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Ray Yoshida papers, circa 1895-2010, bulk 1950-2005

Creator:
Yoshida, Ray, 1930-2009  Search this
Subject:
Berdich, Vera  Search this
Blackshear, Kathleen  Search this
Brown, Roger  Search this
Ito, Miyoko  Search this
Kapsalis, Thomas Harry  Search this
Kim, Jin Soo  Search this
Nilsson, Gladys  Search this
Nutt, Jim  Search this
Ramberg, Christina  Search this
Rossi, Barbara  Search this
Spears, Ethel  Search this
Wirsum, Karl  Search this
Art Institute of Chicago. School  Search this
Phyllis Kind Gallery  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Sketchbooks
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Drawings
Interviews
Prints
Sketches
Transcripts
Video recordings
Topic:
Folk art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Painters -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Art -- History  Search this
Art -- Technique  Search this
Artists' studios -- Photographs  Search this
Asian American artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)16081
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)360857
AAA_collcode_yoshray
Theme:
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource
Asian American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_360857
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Reuben Tam papers, 1931-2006

Creator:
Tam, Reuben, 1916-1991  Search this
Subject:
Andrews, Dorothy  Search this
Nesjar, Carl  Search this
Kienbusch, William  Search this
Solomon, Hyde  Search this
Alan Gallery (Charles Alan)  Search this
Coe Kerr Gallery  Search this
Brooklyn Museum of Art  Search this
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation  Search this
Downtown Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture  Search this
Type:
Sketchbooks
Sound recordings
Poems
Drafts (documents)
Photographs
Prints
Diaries
Scrapbooks
Watercolors
Drawings
Topic:
Painters -- Maine  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Educators -- Hawaii  Search this
Educators -- Maine  Search this
Educators -- New York (State)  Search this
Painters -- Hawaii  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8481
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210657
AAA_collcode_tamreub
Theme:
Asian American
Lives of American Artists
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210657
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Reuben Tam papers

Creator:
Tam, Reuben  Search this
Names:
Alan Gallery (Charles Alan)  Search this
Brooklyn Museum of Art  Search this
Coe Kerr Gallery  Search this
Downtown Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation  Search this
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture  Search this
Andrews, Dorothy, 1918-2008  Search this
Kienbusch, William, 1914-1980  Search this
Nesjar, Carl, 1920-  Search this
Solomon, Hyde, 1911-  Search this
Extent:
9.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sketchbooks
Sound recordings
Poems
Drafts (documents)
Photographs
Prints
Diaries
Scrapbooks
Watercolors
Drawings
Date:
1931-2006
Summary:
The papers of landscape painter and educator Reuben Tam measure 9.2 linear feet and date from 1931 to 2006. The papers document his career as a painter in New York, Maine, and Hawaii through biographical material; correspondence with family, friends, art organizations, schools, and galleries; diaries, poetry, and other writings; exhibition catalogs, news clippings, other printed material; photographs; artwork, including seventeen sketchbooks; and eight scrapbooks.

There is a 1.1 linear foot unprocessed addition to the collection donated in 2020 that includes 34 sketchbooks, circa 1940-1974, by Tam from his time in New York, Hawaii, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Oregon, Alaska and Canada.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of landscape painter and educator Reuben Tam measure 9.2 linear feet and date from 1931 to 2006. The papers document his career as a painter in New York, Maine, and Hawaii through biographical material; correspondence with family, friends, art organizations, schools, and galleries; diaries, poetry, and other writings; exhibition catalogs, news clippings, other printed material; photographs; artwork, including seventeen sketchbooks; and eight scrapbooks. There is a 1.1 linear foot unprocessed addition to the collection donated in 2020 that includes 34 sketchbooks, circa 1940-1974, by Tam from his time in New York, Hawaii, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Oregon, Alaska and Canada.

Biographical material includes school documents, records of his tenure as an instructor at the Brooklyn Museum of Art School, artwork consignment and sales records, and slides and accompanying audio cassette recording of the "Reuben Tam Show" about his work as an artist on Monhegan Island, Maine.

Correspondence is with family, fellow artists, including William Kienbusch and Hyde Solomon, as well as art organizations, schools, and museums, such as Brooklyn Museum of Art School, Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, Maine Coast Artists group, and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Also found is correspondence with the three galleries which represented his work: Downtown Gallery, Alan Gallery, and Coe Kerr Gallery.

The collection includes five bound diaries as well as diary entries written by Reuben Tam on loose sheets of paper, primarily documenting the 1940s. Other writings include drafts of poetry, one notebook, miscellaneous notes, and essays by others.

Printed material consists of school publications, exhibition catalogs and announcements for solo and group shows, brochures, flyers, magazines, bulletins, and news clippings. Eight scrapbooks found in this collection also include newspaper clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs, as well as event invitations, membership cards, and letters, documenting 40 years of Reuben Tam's career.

Photographs are of Reuben Tam, Tam with friends and family, and artwork. One photograph album contains photographs from Tam's visits to Maine from 1946 to 1948, and includes photographs of fellow artists Hyde Solomon, Carl Nesjar, Dorothy Andrews, and William Kienbusch. Artwork in the collection includes prints, drawings, and watercolors as well as seventeen large sketchbooks documenting the coastal landscape of Monhegan Island, Maine.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 9 series:

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1934-1993 (Box 1; 0.4 linear feet)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1931-2006 (Box 1-4; 3.5 linear feet)

Series 3: Diaries, 1932-1974 (Box 4-5; 0.4 linear feet)

Series 4: Writings, 1939-1987 (Box 5; 7 folders)

Series 5: Printed Material, 1935-1997 (Box 5-6, 9; 1.2 linear feet)

Series 6: Photographs, circa 1930-1990 (Box 6-7, 9; 1.0 linear foot)

Series 7: Artwork, circa 1936-1975 (Box 7, 9-10, OV 11; 0.7 linear feet)

Series 8: Scrapbooks, 1938-1978 (Box 7-8; 0.9 linear feet)

Series 9: Unprocessed Addition, circa 1940-1974 (Box 12, OV13; 1.1 linear feet)
Biographical / Historical:
Reuben Tam (1916-1991) was a landscape painter and educator in New York, Maine, and Hawaii. Tam was born in Kapaa, Hawaii, in 1916. He received a degree in education in 1937 from the University of Hawaii and was briefly a public school teacher before attending graduate courses at the California School of Fine Arts. In 1941 he moved to New York and took courses in art history and philosophy at the New School for Social Research and Columbia University. Tam became affiliated with the Downtown Gallery in 1945 and was a prolific exhibitor in national and regional shows, winning critical praise as an abstract landscape painter. In 1948 he was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship and first exhibited in the National Academy's annual exhibition in 1947.

Tam was an instructor at the Brooklyn Museum of Art School from 1946 to 1974. While there he taught advanced studies in painting and was chairman of the graduate painting department. He also served as a visiting professor at Oregon State University, Haystack, and Queens College, CUNY.

Beginning in 1948, Tam and his wife, Geraldine, spent summers at their home and studio on Monhegan Island, Maine. Tam's work was deeply influenced by coastal landscapes both in Maine and in his native Hawaii. In 1981 he and his wife moved back to Kapaa, Hawaii, where he continued to paint and exhibit his new works until his death in 1991.
Related Materials:
Reuben Tam papers, 1958-1966, are also located at Syracuse University.
Provenance:
Scrapbooks were lent for microfilming in 1970 by Reuben Tam and were subsequently donated in 2009 along with additional papers by Geraldine King Tam, Reuben Tam's widow. 34 additional sketchbooks were donated in 2020 by the Geraldine King Tam Trust, via Cindy King, trustee and niece of Geraldine King Tam.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Rights:
The Reuben Tam 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:
Painters -- Maine  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Educators -- Hawaii  Search this
Educators -- Maine  Search this
Educators -- New York (State)  Search this
Painters -- Hawaii  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sketchbooks
Sound recordings
Poems
Drafts (documents)
Photographs
Prints
Diaries
Scrapbooks
Watercolors
Drawings
Citation:
Reuben Tam papers, 1931-2006. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.tamreub
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Archives of American Art
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Website Records, 2018-2019

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Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Uniform title:
Google Arts and Culture (Electronic resource)  Search this
Subject:
Smithsonian Latino Center  Search this
National Postal Museum (U.S.)  Search this
Smithsonian American Art Museum  Search this
Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center  Search this
National Museum of African American History and Culture (U.S.)  Search this
National Portrait Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)  Search this
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum  Search this
Freer Gallery of Art  Search this
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)  Search this
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery  Search this
Type:
Electronic records
Collection descriptions
Web sites
Date:
2018
2018-2019
Topic:
Web sites  Search this
Museums--Public relations  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 20-179
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Website Records 1995-2020 [Smithsonian Institution]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_401550

Website Records, 2019

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Uniform title:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Air and Space Magazine  Search this
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Instagram (Firm)  Search this
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery  Search this
Freer Gallery of Art  Search this
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)  Search this
Smithsonian Associates  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of International Relations  Search this
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Smithsonian American Art Museum  Search this
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Type:
Electronic records
Collection descriptions
Web sites
Place:
Carrie Bow Cay (Belize)
Date:
2019
Topic:
Web sites  Search this
Museums--Public relations  Search this
Photographs  Search this
Social media  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 20-187
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Website Records 1995-2020 [Smithsonian Institution]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_401557

Website Records, 2019

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Subject:
National Zoological Park (U.S.)  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of International Relations  Search this
Lemelson Center  Search this
Smithsonian Affiliations (Program)  Search this
Smithsonian Conservation Commons  Search this
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden  Search this
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Smithsonian Institution Archives  Search this
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National Portrait Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)  Search this
Smithsonian Facilities Office of Facilities Management and Reliability  Search this
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Smithsonian Exhibits  Search this
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute  Search this
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Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
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Smithsonian Institution Marine Global Earth Observatory  Search this
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Smithsonian Transcription Center  Search this
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Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center  Search this
Smithsonian Environmental Research Center  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Smithsonian Gardens  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service  Search this
Type:
Electronic records
Collection descriptions
Web sites
Date:
2019
Topic:
Web sites  Search this
Social media  Search this
Museums--Public relations  Search this
Museums--Educational aspects  Search this
YouTube (Electronic resource)  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 20-181
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Website Records 1995-2020 [Smithsonian Institution]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_401558

How young, undocumented organizers fought to bring DACA into existence

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National Museum of American History  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
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Published Date:
Fri, 17 Jul 2020 14:28:16 +0000
Topic:
American History  Search this
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Blog Feed
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National Museum of American History
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edanmdm:posts_6367b4d80fc441025c140633573a5686

The Past and Future of DC Chinatown (documentary film, 2018)

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Anacostia Community Museums Collections and Research  Search this
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Youtube videos
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2019-05-07T16:54:51Z
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African Americans  Search this
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Education  Search this
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Anacostia_Community_Museums
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Anacostia Community Museums Collections and Research
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edanmdm:yt__HIYU5TsUHU

SIQ If you could only have one pot in your kitchen, which should you choose?

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Smithsonian Institution  Search this
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Youtube videos
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2013-09-23T18:23:17Z
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SmithsonianVideos
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Smithsonian Institution
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edanmdm:yt_-EM-o8S0Kxc

Letters From Camp by Frank Chi

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2016-05-19T18:28:57Z
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SmithsonianVideos
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CrossLines Trailer

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Smithsonian Institution  Search this
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2016-05-18T13:02:50Z
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SIQ How can you get sweet, sour & picante in one bite?

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2013-09-26T15:32:38Z
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SIQ Why do many Indian Americans take off their shoes before entering the house?

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2014-04-28T13:34:58Z
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SIQ How can food be innovative?

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2013-09-26T15:02:42Z
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Righting a Wrong: Japanese Americans and World War II

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Smithsonian Education  Search this
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Youtube videos
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2019-01-30T19:59:26Z
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Education  Search this
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Education  Search this
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SmithsonianEducation
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Smithsonian Education
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The Art of Movement and Coalition Building: Learning from Yuri Kochiyama

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Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
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2020-07-23T17:02:19Z
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Cultural property  Search this
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Entertainment  Search this
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Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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Using Digital Resources to Integrate Asian Pacific American Experiences in the Classroom

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Smithsonian Education  Search this
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Youtube videos
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2018-05-23T00:14:13Z
Topic:
Education  Search this
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Education  Search this
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SmithsonianEducation
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Smithsonian Education
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New Songs For Ourselves: A Conversation with Sunny Jain, Nobuko Miyamoto, and Julian Saporiti

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Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
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Youtube videos
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2020-06-18T01:00:34Z
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Cultural property  Search this
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smithsonianfolklife
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Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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edanmdm:yt_WUx4QVG475Q

Story Circle: Vocalist Aditya Prakash on Tradition & Innovation

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Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
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2020-05-08T04:55:47Z
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Cultural property  Search this
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Education  Search this
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Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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Storytelling through Dance: Perspectives Inspired by American Portraits

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Smithsonian Education  Search this
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Youtube videos
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2019-01-30T19:55:03Z
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Education  Search this
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Education  Search this
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Smithsonian Education
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