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Minutes

Extent:
8.70 cu. ft. (9 document boxes) (7 12x17 boxes) (1 16x20 box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Date:
1846-1995
Descriptive Entry:
These records are the official minutes of the Board. They are compiled at the direction of the Secretary of the Smithsonian, who is also secretary to the Board, after approval by the Regents' Executive Committee and by the Regents themselves. The minutes are edited, not a verbatim account of proceedings. For reasons unknown, there are no manuscript minutes for the period from 1857 through 1890; and researchers must rely on printed minutes published in the Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution instead. Minutes are transferred regularly from the Secretary's Office to the Archives. Minutes less than 15 years old are closed to researchers. Indexes exist for the period from 1907 to 1946 and can be useful.
Historical Note:
The Smithsonian Institution was created by authority of an Act of Congress approved August 10, 1846. The Act entrusted direction of the Smithsonian to a body called the Establishment, composed of the President; the Vice President; the Chief Justice of the United States; the secretaries of State, War, Navy, Interior, and Agriculture; the Attorney General; and the Postmaster General. In fact, however, the Establishment last met in 1877, and control of the Smithsonian has always been exercised by its Board of Regents. The membership of the Regents consists of the Vice President and the Chief Justice of the United States; three members each of the Senate and House of Representatives; two citizens of the District of Columbia; and seven citizens of the several states, no two from the same state. (Prior to 1970 the category of Citizen Regents not residents of Washington consisted of four members). By custom the Chief Justice is Chancellor. The office was at first held by the Vice President. However, when Millard Fillmore succeeded to the presidency on the death of Zachary Taylor in 1851, Chief Justice Roger Brooke Taney was chosen in his stead. The office has always been filled by the Chief Justice since that time.

The Regents of the Smithsonian have included distinguished Americans from many walks of life. Ex officio members (Vice President) have been: Spiro T. Agnew, Chester A. Arthur, Allen W. Barkley, John C. Breckenridge, George Bush, Schuyler Colfax, Calvin Coolidge, Charles Curtis, George M. Dallas, Charles G. Dawes, Charles W. Fairbanks, Millard Fillmore, Gerald R. Ford, John N. Garner, Hannibal Hamlin, Thomas A. Hendricks, Garret A. Hobart, Hubert H. Humphrey, Andrew Johnson, Lyndon B. Johnson, William R. King, Thomas R. Marshall, Walter F. Mondale, Levi P. Morton, Richard M. Nixon, Nelson A. Rockefeller, Theodore Roosevelt, James S. Sherman, Adlai E. Stevenson, Harry S. Truman, Henry A. Wallace, William A. Wheeler, Henry Wilson.

Ex officio members (Chief Justice) have been: Roger B. Taney, Salmon P. Chase, Nathan Clifford, Morrison R. Waite, Samuel F. Miller, Melville W. Fuller, Edward D. White, William Howard Taft, Charles Evans Hughes, Harlan F. Stone, Fred M. Vinson, Earl Warren, Warren E. Burger.

Regents on the part of the Senate have been: Clinton P. Anderson, Newton Booth, Sidney Breese, Lewis Cass, Robert Milledge Charlton, Bennet Champ Clark, Francis M. Cockrell, Shelby Moore Cullom, Garrett Davis, Jefferson Davis, George Franklin Edmunds, George Evans, Edwin J. Garn, Walter F. George, Barry Goldwater, George Gray, Hannibal Hamlin, Nathaniel Peter Hill, George Frisbie Hoar, Henry French Hollis, Henry M. Jackson, William Lindsay, Henry Cabot Lodge, Medill McCormick, James Murray Mason, Samuel Bell Maxey, Robert B. Morgan, Frank E. Moss, Claiborne Pell, George Wharton Pepper, David A. Reed, Leverett Saltonstall, Hugh Scott, Alexander H. Smith, Robert A. Taft, Lyman Trumbull, Wallace H. White, Jr., Robert Enoch Withers.

Regents on the part of the House of Representatives have included: Edward P. Boland, Frank T. Bow, William Campbell Breckenridge, Overton Brooks, Benjamin Butterworth, Clarence Cannon, Lucius Cartrell, Hiester Clymer, William Colcock, William P. Cole, Jr., Maurice Connolly, Silvio O. Conte, Edward E. Cox, Edward H. Crump, John Dalzell, Nathaniel Deering, Hugh A. Dinsmore, William English, John Farnsworth, Scott Ferris, Graham Fitch, James Garfield, Charles L. Gifford, T. Alan Goldsborough, Frank L. Greene, Gerry Hazleton, Benjamin Hill, Henry Hilliard, Ebenezer Hoar, William Hough, William M. Howard, Albert Johnson, Leroy Johnson, Joseph Johnston, Michael Kirwan, James T. Lloyd, Robert Luce, Robert McClelland, Samuel K. McConnell, Jr., George H. Mahon, George McCrary, Edward McPherson, James R. Mann, George Perkins Marsh, Norman Y. Mineta, A. J. Monteague, R. Walton Moore, Walter H. Newton, Robert Dale Owen, James Patterson, William Phelps, Luke Poland, John Van Schaick Lansing Pruyn, B. Carroll Reece, Ernest W. Roberts, Otho Robards Singleton, Frank Thompson, Jr., John M. Vorys, Hiram Warner, Joseph Wheeler.

Citizen Regents have been: David C. Acheson, Louis Agassiz, James B. Angell, Anne L. Armstrong, William Backhouse Astor, J. Paul Austin, Alexander Dallas Bache, George Edmund Badger, George Bancroft, Alexander Graham Bell, James Gabriel Berrett, John McPherson Berrien, Robert W. Bingham, Sayles Jenks Bowen, William G. Bowen, Robert S. Brookings, John Nicholas Brown, William A. M. Burden, Vannevar Bush, Charles F. Choate, Jr., Rufus Choate, Arthur H. Compton, Henry David Cooke, Henry Coppee, Samuel Sullivan Cox, Edward H. Crump, James Dwight Dana, Harvey N. Davis, William Lewis Dayton, Everette Lee Degolyer, Richard Delafield, Frederic A. Delano, Charles Devens, Matthew Gault Emery, Cornelius Conway Felton, Robert V. Fleming, Murray Gell-Mann, Robert F. Goheen, Asa Gray, George Gray, Crawford Hallock Greenwalt, Nancy Hanks, Caryl Parker Haskins, Gideon Hawley, John B. Henderson, John B. Henderson, Jr., A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr., Gardner Greene Hubbard, Charles Evans Hughes, Carlisle H. Humelsine, Jerome C. Hunsaker, William Preston Johnston, Irwin B. Laughlin, Walter Lenox, Augustus P. Loring, John Maclean, William Beans Magruder, John Walker Maury, Montgomery Cunningham Meigs, John C. Merriam, R. Walton Moore, Roland S. Morris, Dwight W. Morrow, Richard Olney, Peter Parker, Noah Porter, William Campbell Preston, Owen Josephus Roberts, Richard Rush, William Winston Seaton, Alexander Roby Shepherd, William Tecumseh Sherman, Otho Robards Singleton, Joseph Gilbert Totten, John Thomas Towers, Frederic C. Walcott, Richard Wallach, Thomas J. Watson, Jr., James E. Webb, James Clarke Welling, Andrew Dickson White, Henry White, Theodore Dwight Woolsey.
Topic:
Museums -- Administration  Search this
Museum trustees  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 1, Smithsonian Institution, Board of Regents, Minutes
Identifier:
Record Unit 1
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Minutes
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru0001
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Rocket Engine, Liquid Fuel, YLR-63-AJ-3

Manufacturer:
Aerojet General Corp.  Search this
Materials:
Steel
Paint
Aluminum
Non-Magnetic Alloy
Plastic
Dimensions:
Overall: 13 x 34 5/8 x 10 5/8 in., 88lb. (33 x 87.9 x 27cm, 39.9kg)
Type:
PROPULSION-Components (Engine Parts)
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
ca. 1956
Credit Line:
Gift of Aerojet General Corporation
Inventory Number:
A19680548000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9f8767c1b-904e-4fff-9b91-5b6f3b25e7a1
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19680548000

Engineering Contracts, a lecture

Collection Creator:
Forgie, James  Search this
Container:
Box 77, Folder 13
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1905
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Archives Center, James Forgie Papers, 1890-1949, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
James Forgie Papers
James Forgie Papers / Series 3: Publications
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep811d77133-3b4c-40f5-b15a-9aa01442b23e
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0986-ref1277

American Society of Civil Engineers, contracts and a comparison of costs

Collection Creator:
Forgie, James  Search this
Container:
Box 71, Folder 7
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1919
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Archives Center, James Forgie Papers, 1890-1949, National Museum of American History.
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James Forgie Papers
James Forgie Papers / Series 3: Publications
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep882dc2423-a9b1-4107-ab35-857705ecefd5
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0986-ref1160

Contracts, specifications and engineering relations / by Daniel W. Mead..

Author:
Mead, Daniel Webster 1862-  Search this
Physical description:
x, 535 p. illus (incl. plans) 24 cm
Type:
Specifications
Place:
United States
Date:
1916
Topic:
Engineering  Search this
Engineering contracts  Search this
Engineering law  Search this
Call number:
TA180.M4 1916aX
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_394875

Engineering contracts and specifications

Author:
Abbett, Robert W (Robert William) 1902-  Search this
Physical description:
xi, 327 p. 22 cm
Type:
Specifications
Date:
1948
Topic:
Engineering  Search this
Engineering contracts  Search this
Call number:
TA180 .A12 1948
TA180.A12 1948
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_38875

Archaeological investigations at Los Esteros Reservoir, northeastern New Mexico / compiled and edited by Albert E. Ward, John D. Schelberg, Jerold G. Widdison

Author:
Ward, Albert E (Albert Edward) 1940-  Search this
Schelberg, John D  Search this
Widdison, Jerold G  Search this
Center for Anthropological Studies  Search this
Physical description:
xviii, 447 p : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
New Mexico
Guadalupe County
Santa Rosa Lake Region (N.M.)
Guadalupe County (N.M.)
Date:
1987
C1987
Topic:
Antiquities  Search this
Salvage archaeology  Search this
Archaeological surveying  Search this
Call number:
E78.N65 W25ar 1987
E78.N65W25ar 1987
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_396681

Hydrologic and geologic studies of coastal Louisiana : report / by Sherwood M. Gagliano ... [et al.]

Author:
Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College Coastal Studies Institute  Search this
Gagliano, Sherwood M  Search this
Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College Department of Marine Sciences  Search this
Physical description:
8 v. : ill., maps ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Louisiana
Mississippi River Delta (La.)
Date:
1970
1970-
Topic:
Oceanography  Search this
Geology  Search this
Hydrology  Search this
Freshwater ecology  Search this
Erosion  Search this
Coastal zone management  Search this
Environmental engineering  Search this
Call number:
GC521 .L875
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_72948

Prairie du Chien : a historical study / by Edgar S. Oerichbauer ; prepared under the supervision of Joan E. Freeman, project director

Author:
Oerichbauer, Edgar S. 1946-  Search this
State Historical Society of Wisconsin  Search this
Physical description:
ix, 133 leaves, [20] leaves of plates : ill. (4 col. in pocket), maps (7 fold. in pocket) ; 30 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Wisconsin
Prairie du Chien (Wis.)
Date:
1976
Topic:
History  Search this
Call number:
F589.P8O35X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_92338

Engineering and contracting procedure for foundations, comprising bridge foundations ... building foundations ... responsibilities of the contracting parties. Compiled and recommended by the Joint Committee on Substructure Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, Construction Division [and] Associated General Contractors of America

Author:
Joint Committee on Substructure Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, Construction Division [and] Associated General Contractors of America  Search this
American Society of Civil Engineers Construction Division  Search this
Associated General Contractors of America  Search this
Physical description:
24 p. 23 cm
Type:
Specifications
Date:
1934
Topic:
Foundations  Search this
Engineering  Search this
Engineering contracts  Search this
Call number:
TA775.J6X 1934
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_423268

Investigations at Sites 48 and 77, Santa Rosa Lake, Guadalupe County, New Mexico : an enquiry into the nature of archeological reality / edited and assembled by Frances Levine and Joseph C. Winter ; with sections by Emily K. Abbink ... [et al.] ; prepared under the supervision of Joseph C. Winter, principal investigator for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, contract no. DACW47-83-C-0013

Author:
Levine, Frances  Search this
Winter, Joseph C  Search this
Abbink, Emily  Search this
University of New Mexico Office of Contract Archeology  Search this
Physical description:
2 v. (xxiii, 917 p.) : ill., maps ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
New Mexico
Santa Rosa Lake Region (N.M.)
Date:
1987
Topic:
Antiquities  Search this
Call number:
E78.N65 I62 1987
E78.N65 I62 1987
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_442893

Modern construction : specifications and standards ; a practical guide for civil engineers, contractors and other construction men / Prepared by E. E. Russell Tratman in cooperation with the editorial staff of Engineering News-Record

Author:
Tratman, E. E. R (Edward Ernest Russell) 1863-  Search this
Physical description:
2 p., 1 l., 5-254 p. : ill. ; 18 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1936
[1936?]
Topic:
Civil engineering contracts  Search this
Civil engineering--Specifications  Search this
Standards, Engineering  Search this
Call number:
TA180 .T77 1936
TA180.T77 1936
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_423398

Specifications and standards for public works engineering; abstracts of more than 100 specifications for materials and construction. Supplemented by standard rules and regulations... Prepared by E. E. Russell Tratman...with the cooperation of the editorial staff of Engineering news-record

Author:
Tratman, E. E. R (Edward Ernest Russell) 1863-  Search this
Physical description:
8 p. l., 3-180 p. illus. 20 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1933
Topic:
Civil engineering contracts  Search this
Civil engineering--Specifications  Search this
Standards, Engineering  Search this
Call number:
TA180.T7X 1933
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_434881

Stock Holders and Financial Relation Program

Collection Creator:
Wheatland, Richard, II, 1923-2009  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 24
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
New York Airways Collection, Acc. NASM.1992.0052, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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New York Airways Collection
New York Airways Collection / Series 1: 1992 Acquisition
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2b36f3abc-c7c9-4100-b142-896673c936bb
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1992-0052-ref573
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Cierva Rotorcraft Helicopters

Collection Creator:
Wheatland, Richard, II, 1923-2009  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 13
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1971
Scope and Contents:
Information and specifications on the Cierva CR Twin (CR LTH.1, Grasshopper III).
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
New York Airways Collection, Acc. NASM.1992.0052, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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New York Airways Collection
New York Airways Collection / Series 1: 1992 Acquisition
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg26e45efe0-833e-4c8e-9680-9b03d055e940
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1992-0052-ref517
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Grant Proposals

Creator::
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Sponsored Programs and Procurement Department  Search this
Extent:
7 cu. ft. (7 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Date:
1997-2010
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records documenting outside funding for Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) research, projects, and activities. Materials include proposals, quotations, and bids from contractors, equipment makers, and other vendors to provide services, equipment, and instruments for SAO.
Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2026; Transferring office; 8/30/1985 memorandum, Deiss to Dick; Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Contracts  Search this
Astrophysical observatories  Search this
Astronomy  Search this
Astrophysics  Search this
Research grants  Search this
Observatories  Search this
Research  Search this
Engineering contracts  Search this
Research and development contracts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 11-272, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Sponsored Programs and Procurement Department, Grant Proposals
Identifier:
Accession 11-272
See more items in:
Grant Proposals
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa11-272

Federal Contracts

Creator::
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Subcontracts and Procurement Department  Search this
Extent:
13 cu. ft. (13 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Architectural drawings
Date:
1991-1998
Descriptive Entry:
These records document Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) projects and activities. Materials include proposals, quotations, bids, architectural drawings, and correspondence with contractors, equipment makers, and vendors to provide services, equipment, and instruments for SAO.
Topic:
Research and development contracts  Search this
Observatories  Search this
Engineering contracts  Search this
Research  Search this
Astrophysics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Architectural drawings
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 05-291, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Subcontracts and Procurement Department, Federal Contracts
Identifier:
Accession 05-291
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Federal Contracts
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa05-291

Trust Fund Subcontracts

Creator::
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Subcontracts and Procurement Department  Search this
Extent:
13 cu. ft. (13 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Architectural drawings
Date:
1966-1980
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records that document Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) projects and activities. Materials include proposals, quotations, bids, and correspondence with contractors, equipment makers, and vendors to provide services, equipment, and instruments for SAO.
Topic:
Research and development contracts  Search this
Engineering contracts  Search this
Research  Search this
Astrophysics  Search this
Contracts  Search this
Astrophysical observatories  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Architectural drawings
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 99-151, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Subcontracts and Procurement Department, Trust Fund Subcontracts
Identifier:
Accession 99-151
See more items in:
Trust Fund Subcontracts
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa99-151

Folder 3 CRC: Corps of Engineers Contract - Biota of the Chesapeake Bay, 1973.

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Secretary for Science  Search this
Container:
Box 64 of 153
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 254, Smithsonian Institution, Assistant Secretary for Science, Records
See more items in:
Records
Records / Series 3: GENERAL OFFICE FILES. / Box 64
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0254-refidd1e4137

Grant Proposals

Creator::
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Sponsored Projects and Procurement Department  Search this
Extent:
13 cu. ft. (13 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Date:
2003-2006
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records documenting outside funding for Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) research, projects, and activities. Materials include proposals, quotations, and bids from contractors, equipment makers, and other vendors to provide services, equipment, and instruments for SAO.
Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2022; Transferring office; 8/30/1985 memorandum, Deiss to Dick; Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Astronomy  Search this
Astrophysics  Search this
Research grants  Search this
Observatories  Search this
Astrophysical observatories  Search this
Research  Search this
Engineering contracts  Search this
Research and development contracts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 09-292, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Sponsored Projects and Procurement Department, Grant Proposals
Identifier:
Accession 09-292
See more items in:
Grant Proposals
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa09-292

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