Florida History in Motion


ounded in 1984, the Lynn and Louis Wolfson II Florida Moving Image Archives houses over 35,000 hours of video tape and 23 million feet of film. A local television news collection dates to the late 1940s, with footage from landmark television station WTVJ (first in Florida, 18th in the nation) as well as WPLG, WCKT, WCIX, and WINK. A television documentaries collection covers the topics of immigration, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Space Program, presidential elections, and many more global events and trends that have played out on the Florida stage. Finally, home movie holdings of over 3000 reels dating to the 1910s bring long-gone buildings, attractions, and folkways alive for new generations. Read More Here

The Wolfson Archives will be closed Dec. 20-Jan. 4 for the holidays. We’ll reopen on Monday, Jan. 5, 2015. Please send inquiries to info@wolfsonarchives.org.

On YouTube: Christmas Cheer Comes to Miami
DEC 02 2014

On YouTube: Christmas Cheer Comes to Miami


Holiday cheer hit downtown Miami big time in 1989, with the lighting of the nation’s largest Christmas tree and more at Bayfront Park. This WTVJ story, reported by Bonnie Anderson, captures the holiday lights — and lots of reactions from delighted visitors.