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Trips, conferences and talks

Series consists of records relating to Dr. Rakoff’s trips, conferences and talks. Files primarily include the texts of Dr. Rakoff’s lectures. One file includes news coverage of the 1970 Couchiching conference on “Love and the Establishment.” Another file includes the full transcript of a debate sponsored by the residents in psychiatry at McGill University on whether or not “psychiatry is an agent of the establishment,” at which Dr. Rakoff made extensive comments during the question period. One file relates to a trip to China in 2004, and includes correspondence and background research on suicide rates in China.

U of T activities

This series contains material relating to two PhD theses Prof. York supervised during his time at the University of Toronto.

United College, Winnipeg

Prof. McNaught was appointed Assistant Professor of history in 1947 at United College (now University of Winnipeg). a college funded by the United Church of Canada. The majority of files in this series document his role in the“Harry Crowe Case” of 1958. Prof. Harry Crowe was a member of the History Department at United College and shared Prof. McNaught’s social democratic views. In April, 1958 the principal of United College, Rev. Wilfrid C. Lockhart, was anonymously sent a letter written by Prof. Crowe to Professor W.A. Packer critical of the College’s administration and the role of the ministers in public administration. Between April and September of that year, the matter escalated culminating in the firing of Prof. Crowe by the Board of Regents in July, 1958. In the fall, three members of the faculty, including Prof. McNaught, threatened to resign over the firing of Prof. Crowe. As a result, the Board accepted their letters of protest as letters of resignation. This resignation from United College led to his eventual appointment at the University of Toronto. Included are correspondence, newspaper and magazine articles, and copies of public statements and one file relating to his research on J. S. Woodsworth for his doctoral dissertation.

University Administration

This series documents Prof. Rayside’s varied administrative positions. Files contain original correspondence and e-mails, notes, reports, minutes of meetings, and in specific cases conference programs and posters.

Records for this series found in B1998-0029 document mainly conferences organized by Prof. Rayside in his capacity as a university administrator for both the Canadian Studies Committee (1982-1984) and the European Studies Committee of the International Studies Committee (1976-1985). These include: The Individual and the State (1979), Small Town in Modern Times,(1983), 1984 in Canada: Authority, Conformity and the Policing of Citizens” (1983) The Sharon Temple and the Children of Peace”(1984), and Between Ourselves: Women’s Experiences at the University of Toronto, (1985).

Records for this series found in B2008-0023 document his role on several other committees including the Women’s’ Study Committee, Committee to establish the Equity Studies Program, New College, Vice Provost, Students Advisory Search Committee (2002), Graduate Affairs Committee, as well as several smaller committees and advisory roles. There are also three files related to his position as Vice Principal of University College.

The records for this series found in B2013-0015 document Professor Rayside’s course evaluation activities, conference organizing activities, and activities he would have performed as Acting Principal and Graduate Director including dealing with a teaching assistant strike, staffing the Political Science Department, and evaluating the graduate program in Political Science. These records also document his participation in the Diversity Working Group, Teaching Load Committee, and Principal’s Search Committee, among others. There is also a large amount of material related to creating community relations newsletters for the Department of Political Science and a collection of posters documenting conferences Prof. Rayside helped organize including : The Individual and the State (1979), Small Town in Modern Times,(1983), 1984 in Canada: Authority, Conformity and the Policing of Citizens” (1983) The Sharon Temple and the Children of Peace”(1984), and Between Ourselves: Women’s Experiences at the University of Toronto, (1985).

Records in accession B2017-0024 document Professor Rayside’s on-going involvement in the Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies for the time period after he was director. Included are various committee files relating to public relations, curriculum and program development, budget and fundraising. There are several files documenting Raysides involvement in the World Pride Human Rights Conference 2014. There is also one box of records for the Department of Political Science, mainly relating to awards and scholarships.

University College

Both during and after his academic years at University College, Mr. Clement continued to be an active member, participating on various committees of the College and representing the College on U. of T. bodies. This series consists of files documenting his role as a student representative on the U.C. Council including the Programme Committee (1979-81), on the Dean's Search Committee and Review Committee, the Graduate Students' Committee and while he was a member of the University College Alumni Association. For additional information on this latter activity see Series III.

University College Alumni Association

This series consists of minutes of meetings, correspondence, and subject files relating to Mr. Clement's participation in the UC Alumni Association as a member of the executive (Vice-president, 1988-1989; President, 1989-1990) and representative on the College of Electors (from 1991). Of particular interest are records relating to the publication of A not unsightly building: University College, Toronto and Its History (1988-1989), the UC Fireball, UC Alumni Magazine and the Provostial Review Committee (1988-89)

University College Literary & Athletic Society

Tony Clement was President of the "UC Lit", the students' administrative council of University College from 1981-1982. This series contains minutes of meetings, general and subject arranged correspondence, constitution revisions, and other files relating to functions of the Council such as elections, orientation, and finances.

University College Literary and Scientific Society

In third year, Charles Levi served as the off-campus representative of the "Lit". He was also Deputy Services Commissioner for Clubs and Student Organizations and, in this capacity, acted as liaison between representiatves of college clubs and the services of the Society. During his first year of graduate studies at York University (1992-1993), he served as its Speaker.

This series contains legal documents, minutes, financial statements, drafts of reports, and campaign literature.

University Teaching Hospitals

Following his retirement from the Ministry of Health, Dr. Rhodes returned to the University of Toronto from 1977-1979 to survey the virus diagnostic services in the University Teaching Hospitals. (He also held the position of Chair, U. of T. Biosafety Committee. See Series 7). His office was located at Mount Sinai Hospital. This series contains files relating mainly to this survey as well as other related committees and include correspondence, reports, and research data.

University administration

Series consists of records relating to the general administration of the university, 1836-1923, including correspondence, reports, and the original draft of the Charter of Upper Canada Academy.

University education

This series consists of two files containing his diplomas for Bachelor of Arts (1871) and Master of Arts (1873) degrees from the University of Toronto, and essays written for courses of study in political science.

University education

Dr. Careless earned his B.A. in 1940 from the University of Toronto and his A.M. in 1941 and Ph.D. in 1950 from Harvard University. The records in this series pertain to Dr. Careless’ undergraduate and graduate education. Records consist of Dr. Careless’ undergraduate student notebook [1936?], three undergraduate history term papers (1939-1940) and his B.A. diploma (1940). Also included is his 1950 Harvard Ph. D. diploma and a draft of his doctoral dissertation, “Mid Victorian Liberalism in Canada: George Brown and the Toronto Globe, 1850-1867”.

University federation

Consists of 3 files

  1. Report to the Senate on the Federation with Trinity University: Appendices A, B & C, 1901

  2. Draft: Article of Agreement for Federation between Trinity University and the University of Toronto TSS, 1903

  3. Report of the Commission on Federation, Appendices A, B & C, 1903

University of Alberta

This series contains records relating to Professor Peers’ relationship with the University of Alberta as an alumnus and donor. Included is general information that he received from the university; endowment fund reports; files relating to specific scholarships that he funded; and a file relating to funding that he provided for the Institute for Sexual Minority Studies and Services. Files contain donor agreements between Peers and the university, thank you letters from scholarship recipients, endowment fund reports, correspondence with the university and information about the individuals that the scholarships were named after.

University of British Columbia: teaching files

In 1955 Professor Sim was hired by the University of British Columbia at “Instructor II” level, from which he was soon promoted to assistant professor. The series contains a file of course outlines, memos, and correspondence for Pharmacy 211, 312, and 413, and Pharmacology 442; lecture notes for Pharmacognosy courses 331 and 411; files on theses topics, toxicology slides that he ordered, and several photographs.

University of Cambridge and World War II

Following graduation in medicine from the University of Toronto, Dr. Solandt decided to embark on a career of clinical research in cardiology, using the Ellen Mickle Scholarship. He spent three academic terms in 1936-1937 at the University of Cambridge under the tutilege of Dr. Alan N. Drury, a distinguished researcher in the field of experimental pathology and one of Britain

University of Kansas files

Box 1: Contributors files: A-Com
Box 2: Contributors files: Com-Fu
Box 3: Contributors files: G-Ke
Box 4: Contributors files: Ke-Mo
Box 5: Contributors files: Mo-Ry
Box 6: Contributors files: S-U
Box 7: Contributors files: V-Z

University of Texas

Dr. McCulloch was Distinguished Professor, Division of Laboratory Medicine, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, University of Texas in Houston from 1991 to 1993. This series consists of correspondence, minutes of the Division of Laboratory Medicine Advisory Committee, data, manuscripts and overhead transparencies relating to the study of acute myeloblastic leukemia.

University of Toronto

Throughout his career, Prof. Conacher was active on various University administrative committees. In some cases, he was a member of the committee, in other cases he corresponded with committee members or wrote memos on behalf of both the Dept. of History and/or the Faculty Association. There are files for the following committees on which he served: Plateau committee, sub-committee on staff (1955-56), Policy and Planning committee (1961), Presidential Committee on Appointments (1964-1965), Presidential Advisory Committee on Academic Appointments and Tenure also known as the Haist Committee (1968-1971), Presidential Search Committee (1971). There are also several files on the Faculty of Arts General Committee (1970-74) as well as one file relating to a proposed restructuring of the Faculty of Arts (1976)

There are also several files on University structure including records relating to the Duff Berdalh Report (1963), general memos and correspondence (1965-69),the Committee of Concerned Faculty (1971), the Dumphy Committee for Participation of Faculty in Governance (1976), the Ad Hoc Committee on Academic Freedom (1977), the Budget Advisory Committee (1978-79), the Governing Council, Academic Affairs Committee (1980), and the Decanal Promotion Committee (1981),

He made submissions to Committee on Graduate Studies (1964-65), Placement Services 1967, MacPherson Committee (1967), Robarts Library fundraising letter (1973), review of Scarborough College (1970), the PACE Committee (1971), Library Advisory Committee (1981). There is documentation on a meeting organized by Conacher with Minister of Finance Donald Macdonald relating to university and research funding and his part in proposing an Emeritus College Retirement Complex (1983-1986).

University of Toronto

Prof. Irving joined the University of Toronto as professor of anthropology in 1968 after four years at the National Museum of Canada. The files in this series document, among others, include activities of the South West Campus Users Committee, a committee established in 1978 as a result of the report of the South-West Campus Redevelopment Task force. The Task Force reported on space needs and sharing of resources among academic units. The Department of Anthropology was one of many in the “Social Sciences” group who submitted briefs. The Task force recommended the relocation of the Department of Anthropology to Sidney Smith Hall.

There is only on file of lecture notes for ANTH 417, 418 (1973-1974).

University of Toronto

This series contains predominantly records documenting her academic activities at the University of Toronto. There is correspondence, reports, notes and plans documenting Benson's efforts, along with others, to have a women's athletic building built. The documentation dates from the 1920s through to the 1940s. There is also correspondence and notes relating to other aspects of physical education for women including a proposed affiliation with the Margaret Eaton School as well as a plan for an Ontario College of Physical Education for Women. Finally there is correspondence with colleagues and publication houses relating to the acquisition of off prints of articles as well as a few brochures on events she attended at the University.
Three items were added to this series from B2018-0019: a scrapbook mainly documenting Benson’s career, a Macleans issue from April 1915 describing the graduates of the School of Household Science and a 6oth Anniversary Program for the Faculty of House Hold Science, 1960.

University of Toronto

This series contains files relating to Prof. Munro’s administrative and academic activities in the Department of Political Economy, Department of Economics, and the Centre for Medieval Studies. Such files include among others, files on PhD comprehensive examinations (with copies from Yale University), and the Graduate programme in Economics. Also included in this series are Prof. Munro’s annual activity reports submitted to the Chair of the Department. Prof. Munro also undertook appointments to other university bodies such Users’ Committee of the Robarts Library (1974-1977), the U. of T. Research Board, Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, and various search committees. Files relating to these activities contain correspondence, minutes of meetings, reports, and notes.

University of Toronto

This series contains records relating to Professor Peers’ activities as a professor and professor emeritus, as an alumnus, and as a very generous donor to the University of Toronto and also to Queen’s University. Included is general information about his retirement, correspondence and related material regarding the Department of Political Science. There are also extensive files of correspondence, donor agreements, endowment reports, and other material regarding scholarships and fellowships that he funded in the Department of Political Science and elsewhere, and a file on the purchase of and later transfer to the University of Toronto of his condominium at 190 St. George St.

University of Toronto

Series consists of records documenting some of the committees in which Dr. Sessle served at UofT’s Faculty of Dentistry, Faculty of Medicine, and more generally within the University. These include evaluations of curriculum and program development, provostial reviews, decanal searches, faculty appointments and promotions, as well as specific funds and posts such as the L’Anson Professorship. Material includes correspondence, minutes, memoranda, notes, and reports.

University of Toronto

This Series consists of files relating to his departmental activities at the University, and to the "Values" Discussion Group of which Innis was a member.

University of Toronto

This series contains correspondence, notes, reports, relating to Ivey’s career at the University of Toronto, beginning as assistant professor of physics in 1949 through to his appointments as Principal of New College (1963-1974), Associate Chair (Undergraduate Studies) in the Department of Physics, and Vice-president Institutional relations (1980-1984). Correspondence within the Physics Department (1966-1990) is filed separately from various subject files documenting other administrative activities within the University (1955-1991). Included are files on Polyanyi Fund for science and Society (1988-1991), Joint Committee of the Toronto Board of Education and the University of Toronto, Television Committee (1955-1956), Presidential Advisory Committee on undergraduate instruction in Faculty of Arts and Science (1965), among others.

University of Toronto

This series contains mainly files documenting Prof. Wilson’s activities as teacher, administrator and consultant in the Department of Political Economy, the Institute for the Quantitative Analysis of Social and Economic Policy, later known as the Institute for Policy Analysis. These files contain correspondence, notes, minutes of meetings, reports, etc. In particular are files relating to Econometric Forecasting Programme (1973-1976), Industrial Organization program (1970-1978), and the Policy and Economic Analysis Programme (PEAP) (1978-1983).

In addition are files relating to his activities on University committees such as Presidential Advisory Committee on Disciplinary Procedures (1969-70), and Special Committee on Frozen Policies (1988-1989).

University of Toronto

This series contains general files on issues relating to the University and the Department of Physics, as well as records documenting Prof. Prentice’s administrative and teaching positions.

Files contain mainly correspondence, reports, briefs, agenda and minutes. Some of the positions documented for the Physics Department include: Implementation Committee, Commission on University Government (1969-1971), Colloquium Committee (1983-1993), SHE wins program (1985-1988), Gender Issues Committee (1991-1993), 4th year course curriculum committee (1961-1974). There are several files relating to physics curriculum and lecture assignments for the department as well as his cross-appointment at Innis College. This series includes collected documents relating to grievance cases in the Department of Physics in which Prof. Prentice took a particular interest including Dr. Stephan Salaf and Kim Yip Chun.

University of Toronto

Professor le Riche joined the University in 1957 and served as head of Department of Epidemiology and Biometrics in the School of Hygiene from 1962-1975. With the dissolution of the School of Hygiene, he became a professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine and Biostatistics in the Faculty of Medicine. He retained that status until his retirement in 1982, when he was appointed Professor Emeritus.

The records in this series document Professor le Riche’s employment at and retirement from the University, along with some of his teaching and administrative activities. The series includes, among others, files relating to teaching of tropical medicine and epidemiology, the proceedings of a review committee on community health (1979-1980), a preliminary report on epidemiology prepared by the Research Advisory Committee working group on epidemiological studies (1984), correspondence with and about Dr. Andrew Rhodes, Director of School of Hygiene (1966-69), Faculty of Medicine committees generally (1957-1961), and admission criteria for medical students. There is also a file on the W. Harding le Riche Award in Medical Research at the University of Toronto.

University of Toronto

Prof. McNaught joined the faculty of the History Department as Assistant Professor in 1959 following his resignation from United College, Winnipeg. These records date primarily from his tenure award in 1962 as Assistant Professor and full Professor in 1965, to his ongoing activity as a representative for “Retired professors” with the University of Toronto Faculty Association. The series has been divided into Subseries 1 Subject files, and Subseries 2 Letters of recommendation.

University of Toronto

This series focuses on Dr. Till’s professional duties at the University of Toronto, primarily within the Centre (later Joint Centre) for Bioethics, but also includes files on committees with which he was involved, such as the Presidential Commission on the Health Sciences (Leyerle, chair). There are also files on the Department of Medical Biophysics, the Institute of Medical Science, and the School of Graduate Studies, especially its feasibility committee on a graduate program in bioethics which Dr. Till chaired (1985-1987), and the courses that he taught.

The first files document Dr. Till’s employment at the University of Toronto, primarily from 1981 when he was appointed associate dean of Division 4, School of Graduate Studies. The files also cover his receiving tenure, his position as University Professor, and his retirement. These are followed by files on computer use, systems, and websites, about which he wrote extensively (see Series 7) from the late 1990s.

The files on the Centre for Bioethics are extensive and detailed, beginning with the recommendations in 1987-1988 of the ‘Lowy Committee’, and include, of particular significance, Dr. Till’s files on seminars held there from 1988 to 1995. The Centre evolved into the Joint Centre on Bioethics in December 1995, with Dr. Till playing a significant role in the process and subsequently as a member of its advisory committee and in the creating of new courses and seminars.

These files are followed immediately by several on the Department of Medical Biophysics and in the Institute of Medical Science. There are also files on a course leading to a BSc in radiation sciences and a medicinal chemistry course offered to pharmacy students. Most of the remaining files in this series relate to the School of Graduate Studies as described above. The courses (arranged by course number) are primarily those offered in the medical biophysics program: human genetics, radiobiology, mathematical biophysics, quantitative biology, oncology, health economics, and bioethics. They date from 1962 to 2005. The series concludes with a file on the Medical Biophysics Student Day (12 May 1995).

This series contains correspondence, memoranda, minutes, reports, and detailed (latterly typed) notes for lectures, with accompanying course outlines and related material. Except for the course material, the files largely date from 1975.

University of Toronto

At the time of his appointment as full professor in 1968, Prof. Russell was also appointed as Acting principal of Innis College. He was appointed principal in 1971 for a period of 5 years. He was also Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Political Science from 1987-1993.

Records from accession B2005-0001 in this series document these appointments. In addition to these official administrative duties, this series also documents his involvement in other campus committees such as the December Study Group, an informal association of faculty members which met to discuss ‘matters of common interest’ among which was the development of academic programs in the Faculty of Arts and Science. Its first meeting was held in December, 1965. The establishment of this group coincided with the expected growth of enrolment at the University of Toronto during next few years. Included in this file is their response to the MacPherson Committee (the Presidential Advisory Committee on Undergraduate Instruction in the Faculty of Arts and Science) in 1967. Other files include the Library Users Committee (1965), the U of T Residence Plan (1959-1961).

Records from B2017-0006 in this series further document Prof. Russell’s involvement in various UofT committees, such as the Manuscript Advisory Committee for the University of Toronto Press, the Group on Indigenous Government, and Project Planning Committee for the Senior’s Centre.

University of Toronto

Series consists of records relating to Dr. Franklin’s various activities and functions within the University of Toronto, especially as Director of Museum Studies (1987-1989) and Senior Fellow at Massey College (1989-). Records tend to reflect administrative activities, but also include some advocacy done within the university. See subseries descriptions for more information.

University of Toronto

This series consists of files on topics relating to the Department of Political Economy, Trinity College and to other academic and administrative areas and issues in the University. Includes correspondence, clippings, reports, and minutes of meetings.

University of Toronto

This small series documents Prof. French’s activities on committees mainly at UTIAS including the Admission Committee, the Curriculum Committee and the Industrial Committee. Files contain memos, minutes of meetings and notes. Also included in this series are files relating to any awards and recognitions he received from the University of Toronto and well as one file on the opening of the new wing of UTIAS in 1989. Files are arranged chronologically.

University of Toronto

This series documents Mr. Clement's activities on various University of Toronto committees during his years as an undergraduate student and Faculty of Law student and his involvement with other campus student organizations such as the U. of T. Progressive Conservatives Association, the Students' Law Society, Lawyers for fundamental freedoms, and Hart House Debates Committee.

University of Toronto

Throughout his career at the University of Toronto, Prof. Lemon held a number of administrative positions. Among the ones documented in this series are: member of the Arts and Science Interdisciplinary Curriculum Committee, member and sometimes chair of the American Studies Committee, Chair and member of the Urban Studies Programme and the Academic Affairs Committee at Innis College, member of the Canadian Studies Programme and Centre for Urban and Community Studies Review Committees and member of the Harney Professorship Committee. Files contain correspondence, memoranda, minutes and reports, and are arranged by committee more or less chronologically.

This series also includes a substantial number of files documenting Prof. Lemon's directorship of the Community Living Programme at Innis College. Records document the ongoing evolution of the programme, its goals and purpose, as well as its evaluation as an academic programme. There are files related to specific courses and workshops such as community law and community health, as well as specific projects such as the Community Practitioner in Residence Project and the Community Living Centre. There is also documentation on the 1976 Community Living Conference, sponsored by the programme.

University of Toronto

This series consists mainly of incoming and outgoing memoranda and correspondence with administrators and faculty in the Department of Zoology, Faculty of Forestry (to which he was cross-appointed in 1969). Subjects include teaching responsibilities and course development, leaves of absence for research, conference attendance, etc.

University of Toronto

During his presidency of the University of Toronto (1958-1971), Dr. Bissell was much preoccupied with issues of governance and the shift in attitudes towards and perceptions about higher education that marked the 1960s. Another preoccupation was the expansion of his university, both in its physical plant and in its academic programs.

This series begins with an examination of the issues through the development of policies by the provincial government, by the University itself and the role that an invigorated faculty played in the process, along with the attempts by the president to develop a coherent approach to issues in conjunction with other universities in the province. In so doing, he made certain he was thoroughly familiar with his own institution’s past; this is reflected in a file of excerpts from the president’s reports, beginning in 1902. He received many reports and memoranda on a broad range of issues relating to university governance in Canada, United States and Britain; a selection of these have been retained. There are also files on the provincial Advisory Committee on University Affairs, which played a major role in developing government policy; the Canadian Association of University Teachers and the Duff-Berdhal report, University government in Canada; and on the Committee of Presidents of the Universities of Ontario, which Dr. Bissell chaired and which was asked to help formulate a system of provincial priorities in higher education. Two developments in the late 1960s that arose, in part, out of these deliberations are also represented here: the Commission on University Government (CUG) which reorganized the administrative structure of the University from a bicameral to a unicameral one and which lead to the University of Toronto Act, 1971, and the Commission on Post-Secondary Education in Ontario (chaired by Douglas T. Wright) which reported in 1972. The ongoing discussion of the role of the teaching staff in university governance was the subject of the deliberations of a working group that reported its findings in January 1976.

The remainder of the series documents a number of activities and events at the University: the work of the University’s Committee on Canadian Studies (1981-1982), the Department of English’s ad hoc committee on Canadian literature (1974-1975), and honours bestowed on individuals, including a conference in honour of Hugh MacLennan (1982). Most of the files relate, however, to Massey College and to Hart House. Dr. Bissell was based at Massey after 1971 and was active on its library committee and its search committee for a master to replace Robertson Davies. The files on Hart House consist of the transcripts of a protracted interview by Ian Montagnes of Burgon Bickersteth, its second warden (1921-1947), and extracts of letters from Bickersteth to his parents between 1921 and 1946. The interview, which took place in 1962, was commissioned by the Massey Foundation, at Montagnes’ suggestion, to commit Bickersteth’s memories to permanent record. The interview and the letters formed the basis of Montagnes’ An uncommon fellowship: the story of Hart House (1969). Dr. Bissell carefully proofread the 723-page transcript.

University of Toronto

This series documents some of Prof. Israel’s activities as teacher and administrator at the University of Toronto. It includes correspondence regarding his tenure as a University of Toronto professor, especially during the period when he was vice provost (1974-1979), Director of the Graduate Centre for South Asian Studies (1981-1991), and Chairman of the Robert F. Harney Memorial Trust. Also included are files relating to the Sikh studies program, initiated after the Conference on Sikh History and Religion in the Twentieth Century (1987) organized by the Centre for South Asian Studies. According to Prof. Israel “the program became quite controversial and attracted attacks from orthodox Sikh critics both in Canada and outside”. The material on the Sikh community also includes his 1990 report prepared for the 5 Ks Interministerial Committee Government of Ontario entitled “Sikhs and their religious symbols: an Ontario perspective”.

University of Toronto

This series documents Dr. Wilson's research activities as a geophysicist at the University of Toronto, and his administrative activities, in particular, with the Institute of Earth Sciences and Erindale College, of which he was the first Principal.

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