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Formerly, Division of Information and Publications Services.

Broadcast Tape 32.  (Originally labeled Fort Mose – 1987)

Date: 1987

Duration:  00:15:12

A lengthy report on the Fort Mose excavation. This was apparently taped over other segments and the remaining 4 segments on the tape were probably not intended for archives.

Originally produced on ¾” u-matic.  Reformatted to Betacam SP in 2003 and MPEG-2 in 2005.


Tape contents

Segment 1

Title:  [Fort Mose – 1987]

Date: 1987

Duration:  00:15:12

File name: NPA3201

A report on the Fort Mose site, which is very similar to the segment on Tape 31.  There are three differences.  This tape has sound, it is a shorter version, and the scenes are juxtaposed differently.  The caption at the beginning is “Fort Mose News Conference”.  Dr. Kathleen Deagan is introduced by Commissioner Henry Twine, the vice mayor of St. Augustine.  Representative Bill Clark, who assisted in garnering funding for the project, speaks and he is followed by Mr. Jack Williams, the owner of the land, and Dr. Bob Gold, the director of the St. Augustine Preservation Board.  Dr. Deagan announces that this is definitely the site of Fort Mose which was the first free black community in the United States founded in 1738 by the Spanish as a haven and militia for runaway slaves.

Segment 2

Title:  [SNAP]

Date:  ca. 1987

Duration:  00:01:36


A young man is briefly interviewed about the purpose and function of SNAP (student nighttime auxiliary patrol).

Segment 3

Title:  [Economic Report]

Date:  ca. 1987

Duration:  00:05:09


An unidentified woman talks about the economy in different parts of Florida.

Segment 4

Title:  [?]

Date:  ca. 1987

Duration:  00:00:43


A very brief clip of people at some type of outdoor festival.   They are addressed by an unseen male speaker.

Segment 5

Title:  [Ray Jones]

Date:  ca. 1987

Duration:  00:01:24


Reference librarian Ray Jones is interviewed.  He is asked various questions such as does he miss the old days when one had to rely on a sharp memory and how does the UF library system compare with those at other universities.  The segment ends abruptly. 


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