University of Florida Archives Moving Image Collection

Production number 25

Production title:  Dedication of the Museum of Natural History

Production date:  1971

Color / no sound

Total running time:  00:16:00

Available in VHS, DVD, and Sony DV-cam.

Derived from 16 mm film.

This film consists of a series of clips from the official dedication of the Florida Museum of Natural History (Dickinson Hall).  The clips are not in sequential order.  For instance, a clip of the audience leaving is followed by the formal procession into the plaza area.  The clips show the large number of people who came to see the formal dedicaton.  They are seated in chairs which were arranged on the plaza, on the grassy slopes, and on the balcony.  The clips in addition present the procession with professors and administrators in their formal academic caps and gowns leading the procession followed by others in formal attire, the speakers, including UF President Stephen C. O'Connell, views of the plaza and the exterior of the new museum, and the crowds dispersing after the dedication.

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