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Meltzer, David, Correspondence and Mail Art

Collection Creator:
Alexander, Robert  Search this
Temple of Man (Venice, Calif.)  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 16
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1968-2013
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:
Robert Alexander papers and Temple of Man records, 1938-2015. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Robert Alexander papers and Temple of Man records
Robert Alexander papers and Temple of Man records / Series 3: Correspondence and Artists Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9b25a6062-a910-4b6e-b13d-a27023d6e3d9
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-alexbob-ref172

Meltzer, David, Printed Material

Collection Creator:
Alexander, Robert  Search this
Temple of Man (Venice, Calif.)  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 17
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1976-2015
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:
Robert Alexander papers and Temple of Man records, 1938-2015. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Robert Alexander papers and Temple of Man records
Robert Alexander papers and Temple of Man records / Series 3: Correspondence and Artists Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw910c5634c-a8c6-4dcf-bec5-fcbb7627cfba
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-alexbob-ref173

Wallace Berman papers, 1907-1979, bulk 1955-1979

Creator:
Berman, Wallace, 1926-1976  Search this
Subject:
Heinecken, Robert  Search this
Hirschman, Jack  Search this
DeFeo, Jay  Search this
Herms, George  Search this
Jess  Search this
Hopper, Dennis  Search this
Jordan, Patricia M.  Search this
Johnson, Ray  Search this
Bengston, Billy Al  Search this
Di Prima, Diane  Search this
Fonda, Peter  Search this
Duncan, Robert Edward  Search this
Ginsberg, Allen  Search this
Wieners, John  Search this
McClure, Michael  Search this
Lamantia, Philip  Search this
Miller, Henry  Search this
Meltzer, David  Search this
Perkoff, Stuart Z.  Search this
Patchen, Kenneth  Search this
Sherman, Donald  Search this
Ruscha, Edward  Search this
Type:
Drawings
Sound recordings
Photographs
Citation:
Wallace Berman papers, 1907-1979, bulk 1955-1979. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Works of art  Search this
Poets  Search this
Collage  Search this
Art -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area  Search this
Assemblage (Art)  Search this
Beat generation  Search this
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Theme:
Photography  Search this
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10771
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214392
AAA_collcode_bermwall
Theme:
Photography
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_214392
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W. H. Holmes and Folsom Finds

Author:
Meltzer, David J.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Year:
1981
Citation:
Meltzer, David J. 1981. "W. H. Holmes and Folsom Finds." History of Anthropology Newsletter, 8 6–8.
Identifier:
97572
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:slasro_97572

Paradigms Lost—Paradigms Found?

Author:
Meltzer, David J.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Year:
1981
Citation:
Meltzer, David J. 1981. "Paradigms Lost—Paradigms Found?" American Antiquity, 46 622–625.
Identifier:
96829
ISSN:
0002-7316
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:slasro_96829

City Lights Bookstore, last gathering of poets/artists of the Beat generation

Photographer:
Keenan, Larry, 1943-  Search this
Subject:
Brautigan, Richard  Search this
Ferlinghetti, Lawrence  Search this
Ginsberg, Allen  Search this
LaVigne, Robert  Search this
McClure, Michael  Search this
Meltzer, David  Search this
Orlovsky, Peter  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Place:
San Francisco, Calif.
Date:
1965
Citation:
Larry Keenan. City Lights Bookstore, last gathering of poets/artists of the Beat generation, 1965. [Photographs of San Francisco artists]/ Larry Keenan, Jr, 1965-1966. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)12196
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[Photographs of San Francisco artists]/ Larry Keenan, Jr, 1965-1966
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_12196
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American archaeology, past and future : a celebration of the Society for American Archaeology, 1935-1985 / David J. Meltzer, Don D. Fowler, and Jeremy A. Sabloff, editors

Author:
Meltzer, David J  Search this
Fowler, Don D. 1936-  Search this
Sabloff, Jeremy A  Search this
Society for American Archaeology  Search this
Subject:
Society for American Archaeology  Search this
Physical description:
479 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1986
Topic:
Archaeology--History  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_278679

[Meltzer, David & Givens, Douglas]

Collection Creator:
Sturtevant, William C.  Search this
Container:
Box 58
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1982
Collection Restrictions:
Files containing Sturtevant's students' grades have been restricted, as have his students' and colleagues' grant and fellowships applications. Restricted files were separated and placed at the end of their respective series in boxes 87, 264, 322, 389-394, 435-436, 448, 468, and 483. For preservation reasons, his computer files are also restricted. Seminole sound recordings are restricted. Access to the William C. Sturtevant Papers requires an apointment.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
William C. Sturtevant papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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William C. Sturtevant papers
William C. Sturtevant papers / Series 1: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw33f4eb66d-33ed-4082-8d44-bd0060b5bbd2
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-2008-24-ref2285

[Meltzer, David]

Collection Creator:
Sturtevant, William C.  Search this
Container:
Box 58
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1983, 1990
Collection Restrictions:
Files containing Sturtevant's students' grades have been restricted, as have his students' and colleagues' grant and fellowships applications. Restricted files were separated and placed at the end of their respective series in boxes 87, 264, 322, 389-394, 435-436, 448, 468, and 483. For preservation reasons, his computer files are also restricted. Seminole sound recordings are restricted. Access to the William C. Sturtevant Papers requires an apointment.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
William C. Sturtevant papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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William C. Sturtevant papers
William C. Sturtevant papers / Series 1: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3e222f6f6-320c-419e-bacd-91866fb7f2c3
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-2008-24-ref2287

[Meltzer, David]

Collection Creator:
Sturtevant, William C.  Search this
Container:
Box 58
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1987
Collection Restrictions:
Files containing Sturtevant's students' grades have been restricted, as have his students' and colleagues' grant and fellowships applications. Restricted files were separated and placed at the end of their respective series in boxes 87, 264, 322, 389-394, 435-436, 448, 468, and 483. For preservation reasons, his computer files are also restricted. Seminole sound recordings are restricted. Access to the William C. Sturtevant Papers requires an apointment.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
William C. Sturtevant papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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William C. Sturtevant papers
William C. Sturtevant papers / Series 1: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3663cefe7-2c11-4c0d-a095-15de59f36725
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-2008-24-ref2289

[Meltzer, David]

Collection Creator:
Sturtevant, William C.  Search this
Container:
Box 58
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1989
Collection Restrictions:
Files containing Sturtevant's students' grades have been restricted, as have his students' and colleagues' grant and fellowships applications. Restricted files were separated and placed at the end of their respective series in boxes 87, 264, 322, 389-394, 435-436, 448, 468, and 483. For preservation reasons, his computer files are also restricted. Seminole sound recordings are restricted. Access to the William C. Sturtevant Papers requires an apointment.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
William C. Sturtevant papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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William C. Sturtevant papers
William C. Sturtevant papers / Series 1: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw36f7d21e2-c0b2-40d2-88f7-bc8d7546e250
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-2008-24-ref2290

[Correspondence 1980]

Collection Creator:
Harris, Marvin, 1927-2001  Search this
Container:
Box 5
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
1980
Collection Restrictions:
Access to student records (consisting of graded materials and student recommendation letters), grant proposals sent to Harris for review by grant agencies, and part of his faculty recruitment files are restricted until 2081. Series 10. Computer Files are also restricted due to preservation concerns.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Marvin Harris papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
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Marvin Harris papers
Marvin Harris papers / Series 1: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw31edbe125-1d8e-4980-beee-c2097c84eedf
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-2009-27-ref1691

David Meltzer reading Kenneth Patchen poems with live and recorded music

Creator:
Meltzer, David, 1937-2016  Search this
Subject:
Patchen, Kenneth  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Date:
1962 August 26
Citation:
David Meltzer. David Meltzer reading Kenneth Patchen poems with live and recorded music, 1962 August 26. Wallace Berman papers, 1907-1979. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Poetry  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)11448
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Wallace Berman papers, 1907-1979, bulk 1955-1979
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_11448

Temple of Man manifesto

Creator:
Alexander, Robert, 1923-1987  Search this
Meltzer, David, 1937-2016  Search this
Type:
Writings
Date:
undated
Citation:
Robert Alexander and David Meltzer. Temple of Man manifesto, undated. Robert Alexander papers and Temple of Man records, 1938-2015. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)22943
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Robert Alexander papers and Temple of Man records, 1938-2015
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_22943

"Bazascope Mother"

Creator:
Meltzer, David, 1937-2016  Search this
Type:
Printed Materials
Date:
1964
Citation:
David Meltzer. "Bazascope Mother", 1964. Robert Alexander papers and Temple of Man records, 1938-2015. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)22951
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Robert Alexander papers and Temple of Man records, 1938-2015
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_22951
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Photograph of Robert Alexander and David Meltzer

Subject:
Alexander, Robert  Search this
Meltzer, David  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
circa 1978
Citation:
Photograph of Robert Alexander and David Meltzer, circa 1978. Robert Alexander papers and Temple of Man records, 1938-2015. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)22966
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Robert Alexander papers and Temple of Man records, 1938-2015
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_22966

Wallace Berman, Artie Richer, David Meltzer and Bob Alexander with a sculpture by Wally Hedrick

Photographer:
Brittin, Charles, 1928-2014  Search this
Subject:
Alexander, Robert  Search this
Berman, Wallace  Search this
Hedrick, Wally  Search this
Meltzer, David  Search this
Richer, Artie  Search this
Ferus Gallery  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Place:
Los Angeles, Calif.
Date:
1957
Citation:
Charles Brittin. Wallace Berman, Artie Richer, David Meltzer and Bob Alexander with a sculpture by Wally Hedrick, 1957. Wallace Berman papers, 1907-1979. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Artists in groups  Search this
Kinetic sculpture  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)7186
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Wallace Berman papers, 1907-1979, bulk 1955-1979
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_7186

Semina 6

Creator:
Berman, Wallace, 1926-1976  Search this
Subject:
Meltzer, David  Search this
Type:
Printed Materials
Place:
Calif.
Date:
circa 1960
Citation:
Wallace Berman. Semina 6, circa 1960. Wallace Berman papers, 1907-1979. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Magazines (periodicals)  Search this
Poetry  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)9915
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Wallace Berman papers, 1907-1979, bulk 1955-1979
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_9915
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Wallace Berman papers

Creator:
Berman, Wallace, 1926-1976  Search this
Names:
Bengston, Billy Al  Search this
DeFeo, Jay, 1929-1989  Search this
Di Prima, Diane  Search this
Duncan, Robert Edward, 1919-  Search this
Fonda, Peter, 1940-  Search this
Ginsberg, Allen, 1926-  Search this
Heinecken, Robert, 1931-  Search this
Herms, George, 1935-  Search this
Hirschman, Jack, 1933-  Search this
Hopper, Dennis, 1936-  Search this
Jess, 1923-  Search this
Johnson, Ray, 1927-  Search this
Jordan, Patricia M., 1937-1989  Search this
Lamantia, Philip, 1927-  Search this
McClure, Michael  Search this
Meltzer, David  Search this
Miller, Henry, 1891-  Search this
Patchen, Kenneth, 1911-1972  Search this
Perkoff, Stuart Z.  Search this
Ruscha, Edward  Search this
Sherman, Donald  Search this
Wieners, John, 1934-  Search this
Extent:
5 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Sound recordings
Photographs
Date:
1907-1979
bulk 1955-1979
Summary:
The Wallace Berman papers date from 1907 to 1979 (bulk 1955-1979). The collection measures 5 linear feet and presents a cursory overview of Berman's career as an assemblage artist and poet. The collection contains business correspondence, letters from other artists and writers of the Beat movement, writings by others, scattered artwork by Berman, photographs by Robert F. Heinecken, and sound recordings of poetry readings.
Scope and Content Note:
The Wallace Berman papers, 1907-1979 (bulk 1955-1979), measure 5 linear feet and present a cursory overview of Berman's career as an assemblage artist and poet. The collection is valuable not only for its documentation of the work of Wallace Berman, but for its documentation of the California beat movement of the late 1950s through the early 1970s.

Found are numerous letters, writings, poems, and other published material which portray the thoughts, attitudes, and trends popular in a prominent underground culture which eventually led to radical changes in America and American art. The collection contains business correspondence, letters from other artists and writers of the beat movement, writings by others, scattered artwork by Berman, and photographs by Robert F. Heinecken. In addition, the collection contains files for Berman's mail art publications Semina and S.M.S. Also of note is the large volume of printed material (2.7 feet), much of it in the form of books and other published material. Sound recordings include poets Michael McClure, Kenneth Patchen, David Melzer, and another unidentified writer performing their work.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into nine series which generally reflect material type.

With the exception of the letters in Series 1, each series is arranged chronologically. The original arrangement of the letters has been maintained, with a chronological arrangement of miscellaneous business letters and an alphabetical arrangement of the letters from Berman's more prominent colleagues.

Missing Title

Series 1: Letters, 1957-1979, undated (box 1, 0.5 linear feet)

Series 2: Notes from Interview, 1967 (box 1, 1 folder)

Series 3: Writings by Others, 1972, undated (box 1, 6 folders)

Series 4: Artwork, 1956-1976 (box 1, 4 folders)

Series 5: Semina, 1955-1967 (boxes 1-2, 26 folders)

Series 6: S. M. S., 1968 (box 2, 1 folders)

Series 7: Printed Material, 1907-1976 (boxes 2-5, 2.7 linear feet)

Series 8: Photographs, 1956-1976 (box 5, 6 folders)

Series 9: Sound Recordings, 1962-1965 (box 5, 6 folders)
Biographical Note:
Wallace Berman was born in 1926 in Staten Island, New York. In the 1930s, his family moved to the Jewish district in Los Angeles. After being expelled from high school for gambling in the early 1940s, Berman immersed himself in the growing West Coast jazz scene. During this period, he briefly attended the Jepson Art School and Chouinard Art School, but departed when he found the training too academic for his needs.

In 1949, while working in a factory finishing antique furniture, he began to make sculptures from unused scraps and reject materials. By the early 1950s, Berman had become a full-time artist and an active figure in the beat community in Los Angeles and San Francisco. Many art historians consider him to be the "father" of the California assemblage movement. Moving between the two cities, Berman devoted himself to his mail art publication Semina, which contained a sampling of beat poetry and images selected by Berman.

In 1963, permanently settled in Topanga Canyon in the Los Angeles area, Berman began work on verifax collages (printed images, often from magazines and newspapers, mounted in collage fashion onto a flat surface, sometimes with solid bright areas of acrylic paint). He continued creating these works, as well as rock assemblages, until his death in 1976.
Provenance:
The Wallace Berman papers were donated by Tosh Berman, Wallace Berman's son, in 1992.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Patrons must use microfilm copy. Use of audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
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:
Assemblage artists  Search this
Topic:
Works of art  Search this
Poets  Search this
Collage  Search this
Art -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area  Search this
Assemblage (Art)  Search this
Beat generation  Search this
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Sound recordings
Photographs
Citation:
Wallace Berman papers, 1907-1979 (bulk 1955-1979). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.bermwall
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Wallace Berman papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw973f521c3-2c7a-47d5-8b9a-c53bf766ee89
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-bermwall
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From Meltzer, David

Collection Creator:
Berman, Wallace, 1926-1976  Search this
Extent:
(2 letters)
Container:
Box 1, Folder 21
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1970, undated
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Patrons must use microfilm copy. Use of audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
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:
Wallace Berman papers, 1907-1979 (bulk 1955-1979). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Wallace Berman papers
Wallace Berman papers / Series 1: Letters
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw986b8dd85-a990-40e5-8a65-da5e999730dc
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-bermwall-ref27

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