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Date Range
1947-1987
Description Level
Fonds
Accession No.
20171094
Physical Description
0.3 m of textual records, over 500 photographs, 1 sketch
Scope and Content
The materials were preserved and enhanced through research by Joyce Sasse 001: 1963 Day planner 002: 1964 Day planner 003: 1965 Day planner 004: Book- Proud Procession (1947) 005: Book- Young Explorers (1947) 006: Book- Totem Tipi and Tumpline (1955) 007: Book- No Man Stands Alone (1965) 008: Book…
Date Range
1947-1987
Description Level
Fonds
Creator
Annora Brown
Physical Description
0.3 m of textual records, over 500 photographs, 1 sketch
History / Biographical
Annora Brown was born outside of Red Deer in 1899 and died at the age of 88 in Deep Cove, British Columbia in 1987 where she retired. Brown is one of the Alberta’s foremost early artists. Based for much of her life in historic Fort Macleod, Brown played a major role in creating a ‘picture’ of Southern Alberta: its wild landscape, First Nations, pioneer rural communities, local history- above all its wondrous nature symbolized by the wildflower. Her work was able to capture the culture of the First nation communities that she lived near. Her father was Edmund Foster Brown and mother was Elizabeth Ethel (Cody) Brown. Her mother supported and encouraged Brown’s love for art and from 1925-1929 Brown attended the Ontario College of Art in Toronto. She returned in 1929 and developed and art program for Calgary’s Mounted Royal College but later had to leave due to her mother’s illness. A student of the celebrated landscape painters, known as the Group of Seven (1920-1933), Brown’s artistic practice spans the 1930s to mid-1980s. During that time, she cobbled together a living as an artist, often by teaching, illustrating books and magazines, and selling, whenever she could, her captivating paintings in watercolor, tempera oil and later serigraph prints. In 1945-1950, brown worked as a respected artist and teacher at the Banff School of Fine Arts. She was also commissioned to paint over 200 western wild flowers for the Glenbow Foundation. Brown’s work was also included in Crescent Heights High School in Calgary, University of Alberta in Edmonton, United College in Winnipeg, and the Canadian Handicrafts Guild in Montreal. She was also awarded a prize in the Alberta Government’s 1955 Jubilee Contest for Alberta painters. In 1965 Brown retired to Deep Cove British Columbia to paint and garden. She had given a “voice” to a region that had been rarely presented in Canadian art. Her attention to the unique aspects of Old Man’s Country like Niitsitapi, the character and isolation of its small rural communities as well as its unforgettable environment was expressed mainly through her focus on wildflowers and native plants. Buoyed by the conviction that a woman’s activities “need not be limited to polishing furniture and raising babies”, Brown was also a writer and author of two books: the Western Canadian classic Old Man’s Garden and her autobiographical Sketches from Life. She was the first woman to receive an honorary degree from the University of Lethbridge in 1971 for her contribution to “western art and living.” (written by Mary-Beth Laviolette; Summer 2016 Gallery Exhibit at Galt Museum)
Scope and Content
The materials were preserved and enhanced through research by Joyce Sasse 001: 1963 Day planner 002: 1964 Day planner 003: 1965 Day planner 004: Book- Proud Procession (1947) 005: Book- Young Explorers (1947) 006: Book- Totem Tipi and Tumpline (1955) 007: Book- No Man Stands Alone (1965) 008: Book- Canaries on the Clothesline (1974) 009: Sketch of Annora Brown oversized 010: 26 Photos of the Rockies 011: 2 Photos, Editorial, Crighton photocopy with description 012: 8 Photos of her house and her graduation 013: 17 Photos of the cabin, 5 prints, letters about her house in Fort Macleod, and letters from the Town of Fort Macleod 014: Research notes of Annora Brown by Joyce Sasse 015: 215 Photos building the cabin 016: 250 Photos of her art, excerpt of Sketches from Life, and later years; 3 Newspaper cutouts Language: English
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Accession No.
20171094
Collection
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Date Range
1902-2019
Description Level
Fonds
Accession No.
20201045
Physical Description
176.5 cm of textual records, 96 photographic prints, 1 negative
Scope and Content
2020.1045/001: ‘Spirit of the West’ book and Miscellaneous Artwork. 1999-2019. 2020.1045/002: Life’s Amusing Moments book. 2013. 2020.1045/003: Poems for Ingrid booklet. 2018. 2020.1045/004: Cowboy Embers book. 2009. 2020.1045/005: Cowboy Memoirs book of art. 2005. 2020.1045/006: A Young Adult’s Gu…
Date Range
1902-2019
Description Level
Fonds
Creator
Don Brestler
Physical Description
176.5 cm of textual records, 96 photographic prints, 1 negative
History / Biographical
Don Brestler was a rancher, artist and community activist who lived in the Pincher Creek area. Born in Calgary, Brestler got involved with the local ranching and cowboy community early in his life, which became a life-long passion and lifestyle. Brestler was a multitalented and self-taught artist, songwriter, poet, and writer. He wrote for many local Southern Alberta community papers and magazines. His artwork was also featured in several local publications. He wrote multiple books, stories, articles, poems, and other materials over the course of more than 50 years. Don Brestler worked for the Calgary Police service in the 1960s. His artworks were made into cards that friends and family and his local community received every Christmas. He was heavily involved in the local Church community and other community services in Pincher Creek and Twin Butte. He was the first musician to perform at the Cowboy Poetry in Canada in Pincher Creek, and became a big supporter of other local artists and the freedom of music in Canada.
Scope and Content
2020.1045/001: ‘Spirit of the West’ book and Miscellaneous Artwork. 1999-2019. 2020.1045/002: Life’s Amusing Moments book. 2013. 2020.1045/003: Poems for Ingrid booklet. 2018. 2020.1045/004: Cowboy Embers book. 2009. 2020.1045/005: Cowboy Memoirs book of art. 2005. 2020.1045/006: A Young Adult’s Guide to the Canadian West book. 2002. 2020.1045/007: Face into the Wind book. 200-? 2020.1045/008: My Summer of a Remembered Love booklet. 2013-2014. 2020.1045/009: Original Musical Compositions –CD’s. 1982-2015. 2020.1045/010: Sketches: Part I. 1960?-2006. 2020.1045/011: Sketches: Part II. 1955-2013. 2020.1045/012: Dog, Coyote, Wolf Sketches. 1960-2002. 2020.1045/013: Small Animal Sketches. 1990. 2020.1045/014: Bus Sketches. 1967-2016. 2020.1045/015: Don’s Building Supply Materials. 1982-2017. 2020.1045/016: Miscellaneous Sketches of Cars, Equipment, etc. 1954-2004. 2020.1045/017: Outdoor, horses, donkeys and car sketches. 1960-2000. 2020.1045/018: Cattle and Rodeo Sketches. 1962-1981. 2020.1045/019: Horses and Landscape Sketches. 196-?-2005. 2020.1045/020: Bear and Big Horn Sheep Sketches. 1958-1997. 2020.1045/021: Indigenous Culture Notes and Sketches. 1956-1997. 2020.1045/022: Bronc Riding, Clothing, People Sketches. 1960-2001. 2020.1045/023: Bird Sketches. 1971-2003. 2020.1045/024: Old Chief Mountain Sketches. 1955-2001. 2020.1045/025: Hunting and Fishing Sketches. 1958-1989. 2020.1045/026: Cougar, Lynx Sketches. 1967-1995? 2020.1045/027: Elk, Deer, Moose Sketches. 1965-2005. 2020.1045/028: Scenery Sketches. 1962-2011. 2020.1045/029: Buffalo Sketches. 1958-1984? 2020.1045/030: Old Time Article Sketches: Part I. 1960-2012. 2020.1045/031: Old Time Article Sketches: Part II. 1958-2002. 2020.1045/032: Personal Notes – drawings, hunting, songs, etc. 1956-2018. 2020.1045/033: Horse and Rider Sketches. 1962-2001. 2020.1045/034: Wildlife Sketches. 1969-2006. 2020.1045/035: More Rodeo Sketches. 1960-2008. 2020.1045/036: Advertisement Sketches. 1986-1997. 2020.1045/037: Various Pencil Sketches – Nature and People. 1968-2018. 2020.1045/038: Sketches – Scenes of Ranch Life. 1962-2001. 2020.1045/039: Trail Riding Sketches? 1965-2005. 2020.1045/040: Cattle Herding Sketches. 1958-2007? 2020.1045/041: Sketches of Advertisements for Local Businesses. 1989-2000. 2020.1045/042: Cowboy Life, Ram and Elk Sketches. 1959-2012. 2020.1045/043: Outdoor and Wildlife Sketches. 1971-1993. 2020.1045/044: Designs for Music, Programs, and Logos. 1961-1981. 2020.1045/045: Night Scenery Sketches. 1964-1981. 2020.1045/046: Hunting and Camping Sketches. 1958-1982. 2020.1045/047: ‘The Rugged Life’ Sketches. 1969-1983? 2020.1045/048: Sketches of Moose. 1964-1992. 2020.1045/049: Research for his drawings and writings. 1902-1929. 2020.1045/050: Christmas Card Ideas. 1967-2006. 2020.1045/051: Sketches - Cowboy’s on the Prairies. 1961-1995. 2020.1045/052: Corner Sketches – Miscellaneous horses, cows, and scenes. 1962-2001. 2020.1045/053: Newsletter Article Sketches. 1964-2002. 2020.1045/054: ‘Cowboy’s Return’, ‘Foreman’, ‘Westerama’ sketches and others. 1950-1996? 2020.1045/055: Various Elk Sketches. 1963-2003. 2020.1045/056: Various Big Horn Sheep Pencil Sketches. 1965-1992. 2020.1045/057: Grizzly Bear Sketches. 1967-1994. 2020.1045/058: Drawing Inspirations: Part I. 1951-2008. 2020.1045/059: ‘Heading Them Down to the Feed ground’, ‘Last Gate’, and other Sketches. 1972-1975. 2020.1045/060: Christmas Card Ideas, Cowboy Poetry and Novel Things. 1960-2005. 2020.1045/061: Drawing Inspirations: Part II. 200-? 2020.1045/062: ‘20 Years of Gathering’ Pincher Creek – Drawing. 2007. 2020.1045/063: Short Stories, Articles, and Resources for Writings. 1983-1994. 2020.1045/064: Don’s Write-Ups’: ‘Ralph’ and ‘Cloudy Ridges’ stories. 1999-2003. 2020.1045/065: Don Brestler Media Coverage. 1986-2014. 2020.1045/066: Editing Example? News story about a local Southern Alberta girl and her experience getting lost in the forest; it is believed that Don Brestler was editing the story. 1994. 2020.1045/067: Letters - about SOCAN and Freedom of Music. 2009-2012. 2020.1045/068: The Apricot Ram – Short Story. 1988-1989. 2020.1045/069: The Dark Grizzly Story. 1985-1997. 2020.1045/070: World’s Record Big Horn Sheep article. 12 photographic prints of the animal. 1985. 2020.1045/071: Ranchland Grizzlies –Story, Correspondence. 1997-2001. 2020.1045/072: Western Outdoor Adventure Illustrations. 1986-2002. 2020.1045/073: World’s Largest Moose – article, research. 3 photographic prints. 1996. 2020.1045/074: REBEL. 1 photographic print. 2005. 2020.1045/075: Correspondences with Local Magazines. 1987-2005. 2020.1045/076: Knight Ranch Materials. 1952-2004. 2020.1045/077: Various Correspondences. 1990-2015. 2020.1045/078: The Red Ram –article. 1984-2008. 2020.1045/079: The Old Knight Ranch – Cowboy Memories: Final Version Manuscript. 2004. 2020.1045/080: The Old Knight Ranch – A Cowboy Remembers: Draft Version Manuscript. 2004. 2020.1045/081: Miscellaneous Writings – ‘When Santa Turned Turkey Rustler’, ‘Twin Butte – Past’, etc. 1967-2013. 2020.1045/082: Letters to the Government. 1988-2013. 2020.1045/083: Personal Writings – ‘The Meadows’, ‘A Pathway of Change’, and other notes. 2014. 2020.1045/084: Writings and Poetry. 1995-2014. 2020.1045/085: Poems from the 1950s to 2014. 1951-2014. 2020.1045/086: ‘Midnight’- story and research. 1955-2000. 2020.1045/087: ‘My Summer of A Remembered Love’: Draft Version. 1988-2014. 2020.1045/088: Miscellaneous Stories, Personal Notes and other Writings. 3 photos. 1951-2015. 2020.1045/089: Original Copies of ‘Life’s Amusing Moments’, ‘Ralph’, and more. 1988-2013. 2020.1045/090: Outdoor Adventure Articles, Brief Biography, and other Writings. 1957-2015. 2020.1045/091: Original Sketches for ‘Life’s Amusing Little Moments’. 1959-2013. 2020.1045/092: Letters and Personal Communications to Jim Green: Part I. 1994-2011. 2020.1045/093: Letters and Personal Communications to Jim Green: Part II. 1985-1999. 2020.1045/094: Artwork and Stories in the Pincher Creek Cooperative Newsletter. 1985-1994? 2020.1045/095: Sketchbook – Paintings and Colours. 1963-1966. 2020.1045/096: Photographs of the Homestead. 6 photographic prints. 1957-2000. 2020.1045/097: Senior Sunday School Certificate. 1949. 2020.1045/098: Art References. References Brestler made for his artwork. 1997. 2020.1045/099: Branding information on Brestler's ranch. 1969-1998? 2020.1045/100: Don’s reading notes. 1962-2001? 2020.1045/101: Various Articles, Illustrations, and Captions. 3 photographic prints. 1957-1999. 2020.1045/102: Diary of Don Brestler. 1960-1965. 2020.1045/103: Binder of Miscellaneous Letters, Cards, etc. 11 photographic prints. 1960-1991. 2020.1045/104: Song and Poem ideas. 1988-2018. 2020.1045/105: Photographs of Don Brestler. 20 photographic prints, 1 negative frame. 1956-2007. 2020.1045/106: Don and Claude Choe – Rotary. 6 photographic prints. 2008. 2020.1045/107: Posters, Stories, and Pamphlets. 1 photographic print. 1989-2017. 2020.1045/108: More Poems – ‘Dear Don’ notes, ‘What Really is Life’, etc. 2000-2018. 2020.1045/109: Alberta Cattlemen’s Fellowship New Testament. 1978-1983. 2020.1045/110: Christmas and Faith Materials. 1969-2018. 2020.1045/111: Cowboy Poetry Materials: Part I. 1989-2007. 2020.1045/112: Cowboy Poetry Materials: Part II. 1988-2007. 2020.1045/113: Song Lyrics and Inspirations. 1994-1998. 2020.1045/114: Oversized Artwork for Calendars, Flyers, and more. 1973-2011? 2020.1045/115: Book of Songs #1. 1958-1973. 2020.1045/116: Book of Songs #2. 1974-1978. 2020.1045/117: Book of Songs #3. 1978-1981. 2020.1045/118: Book of Songs #4. 1981-2005. 2020.1045/119: Book of Songs #5. 1982-1994. 2020.1045/120: Book of Songs #6. 1994-2000. 2020.1045/121: Book of Songs #7. 2000-2003. 2020.1045/122: Book of Songs #8. 1982-2010. 2020.1045/123: Book of Songs #9. 2005-2008. 2020.1045/124: Book of Songs #10. 2007-2011. 2020.1045/125: Book of Songs #11. 1989-2010. 2020.1045/126: Book of Songs #12. 2010-2013. 2020.1045/127: Book of Songs #13. 1983-2015. 2020.1045/128: Book of Songs #14. 2002-2016. 2020.1045/129: Book of Songs #15. 2016-2017. 2020.1045/130: Book of Songs and Poems #16. 2017-2018. 2020.1045/131: Family History. 3 photographic prints. 1962-2015. 2020.1045/132: Notebooks on the North West Mounted Police – Research for ‘Old Time Articles’. 4 notebooks. 1971-1993. 2020.1045/133: Photographs of Trail Riding in Waterton. 22 photographic prints. 1955-1963. 2020.1045/134: Artwork Catalogue: Part I. A catalogue of artworks and cards by Brestler. 1986-1996? 2020.1045/135: Artwork Catalogue: Part II. A catalogue of artworks and cards by Brestler. 1957-1992. 2020.1045/136: Personal Notes on Brandings and Friends. 1991-2010. 2020.1045/137: Ingrid Brestler Notes. Notes written by Ingrid Brestler and notes for her from Don Brestler. 2017-2019. 2020.1045/138: ‘Lonely Road’, ‘Dear Don’, and other Song Drafts. 2007-2018. 2020.1045/139: Music Chords and Guitar Runs. Music written by Brestler. 1974-2017. 2020.1045/140: Poems and Purposed Songs. 2019. 2020.1045/141: ‘Face into the Wind’ Manuscript, with additions made. 1998. 2020.1045/142: Angels in The Snow – book. 1995. 2020.1045/143: Chapel Rock Revival. CD and cassette tapes of original music. 1996-2001. 2020.1045/144: Seasons of the Sun Master CD. 199-? 2020.1045/145: Seasons of the Sun Data Files. 3 CD’s. 199-? 2020.1045/146: Master Tapes of ‘Oldtime Cowboy’, ‘Rhythm of a Heartbeat’, and ‘Western Destiny’. 3 Master CD’s. 1995-1997. 2020.1045/147: Pathways of Love Album. 5 CD’s of the songs created for this album. 199-? 2020.1045/148: ‘Destiny of the Wind’ and ‘Twilight of the Dawn’. 2 CD’s. 2006. 2020.1045/149: Practice Mixes. 3 CD’s. 2006. 2020.1045/150: Cassette Tapes. 2 Cassette tapes titled ‘Don Brestler’ and ‘Music for the photo part of Don’s DVD A Don’s original songs. Elvis: If I can dream’. 198-? 2020.1045/151: Cartoons. Drawings of cartoons by Brestler. 1991-2016. 2020.1045/152: Art for Lennoche Publishers. 2003-2004. 2020.1045/153: Greeting Cards Sent to Don Brestler. 1959-1985. 2020.1045/154: Western Sportsman Correspondences. 1998-2006. 2020.1045/155: Hunting Sketches in Pen. 2000-2001. 2020.1045/156: More Personal Notes: Part I. 5 photographic prints. 1969-2015. 2020.1045/157: Promotional Posters for Original Songs. 1995-2000. 2020.1045/158: Tanaka Studio Records. 1995-2011. 2020.1045/159: More Personal Notes: Part II – song lyrics. 1996-2017. 2020.1045/160: Typed Songs. 1956-2014. 2020.1045/161: Copyright Songs. 1958-1975. 2020.1045/162: More Personal Notes: Part III. 1954-2019. 2020.1045/163: Oversized Posters and other Artworks. 1958-1985? 2020.1045/164: Scrapbook of Artwork, Cards, Letters, etc. 1955-2018? 2020.1045/165: Field Sketches Scrapbook. 1955-1965? 2020.1045/166: More Personal Notes: Part IV. 1956-2018. 2020.1045/167: Songs and Lyrics sent to A. Gupta. 1960-2018? 2020.1045/168: Various Write Ups About “Life”. 2018. 2020.1045/169: More Poems, Song Lyrics, and Notes. 2002-2017. 2020.1045/170: Light on the Horizon – Story and Notes. 2008. 2020.1045/171: More Posters and other Artworks: Part II. 1958-2016? 2020.1045/172: ‘Hello Harvey’, ‘A Message to Heaven’ writings. 2006-2009. 2020.1045/173: ‘May’ – Writings and Drawings. 2007. 2020.1045/174: Whispers in the Wind. 2004-2005. 2020.1045/175: Notes on Who Received his Artwork. 2004-2017. 2020.1045/176: ‘Vision of Autumn’, ‘Too Busy’, ‘El Matador’ and other Writings. 1992-2017.
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Lethbridge Artists’ Club fonds

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Date Range
1932-2003
Description Level
Fonds
Accession No.
20131021
Physical Description
28 cm of textual records 375 photographs 1 audiocassette 1 collage poster
Scope and Content
Fonds documents the founding of the Lethbridge Sketch Club and events organized by the club including exhibits, classes, demonstrations, workshops and outings. Records include minutes, correspondence, exhibit lists, club histories, photographs, and guest books. File list 2013.1021/1 - Early minute…
Date Range
1932-2003
Description Level
Fonds
Creator
Lethbridge Artists’ Club
Physical Description
28 cm of textual records 375 photographs 1 audiocassette 1 collage poster
History / Biographical
The Lethbridge Artists’ Club first began when a group of citizens interested in organizing an art exhibition in 1932, held at the YMCA. By 1936, a number of Lethbridge artists decided to create a club to organize regular exhibitions and art classes that were previously offered on an irregular and informal basis. A meeting in October of that year at the home of Anna MacKenzie formalized the creation of the Lethbridge Sketch Club, with Miss Mackenzie serving as president. The club held meetings, classes, annual exhibitions and outings to various sites in southwestern Alberta. Group of Seven member A.Y. Jackson would attend club events and outings while visiting his brother Ernest in Lethbridge. His avant garde landscapes and enthusiasm for on-site sketching provided an influence to members of the Sketch Club in its early years. Further influences on the group were the instructors of the Banff School of Fine Arts, where the Club would send an annual scholarship winner, and the instructors of an annual summer session held in Lethbridge. The most frequent instructor of these sessions was H.G. Glyde of the Technical Institute in Calgary and later the University of Alberta. Over the years membership in the club grew and the club attained a more permanent space at the former Bowman School through a favorable agreement with Lethbridge School District # 51. When the building passed to the City of Lethbridge in 1963, City Council agreed to maintain the terms of the agreement the Club had with the School District. This agreement provided a basis for the establishment of the Bowman Arts Centre, as other arts and crafts groups and the Historical Society were also offered space in the building and classes were offered daily by a variety of groups of the Allied Arts Council of Lethbridge. The Club continued to organize regular classes, workshops, demonstrations, and outings and was able to present two exhibitions annually of works by its members. Sometime after 2002 the club was renamed the Lethrbidge Artists’ Club.
Language
English
Scope and Content
Fonds documents the founding of the Lethbridge Sketch Club and events organized by the club including exhibits, classes, demonstrations, workshops and outings. Records include minutes, correspondence, exhibit lists, club histories, photographs, and guest books. File list 2013.1021/1 - Early minutes and correspondence; 2 photos; 1932 2013.1021/2 - Sketch Club Minute Book and Cashbook; 1944-1949 2013.1021/3 – Cash book; 1950-1954 2013.1021/4 – Minutes of Lethbridge Sketch Club; 1951-1966 2013.1021/5 – Registrations 1958; 1958-1959 2013.1021/6 - Membership Art Display May 2nd 1966; 1966 2013.1021/7 – Names of Artists in Competetion; 1966-1970 2013.1021/8 – Societies Act Information; 1980-1984 2013.1021/9 – Newspaper clippings; 1959-1999 2013.1021/10 – Club history and exhibitions; 1981-1996 2013.1021/11 – Club history; 1947-1996 2013.1021/12 – Lethbridge Sketch Club guest book; 1948-1951 2013.1021/13 – Visitors; 1967-1968 2013.1021/14 – Lethbridge Sketch Club Guests; 1988-1988 2013.1021/15 – Lethbridge Sketch Club Guests; 1989-1990 2013.1021/16 – Guests; 1990-1991 2013.1021/17 – Guests; 1991 2013.1021/18 – Guests of the Lethbridge Sketch Club; 1992-1994 2013.1021/19 – Guest Book; 1994-1998 2013.1021/20 – Photo album; 233 photographs; 1986-1992 2013.1021/21 – Photo album; 66 photos; 1992 2013.1021/22 – Photo album; 1987-2003 2013.1021/23 – A History of the Lethbridge Sketch Club; 1 audiocassette; 1989 2013.1021/24 – History of the Lethbridge Sketch Club; 1 collage poster; [N.D.] 2 copies 2013.1021/25 - Advertising clippings from papers; 1998-1999 2013.1021/26 - Club executive members; 1943-1990 2013.1021/27 – Memoriams of past members; 3 photos; 2000-2003 2013.1021/28 – Archival misc.; 1942-1989 2013.1021/29 – Life members; 1970 2013.1021/30 – Correspondence; 1957-1961 2013.1021/31 – Classes; 1956-1957 2013.1021/32 – Yates will; [196-] 2013.1021/33 – Newspaper clippings; 1966-1998
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20131021
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