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1930 – 2008
Collection of over 5800 films, videos, and audio elements donated to CFA by Gary Smith, who worked for C.L. Venard for many years. Venard was a Peoria, Illinois-based producer of industrial films, mainly related to agriculture. He ran a production studio, distributed films made by others, and did work for hire for companies like Caterpillar. Smith took over the production wing of the company in 1966.
Extent of Collection
5091 reels of 16mm film totaling approximately 2,079,000 feet; 37 reels of 35mm film totaling approximately 15,000 feet; 125 open reel videos; 216 videocassettes; 364 reels of open reel audio; 6 audio cassettes; various scripts and ephemera.