University of Florida Archives Moving Image Collection

Production number 70

Production title: [Campus scenes]

Production date: 1950s

Total running time: 00:23:00

Black & white / no sound, except for first clip.

Derived from 16 mm film.

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

Part of Earl Jernigan's Film Archive.

Miscellaneous film clips taken in the 1950s depicting events held on campus.  


0:00    Dr. Shapley (?), quest speaker for Science Week, is interviewed by Harry Sisler and another man who is not identified.  They talk about the training of scientists.

2:30    Unidentified people examining chart depicting molecular structure ?

3:00    Dedication of the J. Hillis Miller Health Center.  (October 13, 1956) George T. Harrell, guest speaker Detlev W. Bronk, Russell S. Poor, J. Wayne Reitz, and Governor Leroy Collins are depicted.  Mrs. J. Hillis Miller and other members of the Miller family are also present.

5:15    Band film identified as a Citadel game which dates film between 1949 and 1953.  This may have been taken at the first night game in 1950.

7:15    Appears to be a traveling exhibit for the University.  Includes model wave tank and 4-H display.

9:00    Century Tower construction. (color)  Ghost images often appear in background.  Also includes good color images of students walking by the construction site.  

12:40  Engineering Fair.  This may be two clips of two different fairs.  Otto the Robot makes an appearance.

18:40  A series of very short clips including a track and field meet, an Agricultural Fair, a broadcast booth at WRUF, laboratories, a fashion design class, and a freshman co-ed wearing a rat cap.

20:30  Archaeological work at an unidentified lake.

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