Finding aid prepared by Carl Van Ness
University of Florida Smathers Libraries - Special and Area Studies Collections
|Extent:||16 mm film, black and white, no sound. Duration: 00:03:00|
|Identification:||Production number 79|
The film cannister was marked "UF Forestry." The film contains very brief clips of forestry activity. There is no date, but the clothing suggests either late 1930s or early 1940s. The people that appear in the film do not look like UF students; they appear to be much older. There is a demonstration of saw mill equipment, tower construction, and surveying. There is also a clip of an office in the Seagle Building in Gainesville. (At one point, you can see the tower of the old county court house from a window.) This may be the office of the Florida Mapping Project which was located on the seventh floor of the Seagle Building. For a few seconds, the camera focuses on a U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey marker.
This film is available on Beta SP and as a MPEG file.
Forestry clips, Moving Image Collection, University of Florida Archives, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.
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