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Record Group Number: 000364
Series/Collection Number: .S 828
Creator: Florida. Division of Tourism.
Title, Dates: Florida promotional films, 1948-1978.
Amount: 1528.00 item
Medium Included: motion pictures 1208 16mm
videotapes 160 3/4inch
videotapes 160 3/4inch
Organization/Arrangement: Numerical.
Restrictions: To ensure the preservation of the films, researchers are required to use videotape copies in lieu of originals when available.
Terms Governing Use: No reproductions or use out of context without sponsor's written permission.
Summary:     This series consists of videotapes produced for or by the Florida Department of Commerce's Division of Tourism, or its predecessor agencies, the Division of Community Development, the Florida Development Commission, or the Florida State Advertising Commission.  The majority of the films are in color and with sound. There are some black and white films and a few silent films.      The films were produced to create and build the Florida tourism industry by encouraging tourists from other states and countries to visit Florida.  The wide range of the subject matter of the films highlights Florida's tourist attractions (Disney World, Busch Gardens, historic St. Augustine), communities (DeLand, Lakeland, Pensacola), industry (sugar, citrus, space exploration), sports (Gator Bowl, Heisman Trophy winner Steve Spurrier, golf), wildlife (alligators, dolphins, fishing), and government.  They serve as an interesting visual time capsule of Florida and Floridians over a thirty-year span.
Finding Aids: Film title listing available at the Archives.
Additional Physical Form: 320 selected films are also available on 3/4 inch and 1/2 inch videotapes.
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Subject Access Fields: Tourist trade Florida
Economic development.
Sports Florida
Agricultural industries Florida
Motion pictures. aat
Video recordings. aat
Florida Description and travel
Florida Politics and government 1951-
Added Entries Florida. Division of Commercial Development
Florida Development Commission.
Florida State Advertising Commission.