University of Florida Archives Moving Image Collection

Production number 3

Production title:  [student orientation film]

Production date: ca. 1957

Black & white / no sound

Total running time: 00:21:20

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

Derived from 16 mm film.

This film was probably intended as a student orientation film. However, there is no sound and the film ends abruptly.  A freshman wearing a rat cap with the year 60 on it dates the film to about 1957. The film includes footage of Professor William Graves Carleton.

Image quality varies.  Some scenes, such as those of Flavet III, are too dark.  



0:00    Shots of Gainesville. Seagle Building, downtown, houses.

1:35    campus buildings

                alligator swimming

                aerial views

                Tigert Hall

                Century Tower


                library (Smathers / Library East)

                Matherly Hall

                Old dormitories

                Norman Hall (P. K. Yonge Laboratory School)

                Shands / J. Hillis Miller Health Center

                Newer dormitories

                Florida Gymnasium

                Ben Hill Griffin Stadium (Florida Field) / west stands

                UPD officer.  Parking / somebody getting ticket

6:00    Students with rat caps

7:00    Registration

8:00    Campus scenes

                scooters and bicycles

                sprinklers, students trying to avoid

                students walking around

10:00    Faculty

                William G. Carleton walking and speaking

                Unidentified professor using odd-looking instrument

11:50    Hub / cafeteria

12:45    Art class / biology class?

            Library: card catalog, circulation desk, reading rooms including Humanities Reading Room.

15:45   Dorm walkways

            Flavet III / married students, kids playing, laundry

18:40    Women's dorm.  Lobby, getting mail, inside dorm room, co-eds socializing.

21:20    male student studying and then film ends.


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