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

ERA Rally

253008
Date
1970s
Collection
Video
Description
This film has footage of a large pro-Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) demonstration at the Governor's Mansion in Tallahassee. The demonstrators, including Betty Friedan and Alan Alda, march to the Capitol. Governor Askew speaks to the demonstrators. Produced by WFSU-TV.
Video Details
4:00; color; silent; V-241 AA468; S.1239

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...

Sally Stevens- A Lady Cabbie

253534
Date
1972
Collection
Video
Description
A WFSU-TV reporter conducts an in-car interview with Sally Stevens, an African-American woman, and Tallahassee's first female cab driver. Mrs. Stevens talks about her decision to become a cab driver, customer reaction and interaction, job risks and job satisfaction. The camera captures good images o...
Video Details
3:45; color; sound; V-185 AA353; S.1239

Rosemary Barkett

252888
Date
1985
Collection
Video
Description
This is a segment from WSVN/Miami News center 7 of Governor Bob Graham announcing his appointment of Rosemary Barkett to the Florida Supreme Court. Justice Barkett is the first woman appointed to the court. She is greeted by Justice Joseph A. Boyd, who had a daughter attending law school at the time...
Video Details
4:10; color; sound; V-155 P93-013

Art Cheek's Organic Garden

252943
Date
April/May 1975
Collection
Video
Description
Art Cheek describes the benefits of organic gardening, while sharing methods he uses to maximize vegetable yields in his 4,000-square-foot garden. This work film contains several segments that document the garden's evolution from seeded soil to a lush cornucopia. Also see BA279 & BA282. Produced by ...
Video Details
12:33; color; sound; V-190 BA281; S.1239

Luna Plantation

243140
Date
ca. 1940s
Collection
Video
Description
This film has beautiful footage of the Luna Plantation in Leon County. This footage is composed of four combined short films. There are scenes showing: quail hunting; people on the plantation steps; a woman taking photographs; plowing with a sit-down plow; two children playing with a wagon/strolle...
Video Details
13:00; B&W; silent; V-149 M88-08

A Great Floridian

253220
Date
1981
Collection
Video
Description
This film provides a history of Gov. LeRoy Collins, from birth to 1981. The introduction is by Burt Reynolds and there are tributes by others throughout the film. It covers civil rights in the South and Gov. Collins' role. It has good footage of the Collins family, the Selma demonstrations, Dr. Mart...
Video Details
39:25; color; sound; V-140 S. 1239

Gov. Farris Bryant Press Conference

253178
Date
10-Apr-64
Collection
Video
Description
Gov. Bryant comments on the creation of a civil rights committee to assist in communication and "cooling down" racial tensions in St. Augustine following the outbreak of riots in that city. There are several in-camera edits. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.
Video Details
13:44; b&w; sound, V-235 CA297; S. 828

Vice President Walter Mondale

253597
Date
1983
Collection
Video
Description
This is video of Walter Mondale campaigning for the presidency at Lake Jackson, north of Tallahassee. It shows Mondale talking to a fisherman and then talking with Marjory Stoneman Douglas about environmental issues. Mondale addresses the pollution problem in Lake Jackson and argues that his legisla...
Video Details
18:41; color; sound; V-153 P93-013

Jake Gaither: Teacher, Coach, Citizen

322861
Date
1984
Collection
Video
Description
This documentary includes interviews with former players and coaches paying tribute to Florida A&M head football coach Jake Gaither. Gaither talks about his players and explains his coaching philosophy which centers on the idea that football is only preparation for the "game of life" and good citize...
Video Details
29:28; color; sound;

Seminole Basketball

330263
Date
1989
Collection
Video
Description
Reporter Dave Worth of the Florida News Service gives the recap of the February 16, 1989 basketball game between the Florida State Seminoles and the Louisville Cardinals. The game tied then went into overtime. Florida State took the lead, but Louisville scored a three-point shot at the buzzer, giv...
Video Details
1:56; color; sound; N2003-2, NM-56, 2/89-5430-56

Education Shortfall for Construction

330808
Collection
Video
Description
Education Commissioner Betty Castor predicts a 3.5 billion dollar shortfall for school construction money over the next five years. Lee Mainella reports that Governor Bob Martinez, the legislature, and tax payers are aware of the problem but notes that education needs may have to be postponed to de...
Video Details
1:48; color; sound; N2003-2, NM-56, 2/89-600-56

Abuse Hotline Update

330807
Collection
Video
Description
Lee Mainella reports on the advent of the abuse hotline--1-800-96-ABUSE--a hotline system that funnels calls through a central HRS telephone command post and takes the frustration out of filing an abuse complaint. Footage includes press conferences with Governor Bob Martinez and Head of HRS Gregory...
Video Details
2:04; color; sound; N2003-2, NM-56, 2/89-2630-56

1986 is Record Year for Movie Making

330805
Collection
Video
Description
Reporter Lee Mainella discusses the rising film industry in Florida, its economic effects, and how 1986 was a record-breaking year for movie making in the state. Contains footage of the Tallahassee area with the actors and crew from the box office hit Something Wild and projects film prospects in F...
Video Details
1:51; color; sound; N2003-2, NM-25, 1/16-2130-25

Herstore/ CPR

253231
Date
1975
Collection
Video
Description
The staff of Herstore, a Tallahassee feminist specialty store and information center, celebrate their one year anniversary and comment on their accomplishments. The staff reports that local citizens have participated and shown their support. The film has additional silent footage of some of the shop...
Video Details
12:56; color; silent and sound; V-189 BA271; S.1239

Lake Jackson Residents

253292
Date
1970s
Collection
Video
Description
This film features interviews with two residents of the Lake Jackson area of Tallahassee. The first resident expresses concern for the welfare of wildlife in the area. He complains that a local watershed is dumping silt into the water that makes it unsuitable for a fish or animal habitat. He closes ...
Video Details
11:00; color; sound and silent; V-188 BA253; S.1239

Wheelchair Basketball

253629
Date
19-Jan-75
Collection
Video
Description
The University of Illinois "Whiz Kids" participate in a benefit basketball game sponsored by the Tallahassee Disabled Citizens of Action. A representative from the Tallahassee group describes the difficulties people with disabilities often encounter in their daily lives, such as a lack of ramps and ...
Video Details
9:10; color; sound; V-188 BA248; S.1239

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University: Buildings and People

253030
Date
1972-1982
Collection
Video
Description
This film shows Florida A&M University's band practicing, led by Dr. William Foster. It also shows footage of football, a parade, campus grounds, the stadium, Muhammad Ali at a FAMU football game, the Black Archives and the FAMU dance company. It ends with an interview with Coach Rudy Hubbard. There...
Video Details
28:07; color; some sound; V-120 DA067; S1239

Juvenile Crime

253279
Date
1975
Collection
Video
Description
In this film, Lt. J. B. Lawson of the Tallahassee Police Department comments on juvenile crime. He states that typical juvenile crime such as burglaries, shoplifting and vandalism has increased in recent years. He notes that sharp increases in juvenile violent crimes, arson and narcotics cases have ...
Video Details
12:39; color; sound; V-191 BA300; S.1239

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

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

Challenge Accepted

244390
Date
1963
Collection
Video
Description
This film gives an overview of the State Legislature, showing opening ceremonies and swearing in of new legislators by Florida Supreme Court justices B.K. Roberts and Millard Caldwell. Viewers see speeches given at joint session with a rousing address by Governor Farris Bryant. The film describes th...
Video Details
1963 / 28:00; color; sound; V-10 DA020; S. 828

Gov. LeRoy Collins on Civil Rights

253194
Date
22-May-80
Collection
Video
Description
Gov. LeRoy Collins reflects on the civil rights movement in an interview with a WFSU-TV reporter. He states that during his tenure as governor he felt that change had to come peacefully in order to be effective. He comments that his experiences with civil rights leaders and as Commissioner of the Co...
Video Details
8:35; color; sound, V-239 BA334; S.1239

Florida Forward

253057
Date
Late 1950s
Collection
Video
Description
The key to the FDC collection, this film tells in Kodachrome the story of the Florida Development Commission and the materials they handle, including brochures, coupons and photos. It shows photographers at work with models. The cinematographer uses a Kodak Cine-Special and one photographer goes und...
Video Details
20:00; color; sound; V-6 CA044; S.1579

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

Westcott Fire FSU

267718
Collection
Video
Description
This silent footage shows a crowd gathered at the Westcott Building on the campus of Florida State University to watch firemen put out a fire that eventually destroyed the interior of the building. At one point in the footage, it appears that students are going in and out of the building. There are...
Video Details
02:51; color; silent; AA250; V-251
Type
Image

Fabulous Florida

267702
Collection
Video
Description
This film offers a narrated tour of Florida, highlighting the North, Central and Southern regions. It features shots of: St. Augustine; Tallahassee; Jacksonville; Daytona Beach; Tampa; St. Petersburg; Palm Beach; Ft. Lauderdale; Miami Beach and Key West. The attractions mentioned include: Stephen F...
Video Details
28:17; color; sound; DA145; V-250
Type
Image

A DIP IN DIXIE

252986
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
14:30; b&w; sound; V-25 CA018; S. 828
Description
The Tarpon Club, the FSU Women's Swim Team, demonstrates synchronized swimming to minstrel show music and other tunes. Sponsored by FDC.

FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY VIEW OF CAMPUS

253117
Date
ca. 1962-1967
Collection
Video
Video Details
13:20; color; silent; V-127 CA259; S.1239
Description
This film has football clips, snow and ice (frozen fountain at the Westcott Building), campus scenes, Capitol interiors, and aerials of Capitol and campus areas. Produced by WFSU-TV.

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