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Audiovisual Materials, 1958 - 2009


Scope and Contents

This series primarily consists of VHS tapes, along with 16 millimeter film reels, quarter-inch to two-inch film reels, audio cassette tapes, DVDS, and loose film. Several films have several different formats, while others have different cuts.

Clients that Centron worked with represented here include The National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA); John Deere; Maupintour; Caterpillar; American Parts; Frigidaire; and Sumner High School. The collection also includes cuts of independent Centron films, including “Leo Beuerman”; “Shake Hands with Danger”; "Korea: Ancient Culture, Modern Spirit”; “Brad’s Learning Disability”; “Scott’s New Old Friend”; and “The Conquered Dream.” Various bump reels, instructional videos, and various employee safety films are included in this series.

Cecil B. DeMille, a prominent American filmmaker who worked with Centron on a National Right to Work film, and Centron’s Academy Award-nominated film “Leo Beuerman” are featured in this series.


  • Creation: 1958 - 2009

Conditions Governing Access

Materials in this series are currently unprocessed. Please contact staff at or (785) 864-4334 for assistance.

Related Materials

Many Centron films have already been separated and individually cataloged and can be located in the KU Libraries online catalog by searching call number “RH Centron.” Materials described here have not yet been cataloged.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

1450 Poplar Lane
Lawrence KS 66045-7616 United States