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Challinor Family Home Movies

Cinematographer:
Challinor, Joan R.  Search this
Challinor, David, 1920-2008  Search this
Extent:
1 Cubic foot (7 films, Reels AC1233-OF0001 and AC1233-OF0002 are composite reels created by the Archives Center, National Museum of American History, the former comprising "Children Summer, Fall, and Winter, 1956-1957" and "Challinor Family Home Movie, 1957" and the latter comprising "Guilford, 57-58" and "Challinor Family Home Movie, 1959", 16mm)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
16mm motion picture film
Place:
Massachusetts
White Mountain National Forest (N.H. and Me.)
Mount Snow Ski Resort
Vermont
Murten (Switzerland)
Noroton Heights (Darien, Conn.)
Switzerland
Sierra Nevada (Calif. and Nev.)
Yosemite National Park (Calif.)
Iceland
Half Dome (Calif.)
Yosemite Valley (Calif.)
Bermuda Islands
Guilford (Me.)
Maine
Norfolk (Conn.)
Guilford (Conn.)
Date:
1956-1965
Summary:
David Challinor served the Smithsonian Institution in an official capacity for 30 years, eventually becoming the assistant secretary to Sidney Dillon Ripley. Joan R. Challinor became an historian and advocate of library sciences and education. In 1956, however, they were busy with their young family. David only returned to university for graduate school in 1957, in his late 30s. They both went on to have successful careers and active family lives. This collection includes 7 home movie films that document thte Challinor family.
Scope and Contents:
The collection comprises seven silent 16mm color home movies depicting David and Joan Challinor, their four children, and other family or friends. Subject matter includes the family's home in Connecticut as well as family vacations throughout the northeastern United States and Bermuda, Switzerland, and Iceland.
Arrangement:
Collection organized into one series.

Series 1, Motion Picture Film, 1956-1965
Biographical / Historical:
David Challinor and Joan Ridder Challinor were married in 1952 and lived in Houston, Texas where David worked as a cotton broker, farmer, and then a mortgage banker. They had four children: Julia, Mary, Sarah, and David, and six grandchildren. In the late 1950s, they settled in Connecticut, where David pursued graduate studies in forest ecology at Yale University and during which time the couple made home movies.

From 1960-1964, David Challinor served as the deputy director of Yale's Peabody Museum of Natural History under Sidney Dillon Ripley, and in 1965 became the acting director after Ripley became the Smithsonian's secretary. When in 1966 Challinor received his doctorate from Yale University, Ripley recruited him to serve as the Special Assistant for Tropical Biology of the Smithsonian's Office of the Secretary. From 1967-1971 he served as the deputy director and, subsequently, the director of the Office of International Activites. He then served as Assistant Secretary for Science and Research for sixteen years before becoming the Science Advisor to the Secretary prior to his retirement in 1996 when he was named Scientist Emeritus for the National Zoological Park. He died in 2008, leaving a professional legacy of conservationism.

During Challinor's tenure as Assistant Secretary for Science and Research at the Smithsonian, Joan R. Challinor pursued graduate studies in history at American University, receiving her doctorate in 1982. Her work involved serving on numerous committees and organizations, many of which were library and education related, including the Schlesinger Library Advisory Committee and the National Commission on Libraries and Information Science. Through the 1980s and 1990s, she lectured at American University, was a research associate at the National Museum of American History, wrote numerous essays, edited two books, and even produced a documentary film about Thomas Paine. She was also the director of Knight Ridder, Inc., a print media company, from 1989 until 2001. She continues to live and work in the Washington, D.C. area.
Related Materials:
Materials at Other Organizations

The Schlesinger Library of the Radcliff Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University holds the "Papers of Joan R. Challinor, 1848, 1975-2008", which includes her correspondence, meeting and conference materials, articles, speeches, reports, photographs, and audiotapes (Accession #MC 678; T-446).

The Smithsonian Institution Archives holds numerous archival collections, including photographs, papers, files, records, and oral histories related to David Challinor.
Provenance:
The collection was donated by Joan Challinor in 2011.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research on site by appointment. Reference copies do not exist. Use of these materials requires special arrangement with Archives Center staff.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Privacy rights of filmed individuals may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Fourth of July celebrations  Search this
Hiking  Search this
Skis and skiing  Search this
Holidays  Search this
Camping -- 20th century  Search this
Biologists  Search this
Family vacations  Search this
Conservationists  Search this
Naturalists  Search this
Swimming  Search this
Christmas  Search this
Amateur films  Search this
Historians  Search this
Genre/Form:
16mm motion picture film
Citation:
Challinor Family Home Movie Collection, 1956-1965, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1233
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Challinor Family Home Movies
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1233

Yosemite trails camp and pack-train in the Yosemite region of the Sierra Nevada / by J. Smeaton Chase

Author:
Chase, J. Smeaton (Joseph Smeaton) 1864-1923  Search this
Physical description:
x, 354 pages, [15] leaves of plates illustrations, map 21 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Sierra Nevada (Calif. and Nev.)
Yosemite Valley (Calif.)
California
Yosemite Valley
United States
Sierra Nevada
Date:
1911
Call number:
F868.Y6 C43 1911
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_979992

[California--Yosemite : stereographs]

Photographer:
Laurence & Houseworth  Search this
Houseworth, Thomas  Search this
Bierstadt, Charles, 1819-1903  Search this
Ingersoll  Search this
Muybridge, Eadweard, 1830-1904  Search this
Publisher:
Laurence & Houseworth  Search this
Series Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Extent:
28 Stereographs (Silver on paper, mounted.)
Container:
Box 7
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Stereographs
Landscapes (representations)
Photographs
Place:
Yosemite Valley (Calif.)
Date:
[ca. 1870s.]
Scope and Contents:
Views of Yosemite Valley scenery, incl. 2 views by Thomas Houseworth, 3 by Charles Bierstadt, 4 by Laurence & Houseworth, 1 by Eadweard J. Muybridge (Helios), more by unident. photographers; and 3 attributed to Ingersoll.
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use on site. Photographs must be handled with white cotton gloves, unless protected by plastic sleeves.
Series Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Genre/Form:
Landscapes (representations) -- California
Photographs -- 1850-1900
Stereographs -- 1860-1900
Photographs -- 1870-1900 -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Stereographs
Series Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Series 2: Other Collection Divisions
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Series 2: Other Collection Divisions / 2.6: Stereographs / California
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s02-ref2844

Half Dome in Winter, Yosemite Valley, Calif.

Graphic artist:
Teich, Curt  Search this
Maker:
Curt Teich & Co.  Search this
Object Name:
Print
Object Type:
Halftone
Place made:
United States: Illinois, Chicago
Associated place:
United States: California
Date made:
ca 1910
ID Number:
1986.0639.0371
Accession number:
1986.0639
Catalog number:
86.0639.0371
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Work and Industry: Graphic Arts
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-657d-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_826657

Fred R. Meyer collection of lantern slides, negatives, and photographic prints

Creator:
Meyer, Fred R.  Search this
Names:
Miller, Fred E., 1868-1936  Search this
Throssel, Richard, -1933  Search this
Extent:
199 lantern slides (black and white)
381 negatives (photographic) (black and white)
6 Photographic prints
Culture:
Niitsitapii (Blackfoot/Blackfeet)  Search this
Nimi'ipuu (Nez Perce)  Search this
Pikuni Blackfeet (Piegan)  Search this
Numakiki (Mandan)  Search this
Apsáalooke (Crow/Absaroke)  Search this
Ojibwa  Search this
Ute  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Lantern slides
Negatives (photographic)
Photographic prints
Black-and-white negatives
Place:
Juneau (Alaska)
Yosemite Valley (Calif.)
Date:
1890-1915
Scope and Contents:
The Meyer collection consists primarily of lantern slide and glass plates negatives made by Meyer among the Apsáalooke (Crow/Absaroke) and Pikuni (Piegan) in Montana on the Crow and Blackfeet Reservations, perhaps in1902 and in 1904. The Apsáalooke and Pikuni lantern slides and negatives are mostly informal, outdoor portraits of men and women in traditional clothing, but they also depict camps and ceremonials and even buffalo herds. In addition, there are depictions of Ute, Niitsitapii (Blackfoot/Blackfeet), Nimi'ipuu (Nez Perce), Numakiki (Mandan), and Ojibwa individuals. He made the Numakiki photographs on the Fort Berthold Rerservation in North Dakota. The collection also contains landscape views made in Yosemite Valley, California, and British Columbia and cityscapes of Juneau, Alaska. Although Meyer likely photographed the vast majority of the items in the collection, it is unlikely that he created all of them. For example, there are many studio portraits that an amateur such as Meyer lacked the studio space, equipment, and experience to make. In addition, there is at least one glass plate negative of a Fred Miller Crow Reservation photograph and several that appear to be by Cree photographer Richard Throssel, who also made photographs on the Crow Reservation. The five prints (one of these--assigned a print number--is in fact a newspaper clipping announcing the death of Ka-Be-Na-Gway-Wence or Meet-Ka-Be-Nah-Gway) are certainly not by Meyer. Of interest here is a photograph depicting Goyathlay (Geronimo) in later life wearing traditional Chiricahua Apache clothing, including his headdress. Most of the negatives are on glass but some of them are film copies of the glass negatives and lantern slides.
Arrangement note:
Lantern slides: organized in envelopes; arranged by image number

Negatives: organized in envelopes; arranged by negative number
Biographical/Historical note:
Relatively little is known about Fred R. Meyer (1874-1939), but from his photographic record it is clear that he was an amateur photographer who traveled extensively throughout the western United States, particularly in Montana and North Dakota possibly from 1890 to 1915. A handful of his Montana photographs were given to the Buffalo Bill Historical Center by Meyer's friend William P. Sargent. Meyer's notations on the versos of these prints are dated either 1902 or 1904. According to the Historical Center's records, Meyer was a surveyor but other sources indicate that he (also) worked as a butcher. It has also been suggested that he was associated in some way (perhaps as a clerk) with the Indian agencies that served the Apsáalooke, Pikuni, and Numakiki reservations. He apparently also photographed in Pine Ridge in 1907 and collected objects in Wyoming and Montana. On January 19, 1914, he gave a lantern slide lecture at the Rochester Historical Society entitled "Indian Life and Customs in the Great Northwest," and it appears that he was either originally from or eventually settled in Rochester. In addition, in 1913 he may have corresponded with Joseph Keppler. In the letter, he thanks Keppler for a book and a gun and states that he was pleased to give Keppler the medicine teeth, some of which he also planned to give to "Mr. Pepper" (George Pepper?).
Provenance:
Gift of Mrs. Fred R. (Hattie M.) Meyer.
Restrictions:
Access is by appointment only, Monday - Thursday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment.
Rights:
Copyright: National Museum of the American Indian
Topic:
Crow Indians -- Montana -- Crow Indian Reservation -- Photographs  Search this
Piegan Indians -- Montana -- Great Blackfeet Reservation -- Photographs  Search this
Mandan Indians -- North Dakota -- Fort Berthold Indian Reservation -- Photographs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white negatives
Lantern slides
Citation:
Fred R. Meyer collection of lantern slides, negatives, and photographic prints, 1890-1915, National Museum of the American Indian Archives, Smithsonian Institution (negative, slide and catalog number).
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.032
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmai-ac-032

Random records of a lifetime, 1846-1931 [actually 1932] volume VIII, Cuba with Powell; Jamaica with Langley; Mexico with Gilbert and Dutton; California with McGee; physical anthropology, Hrdlicka, current work 1900

Title:
Random records, vol. 8
Creator:
Holmes, William Henry 1846-1933  Search this
Author:
Langley, S. P (Samuel Pierpont) 1834-1906  Search this
Powell, John Wesley 1834-1902  Search this
Gilbert, Grove Karl 1843-1918  Search this
Dutton, Clarence E (Clarence Edward) 1841-1912  Search this
Subject:
Holmes, William Henry 1846-1933  Search this
Smithsonian Institution History  Search this
Physical description:
1 volume illustrations, clippings, letters. 27 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
Cuba
Jamaica
Mexico
Date:
1897
1897-1932
Topic:
Animal flight  Search this
Flight--History  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
CT275.H75 A1 v. 8
CT275.H75 A1
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1063437
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Correspondence

Collection Creator:
La Flesche, Francis, 1857-1932  Search this
Fletcher, Alice C. (Alice Cunningham), 1838-1923  Search this
Container:
Box 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1911-1913
Scope and Contents:
Select itemized correspondence:

1911: Crayton, Genevieve F.; Jan. 8.

1911: United Verde Extension Mining Co.; Jan. 30.

1911: Willoughby, C. C.; Feb. 17.

1911: Hodge, F. W.; Oct. 14.

1911: Washington Loan and Trust Co.; Dec. 11.

1911: Copete Consolidated Copper Co.; Dec. 15.

1911: Kelsey, F. W.; Dec. 16.

1911: Copete Consolidated Copper Co.; Dec. 19.

1912: Walcott, W. D.; Apr. 23.

1912: Copete Consolidated Copper Co.; June 21.

1912: Franck, C. L. and F. L. [?]; Nov. 27.

1913: Bonnicastle, Arthur; Apr. 5.

1913: Alexander, H. B.; June 3.

1913: Barrows, Isabel; June 20.

1913: Sturge, Helen M.; July 14.

1913: Smith, Lummie; July 27.

1913: Bertha [?]; Aug. 8.

1913: Dawes, A. L.; Oct. 24.

1913: Nuttall, Zelia; Dec. 20.
Collection Restrictions:
The Alice Cunningham Fletcher and Francis La Flesche papers are open for research.

Access to the Alice Cunningham Fletcher and Francis La Flesche papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Manuscript 4558 Alice Cunningham Fletcher and Francis La Flesche papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
MS 4558 Alice Cunningham Fletcher and Francis La Flesche papers
MS 4558 Alice Cunningham Fletcher and Francis La Flesche papers / Series 1: Alice Cunningham Fletcher papers / 1.1: Incoming correspondence
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-ms4558-ref45
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"Caches or Indian acorn storehouses"

Creator:
E. & H.T. Anthony (Firm)  Search this
Physical description:
1 7 x 3.5 in. stereograph
Culture:
American Indian  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Yosemite Valley (Calif.)
Local number:
NAA INV 09832500
See more items in:
George V. Allen photograph collection of American Indians and the American frontier circa 1860-1935
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_88186
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"Caches or Indian acorn storehouses"

Creator:
E. & H.T. Anthony (Firm)  Search this
Physical description:
1 7 x 4 in. stereograph
Culture:
American Indian  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Yosemite Valley (Calif.)
Local number:
NAA INV 09895300
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George V. Allen photograph collection of American Indians and the American frontier circa 1860-1935
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_88865

"Caches or Indian acorn storehouses"

Creator:
E. & H.T. Anthony (Firm)  Search this
Physical description:
1 7 x 4 in. stereograph
Culture:
American Indian  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Yosemite Valley (Calif.)
Local number:
NAA INV 09895400
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George V. Allen photograph collection of American Indians and the American frontier circa 1860-1935
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_88866

"Paiute Indian boy"

Creator:
E. & H.T. Anthony (Firm)  Search this
Physical description:
1 7 x 4 in. stereograph
Culture:
Paiute Indians  Search this
Indians of North America Great Basin  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Yosemite Valley (Calif.)
Local number:
NAA INV 09895800
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George V. Allen photograph collection of American Indians and the American frontier circa 1860-1935
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_88870

"Paiute Indian captain"

Creator:
E. & H.T. Anthony (Firm)  Search this
Physical description:
1 7 x 4 in. stereograph
Culture:
Paiute Indians  Search this
Indians of North America Great Basin  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Yosemite Valley (Calif.)
Local number:
NAA INV 09896100
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George V. Allen photograph collection of American Indians and the American frontier circa 1860-1935
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_88873

"Caches or Indian acorn storehouses"

Creator:
E. & H.T. Anthony (Firm)  Search this
Physical description:
1 7 x 4 in. stereograph
Culture:
American Indian  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Yosemite Valley (Calif.)
Local number:
NAA INV 09955900
See more items in:
George V. Allen photograph collection of American Indians and the American frontier circa 1860-1935
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_89499

Man & Yosemite : a photographer's view of the early years / by Ted Orland

Title:
Man and Yosemite
Author:
Orland, Ted  Search this
Physical description:
95 p. : chiefly ill. ; 23 x 27 cm
Type:
Books
Pictorial works
Place:
Yosemite Valley (Calif.)
Date:
1985
[1985]
Topic:
History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_677140

Looking down Yosemite Valley : paintings by Albert Bierstadt

Title:
Paintings by Albert Bierstadt
Author:
Bierstadt, Albert 1830-1902  Search this
Elliott, Susan Sipple  Search this
Birmingham Museum of Art (Birmingham, Ala.)  Search this
Birmingham Festival of Arts (1997 : Birmingham, Ala.)  Search this
Subject:
Bierstadt, Albert 1830-1902  Search this
Physical description:
11 [1] p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
In art
Place:
Yosemite Valley (Calif.)
Date:
1997
Topic:
Landscape painting  Search this
Call number:
ND237.B585 A4 1997
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_699942

Catalogue of photographic views : illustrating the Yosemite, Mammoth Trees, Geyser Springs, and other remarkable and interesting scenery of the Far West, by Muybridge / published by Bradley & Rulofson

Title:
Muybridge's photographic views
Author:
Bradley & Rulofson (San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Muybridge, Eadweard 1830-1904  Search this
Subject:
Muybridge, Eadweard 1830-1904  Search this
Physical description:
55 p. 13 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Place:
California
West (U.S.)
Yosemite Valley (Calif.)
Date:
1873
Topic:
Stereoscopic views  Search this
Photographs  Search this
Pictorial works  Search this
Catalogs  Search this
Aerial views  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Views  Search this
Call number:
TR660.5 .B73 1873
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_517997

Constructing a national landscape : photography and tourism in nineteenth-century America / by Frank Henry Goodyear

Author:
Goodyear, Frank Henry 1967-  Search this
Subject:
Babbitt, Platt D. -1879  Search this
Watkins, Carleton E. 1829-1916  Search this
Bennett, H. H (Henry Hamilton) 1843-1908  Search this
Stoddard, Seneca Ray 1844-1917  Search this
Physical description:
xix, 437 leaves: ill
Type:
Manuscripts
Pictorial works
Place:
United States
Niagara Falls (N.Y. and Ont.)
Yosemite Valley (Calif.)
Dells of the Wisconsin (Wis.)
Adirondack Mountains (N.Y.)
Yellowstone National Park
Date:
1998
19th century
Topic:
Landscape photography--History  Search this
Tourism--History  Search this
Travelers--History  Search this
National characteristics, American--History  Search this
Call number:
TR660 .G66 1998a
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_554890

A Yosemite camping trip 1889 / Joseph N. LeConte

Author:
LeConte, Joseph N (Joseph Nisbet) 1870-1950  Search this
Bancroft Library Friends  Search this
Arion Press  Search this
Physical description:
67 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Yosemite Valley (Calif.)
Date:
1990
Topic:
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
F868.Y6 L46 1990
F868.Y6L46 1990
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_400069

Carleton E. Watkins : pioneer California photographer, 1829- 1916 : a study in the evolution of photographic style during the first decade of wet plate photography / by Nanette Margaret Sexton

Author:
Sexton, Nanette Margaret  Search this
Watkins, Carleton E. 1829-1916  Search this
Subject:
Watkins, Carleton E. 1829-1916  Search this
Physical description:
2 v. : ill. ; 29 cm
Type:
Landscapes
Pictorial works
Place:
Pacific States
Yosemite Valley (Calif.)
Date:
1990
1982
Topic:
Photography  Search this
History  Search this
Call number:
TR647.W335 S5 1982a
TR647.W335S5 1982a
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_400819

My camera in Yosemite Valley; 24 photographs and an essay on mountain photography / by Ansel Adams

Author:
Adams, Ansel 1902-1984  Search this
Subject:
Adams, Ansel 1902-1984  Search this
Physical description:
69, [1] p. 24 plates 38 cm
Type:
Books
Pictorial works
Place:
Yosemite Valley (Calif.)
Date:
1949
Call number:
TR647.A21 A1m 1949
TR647.A21A1m 1949
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_411010

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