Louise Willson Worthington papers and photographs,

Abstract

The Louise Willson Worthington papers and photographs document Ms. Worthington's time in Germany during the 1930s focusing on her research in education.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Louise Willson Worthington papers and photographs,
Creator
Worthington, Louise Willson
Extent
0.9 cubic feet (4 boxes)
Subjects
Worthington, Louise Willson, 1902-1993.
University of Kentucky.
Germany.
Lexington (Ky.)
Education -- Germany.
National socialism -- Germany.
Finding Aid Author
Processed by Becky Eaton in 2000 and rearranged by Alice Wasielewski in December 2006 under the supervision of Deirdre Scaggs, University Archivist.; machine-readable finding aid created by Encoded by
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Louise Willson Worthington was born on August 16, 1902 in Marianna, Arkansas. She received her A.B. from Arkansas State Teacher's College in 1930 and her M.A. from Columbia. She taught 3rd grade at the University School of the University of Kentucky beginning in 1930. In 1932 she was appointed supervisor of the training school of UK. In order to study the German school system, she spent the summer of 1933 in Berlin, where she observed the influence of Nazism on German elementary school students. Ms. Worthington published "A Year with a Third Grade of the University School" about her experiences teaching children at UK in the Bulletin of the Bureau of School Service in March 1940. In 1948 she was elected president of the Association of Student Teaching, and from 1950 to 1965 she began worked for Ginn and Company Educational Publishers before returning to Lexington in 1965. From 1965 to 1970 she taught at UK's College of Education. In recognition of her outstanding work in education, she received a lifetime achievement award from the MEDCO Nursing Center in Elizabethtown, Kentucky.
Scope and Content
The Louise Willson Worthington papers and photographs document Ms. Worthington's time in Germany during the 1930s. There are journals and correspondence from this time, as well as letters from Germany written just after World War II. There are also drawings by German schoolchildren, some of which contain pro-Nazi material. The collection also contains postcards, brochures, maps, and photographic prints of Ms. Worthington's time in Germany. Many of the prints have corresponding negatives, which are referenced in the inventory and housed separately. Photographic descriptions were found on the verso of many photographs and are noted with quotation marks. The collection includes a copy of "A Year with a Third Grade of the University School" from the Bulletin of the Bureau of School Service, as well as other typed manuscripts of Ms. Worthington's writing. There is a complete photocopy of a scrapbook of her life and career through 1992.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open to researchers by appointment.

Contents of the Collection

I. Papers, 1930s-1949

Correspondence - mainly letters to her family about her life in Germany, also correspondence to her from German teachers, , 1933, 1943-1949

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Correspondence from Germany, , 1933-1935

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Correspondence in response to the receipt of "A Year with the Third Grade", , 1940-1941

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Correspondence - letters from Germany, many thanking her for sending clothing, , 1949

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Scrapbook - photocopy of scrapbook "Louise, Ninety Years of Career Memories" documenting her career, , 1902-1992

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Typed manuscript - "Materials for Children Berlin Residence Study June 1933 to Sept. 1933", , 1933

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Reprint of "New Teacher Training Work in Germany" by Carl Schietzel and Typed manuscript - "The Curriculum in German Elementary Schools Berlin Residence Study Summer 1933" , , 1931, 1933

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Typed Manuscript - "University School Summary of Year's Work Grade III 1938-1939", , 1938-1939

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Mimeographed booklet - "Our Town Crier" about Third Grade of the University School, , undated

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Published material - "A Year with a Third Grade of the University School" in Bulletin of the Bureau of School Service, Vol. 12, no. 3, , 1940

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Published material - "Berlin Research Group German Elementary Schools" Pamphlets and publications about Germany, maps, one handwritten schedule for schoolchildren, , 1933

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Paintings - by German children. Some feature Nazi themes, , 1933

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Handwritten journal, , July 1933-August 1933

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Handwritten journal, , July 30, 1933-August 24, 1933

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Maps of Germany, The Rhine, Hamburg, Europe, , 1933, 1972

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Map of Munich "Stadtplan von Munchen", , undated

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Guidebook for Berlin, , 1931

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Passes - Immigration papers for Germany, includes passport photographs, , June 1933-August 1933

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Mass-produced picture of the Black Forest (Schwarzwald), , 1932

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Envelopes for negatives in box 4, , 1933

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Columbia University Bulletin of Information Summer Session, , 1935

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Envelopes - originally contained postcards. Some have writing, , 1933

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Postcards, , 1933

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II. Photographs, , 1933

Group of 5 people, includes Louise Willson Worthington, , 1933

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Berlin Street "Judenhof in alt Berlin. Jews were locked in at night during the Middle Ages and not allowed on the streets. This lasted in some places as late as the nineteenth century" (negative and print), , 1933

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Two children "Rudolph and Gertrude Schulte", , 1933

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Buildings on a street "Bad Kosen" (negative and print), , 1933

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Street with three people. Sign says Feinbackerei Konditorei "Bad Kosen" (negative and print), , 1933

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Boat on the water with buildings in background "On the Spree in old Berlin. In the background are some newer buildings. The Spree and Kupfergraben form an island on which the old fortress was built" (negative and print), , 1933

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Woman and group of children outside "Morning Pause (recess) (They always march around counterclockwise.) Probably at 102 Schule in slum area of Berlin" (negative and print), , 1933

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Man in street "A narrow street in old Berlin" (negative and print), , 1933

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Six girls in dresses. Berlin vicinity School at Woltersdorf bei Erkner "Sewing Dancing", , 1933

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Group of children and teenagers. Berlin vicinity School at Woltersdorf bei Erkner. "Animal care", , 1933

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Building. Berlin vicinity School at Woltersdorf bei Erkner. "Building housing the Neue Schule Woltersdorf bei Erkner upper years of elementary school", , 1933

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Boy and primate. Berlin vicinity School at Woltersdorf bei Erkner. "The school's monkey - "Pumgel", , 1933

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Boy and girl in front of building. Berlin vicinity School at Woltersdorf bei Erkner. "animal house", , 1933

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Group of children and a primate. Berlin vicinity School at Woltersdorf bei Erkner. "Photography", , 1933

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People in a rowboat Berlin vicinity Spreewald. "June 18, 1933 Sunday noon. On the Spree with about a thousand others on the return trip to Lubbenau" (negative and print), , 1933

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Buildings. Berlin vicinity Spreewald. "June 17, 1933 Saturday P.M. Look where we went on to a higher level. Stork's nest on the chimney. Gasthaus on the other side of the building. Eis-chocalade (Spreewald)" (negative and print), , 1933

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People in two rowboats. Berlin vicinity Spreewald. "June 18, 1933 Sunday noon. Boat scene on the Spree as we embarked for Lubbenau. Children threw garlands of flowers to us as we rowed past. We responded with American pennies or pfennigs." (negative and print), , 1933

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Rowboat. Berlin vicinity Spreewald. "June 17, 1933 Saturday afternoon on the Spree. We saw such boats loaded with laundry, potatoes, vegetables and hay. Men, women, and children poling them. This is an old woman in workday clothes" (negative and print), , 1933

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Girls dancing. Berlin vicinity Spreewald. "June 18, 1933 Sunday noon Scene from one of the folk dances in Burg, Spreewald" (negative and print), , 1933

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People dancing. Berlin vicinity Spreewald. "June 18, 1933 Sunday noon in Burg. The regular Sunday 'Spiele' telling the history of these Slovic people. A 'Hockgeist' says Fritz Lehman, meaning a wedding. Scene during one of the folk dances" (negative and print), , 1933

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Woman and man outside. Berlin vicinity Spreewald. "June 17, 1933 Saturday morning in Lubbenau on the way to Spreewald. The boatman, Herr Wagner (?) and 'the Duchess' Grace Ellington" (negative and print), , 1933

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Trees and water. Berlin vicinity Spreewald. "June 17, 1933 Saturday P.M. View ahead on the canal. In many places the fields came to the shores of the canals. Water is shallow. Often the canals are quite narrow and have many sharp turns" (negative and print), , 1933

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Landscape outside of a window. "Burg Lauenstein. View from one of twelve windows around the trumpeter's room at top of tower" (negative and print), , 1933

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Landscape. "Burg Lauenstein. View from Trumpeter's room at top of tower, through one of twelve windows. He could see in all directions. This was one of teh boarder forts so his duties were important". (negative and print), , 1933

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Stone fortress. Burg Lauenstein. (negative and print), , 1933

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Nazi parade. "Hitler Youth Parade in Museum platz Berlin August 1933" (negative and print), , 1933

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Nazi parade. "Hitler Youth Parade in Museum platz Berlin August 1933" (negative and print), , 1933

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Outdoor market. "Jena Germany Market Day" (negative and print), , 1933

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3 children outside "Gardening Jena Lab Sch" (negative and print), , 1933

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Young boy "Jena Lab Sch" (negative and print), , 1933

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Building with tower. "Renaissance down on the Stadtkirche in Jena. Built in 1515. The church was built in 1421" (negative and print), , 1933

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Children inside. "Jena Lab School (Univ)" (negative and print), , 1933

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Children at a table. "Jena Lab sch" (negative and print), , 1933

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Children at a table. "Jena Lab sch" (negative and print), , 1933

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Louise Willson Worthington. "Immer essen die Deutsche Brotshen A balcony in Jena Pension Westend Sophienstrasse 1" (negative and print), , 1933

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Woman "On balcony at pension Abend Essen - Carol Cashel" (negative and print), , 1933

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Men and children "Two Latin American students (from Chile [Santiago]) visiting Jena Univ. Lab. School" (negative and print), , 1933

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Landscape. "View from the top of a building in a botanical garden in Jena. Building is teh Universitats Bibbotheh. To the left is the Planetarium. In background one of the numerous hills" (negative and print), , 1933

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Roof of a house. "One of the numerous gables of Siedelhof in Jena. This house dated back to middle ages also. It is fitted up as a museum showing home craft and (illegible) work of the time" (negative and print), , 1933

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Street "Rathousgosse, an alley in Jena. Made near the entrance to the Ratskeller." (negative and print), , 1933

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Water, houses along the shore. "Boating scene on the Soale, Jena." (negative and print), , 1933

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Two boys outside. "Zivei Kinder in Paradies. Jena, by the Soale" (negative and print), , 1933

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Street lined with trees. "Scene in Paradies--Jena. (public park)" (negative and print), , 1933

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Water, trees along the shore. "View on the Soale by Paradies. I don't know the tower, perhaps it is on the Volksbad." (negative and print), , 1933

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Swans on a pond in Paradies, Jena. (negative and print), , 1933

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Water, shoreline. "On the Rhine" (negative and print), , undated

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Drawings. "Children's art work from around the work, displayed at the 'Velker pedago gik," international teacher education institute, a use for the Citadelle between WWI and WWII" (negative and print), , undated

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Lanscape, man with back to camera. "Oberammergan; Ammer river" (negative and print), , undated

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House. "Oberammergan" (negative and print), , undated

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Landscape. "Oberammergar" (negative and print), , undated

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Landscape. "Oberammergan" (negative and print), , undated

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Landscape. "Oberammergan" (negative and print), , undated

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Landscape. "Oberammergan" (negative and print), , undated

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Train. "Oberammergan" (negative and print), , undated

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Landscape. "Oberammergan" (negative and print), , undated

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Building. "Oberammergan: Anton Lang's house and ceramics shop." (negative and print), , undated

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Horse pulling wagon. "Oberammergan." (negative and print), , undated

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Buildings. "Nurnberg" (negative and print), , undated

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Buildings. "Nurnberg" (negative and print), , undated

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Building. "Nurnberg" (negative and print), , undated

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Street and buildings. "Nurnberg" (negative and print), , undated

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Water, shoreline. "June 8, 1933 Thursday A.M. Shore line in Cherbourg harbor. Right shore." (negative and print), , 1933

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Ship's mast. "June 8, 1933 Thurs. Rigging -- two gulls." (negative and print), , 1933

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Water, shoreline. "June 8, 1933 Thursday just before noon. Rounding the point into the harbor at South-hampton Green shores of Merrie England. A welcome sight after 8 days a sea!" (negative and print), , 1933

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Boat, water. "June 8, 1933 Thurs. a.m. Tender at Cherbourg. Came alongside about 7 o'clock. We were in the harbor at daybreak--4 A.M. Sailing craft in background." (negative and print), , 1933

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Waves in wake of ship. "Wed. June 7, 1933. Finnish fishing craft. Going our way but we passed it. Under full sail." (negative and print), , 1933

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On deck of ship. "Thurs. June 8, 1933. Deck scene. Wallie asleep. Herr Schuster." (negative and print), , 1933

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Boat alongside ship. "June 8, 1933 Thursday noon. Tender at Southhampton. New College English and French sections went ashore." (negative and print), , 1933

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Water, shoreline. "June 8, 1933 Thursday. Midmorning. Isle of Wright, I think." (negative and print), , 1933

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Two women. "Fr Naseman. Waltrand Bernitt. N.Y. June 8, 1933" (negative and print), , 1933

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Ship on water. "Wed. June 7, 1933. Finnish fishing vessel. Sited in midafternoon under full sail." (negative and print), , 1933

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Boat on water. "June 8, 1933 Thursday noon. Tender sailing away at Southhampton." (negative and print), , 1933

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Boat on water. "June 8, 1933 Thursday A.M. Tender at Cherbourg. Left shore." (negative and print), , 1933

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Waves in wake of ship. "Wed. June 7, 1933. Finnish sailing vessel. Fishing vessel.", , 1933

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Ship on water. "Wed. June 7, 1933. Finnish fishing boat. Excellent view under full sail.", , 1933

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Students in classroom. "Typing. [illegible writing]", , undated

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Students. "wireless. [illegible writing] Waltersdorf bri Erkner." , , undated

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Students listening to radio. "[illegible writing]", , undated

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Students cooking. "cooking course", , undated

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Large group of students. "morning singing", , undated

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Students. "woodwork.", , undated

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Students watching puppet show. "Dramatics. [illegible writing]", , undated

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Student in library. "Library course. [illegible writing] Waltersdorf bei Erkner (suburban school in worker's garden district. Near Berlin", , undated

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People on bus. "Hamburg. June 10, 1933. Hamburg Ameriha Linie. The New College group and staff. Arrow points to Louise in Bus Group.", , 1933

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Building, people outside. "Jena. Rathaus mit Kurrende" facing the Markt Platz.", ,

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Buildings, tables outside. "[illegible writing] Statue of Fdiedrich, Kurfureten, and founders of the University. Jena", , undated

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unidentified negatives, , undated

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