Road near the Indian River in Melbourne.

18096
Date
1925
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
PR76840
with that year's devastating hurricane

Letter from the Melbourne Chamber of Commerce.

18097
Date
1925
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
PR76841
with that year's devastating hurricane

Letter from Magnolia Park Properties.

18098
Date
1925
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
PR76842
with that year's devastating hurricane

Letter from the Melbourne State Bank.

18099
Date
1925
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
PR76843
with that year's devastating hurricane

Letter from the Board of County Commissioners, Brevard County, Florida.

18100
Date
1925
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
PR76844
with that year's devastating hurricane

Letter from the State Bank of Eau Gallie.

18101
Date
1925
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
PR76845
with that year's devastating hurricane

Section of the business district in Tampa.

18103
Date
1925
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
PR76847
with that year's devastating hurricane

Sunday performances at the 1984 Florida Folk Festival (Main stage) (Reel 10)

238353
Date
1984-05-27
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Schuman played the autoharp, and was from Gainesville. A long-time Festival performer from Sarasota, Pavitt lived in Alaska by 1984, where he co-founded the Alaska Folk Festival.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T84-50
Hurricane Donna

Earl LeRoy Saffer Miami Beach Home Movies

295838
Date
1926
Collection
Video
Description
Earl LeRoy Saffer was an entrepreneur and amateur pilot who, according to his granddaughter, "lived high" during the 1920s. In 1932, Saffer and his family moved from Miami to New York. The family narrowly escaped the 1926 hurricane, running from one building to another just before the first building crumbled. Saffer’s home movies show a happy time in the family’s life, with ocean cruises, golf outings, beach excursions and trips to bathing casinos. Often, the women strike "still" poses in the movies, when according to his granddaughter, Mr. Saffer would yell, "It's a movie – move!" Throughout the film, the family dresses up and wears various costumes. Footage of Pier 5 in Miami shows fishing boats at the dock, a masted ship and a large private yacht. The camera also pans across the Miami skyline. Women and men play golf at the Miami Beach Golf Club, formerly Bayshore. The footage includes an airship hanger along with the Goodyear blimp Defender landing and taking off again. The family spends time at what appears to be the Venetian pool in Coral Gables and then strikes poses and plays leap frog on the beach. The footage shows a Curtiss Wright airplane at the airport as well as aerial views of the Breakers Hotel and Miami Beach. Of particular interest are shots of Curtiss Wright aircraft mechanics working on the plane and shots of the Eastern Transport Inc. sign on a building. The S.S. Seminole of the Clyde Mallory Line docks with the help of tugboats, and later the family swims at the Roman pools. Scenes include diving and swimming competitions and a group parading around at Miami's Spanish Village. Additional scenes include a sunrise Easter service on the beach and canoe “jousting” at the Deauville Casino. Footage shows a man wrestling with a chained bear, and the film ends with bears going down a slide and swimming in the ocean.
Video Details
22:00; B&W; silent; V-256; BA438
the 1926 hurricane, running from

Interior view of the Cuesta Rey Cigar Company in Tampa, Florida.

18107
Date
1925
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
PR76851
with that year's devastating hurricane

People standing together in front of a home at Pinecrest Villa in Tampa, Florida.

18118
Date
1925
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
PR76864
with that year's devastating hurricane

View showing two leading Main Street hotels in Melbourne, Florida.

18081
Date
1925
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
PR76825
with that year's devastating hurricane

Picking oranges about 1/4 mile from Pinecrest Villa, Tampa, Florida.

18110
Date
1925
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
PR76855
with that year's devastating hurricane

Homes along a cross state highway near Melbourne.

18095
Date
1925
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
PR76839
with that year's devastating hurricane

Crowds gathered on the Lafayette Street Bridge in Tampa, Florida.

18102
Date
1925
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
PR76846
with that year's devastating hurricane

Field recording compilation for the National Federation of Music Clubs

326304
Date
1962
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Second part of one reel-to-reel tape. Psenka performs traditional Czech music accompaniment for a beseda, the Czech national folk dance. Psenka and the dancers were from Masaryktown. Tomazin (concertina), from Samsula, is accompanied by a young Yugoslavian student on steel guitar. Griffis, from Fargo, Ga., tells a tall tale. Swails (fiddle), from Branford, Whitehead, from Sarasota, and Fowler, from Live Oak, demonstrate straw-beating by hitting straws against the fiddle strings. Weldon (vocals), from Gainesville, is accompanied by Moore, from Denver, Col., on autoharp. Moon (Celtic harp, vocals) was from Gainesville. Paul Woodard (musical saw) and his wife, Elsie (piano), were from Bushnell. McDaniel, from Live Oak, performs with two harmonica, playing one with his nose. Pavitt, from Sarasota, performs an original composition about Hurricane Donna (1960). The Southern Railway Extra Gang No. 4 is led by foreman Simpson, and consists of railway workers Clark, Roberts, Goodwin, Jackson and Oliver; this field recording was made in 1958 near the rail station in White Springs. These recordings, originally made by Boltin and sent to archivist Annabel Morris Buchanan of the National Federation of Music Clubs (NFMC) in 1962, were copied by the Florida Folklife Program from a 7-inch reel-to-reel in the American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, numbered AFS 14,006.
Type
sound
Item ID
T86-227b
09) Hurricane Donna

Map of Lafayette County, 1919

323146
Date
1919
Collection
Florida Maps
Type
stillimage
Hurricane Creek

Map of Gadsden County, 1914

323138
Date
1914
Collection
Florida Maps
Type
stillimage
Hurricane Creek

Friday performances at the 1984 Florida Folk Festival (Main stage) (Reel 12)

238319
Date
1984-05-25
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recordings. Boltin served as emcee. Storyteller Frog Smith was from Fort Myers. The Lovelaces were from Brandon.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T84-14
Hurricane Donna

Saturday afternoon performances at the 1966 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 2)

239367
Date
1966-05-07
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T77-165
Hurricane Donna

Saturday morning performances at the 1962 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 2)

239419
Date
1962-05-05
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee. Jenkins was the 1962 Jeannie With the Light Brown Hair. The Daves Brothers were Christian and Joel Daves.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T77-122
Hurricane Donna (Pavitt)

Saturday morning performances at the 1963 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 2)

239443
Date
1963-05-04
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee. The second half of the reel consists of Saturday afternoon performances.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T77-140
Hurricane Donna (Pavitt)

Sectional Map of Bay County, 1921

323131
Date
1921
Collection
Florida Maps
Type
stillimage
Hurricane Island (Fla.)

Friday evening performances at the 1963 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 2)

239440
Date
1963-05-03
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T77-137
Hurricane Donna

History of Gulf County

321107
Date
1936-12-29
Collection
WPA County Histories
Description
Brief history of Gulf County, Florida collected by the Works Progress Administration's Historical Records Survey.
Type
text
, and was followed by a hurricane and a

Friday morning performances at the 1971 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage)

239294
Date
1971-05-07
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. NOTE: Due to technical problems with the original reels the recording quality of the 1971 Florida Folk Festival is exceptionally poor. Boltin served as emcee. (The last five tracks of the reel -- not listed here -- are from the Friday afternoon program. See separate entry for description.) The first few tracks may have been from the previous day's program (Thursday, 6 May, 1971). The reel indexes are unclear. The Schillings were from Cosby, Tennessee. Jean played dulcimer. The Orange Blossom Bluegrass were from Tampa. Nelson lived in Gainesville. Pavitt lived in Juneau, Alaska. The Good Guys were based out of West Palm Beach. Fiddler Stephens lived in Panama City. Starker played the steel drums.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T77-222
Hurricane Donna (Pavitt)

Let's Have an Air Party

294528
Date
2015-04-16
Collection
Blog Posts
, hurricane parties – an air party

Lanark by the Sea

274027
Date
2015-01-09
Collection
Blog Posts
during a hurricane in 1929

Shape Note Music: "Florida Storm" by Judge Jackson, 1928

318052
Date
1928
Collection
Florida Broadsides
Description
Shape note music for "Florida Storm," written by J. Jackson in 1928 to commemorate the Great Miami Hurricane of 1926. Published in Judge Jackson, The Colored Sacred Harp (Ozark, Ala.: n.p., 1973), 87-89.
Type
text
the Great Miami Hurricane of 1926

Women’s Equality Day: The First Ladies of Florida Politics

322316
Date
2016-08-26
Collection
Blog Posts
the devastation of Hurricane Andrew

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