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Nina Howell Starr papers, 1933-1996

Creator:
Starr, Nina Howell, 1903-2000  Search this
Subject:
Sherwood, Maggie  Search this
Siskind, Aaron  Search this
Szarwarski, John  Search this
Evans, Walker  Search this
Daitz, Evelyne Z.  Search this
Ringgold, Faith  Search this
Kanaga, Consuelo  Search this
Brandt, Helene  Search this
Kruger, Louise  Search this
Lippard, Lucy R.  Search this
Morgan, Barbara Brooks  Search this
Putnam, Wally  Search this
Kernan, Margo  Search this
Macdonald-Wright, Stanton  Search this
Rose, Ruth Starr  Search this
Ghent, Henri  Search this
Cohen, Stephanie  Search this
DiSpirito, Henry  Search this
Coke, Van Deren  Search this
Savage, Naomi  Search this
Mainardi, Patricia Madelena  Search this
Evans, Minnie  Search this
Uelsmann, Jerry  Search this
Connor, Linda  Search this
Strand, Paul  Search this
Museum of American Folk Art  Search this
Southern Regional Council  Search this
Photographic Historical Society of New York  Search this
Sharon Arts Center  Search this
Professional Women's Photographers, Inc  Search this
International Women's Art Festival  Search this
Type:
Sketches
Interviews
Sound recordings
Transcripts
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Prints
Drawings
Topic:
Folk art  Search this
Art historians  Search this
Civil rights  Search this
Photography  Search this
Art dealers  Search this
Photographers  Search this
African American art  Search this
Women photographers  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6053
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216034
AAA_collcode_starnina
Theme:
African American
The Art Market
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_216034
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Lois Dodd papers, 1945-2013

Creator:
Dodd, Lois, 1927-  Search this
Subject:
Mainardi, Patricia Madelena  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Interviews
Sketchbooks
Topic:
Painters  Search this
Art teachers  Search this
Artists  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Political activists  Search this
Gallery owners  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7562
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209722
AAA_collcode_doddlois
Theme:
Women
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209722
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Oral history interview with Patricia Mainardi and Irene Peslikis, 1972

Interviewee:
Mainardi, Patricia Madelena, 1942-  Search this
Interviewer:
Holmes, Doloris  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12140
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214195
AAA_collcode_mainar72
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_214195

Lois Dodd papers

Creator:
Dodd, Lois, 1927-  Search this
Interviewer:
Mainardi, Patricia  Search this
Extent:
6.82 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Interviews
Date:
1945-2013
Summary:
The papers of New York City painter, educator, gallery owner, and activist Lois Dodd date from 1945 to 2013 and measure 6.82 linear feet. The papers focus on Dodd's personal work and contain little documentation of her involvement with Tanager Gallery. Found are biographical materials, including an interview conducted by Pat Mainardi in 1973; personal business records; professional correspondence; project and teaching files for Artist Housing Projects and various teaching positions; scattered writings and notes; printed materials including exhibition catalogs and announcements; and photographs.

The 2014 and 2015 additions date from 1945-2013 and provide additional material related to Dodd's career as a painter and educator. Found here are biographical material; correspondence with friends and artists; writings by others; project and teaching files; personal business records; printed material; photographical material of artwork and Dodd; eleven travel sketchbooks; and a few pieces of artwork by George Schneeman.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of New York City painter, educator, gallery owner, and activist Lois Dodd date from 1945 to 2013 and measure 6.82 linear feet. The papers focus on Dodd's personal work and contain little documentation of her involvement with Tanager Gallery. Found are biographical materials, including an interview conducted by Pat Mainardi in 1973; personal business records; professional correspondence; project and teaching files for Artist Housing Projects and various teaching positions; scattered writings and notes; printed materials including exhibition catalogs and announcements; and photographs.

The 2014 and 2015 additions date from 1945-2013 and provide additional material related to Dodd's career as a painter and educator. Found here are biographical material; correspondence with friends and artists; writings by others; project and teaching files; personal business records; printed material; photographical material of artwork and Dodd; eleven travel sketchbooks; and a few pieces of artwork by George Schneeman.

Notable correspondents in the collection include Charles Cajori, Dave and Kathy Dewey, Lucien Day, Rackstraw Downes, William King, James L. Lentz, James McGarrell, Zalmar Perlin, Sidney Simon, Paul Smith, and Tom Wesselmann.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 7 series:

Series 1: Biographical Information, 1949-1989 (Box 1; 9 folders)

Series 2: Personal Business Records, 1950-1990 (Box 1; 0.1 linear feet)

Series 3: Correspondence, 1952-1991 (Box 1; 0.7 linear feet)

Series 4: Project and Teaching Files, 1969-1983 (Box 1-2; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 5: Writings and Notes, circa 1970-1990 (Box 2; 5 folders)

Series 6: Printed Material, circa 1970-2001 (Box 2; 0.6 linear feet)

Series 7: Photographs, 1952-circa 1990 (Box 2; 0.3 linear feet)

Series 8: Addition to the Lois Dodd Papers, 1945-2013 (Box 3-8; 4.8 linear feet)
Biographical Note:
Lois Dodd (1927- ) is an observational painter, educator, activist, and co-founder of the Tanager Gallery. She is active in New York City and Maine.

Lois Dodd was born in 1927 in Montclair, New Jersey. Beginning in 1945, Dodd commuted from Montclair to New York City to attend The Cooper Union, from which she graduated in 1948. She married fellow student and sculptor William King with whom she had one child, Eli. King and Dodd, among others, established the Tanager Gallery in 1952.

Dodd worked for various organizations in New York City promoting affordable housing for artists, especially the renewal of Cooper Square. She continues to exhibit her paintings at both individual and group exhibitions.
Related Material:
Among the collections of the Archives of American Art are the Tanager Gallery records, 1952-1972 and an oral history interview with Lois Dodd by Barbara Shikler conducted in 1988.
Provenance:
Lois Dodd donated her papers to the Archives of American Art in several increments between 1981-2007. Dodd donated an additional 4.8 linear feet of material in 2014 and 2015.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
The Lois Dodd papers papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Art teachers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Artists' studios -- Photographs  Search this
Artists -- Housing -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Gallery owners -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Political activists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Women artists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Interviews
Citation:
The Lois Dodd papers, 1945-2013. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.doddlois
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
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Nina Howell Starr papers

Creator:
Starr, Nina Howell  Search this
Names:
International Women's Art Festival  Search this
Museum of American Folk Art  Search this
Photographic Historical Society of New York  Search this
Professional Women's Photographers, Inc.  Search this
Sharon Arts Center  Search this
Southern Regional Council  Search this
Brandt, Helene, 1936-  Search this
Cohen, Stephenie  Search this
Coke, Van Deren, 1921-  Search this
Connor, Linda  Search this
Daitz, Evelyne Z.  Search this
DiSpirito, Henry, 1898-1995  Search this
Evans, Minnie, 1892-  Search this
Evans, Walker, 1903-1975  Search this
Ghent, Henri, 1926-  Search this
Kanaga, Consuelo, 1894-  Search this
Kernan, Margo, 1927-  Search this
Kruger, Louise, 1924-  Search this
Lippard, Lucy R.  Search this
Macdonald-Wright, Stanton, 1890-1973  Search this
Mainardi, Patricia  Search this
Morgan, Barbara Brooks, 1900-  Search this
Putnam, Wallace, 1899-1989  Search this
Ringgold, Faith  Search this
Rose, Ruth Starr, 1887-1965  Search this
Savage, Naomi, 1927-2005  Search this
Sherwood, Maggie, 1922-1984  Search this
Siskind, Aaron  Search this
Strand, Paul, 1890-1976  Search this
Szarwarski, John  Search this
Uelsmann, Jerry, 1934-  Search this
Extent:
21.2 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Interviews
Drawings
Sketches
Transcripts
Sound recordings
Prints
Date:
circa 1933-1996
Summary:
The papers of photographer and art historian Nina Howell Starr measure 21.2 linear feet and date from circa 1933 to 1996. The papers contain research files about various art historical topics, museums and galleries, photography, and artists. There are extensive files documenting Starr's relationship as researcher, dealer, and friend of folk painter Minnie Evans. Additionally, the papers include biographical materials, writings, speeches, project files, printed material collected or authored by Starr, and hundreds of artistic and documentary photographs and negatives created by Starr depicting her travels, Minnie Evans' paintings, roadside folk art, and other topics.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of photographer and art historian Nina Howell Starr measure 21.2 linear feet and date from circa 1933 to 1996. The papers contain research files about various art historical topics, museums and galleries, photography, and artists. There are extensive files documenting Starr's relationship as researcher, dealer, and friend of folk painter Minnie Evans. Additionally, the papers include biographical materials, writings, speeches, project files, printed material collected or authored by Starr, and hundreds of artistic and documentary photographs and negatives created by Starr depicting her travels, Minnie Evans' paintings, roadside folk art, and other topics.

Biographical materials are scattered and include grant and publication applications, curriculum vitae, lists of artwork, and miscellany.

Starr's lectures, writings, and project files are arranged into one series. They include Starr's student writings, a notebook about Civil Rights, files documenting her work on a Florida public housing project, the Southern Regional Council, and the League of Women Voters. A few files of general writings and lectures mostly concern folk artist Minnie Evans and the exhibition Women Photograph Men, held at the International Women's Arts Festival in 1976.

Subject files on artists, art history topics, photographers and photography (including Starr's work), and on folk artist and friend Minne Evans comprise the bulk of the collection. The files are a mix of collated materials and primary sources created by Starr and others and many contain correspondence, notes, photographs, and a few sketches and orginal prints. Also included are materials related to professional and organizational groups in which Starr was involved, including the Professional Women's Photographers, Inc., the Photographic Historical Society of New York, and the Museum of American Folk Art; files on several of Starr's exhibitions; and files on artists that contain printed materials, correspondence, and photographs. The file on Ruth Starr Rose contains prints and drawings. There are also photographs taken by Stephanie Cohen. Particularly rich files are found for Stephanie Cohen; Van Deren Coke, Director of the George Eastman Company; Evelyn Daitz, Director of the Witkin Gallery; Henry DiSpirito; Walker Evans; the Fotofolio printing company; curator Henri Ghent; photographer Consuelo Kanaga and husband Wallace Putnam; Margot Starr Kernan; Lucy Lippard; Stanton Mac-Donald Wright; Sharon Arts Center; photographer Paul Strand; curator John Szarwarski; and photographer Jerry Uelsman.

The collection also documents the friendship between painter Minnie Evans and Starr, and Starr's business dealings on Evans' behalf. There is correspondence about and with Evans, several sound recordings of interviews conducted by Starr and others with Evans, many with transcripts, financial documents, publications about Evans including exhibition catalogs, clippings, journal articles and monographs, two posters, a scrapbook, and one sketch by Evans.

Printed material includes published articles, exhibition catalogs and announcements, and clippings about Starr.

Photographic materials are extensive and include photographs and slides taken by Starr of friends, family, artwork by Minnie Evans, events, exhibition openings, world travels, and folk art, especially roadside. Prominent artists and art historians photographed include: photographers Maggie Sherwood, Naomi Savage, Barbara Morgan, Linda Connor, Aaron Siskind, Consuelo Kanaga, Faith Ringgold, and Walker Evans; sculptors Louise Kruger and Helene Brandt; feminist and art historian Pat Mainardi; and curators Henri Ghent and John Szarkowski. Starr's artistic photographic work is also represented, and includes two silver gelatin prints of Minnie Evans, and subject studies on hands, people, and nature, among others.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 6 series.

Series 1: Biographical material, 1954-circa 1990 (8 folders; Box 1)

Series 2: Writings, Speeches and Projects, 1933-1995 (1.1 linear feet; Boxes 1-2)

Series 3: Subject Files, circa 1939-1996 (8.3 linear feet; Boxes 2-10)

Series 4: Minnie Evans, 1962-1996 (3.7 linear feet; Boxes 10-13, 23, OV 24)

Series 5: Printed Material, 1936-1995 (2.7 linear feet; Boxes 13-16, 23)

Series 6: Photographic Material, circa 1939-1993 (5.4 linear feet; Boxes 16-23, OV 24)
Biographical / Historical:
Nina Howell Starr (1903-2000) was a photographer, art dealer, and art historian who worked primarily in New York City. Born in Newark, New Jersey in 1903 as Cornelia Margaret Howell, Starr attended Wellesley College and graduated from Barnard in 1926. Also in 1926, she married Nathan Comfort Starr, an English professor, and, over the years the couple lived in Massachusetts, Maryland, Florida, and New York City.

In 1963, at the age of 60, Starr received the first M.F.A. in photography granted by the University of Florida. Starr exhibited widely in both solo and group exhibitions, including Magic Lantern (Photographer's Gallery, London, 1976), and the Strength of Women (Witken Gallery, 1991), and numerous shows featuring photographs of outsider art. Her "New Yorker" project became an exhibition in 2016. Her work is owned by several prominent museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography.

As art historian, self-proclaimed critic, and civil rights and feminist advocate, Starr lectured widely, wrote articles and letters to editors, and corresponded with many notable art world figures. She became especially interested in outsider and folk art. Starr met outsider artist Minnie Evans in 1962 and became Evans' lifelong friend, advocate, and representative dealer. She wrote about Evans and introduced Evans' works to galleries and other exhibition spaces in New York, including the Whitney Museum, where she guest-curated an exhibition of Evans' work in 1975.

Starr was an active member of professional organizations including the Photographic Historical Society of New York, Professional Women's Photographers, Inc., and the Museum of American Folk Art where she served on the Advisory Committee.

Nina Howell Starr died in 2000 in Connecticut at the age of 97.
Provenance:
The Nina Howell Starr papers were donated by Nina Howell Starr in 1996.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Rights:
The Nina Howell Starr papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Folk art -- United States  Search this
Civil rights  Search this
Art historians -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art dealers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
African American art  Search this
Folk art -- Photographs  Search this
Women photographers  Search this
Photography  Search this
Photographers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Interviews
Drawings
Sketches
Transcripts
Sound recordings
Prints
Citation:
Nina Howell Starr papers, circa 1933-1996. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.starnina
See more items in:
Nina Howell Starr papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-starnina
Additional Online Media:

The Rockies and the Alps : Bierstadt, Calame, and the romance of the mountains / Katherine Manthorne, Tricia Laughlin Bloom ; with contributions by Patricia Mainardi

Title:
Bierstadt, Calame, and the romance of the mountains
Author:
Manthorne, Katherine  Search this
Bloom, Tricia Laughlin  Search this
Contributor:
Mainardi, Patricia  Search this
Host institution:
Newark Museum  Search this
Subject:
Bierstadt, Albert 1830-1902 Themes, motives  Search this
Calame, Alexandre 1810-1864 Themes, motives  Search this
Physical description:
175 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
Place:
Rocky Mountains
Alps
Date:
2018
Topic:
Mountains in art  Search this
Landscapes in art  Search this
Landscape painting  Search this
In art  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1097581

Another world : nineteenth-century illustrated print culture / Patricia Mainardi

Title:
Nineteenth-century illustrated print culture
Author:
Mainardi, Patricia  Search this
Physical description:
vii, 296 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
History
Date:
2017
19th century
Topic:
Prints  Search this
Art and society--History  Search this
Visual communication--History  Search this
Communication and culture--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1093349

Art : a woman's sensibility / [Miriam Schapiro, editor]

Issuing body:
California Institute of the Arts Feminist Art Program  Search this
Editor:
Schapiro, Miriam 1923-2015  Search this
Author of introduction:
Metzger, Deena  Search this
Artist:
Adams, Pat 1928-  Search this
Antin, Eleanor  Search this
Asher, Elise 1914-  Search this
Baber, Alice  Search this
Benglis, Lynda 1941-  Search this
Bernstein, Judith 1942-  Search this
Blaine, Nell 1922-1996  Search this
Brenner, Susan  Search this
Brody, Sherry 1932-  Search this
Brown, Joan 1938-1990  Search this
Burko, Diane 1945-  Search this
Campbell, Gretna 1922-1987  Search this
Caparn, Rhys 1909-1997  Search this
Caroompas, Carole  Search this
Carson, Karen 1943-  Search this
Danielli, Edie  Search this
Edelheit, Martha  Search this
Fine, Perle 1905-1988  Search this
Flack, Audrey  Search this
Freed, Hermine  Search this
Freilicher, Jane 1924-2014  Search this
Getchoff, Sonia  Search this
Graves, Nancy 1940-1995  Search this
Grigoriadis, Mary  Search this
Haerer, Carol 1933-2002  Search this
Hall, Susan  Search this
Hammond, Harmony  Search this
Harris, Pamela  Search this
Hartigan, Grace  Search this
Hirsch, Gilah Yelin  Search this
Horowitz, Ida  Search this
Jacobs, Jessica  Search this
Katzen, Lila  Search this
Knowles, Alison 1933-  Search this
Korman, Harriet  Search this
Kozloff, Joyce  Search this
Krasner, Lee 1908-1984  Search this
Lansner, Fay  Search this
Lanyon, Ellen  Search this
Leaf, June 1929-  Search this
Leonard, Joanne  Search this
Levi, Linda  Search this
Mainardi, Patricia  Search this
Mangold, Sylvia Plimack 1938-  Search this
Marcus, Marcia 1928-  Search this
Morgan, Barbara Brooks 1900-1992  Search this
Maas Mosen, Nancy  Search this
Neel, Alice 1900-1984  Search this
Newburger, Babette  Search this
Palfi, Marion 1907-1978  Search this
Picard, Lil  Search this
Pindell, Howardena 1943-  Search this
Piper, Adrian 1948-  Search this
Rachel, Vaughan  Search this
Remington, Deborah  Search this
Reynal, Jeanne 1903-  Search this
Saar, Betye  Search this
Savage, Naomi 1927-  Search this
Schneemann, Carolee 1939-  Search this
Semmel, Joan 1932-  Search this
Slavin, Arlene  Search this
Sleigh, Sylvia  Search this
Smith, Barbara Turner 1931-  Search this
Snyder, Joan 1940-  Search this
Spero, Nancy 1926-2009  Search this
Speyer, Nora  Search this
Stevens, May  Search this
Strider, Marjorie  Search this
Stuart, Michelle 1933-  Search this
Tavenner, Patricia  Search this
Van Fleet, Ellen 1942 or 1944-  Search this
Wayne, June 1918-2011  Search this
Wilke, Hannah  Search this
Zehr, Connie  Search this
Zucker, Barbara M. 1940-  Search this
Physical description:
82 pages : illustrations ; 18 x 31 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1975
20th century
Topic:
Feminism and art  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Painters  Search this
Call number:
N43 .C35 1975
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1095826

Universal expositions of the Second Empire : a study in art and politics / Patricia Mainardi

Author:
Mainardi, Patricia  Search this
Subject:
Napoleon III Emperor of the French 1808-1873 Art patronage  Search this
Physical description:
2 v. (xix, 570 leaves) : ill
Type:
Books
Place:
France
Date:
1990
1984
19th century
Topic:
Eclecticism in art  Search this
Art--Political aspects  Search this
Art, French  Search this
Art--Exhibitions--History  Search this
Call number:
N6847.5.E34 M3u 1984a
N6847.5.E34M3u 1984a
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_401861

The end of the Salon : art and the state in the early Third Republic / Patricia Mainardi

Author:
Mainardi, Patricia  Search this
Subject:
Salon (Exhibition : Paris, France)  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 210 p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
France
Date:
1993
19th century
Topic:
Art and state--History  Search this
Call number:
N6850.M35 1993X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_440751

The persistence of classicism / Patricia Mainardi ; with contributions by Graham Bader ... [et al.]

Author:
Mainardi, Patricia  Search this
Bader, Graham  Search this
Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute  Search this
Physical description:
66 p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1995
C1995
Topic:
Classicism in art  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Art, Classical--Influence  Search this
Call number:
N7432.5.C6 M35 1995X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_477773

Art and politics of the Second Empire : the universal expositions of 1855 and 1867 / Patricia Mainardi

Author:
Mainardi, Patricia  Search this
Subject:
Napoleon III Emperor of the French 1808-1873 Art patronage  Search this
Physical description:
viii, 247 p., [4] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 27 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
France
Date:
1987
19th century
Topic:
Eclecticism in art  Search this
Art--Political aspects  Search this
Art, French  Search this
Art--Exhibitions--History  Search this
Call number:
N6847.5.E34M3 1987X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_356286

Quilts, the great American art / Patricia Mainardi

Author:
Mainardi, Patricia  Search this
Physical description:
xix, 57 p. : 10 ill. ; 12 x 15 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1978
Topic:
Coverlets  Search this
Call number:
NK9112 .M34X
NK9112.M34X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_119995

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