Miracle on 13th street (Production number 80)

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Miracle on 13th street (Production number 80)
Jones, John Paul; Harold Dillinger (producer); Dwight Godwin (director); Steven C. O'Connell (narrator)
Place of Publication:
Gainesville, FL
University of Florida
Publication Date:


Subjects / Keywords:
University of Florida. ( LCSH )
O'Connell, Stephen C.
Campus Buildings
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. Contents: 0:00 Introduction History of the university. Narrator O'Connell depicted followed by still footage from the archives and student yearbook. 6:00 The campus: aerial views, Tigert Hall, Smathers Library, Matherly Hall, Bryan Hall (College of Law), Dauer Hall (Student Union), Hub, J. Hillis Miller Health Center, Shands Hospital, Weil Hall, McCarty Hall, Norman Hall, Anderson Hall, Florida Gym, 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, Architecture students, Art students, 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), Journalism, ROTC, Foreign Service, Education (African-American student depicted), University Placement Service, Sponsored Research-Lab shots, Professional consultants-Water treatment plant, 18:10 Student life: Golf course, Tennis and handball courts, Swimming pool, Lake Wauberg-Water skiing, swimsuit competition, Football, Homecoming parade, Philadelphia Symphony, Art exhibit in Florida Union, Library, Record listening room, Student Government, Honor Court, 22:30 Service to the people and state: Graduation (stadium), Water treatment lab, Beef cattle, Coastal engineering, Sunshine Skyway, Experimental farms, 24:30 Plans for the future: Reitz Union (drawing and ground breaking ceremonies), Dormitory room, Greek houses, Architecture and Fine Arts complex, Aerial views, Drawing of Library West, Cobalt-60 irradiator (food irradiation), Alex G. Smith / radio astronomy, 29:10 Ends with shot of graduation line and credits. ( English )
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

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Source Institution:
University of Florida
Holding Location:
University of Florida Archives
Rights Management:
Copyright Board of Trustees of the University of Florida


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