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Oral history interview with Paul Caponigro

Interviewee:
Caponigro, Paul, 1932-  Search this
Interviewer:
Larsen, Susan C.  Search this
Names:
Adams, Ansel, 1902-1984  Search this
Bufano, Beniamino, 1898-1970  Search this
Bunnell, Peter C.  Search this
Chappell, Walter, 1925-  Search this
Chiarenza, Carl  Search this
Clergue, Lucien.  Search this
Clift, William  Search this
Cosindas, Marie, 1925-  Search this
Cunningham, Imogen, 1883-1976  Search this
Graves, Morris, 1910-  Search this
Lange, Dorothea  Search this
Newhall, Beaumont, 1908-1993  Search this
O'Keeffe, Georgia , 1887-1986  Search this
Ranney, Edward.  Search this
Russek, Janet  Search this
Scheinbaum, David, 1951-  Search this
Singer, Robert T.  Search this
Strand, Paul, 1890-1976  Search this
Szarkowski, John  Search this
Tice, George A.  Search this
Uelsmann, Jerry, 1934-  Search this
Westin, Bert  Search this
White, Minor  Search this
Extent:
87 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1999 July 30-August 12
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Paul Caponigro conducted 1999 July 30-August 12, by Susan C. Larsen, for the Archives of American Art, at Caponigro's home, in Cushing, Maine.
Caponigro describes his childhood, military career, and travels through the southwest and northern California, his association with Minor White, exhibitions, publications, employment, and marriage to wife Eleanor.
Caponigro discusses the significance of his Stonehenge series of photographs; others' interpretations of his work; further exhibitions; and the role that his family's move to Santa Fe, New Mexico, has played in the evolution of his work.
Further discussion of the photographic scene in Santa Fe and its connection to American modernist photographers such as Paul Strand and Ansel Adams; travels; Guggenheim grant; the 1991 fall from a rocky ledge that was a physical and spiritual watershed in his life; and his new home in Cushing, Maine.
He recalls George Tice, Ansel Adams, Minor White, Bert Westin, Imogen Cunningham, Dorothea Lange, Oliver Gagliani, Beniamino Bufano, Morris Graves, Walter Chappell, Jerry Uelsmann, Carl Chiarenza, William Clift, Marie Cosindas, Peter Bunnell, John Szarkowski, Robert Singer, Beaumont Newhall, Georgia O'Keeffe, Ed Ranney, David Scheinbaum, Janet Russek, Lucien Clergue, and many others.
Biographical / Historical:
Paul Caponigro (1932- ) is a photographer and teacher from New England and New Mexico.
General:
Originally recorded on 7 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 12 digital wav files. Duration is 5 hr., 19 min.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators.
Topic:
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Photographers -- Maine -- Cushing -- Interviews.  Search this
Photographers -- New Mexico -- Santa Fe -- Interviews.  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.caponi99
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-caponi99
Online Media:

"Conversation While Looking at Prints"

Creator:
Siskind, Aaron, 1903-1991  Search this
Chiarenza, Carl, 1935-  Search this
Siskind, Aaron, 1903-1991  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Date:
1957
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)13742
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Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_13742

Discussion with Kenneth Josephson concerning Aaron Siskind, and with Siskind discussing prints dated 1930-1942

Creator:
Chiarenza, Carl, 1935-  Search this
Josephson, Kenneth, 1932-  Search this
Chiarenza, Carl, 1935-  Search this
Subject:
Siskind, Aaron  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Date:
1970 June 21
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)13741
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Archives of American Art
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Interview with Elaine de Kooning concerning Aaron Siskind

Creator:
De Kooning, Elaine, 1918-1989  Search this
Chiarenza, Carl, 1935-  Search this
De Kooning, Elaine, 1918-1989  Search this
Subject:
Siskind, Aaron  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Date:
1971 March 10
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)13939
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Archives of American Art
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Interview with Tom Barrow

Creator:
Barrow, Thomas F., 1938-  Search this
Chiarenza, Carl, 1935-  Search this
Barrow, Thomas F., 1938-  Search this
Subject:
Siskind, Aaron  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Date:
1970 August 10
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)14017
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Interview with Harry Callahan and Aaron Siskind

Creator:
Chiarenza, Carl, 1935-  Search this
Callahan, Harry M. (Harry Morey), 1912-1999  Search this
Chiarenza, Carl, 1935-  Search this
Subject:
Siskind, Aaron  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Date:
1971 September 21
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)14033
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Archives of American Art
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Interview with Minor White

Creator:
White, Minor, 1908-1976  Search this
Chiarenza, Carl, 1935-  Search this
White, Minor, 1908-1976  Search this
Subject:
Siskind, Aaron  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Date:
1971 March 21
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)14034
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Archives of American Art
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Carl Chiarenza interviews of artists, 1957-1981

Creator:
Chiarenza, Carl, 1935-  Search this
Siskind, Aaron, 1903-1991  Search this
Chiarenza, Carl, 1935-  Search this
Subject:
Siskind, Aaron  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10789
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214430
AAA_collcode_chiacarl
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_214430

Carl Chiarenza interviews of artists

Creator:
Chiarenza, Carl  Search this
Names:
Siskind, Aaron  Search this
Extent:
2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Interviews
Sound recordings
Date:
1957-1981
Summary:
The interviews of artists by Carl Chiarenza measure 2.0 linear feet and date from 1957 to 1981. The interviews total 93 audio cassettes and are with photographer Aaron Siskind and various artists on the subject of Aaron Siskind.
Scope and Contents:
The interviews of artists by Carl Chiarenza measure 2.0 linear feet and date from 1957 to 1981. The interviews are with photographer Aaron Siskind and with artists on the subject of Aaron Siskind. The collection consists of 93 audio cassette copies of interviews from original recordings made on audio reels. There are also partial transcripts for some of the interviews.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as one series.
Biographical / Historical:
Carl Chiarenza (1935- ) is a photographer and art historian in Rochester, New York. He completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Rochester Institute of Technology in 1957, and he received a PhD from Harvard University in 1973. Chiarenza is Fanny Knapp Allen Professor Emeritus of Art History, and Artist-in-Residence, at the University of Rochester. Chiarenza has authored numerous essays on artists and the biography, Aaron Siskind: Pleasures and Terrors (1982).
Provenance:
The interviews were donated by Carl Chiarenza in 1987.
Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Researchers interested in accessing audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Occupation:
Photographers -- New York (State) -- Rochester  Search this
Art historians -- New York (State) -- Rochester  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Citation:
Carl Chiarenza interviews of artists, 1957-1981. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.chiacarl
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"J. Teller Chilmark"

Collection Creator:
Chiarenza, Carl  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound cassette
Container:
Box 4, Item 9
Type:
Archival materials
Audio [31027000861787]
Sound cassettes
Date:
1974 August 8
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Researchers interested in accessing audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Carl Chiarenza interviews of artists, 1957-1981. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Carl Chiarenza interviews of artists
Carl Chiarenza interviews of artists / Series 1: Interviews
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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ead_component:sova-aaa-chiacarl-ref38

"Max Yauno on Siskind"

Collection Creator:
Chiarenza, Carl  Search this
Extent:
3 Sound cassettes
Container:
Box 4, Item 10-12
Type:
Archival materials
Audio [31027000861787]
Sound cassettes
Date:
1971 September 18-19
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Researchers interested in accessing audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Carl Chiarenza interviews of artists, 1957-1981. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Carl Chiarenza interviews of artists
Carl Chiarenza interviews of artists / Series 1: Interviews
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ead_component:sova-aaa-chiacarl-ref39

"Jeromir Stephany"

Collection Creator:
Chiarenza, Carl  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound cassette
Container:
Box 4, Item 13
Type:
Archival materials
Audio [31027000861787]
Sound cassettes
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Researchers interested in accessing audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Carl Chiarenza interviews of artists, 1957-1981. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Carl Chiarenza interviews of artists
Carl Chiarenza interviews of artists / Series 1: Interviews
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ead_component:sova-aaa-chiacarl-ref40

"Walter Rosenblum on Siskind, Engel, Strand, and Photo League"

Collection Creator:
Chiarenza, Carl  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound cassette
Container:
Box 4, Item 14
Type:
Archival materials
Audio [31027000861787]
Sound cassettes
Date:
1971 March 13
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Researchers interested in accessing audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Carl Chiarenza interviews of artists, 1957-1981. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Carl Chiarenza interviews of artists
Carl Chiarenza interviews of artists / Series 1: Interviews
Archival Repository:
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ead_component:sova-aaa-chiacarl-ref41

"AS 5-6-79 Prov (1970s) Chiarenza"

Collection Creator:
Chiarenza, Carl  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound cassette
Container:
Box 4, Item 15
Type:
Archival materials
Audio [31027000861787]
Sound cassettes
Date:
1979 May 6
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Researchers interested in accessing audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Carl Chiarenza interviews of artists, 1957-1981. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Carl Chiarenza interviews of artists
Carl Chiarenza interviews of artists / Series 1: Interviews
Archival Repository:
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ead_component:sova-aaa-chiacarl-ref42

"C.C./A.S. Prov 8-5-79 (1970s)"

Collection Creator:
Chiarenza, Carl  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound cassette
Container:
Box 4, Item 16
Type:
Archival materials
Audio [31027000861787]
Sound cassettes
Date:
1979 August 5
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Researchers interested in accessing audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Carl Chiarenza interviews of artists, 1957-1981. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Carl Chiarenza interviews of artists
Carl Chiarenza interviews of artists / Series 1: Interviews
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ead_component:sova-aaa-chiacarl-ref43

"A.S./C.C. 1970s Prov 8-6-79"

Collection Creator:
Chiarenza, Carl  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound cassette
Container:
Box 4, Item 17
Type:
Archival materials
Audio [31027000861787]
Sound cassettes
Date:
1979 August 6
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Researchers interested in accessing audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Carl Chiarenza interviews of artists, 1957-1981. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Carl Chiarenza interviews of artists
Carl Chiarenza interviews of artists / Series 1: Interviews
Archival Repository:
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ead_component:sova-aaa-chiacarl-ref44

"Aaron Siskind/Chiarenza Providence"

Collection Creator:
Chiarenza, Carl  Search this
Extent:
3 Sound cassettes
Container:
Box 4, Item 18-20
Type:
Archival materials
Audio [31027000861787]
Sound cassettes
Date:
1980 March 3
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Researchers interested in accessing audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Carl Chiarenza interviews of artists, 1957-1981. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Carl Chiarenza interviews of artists
Carl Chiarenza interviews of artists / Series 1: Interviews
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ead_component:sova-aaa-chiacarl-ref45

"Siskind Prov Chap6"

Collection Creator:
Chiarenza, Carl  Search this
Extent:
2 Sound cassettes
Container:
Box 5, Item 1-2
Type:
Archival materials
Audio [31027000861746]
Sound cassettes
Date:
1981 January 18
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Researchers interested in accessing audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Carl Chiarenza interviews of artists, 1957-1981. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Carl Chiarenza interviews of artists
Carl Chiarenza interviews of artists / Series 1: Interviews
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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ead_component:sova-aaa-chiacarl-ref46

"Siskind - Providence Chap 7"

Collection Creator:
Chiarenza, Carl  Search this
Extent:
3 Sound cassettes
Container:
Box 5, Item 3-5
Type:
Archival materials
Audio [31027000861746]
Sound cassettes
Date:
1981 March 13
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Researchers interested in accessing audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Carl Chiarenza interviews of artists, 1957-1981. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Carl Chiarenza interviews of artists
Carl Chiarenza interviews of artists / Series 1: Interviews
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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ead_component:sova-aaa-chiacarl-ref47

"Siskind 3-29-81"

Collection Creator:
Chiarenza, Carl  Search this
Extent:
3 Sound cassettes
Container:
Box 5, Item 6-8
Type:
Archival materials
Audio [31027000861746]
Sound cassettes
Date:
1981 March 29
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Researchers interested in accessing audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Carl Chiarenza interviews of artists, 1957-1981. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Carl Chiarenza interviews of artists
Carl Chiarenza interviews of artists / Series 1: Interviews
Archival Repository:
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ead_component:sova-aaa-chiacarl-ref48

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