- Miracle on 13th street (Production number 80)
- Physical Description:
- Jones, John Paul; Harold Dillinger (producer); Dwight Godwin (director); Steven C. O'Connell (narrator)
- University of Florida
- Publication Date:
- Subjects / Keywords:
- University of Florida. ( lcsh )
O'Connell, Stephen C.
- Spatial Coverage:
- North America -- United States of America -- Florida
- Story and script by John Paul Jones;
Producer: Harold Dillinger;
Director: Dwight Godwin;
Narrator: Steven C. O'Connell;
Produced by the University of Florida Alumni Association, Motion Picture Services of the University of Florida, and WUFT-TV.
Miracle on 13th Street is a promotional film aimed at a general audience. Narrator Steven C. O'Connell was Chief Justice of the Florida Supreme Court at the time.
The opening sequence of the film was damaged.
The film begins with a history of the University of Florida and proceeds to describe the physical plant, curriculum, faculty, student life and recreation, the university's service to the people and the state, and the university's plan for the future. Some faculty are depicted and identified.
History of the university. Narrator O'Connell depicted followed by still footage from the archives and student yearbook.
6:00 The campus:
Bryan Hall (College of Law),
Dauer Hall (Student Union),
J. Hillis Miller Health Center,
7:40 The students:
images of students in second floor reading room of Smathers and cafeteria,
Broadcast students at WUFT-TV,
Journalism students at Gainesville Sun,
10:00 The faculty:
Lester Dragstedt, Dept. of Surgery. Operating room;
John C. Slater, theoretical physicist;
Oscar Svarlien, Political Science;
Charles Morris, Philosophy;
Myron Wheat, Surgery. Depiction of heart surgery.
13:40 How the University ranks:
Library stacks (1 million volumes),
Education (African-American student depicted),
University Placement Service,
Sponsored Research-Lab shots,
Professional consultants-Water treatment plant,
18:10 Student life:
Tennis and handball courts,
Lake Wauberg-Water skiing, swimsuit competition,
Art exhibit in Florida Union,
Record listening room,
22:30 Service to the people and state:
Water treatment lab,
24:30 Plans for the future:
Reitz Union (drawing and ground breaking ceremonies),
Architecture and Fine Arts complex,
Drawing of Library West,
Cobalt-60 irradiator (food irradiation),
Alex G. Smith / radio astronomy,
29:10 Ends with shot of graduation line and credits.
- General Note:
- Production number 1: Production title: Miracle on 13th Street: Production date: 1965: Derived from 16 mm film: Color / Sound / Total running time: 00:29:10
- Source Institution:
- University of Florida
- Holding Location:
- University of Florida Archives
- Rights Management:
- All rights reserved, Board of Trustees of the University of Florida
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