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Florence Arquin papers

Creator:
Arquin, Florence  Search this
Names:
Art Institute of Chicago -- Faculty  Search this
Federal Art Project (Ill.)  Search this
United States. Department of State  Search this
Kahlo, Frida  Search this
Rebay, Hilla, 1890-1967  Search this
Rivera, Diego, 1886-1957  Search this
Williams, Samuel  Search this
Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959  Search this
Extent:
8.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Prints
Sketches
Date:
1923-1985
Summary:
The papers of Florence Arquin measure 8.2 linear feet and date from 1923 to 1985. The papers highlight her expertise in the field of Latin American studies and document Arquin's career as a painter, photographer, educator, writer, and critic through biographical material, correspondence, writings, teaching and project files, printed material, photographs, artwork, and scrapbooks. Additionally, the papers relate to her personal relationships with her husband Samuel Williams and friends, Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo. Teaching and project files include material from Arquin's work with the Federal Art Project at the Art Institute of Chicago and as director of the U.S. State Department's Kodachrome Slide Project, which was part of an effort to provide educational agencies with visual aids to support Latin American Studies.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of Florence Arquin measure 8.2 linear feet and date from 1923 to 1985. The papers highlight her expertise in the field of Latin American studies and document Arquin's career as a painter, photographer, educator, writer, and critic through biographical material, correspondence, writings, teaching and project files, printed material, photographs, artwork, and scrapbooks. Additionally, the papers relate to her personal relationships with her husband Samuel Williams and friends, Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo. Teaching and project files include material from Arquin's work with the Federal Art Project at the Art Institute of Chicago and as director of the U.S. State Department's Kodachrome Slide Project, which was part of an effort to provide educational agencies with visual aids to support Latin American Studies.

Biographical materials include awards, biographical sketches and resumes, travel papers, identification cards, and ten address books.

The bulk of correspondence is comprised of letters written by Florence Arquin to her husband, Samuel Williams. These letters discuss her trips to Mexico in the 1940s, her role in the Kodachrome Slide Project, and her friendships with fellow artists Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo, and others. Also found are copies of letters from Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera to Florence Arquin.

Writings and notes include extensive research notes, notebooks, and notecards by Florence Arquin, primarly on Latin American art and culture. Also found is a draft of Arquin's work on Diego Rivera, Diego Rivera (1886-1957): The Shaping of an Artist (Early Period--1889-1921). Writings by others include a draft of a foreword by Diego Rivera, and writings by Jose de Souza Pedreira, and Hilla Rebay.

Teaching and project files include materials from Arquin's time teaching at the Art Institute of Chicago, her work with the the Federal Art Project at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Kodachrome Slide Project. Teaching files are scattered and include student papers, class outlines, and a lecture. The Federal Art Project at the Art Institute of Chicago files include a proposal and project reports. The Kodachrome Slide Project files include correspondence, receipts, reports, educational guides and materials, slide sequences, and printed material.

Printed material includes exhibition catalogs and announcements, clippings, booklets, travel guides, magazines, education journals, subject files on Diego Rivera and Frank Lloyd Wright, and blank postcards from Arquin's travels. There are extensive booklets and pamphlets published by the Pan American Union, and travel guides and educational guides for Latin America. Some printed material is in Spanish.

Photographs include portraits and snapshots of Florence Arquin, Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo and others. Photos of Florence Arquin show her in her office, giving lectures, and at events with others. Photographs of works of art are by Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera.

Artwork is scattered and includes a sketchbook by Florence Arquin with watercolor and pencil sketches and a print signed by de Diego.

There are four scrapbooks created by Florence Arquin. Scrapbooks may include photographs, writings, maps, and printed materials. Materials relate to the Federal Art Project at the Art Institute of Chicago, travel, and the Kodachrome Slide Project.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 8 series.

Missing Title

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1939-1962 (0.4 linear feet; Box 1, 11)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1940-1985 (0.8 linear feet; Box 1-2)

Series 3: Writings and Notes, 1929-circa 1964 (2.0 linear feet; Box 2-4)

Series 4: Teaching and Project Files, 1930-1963 (1.4 linear feet; Box 4-5)

Series 5: Printed Material, 1923-1964 (1.8 linear feet; Box 5-7, 11)

Series 6: Photographs, 1929-circa 1960 (0.7 linear feet; Box 7, 11)

Series 7: Artwork, circa 1940-circa 1950 (2 folders; Box 7, 11)

Series 8: Scrapbooks, 1935-1956 (0.9 linear feet; Box 8-10)
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, photographer, educator, writer, and critic, Florence Arquin (1900-1974) was active in Chicago, Illinois. She was widely known for her expertise in the field of Latin American studies and had a close relationship with Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. From 1935 to 1939 she worked as administrator for the Federal Art Project in Illinois and joined the Art Institute of Chicago in 1939 to develop education programs aimed at secondary school students.

Florence Arquin was born in 1900 in New York City. She graduated from the Art Institute of Chicago where she studied art education. After, she undertook post graduate studies at the National University of Mexico. In the early 1940s Arquin traveled to Mexico to paint, where she developed friendships with Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo. In 1943 a solo exhibition of her paintings at the Benjamin Franklin Library in Mexico City was highly praised by Rivera in the catalog introduction. Arquin's book Diego Rivera: The Shaping of an Artist, 1889-1921 about the artist's formative years, was published by the University of Oklahoma Press in 1971.

Arquin traveled extensively in South America, the United States, and Europe throughout her life. From 1945 to 1951 she traveled to Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, and Ecuador as Director of the Kodachrome Slide Project under the sponsorship of the Department of State. Arquin photographed aspects of life and culture and gave lectures at bi-national cultural institutions throughout those countries and in the United States. The project was part of an effort to provide educational agencies with visual aids in the field of Latin American studies.

Under another State Department grant, duplicates of Arquin's photographs were then made available for sale to institutions and individuals interested in the field of Latin American studies. The Metropolitan Museum of Art assumed responsibility for publicity, sale, and distribution of the slides from 1950 to 1955. Although few sales originated through the sales office of the Museum, Arquin managed to generate sales through her own efforts. In 1961 she applied for another grant to take control of the original slides and to add slides that she had taken on other visits to Latin America, Morocco, Spain, Portugal, and other European countries since then.

Florence Arquin died in 1974.
Provenance:
The collection was donated to the Archives of American Art by Samuel Williams, Arquin's husband, in 1991.
Restrictions:
The Florence Arquin 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.
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:
Painters -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Photographers -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Educators -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Authors -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Art critics -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Topic:
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Art, Latin American  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women photographers  Search this
Women educators  Search this
Women art critics  Search this
Women authors  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Prints
Sketches
Citation:
Florence Arquin papers, 1923-1985. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.arquflor
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Florence Arquin papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw909303b02-1de7-44ba-8947-07b0fc7969fa
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-arquflor
Online Media:

Zhongguo gu yu wu sun ke ji jian ce yu yan jiu "Ji yu wu sun jian ce ji shu de Zhongguo gu yu jian ding yan jiu" ke ti zu zhu

Title:
中国古玉无损科技检测与研究 / "基于无损检测技术的中国古玉鉴定研究"课题组著
Editor:
"Ji yu wu sun jian ce ji shu de Zhongguo gu yu jian ding yan jiu" ke ti zu  Search this
Physical description:
355 pages color illustrations 30 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
China
Date:
2018
Topic:
Jade art objects  Search this
Jade art objects--Expertising  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1154728

Bowlus 1-S-2100 Senior Albatross "Falcon"

Manufacturer:
Bowlus-Dupont Sailplane Company  Search this
Materials:
Originally skinned with mahogany and covered with lightweight cotton "glider cloth," then covered with a shellac-based varnish. In 2000, restorers removed original fabric and shellac coating, recovered with Grade A cotton fabric followed by several coats of nitrate dope, then lemon shellac, finishing with several coats of Johnson Wax.
Dimensions:
Wingspan: 18.8 m (61 ft 9 in)
Length: 7.2 m (23 ft 7 in)
Height: 1.6 m (5 ft 4 in)
Weight: Empty, 153 kg (340 lb)
Gross, 236 kg (520 lb)
Type:
CRAFT-Aircraft
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
1933
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Genevieve J. Eaton
Inventory Number:
A19350058000
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Location:
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
Hangar:
Boeing Aviation Hangar
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv98a89a660-da60-4d0f-bc9a-85b16f3b09b0
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19350058000

Winter at Home, a Smithsonian at-home activity guide

Publisher:
Smithsonian Office of the Under Secretary for Education  Search this
Language:
English, Spanish
Object type:
Lesson Plan
Date created:
2021-01-17 00:00:00
Topic:
Arts  Search this
Visual Arts  Search this
American history  Search this
Design  Search this
Science  Search this
Printable  Search this
At-Home  Search this
Hands-On Learning  Search this
Typical age range 5-8  Search this
Typical age range 8-10  Search this
Typical age range 10-12  Search this
Typical age range 12-14  Search this
Data source:
SI Center for Learning and Digital Access
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SCLDA_4894

Altered surfaces, taking the long view: Applications of ethnographic conservation practices to the conservation of contemporary art

Author:
Hornbeck, Stephanie E.  Search this
Moffett, Dana L.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
2016
Topic:
Art, African  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_150965

Collecting Contemporary Design: Planning for the future right now

Author:
Walthew, Jessica  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
2019
Topic:
Design  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_151617

Berenson and the connoisseurship of Italian painting : a handbook to the exhibition / David Alan Brown

Author:
Brown, David Alan 1942-  Search this
National Gallery of Art (U.S.)  Search this
Subject:
Berenson, Bernard 1865-1959  Search this
Physical description:
69 p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Italy
Date:
1979
Topic:
Painting, Italian  Search this
Painting, Renaissance  Search this
Painting--Expertising  Search this
Painting--Attribution  Search this
Call number:
N7483.B48 B8
N7483.B48B8
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_116453

The Detective's eye : investigating the old masters

Author:
Milwaukee Art Museum  Search this
Physical description:
124 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1989
C1989
17th century
18th century
Topic:
Painting, Dutch  Search this
Painting, Flemish  Search this
Painting--Expertising  Search this
Call number:
ND636 .D484 1989X
ND636.D484 1989X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_390519

Pepper, Beverly - Correspondence

Collection Creator:
André Emmerich Gallery  Search this
Container:
Box 62, Folder 15
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1994
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Access of diaries and appointment books required written permission.
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:
André Emmerich Gallery records and André Emmerich papers, circa 1929-2009. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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André Emmerich Gallery records
André Emmerich Gallery records / Series 6: Artists Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9b6d6636c-0730-43b9-937a-f1eb59aebb8e
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-andremmg-ref11077
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7 Loaves NEA Project Proposal

Collection Creator:
Nengudi, Senga, 1943-  Search this
Container:
Box 8, Folder 67
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1973
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 born-digital records or 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:
Senga Nengudi papers, 1947, circa 1962-2017. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Senga Nengudi papers
Senga Nengudi papers / Series 5: Professional Activities
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw971c8d0af-749b-4411-a408-2a54e65d2dfa
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-nengseng-ref258
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Figure of a rooster

Maker:
Edo artist  Search this
Benin kingdom court style  Search this
Medium:
Copper alloy
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 54.6 × 19.1 × 45.7 cm (21 1/2 × 7 1/2 × 18 in.)
Type:
Figure
Geography:
Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria
Date:
18th century
Topic:
Leadership  Search this
Shrine/Altar  Search this
chicken  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Walt Disney World Co., a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company
Object number:
2005-6-37
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Museum of African Art Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys72407cd59-e91c-4bb0-b79b-e53fa491c54e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_2005-6-37
Online Media:

Pendant

Object Name:
uhunmwun ekhue
Maker:
Benin kingdom court style  Search this
Edo artist  Search this
Medium:
Copper alloy, iron
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 21 × 14 × 6.4 cm (8 1/4 × 5 1/2 × 2 1/2 in.)
Type:
Jewelry
Geography:
Nigeria
Date:
Late 18th to mid-19th century
Topic:
Status  Search this
Adornment  Search this
mudfish  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn to the Smithsonian Institution in 1966
Object number:
85-19-5
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Museum of African Art Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys7e5bb18fe-b596-418a-978f-c5cdcb27ba0d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_85-19-5
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Letters (1980s)

Collection Creator:
Knoll, Florence, 1917-2019  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 6
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1980-2000
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment.
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:
Florence Knoll Bassett papers, 1932-2000. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Florence Knoll Bassett papers
Florence Knoll Bassett papers / Series 6: Letters
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9eca55378-8bff-485e-9bb1-07b95a952734
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-knolflor-ref61
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37c American Filmmaking: Behind the Scenes pane of ten

Title:
Scott Catalogue USA 3772
Medium:
paper; ink / photogravure
Dimensions:
Height x Width: 7 1/2 x 6 9/16 in. (19.1 x 16.6 cm)
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
United States of America
Date:
February 25, 2003
Topic:
Contemporary (1990-present)  Search this
Art & Photography  Search this
U.S. Stamps  Search this
Credit line:
Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.
Object number:
2003.2011.44.1-10
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National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm8b1609e87-535b-4ea5-a09b-003b35d2fbac
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_2003.2011.44.1-10
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37c Screenwriting single

Title:
Scott Catalogue USA 3772a
Medium:
paper; ink / photogravure
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
United States of America
Date:
February 25, 2003
Topic:
Art & Photography  Search this
Contemporary (1990-present)  Search this
Stars of Stage & Screen  Search this
U.S. Stamps  Search this
Credit line:
Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.
Object number:
2003.2011.46.1
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National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm802883446-0414-47e6-be21-8dfe6d079cdf
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_2003.2011.46.1

37c Sound single

Title:
Scott Catalogue USA 3772j
Medium:
paper; ink / photogravure
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
United States of America
Date:
February 25, 2003
Topic:
Music & Musicians  Search this
Contemporary (1990-present)  Search this
Stars of Stage & Screen  Search this
U.S. Stamps  Search this
Credit line:
Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.
Object number:
2003.2011.46.10
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National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm8399ff06f-3a23-4022-b291-df6d27f1e362
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_2003.2011.46.10

37c Directing single

Title:
Scott Catalogue USA 3772b
Medium:
paper; ink / photogravure
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
United States of America
Date:
February 25, 2003
Topic:
Art & Photography  Search this
Contemporary (1990-present)  Search this
Stars of Stage & Screen  Search this
U.S. Stamps  Search this
Credit line:
Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.
Object number:
2003.2011.46.2
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National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm886fe8b59-d3d2-4674-97b1-b80073e9eda0
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_2003.2011.46.2

37c Costume Design single

Title:
Scott Catalogue USA 3772c
Medium:
paper; ink / photogravure
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
United States of America
Date:
February 25, 2003
Topic:
Art & Photography  Search this
Contemporary (1990-present)  Search this
Stars of Stage & Screen  Search this
U.S. Stamps  Search this
Credit line:
Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.
Object number:
2003.2011.46.3
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National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm88afd7ea7-f472-40ae-87ec-49ac42b6b8e9
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_2003.2011.46.3

37c Music single

Title:
Scott Catalogue USA 3772d
Medium:
paper; ink / photogravure
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
United States of America
Date:
February 25, 2003
Topic:
Stars of Stage & Screen  Search this
Contemporary (1990-present)  Search this
Music & Musicians  Search this
U.S. Stamps  Search this
Credit line:
Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.
Object number:
2003.2011.46.4
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National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm804ac95f1-7184-45ab-b84d-381053f8afca
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_2003.2011.46.4

37c Makeup single

Title:
Scott Catalogue USA 3772e
Medium:
paper; ink / photogravure
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
United States of America
Date:
February 25, 2003
Topic:
Art & Photography  Search this
Contemporary (1990-present)  Search this
Stars of Stage & Screen  Search this
U.S. Stamps  Search this
Credit line:
Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.
Object number:
2003.2011.46.5
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National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm88125c6c7-5f99-493f-9db2-72f72e76a15c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_2003.2011.46.5

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