All Videos

This selection of videos is from the State Archives' Film Catalog. To request copies of the films, see Ordering Information.

Civil Rights

  • Electric Chair
    Electric Chair

    Silent footage of the electric chair and viewing chamber at Florida State Prison in Raiford...
    2:30

  • Florida State Prison
    Florida State Prison

    Footage of the grounds and guard towers of a Florida state prison...
    2:20

  • Inmate Tafero
    Inmate Tafero

    Inmate Jesse Tafero discusses the workings of the legal system for those on death row...
    4:06

Commerce & Industry

  • Everglades Harvest
    Everglades Harvest

    This film gives an overview of south Florida's sugarcane industry...
    27:45:00

  • Type-a-matic
    Type-a-matic

    This film shows a demonstration of an early automatic typewriter.
    1:10

  • Wakulla Springs Hotel Fire
    Wakulla Springs Hotel Fire

    As the roof of the Wakulla Springs Lodge burns, firefighters arrive and go to work.
    4:15

  • African-American Farmers
    African-American Farmers

    This film features with African-American farmers of the Tallahassee area...
    19:25

  • Florida Seafare
    Florida Seafare

    This film shows types of commercially harvested seafood...
    28:00

  • Tomorrow's Treasures
    Tomorrow's Treasures

    Florida has many advantages with regard to marine research and marine resources.
    13:42

  • From Florida Trees
    From Florida Trees

    The film begins with a brief history of the Florida timber industry...
    14:00

  • Mullet Country
    Mullet Country

    Viewers see large scale net setting near a beach, processing and canning...
    13:50

Culture

  • Tarpon Springs Epiphany
    Tarpon Springs Epiphany

    This film shows the Epiphany Celebration in Tarpon Springs.
    5:22

  • Archie Shepp
    Archie Shepp

    Interview with jazz saxophonist and social activist Archie Shepp...
    15:40

  • Ray Charles
    Ray Charles

    Ray Charles is introduced by Sen. Pat Thomas...
    13:50

  • Garden of Eden
    Garden of Eden

    Florida's Torreya State Park is the biblical Garden of Eden...
    11:55

Environment

Folklife

Politics & War

Promotional & Tourism

  • Florida Commercials
    Florida Commercials

    11 Florida commercials showing Florida fun...
    12:25 (0:45 each)

  • Florida Santa
    Florida Santa

    Santa comes to Cypress Gardens in a small boat
    1:16

  • Florida Sunnymoon
    Florida Sunnymoon

    A young couple arrives at the Carillon Hotel in Miami for their honeymoon...
    5:20

  • Holiday on Wheels
    Holiday on Wheels

    Gordon MacRae tours Florida in a recreational vehicle...
    23:50

  • Deer Santa
    Deer Santa

    The International Deer Ranch at Silver Springs...
    3:50

  • Mermaid Turtle Race
    Mermaid Turtle Race

    Weeki Wachee mermaids find turtles and race them
    1:32

  • Lemon Sun
    Lemon Sun

    Fort Myers, an attractive place to live and play under the Lemon Sun
    17:42

  • Under Florida Stars
    Under Florida Stars

    This film highlights the various camping opportunities in Florida...
    14:29

Sports & Recreation

  • Jai-Alai
    Jai-Alai

    Footage of jai-alai players in action and talking about the equipment used to play their game and a promoter explaining how bets are placed and winnings are distributed.
    11:35

  • All Us Kids Love Football
    All Us Kids Love Football

    Miami boys participating in a punt, pass and run football field meet sponsored by Ford P. P. & K. Corporation...
    1:41

  • Florida State Prison: Home Movies, Part 1
    Florida State Prison: Home Movies, Part 1

    Home movies from Florida State Prison in Raiford (1946-1952)...
    60:00:00

  • Florida Derby
    Florida Derby

    The 1964 Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale...
    2:49