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Oral history interview with Buffie Johnson

Interviewee:
Johnson, Buffie  Search this
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul  Search this
Names:
Hayter, Stanley William, 1901-1988  Search this
Hofmann, Hans, 1880-1966  Search this
Pollock, Jackson, 1912-1956  Search this
Putzel, Howard, 1898-1945  Search this
Rothko, Mark, 1903-1970  Search this
Smith, Tony, 1912-1980  Search this
Extent:
2 Sound tape reels (Sound recording, 5 in.)
140 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound tape reels
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1977 Nov. 22-1978 Jan. 23
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Buffie Johnson conducted 1977 Nov. 22-1978 Jan. 23, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art.
Johnson speaks of her childhood in New York City and Ducksbury, Mass.; her early encouragement in art; life in Paris and the European scene before World War II. She discusses gettting established as a painter, selling her early work, the change in her painting toward abstraction, her friendship with gallery owner Howard Putzel, painting a mural for a movie theater, her inspirations for painting and her interest in the women's movement. She recalls Tony Smith, Hans Hofmann, Stanley William Hayter, Mark Rothko, and Jackson Pollock.
Biographical / Historical:
Buffie Johnson (1912-2006) was a painter and muralist from New York, N.Y.
Provenance:
These interviews are 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 others.
Restrictions:
Transcript: Use requires an appointment.
Occupation:
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Muralists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Painting, Abstract -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women muralists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.johnso77
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw939e09048-eb0d-453d-8407-d295b4ef7c7e
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-johnso77
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Oral history interview with Reuben Kadish, 1964 Oct. 22

Interviewee:
Kadish, Reuben, 1913-1992  Search this
Interviewer:
Phillips, Harlan B. (Harlan Buddington),, 1920-  Search this
Subject:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Reuben Kadish, 1964 Oct. 22. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Muralists -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Theme:
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12286
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216470
AAA_collcode_kadish64
Theme:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_216470
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Lee Brown Coye, 1964 May 26

Interviewee:
Coye, Lee Brown, 1907-1981  Search this
Interviewer:
Trovato, Joseph S., 1912-1983  Search this
Subject:
Federal Art Project (N.Y.)  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Lee Brown Coye, 1964 May 26. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- New York (State)  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- Interviews  Search this
Muralists -- New York (State) -- Interviews  Search this
Theme:
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12948
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213375
AAA_collcode_coye64
Theme:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213375

Oral history interview with Ethel Magafan, 1964 Nov. 5

Interviewee:
Magafan, Ethel, 1915 or 6-1993  Search this
Interviewer:
Trovato, Joseph S., 1912-1983  Search this
Subject:
Federal Art Project (N.Y.)  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Ethel Magafan, 1964 Nov. 5. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- New York (State)  Search this
Muralists -- New York (State) -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- Interviews  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women muralists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Theme:
New Deal  Search this
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12460
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213648
AAA_collcode_magafa64
Theme:
New Deal
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213648

Florence Nightingale Levy papers, 1890-1947

Creator:
Levy, Florence N. (Florence Nightingale), 1870-1947  Search this
Type:
Scrapbooks
Citation:
Florence Nightingale Levy papers, 1890-1947. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
American art annual  Search this
Artists -- United States -- Directories  Search this
Art -- Periodicals  Search this
Art -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Church decoration and ornament -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8426
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210600
AAA_collcode_levyflor
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210600

Festival Recordings: Art and Urban Life (Robbie Inqui, Hector Nazario, Gaspar Ingui, Wilfredo Feliciano, Elena Martinez) (Steve Zeitlin)

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (compact audio cassette)
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Date:
2001 June 27
General:
This audio recording has been transcribed. View transcription and play recording here. Download a PDF of the transcription here.
Collection Restrictions:
Access by appointment only. Where a listening copy or viewing copy has been created, this is indicated in the respective inventory; additional materials may be accessible with sufficient advance notice and, in some cases, payment of a processing fee. Older papers are housed at a remote location and may require a minimum of three weeks' advance notice and payment of a retrieval fee. Certain formats such as multi-track audio recordings and EIAJ-1 videoreels (1/2 inch) may not be accessible. Contact the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections at 202-633-7322 or rinzlerarchives@si.edu for additional information.
Collection Rights:
Copyright and other restrictions may apply. Generally, materials created during a Festival are covered by a release signed by each participant permitting their use for personal and educational purposes; materials created as part of the fieldwork leading to a Festival may be more restricted. We permit and encourage such personal and educational use of those materials provided digitally here, without special permissions. Use of any materials for publication, commercial use, or distribution requires a license from the Archives. Licensing fees may apply in addition to any processing fees.
Topic:
Mural painting and decoration, American -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- New York (State) -- Brooklyn  Search this
Street art  Search this
Graffiti art  Search this
Graffiti artists  Search this
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Urban Life  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 2001 Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.2001, Item FP-2001-CT-0096
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 2001 Smithsonian Folklife Festival
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 2001 Smithsonian Folklife Festival / Series 4: New York City at the Smithsonian / 4.3: Audio
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk5478d08af-771e-460b-988d-a0eb2a0bae5a
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-2001-ref759

Festival Recordings: Backstage Broadway (Emily Botein, Gary Braver, Linda Rice, Scott Slieger), Urban Art, Neon Signs and Graffiti Murals (Tobbie Theresa, Hector Tate) (Elena Martinez)

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (compact audio cassette)
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Date:
2001 July 8
General:
This audio recording has been transcribed. View transcription and play recording here. Download a PDF of the transcription here.
Collection Restrictions:
Access by appointment only. Where a listening copy or viewing copy has been created, this is indicated in the respective inventory; additional materials may be accessible with sufficient advance notice and, in some cases, payment of a processing fee. Older papers are housed at a remote location and may require a minimum of three weeks' advance notice and payment of a retrieval fee. Certain formats such as multi-track audio recordings and EIAJ-1 videoreels (1/2 inch) may not be accessible. Contact the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections at 202-633-7322 or rinzlerarchives@si.edu for additional information.
Collection Rights:
Copyright and other restrictions may apply. Generally, materials created during a Festival are covered by a release signed by each participant permitting their use for personal and educational purposes; materials created as part of the fieldwork leading to a Festival may be more restricted. We permit and encourage such personal and educational use of those materials provided digitally here, without special permissions. Use of any materials for publication, commercial use, or distribution requires a license from the Archives. Licensing fees may apply in addition to any processing fees.
Occupation:
Graffiti artists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Artists and community  Search this
Street art  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 2001 Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.2001, Item FP-2001-CT-0126
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 2001 Smithsonian Folklife Festival
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 2001 Smithsonian Folklife Festival / Series 4: New York City at the Smithsonian / 4.3: Audio
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk5ac5deccb-6ea4-4d8d-80f2-dc7dce2f9451
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-2001-ref788

Oral history interview with Ethel Magafan

Interviewee:
Magafan, Ethel, 1915 or 6-1993  Search this
Interviewer:
Trovato, Joseph S., 1912-1983  Search this
Creator:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Names:
Federal Art Project (N.Y.)  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Extent:
8 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1964 Nov. 5
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Ethel Magafan conducted 1964 Nov. 5, by Joseph S. Trovato for the Archives of American Art.
Magafan speaks of her earliest associations with the WPA Federal Art Project; receiving commissions for murals in post offices and government buildings; subject matter of the murals she painted; her life in Woodstock, N.Y.; and her work methods.
Biographical / Historical:
Ethel Magafan (1915 or 6 -1993) was a mural painter in Woodstock, N.Y. Birthdate cited as both Oct. 10, 1916 and Aug. 10, 1915.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav files. Duration is 25 min.
Provenance:
Conducted as part of the Archives of American Art's New Deal and the Arts project, which includes over 400 interviews of artists, administrators, historians, and others involved with the federal government's art programs and the activities of the Farm Security Administration in the 1930s and early 1940s.
Restrictions:
Transcript: Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- New York (State)  Search this
Muralists -- New York (State) -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- Interviews  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women muralists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.magafa64
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw99330bc74-067f-41cd-83d9-1a06d29d1bdf
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-magafa64
Online Media:

Oral history interview with William C. Palmer, 1965 June 12

Interviewee:
Palmer, William C. (William Charles), 1906-1987  Search this
Interviewer:
Trovato, Joseph S., 1912-1983  Search this
Subject:
Midtown Galleries (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with William C. Palmer, 1965 June 12. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Muralists -- New York (State) -- Interviews  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- New York (State)  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Theme:
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13194
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213733
AAA_collcode_palmer65
Theme:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213733

Oral history interview with Anton Refregier, 1964 Nov. 5

Interviewee:
Refregier, Anton, 1905-1979  Search this
Interviewer:
Trovato, Joseph S., 1912-1983  Search this
Subject:
Federal Art Project (N.Y.)  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Anton Refregier, 1964 Nov. 5. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Mural painting and decoration -- New York (State)  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- Woodstock -- Interviews  Search this
Theme:
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12689
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213745
AAA_collcode_refreg64
Theme:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213745
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Buffie Johnson, 1977 Nov. 22-1978 Jan. 23

Interviewee:
Johnson, Buffie, 1912-2006  Search this
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul, 1933-1997  Search this
Subject:
Hayter, Stanley William  Search this
Hofmann, Hans  Search this
Pollock, Jackson  Search this
Putzel, Howard  Search this
Rothko, Mark  Search this
Smith, Tony  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Buffie Johnson, 1977 Nov. 22-1978 Jan. 23. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Painting, Abstract -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women muralists  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12938
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211993
AAA_collcode_johnso77
Theme:
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_211993

Isabel Lydia Whitney papers, 1832-1973

Creator:
Whitney, Isabel Lydia, 1884-1962  Search this
Subject:
Simmons, Dawn Langley  Search this
Type:
Scrapbooks
Citation:
Isabel Lydia Whitney papers, 1832-1973. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Mural painting and decoration -- New York (State) -- Brooklyn  Search this
Texile design -- New York (State) -- Brooklyn  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Craft  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5794
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208633
AAA_collcode_whitisab
Theme:
Women
Lives of American Artists
Craft
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208633

Clifford Young papers, 1947-1976

Creator:
Young, Clifford, 1905-  Search this
Subject:
Rockwell, Norman  Search this
Citation:
Clifford Young papers, 1947-1976. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Mural painting and decoration -- New York (State)  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6901
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209030
AAA_collcode_younclif
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209030

Oral history interview with Arnold Blanch, 1964 November 4

Interviewee:
Blanch, Arnold, 1896-1968  Search this
Interviewer:
Trovato, Joseph S., 1912-1983  Search this
Subject:
Federal Art Project (N.Y.)  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Arnold Blanch, 1964 November 4. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Mural painting and decoration -- New York (State)  Search this
Art and state  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Muralists -- New York -- Woodstock -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- Woodstock -- Interviews  Search this
Theme:
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12919
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213313
AAA_collcode_blanch64
Theme:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213313
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Rollin McNeil Crampton, 1965 January 29

Interviewee:
Crampton, Rollin McNeil, 1886-1970  Search this
Interviewer:
Trovato, Joseph S., 1912-1983  Search this
Subject:
Diller, Burgoyne  Search this
Federal Art Project (N.Y.)  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Rollin McNeil Crampton, 1965 January 29. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Mural painting and decoration -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Arts administrators -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- Interviews  Search this
Arts administrators -- New York (State) -- Woodstock -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- Woodstock -- Interviews  Search this
Theme:
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12392
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213381
AAA_collcode_crampt65
Theme:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213381

Stuyvesant Van Veen papers, circa 1926-1988

Creator:
Van Veen, Stuyvesant, 1910-1988  Search this
Subject:
Avery, Frances  Search this
United States Information Agency  Search this
New York World's Fair (1939-1940 : New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Type:
Scrapbooks
Sketchbooks
Citation:
Stuyvesant Van Veen papers, circa 1926-1988. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Caricatures and cartoons  Search this
Graphic arts -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9250
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211445
AAA_collcode_vanveen
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211445

Leonard M. Listfield papers relating to Walter Quirt, 1960-1963

Creator:
Listfield, Leonard M.  Search this
Subject:
Quirt, Walter  Search this
Citation:
Leonard M. Listfield papers relating to Walter Quirt, 1960-1963. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7138
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209272
AAA_collcode_listleon
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209272

William de Leftwich Dodge and Sara Dodge Kimbrough papers, 1891-1973

Creator:
Dodge, William de Leftwich, 1867-1935  Search this
Kimbrough, Sara Dodge, 1901-1990  Search this
Subject:
Cornwell, Dean  Search this
Keck, Charles, 1875-1951  Search this
Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano)  Search this
St. Denis, Ruth  Search this
Trask, Katrina  Search this
MacMonnies, Betty  Search this
Lucioni, Luigi  Search this
McFee, Henry Lee  Search this
Citation:
William de Leftwich Dodge and Sara Dodge Kimbrough papers, 1891-1973. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Mural painting and decoration -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9314
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211509
AAA_collcode_dodgwill
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211509

Raphael Doktor papers, 1931-1942

Creator:
Doktor, Raphael, 1902-1995  Search this
Subject:
Federal Art Project (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
United States. Works Progress Administration  Search this
United States. Work Projects Administration  Search this
Citation:
Raphael Doktor papers, 1931-1942. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
New Deal, 1933-1939 -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Federal aid to the arts -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Federal aid to public welfare -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art and state -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Theme:
Art Materials, Techniques, and Studio Art Education  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9797
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212235
AAA_collcode_doktraph
Theme:
Art Materials, Techniques, and Studio Art Education
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212235

Robert Bushnell papers, 1943-1944

Creator:
Bushnell, Robert, 1896-1960  Search this
Type:
Sketchbooks
Citation:
Robert Bushnell papers, 1943-1944. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Mural painting and decoration -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Audio - Visual  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6865
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208993
AAA_collcode_bushrobe
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of American Artists
Audio - Visual
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208993

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