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Reginald R. Isaacs papers, circa 1842-1991, (bulk 1883-1985)

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Series 7: Writings, 1940-1986 , undated
2 Linear feet
Boxes 3-4, 22

This series includes writings by Isaacs other than the biography of Walter Gropius, which is documented in Series 13.
The series is organized into three subseries.
  • 7.1: Lectures and Articles, circa 1940-1986
  • 7.2: Biographical Entries, undated
  • 7.3: Publications, 1944-1974
7.1: Lectures and Articles, circa 1940-1986
This subseries contains many of Isaacs's lectures and articles in draft or photocopy form.
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"Air Raid Shelters for Private Residences and Housing Projects," with Henry G. Hunt, circa 1940
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"Preliminary," for a Radio Address Given by Homer Hoyt, c. 1940
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"City Planning", circa 1940
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"Summary of Text of Preliminary Master Plan of Recreation Areas," Chicago Plan Commission, 1943
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Outline for "Areas for New Growth, Profitable Plans for New Areas, Trends in Subdivision Planning, Effects of Subdivision Planning on Real Estate, Decentralization - An Evil?," with Victor H. Bringe, 1945 October
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"Community Organization for Planning and Action", 1947
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"The Neighborhood Concept in Theory and Application," Journal of Land Economics, 1949 February
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"Public Relations for Architects," Public Relations Committee Preliminary Report on Policy and Program, American Institute of Architects, Chicago Chapter, 1949 November
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"The Rape of the Lake", 1947-1972
Oversized photograph in Box 22, Folder 2.
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"A Tribute to Louis Wirth," South Side Planning Board, Annual Meeting, Chicago, 1952
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"Administrative Aspects of Rehabilitation," Discussion, New England Conference on Neighborhood Improvement, 1954 February
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"Inter-professional Relations," Report, A.I.A. 86th Annual Convention, 1954 June
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"Planners in History", 1954 December
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"Careers in Planning," Harvard University Career Conference, 1955 March
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"Providing for Future Urban Growth," Ohio State University Conference on Slum Prevention and Neighborhood Rehabilitation, 1955 March
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"Training for the Planning Profession," University of San Juan, 1956 April
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The Core of the City: A Pilot Study of Changing Land Uses in Central Business Districts, by John Rannells, Reviewed by Isaacs, 1956
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"Obligations of Good Practice," The Standards of Professional Practice, A.I.A. Document 330, 1957 March
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"Geography and Natural Resources Administration in the United States," by Meredith F. Burrill, Reviewed by Isaacs, 1957 July
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"Observations on Being a Slave in the Market - A Report from an Ex-job Seeker," American Society of Planning Officials, comments by Isaacs, 1957 July
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"Flyspeck, U.S.A. - Portrait of a Village", 1957 December
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"Urban Sprawl - Patterns, Implications and Prospects," National Health Forum, 1958
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"Who Killed the Fallen Sparrow?," Urban Sprawl and Health, National Health Council, 1959 January
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"A Preliminary Survey of Objectives, Policies, Program and Organization," Area Planning Association, Boston, Massachusetts, 1959 February
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"Social Planning in the Community," Cambridge Community Center, 1959 May
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"Citizen Education, Organization, and Participation - A Program for Puerto Rico," American Society of Planning Officials, 1959 May
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"Estetica Del Area Metropolitana," Associacion Argentina De Planeamiento, 1959 October
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"The Real Costs of Urban Renewal", c. 1960
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"History: Its Effects on Tomorrow's Architecture," Architecture Plus for 1960, A & M College of Texas, 1960 February
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"Puerto Rico and the 'Junta,'" Draft, 1960
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"Educacion en Planificacion", 1960
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"The Role of Educational Plant Planners in Urban Renewal," Overview Magazine, with William Nash, 1961 April
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"Consideration of the Culture of Puerto Rico in Planning and Architecture", 1961 June
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"The Education of Planners and Architects", c. 1962
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"Planning the South Shore's Future, the South Shore Region, 1837-1937, the Present 1987-2087, a Retrospective and Prospective Study," with Francios Vigier, 1962 January
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"Statements for WGBH-TV," regarding planning in Metropolitan Boston, 1962 January -
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"Goals for Planning," an audit of University of Buffalo, New York, 1962 February
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"Metas Ideales Para Planeamiento", 1962 February
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"The Design of Low-rent Public Housing - A Statement for the Housing Yearbook", 1962 April
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"Goals for 2012: A Retrospective and Prospective View of the Twin Cities", 1962 April -
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"The Education of Planners - An Epilogue", 1962 April - August
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"Minneapolis Community Improvement Program - Proposed Work Program - Urban Design Studies", 1962 August - November
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"Fuera de Brasil Y Mexico...", c. 1963
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"Walter Gropius and the Form of Cities", 1963 April
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Art in Latin American Architecture, by Paul F. Damaz, reviewed by Isaacs, 1963 August
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"El Programa de Renovacion Comunal", 1964 April
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"Planning for the Future," Discussion Panel for the 9th Annual Conferma Presentation, Boston, 1964 November -
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"Human Relations", circa 1965
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"Toward a New City," Lecture at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, 1965 September
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"Gropius and the City," Lecture Introductions for the University of Washington, University of British Columbia, and University of Rhode Island, 1966 February
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"Reconnaissance" - Regarding the Establishment of a Masters in Regional Planning Program at Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, 1967 February
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"Problems & Resources of Man's Environment," Putney School Spring Conference "Man and His Environment," Putney, Vermont, 1967 April
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"Gropius y la Ciudad," Lecture for the Division de Estudios Superiores Escuela Nacional de Arquitectura, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, 1968 September
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Gropius and the City, 1969
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"Walter Gropius and the City," Lecture for Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana, 1969
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"Walter Gropius - A Tribute," with the introduction of Ise Gropius, Chicago Chapter American Institute of Architects; and "Walter Gropius, 1883-1969," Faculty of Design Meeting Minutes, Harvard University, 1969
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"National Urban Growth Policies," speech given by Luis Ferre, Governor of Puerto Rico at the National Housing Conference, 1970 February
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Gropius Y La Ciudad, 1970
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"Proposed Program for Doctor of Philosophy - Florida State University," report, 1970
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"The Common Good", 1971 January
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"Some Comments on the City and Regional Planning Program at Auburn University," with M. Ismail Serageldin, 1971 January
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"Planning for the Future", 1971
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"The Art, Education and Responsibility of Planners - A tribute to John Merriman Gaus and Howard W. Odum, Sr.," with M. Ismail Serageldin, 1971-72
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Society of American Registered Architects regrading education, 1972-1973
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The Making of Cities, by Dennis Sharp, reviewed by Isaacs and M. Ismail Serageldin, 1973
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Verhandlungen des XXXVIII. Internationalen Amerikanistenkongresses Band IV Symposium title The Process of Urbanization in America Since its Origins to the Present Time Organized by Jorge E. Erwin, Walter Palm and Richard Schaedel, Reviewed by Isaacs, 1975
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"The Bauhaus - Utopia?", circa 1975
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Laudation-Ise Gropius' 80th Birthday, 1977
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"The Urban Prospect: Future of the Small American City," Symposium, Lafayette College, Easton, Pennsylvania, 1978 February
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"Walter Gropius (1883-1969)," for MacMillan Encyclopedia, c. 1982
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"Gropius - Harvard Teacher", c. 1983
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"The Man Gropius", c. 1984
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Early Twentieth Century Sociologists as Planners: A Rare Breed? A Prelude to Research, by Thomas H. Jenkins, reviewed by Isaacs, 1984
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"Walter Gropius, Architect, Teacher, Humanist, Philosopher," Lecture for the Cambridge Historical Society, 1986
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"Civil Defense Needs in Site Selection for Hospitals," undated
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Introduction of Stuart Hughes, undated
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The Rationalization of Research on Housing and Urban Problems, by Richard Ratcliff, Reviewed by Isaacs, undated
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Lecture on Michael Reese Hospital, undated
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"Planning as a Profession - A Discussion," undated
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"Planning in Education and Practice," undated
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"Socio-Economic and Political Problems - Social Aspects of Planning," undated
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Urban design Lecture, undated
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"Urban Land: Some Proposals for Its Use," undated
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Miscellaneous Notes, undated
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Card File and Lists of Reginald Isaacs' Writings, undated
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Lists of Reginald Isaacs' Writings, undated
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Bibliography of Writings by Others, undated
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Oversized Photograph, "The Rape of the Lake", circa 1949
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7.2: Biographical Entries, undated
This subseries contains biographical entries for the following individuals: Patrick Abercrombie; Franz Adickes; Josef Albers; Alfred Arndt; Otto Bartning; Herbert Bayer; Walter Curt Behrendt; Peter Behrens; Hendrik Petrus Berlage; Max Bill; Otto Eduard Leopold Von Bismarck; Serge Ivan Chermayeff; Wells Wintemute Coates; Arthur Coleman Comey; James Bryant Conant; Lucio Costa; Jack Cotton; John Dewey; Thomas Stearns Eliot; Friedrich Engels; Lyonel Feininger; Johann Gottlieb Fichte; Philip Sargeant Florence; Fountains and Waterfeatures; Edwin Maxwell Fry; Patrick Geddes; Frederick Gibberd; Sigfried Giedion; David Gilly; Friedrich Gilly; Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe; Ise Frank Gropius; Manon Gropius; Martin Carl Philipp Gropius; Walther Gropius; George Grosz; Knut Hamsun; Gustav Hassenpflug; Werner Hebebrand; Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel; Fritz Hesse; Moses Hess; Theodor Heuss; Ludwig Hilberseimer; Paul Hindemith; William Graham Holford; Sutemi Horiguchi; Ebenezer Howard; Joseph Fairman Hudnut; Aldous Leonard Huxley; Julian Sorrell Huxley; Reginald Roderic Isaacs; Wassily Kandinsky; Immanuel Kant; Oskar Kokoschka; Ferdinand Lassalle; Le Corbusier; Karl Liebknecht; Adolf Loos; Wassili Luckhardt; Rosa Luxemburg; Fritz Mackenson; Gerhard Marcks; Sven Gottfrid Markelius; Sir John Leslie Martin; Karl Marx; Ernst May; Erich Mendelsohn; Adolf Meyer; Hannes Meyer; Laszlo Moholy-Nagy; Sir Oswald Ernald Mosley; Lewis Mumford; Hermann Muthesius; Friedrich Naumann; Ernst Neufert; Richard Joseph Neutra; Friedrich Nietzsche; Karl Ernst Osthaus; Jacobus Johannes Pieter Oud; Hans Poelzig; John Craven Pritchard; Walther Rathenau; Sir Herbert Read; James M. Richards; Henry Hobson Richardson; Philip Rosenthal; Bertrand Arthur William Russell; Hans Bernhard Scharoun; Johann Christoph Friedrich Von Schiller; Karl Friedrich Schinkel; Gottfired Semper; Jose Luis Sert; Morton Phillip Shand; Thomas Sharp; Georg Simmel; Adolf Sommerfeld; Mart Stam; Gordon Stephenson; Igor Stravinsky; Louis Henri Sullivan; Bruno Taut; Leo Tolstoy (Count Lev Nikolayevich); Ferdinand Tonnies; Sir Raymond Unwin; Henri Van De Velde; Wilhelm Von Humboldt; Martin Wagner; Richard Wagner; Max Weber; Alma Mahler Gropius Werfel; Wilhalm I (Wilhelm Friedrich Ludwig); Wilhalm II (Friedrich Wilhelm Viktor Albert); Louis Wirth; and Frank Lloyd Wright.
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Biographical Entries, Lists/Notes
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Biographical Entries, A-W
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7.3: Publications, 1944-1974
This subseries contains published copies of other published writings by Isaacs. The material generally focuses on the fields of planning and architecture, and the works and teachings of Walter Gropius. Some of the writings have been translated into Spanish and German.
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"Traffic and Residential Real Estate," Federal Home Loan Bank Review, with Victor H. Bringe, 1944
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"Planning Review of 1944," Planning and Civic Comment, with G. Holmes Perkins and Victor Bringe, vol. 11, no. 1; "Educational, Cultural, and Recreational Services," The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, vol. 242, 1945
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"Traffic and Residential Real Estate;" "City Region and Regionalism," by Robert E. Dickinson, Reviewed by Isaacs, Journal of Land Economics; "The "Neighborhood Concept," Journal of Housing, 1947-1948
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"The Neighborhood Theory," Journal of the American Institute of Planners, vol. XIV, no. 2; "The Neighborhood Concept in Theory and Application," Land Economics; Communities for Better Living, by James Dahir, and Community Organization and Planning, Arthur Hillman, Reviewed by Isaacs, Journal of Housing; Children and the City, by Olga Adams, Published by Isaacs, 1948-1952
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The Core of the City: A Pilot Study of Changing Land Uses in Central Business Districts, by John Rannells, reviewed by Isaacs, Journal of the American Statistical Association, vol. 52, no. 278; "Public Relations and Planning," Planning; "History: Effect on Tomorrow's Architecture," Architecture Plus; "Historia: su efecto sobre la arquitectura de futuro," Revista de la Facultad de Arquitectura, no. 3. Seti., 1957-1961
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"Goals for Planning," Audit, vol. II, no. 4; Consideraciones sobre la cultura de Puerto Rico en la planificacion, Ediciones Rvmbos; "La Estetica del Arte Metropolitano," Orbanismo, vol I, no. 2; "Bibliotecas y Documentacion para la planeacion," Orbanismo, vol I, no. 3, 1962
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"Factores Culturales en la planeacion," Orbanismo, vol. I, no. 4; "Metas Ideales para el Planeamiento," Revista Mexicana de Sociologia, vol. XXIV, no. 3; "La estetica del area metropolitana," Urbe, vol. 1, no. 4, 1962
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"El concepto de la Unidad Vecinal en la teoria y en la practica," Revista de la Facultad de Arquitetura Universidad de la Republica, no. 4; Art in Latin American Architecture, by Paul F. Damaz, reviewed by Isaacs, Landscape Architecture; "Metas Ideales para el Planeamiento;" "Consideracioines sobre la cultura de Puerto Rico en la planificacion,", 1963-1964
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"Metas Ideales para el Planeamiento;" "Kaduna Forum - an international forum," Architectural Association Quarterly; "Gropius and the City," Boston University Journal, vol. XVIII, no. 1, 1969-1970
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"The Art, Education and Responsibility of Planners," with M. Ismail Serageldin, The Place of Planning; Evaluation and Updating of the 1967 Study Design, Gulf Regional Planning Commission, Gulfport, Mississippi, 1971-72
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"Threshold to the Future," Profile '73; "The Making of Cities," Architectural Association Quarterly , vol. 5, no. 2; "Economic growth is just part of development," National Development/Modern Government; "Threshold to the Future," Profile '73, 1973-1977
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