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

  • David of Sarasota
    David of Sarasota

    The Ringling Museum, Asolo Theater, and the Ringling Home in Sarasota...
    14:30

  • A Day at the Zoo
    A Day at the Zoo

    This film shows a family visiting the Jacksonville Zoo.
    23:45

  • 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

Sports & Recreation

  • International Champions
    International Champions

    This film promotes the Gulfstream Park horse racing venue...
    14:50

  • Gulfstream: Home of Champions
    Gulfstream: Home of Champions

    Promotional film about Gulfstream Park horse racing...
    15:00

  • Wakulla Springs High Diving
    Wakulla Springs High Diving

    Expert high divers at Wakulla Springs, 1940's
    2:37

  • 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