University of Florida Archives Moving Image Collection

Production number 39

Production title:  [Florida send-off]

Production date: 1940

Black & white / no sound

Total running time: 00:05:35

Produced by Sparks Theatre.

Filmed by Earl Jernigan.

Derived from 16 mm film.

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

This film consists of short clips depicting events that occurred at the University of Florida.  There are five clips and it is uncertain if all were taken in the same year, but all appear to be from the early 1940s.  The film canister was labeled "Florida Send Off 1940."  The film begins with a story board "Football Highlights Florida vs. Mississippi State" followed by another "At Gainesville . . . students and citizens stage the biggest 'send off' ever given a departing Gator squad."  Where the students are being sent off to is unclear.  Florida played Mississippi State in Gainesville in 1940 and Starkville in 1941.  The football footage was taken at Florida Field. 

Part of Earl Jernigan's Film Archives.


0:00    story boards

0:00    Students parade down University Ave. People on roof of First National Bank.  Crowd at train station.  Many students wearing military uniforms and others with rat caps.

1:20    Football action at Florida Field.  Good shot of dugout.   Followed by band and cheerleaders.

2:20    Very dark images of people.  Image lightens somewhat at 3:20.  Man speaking, Tigert and Claude Pepper on podium.

0:00    Homecoming decorations on dorms.  Grave markers, presumably of opposing players.

5:00    General scenes of campus.  Buildings and cars

5:35    Film ends.

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