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Lucy R. Lippard papers, 1930s-2010, bulk 1960s-1990

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2.2: Correspondence by Subject , 1950s-1990s

This series primarily documents Lippard's engagement with social and political issues and groups working for change through activism and art. While much of the content comprises printed material on issues such as artists rights, censorship, U. S. policy in Central America, conceptual art, public art, and reproductive rights, these files are interspersed with correspondence with related individuals including artists, photographic material, and some of Lippard's related notes and writings. For example, folders on conceptual art include a draft manuscript for Lippard's essay Escape Attempts. Folder headings are generally derived from those used by Lippard.
Records on Central America include material relating to the Nicaraguan Cultural Alliance. A group of folders concerning non-U.S. galleries document Lippard's interaction with artists and galleries overseas, including European and Australian galleries and the Centro de Arte y Comunicacíon in Buenos Aires where Lippard's third "numbers show" "2,972,453," was held in 1971.
Note that the 5 folders on "Jobs" relate specifically to work opportunities offered to Lippard such as speaking engagements and participation on committees, juries and panels.
Mail art folders comprise a mixture of printed material including copies of the Balloon Newspaper, and correspondence from mail art and Fluxus artists such as Fletcher Copp and Ken Friedman.
Mail art records also include the results of Ray Johnson's mailing, "Send Slips to Lucy Lippard," which Johnson apparently undertook after Lippard omitted him from her book Pop Art (1966). Following this "slip" she was the recipient of various interpretations of the word, including an actual slip to wear.
Series includes 1 recording on 1 sound cassette.
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Abstract Expressionism , 1950s-1960s
20
48
AIDS, Censorship and Exhibitions , 1989
20
49-50
All America's Dialogue , 1980s
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1-3
All America's Dialogue , 1983-1984
21
4
All America's Dialogue , 1985
21
5-6
Alternative Movements/Spaces , circa 1970s-1980s
Oversized material housed in OV 62
21
7
Alternative Movements/Spaces , 1959, 1974-1975
21
8
Alternative Movements/Spaces , 1976
21
9
Alternative Movements/Spaces , 1977
21
10
Alternative Movements/Spaces, 1978-1980
21
11
Architectural and Environmental Art , circa 1978-1980
Oversized material housed in OV 63
21
12
Art and Language , circa 1960s-circa 1980s
21
13
Art and Language , 1966-1967
21
14
Art and Language , 1968-1971
21
15
Art and Language, 1972-1976
21
16
Art and Politics , circa 1972
21
17-18
Art by Working Class , circa 1982-1985
21
19
Art Strike , 1970
21
20
Artists Rights/Artists Contracts , 1970s
Oversized material housed in Box 51 Folder 6
21
21
Australia, circa 1974-1983
Oversized material housed in OV 62
21
22-23
Black Liberation Movement , circa 1969-1971
21
24-25
Carnegie Mellon University, MFA Program, circa 1992-1993
21
26
Cartoons , circa 1976-1987
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27-28
Cartoons , 1976-1981
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29
Cartoons, 1982-1987
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30
Censorship , 1979-1988, 1966
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31
Censorship , circa 1989
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32
Censorship , 1989 April-June
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33
Censorship , 1989 July-August
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34
Censorship, 1989 September
Oversized material housed in OV 63
21
35
Censorship , 1989 October-December
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1
Censorship , circa 1990
22
2
Censorship , 1990 January-February
22
3
Censorship , 1990 March-May
22
4
Censorship , 1990 June
22
5
Censorship, 1990 July
22
6
Censorship , 1990 August-September
Oversized material housed in OV 63
22
7
Censorship , 1990 October-December
22
8
Censorship Emergency , circa 1987-1990
22
9
Center for Constitutional Rights , circa 1987-1992
22
10
Central America, circa 1984-1988
22
11
Central America , 1984
22
12
Central America , 1985
22
13
Central America , 1986
Oversized material housed in OV 63
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14
Central America, 1987-1988
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15
Central America, Printed Material , circa 1970-1989
Oversized material housed in OV 63
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16
Central America, Printed Material , 1970
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17
Central America, Printed Material , 1972
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18
Central America, Printed Material , 1973
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19
Central America, Printed Material, 1974-1979
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20
Central America, Printed Material , 1980-1981
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21
Central America, Printed Material , 1982
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22
Central America, Printed Material , 1982-1983
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23
Central America, Printed Material , 1984
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24-26
Central America, Printed Material, 1985-1988
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27
Central Europe, circa 1969-1970s
22
28
Central Europe , circa 1970
Includes photos of artwork by artists Peter Stembera and Karel Miler; oversized material housed in Box 51, Folder 6
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29
Central Europe, circa 1970
23
1
Central Europe , circa 1971-1972
23
2
Central Europe , circa 1973
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3
Central Europe , 1974
23
4-5
Central Europe, 1975-1977
23
6
Chile , circa 1973-1974
23
7-8
China , circa 1980
23
9
Color Cartoons (Jerry Kearns) , 1982-circa 1987
Oversized material housed in Box 51 Folder 6
23
10
Color Cartoons (Jerry Kearns) , circa 1987-1989
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11
Columbia, circa 1987-1988
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12
Columbus and Art Quincentennial , circa 1980s-circa 1990s
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13-15
Columbus and Art Quincentennial , circa 1989-1993
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16-17
Columbus and Art Quincentennial , 1985-1988, 1975
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18
Columbus and Art Quincentennial, 1989
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19
Columbus and Art Quincentennial , 1989-1990
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20
Columbus and Art, Quincentennial , 1990
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21-24
Columbus and Art, Quincentennial , 1991
Oversized material housed in OV 63
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25-28
Columbus and Art, Quincentennial , 1992
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29-30
Columbus and Art, Quincentennial , 1992
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1-3
Conceptual Art , circa 1969-1993
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4
Conceptual Art , 1970-1972
24
5
Conceptual Art , 1984-1990
24
6
Conceptual Art, 1991-1993
24
7
Corporations and Culture (Business and Art) , circa 1979-1986
24
8
Criticism , circa 1980-1990
24
9
Cuban Paintings Lawsuit, Ashton vs. Newcomb, 1991
24
10
Culture and Politics, General , circa 1976-1982
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11-12
Culture, Costa Rica and Honduras , circa 1983-1985
24
13
Culture, El Salvador , circa 1980-1985
24
14
Culture, Nicaragua , circa 1982-1983
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15
Culture, Nicaragua , 1983-1984
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16
Culture, Nicaragua, 1985
24
17
"Death Show," New Museum of Contemporary Art , 1991
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18
Disabled Artists , circa 1980s
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19
Disabled Artists , 1981-1988
24
20
Ecology , circa 1970
24
21
El Salvador , circa 1984
24
22
El Salvador, Benefit Exhibitions and Sales, 1990s
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23-24
Equal Rights Amendment , 1970s
24
25-26
Erotic Art , 1960s
24
27-28
Federal Bureau of Investigation, FOIA , 1981
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29
Feminism , circa 1974
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30
Films , circa 1985
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31
Films, 1986-1987
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32
Fluxus , circa 1960s-1970s
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33
Folk Art , circa 1982-1992
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34
Ford Foundation Grant Applications , 1961-1962
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35
Galleries, Argentina, 1960s-1970s
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36
Galleries, Australia, circa 1970-1974
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37
Galleries, Belgium, 1970s
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38
Galleries, Canada, 1970s-1980s
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39
Galleries, Denmark, 1974
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40
Galleries, England, 1970s
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41
Galleries, Finland, 1973
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42
Galleries, France, 1960s-1970s
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1
Galleries, Germany, 1960s-1970s
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2
Galleries, Holland, 1960s-1970s
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3
Galleries, Italy, 1960s-1970s
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4-6
Galleries, Japan, 1960s-1970s
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7
Galleries, Switzerland, 1970s
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8
Global Forum at Sundance, "Crossing Borders" , 1991
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9
Guggenheim Fellowships , circa 1980s, circa 1968
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10
Housing , circa 1960s-1970s
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11
Humor , circa 1980-1988
25
12
Jobs , circa 1986-1990
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13
Jobs , 1986-1987
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14
Jobs , 1988
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15-16
Jobs, 1989
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17
Labor and Art , circa 1979-1987
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18
Labor and Art , 1979-1982
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19
Labor and Art, 1982
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20
Labor and Art , 1983
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21
Labor and Art , 1984-1987
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22
Mail Art , circa 1960-1980
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23-24
Mail Art , 1960-1970
Oversized material housed in OV 62
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25
Mail Art , 1971
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26
Mail Art , 1972
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27
Mail Art, 1973-1974
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28
Mail Art, 1975-1980
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29
Mail Art, Northwest Mounted Valise , circa 1970s
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30
Mail Art, Northwest Mounted Valise, circa 1971-circa 1972
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31
Mail Art, Send Slips to Lucy Lippard , circa 1967-circa 1974
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1
Mail Art, Send Slips to Lucy Lippard , 1967-1969
Oversized material housed in Box 51 Folder 6
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2
Mail Art, Send Slips to Lucy Lippard , 1969
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3
Mail Art, Send Slips to Lucy Lippard , 1970-1974, 1983
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4
Media Analysis/Imagery , circa 1980s
Oversized material housed in Box 51, Folder 6
26
5
Media Analysis/Imagery , 1980-1983
26
6
Media Analysis/Imagery , 1984-1987
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7
Murals and Paintings on Doors , circa 1970s-circa 1980s
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8
Murals and Paintings on Doors , 1975-1979
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9
Murals and Paintings on Doors, 1980-1984
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10
Murals and Paintings on Doors, 1985
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11
Murals and Paintings on Doors , 1986-1992
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12
Neighborhood Museums , circa 1969-circa 1970
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13
New Zealand Artists , circa 1974
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14
Nicaragua Visit , circa 1983-circa 1984
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15
Older Artists , circa 1982-circa 1988
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16
Peace Posters , circa 1970s
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17
Politics, Miscellaneous , circa 1972-circa 1974
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18
Postcards, Center for Constitutional Rights, circa 1980s
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19
Public Art , circa 1970s-circa 1980s
Oversized material housed in OV 62
26
20-22
Public Art , 1969-1974
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23
Public Art , 1974
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24
Public Art , 1975-1976
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25
Public Art , 1976-1977
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26
Public Art, 1977
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27
Public Art , 1978
26
28-29
Public Art , circa 1979
Oversized material housed in Box 51 Folder 6
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30
Public Art , 1979
Oversized material housed in OV 62
26
31-32
Public Art , 1980
Oversized material housed in OV 62
27
1-3
Public Art , circa 1981
27
4
Public Art, 1981
27
5-8
Public Art , 1982
27
9
Public Art , 1983
Oversized material housed in OV 63
27
10
Public Art , 1984-1988
Oversized material housed in OV 63
27
11
Public Art, 1990-1994
27
12
Reproductions of Artwork , circa 1950s-circa 1970s
Oversized material housed in Box 51 Folder 6
27
13-18
Reproductive Rights , circa 1979-circa 1984
27
19
Reproductive Rights , circa 1989-circa 1991
27
20
Reproductive Rights , 1979-1980
27
21
Reproductive Rights , 1981-1984
27
22
Reproductive Rights , 1985-1991
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23
Reproductive Rights, 1992-1993
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24
Reproductive Rights, "Wake Up Little Suzie" Exhibition Comments, circa 1992
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25
Royalties for Artists , circa 1971-circa 1974
27
26
Software Exhibition at the Jewish Museum , circa 1970
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27
Style (Life) Alienation , 1970s
27
28
Union 1199 and Workers Art , circa 1970s-circa 1990s
27
29-30
Union 1199 and Workers Art, circa 1970s-circa 1990s
1 Sound cassette
Label reads "2nd Sunday Oct 9th"
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31
Union 1199 and Workers Art, circa 1976-1981
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32
Union 1199 and Workers Art , 1981
27
33
Union 1199 and Workers Art , 1982-1984
27
34
Union 1199 and Workers Art , 1990-1993
27
35
U.S. Culture and Events in Central America, circa 1982-circa 1986
Oversized material housed in OV 62
28
1
U.S. Culture and Events in Central America , 1982-1984
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2
U.S. Culture and Events in Central America , 1985-1986
28
3
Vietnam War , circa 1968-circa 1973
28
4
Vietnam War, 1968-1973
28
5
Women and Nature, circa 1966-1981
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6
World Affairs Conference, circa 1985-1987
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7-8
World Affairs Conference, 1987
28
9
Oversized Artists Rights/Contracts housed with Box 21, Folder 21
51
6
Oversized Central Europe housed with Box 22, Folder 29
51
6
Oversized Color Cartoons housed with Box 23, Folder 10
51
6
Oversized Mail Art, Send Slips to Lucy Lippard, housed with Box 26, Folder 2
51
6
Oversized Media Analysis/Imagery housed with Box 26, Folder 5
51
6
Oversized Public Art housed with Box 26, Folder 30
51
6
Oversized Reproductions of Artwork housed with Box 27, Folders 13-18
51
6
Oversized Alternative Movements/Spaces housed with Box 21, Folder 7
OV 62
Oversized Australia housed with Box 21, Folders 22-23
OV 62
Oversized Mail Art housed with Box 25, Folder 25
OV 62
Oversized Public Art housed with Box 26, Folder 20 and 31-32
OV 62
Oversized Public Art housed with Box 27, Folder 2
OV 62
Oversized U. S. Culture and Events in Central America housed with Box 28, Folder 1
OV 62
Oversized Architectural and Environmental Art housed with Box 21, Folder 12
OV 63
Oversized Censorship housed with Box 21, Folder 35 and Box 22 Folder 7
OV 63
Oversized Central America housed with Box 22, Folder 14
OV 63
Oversized Central America, Printed Material housed with Box 22, Folder 16
OV 63
Oversized Columbus and Art, Quincentennial housed with Box 23, Folder 25-28
OV 63
Oversized Public Art housed with Box 27 Folders 10-11
OV 63

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  • To request an appointment to view materials, make your selections using the checkboxes and click the "Reading Room" button. Please note, you will receive the full box.
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