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Records

Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Child Care Advisory Board  Search this
Extent:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Books
Manuscripts
Drawings
Architectural drawings
Date:
circa 1986-1988
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of the records of Gretchen Gayle Ellsworth, who served as Chairperson of the Child Care Advisory Board and was involved in early planning for what eventually became the Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center. Materials include specifications for the National Museum of American History (NMAH) child care facility; cost proposal for Architectural and Engineering Services to the Child Care Alternatives; correspondence and notes pertaining to space planning for a child care facility at NMAH; proposal for a child care center at the National Museum of Natural History; donations information; articles of incorporation; blueprints of the facility's playground; meeting minutes; and model business plans for Smithsonian Child Care Centers.
Topic:
Educational planning  Search this
Day care centers  Search this
Museums -- Educational aspects  Search this
Child care  Search this
Early childhood education  Search this
Genre/Form:
Books
Manuscripts
Drawings
Architectural drawings
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 97-164, Smithsonian Institution, Child Care Advisory Board, Records
Identifier:
Accession 97-164
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Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_collection:sova-sia-fa97-164

Model Business Plan for Smithsonian Child Care Centers, 5/27/1987

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Secretary for Research  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 3
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 88-156, Smithsonian Institution, Assistant Secretary for Research, Subject Files
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Subject Files
Subject Files / Box 2
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-fa88-156-refidd1e678

PHOTOGRAPHS, PICTURES, 1983, 1984, 1989, 1990.

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution Women's Council  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Note:
Includes photographs of Smithsonian Child Care Center opening from the Four Star Article, Winter, 1989; both color snapshots and b/w sheet photographs of the Health Fair, 1983; pictures by SIWC members, 1990.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 507, Smithsonian Institution Women's Council, Records
Identifier:
Record Unit 507, Series 5
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Records
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru0507-refidd1e1654

Folder 8 Child Care, Model Business Plan for SI Child Care Centers, May 27, 1987

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution Women's Council  Search this
Container:
Box 6 of 14
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 507, Smithsonian Institution Women's Council, Records
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Records
Records / Series 3: COMMITTEES' FILES, 1973-1992 / Box 6
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru0507-refidd1e955

Smithsonian (SI) Child Care Centers - Business Plan

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Office of the Director  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 35
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Boxes 2, 23 and 25 contain materials restricted indefinitely; see finding aid; Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 98-078, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Office of the Director, Records
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Records
Records / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-fa98-078-refidd1e266

SI child care center, 1987-1988

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center. Office of the Director  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 1
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 98-114, Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center, Office of the Director, Administrative Records
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Administrative Records
Administrative Records / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Records

Creator::
Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center  Search this
Extent:
7.5 cu. ft. (13 document boxes) (2 oversize folders)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Clippings
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1981-1994
Introduction:
These records of the Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center (SEEC), 1984-1994, Record Unit 7443, were created in its establishment and operation from 1984 to 1994. They were transferred to the Smithsonian Archives by Kathleen T. Baxter, Co-Chair of the Smithsonian Institution Women's Council Child Care Committee, Secretary of the Smithsonian Child Care Advisory Board, and President of the SEEC Board of Directors; Gretchen Gayle Ellsworth, President of the Child Care Advisory Board; Katherine Sprague (TKAC), Co-Chair of the Smithsonian Institution Women's Council Child Care Committee, Treasurer of the Child Care Advisory Board, and member of the Infant Care Task Force; and Sharon Shaffer, Director of SEEC.
Descriptive Entry:
The Records of the Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center (SEEC), Record Unit 7443, are mainly from 1987-1992, with some material from 1981-1982, 1984-1986, and 1993-1994. These records are of three women who were instrumental in the establishment of child care at the Smithsonian and of the SEEC Director's first few years. These records consist of meeting minutes, agenda, and correspondence of the Smithsonian Institution Women's Council (SIWC) Child Care Committee, the Child Care Advisory Board (CCAB), the Smithsonian Child Care Center Board of Directors, the Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center Board of Directors, the Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center Parents Association, and the Infant Task Force; proposals, architectural drawings, and correspondence dealing with the selection and preparation of sites for the National Museum of American History (NMAH) branch and the Arts & Industries Infant Care Center; personnel and financial records; records of the IBM/SEEC curriculum project; and photographs of events at the NMAH center.

For related records, consult Record Unit 310, Records of the Smithsonian Institution Women's Council, 1972-1983, and Record Unit 507, Records of the Smithsonian Institution Women's Council, 1973-1992.
Historical Note:
When the Smithsonian Institution Women's Council (SIWC) was formed in 1972, it immediately adopted as a primary goal the establishment of a child care center at the Institution. This council of Smithsonian employees, established for the purpose of conveying to the Smithsonian administration the concerns and needs of all employees but especially women, continued to work on that goal for the next fifteen years. The SIWC intensified their efforts in 1986: conducted surveys to determine the need for and support of an on-site child care center, conducted feasibility studies for the various sites proposed, and obtained the professional advice of child care consultants. In January of 1987, as a result of these efforts, John Jameson, Assistant Secretary for Administration, appointed a Smithsonian Child Care Advisory Board (CCAB). The mission of the CCAB was to investigate and report to SI management the prospective budget, policy, operations, facilities, and curriculum of a child care center at the Smithsonian. The Board originally formed three subcommittees: policy, budget, and facilities. Each subcommittee undertook an in-depth analysis of their area of responsibility and formulated a comprehensive overview of the necessary steps toward implementation. When the Advisory Board presented its business plan to the SI Management Committee in May of 1987, the Committee gave its approval to proceed in setting up a center.

Although the Smithsonian generously offered to provide start-up funds and continual rent-free space and utilities, as well as other "in-kind" services, the Board and the Smithsonian agreed that the child care center would be independently incorporated. From the beginning, the CCAB anticipated that more than one center would ultimately be formed: the first child care center would hold fifty toddlers from ages two to five, and subsequent centers would be formed as need required and means allowed. In November of 1987, the CCAB was ready to incorporate formally as the Board of Directors for the Smithsonian Child Care Center, and to look forward to the opening of the first center in the National Museum of American History, which opened on October 3, 1988. As was stipulated in the Board By-Laws and Articles of Incorporation, the founding Board of Directors was replaced shortly thereafter by an elected, parent-majority board, and a Parents Association was established as a means of providing parent input and support for the Center and its Board. On January 1, 1989, the newly formed Board changed the name of the child care center to the Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center, to more accurately reflect the unique character of the Center and its museum-based curriculum.

The Board officers at the time of incorporation were: Gretchen Gayle Ellsworth, President; Betty B. Derbyshire, Vice-President; Kathleen T. Baxter, Secretary; Katherine Sprague, Treasurer; Lauryn G. Grant, Counsel. The Board officers during the first year of operation (Fall 1988-Fall 1989) were: Kathleen T. Baxter, President; John Daniel Reaves, Vice-President and Counsel; Frances T. Jones, Secretary; Diane Homiak, Treasurer.

Since 1989, the Board of Directors has devoted itself to oversight of the operations of the center, to further development of curriculum, and to expansion into other buildings. The Board began a project in 1989 with IBM to translate, produce, and market the "Museum Magic" curriculum for computer, which was never completed. The Board has also investigated publishing the curriculum. In January 1991, the Infant Care Center opened in the Arts & Industries Building. This branch of SEEC served 25 children from three months to two years old. The planning was undertaken by an Infant Task Force, made up of members of the Board of Directors. The two branches of SEEC are governed centrally, under the same Director, Board of Directors, and Parents Association.
Restrictions:
Box 13 contains materials restricted indefinitely; see finding aid; Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Child care  Search this
Day care centers  Search this
Employer-supported day care  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Clippings
Black-and-white photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7443, Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center, Records
Identifier:
Record Unit 7443
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Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru7443

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Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Summary:
Meetings, 1987-1989: Agenda, minutes, notes, reports and other records of the meetings of the child care board, in its various incarnations: i.e. the Smithsonian Child Care Advisory Board, the Smithsonian Child Care Center Board, and the Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center Board. Also includes draft and final application forms, policy committee notes and actions, and records and proposals generated by the consultants hired by the Board during its formation: the Center for Child Care Alternatives, Inc. (CCCA).
Collection Restrictions:
Box 13 contains materials restricted indefinitely; see finding aid; Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7443, Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center, Records
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Records
Records / Series 1: RECORDS OF KATHLEEN BAXTER, 1984-1989. Arranged by subject and chronologically. / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru7443-refidd1e279

Minutes

Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Board of Regents  Search this
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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Smithsonian Child Care Center Plaque, 1988, Project 74-88-01

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Exhibits Central  Search this
Container:
Oversize
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 17-080, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Exhibits Central, Exhibition Records
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Exhibition Records
Exhibition Records / Oversize
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa17-080-refidd1e4289

Records

Creator::
Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center. Board of Directors  Search this
Extent:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Date:
1987-1999
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of the records of John D. Reaves, who served as Chairman of the Board of Directors and attorney for the Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center (SEEC). Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; license, copyright, and contract agreements; meeting agendas; budget summaries; SEEC by-laws and resolutions; articles of incorporation for a Smithsonian child care center; fundraising committee information; reports; and related material.
Topic:
Early childhood education  Search this
Museums -- Educational aspects  Search this
Educational planning  Search this
Intellectual property  Search this
License agreements  Search this
Copyright  Search this
Legal opinions  Search this
Committees  Search this
Law  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 16-264, Records
Identifier:
Accession 16-264
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Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa16-264

Negative Log Book Number 19, (88-15271 to 89-23594)

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Archives Smithsonian Photographic Services  Search this
Physical description:
Ink on paper
Type:
Logs (records)
Collection descriptions
Date:
1988
1988-1989
Topic:
Photography--History  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 10-001 [SIA_10-001_NLB19]
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by the Smithsonian Institution Archives. Contact SIA Reference Staff for further information (email photos@si.edu)
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_367116
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Negative Log Book Number 20, (90-1 to 91-22194)

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Archives Smithsonian Photographic Services  Search this
Physical description:
Ink on paper
Type:
Logs (records)
Collection descriptions
Date:
1990
1990-1991
Topic:
Photography--History  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 10-001 [SIA_10-001_NLB20]
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by the Smithsonian Institution Archives. Contact SIA Reference Staff for further information (email photos@si.edu)
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_367118
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Administrative Records, 1973-1978

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Under Secretary  Search this
Subject:
Smithsonian Child Care Center Child Care Project  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Museum Support Center  Search this
Physical description:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Date:
1973
1973-1978
Topic:
Automobile parking  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Museums--Administration  Search this
Television  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 81-057
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Administrative Records 1958-2000 [Smithsonian Institution Office of the Under Secretary]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_255879

Child Care Center Advisory Board Established

Subject:
Jameson, John F III  Search this
Smithsonian Child Care Center Advisory Board  Search this
Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center (SEEC)  Search this
Date:
April 14, 1987
Topic:
Child care  Search this
Children  Search this
New Programs  Search this
Education, Preschool  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_2046

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