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Locating the Spirit: Religion and Spirituality in African-American Art

Collection Creator:
Gammon, Reginald, 1921-2005  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 29
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1999
Collection Restrictions:
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Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Reginald Gammon papers, 1927-2007, bulk 1960-2005. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Reginald Gammon papers
Reginald Gammon papers / Series 5: Printed Material / Exhibition Catalogs
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
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EDAN-URL:
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About the Messenger

Written by:
Lloyd W. Yearwood, American, 1925 - 2011  Search this
Subject of:
Elijah Muhammad, American, 1897 - 1975  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W (image): 11 x 8 6/16 in (27.94 x 21.27 cm)
Type:
documents
Date:
ca. 1960
Topic:
African American  Search this
Religion  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2014.150.11.14ab
Restrictions & Rights:
© Estate of Lloyd W. Yearwood
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Classification:
Documents and Published Materials
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
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EDAN-URL:
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Nun and Policeman

Photograph by:
Laura Jones, Canadian American, born 1948  Search this
Subject of:
Poor People's Campaign, American, 1967 - 1968  Search this
Medium:
digital
Dimensions:
H x W: 4425 pixels × 6615 pixels (4425 × 6615 cm)
Type:
digital images
digital media - born analog
Place depicted:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1968
Topic:
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
Civil Rights  Search this
Justice  Search this
Local and regional  Search this
Politics  Search this
Poverty  Search this
Religion  Search this
U.S. History, 1961-1969  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Laura Jones
Object number:
2017.90.3
Restrictions & Rights:
© Laura Jones
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Movement:
African American - Latinx Solidarity
Poor People's Campaign
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
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EDAN-URL:
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Resurrection City: Untitled

Photograph by:
Jill Freedman, American, born 1939  Search this
Subject of:
Poor People's Campaign, American, 1967 - 1968  Search this
Unidentified Man or Men  Search this
Medium:
silver and photographic gelatin and photographic paper
Dimensions:
H x W (Image): 8 5/8 × 12 15/16 in. (21.9 × 32.8 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 10 7/8 × 14 in. (27.7 × 35.5 cm)
Type:
gelatin silver prints
Place depicted:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1968; printed September 2017
Topic:
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
Local and regional  Search this
Politics  Search this
Poverty  Search this
Religion  Search this
U.S. History, 1961-1969  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2017.81.2
Restrictions & Rights:
© Jill Freedman
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Portfolio/Series:
Resurrection City
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Movement:
African American - Latinx Solidarity
Poor People's Campaign
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd59ca35cde-4b99-4e1c-87b4-ef2606dc20b5
EDAN-URL:
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Resurrection City: Untitled

Photograph by:
Jill Freedman, American, born 1939  Search this
Subject of:
Poor People's Campaign, American, 1967 - 1968  Search this
Unidentified Man or Men  Search this
Medium:
silver and photographic gelatin and photographic paper
Dimensions:
H x W (Image): 12 15/16 × 8 11/16 in. (32.8 × 22 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 14 × 10 7/8 in. (35.5 × 27.7 cm)
Type:
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Place depicted:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1968; printed September 2017
Topic:
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
Local and regional  Search this
Politics  Search this
Poverty  Search this
Religion  Search this
U.S. History, 1961-1969  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2017.81.4
Restrictions & Rights:
© Jill Freedman
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Portfolio/Series:
Resurrection City
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Movement:
African American - Latinx Solidarity
Poor People's Campaign
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd562a8049d-a199-4f07-ac15-14e16d6122ae
EDAN-URL:
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Ministers' March

Photograph by:
Laura Jones, Canadian American, born 1948  Search this
Subject of:
Rev. Ralph David Abernathy, American, 1926 - 1990  Search this
Mel Thom, born 1938  Search this
Poor People's Campaign, American, 1967 - 1968  Search this
Medium:
digital
Dimensions:
H x W: 4988 pixels × 7559 pixels (4988 × 7559 cm)
Type:
digital images
digital media - born analog
Place depicted:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1968
Topic:
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
Civil Rights  Search this
Justice  Search this
Local and regional  Search this
Politics  Search this
Poverty  Search this
Religion  Search this
U.S. History, 1961-1969  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Laura Jones
Object number:
2017.90.5
Restrictions & Rights:
© Laura Jones
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Movement:
African American - Latinx Solidarity
Poor People's Campaign
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5ca67869f-16fe-4461-9831-67c4b45f265d
EDAN-URL:
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John the Baptist

Created by:
Meta Vaux Warrick Fuller, American, 1877 - 1968  Search this
Medium:
paint on plaster
Dimensions:
19 1/2 × 8 5/8 × 7 5/8 in. (49.5 × 21.9 × 19.4 cm)
Type:
sculpture
portraits
Date:
ca. 1899
Topic:
African American  Search this
Art  Search this
Religion  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the Fuller Family
Object number:
2013.242.2
Restrictions & Rights:
Meta Vaux Warrick Fuller
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Visual Arts
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5396baf38-1657-48ff-ab6f-edef21518e74
EDAN-URL:
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The Garden of Eden

Created by:
Robert S. Duncanson, American, 1821 - 1872  Search this
Medium:
oil on canvas
Dimensions:
H x W x D (Frame): 40 11/16 × 56 3/8 × 4 1/8 in. (103.3 × 143.2 × 10.5 cm)
H x W x D (Canvas): 32 1/2 × 48 1/2 in. (82.6 × 123.2 cm)
Type:
paintings
Date:
1852
Topic:
African American  Search this
Art  Search this
Religion  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Louis Moore Bacon
Object number:
2014.299
Restrictions & Rights:
Public Domain
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Visual Arts
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5cb77ddd6-0c90-4acf-8d0d-bf2a6ddc6190
EDAN-URL:
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Such As I Have

Written by:
Rev. Dennis Comer Washington, American, 1905 - 1974  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 8 1/2 × 5 1/16 × 3/16 in. (21.6 × 12.9 × 0.4 cm)
Type:
paperbacks
Place printed:
Anniston, Calhoun County, Alabama, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1938-1959
Topic:
African American  Search this
Preaching  Search this
Religion  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2015.97.40.14
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd503981781-5509-4e5d-b0f4-c68bb3b07ccb
EDAN-URL:
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Untitled

Photograph by:
John H. White, American, born 1945  Search this
Subject of:
Unidentified Man or Men  Search this
Unidentified Woman or Women  Search this
Medium:
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions:
H x W (Image): 13 1/8 × 8 13/16 in. (33.3 × 22.4 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 14 × 11 in. (35.6 × 27.9 cm)
Type:
gelatin silver prints
Place collected:
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1970-1989
Topic:
African American  Search this
Photography  Search this
Religion  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of John H. White/Pulitzer Prize-Winning Photojournalist
Object number:
2016.118.21
Restrictions & Rights:
© John H. White
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd554044138-61f7-44a6-835f-e170095b908e
EDAN-URL:
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Untitled

Photograph by:
John H. White, American, born 1945  Search this
Subject of:
Unidentified Man or Men  Search this
Unidentified Woman or Women  Search this
Medium:
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions:
H x W (Image): 9 7/16 × 15 1/4 in. (24 × 38.7 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 11 11/16 × 16 1/2 in. (29.7 × 41.9 cm)
Type:
gelatin silver prints
Place collected:
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States, North and Central America
Date:
September 1981
Topic:
African American  Search this
Photography  Search this
Religion  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of John H. White/Pulitzer Prize-Winning Photojournalist
Object number:
2016.118.22
Restrictions & Rights:
© John H. White
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
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EDAN-URL:
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Untitled

Photograph by:
John H. White, American, born 1945  Search this
Subject of:
Unidentified Woman or Women  Search this
Unidentified Man or Men  Search this
Medium:
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions:
H x W (Image): 13 1/8 × 10 1/2 in. (33.3 × 26.7 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 17 × 11 in. (43.2 × 27.9 cm)
Type:
gelatin silver prints
Place collected:
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1970-1989
Topic:
African American  Search this
Photography  Search this
Religion  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of John H. White/Pulitzer Prize-Winning Photojournalist
Object number:
2016.118.23
Restrictions & Rights:
© John H. White
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
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EDAN-URL:
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Before the Blessing

Photograph by:
John H. White, American, born 1945  Search this
Subject of:
Unidentified Woman or Women  Search this
Unidentified Man or Men  Search this
Medium:
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions:
H x W (Image): 16 × 10 1/2 in. (40.6 × 26.7 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 17 × 11 in. (43.2 × 27.9 cm)
H x W (Mount): 20 × 16 in. (50.8 × 40.6 cm)
Type:
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Place collected:
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States, North and Central America
Date:
July 1994
Topic:
African American  Search this
Photography  Search this
Religion  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of John H. White/Pulitzer Prize-Winning Photojournalist
Object number:
2016.118.28
Restrictions & Rights:
© John H. White
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5d5c72a5d-793d-4648-be59-0b6342569288
EDAN-URL:
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Holy, Holy, Holy

Photograph by:
John H. White, American, born 1945  Search this
Subject of:
Unidentified Woman or Women  Search this
Unidentified Man or Men  Search this
Medium:
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper and mat board
Dimensions:
H x W (Image): 9 3/4 × 16 in. (24.8 × 40.6 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 11 × 17 in. (27.9 × 43.2 cm)
H x W (Mat): 16 × 20 in. (40.6 × 50.8 cm)
Type:
gelatin silver prints
Place captured:
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States, North and Central America
Date:
September 1981
Topic:
African American  Search this
Photography  Search this
Religion  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of John H. White/Pulitzer Prize-Winning Photojournalist
Object number:
2016.118.29
Restrictions & Rights:
© John H. White
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd50e40b963-01a8-44c8-a224-50411bb8b2f1
EDAN-URL:
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Black Jesus

Created by:
Clementine Hunter, American, ca. 1886 - 1988  Search this
Medium:
oil or acrylic paint on canvas board
Dimensions:
H x W (unframed): 14 × 11 in. (35.6 × 27.9 cm)
H x W x D (framed): 23 3/8 × 20 3/8 × 2 3/8 in. (59.4 × 51.8 × 6 cm)
Type:
paintings
Place made:
Natchitoches, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, United States, North and Central America
Date:
ca. 1985
Topic:
African American  Search this
Art  Search this
Religion  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Henley A. Hunter, Kathey N. Hunter, and Anne Kathryn Hunter
Object number:
2012.168
Restrictions & Rights:
© Cane River Art Corporation
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Classification:
Visual Arts
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
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EDAN-URL:
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How Hebrews Became Jews

Written by:
José V. Malcioln, Panamanian  Search this
Used by:
Commandment Keepers Ethiopian Hebrew Congregation of the Living God Pillar and Ground of Truth, Inc., founded 1919  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W (image): 8 7/16 x 5 7/16 in (21.4 x 13.8 cm)
Type:
pamphlets
Place made:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1978
Topic:
African American  Search this
Literature  Search this
Religion  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2014.150.8.17
Restrictions & Rights:
© Estate of Lloyd W. Yearwood
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5312eb3b9-6ab7-4214-8f77-69192e277cdf
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.150.8.17

Cabinet card of Rev. G.H.S. Bell

Photograph by:
C. M. Bell Studio, American, 1873 - 1916  Search this
Subject of:
Rev. G. H. S. Bell, Bermudian American, born 1838  Search this
Medium:
silver and collodion on printing-out paper on card mount
Dimensions:
H x W: 6 9/16 x 4 1/4 in. (16.7 x 10.8 cm)
Type:
cabinet photographs
collodion prints
portraits
Place made:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Date:
February-March 5, 1894
Topic:
African American  Search this
Local and regional  Search this
Photography  Search this
Religion  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the Family of Keith M. Jones in honor of Lonnie Bunch
Object number:
2009.31.7
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd51259a08e-d6fa-4933-b7d2-fd4b4f370d72
EDAN-URL:
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Men in Prayer

Photograph by:
Alexander Alland, American, 1902 - 1989  Search this
Subject of:
Unidentified Man or Men  Search this
Medium:
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions:
H x W (Image): 8 3/16 × 6 3/16 in. (20.8 × 15.7 cm)
H x W x D (Image and Sheet): 14 × 11 in. (35.6 × 27.9 cm)
Type:
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Place captured:
Harlem, New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1940
Topic:
African American  Search this
Communities  Search this
Photography  Search this
Religion  Search this
Religious groups  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2010.38.4
Restrictions & Rights:
© Alexander Alland, Jr.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
The Commandment Keepers: African-American Jewish Congregation in Harlem
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5d060b0ac-d5f1-4b47-8a7c-aad72564f238
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2010.38.4

Women Singing

Photograph by:
Alexander Alland, American, 1902 - 1989  Search this
Subject of:
Unidentified Woman or Women  Search this
Medium:
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions:
H x W (Image): 8 × 6 in. (20.3 × 15.2 cm)
H x W x D (Image and Sheet): 14 1/8 × 11 1/8 in. (35.9 × 28.3 cm)
Type:
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Place captured:
Harlem, New York CIty, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1940
Topic:
African American  Search this
Communities  Search this
Photography  Search this
Religion  Search this
Religious groups  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2010.38.5
Restrictions & Rights:
© Alexander Alland, Jr.
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
The Commandment Keepers: African-American Jewish Congregation in Harlem
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd56d501deb-241a-4d09-9092-6c90bd051644
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2010.38.5

Learned Men with Torah Scrolls

Photograph by:
Alexander Alland, American, 1902 - 1989  Search this
Subject of:
Unidentified Man or Men  Search this
Medium:
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions:
H x W (Image): 8 × 6 in. (20.3 × 15.2 cm)
H x W x D (Image and Sheet): 14 × 11 in. (35.6 × 27.9 cm)
Type:
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Place captured:
Harlem, New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1940
Topic:
African American  Search this
Communities  Search this
Photography  Search this
Religion  Search this
Religious groups  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2010.38.8
Restrictions & Rights:
© Alexander Alland, Jr.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
The Commandment Keepers: African-American Jewish Congregation in Harlem
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5a16eda77-8101-45a2-8998-3702a2e62b7c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2010.38.8

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