University of Florida Fighting Gators in training (Production number 35)


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University of Florida Fighting Gators in training (Production number 35)
Physical Description:
Mixed Material
Motion Picture Services, Inc.
Earl Jernigan ( donor )
University of Florida
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Subjects / Keywords:
University of Florida.   ( lcsh )
Tigert, John J.
University Presidents
Spatial Coverage:
North America -- United States of America -- Florida


Sound: Francis L. Hill General Supervision: J. Harold Sommers Music by University of Florida Band, Florida Collegians Orchestra, and Claude L. Murphree. This film is the oldest, extant, film and sound recording of the University of Florida. The film includes footage of President John J. Tigert, III, Florida's third president. Also recorded are Athletic Director Edgar Jones and football coach Charles Bachman. The highlight of the film comes as the freshmen sing the Orange and Blue waving their rat caps as they do. Most of the film deals with the football team as they train for the 1931 season. Part of Earl Jernigan's Film Archive. Contents 0:00 Credits 0:32 An archway on campus with students greeting each other. 0:50 Tigert and Student Body President Selwyn Ives leave Anderson Hall. Tigert discusses enrollment figures for the coming year. 2:00 Cheerleader leads freshmen in singing of Orange and Blue. 2:30 Students play Washington and Lee Swing on accordion. 3:25 "Bobby Jones thing" Student tucks his pants legs into socks. 3:40 Edgar Jones and Charles Bachman discuss team's prospects while walking in Florida Field. 4:15 Team members are depicted as they run up hill behind stadium. Most players are identified. Swimming pool and back of Infirmary are shown in the background. 5:20 Cheerleader leads cheer. Afterwards students huddle around him and he reappears in black face. 5:50 Football practice: Tackling dummies, high stepping, blocking sled. 7:00 Practicing a play followed by scrimmage. 7:50 University of Florida Band marches and plays Hail, Hail, the Gang's All Here. 8:10 1931 football schedule followed by information on tickets and note to support the team. 8:55 End
General Note:
Production number 35: Title: Fighting Gators in Training: Date: 1931: Derived from a 16 mm print of the 35mm original: Black and white / sound / Running time: 00:08:55

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of Florida
Holding Location:
University of Florida Archives, Special Collections
Rights Management:
All rights reserved, Board of Trustees of the University of Florida
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