key to Good Living

253282
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Description
This film tells about Gainesville, focusing on the University of Florida and how great it is to have it in town. Viewers see: public schools; recreation; cultural centers; local amenities; businesses; and utilities. Produced by Guided Tours; sponsored by the FDC and the Gainesville Chamber of Commer...
Video Details
14:05; color; sound; V-59 CA079; S. 828

Orgone

253366
Date
1975
Collection
Video
Description
This film shows a group of six Florida State University graduate students of Dance clad in blue leotards painted with yellow stripes and brown boomerangs. They undulate to a doom-laden outer space musical theme. Orgone was choreographed by Vici Belasez and performed in 1975. Produced by WFSU-TV.
Video Details
8:43; color; sound; V-186 BA230; S.1239

Bicentennial Bethune

232411
Date
1976
Collection
Video
Description
This film features a brief look at the life and achievements of Mary McLeod Bethune. It includes still images of the Daytona Normal and Industrial Institute for Negro Girls, Bethune-Cookman College, and the Mary McLeod Bethune home. The film was produced by the Florida Development Commission and the...
Video Details
1:00; color; sound; AA429, s.828

Bethune-Cookman College: A Rock in a Weary Land

232412
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
26:55; B&W; sound; V-171, s.1239
Description
This is an excellent film on Bethune-Cookman College. It begins with student protests on other college campuses. The film then switches to the tranquil campus of Bethune-Cookman College in Daytona Beach, a predominately African-American college founded by the late Mary McLeod Bethune. There is an ov...

Viva Florida 500 Promotional Film

259564
Date
2013
Collection
Video
Video Details
30:00; color; sound
Description
This film is a documentary produced by Ron Sachs Media Group, in collaboration with the Florida Department of State. It was made in conjunction with the Viva Florida 500 commemoration and provides an overview of Florida history from prehistoric times to the present. Produced for television, the film...

Tallahassee

253552
Date
1960
Collection
Video
Description
This is a visual tour of Tallahassee with no narration. It shows city streets, the campuses of Florida State University and Florida A&M University, recreation, Wakulla Springs, Tallahassee Junior Museum, Old Public Library, St. Marks Lighthouse and various state office buildings. Produced by Peter B...
Video Details
14:40; color; sound; V-74 CA049; S. 828

President Nixon at Tallahassee Airport

232438
Date
October 28, 1970
Collection
Video
Description
This film begins with footage of spectators awaiting President Nixon's arrival at the Tallahassee airport. Secret Service officers inspect the stage, podium, and surrounding area. Air Force One lands and President Nixon, Governor Kirk, and Congressman William Cramer appear. President Nixon praises J...
Video Details
12:08; B&W; silent and sound; BA261

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...

FYI-The Plight of Pepito: Cuba's Lost Generation

245399
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Description
This film is a WTVJ (Miami) TV program called "For Your Information." It begins with a young Cuban refugee, Pepito, and follows his story. There are sequences of refugees on rafts and small boats arriving on the Havana-Palm Beach ferry, small airplanes and passenger airlines. Viewers see the process...
Video Details
1960s/27:50; B&W; sound; V-68 DA004; S. 828

Coral Gables: The Global City of the Future

252961
Date
1970s
Collection
Video
Description
This film starts with a man navigating his yacht through a typical Coral Gables neighborhood with large houses on canals, swimming pools and docked boats behind each. He gets home, greets the kids, has a quick shower, gives the wife a peck on the lips, and then he is on a jet to Paris. The host/narr...
Video Details
15:06; color; sound; V-14 CA063; S. 828

The Great Adventure

253218
Date
Early 1950s
Collection
Video
Description
A young man decides on a college by watching a film (within this film) called, "Universities Throughout Florida." He sees: girls practicing archery and fishing at FSU; FAMU, "for the Negro youth of Florida"; UF; Bethune-Cookman College, the "center of interracial goodwill"; Stetson University; Rolli...
Video Details
11:30; color; sound; V-41 BA076; S. 828

Governor Farris Bryant Press Conference

267764
Date
9/10/1964
Collection
Video
Description
In this film, Governor Farris Bryant answers questions from the press on: Communists in the Florida higher education system; Jacksonville Mayor Haydon Burns' election plans; the approach of Hurricane Dora; the civil rights "situation" in St. Augustine; the Presidential election; and the hurricane pr...
Video Details
13:27; B&W; sound; BA154; V-254

Florida: Moonport USA

232391
Date
Early 1960s
Collection
Video
Description
This film starts with a wonderful Mercury launch sequence. It shows a thriving aerospace industry in its prime. Viewers see an unsuccessful launch, lots of technology of the day (including transistor pocket radios) and 12 gallons of gas for $3.60. The film shows recreation, educational centers, and ...
Video Details
15:00; B&W; sound; V-9; CA077; S. 828

Summer Environmental Program

267758
Collection
Video
Video Details
04:36; color; sound; s. 1851; V-253
Description
The film shows students in two different educational camps hosted by the Florida Division of Forestry: Backwater River State Camp, and the Withlacoochee State Forest Camp. Scenes include students learning forest orientation, how to find food in Florida forests and singing around a campfire. Produce...
Type
Image

T MINUS 15 AND COUNTING

253567
Date
Mid 1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
14:30; color; sound; V-74 CA029; S. 828
Description
This film shows Florida schools, including elementary schools, high schools and colleges. It describes new techniques, special help for Cuban refugees, Seminoles and the disabled. The film features marine biology, computers, electronics, educational television, physical education and the Sarasota Hi...

SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS - J. DAN HULL EDUCATION INTERVIEW

253468
Date
ca. 1960s
Collection
Video
Description
Sen. George Smathers interviews J. Dan Hull, from the Department of Education, regarding colleges and university statistics as they apply to Florida students. He finds that Florida's statistics are somewhat behind national averages. He also discusses various factors that prevent some students from s...
Video Details
4:30; b&w; sound; V-180 AA278; M89-17

BETTY STATTON

253529
Date
Jan-76
Collection
Video
Video Details
8:56; color; sound; V-191 BA291; S.1239
Description
Betty Statton, a member of the Florida State University System Board of Regents, answers questions from a WFSU-TV reporter. The questions deal with her recent appointment to the board, university enrollment caps, classroom overcrowding, inflation and its impact on education, her personal history at ...

SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS - TAX BILL, EDUCATION

253493
Date
ca. 1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
4:27; b&w; sound; V-181 AA293; M89-17
Description
Sen. George Smathers details the features of a proposed tax cut. Sen. Smathers also explains that an education bill was defeated because it failed to provide aid to low-income families who really were in need of assistance. Produced by the Senate Recording Studios.

GOVERNOR BOB GRAHAM: YEARS AS GOV.

253202
Date
1986
Collection
Video
Video Details
8:00; color; sound; V-156 P93-013
Description
This Newscenter 7 presentation is an overview of Graham's tenure as Florida's governor. There is good footage and a good sound track. It touches on such issues as the environment, the death penalty and public education. There is also comical footage of Graham with Jimmy Buffet. Videotaped by Bradley...

FUNCTIONAL LITERACY/ ATTORNEY GENERAL ROBERT SHEVIN

253137
Date
May-78
Collection
Video
Video Details
26:45; color; sound, V-236 DA129; S.1239
Description
Dr. Ronald Bailey comments on cultural bias in Florida's Functional Literacy Test. He also comments on institutional discrimination in the state's educational system. He details the unique disadvantages that members of low socioeconomic groups face in getting an equal education. Attorney General Rob...

GOV. FARRIS BRYANT PRESS CONFERENCE

253181
Date
5-Dec-64
Collection
Video
Video Details
27:41; b&w; sound; V-225 DA108; S. 828
Description
Gov. Bryant responds to press questions regarding such topics as the changing of Cape Canaveral's name to Cape Kennedy, opposition to federal aid for education, the Genesis Report, site selection for a new university in central Florida, the National Governors' Conference and liquor licenses in Polk ...

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.

GOLF PRACTICE

253155
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
2:33; b&w; silent; V-233 AA421; S. 828
Description
Two young women practice their golf swing on the Florida State University campus in the company of a FSU physical education instructor. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.

FLORIDA AGRICULTURAL AND MECHANICAL UNIVERSITY: THE WALTER SMITH YEARS

253032
Date
Late 1980s
Collection
Video
Video Details
12:40; color; sound; V-166 S. 1239
Description
Julian Bond introduces this film. There is a brief personal history of Dr. Walter Smith. The remaining footage is a review of the school's achievements while under the reign of Dr. Smith. Those achievements include the addition of undergraduate and graduate studies, expansion of the Black Archives, ...

GOV. FARRIS BRYANT AT TAMPA FAIR LUNCHEON

253183
Date
11-Feb-64
Collection
Video
Video Details
25:15; b&w; sound; V-161 DA030; S. 828
Description
Gov. Bryant speaks on the Florida State Fair, President Kennedy's visit the year before, changes in retailing and banking, and notes the interaction of state and federal governments. He also describes procedures needed in the welfare system, care for the aged and care for the mentally disabled. He s...

TARPON FISHING WITH TED WILLIAMS

253557
Date
ca. 1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
19:36; color; sound; V-209 CA266; S. 828
Description
This is a film that celebrates tarpon fishing, starring famed Major League Baseball player Ted Williams. The film begins with Williams describing the geography of the Florida Keys, followed by a discussion of the tarpon fish, including shots of their unique jaw structure. The narrator explains how t...

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