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Production Records

Topic:
Don't mourn, organize! (Sound recording) : songs of labor songwriter Joe Hill
Black Radio: Telling It Like It Was (Radio program : 1995)
Folk Masters from the Barns of Wolf Trap (Radio program)
Wade in the Water (Sound recording : 1994)
Music of New Mexico (Sound recording : 1992)
Jazz Smithsonian (Radio program : 1993)
Guitar: Art and Soul (Radio program : 1994)
Guitar: Electrified, Amplified, Deified (Radio program : 1996)
American Roots Labor Day Special (Radio program : 1996)
Dialogue (Radio program)
Spirits of the Present: The Legacy from Native America (Radio program : 1992)
Radio Smithsonian (Radio program)
American Chamber Music Series (Radio program)
Remembering Slavery (Radio program : 1997)
It's a Wonderful Christmas with Andy Williams (Radio program : 1998)
Folk Masters: Traditional Music in the Americas (Radio program : 1991)
Radio Dialogue (Radio program)
Creator::
Smithsonian Productions  Search this
Extent:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Brochures
Clippings
Manuscripts
Newsletters
Date:
1982-1998
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records created and maintained by John Tyler, Audio Production Manager, documenting the planning, development, execution, and distribution of original radio series and programs as well as of recordings of special events and concert series. Radio series include "Black Radio: Telling It Like It Was;" "Folk masters;" "The Guitar: Art and Soul;" "Guitar: Electrified, Amplified, Deified;" "American Roots Labor Day Special;" "Spirits of the Present: The Legacy of Native America;" "Radio Smithsonian;" "American Chamber Music Series;" and "Remembering Slavery." Recordings include "Wade in the Water;" "Don't mourn, organize!: songs of labor songwriter Joe Hill;" and "Music of New Mexico." Materials include correspondence, memoranda, scripts, tape catalogues, title lists for cassette tapes and compact disks, lists and catalogues of Folkmasters programs, audio time logs, microphone lists, runsheets, "Radio Smithsonian" schedules, brochures for events and concert series recorded by Smithsonian Productions and for award events, Smithsonian and non-Smithsonian newsletters and press clippings discussing Smithsonian Productions recordings or programs, interview schedules, budgets, press releases, notes, studio floor plans, and contractor and intern files with project descriptions, calendars and schedules, and demonstration DAT tapes. Also includes releases for Earth Day performers.
Topic:
Radio programs  Search this
Intellectual property  Search this
Radio -- Production and direction  Search this
Contracts  Search this
Concerts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Brochures
Clippings
Manuscripts
Newsletters
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 01-202, Smithsonian Productions, Production Records
Identifier:
Accession 01-202
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Marketing Records

Topic:
Black Radio: Telling It Like It Was (Radio program : 1995)
The Mississippi: River of Song (Television program : 1999)
The Mississippi: River of Song (Radio program : 1999)
Guitar: Electrified, Amplified, Deified (Radio program : 1996)
Jazz Smithsonian (Radio program : 1993)
Cole Porter's 100th from Carnegie Hall (Radio program : 1991)
Dream Window: Reflections on the Japanese Garden (Documentary film : 1991)
Spirits of the Present: The Legacy from Native America (Radio program : 1992)
Folk Masters from the Barns of Wolf Trap (Radio program)
Radio Smithsonian (Radio program)
Creator::
Smithsonian Productions  Search this
Extent:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Brochures
Date:
1991-1999
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of press kits for a variety of radio productions including "Black Radio: Telling It Like It Was;" "River of Song: A Musical Journey Down the Mississippi River;" "Guitar: Electrified, Amplified, Deified;" "Jazz Smithsonian;" "Spirits of the Present: The Legacy of Native America;" "Folk Masters at the Barns of Wolf Trap;" "Cole Porter's 100th from Carnegie Hall;" and "Radio Smithsonian." Also included are promotional materials for the television production "River of Song: Music Along the Mississippi" and the documentary video "Dream Window: Reflections on the Japanese Garden." Materials include fact sheets, marketing materials, general correspondence, graphics associated with the production, and other promotional materials. Some fact sheets include licensing and fee information as well as short biographies of the performers involved.
Topic:
Marketing  Search this
Radio programs  Search this
Radio -- Production and direction  Search this
Documentary television programs  Search this
Television -- Production and direction  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Brochures
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 05-189, Smithsonian Productions, Marketing Records
Identifier:
Accession 05-189
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Production Records

Topic:
Perpetual Campaign: The President, The People, and The Court (Video recording : 1992)
Negative Campaigns (Video recording : 1991)
Low Road to High Office? (Video recording : 1992)
Black Radio: Telling It Like It Was (Radio program : 1995)
Folk Masters from the Barns of Wolf Trap (Radio program)
Jazz Smithsonian (Radio program : 1993)
Remembering Slavery (Radio program : 1997)
The Mississippi: River of Song (Television program : 1999)
Beyond Category: The Music of Duke Ellington (Video recording)
Jazz Age in Paris: 1914-1940 (Video recording : 1998)
The Mississippi: River of Song (Radio program : 1999)
Here at the Smithsonian (Television program)
Jazz Singers (Radio program)
People and Pianos: 300 Years (Television program : 2001)
Preserving an Architectural Heritage: The Decorative Designs of Frank Lloyd Wright (Motion picture)
Rescue in the Wild: Endangered Species and Habitat Protection at SI (Video recording)
The National Zoo: Think Tank (Video recording : c. 1995)
Afro-Americans and the Evolution of a Living Constitution (Video recording : 1988)
First Ladies (Video recording : 1989)
Radio Smithsonian (Radio program)
Workers and Managers (Video recording : 1993)
In Open Air: A Portrait of the American Impressionists (Motion picture : 1982)
Celebrations (Video recording : 1987)
Titanic Mail Story (Video recording : 1999)
Red, Hot, and Blue! (Radio program)
Swedish Sculpture (Video recording)
Memphis: Cradle of Rock 'n' Soul (Radio program : 2000)
Creator::
Smithsonian Productions  Search this
Extent:
8 cu. ft. (8 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Clippings
Brochures
Color transparencies
Color photographs
Date:
1982-2001
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records created and maintained by John P. Meehan, Audio-Visual Production Specialist; Jacquie Gales Webb, Producer; Paul B. Johnson, Director; and other Radio Smithsonian staff, documenting the planning, development, and execution of original radio series and programs.

Radio productions documented in this accession include "Memphis: Cradle of Rock 'n' Soul;" "Folk Masters at the Barns of Wolf Trap;" "Jazz Smithsonian;" "Remembering Slavery;" "River of Song: A Musical Journey Down the Mississippi River;" "Jazz Singers;" "Black Radio: Telling It Like It Was;" "Red, Hot, and Blue!;" and "Radio Smithsonian." Video productions documented in this accession include "Perpetual Campaign: The President, The People, and The Court;" "Negative Campaigns;" "Low Road to High Office?;" "Beyond Category: the Musical Genius of Duke Ellington;" "Jazz Age in Paris: 1914-1940;" "Rescue in the Wild: Endangered Species and Habitat Protections at SI;" "The National Zoo: Think Tank;" "Afro-Americans and the Evolution of a Living Constitution;" "First Ladies;" "Workers and Managers;" "Celebrations;" "Titanic Mail Story;" and "Swedish Sculpture." Television productions documented in this accession include "River of Song: Music Along the Mississippi;" "Here at the Smithsonian;" and "People and Pianos: 300 Years."

Films documented in this accession include "Preserving an Architectural Heritage: The Decorative Designs by Frank Lloyd Wright" and "In Open Air: A Portrait of the American Impressionists."

Materials include correspondence, memoranda, notes, scripts, treatments, release forms, contracts, photographs, clippings, press releases, and budgets.
Topic:
Intellectual property  Search this
Video recordings -- Production and direction  Search this
Television -- Production and direction  Search this
Radio programs  Search this
Contracts  Search this
Radio -- Production and direction  Search this
Motion pictures -- Production and direction  Search this
Documentary films  Search this
Documentary videos  Search this
Documentary television programs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Clippings
Brochures
Color transparencies
Color photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 05-149, Smithsonian Productions, Production Records
Identifier:
Accession 05-149
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_collection:sova-sia-fa05-149

Production Records

Topic:
The Mississippi: River of Song (Television program : 1999)
The Mississippi: River of Song (Radio program : 1999)
Folk Masters from the Barns of Wolf Trap (Radio program)
Poetics of Line: Seven Artists of the Nsukka Group, Nigeria (Video recording : 1997)
Radio Smithsonian (Radio program)
Lewis Latimer (Video recording : 1999)
Discovering America (Radio program)
Monumental Propaganda (Video recording : 1994)
Here at the Smithsonian (Television program)
Black Radio: Telling It Like It Was (Radio program : 1995)
Ain Ghazal (Video recording)
Guide to the Smithsonian (Documentary film)
Woody Guthrie's Legacy (Documentary film : 2000)
Colors of Invention: An Exploration of Color, Technology, and Culture (Documentary film : 1998)
Creator::
Smithsonian Productions  Search this
Extent:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Brochures
Color photographs
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1989-2001
Descriptive Entry:
This accession includes records documenting the film, video, and radio production activities of John R. Paulson, Audio-Visual Production Specialist. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; production scripts, proposals, shoot schedules, and credits; release forms; contracts; budget summaries; camera reports; conference and awards information; and technical articles.

Productions documented in these records include: "Folk Masters from the Barns of Wolf Trap," "The Poetics of Line: Seven Artists of the Nsukka Group, Nigeria," "Radio Smithsonian," "Lewis Latimer," "Discovering America," "Monumental Propaganda," "Here at the Smithsonian," "Black Radio: Telling It Like It Was," "Ain Ghazal," "River of Song: A Musical Journey Down the Mississippi River," "River of Song: Music Along the Mississippi," "VIARC [Visitor Information and Associates' Reception Center] Theater Program," "Woody Guthrie's Legacy," and "The Colors of Invention: An Exploration of Color, Technology, and Culture."
Topic:
Intellectual property  Search this
Radio programs  Search this
Video recordings -- Direction and production  Search this
Television -- Production and direction  Search this
Budget  Search this
Contracts  Search this
Radio -- Production and direction  Search this
Motion pictures -- Production and direction  Search this
Documentary films  Search this
Documentary videos  Search this
Documentary television programs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Brochures
Color photographs
Black-and-white photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-157, Smithsonian Productions, Production Records
Identifier:
Accession 02-157
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Production Records

Topic:
National Zoo: The Zoo Behind the Zoo (Video recording : 1989)
Smithsonian Adventure (Television program)
America of the Braves: The Dark and Bright Sides of the Frontier Spirit (Television program)
America of Presidents (Television program)
American Inventions (Television program)
Freer Galley of Art (Television program)
Fascination of the Smithsonian (Television program)
Beyond Category: The Music of Duke Ellington (Video recording)
Duke Ellington: A Centennial Birthday Celebration (Radio program)
Ella Fitzgerald: First Lady of Song (Video recording)
Black Radio: Telling It Like It Was (Radio program : 1995)
Louis Armstrong: A Cultural Legacy (Video recording)
Flying Machines (Video recording : 1989)
First Ladies (Video recording : 1989)
Remembering Slavery (Radio program : 1997)
Jazz Singers (Radio program)
Melodies from Heaven (Television program)
Creator::
Smithsonian Productions  Search this
Extent:
5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Clippings
Black-and-white photographs
Color transparencies
Date:
1976-1980, 1988-2000
Descriptive Entry:
These records document the film, video, and radio production activities of Jacquie Gales Webb, Producer. Material primarily consists of correspondence, memoranda, and notes; production slides; scripts and credits; press releases; interview transcripts; contracts, rights, and release information; research articles and clippings; budget summaries; and filming schedules.

Productions documented in these records include "Black Radio: Telling It Like It Was," "The Flying Machines," "Remembering Slavery," "The Jazz Singers," "Gospel Radio," "The National Zoo: The Zoo Behind the Zoo," "Beyond Category: The Musical Genius of Duke Ellington," "Duke Ellington: A Centennial Birthday Celebration," "Ella Fitzgerald: First Lady of Song," "The First Ladies," and "Louis Armstrong: A Cultural Legacy." Also includes Nippon Hoso Kyokai (NHK)-Smithsonian Institution collaborative television productions "The Smithsonian Adventure," "America of the Braves: The Dark and Bright Sides of the Frontier Spirit," "Fascination of the Smithsonian," "America of Presidents," "American Inventions," and "Freer Gallery of Art."
Topic:
Radio programs  Search this
Television -- Production and direction  Search this
Intellectual property  Search this
Contracts  Search this
Motion pictures -- Production and direction  Search this
Radio -- Production and direction  Search this
Video recordings -- Production and direction  Search this
Documentary films  Search this
Documentary television programs  Search this
Documentary videos  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Clippings
Black-and-white photographs
Color transparencies
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-133, Smithsonian Productions, Production Records
Identifier:
Accession 02-133
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Production Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_collection:sova-sia-fa02-133

Production Records

Topic:
Here at the Smithsonian (Television program)
American Picture Palaces (Motion picture : 1983)
Spirits of the Present: The Legacy from Native America (Radio program : 1992)
Black Radio: Telling It Like It Was (Radio program : 1995)
Smithsonian World (Television program : 1984-1991)
Creator::
Smithsonian Productions  Search this
Extent:
9 cu. ft. (9 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Clippings
Brochures
Date:
1972-2002
Descriptive Entry:
These records document film, television, and radio production activities at Smithsonian Productions, with earlier material dating from when the office was known as Smithsonian Press/Smithsonian Productions and the Office of Telecommunications (OTC), respectively. The records include correspondence and memoranda of Nazaret Cherkezian, Director; Paul S. Johnson, Director; Karen Loveland, Director of Special Projects; Denise Freeland, Marketing and Promotion Specialist; and Elizabeth Smith Brownstein, Media Project Development Specialist. Also includes production proposals, scripts, and publications; meeting minutes; program reports; budget summaries; donor, grant, and contractual information; interview transcripts; subject files; and conference information. Some of the productions documented in these records include "Here at the Smithsonian," "American Picture Palaces," "Spirits of the Present: The Legacy from Native America," and "Black Radio: Telling It Like It Was."
Topic:
Radio -- Production and direction  Search this
Radio programs  Search this
Television -- Production and direction  Search this
Intellectual property  Search this
Contracts  Search this
Motion pictures -- Production and direction  Search this
Documentary films  Search this
Documentary television programs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Clippings
Brochures
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-117, Smithsonian Productions, Production Records
Identifier:
Accession 02-117
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Production Records

Topic:
Celebrating a Century: The 1876 Philadelphia Exhibition (Motion picture : 1976)
Piano Grand! (Television program : 2000)
Black Radio: Telling It Like It Was (Radio program : 1995)
Beyond Category: The Music of Duke Ellington (Video recording)
Sawyer and His Mill (Motion picture : 1969)
Creatures Great and Small (Video recording : 1989)
Smithsonian World (Television program : 1984-1991)
Yorktown (Motion picture : 1982)
First Ladies (Video recording : 1989)
Engines of Change: The American Industrial Revolution, 1790-1860 (Video recording : 1987)
The Mississippi: River of Song (Television program : 1999)
Piano 300 (Video recording : 2000)
Jazz Smithsonian (Radio program : 1993)
Smithsonian Quest (Television program : 1986)
Science in American Life (Video recording : c. 1992)
Jazz Age in Paris: 1914-1940 (Video recording : 1998)
Smithsonian Minutes (Television program : c. 1995)
Smithsonian video collection
Last Wheel Works (Motion picture : 1974)
Beyond the Ocean, Beneath the Leaf (Video recording : 1982)
What in the World (Television program : 1977)
Creator::
Smithsonian Productions  Search this
Extent:
3.9 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes) (1 16x20 box) (4 oversize folders)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Floor plans
Drawings
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Color negatives
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1968-2002
Descriptive Entry:
This accession includes records documenting the film, video, and radio production activities of John P. Meehan, Audio-Visual Production Specialist; Jacquie Gales Webb, Producer; and Paul B. Johnson, Director. Material consists of correspondence, memoranda, and notes; performer's licenses; production logs; contracts and releases; music cue sheets; blueprints; interview transcripts; grant information; audio scripts; photographs and slides; drawings; budget summaries; meeting agenda; proposals; and information on the Smithsonian Video Collection.

Productions documented in these records include "Piano Grand!," "Black Radio: Telling it Like it Was," "Beyond Category: The Musical Genius of Duke Ellington," "The Sawyer and His Mill," "Creatures Great and Small," "Celebrating a Century: The 1876 Philadelphia Exhibition," "The Last Wheel Works," "Smithsonian Quest," "Smithsonian World," "Yorktown," "The First Ladies," "Engines of Change," "Beyond the Ocean, Beneath the Leaf," "River of Song: Music Along the Mississippi," "Piano 300," "Jazz Smithsonian," "What in the World," "Science in American Life," "Jazz in Paris: 1914-1940," and "Smithsonian Minutes."
Oversize:
This collection contains oversize material.
Topic:
Intellectual property  Search this
Video recordings -- Production and direction  Search this
Television -- Production and direction  Search this
Radio programs  Search this
Budget  Search this
Motion pictures -- Production and direction  Search this
Documentary films  Search this
Documentary television programs  Search this
Documentary videos  Search this
Contracts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Floor plans
Drawings
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Color negatives
Black-and-white negatives
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-208, Smithsonian Productions, Production Records
Identifier:
Accession 02-208
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_collection:sova-sia-fa02-208

Production Records

Topic:
Black Radio: Telling It Like It Was (Radio program : 1995)
Folk Masters from the Barns of Wolf Trap (Radio program)
Creator::
Smithsonian Press/Smithsonian Productions  Search this
Extent:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Date:
1992-1996
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records documenting the planning and production of the radio series "Folk Masters" and "Black Radio: Telling It Like It Is." Materials include scripts, show lists, correspondence, and budget information.
Topic:
Radio programs  Search this
Radio -- Production and direction  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 04-076, Smithsonian Press/Smithsonian Productions, Production Records
Identifier:
Accession 04-076
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_collection:sova-sia-fa04-076

Productions

Topic:
Black Radio: Telling It Like It Was (Radio program : 1995)
Mapping the Universe (Radio program : 1995)
Creator::
Smithsonian Press/Smithsonian Productions  Search this
Extent:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Audiotapes
Videotapes
Date:
1985, 1995-1996
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of audiovisual materials created during the production of the radio programs, "Black Radio: Telling it Like it Was" and "Mapping the Universe." "Black Radio," which highlights the history of African American radio, is hosted by Lou Rawls and won two Gold Medals at the New York Festival's International Radio Competition in 1996. "Mapping the Universe" features the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory and documents its attempts to map the universe. Materials include original recordings, soundprints, promos, final edits, archives, and a script.
Restrictions:
Restrictions pertaining to the use of these materials may apply (based on contracts/copyright). Access restrictions may also apply if viewing/listening copies are not currently available. Viewing/listening copies can be made for a fee. Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Radio programs  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Cosmography  Search this
Astrophysics  Search this
Radio -- Production and direction  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Audiotapes
Videotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 06-238, Smithsonian Press/Smithsonian Productions, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 06-238
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Productions
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa06-238

Productions

Topic:
Black Radio: Telling It Like It Was (Radio program : 1995)
Creator::
Smithsonian Press/Smithsonian Productions  Search this
Extent:
1.5 cu. ft. (3 document boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Audiotapes
Sound recordings
Date:
1995-1996
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of audio recordings documenting the radio series, "Black Radio: Telling It Like It Was," which highlighted the history of African American radio, hosted by Lou Rawls. The series won two Gold Medals at the New York Festival's International Radio Competition in 1996. Materials include DAT tapes, audio cassettes, 8mm tapes and CDs.
Restrictions:
Restrictions pertaining to the use of these materials may apply (based on contracts/copyright). Access restrictions may also apply if listening copies are not currently available. Listening copies can be made for a fee. Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Documentary radio programs  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Radio -- Production and direction  Search this
Genre/Form:
Audiotapes
Sound recordings
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 04-080, Smithsonian Press/Smithsonian Productions, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 04-080
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Productions
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa04-080

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