Anna Fay Herron Bush Papers

Overview

Scope and Contents

Biographical Note

Subject Terms

Administrative Information

Detailed Description

Education Materials and Professional Correspondence

Personal Papers and Objects

Bohumir Kryl Women's Symphony Orchestra Correspondence, Ephemera, Photographs

Church Choir Library Scores and Flyers

Sheet Music Collection

Musical Instruments



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Finding Aid for Anna Fay Herron Bush Papers, 1890-1999 | The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music

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Collection Overview

Title: Anna Fay Herron Bush Papers, 1890-1999Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

ID: 12/9/158

Primary Creator: Anna Fay Herron Bush (1921-2016)

Extent: 10.25 cubic feet

Arrangement:

The materials are organized in six series: Series 1, Education Materials and Professional Correspondence, 1890-1999; Series 2, Personal Papers, 1924-1961; Series 3, Bohumir Kryl Orchestra Correspondence and Digital Photographs, ca. 1945-1947; Series 4, Church Choir Library Scores and Flyers, 1895-1996; Series 5, Sheet Music Collection, 1895-1963; and Series 6, Musical Instruments. Series 2 contains two sub-series: Sub-series 1, Personal and Family Papers and Sub-series 2, College Education Materials and Music Study Scores.

Since there was no original order for the materials, order was imposed by the archivist and became more defined as more materials were acquired. Series 1 and Series 2 are arranged chronologically, with the exception of the music study scores in Sub-Series 2, which have been arranged alphabetically by score type and title of composition. Series 3 has been arranged alphabetically by subject, person, and location. Series 4 and 5 have been arranged alphabetically by title of composition.

Date Acquired: 08/10/2017. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: Kryl, Bohumir, 1875-1961, Music - Instruction and study, Musical Instrument Makers, Music teachers

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Consists of music instrument catalogs; lists of sheet music for schools and bands; teacher's instructional notes, music programs, newsletters, and correspondence documenting Anna Fay Herron Bush's career as a public school music teacher in rural southern Illinois (ca. 1950s-1970s) and performance career as an oboist in the Kryl Women's Symphony Orchestra in 1945. Of particular interest are a series of postcards and photos describing her time spent touring with the Kryl Women's Symphony Orchestra, including postcards describing her lessons with oboist Frances Napolilli, funded by Kryl.

Biographical Note

Anna Fay Herron Bush was born in Windsor, IL on September 12, 1921. Her father and mother were both school teachers. She attended high school in Windsor, IL and graduated in 1939. She received a teaching certificate from Easter Illinois in 1946, a Bachelors of Music degree from Illinois Wesleyan University in 1947, and a Master of Science in Education (Administration) degree from Eastern Illinois University in 1971. She taught for over 33 years in grade and high schools in Clay, Jasper, Crawford and Clark Counties in Illinois. She played professionally with Bohumir Kyrl's Women's Symphony Orchestra of Chicago on the orchestra's 1945 tour. Anna Fay Herron Bush was a member of national music and education associations. As an active church choir director, she led worship activites at her local church in Oblong, Illinois as well as other church choirs near Effingham, Illinois. Anna Fay Herron Bush passed away on March 31, 2016.

Subject/Index Terms

Kryl, Bohumir, 1875-1961
Music - Instruction and study
Musical Instrument Makers
Music teachers

Administrative Information

Repository: The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music

Accruals: Additional acquisitions were made on July 24, 2018; September 1, 2018; six boxes of material on June 6, 2019; and eight boxes of material on July 22, 2019.

Acquisition Source: Sarah Randolph, Joliet, Illinois

Acquisition Method: Gift


Box and Folder Listing


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[Series 1: Education Materials and Professional Correspondence, 1890-1999],
[Series 2: Personal Papers and Objects, 1879-1993],
[Series 3: Bohumir Kryl Women's Symphony Orchestra Correspondence, Ephemera, Photographs, 1943-1947],
[Series 4: Church Choir Library Scores and Flyers, 1895-1996],
[Series 5: Sheet Music Collection, 1863-1963],
[Series 6: Musical Instruments, undated],
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Series 3: Bohumir Kryl Women's Symphony Orchestra Correspondence, Ephemera, Photographs, 1943-1947Add to your cart.
Consists of postcards addressed to her mother, advertising correspondence, programs, newsclippings, travel maps, receipts, concert ephemera, and digitized photographs documenting Herron Bush's time spent playing professionally in the Bohumir Kyrl's Women's Symphony Orchestra of Chicago and arranged chronologically.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Postcards and Photocopies of Postcards, August 28 - November 18, 1945Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Bohumir Kryl Correspondence and Programs, 1945-1947Add to your cart.
Box 14Add to your cart.
Folder 13: "From Little Bohemia Came Bohumir Kryl" by Curtis Larkin (p. 12-14, 20) The School Musician, 1945Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Kryl Women's Symphony Concert Programs, 1945Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Kryl Women's Symphony News Clippings, 1945Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Kryl Women's Symphony Travel Correspondence, 1945Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Personal Concert Programs and Religious Service Programs Collected on Tour, 1945Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Placemats, Business Cards, and Tea Bag Tags Collected on Tour, 1945Add to your cart.
Note: Folder contains an inner folder marked Folder 18B containing loose Tea Bag Tags.
Folder 19: Receipts, Budgets, and Pay Stubs, 1945Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Travel Maps with Annotations, 1945Add to your cart.
Box 15Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Kryl Women's Symphony Newspaper Articles, October 1945Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Kryl Women's Symphony Newspaper Articles, November 1945Add to your cart.
Box 16Add to your cart.
Item 1: Kryl Women's Symphony Hair Barrette, ca. 1945Add to your cart.
Box 17Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Tour Photographs - Photographs of Individual Band Members, 1945Add to your cart.
Item 1: Doris Adams (Trumpet), ca. 1940Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
back reads: "To Anna Fay - a great kid & a swell sport! In memory of our wonderful times on the tour. Deepest regard, Doris, Kryl
Item 2: Doris Adams, 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 3: Doris Adams, 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 4: Helen Apple, 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 5: Ruth Baneth (Violin), in Cincinnati, army bus in rear, 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 6: Martha Chilcote (Soprano), 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 7: Marjorie Davis (Viola), from Springfield, Ohio. Kryl bus in rear, taken at Partkersburg, W. Va., 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 8: Marjorie Davis, taken at Parkersburg, W. Va, 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 9: Marjorie Davis, 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 10: Esther Fink (Viola), from Chicago, showing army bus in rear, 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 11: Esther Fink, 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 12: Esther Fink, 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 13: Esther Fink, 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 14: Esther Fink, 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 15: Esther Fink, 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 16: Donna Frank, 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 17: Donna Frank, 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 18: Donna Frank, 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 19: Donna Frank, 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 20: Bernice Fry, I.S.N.U, Normal, IL, 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 21: Maxine Fuson (Cello), 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 22: Maxine Fuson, in front of tour bus, 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 23: Maxine Fuson, 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 24: Shirley Gloger (French Horn), from Cleveland, Ohio, 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 25: Shirley Gloger, 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 26: Shirley Gloger, 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 27: Anna Fay Herron (Oboe), 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 28: Anna Fay Herron, 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 29: Anna Fay Herron at Herman Pirchner's Alpine Village Theatre Restaurant, Cleveland, Ohio, 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 30: Marian Kienholz (Violin), 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Also played in the Hormel Girls Marching Band.
Item 31: Marian Kienholz, 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 32: Helen Isabelle Lloyd (Violin), 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 33: Elaine Lear, 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 34: Lois Jane MacLennan, 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 35: Lois Jane MacLennan, 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 36: Marjorie McClain (Viola), 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 37: Marjorie McClain, 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 38: Marjorie McClain, 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 39: Marjorie McClain, 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 40: Marjorie McClain, 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 41: Russell "Russ" Orice Pugh (Clarinet), from Waukegan, IL, 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 42: ? Reifel (Trumpet), 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 43: Ollie Rudibaugh (String Bass), from Lisbon, OH, 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 44: Ollie Rudibaugh, at the picnic down the hill, 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 45: Unidentified man, 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 46: Unidentified woman, 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 47: Unidentified woman, 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 48: Unidentified woman, 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 49: Unidentified woman, 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 50: Unidentified woman, 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 2: Tour Photographs - Images of Tour Bus and Group Photos, 1945Add to your cart.
Item 1: Doris Adam, Janet, Ollie Rudibaugh, Wanda Rudibaugh, Marjorie McClain, Linda, at Lisbon, OH, 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Digital copy only.
Item 2: Charter Bus, 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 3: Charter Bus, in Shaker Heights at Johnson's Eating Place, 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 4: Charter Bus, taken in Newark, Ohio, 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 5: Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Davis, Springfield, Ohio, ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Digital copy only.
Item 6: Maxine Fuson, Marjorie Davis, Esther Fink, Elaine Lear, and Bob Hurd, 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Digital copy only.
Item 7: Group Photo in Front of Kryl Symphony Orchestra Bus, 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Digtial copy only. Front Row: Martha Chilcote, Donna Moran, Louis Jane McLennan, Marjorie McClain, Audrey Herold, Donna Frank, Marian Keinholz, Esther Fink, Margaret Meyer, Clare Wolff, Ollie Rudibaugh, ? Riefel, Helen Apple, Ruth Baneth, Doris Adam, Shirley Gloger, Beth Bierman, Muriel Miller, Helen Isabelle Lloyd; In Bus Window: Elaine Lear, Bob Hurd, Joan Harrison
Item 8: Group Photo in Front of Kryl Symphony Orchestra Bus, 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 9: Group Photo in Front of Kryl Symphony Orchestra Bus, 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 10: Group Photo in Front of Kryl Symphony Orchestra Bus, 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 11: Group Photo in Front of Kryl Symphony Orchestra Bus, 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 12: Group Photo in Front of Kryl Symphony Orchestra Bus, 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 13: Group of Women in front of Barker Hall (Michigan City, IN), 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Digital copy only. Back row: Betty Bierman, Hazel Johnson, Ruth Baneth (Cincinnati), Donna Moran (Sioux Falls, SD), Russ Pugh (Waukegan). 2nd row: Marjorie McClain (Joliet IL), Muriel Miller (LaCrosse, WI), Joan Harrison (Peru, IN), Elaine Lear (Gallipolis, OH). Front row: Shirley Gloger (Cleveland, OH), Robert Hurd (Waukegan), Esther Funk (Chicago), Marian Kienholz (Fargo, ND)
Item 14: Group of unidentified women, walking, 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 15: Anna Fay Herron, Marjorie McClain, Marjorie Davis, and Maxine Fuson at Herman Pirchner's Alpine Village Theatre Restaurant, Cleveland, Ohio, 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 16: Anna Fay Herron, on pony at Smalley's in Greenfield, Ohio, 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Digital copy only.
Item 17: Anna Fay Herron and Unidentified Woman, walking to Kryl Bus, 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 18: Anna Fay Herron and ? Riefel, 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Digital copy only.
Item 19: Kryl Symphony Orchestra Bus, in front of houses, 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 20: Kryl Symphony Orchestra, Instrument Truck, 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Digital copy only.
Item 21: Elaine Lear (Clarinet), from Gallipolis, OH; Bob Hurd (Oboe), from Waukegan IL; and Joan Harrison (Flute), from Peru, IN, 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Digital copy only.
Item 22: Elaine Lear, Bob Hurd, and Joan Harrison, 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 23: Elaine Lear, Bob Hurd, and Joan Harrison, 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 24: Elaine Lear, Bob Hurd, and Joan Harrison, 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 25: Elaine Lear, Bob Hurd, and Joan Harrison, 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 26: Elaine Lear, Bob Hurd, and Martha Chilcote, 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 27: Helen Lloyd, in car, 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 28: Marjorie McLain, Shirley Gloger, and Donna Frank, 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 29: Marjorie McLain, Shirley Gloger, and Donna Frank, 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 30: Margaret Meyer, Clare Wolff (Harp), Esther Fink, Martha Chilcote, Bob Hurd (Oboe), Audrey Herold, and Ollie Rudibaugh, 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Digital copy only.
Item 31: Margaret Meyer, Clare Wolff, Esther Fink, Martha Chilcote, Bob Hurd, Audrey Herold, and Ollie Rudibaugh, from the windows of the Kryl Symphony Orchestra Bus, 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 32: Picnic at Zanesville, Ohio, 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Digital copy only
Item 33: Picnic at Zanesville, OH (Bohumir Kryl seated), 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Digital copy only.
Item 34: Ollie Rudibaugh and Audrey Herold (Timpani) from Hamilton, OH, 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 35: Wanda Rudibaugh, Doris Adam, Ollie Rudibaugh, and Linda, at Lisbon, OH, 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Digital copy only.
Item 36: Two unidentified women, 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 37: Unidentified Woman, Maxine Fuson, and Marjorie McClain, 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 3: Tour Photographs - Images of Places, 1945Add to your cart.
Item 1: 2nd Presby Church (Bloomington, IL), 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 2: Presser Hall, Illinois Wesleyan University (Bloomington, IL), 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 3: Presser Hall, Illinois Wesleyan University (Bloomington, IL), 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 4: S.A.I. Sorority House, (Bloomington, IL), 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 5: Ester Fink in front of Ottawa Auditorium (Ottawa, IL), 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 6: Ottawa Auditorium (Ottowa, IL), 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 7: Barker Hall (Michigan City, IN), 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 8: Henry Clay Hotel (Ashland, KY), 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 9: Henry Clay Hotel (Ashland, KY), 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 10: Fordson High School (Dearborn, MI), 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 11: Fordson High School (Dearborn, MI), 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 12: St. Charles Seminary (Carthagena, OH), 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 13: St. Charles Seminary (Carthagena, OH), 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 14: St. Charles Seminary (Carthagena, OH), 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 15: St. Charles Seminary (Carthagena, OH), 1945Add to your cart.
Item 16: St. Charles Seminary, interior (Carthegena, OH), 1945Add to your cart.
Item 17: Cleveland Art Museum (Cleveland, OH), 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 18: Cleveland Art Museum (Cleveland, OH), 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 19: Cleveland Art Museum (Cleveland, OH), 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 20: Cleveland Art Museum, from the front steps (Cleveland, OH), 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 21: Fountain in front of Cleveland Art Museum (Cleveland, OH), 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 22: Fountain in front of Cleveland Art Museum (Cleveland, OH), 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 23: Statue of The Thinker, Cleveland Art Museum (Cleveland, OH), 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 24: Statue of the Thinker, Cleveland Art Museum (Cleveland, OH), 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 25: Severance Hall (Cleveland, OH), 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 26: Severance Hall (Cleveland, OH), 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 27: Severance Hall (Cleveland, OH), 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 28: Severance Hall (Cleveland, OH), 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 29: Unidentified building near Severance Hall (Cleveland, OH), 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 30: Rockefeller Lagoon (Cleveland, OH), 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 31: Rockefeller Lagoon (Cleveland, OH), 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 32: Steamboat crash monument (Gallipolis, OH), 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 33: Near Steamboat Crash Monument (Gallipolis, OH), 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 34: Near Steamboat Crash Monument (Gallipolis, OH), 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 35: Near Steamboat Crash Monument (Gallipolis, OH), 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 36: Picnic, from a bluff (Zanesville, OH), 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 37: Hills in Southern Ohio, taken from the bus (OH), 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 38: Unidentified Building (Parkersburg, WV), 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 39: Boat on unidentified body of water, 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 40: Boat on unidentified body of water, 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 41: Boat on unidentified body of water, unidentified woman in forground, 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 42: Unidentified bridge, 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 43: Unidentified bridge, 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 44: Unidentified building, 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 45: Unidentified church, 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 46: Unidentified field and body of water, 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 47: Unidentified town, 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 48: Unidentified town, 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 49: Unidentified town, 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 50: Unidentified town, 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 51: Unidentified town, 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 52: Unidentified town, 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 53: Unidentified town, 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 4: Publicity Photographs and Head Shots, 1938-1945Add to your cart.
Item 1: Martha Chilcote (Coloratura Soprano), ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 2: Maxine Fuson (Cello), Christmas Card, ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 3: Kryl Women's Symphony Orchestra, ca. 1944Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 4: Kryl Women's Symphony Orchestra of Chicago, 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Signed "Carl B. Scheig, to a swell group of girls"
Item 5: Kryl Women's Symphony Orchestra, Carl Scheig (Guest Conductor), 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 6: Kryl Women's Symphony Orchestra, Bohumir Kryl conducting, 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 7: Kryl Women's Symphony Orchestra, Bohumir Kryl conducting, 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Signed by Bohumir Kryl
Item 8: Helen Isabelle Lloyd (Concertmistress and Violin Soloist), ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 9: Clare Wolff (Harp Soloist), 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 10: Harold Turner (Organ Soloist), 1938-1939Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Back reads: St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church organ, Missoula, MT
Item 11: Harold Turner, ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
back reads: Harold Turner, 1st Methodist Church, Vesper Sunday (organ in First Presbyterian Church, Missoula, MT. Recital being played in memorial program to Dr. Jackson, pastor of the church)

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[Series 1: Education Materials and Professional Correspondence, 1890-1999],
[Series 2: Personal Papers and Objects, 1879-1993],
[Series 3: Bohumir Kryl Women's Symphony Orchestra Correspondence, Ephemera, Photographs, 1943-1947],
[Series 4: Church Choir Library Scores and Flyers, 1895-1996],
[Series 5: Sheet Music Collection, 1863-1963],
[Series 6: Musical Instruments, undated],
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