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Photographs copied by George Peter Murdock's Strategic Index of Latin America

Creator:
Murdock, George Peter, 1897-1985  Search this
Extent:
700 Copy prints (circa)
Culture:
Indians of Mexico  Search this
Indians of South America  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Copy prints
Photographs
Place:
Virgin Islands
Venezuela
British Honduras
Chile
Brazil
British Guiana
Colombia
Dominican Republic
Paraguay
Peru
Puerto Rico
Suriname
Leeward Islands (Federation)
Mexico
Nicaragua.
Panama
Ecuador
Honduras
Bolivia
Argentina
Date:
circa 1942-1948
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs assembled circa 1942-1948, probably as part of the Strategic Index of Latin America, and relating to people and scenery in Latin America. They depict transportation, irrigation, agriculture and industry (including rubber production), cities and villages, and archeological finds. The prints are arranged geographically into the following locations: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, British Guiana, British Honduras, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Leeward Islands, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Suriname, Venezuela, Virgin Islands, and Windward Islands. The photographs were copied from published sources (originals circa 1850s-1940s) and are individually labeled with source information and original captions.
Biographical/Historical note:
George Peter Murdock (1897-1985) was an anthropologist of comparative ethnology. Educated at Yale, he received a BA in History (1919) and PhD in Sociology (1925). He taught sociology and anthropology at the University of Maryland for two years before returning to Yale in 1928 as an assistant professor of physical anthropology. In 1931, Murdock was granted a joint appointment with Yale's newly formed anthropology department, in which he served as department chair (1938-1960) and full professor (1939-1960). During his time at Yale, Murdock embarked on his most notable project, the Cross Cultural Survey in 1937. Positioned within the Institute of Human Relations, the CCS was a catalog of anthropological data, indexed according to Murdock's Outline of Cultural Materials (1938) to enable quick reference of cultures and analyses of a unified theory of behavior. During the Second World War, the Strategic Index of Latin America, an auxiliary arm of the CCS, was created to focus on Latin American cultural questions and strategic decision making. After the war, the CCS was reorganized by a consortium of universities as the Human Relations Area Files, with Murdock at the head. Murdock left Yale in 1960 and served as Mellon Professor of Anthropology at the University of Pittsburgh until 1973.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 4632
Location of Other Archival Materials:
The National Anthropological Archives also holds Murdock's Pacific Survey File.
Correspondence with Murdock held in the National Anthropological Archives in MS 7027, MS 4821, American Ethnological Society records, Handbook of South American Indians Records, and collections of personal papers.
Contained in:
Numbered manuscripts 1850s-1980s (some earlier)
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Industries  Search this
Dwellings  Search this
Cities and towns  Search this
Transportation  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 4632, Photographs copied by George Peter Murdock's Strategic Index of Latin America, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.4632
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-4632

A. Hyatt Verrill negatives, photographs and other materials

Creator:
Verrill, A. Hyatt (Alpheus Hyatt), 1871-1954  Search this
Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation  Search this
Extent:
1 Lantern slide
170 Photographic prints (albumen)
392 Negatives (photographic) (acetate)
Culture:
Arecuna  Search this
Warao  Search this
Akurio (Acuria)  Search this
Akawaio (Acawai)  Search this
Coclé Guaymi (Cocle)  Search this
Arawak  Search this
Waiwai  Search this
Macushi (Macusi)  Search this
Patamona  Search this
Carib  Search this
Sabanero  Search this
Kuna (Cuna)  Search this
Taruma  Search this
Teribe (Terraba)  Search this
Ngäbe (Boorabi)  Search this
Emberá (Choikoi)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Lantern slides
Photographic prints
Negatives (photographic)
Photographs
Negatives
Place:
Penonomé (Panama) -- Antiquities -- photographs
Date:
circa 1880-1925
Summary:
These images depict the indigenous people of Peru, Bolivia, Suriname and Chile; the largest percentage of the images are of Panama and Guyana (British Guiana).
Scope and Contents:
The Verrill collection consists primarily of photographic materials made by Verrill in Guyana and Panama. Dating from 1917 and 1925, the Guyana photographs depict mostly Carib and Patamona but also Warao, Arecuna, Akawaio (Acawai), Akurio (Acuria), Arawak, Macushi (Macusi), Waiwai, and Taruma men and women. These are mostly informal portraits, but the photographs also document dwellings and various activities, such as weaving, spinning, fishing, and canoeing. Included in the Guyana materials are also nineteenth-century (ca. 1880?) albumen prints of portraits of Wapichana (Wapishana), Waiwai, Atorai, and Taruma men and women; Verrill most likely did not make these photographs. The Panama materials date from 1924 and 1925 and are primarily portraits of Teribe (Terraba), Ngäbe (Boorabi), Coclé Guaymi (Cocle), Guaymi, Kuna (Cuna), Emberá (Choikoi), and Sabanero men and women, but the photographs also depict dwellings, ceremonials, and canoes. Among the Panama materials are photographs depicting antiquities from Penonomé. The collection also consists of 1924 photographs of the indigenous peoples of Peru, Bolivia, and Chile and 1925 photographs of the indigenous peoples of Suriname and Peru.
Arrangement note:
Negatives Arranged by negative number (N10017-N10307, N10804-N10966, N11229-N11257, N29558, N34270, N34288-N34289, N34294, N34930-N34932, N36040-N36041, N36044, N41525)

Prints Arranged by print number (P00243-P00271, P00289-P00341, P00289-P00341, P02207-P02215, P06385-P06401, P06654-P06682, P06654-P06682, P06695-P06700, P06703, P07307, P07310-P07315, P07317, P07384-P07394, P09137-P09141, P18855)

Lantern slide Arranged by lantern slide number (L00076)
Biographical/Historical note:
Born in 1871 in New Haven, Connecticut, A. Hyatt Verrill was an illustrator, naturalist, explorer, and author of more than 105 books. From 1889 to 1928, he either explored, made ethnological expeditions to, or excavated in Bermuda, the West Indies, Guyana, Panama, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, and Surinam.
Restrictions:
Access is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment.
Rights:
Restricted: Cultural Sensitivity
Topic:
Indians of South America -- Peru  Search this
Indians of South America -- Chile  Search this
Indians of South America -- Suriname  Search this
Indians of South America -- Bolivia  Search this
Indians of South America -- Panama  Search this
Indians of South America -- Guiana  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Photographic prints
Lantern slides
Negatives
Citation:
A. Hyatt Verrill negatives, photographs and other materials, 1917-1926, National Museum of the American Indian Archives, Smithsonian Institution (negative, slide or catalog number).
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.001.015
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmai-ac-001-015

MS 7295 Miscellaneous manuscripts relating to the aboriginal Indians of Dutch and British Guiana

Creator:
Roth, Walter E. (Walter Edmund), 1861-1933  Search this
Extent:
218 Pages
Culture:
Atorai  Search this
Carib  Search this
Wapishana  Search this
Macusi  Search this
Arawak  Search this
Patamona  Search this
Akawaio (Acawai)  Search this
Warrau  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Petroglyphs
Texts
Maps
Drawings
Lists
Clippings
Vocabulary
Letters
Reading notes
Bibliographic notes
Place:
Guyana
Surinam
Date:
1925
Scope and Contents:
The material includes lists, texts, brief articles, clippings, vocabularies, letters, reading notes, bibliographic notes, and maps. Much of the material has to do with natural history and geography and includes material on place names and animal names. Some of the material has no direct relation to Roth's study of Guyana aborigines. For example, there are comparisons of names on maps of different periods and and lists of fauna. There are also small amounts of material on face painting, loan words (Indian in Dutch, European words in Carib), and petroglyphs. Some of the clippings concern Brazil.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 7295
Local Note:
Xerox copies of manuscript documents and printed material
Topic:
Place names  Search this
Animal names  Search this
Body decoration  Search this
Genre/Form:
Petroglyphs
Texts
Maps
Drawings
Lists
Clippings
Vocabulary
Letters
Reading notes
Bibliographic notes
Citation:
Manuscript 7295, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS7295
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms7295

Elops smithi

Collector:
James L. Grimmer  Search this
Expedition:
Smithsonian Institution - National Geographic Society Expedition to British Guiana  Search this
Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
Atlantic  Search this
Sl:
206 mm
Place:
British Guiana., Guyana, Atlantic
Collection Date:
Jan 1959 to Feb 1959
Taxonomy:
Animalia, Chordata, Vertebrata, Osteichthyes, Actinopterygii, Neopterygii, Elopomorpha, Elopiformes, Elopidae
Published Name:
Elops smithi
Elops saurus
Accession Number:
224868
USNM Number:
179713
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Vertebrate Zoology
Fishes
Data Source:
NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Fishes Division
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/33fa99498-d61c-4911-a215-294b49fae70c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhvz_5308081

Urochloa reptans (L.) Stapf

Biogeographical Region:
82 - Northern South America  Search this
Collector:
-- Jenman  Search this
Place:
British Guiana., Guyana, South America - Neotropics
Collection Date:
Jun 1889
Common name:
Kohe kohe
Kori-gaido-gaido
Lamung
Tapuvaeheu'u
Ten Percent Grass
sopan-sapen or sapon-sapon
sprawling liverseed grass
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Poaceae Panicoideae
Published Name:
Urochloa reptans (L.) Stapf
Barcode:
00724978
USNM Number:
1039319
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3a74da1b2-5431-4cd2-b2a7-a669f8f1e7ca
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_16066528

Urochloa reptans (L.) Stapf

Biogeographical Region:
82 - Northern South America  Search this
Collector:
G. S. Jenman  Search this
Place:
British Guiana., Guyana, South America - Neotropics
Common name:
Kohe kohe
Kori-gaido-gaido
Lamung
Tapuvaeheu'u
Ten Percent Grass
sopan-sapen or sapon-sapon
sprawling liverseed grass
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Poaceae Panicoideae
Published Name:
Urochloa reptans (L.) Stapf
Barcode:
00724977
USNM Number:
823751
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3981d2029-ec77-4c8e-abd7-26873e94616c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_16066529

Urochloa reptans (L.) Stapf

Biogeographical Region:
82 - Northern South America  Search this
Collector:
G. S. Jenman  Search this
Place:
British Guiana., Guyana, South America - Neotropics
Collection Date:
18
Common name:
Kohe kohe
Kori-gaido-gaido
Lamung
Tapuvaeheu'u
Ten Percent Grass
sopan-sapen or sapon-sapon
sprawling liverseed grass
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Poaceae Panicoideae
Published Name:
Urochloa reptans (L.) Stapf
Barcode:
00724973
USNM Number:
287176
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/33f061a87-06ac-4625-8b59-92b3d4a2dd40
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_16066534

Cenchrus brownii Roem. & Schult.

Biogeographical Region:
82 - Northern South America  Search this
Collector:
-- Jenman  Search this
Place:
Upper Dem. R. British Guiana., Guyana, South America - Neotropics
Collection Date:
Sep 1887
Common name:
Ogogoh
guixi beu
slimbristle sandbur
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Poaceae Panicoideae
Published Name:
Cenchrus brownii Roem. & Schult.
Barcode:
00646410
USNM Number:
1039362
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/34369e720-5f24-4b68-ad0f-8dd88beea6cc
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_16067298

Eriochloa punctata (L.) Desv. ex Ham.

Biogeographical Region:
82 - Northern South America  Search this
Collector:
-- Jenman  Search this
Place:
British Guiana., Guyana, South America - Neotropics
Collection Date:
Apr 1888
Common name:
Louisiana cup grass
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Poaceae Panicoideae
Published Name:
Eriochloa punctata (L.) Desv. ex Ham.
Barcode:
00647202
USNM Number:
1039364
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/33b5f404a-75dc-4b40-91d8-cb6927b8e186
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_16063368

Megathyrsus maximus (Jacq.) B.K. Simon & S.W.L. Jacobs

Biogeographical Region:
82 - Northern South America  Search this
Collector:
Collector unknown  Search this
Place:
In the British Guiana Botanic Gardens. Dried [unsure placement]., Guyana, South America - Neotropics
Collection Date:
Aug 1904
Common name:
guixi
zacatón
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Poaceae Panicoideae
Published Name:
Megathyrsus maximus (Jacq.) B.K. Simon & S.W.L. Jacobs
Barcode:
04290912
USNM Number:
1039466
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/34c774505-62ad-4265-92c2-a3d67e164075
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_16064627

Oplismenus burmannii (Retz.) P. Beauv.

Collector:
Collector unknown  Search this
Place:
Native Country. Cultivated in the british Guiana Botanic Gardens., Unknown
Collection Date:
18
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Poaceae Panicoideae
Published Name:
Oplismenus burmannii (Retz.) P. Beauv.
Barcode:
04287079
USNM Number:
976298
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3158f3faa-1335-46b2-8a7d-25ca9df23294
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_16060876

Lasiacis procerrima (Hack.) Hitchc.

Biogeographical Region:
82 - Northern South America  Search this
Collector:
Richard Sumner Cowan  Search this
Thomas R. Soderstrom  Search this
Min. Elevation:
427  Search this
Place:
British Guiana. Kaieteur Plateau. Vicinity of Kaieteur Falls and along western rim of Potaro Gorge. Smithsonian Institution Botany-Exhibits Expedition of 1962., Potaro-Siparuni, Guyana, South America - Neotropics
Collection Date:
18 Feb 1962
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Poaceae Panicoideae
Published Name:
Lasiacis procerrima (Hack.) Hitchc.
Barcode:
00696606
USNM Number:
2380364
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/397fff207-6a22-4adc-903b-b976653d73b4
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_16059565

Oplismenus burmannii (Retz.) P. Beauv.

Biogeographical Region:
82 - Northern South America  Search this
Collector:
Collector unknown  Search this
Place:
British Guiana Botanic Garden. Guianas., Guyana, South America - Neotropics
Collection Date:
Jul 1904
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Poaceae Panicoideae
Published Name:
Oplismenus burmannii (Retz.) P. Beauv.
Barcode:
04286542
USNM Number:
1039442
See more items in:
Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3b4d50e24-4c6d-442b-92b4-dcb439e703be
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_16060506

Lasiacis ligulata Hitchc. & Chase

Biogeographical Region:
82 - Northern South America  Search this
Collector:
-- Jenman  Search this
Place:
The Guianas. British Guiana. Upper Demerara River., Guyana, South America - Neotropics
Collection Date:
Sep 1887
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Poaceae Panicoideae
Published Name:
Lasiacis ligulata Hitchc. & Chase
Barcode:
00709613
USNM Number:
1039447
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/339d45667-29f1-4796-97c5-f88c01ac1795
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_16056917

Echinochloa colona (L.) Link

Biogeographical Region:
82 - Northern South America  Search this
Collector:
Elbert Luther Little Jr.  Search this
Min. Elevation:
Search this
Place:
British Guiana. Northeastern Coastal Plain. Crown dam and reefs 2 1/2 mi. S. of highway. Camp No. 1. Courantyne, Blocks I and II. 20 miles S. E. of New Amsterdam. Soil survey of northeastern coastal plain by University of Maryland., Guyana, South America - Neotropics
Collection Date:
18 Aug 1955
Common name:
Doehoet Haromas
Mohuku Apopoa
Mohuku'apopoa
Usum
awnless barnyard grass
jungle-rice
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Poaceae Panicoideae
Published Name:
Echinochloa colona (L.) Link
Barcode:
00647649
USNM Number:
2305747
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3fa8f05ce-9cc9-406e-8e7b-2fbb84606b24
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_16054944

Echinochloa crus-galli (L.) P. Beauv.

Biogeographical Region:
82 - Northern South America  Search this
Collector:
Collector unknown  Search this
Place:
In the British Guiana Botanic Gardens., Guyana, South America - Neotropics
Collection Date:
Apr 1902
Common name:
Karasi
barnyard grass
barnyardgrass
large barnyard grass
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Poaceae Panicoideae
Published Name:
Echinochloa crus-galli (L.) P. Beauv.
Barcode:
04316500
USNM Number:
1039451
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/391acff10-ab19-443b-8816-8bc1788cd9bb
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_16055128

Echinochloa crus-pavonis (Kunth) Schult.

Biogeographical Region:
82 - Northern South America  Search this
Collector:
G. S. Jenman  Search this
Place:
British Guiana., Guyana, South America - Neotropics
Collection Date:
18
Common name:
Gulf cock's-spur grass
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Poaceae Panicoideae
Published Name:
Echinochloa crus-pavonis (Kunth) Schult.
Barcode:
00647624
USNM Number:
287179
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/358aaf4cd-9f75-43a4-8fb9-b5797320ef5b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_16055196

Echinochloa crus-pavonis (Kunth) Schult.

Biogeographical Region:
82 - Northern South America  Search this
Collector:
G. S. Jenman  Search this
Place:
British Guiana., Guyana, South America - Neotropics
Collection Date:
18
Common name:
Gulf cock's-spur grass
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Poaceae Panicoideae
Published Name:
Echinochloa crus-pavonis (Kunth) Schult.
Barcode:
00647621
USNM Number:
207884
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/362095a3b-aac0-478f-b6ee-18d8f5913a17
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_16055198

Echinochloa crus-pavonis (Kunth) Schult.

Biogeographical Region:
82 - Northern South America  Search this
Collector:
G. S. Jenman  Search this
Place:
British Guiana., Guyana, South America - Neotropics
Collection Date:
Apr 1890
Common name:
Gulf cock's-spur grass
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Poaceae Panicoideae
Published Name:
Echinochloa crus-pavonis (Kunth) Schult.
Barcode:
00647620
USNM Number:
601375
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3cefd3d88-2fe0-4b81-af4a-71423392c821
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_16055199

Echinochloa polystachya (Kunth) Hitchc.

Biogeographical Region:
82 - Northern South America  Search this
Collector:
Albert S. Hitchcock  Search this
Place:
British Guiana. Vreed-en-Hoop., Guyana, South America - Neotropics
Collection Date:
10 Nov 1919
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Poaceae Panicoideae
Published Name:
Echinochloa polystachya (Kunth) Hitchc.
Barcode:
00647608
USNM Number:
1038640
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3fd10f3ab-15eb-426f-bed6-dd958484dcbb
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_16055279

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