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Adler, Dankmar, 1844-1900. Dankmar Adler Papers, 1857-1984.

Correspondence, autobiography, writings, articles, genealogy, books, clippings, photographs, and pictures relating to Dankmar Adler, Chicago architect, acoustician, and partner of Louis Sullivan in the Adler and Sullivan architectural firm. Also other family and research materials accumulated by Joan W. Saltzstein, Adler's granddaughter, for her study of Adler and his numerous architectural projects, including the Auditorium Theater, Stock Exchange Building, Garrick Theater Building, and the acoustics of Carnegie Hall.

6 linear feet (11 boxes and 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Arts
Call Number: Midwest MS Adler
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Alexander, Irene. Irene Alexander Papers, 1960-1980.

Clippings, correspondence, and other miscellaneous materials related to Irene Alexander. Alexander, a Chicago piano teacher, who was the deputy for Chicago cultural affairs under Mayor Richard M. Daley and was associated with Louis Sudler when he ran the television project "Artists' Showcase."

1.3 linear feet (1 carton)
Subjects: Arts
Call Number: Midwest MS Alexander
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Allied Arts Corp. (Chicago, Ill.). Allied Arts Corp. Records, 1930-1970.

Clippings, artist correspondence, box office records, concert programs, and photographs of the Allied Arts Corporation. Known as Zelzer Management until 1948, Allied Arts Corporation was run by Harry and Sarah Zelzer and was responsible for bringing many important musicians, dancers and other performing artists to Chicago.

25 linear feet
Subjects: Arts
Call Number: Midwest MS Allied Arts
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Anderson, Donald M. Donald M. Anderson Papers, 1941-1993.

Correspondence, writings, graphic art (some original), calligraphic broadsides, and teaching materials of Donald Myers Anderson, a leader in the post-World War II revival of calligraphy in the U.S. and a professor of art at the University of Wisconsin-Madison from 1946 to 1982 as well as the author of two influential books on design and calligraphy.

30 linear feet (41 boxes, 8 oversize boxes)
Subjects: Arts
Call Number: Wing Modern MS Anderson
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Artists Book Works (Organization). Artists Book Works Records.

Records, including information about students and instructors, financial records, exhibits, and examples of work.

24 linear feet
Subjects: Arts
Call Number: Wing Modern MS Abw
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Arts Club of Chicago. Arts Club of Chicago Records, 1892-1995.

Incorporated in 1916, the Arts Club was developed with objectives of maintaining a clubhouse in Chicago that provided galleries and exhibition facilities to foster high standards of art and develop the arts community. Records include clippings, correspondence, exhibition flyers, photographs, and other miscellaneous material relating to the Arts Club of Chicago.

98.2 linear feet (165 boxes, 16 oversize boxes, and 51 volumes)
Subjects: Arts
Call Number: Midwest MS Arts Club (formerly Ar)
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Bannon, Laura. Laura Bannon collection of illustrations for children's books, 1939-1958.

Chicago children's book illustrator and author. Original artwork for 7 books published by Houghton Mifflin, Albert Whitman & Company, etc.; included are charcoal sketches, pencil sketches, pen and ink drawings, and color illustrations.

0.5 linear feet (1 box and 1 oversize envelope)
Subjects: Arts
Call Number: Wing Modern MS Bannon
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Brickman, Morrie, 1917-1994. Morrie Brickman Cartoons, 1966-1985.

American comic artist, who created the newspaper comic strip Small Society," distributed by the King Features Syndicate, 1966-1999. The strip represented the views and reactions of ordinary people to politicians, and current political and cultural affairs. Brickman drew the cartoon without any assistance until 1986. Included are 60 original daily cartoon drawings, and 40 original Sunday strip drawings, and proofs of daily cartoons, 1966-1985, and Sunday cartoons, 1967-1983."

2.1 linear feet (3 oversize boxes)
Subjects: Arts
Call Number: Midwest MS Brickman
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Burbank, E. A. (Elbridge Ayer), 1858-1949. Elbridge Ayer Burbank Papers, 1897-1949.

About 350 letters written mainly from the Oklahoma Territory, the Southwest, and the Dakotas by Elbridge Ayer Burbank to his uncle Edward E. Ayer, together with two scrapbooks containing incoming correspondence and miscellaneous clippings. Burbank, a painter and illustrator who studied at the Art Institute of Chicago, was commissioned by Edward Ayer in 1897 to produce a series of portraits of prominent Indian Chiefs.

1.5 linear feet (4 boxes)
Subjects: Arts
Call Number: Ayer MS 120
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Chicago Dance and Music Alliance. Chicago Dance and Music Alliance Records, ca. 1981-2007.

Administrative records, publicity material, photographs, and audiovisual materials relating to the arts advocacy groups The Chicago Dance Coalition (1981-2001) and The Chicago Music Alliance (1984-2001), and their merged entity The Chicago Dance and Music Alliance (2001-). Includes planning files, reports, member information, photographs, sound recordings, and videorecordings of members’ performances, and publications of the organizations (newsletters, program guides, directories, etc.)

78 linear feet
Subjects: Arts
Call Number: Dance MS CDAMA
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Drury, John, 1898-. John Drury - Marion Neville papers, 1860-1970.

Personal and business correspondence and writings of John Drury and his wife, Marion Neville. Drury was a feature writer and reporter for the Chicago Daily News from 1926 to 1944, poet, and author of many books about Chicago; Neville was a Chicago Daily News columnist, author of children's books, and artist. Also includes Drury's work files, Neville's art and photographs, and Century of Progress memorabilia.

22 linear feet (50 boxes and 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Arts
Call Number: Midwest MS Drury (formerly Dr)
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Farnsworth, Edith. Edith Farnsworth Papers, 1900-1977.

Correspondence, memoirs, photographs, and Italian poetry translations of Edith Farnsworth, a Chicago physician and owner of a Plano, Illinois, home designed by Mies van der Rohe. Farnsworth retired to Italy in the late 1960's.

2.6 linear feet (3 boxes and 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Arts
Call Number: Midwest MS Farnsworth
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Fischetti, John R. John Fischetti Papers, 1942-1995.

1,120 original political cartoons by John Fischetti, mainly covering national and international issues, concentrated during the Nixon and Carter presidencies. Also clippings, photos and other memorabilia reflecting his life. Fischetti's cartoons appeared in the Chicago Sun, the New York Herald Tribune, the Chicago Daily News, and the Chicago Sun Times, and often highlighted political and human rights abuses.

15 linear feet (1 box and 28 oversize boxes)
Subjects: Arts
Call Number: Midwest MS Fischetti
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Gehr, Mary. Mary Gehr Papers, 1828-1997, bulk 1945-1985.

Original work, reproductions of work, correspondence and subject files of Chicago artist Mary Gehr.

12.5 linear feet (27 boxes)
Subjects: Arts
Call Number: Wing Modern MS Gehr
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Gerard, Paula, 1907-1991. Paula Gerard Renison Dance sketches, 1938-1939.

Six pencil sketches of Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo dancers drawn by artist Paula Gerard Renison during rehearsals and performances at the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago, 1938-1939.

0.9 linear feet (1 box)
Subjects: Arts
Call Number: Dance MS Renison P
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Goetz, John B., 1920-2006. John B. Goetz Papers, 1961-1992.

Correspondence and job files of Chicago book and magazine designer John B. Goetz. The largest part of the collection concerns his work on the award-winning translation of the Iliad by Richard Lattimore, illustrated by Leonard Baskin. There are also files on some of his freelance design projects.

0.4 linear feet (1 box)
Subjects: Arts
Call Number: Wing Modern MS Goetz
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Gookin, Frederick William. Gookin Family Papers, 1861-1922, bulk 1883-1921.

Family correspondence, including letters from Chicago banker, artist, calligrapher, and designer Frederick Gookin to his wife, Marie S. Gookin, 1897-1922, documenting Chicago friends, city life, and sports when marie Gookin was away, as well as Frederick Gookin's activities while on business trips to New York. Also other family letters, diaries of Mary H. Gookin and her mother Elizabeth A. Gookin, 1864-1896, including one regarding daily attendance at the World's Columbian Exposition, and drawings, sketches and finished art work created by Frederick Gookin.

4.6 linear feet (7 boxes and 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Arts
Call Number: Midwest MS Gookin
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Holme, John Francis, 1868-1904. John Francis Holme Drawings, 1901-1902.

Humorous pen-and-ink drawings of various types of people done in the style of linoleum prints for New York publisher R.H. Russell, by illustrator and printer Frank Holme, and a printed list of the officers and stockholders of the Bandar Log Press, established by Holme.

0.2 linear feet (1 box)
Subjects: Arts
Call Number: Midwest MS Holme
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Jacobsen, Jacque. Jacque Jacobsen Papers, ca. 1890s-2004.

Photographs, slides, correspondence, family papers, and printed ephemera from Jacque Jacobsen, his wife Ann Dresmal, and other family members. Jacobsen was a Chicago painter active in the 1950s who came from a theatrical family.

2 linear feet (2 record cartons)
Subjects: Arts
Call Number: Midwest MS Jacobsen
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Langley, Roy, 1909-1983. Roy Langley Papers, 1909-1981, bulk 1951-1961.

Calligrapher and artist who studied at the School of the Art Institute, and who worked an art instructor in Iowa before becoming Director of the Sioux City Art Museum. Collection includes notes, course papers, photos, correspondence, and examples of Langley's work, including book jackets, menus, brochures, and certificates.

2.5 linear feet (2 boxes, 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Arts
Call Number: Wing Modern MS Lang
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Little Room (Chicago, Ill.). Little Room Records, 1898-1931.

Early 20th century Chicago social organization of artists, writers, musicians, and architects that met weekly at the Fine Arts Club and included such individuals as George Ade, Henry Blake Fuller, Hamlin Garland, Anna Morgan, John T. McCutcheon, and Alice Gerstenberg. Includes documents concerning the organization and operation of the club, membership lists, and correspondence.

1.3 linear feet (2 boxes and 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Arts
Call Number: Midwest MS Little Room (formerly Li)
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May, Donald Richard, 1911-1993. Don May Papers, 1927-2009, bulk 1935-1982.

Commercial design work and professional papers of May, a designer and art director for several Chicago-based publications. May later moved his practice to California where he became a regional painter as well as a designer.

31 linear feet (34 boxes)
Subjects: Arts
Call Number: Wing Modern MS May
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McCormick, Chauncey, 1884-1954. Chauncey McCormick Papers, 1887-1955.

Letters, clippings, photographs, cartoons, and mementos of Chicago businessman and philanthropist Chauncey McCormick, president of the Art Institute of Chicago from 1944-1954. Correspondence concerns business, civic, philanthropic, religious, and political activities. Also contains speeches and writings, including those for the Art Institute, child welfare groups, and the Republican Party. Includes extensive material relating to McCormick's World War I service in the American Expeditionary Force in France and his direction of Polish food relief under Herbert Hoover.

6 linear feet (9 boxes, 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Arts
Call Number: Midwest MS McCormick (formerly Mc)
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McCutcheon, John T. (John Tinney) 1870-1949. John T. McCutcheon Papers, 1834-1996, bulk 1889-1950.

Political cartoonist for the Chicago Tribune, and illustrator. McCutcheon, dean of cartoonists in his time, was active in social and civic affairs, and was the Tribune's front page attraction for decades. In addition to over 500 original cartoons and drawings, and vast numbers of published newspaper cartoons in scrapbook volumes, McCutcheon's papers contain extensive correspondence, photographs, travel diaries, WWI items, and materials relating to his Caribbean island.

95 linear feet (115 boxes, 1 oversize folder, and 47 volumes)
Subjects: Arts
Call Number: Midwest MS McCutcheon (formerly McC)
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Middleton, R. Hunter (Robert Hunter), 1898-. R. Hunter Middleton Papers, 1921-1985.

The papers include a broad range of personal files of prominent Chicago type designer, lettering artist, printer and craftsman, Robert Hunter Middleton, including diaries and notebooks, original art for design works, correspondence, and personal financial records. There are also extensive files for organizations Middleton founded or led, including the Society of Typographic Arts, the Ludlow Typograph Co., Cherryburn Press, Apprentice House, the Typophiles, ATypI (Association Typographique Internationale).

39 linear feet (48 boxes, 14 record cartons, 3 oversize boxes)
Subjects: Arts
Call Number: Wing Modern MS Middleton
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Orr, Carey, 1890-. Carey Orr Political cartoons, 1915-1937.

American editorial cartoonist, who started working for the Chicago Tribune in 1917, and who was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1960. Orr's political cartoons appeared on the front page for more than forty-six years. Orr material at the Newberry includes a small collection of sixteen original political cartoons dating from his early career, concerning World War I, the Depression, crime in Chicago, and free speech.

1 linear feet (16 items in 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Arts
Call Number: Midwest MS Orr
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Palette and Chisel Club (Chicago, Ill.). Palette and Chisel Club Records, 1895-1976.

Club founded in Chicago in 1895 with the objectives of fostering growth in the visual arts, providing space for artists to work, and enriching the community through programs of art education. Founding member, Charles J. Mulligan, was an assistant to Chicago sculptor Lorado Taft who rented part of his studio to the fledgling organization. Records include exhibit registers and scrapbooks containing photographs and clippings of the Palette and Chisel Academy of Fine Arts.

3 linear feet (9 volumes)
Subjects: Arts
Call Number: Midwest MS Palette
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Pasztory, Ester. Esther Pasztory Papers, 1967-2010.

Papers of Columbia University professor of Pre-Columbian art history Esther Pasztory, mostly related to her research and academic career which focused on Teotihuacan, and Aztec and Mayan art . Includes her unpublished manuscripts, lecture transcripts and audio and video tapes, seminar syllabi and notes, correspondence, remembrances of Professors Paul Wingert, Douglas Fraser, and Gordon Ekholm, reviews of her books, lecture transcripts and audio and videotapes. Pasztory came to the United States in 1956, and there are also letters from Hungary and a memoir.

7.5 linear feet (3 boxes and 5 record cartons)
Subjects: Arts
Call Number: Ayer Modern MS Pasztory
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Renison, Paula Gerard, 1907-1991:


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Round Table (Chicago, Ill.) Round Table sketchbooks, 1931-1933.

Two manuscript sketchbooks created by artists, commentators, poets, newspapermen, and other writers who were members of a small and informal Chicago club, the Round Table, documenting the social and political climates in Chicago and the United States during the Great Depression. In addition to Renier Wyers, club members included James A. Barnes, Finney Briggs, William L. Griffin, Henry Hammer, Edmond Hayes, Eugene Murdock, Edwin Prehm, Kurt Stein, Lowell H. Truettner, and E. C. Woodward.

0.4 linear feet (1 box)
Subjects: Arts
Call Number: Midwest MS Wyers
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Rubovits, Norma, 1919-. Norma Rubovits Papers, 1966-1998.

Chicago paper marblerer who first began marbling in the mid-1960s while studying bookbinding with Chicago binder Elizabeth Kner. Rubovits was interested primarily in marbling as an art form, showcased her work in numerous exhibits. The papers consist of announcement, press releases, clippings, prospectuses, and articles relating to exhibits of her work; correspondence; materials of the history and techniques of marbling. There are also 1,600 specimen sheets of marbled paper made by Rubovits or other artists.

6.7 linear feet (12 boxes, 3 oversize boxes)
Subjects: Arts
Call Number: Wing Modern MS Rubo
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Salter, George, 1897-1967. George Salter Papers, 1919-1967.

Prominent German-American calligrapher and one of the most admired designers of book jackets in the U.S. Papers consist chiefly of art work, correspondence, contracts, and printed materials relating to design projects executed in New York. There are also: a small file of correspondence with American and German colleagues (some in German), most notably Walter Brudi, Kurt Schauer, E.F.H Schneidler, and Jeanyee Wong; drafts of articles by Salter; papers relating to curriculum at Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art; files of the Book Jacket Designers Guild which Salter founded; 184 German book jackets designed by Salter; files of articles about Salter; and letters of condolence to his widow, Agnes Salter.

68 linear feet (39 boxes and 18 oversize boxes)
Subjects: Arts
Call Number: Wing Modern MS Salt
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Simpson, George B, fl. 1867-1887. George B. Simpson Papers, 1867-1887.

Twenty letters, five clippings and one small etching retained by George B. Simpson, of Dundee, Scotland, apparently regarding art exhibitions, sales of pictures, and a stained glass restoration project.

0.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Subjects: Arts
Call Number: Midwest MS 172
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Stobie, Charles Stewart, 1845-1931. Charles S. Stobie Papers, 1866-1902.

Artist's journal, essay, photographic portrait, and letter of Charles S. Stobie, a western artist and Indian scout who was raised in Baltimore and Chicago, and eventually settled in Chicago. The journal, kept at the Ignacio Ute Agency, Oct.1900, and May-Aug., 1902, contains sketches of Ute and Navajo Indians, glossaries of Ute and Spanish words, a list of agency employees, and store accounts. The collection also contains several single drawings and an essay about the Ute scalp parade of 1866. 9 items total.

0.3 linear feet (1 box)
Subjects: Arts
Call Number: Ayer MS 834
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Storrs, Marguerite Deville Chabrol. Storrs & Deville Chabrol Family Papers, 1850-1964, bulk 1875-1945.

Letters, World War II-era memorabilia, journals, clippings, manuscripts and photographs pertaining to Marguerite Deville Chabrol Storrs (1881-1959), a successful fiction and non-fiction writer who used the pseudonym "Marc Debrol." Also included are letters and materials related to the Deville Chabrol family, including correspondence between family members present during the the Franco-Prussian War and the colonization of Algeria. Marguerite Deville Chabrol Storrs was married to John Henry Bradley Storrs (1885-1956), a Chicago-based Cubist painter and sculptor, and the collection also includes letters, documents, and photographs related to the Storrs family, as well as John and Marguerite Storrs' daughter Monique Storrs Booz, who worked as an interpreter and translator for the U. S. Army during World War II.

5.9 linear feet (11 boxes, and 3 oversize boxes)
Subjects: Arts
Call Number: Midwest MS Storrs (formerly Stj)
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Tallmadge, Abby Louise. Abby Louise Tallmadge Papers, 1860-1952.

Evanston, Illinois sister of Chicago architect Thomas Eddy Tallmadge, who spent much of her life researching and writing about Jane Austen. Abby Tallmadge's papers include correspondence from fellow Austen scholars, a few manuscript copies of her scholarly work, a family scrapbook and printed material relating to the architectural work of her brother, Thomas Eddy Tallmadge.

0.6 linear feet (2 boxes)
Subjects: Arts
Call Number: Midwest MS Tallmadge (formerly T)
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Torn, Jerry. Jerry Torn Dance Sketches and Memorabilia, 1981-1984.

Artist Jerry Torn graduated from the University of Iowa and taught at Loyola University. His collection includes graphite drawings, photographs, and audiocassette interviews with dancers Greg Begley, Randy Duncan, and Rory Foster.

2 cubic ft.
Subjects: Arts
Call Number: Dance MS Torn
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Town and Country Arts Club. Town and Country Arts Club Records, 1944-2007.

Records of the Town and Country Arts Club of Chicago, previously known as the Art Study Class and the North Shore Arts Club. Conceived in 1932 and continuing to the present, the group meets "to study the great world arts that have gone before, to assist in their preservation for future generations, and to encourage the arts of the present day." Records include president's books, minutes, reports, membership rosters and attendance records, directories, presentations, photographs, histories, and other material.

1.7 linear feet (4 boxes)
Subjects: Arts
Call Number: Midwest MS Town and Country
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Winterbotham-Shaw Family Papers, 1909-1991.

Correspondence, documents and miscellaneous items relating to the families of Rue Winterbotham Shaw and Alfred Phillips Shaw. Includes letters of Rue W. Shaw and Alfred P. Shaw to their son Joseph W. Shaw, correspondence to and from Theodora Winterbotham Brown and letters of other Winterbotham family members. Also includes genealogical material amassed by Theodora Winterbotham Brown regarding the history of the Winterbotham, Baldwin and Rosencrans families, clippings, documents, memorabilia and a few photographs.

0.8 linear feet (2 boxes)
Subjects: Arts
Call Number: Midwest MS Winterbotham-Shaw
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Woods, Frank H. (Frank Henry), 1905-1980. Frank H. Woods Papers, 1890-2000, bulk 1935-1980.

Material relating to the life and career of businessman and philanthropist Frank H. Woods, Jr., of Chicago, including family, business, personal and philanthropic-related correspondence and general files, clippings, memorabilia and photographs.

7.7 linear feet (19 boxes)
Subjects: Arts
Call Number: Midwest MS Woods F
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Wyers, Renier Otto, 1897-1950:


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