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Smithsonian Center for Latino Initiatives, 43-SCLI

Container:
Box 4 of 7
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Rights:
Restricted for 15 years. until Jan-01-2026; Transferring office; 3/19/1970 memorandum, Lytle to Ripley; Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 15-173, Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary, Administrative Records
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Administrative Records / Box 4
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Smithsonian Center for Latino Initiatives, 43-SCLI

Container:
Box 4 of 7
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Rights:
Restricted for 15 years. until Jan-01-2027; Transferring office; 3/19/1970 memorandum, Lytle to Ripley; Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 15-174, Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary, Administrative Records
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Administrative Records / Box 4
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Smithsonian Center for Latino Initiatives (includes electronic records)

Container:
Box 2 of 3
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 15-159, Smithsonian Photography Initiative, Departmental Records
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Departmental Records / Box 2
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Untitled

Type:
Archival materials
Summary:
DS&COO/Pan-Institutional Programs/Smithsonian Center for Latino Initiatives (SCLI)
Collection Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2023; Director search records in boxes 1 and 2 are restricted for 25 years; Transferring office; 3/27/2007 memorandum, Peters to Winget; Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 10-159, Smithsonian Institution. Deputy Secretary and Chief Operating Officer, Subject Files
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Subject Files
Subject Files / Box 2
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Untitled

Type:
Archival materials
Summary:
Pan-Institutional Programs - Smithsonian Center for Latino Initiatives
Collection Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2021; Director search records in boxes 1 and 2 are restricted for 25 years; Transferring office; 3/27/2007 memo, Peters to Winget; Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 07-104, Smithsonian Institution. Deputy Secretary and Chief Operating Officer, Subject Files
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Subject Files / Box 1
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Oral history interview with Regina Vater, 2004 February 23-25

Interviewee:
Vater, Regina, 1943-  Search this
Interviewer:
Cordova, Cary  Search this
Subject:
Orozco, Sylvia  Search this
Viola, Bill  Search this
Ashton, Dore  Search this
Escobar, Ruth.  Search this
Oiticica, Hélio  Search this
Clark, Lygia  Search this
Vergara, Carlos  Search this
Schenberg, Mário  Search this
Moorman, Charlotte  Search this
Calle, Sophie  Search this
Pitanga, Antonio  Search this
Parra, Catalina  Search this
Porter, Liliana  Search this
Lippard, Lucy R.  Search this
Paik, Nam June  Search this
Castelli, Leo  Search this
Lundberg, Bill  Search this
Schaeffer, Frank  Search this
Diaz, Antonio  Search this
Pereira dos Santos, Nelson  Search this
Wilson, Bobby  Search this
Mendieta, Ana  Search this
Wilson, Martha  Search this
Recuerdos Orales: Interviews of the Latino Art Community in Texas  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Regina Vater, 2004 February 23-25. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Curators -- Texas  Search this
Multimedia (Art)  Search this
Cinéma vérité  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Theme:
Latino and Latin American  Search this
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12290
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)254936
AAA_collcode_vater04
Theme:
Latino and Latin American
Women
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Archives of American Art
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Oral history interview with Rolando Briseño, 2004 March 16-26

Interviewee:
Briseño, Rolando, 1952-  Search this
Interviewer:
Cordova, Cary  Search this
Subject:
Orozco, Sylvia  Search this
Barraza, Santa  Search this
Amado, Jesse  Search this
Mondini-Ruiz, Franco  Search this
Ramirez, Chuck  Search this
Pace, Linda  Search this
Kanjo, Kathryn  Search this
Von Honts, Jackie  Search this
Del Viller, Melita  Search this
Mazuca, Roland  Search this
De Syzslo, Fernando  Search this
Recuerdos Orales: Interviews of the Latino Art Community in Texas  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Rolando Briseño, 2004 March 16-26. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Painters -- Texas -- San Antonio -- Interviews  Search this
Mexican American artists  Search this
Catholicism  Search this
Computer Art  Search this
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Gay artists  Search this
Artists (LGBTQ)  Search this
Theme:
Latino and Latin American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12193
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)247313
AAA_collcode_brisen04
Theme:
Latino and Latin American
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Archives of American Art
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Oral history interview with Celia Alvarez Muñoz, 2004 Feb. 7-28

Interviewee:
Muñoz, Celia Alvarez, 1937-  Search this
Interviewer:
Cordova, Cary  Search this
Subject:
Garcia, Rupert  Search this
Hayden, Dolores  Search this
Huerta, Benito  Search this
Limón, Damiana Esparza  Search this
Lippard, Lucy R.  Search this
Massey, Robert  Search this
Ruiz, Vicky  Search this
Souza, Al  Search this
Walker, Ashley  Search this
Recuerdos Orales: Interviews of the Latino Art Community in Texas  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Celia Alvarez Muñoz, 2004 Feb. 7-28. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art -- Technique  Search this
Feminism and art  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Women photographers  Search this
Theme:
Latino and Latin American  Search this
Women  Search this
Photography  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12446
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)247378
AAA_collcode_munoz04
Theme:
Latino and Latin American
Women
Photography
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Archives of American Art
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Ritmos de Identidad

Author:
Mason, Michael Atwood  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Year:
2000
Citation:
Mason, Michael Atwood (Curator). 2000. "Ritmos de Identidad." Smithsonian's Arts and Industries Building - Washington, D.C: Smithsonian Center for Latino Initiatives, 2000-02-28 to 2000-08-01..
Identifier:
153377
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
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Ritmos de Identidad: Fernando Ortiz's Legacy and the Howard Family Collection of Percussion Instruments

Author:
Mason, Michael Atwood  Search this
Bretos, Miguel  Search this
Perez, Marvette  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Year:
2000
Citation:
Mason, Michael Atwood, Bretos, Miguel, and Perez, Marvette. 2000. Ritmos de Identidad: Fernando Ortiz's Legacy and the Howard Family Collection of Percussion Instruments [Exhibition catalog] Washington, DC: Smithsonian Center for Latino Initiatives.
Identifier:
153386
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
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A study of the graduate training seminar of the Smithsonian Center for Latino Initiatives

Author:
Smithsonian Institution Office of Policy and Analysis  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Year:
2002
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Office of Policy and Analysis. 2002. A study of the graduate training seminar of the Smithsonian Center for Latino Initiatives. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution, Office of Policy and Analysis.
Identifier:
102546
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
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Smithsonian Center for Latino Initiatives

Collection Creator:
Ybarra-Frausto, Tomás, 1938-  Search this
Extent:
Includes born-digital records, see ER06
Container:
Box 26, Folder 36
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1999-2002
Scope and Contents note:
( The Interpretation and Representation of Latino Cultures: Research and Museums conference publication; letter to TYF from Rufigio I. Rochin, Director Smithsonian Center for Latino Initiatives, 02/07/2001; event and exhibition announcements; calendars of events; Encuentros Latino America at the Smithsonian Stregic Plan for 2000-2003 draft; brochures; clippings; press release)
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. research facility.
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:
Tomás Ybarra-Frausto research material, 1965-2004. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archives of American Art
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Oral history interview with Jesse Treviño, 2004 July 15-16

Interviewee:
Treviño, Jesse, 1946-  Search this
Interviewer:
Cordova, Cary  Search this
Subject:
Clinton, Hillary Rodham  Search this
Mayan, Earl.  Search this
Consey, Kevin E.  Search this
Sosa, Lionel  Search this
Draper, William F.  Search this
Reyes, Felipe  Search this
Alsup, Katherine  Search this
Cortex, George  Search this
Denman, Gilbert  Search this
Recuerdos Orales: Interviews of the Latino Art Community in Texas  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Jesse Treviño, 2004 July 15-16. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Painters -- Texas -- San Antonio -- Interviews  Search this
Muralists -- Texas -- San Antonio -- Interviews  Search this
Vietnam War, 1961-1975  Search this
Theme:
Latino and Latin American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11789
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)249050
AAA_collcode_trevin04
Theme:
Latino and Latin American
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Archives of American Art
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El Río

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Introduction:
Building upon a multi-year engagement with communities along the U.S.-Mexico border, the El Río program at the 2000 Festival was one of several important outcomes - including a traveling exhibition, education materials, and documentary video - of the project. The geographic expanse of the basin and its cultural diversity posed a challenge for the project that was met with the help of colleagues and institutions in the region. Smithsonian curators posed several broad questions to their regional collaborators about the dynamic interplay between culture and environment in the Río Grande/Río Bravo Basin. First, how does traditional knowledge developed over generations contribute to managing land and water resources? Second, in what ways does the environment shape a community's cultural identity? And third, how can local knowledge and cultural practices contribute to sustainable development and provide the basis for successful economic enterprise? The Festival presentations were structured around these three domains.

Traditional knowledge and management of the environment. Shrimpers, ranchers, vaqueros, blacksmiths, barbacoa (barbecue) cooks, and artisans who use desert fibers all have different work, but all rely on traditional local knowledge and on their own experience with the fragile natural resources of this desert environment. Centenary ranchers in New Mexico maintain the ancient acequia (irrigation ditch) system to sustain their ethical values and natural ecosystem with community participation. As new people move into the area, conflicts arise over different values placed on cost-efficient technologies. Festival participants addressed how they combine knowledge and technology from many sources and, as importantly, how they establish dialogue with newcomers about tradition and the quality of life.

Landscape and cultural identity. For the Pueblo, water rights govern ritual practices as much as irrigation. When new residents move into an area, different forms of land ownership and use may challenge existing arrangements. Long ago, Spanish settlers in New Mexico caused great conflict and change, but Pueblo traditions have persisted, and in some cases, Pueblo and Hispano communities have developed shared cultural forms, such as matachín dancing. Some of the Rarámuri, a Native American community indigenous to Chihuahua and known by outsiders as Tarahumara, have recently migrated from their rural environment to Ciudad Juárez. Their dance, craft, and foodways traditions help them sustain their cultural identity in an urban environment. Other such expressions featured in this program are Chicano murals, which illustrate the interconnectedness of belief, history, and cultural identity; and South Texas conjunto, northern Mexico norteño, and New Mexico ranchera music, which illustrate the same thematic connections in their music and words.

Local culture and sustainable development. Guided by the values shared in local cultures, successful, sustainable, producer-owned businesses combine both traditional and new skills and technology. These enterprises develop collaborative networks through participation in formal and informal economies, selling their products in community markets, flea markets, tourist shops, through craft catalogs and Internet Web sites, and in other domestic and international markets. Craft enterprises featured at the Festival included a weaving cooperative, cottage-industry piñata making, glass etching, furniture caning, and retablo (sacred image) painting. Building arts included building with adobe, ornamental stone carving, brick making, and self-help home building. All illustrated the creative use of traditional knowledge, available resources, and innovative exchange strategies.

Olivia Cadaval and Cynthia L. Vidaurri were Curators, and Arlene Reiniger was Program Coordinator, with Soledad Campos as Evening Concert Collaborator.

The program was produced in collaboration with the Smithsonian Center for Latino Initiatives. Major support was provided by the State of New Mexico, Smithsonian Latino Initiatives Fund, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the Housing Assistance Council. Additional support was provided by El Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes, Texas Commission on the Arts, El Consejo para la Cultura de Nuevo León, Instituto Tamaulipeco para la Cultura y las Artes, Dirección General de Ecología del Estado de Coahuila, Desarrollo Integral de la Familia del Municipio de Saltillo, Coahuila; Programa de Museos Comunitarios en el Estado de Chihuahua, and National Museum of American History's ENCUENTROS: Latino America at the Smithsonian.
Researchers:
Armando Acosta, Charles Aguilar, Estevan Arellano, Gastón Armendáriz López, Alejandro Arrecillas, Angélica Bautista, Mike Blakeman, Norma Cantú, Imelda Castro Santillán, David Champion, Jerry Chapman, Cynthia L. Chávez, Cynthia Cortez, Juanita Elizondo Garza, Patricia Fernández de Castro, Peter J. García, Gregorio Garza, Rodolfo Garza Gutiérrez, Bárbara Gonzales, Trinidad Gonzales, Héctor Guillermo Guerrero Mata, Steve Harris, Victor Manuel Hernández, Arnold Herrera, Jorge Ignacio Ibarra Ibarra, Alma Jiménez, Enrique Lamadrid, Ramón de León, José Oscar Leyva Flores, Norma Magallanes Barrera, Irma Delia Máynes Hernández, Heidi H. McKinnon, Gildardo Montaño Chávez, Mario Montaño, Genevieve Mooser, Jaime Morales Gutiérrez, Marisa Oliva, Francis Ortega, Beverly Ann Ortiz, Cirila Quintero, Marcos Rodríguez, Rose Rodríguez-Rabin, Héctor Romero Lecanda, Erin Ross, Ken Rubin, Joanna Stewart, John Stockley, Socorro Tabuenca, Bob Tenequer, Elaine Thatcher, Molly Timko, Curtis Tunnell, Ethel Warrior, William Warrior
Presenters:
Charles Aguilar, Norma Cantú, Imelda Castro Santillán, David Champion, James Early, Nancy Groce, Miguel Gandert, Juanita Elizondo Garza, Trinidad Gonzales, Héctor Guillermo Guerrero Mata, Victor Manuel Hernández, Arnold Herrera, Jorge Ignacio Ibarra Ibarra, Enrique Lamadrid, Benigno Layton, Ramón de León, Mario Montaño, Genevieve Mooser, Erin Ross, Daniel Sheehy, Socorro Tabuenca, Tom Vennum
Participants:
TRADITIONAL KNOWLEDGE AND MANAGEMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

Occupational Traditions

Julius Collins, shrimper, Brownsville, Texas

Hildebrando López, metalsmith, San Isidro, Texas

Ruben Hinojosa, vaquero, leather worker, Edinburg, Texas

Juan Luis Longoria, vaquero, caporal, San Isidro, Texas

Melecio Longoria, vaquero, San Isidro, Texas

Guillermo "Willie" Mancha, Sr., barbecue cook, Eagle Pass, Texas

Guillermo "Willie" Mancha, Jr., barbecue cook, Eagle Pass, Texas

Antonio Manzanares, co-founder Ganados del Valle, sheep rancher, Los Ojos, New Mexico

Reynaldo Marrufo Franco, vaquero, Alvaro Obregón, Chihuahua, Mexico

Carlos Leonel Ornelas Miranda, vaquero, Ejido Benito Juárez, Municipio Naniquipa, Chihuahua, Mexico

Joaquin Peña, vaquero, horseshoe artisan, McAllen, Texas

Clemente Zamarripa, vaquero, horsehair braider, Santa Elena, Texas

Craft Traditions

Lorenza Márquez de Quiroz, ixtle weaver, Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico

Antonio Cortés Quiroz, ixtle weaver, hammock maker, Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico

José Isabel Quiroz, lechuguilla processor, ixtle weaver, Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico

José Isaac Quiroz, lechuguilla processor, ixtle weaver, Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico

LANDSCAPE AND CULTURAL IDENTITY

Cochiti Pueblo, New Mexico

Arnold Herrera, drum maker, drummer, silversmith, educator, Cochiti Pueblo, New Mexico

Carlos R. Herrera, drum maker, dancer, singer, Cochiti Pueblo, New Mexico

Thomas Herrera, bead worker, drum maker, dancer, singer, silversmith, bead worker, Cochiti Pueblo, New Mexico

Tim A. Herrera, drum maker, dancer, singer, costume and moccasin maker, Cochiti Pueblo, New Mexico

Mary Martin, elder, potter, dancer, Cochiti Pueblo, New Mexico

Antoinette Suina, potter, dancer, Cochiti Pueblo, New Mexico

Samuel Suina, dancer, composer, singer, Cochiti Pueblo, New Mexico

Bernalillo, New Mexico

Felipe López, santo carver, Bernalillo, New Mexico

Los Matachines de San Lorenzo, Bernalillo, New Mexico

Charles Aguilar, musician, farmer, fiesta organizer, Bernalillo, New Mexico

James Baca, matachín dancer, Bernalillo, New Mexico

Bryan Domínguez, matachín dancer, Bernalillo, New Mexico

Samantha Domínguez, matachín Malinche, Bernalillo, New Mexico

Candy López, matachín guitar player, Bernalillo, New Mexico

Gilbert Sanchez, matachín Monarca, Bernalillo, New Mexico

Rarámuri in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico

José Guadalupe A. Bautista, musician, dancer, woodcarver, bilingual teacher, runner, Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico

Lorena Cano, dancer, seamstress, Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico

José Indalecio Castillo, dancer, Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico

Raúl Cornelio, dancer, Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico

Marta Cruz Moreno, dancer, basket weaver, seamstress, Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico

Marcelina Refugia Rayo Ortiz, dancer, basket weaver, Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico

Edcouch-Elsa High School Conjunto, Texas -- Edcouch-Elsa High School Conjunto, TexasJavier del Toro, bajo sexto player, Elsa, TexasJavier González, accordion player, Elsa, TexasSelvín Guevara, bass guitar player, Elsa, TexasPaul Anthony Layton, drummer, Elsa, Texas

Los Fantasmas del Valle -- Los Fantasmas del ValleHector Barron, bass guitar player, Mercedes, TexasJulio Figueroa, bajo sexto player, Mercedes, TexasCruz Gonzalez, drummer, Mercedes, TexasRodney Rodriguez, accordion player, Rio Grande City, Texas

Los Canarios -- Los CanariosCirilo Gauna Saucedo, accordion player, string instrument maker, Santa Catarina, Nuevo León, MexicoRamón González Mandujano, accordion and bajo sexto player, Santa Catarina, Nuevo León, Mexico

Trio Tamaulipeco, Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas, Mexico -- Trio Tamaulipeco, Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas, MexicoAlvaro Cardona Pérez, accordion player, Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas, MexicoPedro Rodríguez Torres, tololoche player, Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas, MexicoConstancio Ruíz Cardona, bajo sexto player, Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas, Mexico

Los Folklóristas de Nuevo Mexico -- Los Folklóristas de Nuevo MexicoLorenzo González, guitar and requinto player, Abiquiu, New MexicoCipriano F. Vigil, violin player, composer, El Rito, New MexicoCipriano P. Vigil, Jr., guitar and requinto player, El Rito, New MexicoFelicita Vigil, guitar and requinto player, El Rito, New Mexico

LOCAL CULTURE AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

Tierra Wools, Los Ojos, New Mexico

Helen Manzanares, weaver, Los Ojos, New Mexico

Lara Manzanares, weaver, Los Ojos, New Mexico

Molly Manzanares, weaver, Los Ojos, New Mexico

Cambridge -- Maquiladora

Juan Diego Domínguez, -- maquiladora -- worker, Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico

Rita Morales Alvarez, -- maquiladora -- worker, cook, Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico

Family Enterprises

Amalia Castillo González, palmito fiber artisan, Bustamante, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

Rosa María Castillo González, palmito fiber artisan, Bustamante, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

Angela Caudillo, piñata maker, Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico

Juan Caudillo, piñata maker, Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico

Leopolda Marín Leal, -- tambora -- maker, clarinet player, Linares, Nuevo León, Mexico

Building Arts

María Jésus Jiménez, adobe builder, Presidio, Texas

Alejandro Jiménez, adobe builder, Presidio, Texas

Gerardo Luis Caballero Realivásquez, brick maker, Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico

Enrique Chávez Ramírez, brick maker, Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico

Raul Ramírez-Sandoval, brick maker, Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico

Martín Villa Guevara, stonecutter, Ojinaga, Chihuahua, Mexico

Francisco Javier Villa Reyes, stonecutter, Ojinaga, Chihuahua, Mexico

Proyecto Azteca, United Farm Workers

Maricela Castillo, house builder, San Juan, Texas

María Gómez, United Farm Workers, house builder, San Juan, Texas

Jaime Morales, house builder, San Juan, Texas

Aristeo Orta, house builder, San Juan, Texas

Juan Salinas, construction supervisor, San Juan, Texas
Collection Restrictions:
Access by appointment only. Where a listening copy or viewing copy has been created, this is indicated in the respective inventory; additional materials may be accessible with sufficient advance notice and, in some cases, payment of a processing fee. Older papers are housed at a remote location and may require a minimum of three weeks' advance notice and payment of a retrieval fee. Certain formats such as multi-track audio recordings and EIAJ-1 videoreels (1/2 inch) may not be accessible. Contact the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections at 202-633-7322 or rinzlerarchives@si.edu for additional information.
Collection Rights:
Copyright and other restrictions may apply. Generally, materials created during a Festival are covered by a release signed by each participant permitting their use for personal and educational purposes; materials created as part of the fieldwork leading to a Festival may be more restricted. We permit and encourage such personal and educational use of those materials provided digitally here, without special permissions. Use of any materials for publication, commercial use, or distribution requires a license from the Archives. Licensing fees may apply in addition to any processing fees.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 2000 Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.2000, Series 2
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Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
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Nuestra Música: Music in Latino Culture

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Introduction:
In 2004, Hispanics were the largest minority group and the fastest-growing segment of the U.S. population, having more than doubled since 1980 and accounting for half the total population growth since 2001. In the preceding decade, the highest rates of Hispanic growth had been not in California, Texas, New York, Miami, Chicago, and other long-time Latino strongholds, but in states such as Arkansas, Indiana, Michigan, North Carolina, Virginia, and Wisconsin. Hand in hand with the burgeoning Latino population came an infusion of Latino music, usually called música latina in the windows and bins of record stores or entertainment venues.

In the United States, a "parallel universe" of Latino performance exists alongside the English-dominant mainstream. The Latin music and media industries are a powerful presence in American life, and their influence is increasing. The sounds of música latina and the voices of musicians themselves help us understand the struggles, aspirations, and joys of Latinos in the process of making the United States their home.

As with other cultural minority groups in the multicultural United States, Latino communities have often used music to express themselves in the public commons - civic celebrations, ethnic festivals, cultural education programs, and political events, for example. Many kinds of music that were historically intended for private occasions - such as for social dancing or for religious devotion - take on new meaning as they are moved into the public realm in order to send a message of identity: "We are Dominican" (or Mexican, or Cuban, or Puerto Rican, and so forth). Some musical styles, forms, and repertoires have deep, "core-culture" associations and/or "stage performance value" to please broad audiences with a strong stamp of cultural identity. These become symbols, aimed either at a new, broader audience or at the same community audience but with the new purpose of defining group identity.

At the same time that forms of music (and dance) have become vehicles for creating social identity, they have also become means for creating a new sense of community. Music in any society is a social magnet, a way of bringing people together, the major attraction at a myriad of social events. But among Latinos in the United States, this role has been expanded and its importance heightened. Music has become a primary vehicle for reuniting people who share a similar background and recreating their lost sense of community - especially for a dispersed immigrant Latino community, or for a Latino minority culture living among people of other cultural backgrounds who speak languages other than Spanish.

The 2004 Festival program was a signature component of a larger Latino Music Project conceived by the Smithsonian's Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage. In 2001, the non-profit record label, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, a division of the Center, launched its Latino Music Recording Initiative, entitled Tradiciones/Traditions, to expand Latino music holdings, to publish and disseminate new recordings, and to create a Web site offering bilingual educational materials. It was planned that the Festival component of the Latino Music Project would be sustained over an unprecedented four consecutive years, with each year's program shaped by a special theme highlighting a coherent constellation of issues in Latino music and culture. The program aimed to explore the historical roots and development of Latino cultures in the United States, contemporary social issues articulated in music and dance, and the role the music industry plays in the continuity and transformation of Latino musical tradition. The 2004 program laid out those themes and previewed what would follow in subsequent years (see also the 2005 2006 and 2009 programs).

Olivia Cadaval and Daniel Sheehy were Curators, with Russell Rodríguez as Guest Co-Curator; Nilda Villalta was Program Coordinator. An Advisory Committee included: Norma E. Cantú, G. Adriana Cruz Manjarrez García, Enrique Lamadrid, Steven J. Loza, Ana María Ochoa, Olga Nájera-Ramírez, and Carolina Santamaría.

This program was generously funded by the Smithsonian Latino Initiatives Fund and the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional funding came through Anheuser-Busch, Inc., with in-kind support through Delta Air Lines. Cooperating organizations included Arts of the Americas Institute - University of New Mexico, Radio Bilingüe, Univisión, and the Smithsonian Center for Latino Initiatives.
Presenters:
Enrique "Quique" Avilés, Geaner "DJ" Bruno, David Champion, Juan Dies, James Early, Joanne Flores, José Quetzal Flores, Martha González, Nancy Groce, Scout Mahler, Michael Mason, Olga Nájera-Ramírez, Danny Román, Eileen Torres, Cynthia Vidaurri
Participants:
Performance Traditions

Music

Chanchona San Simonense -- Chanchona San SimonenseWilmer Bladimir Díaz Hernández, 1987-, tumba, San Simon, El SalvadorLuciano "Chanita" Hernández, 1972-, violin, San Simon, El SalvadorEmilio Antonio Monteagudo Luna, 1980-, vihuela guitar, San Simon, El SalvadorHernán Moreno, 1954-, bass, San Simon, El SalvadorHector Antonio Moreno Hernán, 1963-, violin, San Simon, El SalvadorJosé Lucidio Sol Hernández, 1965-, guiro, tumba, San Simon, El Salvador

Emikeké -- EmikekéFelipe García Villamil, 1931-, batá, shékere, bells, güiro, conga, lead vocals, Los Angeles, CaliforniaValeria Esteba-García, shékere, bells, clave, chorus, dance, Los Angeles, CaliforniaTomasa Esteba-García, shékere, bells, clave, chorus, danceAtoyebi Esteba-García, 1985-, batá, shékere, conga, bells, chorus, Los Angeles, CaliforniaMiguel Esteba-García, 1984-, batá, shékere, bells, dance, Los Angeles, CaliforniaAjamu Smith-García, 1978-, batá, shékere, bells, clave, chorus, Los Angeles, California

Eva Ybarra y su Conjunto -- Eva Ybarra y su ConjuntoEva Ybarra, 1945-, accordion, San Antonio, TexasMax Baca, 1967-, bajo sexto, San Antonio, TexasGloria García, 1947-, vocals, San Antonio, TexasOscar García, bass, San Antonio, TexasAaron Holler, 1985-, drums, Pontiac, Michigan

Franklyn Hernández y sus Tipican Brothers -- Franklyn Hernández y sus Tipican BrothersFranklyn Hernández, 1959-, leader, lead vocals, accordion, Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaJesús Bonilla, güiro, Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaMiguel Gelmán, saxophone, Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaNino Hernández, electric bass, Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaRafael Tineo, tambora, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Grupo Cimarrón de Colombia -- Grupo Cimarrón de ColombiaCarlos Rojas Hernández, 1954-, leader, harp, Bogotá, ColombiaYesid Benites Sarmiento, 1963-, bandola, Villavicencio, Meta, ColombiaOmar Édgar Fandiño Ramírez, 1971-, maracas, Bogotá, ColombiaWilton Ernesto Games Valcárcel, 1978-, vocals, Bogotá, ColombiaAna Veydó Ordóñez Triana, 1967-, vocals, Bogotá, ColombiaPedro Libardo Rey Rojas, 1978-, cuatro, Bogotá, ColombiaCarlos Andrés Quintero Pérez, 1975-, harp, Bogotá, ColombiaRicardo Albino Zapata Barrios, 1960-, acoustic bass, Bogotá, Colombia

José Gutiérrez y Los Hermanos Ochoa -- José Gutiérrez y Los Hermanos OchoaJosé Gutiérrez, 1942-, requinto, Veracruz, MexicoMarcos Ochoa, 1944-, jarana, Veracruz, MexicoFelipe Ochoa, 1950-, harp, Veracruz, Mexico

Lorenzo Martínez y Reflexiones -- Lorenzo Martínez y ReflexionesLorenzo Martínez, Sr., 1954-, violin, Albuquerque, New MexicoRamona Martínez, danceRoberto Martínez, Sr., 1929-, vihuela, Albuquerque, New MexicoRoberto Martínez, Jr., 1963-, guitar, Albuquerque, New MexicoRoberto "Robby" Martínez, 1945-, bass, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano -- Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati CanoNatividad "Nati" Cano, 1933-, director, vihuela, Fillmore, CaliforniaSergio Alonso, 1975-, harp, Sylmar, CaliforniaJesús Guzmán, 1964-, violin, Pico Rivera, CaliforniaIsmael Hernández, 1969-, violin, Whittier, CaliforniaPedro Hernández, 1976-, guitarrón, La Puente, CaliforniaMartín C. Padilla, 1979-, violin, San Fernando, CaliforniaArturo Palacios, 1941-, guitar, Whittier, CaliforniaJavier Rodríguez, 1969-, trumpet, Los Angeles, CaliforniaJosé M. Ramirez, West Covina, CaliforniaJimmy Kyle Cuellar, Bakersfield, California

Marimba Linda Xelajú -- Marimba Linda XelajúRoberto Girón, 1956-, marimba, Silver Spring, MarylandBeverly Girón, 1992-, marimba, Silver Spring, MarylandJennifer Girón, 1982-, marimba, Silver Spring, Maryland

Viento de Agua -- Viento de AguaHector "Tito" Matos, 1968-, director, lead singer, requinto, tumbandero, barriles de bomba,Santruce, Puerto RicoJuan Gutiérrez, 1951-, seguidor, barriles de bomba, chorus, Bronx, New YorkRoberto Cepeda, 1954-, seguidor, punteador, singer, dance, Bronx, New YorkSammy Tanco, 1941-, maracas, güiro, singer, New York, New YorkJoksan Ramos, 1970-, cuá, punteador, requinto, singer, Astoria, New York

SPECIAL CONCERT

Son de Aquí, Washington, D.C. metropolitan area -- Son de Aquí, Washington, D.C. metropolitan areaMarco Antonio Alzamora, 1970-Jhonny Miguel Ayquipa Caycho, 1981-Andy Javier Caceda Angulo, 1976-Wilfred O. Garcia Gallardo, 1967-Christian Gonzales, 1979-Marciano Gonzalez, 1953-Gustavo Joel Hurtado Hernandez, 1969-Yuan Loyola, 1979-Adrian Reyes, leader, Chantilly, VirginiaCarlos Rubio, 1974-, bongosAlberto Tirado, 1970-Julio Cesar Torrejon, 1976-

DANCE ENSEMBLES

Fraternidad Sangre Boliviana, Arlington, Virginia -- Fraternidad Sangre Boliviana, Arlington, VirginiaMelissa Almaraz, Jancaria Alvarez, Andrea Ampuero, Erick Bacarreza, Sergio Canelas, Isabel Cardenas, Adriana Carrillo, Letcia Carrillo, Ronald Choque, Vivian Gillen, Gonzalo Gutiérrez, Aurora Gutlerrez, Daniela Lameles, Nelson Lameles, Pablo Lijeron, Ariel Lisarazu, Diego Lopez, Jasmin Mendoza, Maribel Meruvia, Marcelo Molina, Marvin Monterosa, Alex Navia, Gabriela Peredo, Juan Carlos Peredo, Mauricio Peredo, Michelle Peredo, Ximena Peredo, Rosas Roger, Claudia Siles, Dante Suarez, Maria Tapia, Hector Tolentino, Ricardo Tolentino, Tatiana Tolentino, Lizeth Torrico, Mauricio Torrico, Raul Torrico, Roxana Torrico, Claudia Urrutla, Leo Vallejos, Kattya Via, Ivan Villanueva, Edward Viscarra, Enrique Viscarra

Los Tecuanes, Manassas, Virginia -- Los Tecuanes, Manassas, VirginiaAdriana Burgoa, Iliana Burgoa, Masiel Burgoa, Carlos Cordero, Julio Cordero, Sadie Cordero, Halmar Guerrero, Isaac Guerrero, Vicente Guerrero, Guadalupe Muñiz, Blanca Navarro, Luis Ramírez, Ana Reyes, Armando Reyes, Jose Luis Reyes, Lorena Reyes, Luis Reyes, Luz Rodríguez, Nil Vargas, Inés Velasco

Instrument Makers

Omar Édgar Fandiño Ramírez, 1971-, maracas, Bogotá, Colombia

Felipe García Villamil, 1931-, sacred drums and ritual objects, Los Angeles, California

Francisco González, 1953-, strings, Goleta, California

José Gutiérrez, 1942-, -- jarocho -- instruments, Veracruz, Mexico

Carlos Molina Saénz, 1961-, -- llanero -- traditional instruments, Meta, Colombia
Collection Restrictions:
Access by appointment only. Where a listening copy or viewing copy has been created, this is indicated in the respective inventory; additional materials may be accessible with sufficient advance notice and, in some cases, payment of a processing fee. Older papers are housed at a remote location and may require a minimum of three weeks' advance notice and payment of a retrieval fee. Certain formats such as multi-track audio recordings and EIAJ-1 videoreels (1/2 inch) may not be accessible. Contact the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections at 202-633-7322 or rinzlerarchives@si.edu for additional information.
Collection Rights:
Copyright and other restrictions may apply. Generally, materials created during a Festival are covered by a release signed by each participant permitting their use for personal and educational purposes; materials created as part of the fieldwork leading to a Festival may be more restricted. We permit and encourage such personal and educational use of those materials provided digitally here, without special permissions. Use of any materials for publication, commercial use, or distribution requires a license from the Archives. Licensing fees may apply in addition to any processing fees.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 2004 Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.2004, Series 3
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Oral history interview with Jesús Moroles, 2004 July 19-20

Interviewee:
Moroles, Jesús Bautista, 1950-2015  Search this
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Cordova, Cary  Search this
Subject:
Jimenez, Luis  Search this
Pfeiffer, Eckhardt.  Search this
Rückriem, Ulrich.  Search this
Legorreta Vilchis, Ricardo  Search this
Noguchi, Isamu  Search this
Saarinen, Eero  Search this
Baca, Judith Francisca  Search this
Shrader, David  Search this
Ribelin, Frank  Search this
Recuerdos Orales: Interviews of the Latino Art Community in Texas  Search this
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Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Jesús Moroles, 2004 July 19-20. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Sculptors -- Texas -- Interviews  Search this
Art -- Economic aspects  Search this
Hispanic American artists  Search this
Theme:
Latino and Latin American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13223
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)249049
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Latino and Latin American
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Archives of American Art
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Project Records, 2002-2011

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Smithsonian Institution Office of Exhibits Central  Search this
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Archives of American Art  Search this
National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.)  Search this
Smithsonian Affiliations (Program)  Search this
Smithsonian Associates  Search this
Smithsonian Center for Latino Initiatives  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Archives  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Libraries  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Secretary  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Visitor Information and Associates' Reception Center  Search this
Smithsonian Community Committee  Search this
Smithsonian Forum on Material Culture  Search this
Smithsonian Institution National Collections Program  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Architectural History and Historic Preservation  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Development  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Facilities Engineering and Operations  Search this
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2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Type:
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Collection descriptions
Compact discs
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Drawings
Color photographs
Date:
2002
2002-2011
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Project management  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 12-189
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Project Records 1995-2011 [Smithsonian Institution Office of Exhibits Central]
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Oral history interview with Liliana Wilson, 2004

Interviewee:
Wilson, Liliana, 1953-  Search this
Interviewer:
Cordova, Cary  Search this
Subject:
Pinochet Ugarte, Augusto  Search this
Treviño, Jesse  Search this
Yanez, Rene  Search this
Anzaldúa, Gloria  Search this
Perez, Cynthia  Search this
Chödrön, Pema  Search this
Agosin, Marjorie  Search this
Gonzales, Mia  Search this
Wilson, Neil  Search this
Almeida, Arturo  Search this
Navarro, Mary Margaret  Search this
Recuerdos Orales: Interviews of the Latino Art Community in Texas  Search this
Type:
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Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Liliana Wilson, 2004. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art -- Study and teaching -- Chile  Search this
Painting  Search this
Religion in art  Search this
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Theme:
Latino and Latin American  Search this
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13093
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)249046
AAA_collcode_wilson04
Theme:
Latino and Latin American
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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Oral history interview with Alberto Mijangos, 2003 Dec. 5-12

Interviewee:
Mijangos, Alberto, 1925-2007  Search this
Interviewer:
Cordova, Cary  Search this
Subject:
Rivera, Diego  Search this
Tamayo, Olga  Search this
Goitia, Francisco  Search this
Tamayo, Rufino  Search this
Orozco, José Clemente  Search this
Siqueiros, David Alfaro  Search this
Casas, Mel  Search this
Rothko, Mark  Search this
Gamboa, Raul  Search this
Sanchez, Gabriel  Search this
Recuerdos Orales: Interviews of the Latino Art Community in Texas  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Alberto Mijangos, 2003 Dec. 5-12. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Painters -- Texas -- San Antonio -- Interviews  Search this
Mexican American artists  Search this
Mexican American art  Search this
Painting -- Technique  Search this
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Theme:
Latino and Latin American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12561
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)246985
AAA_collcode_mijang03
Theme:
Latino and Latin American
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Archives of American Art
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Oral history interview with Sylvia Orozco, 2004 Jan. 26-Feb. 2

Interviewee:
Orozco, Syliva, 1954-  Search this
Interviewer:
Cordova, Cary  Search this
Subject:
Alvarez Bravo, Manuel  Search this
Barraza, Santa  Search this
Rivera, Diego  Search this
Trevino, Barbina Modesta  Search this
Dodson, Nora Gonzales  Search this
Starpattern, Rita  Search this
Pace, Linda  Search this
Cardenas, Gilberto  Search this
Fearing, Kelly  Search this
Orozco, José Clemente  Search this
Siqueiros, David Alfaro  Search this
Frary, Michael  Search this
Pulido, Piu  Search this
Coronado, Sam  Search this
League of United Chicano Artists  Search this
Mexic-Arte Museum (Austin, Tex.)  Search this
Recuerdos Orales: Interviews of the Latino Art Community in Texas  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Sylvia Orozco, 2004 Jan. 26-Feb. 2. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Mexican American artists  Search this
Curators -- Texas -- Interviews  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Chicano artists  Search this
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Latino and Latin American  Search this
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11950
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)247226
AAA_collcode_orozco04
Theme:
Latino and Latin American
Women
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Archives of American Art
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