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AIDS Action Now! fonds

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AIDS Action Now! fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Date Range
1988-2006
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of records documenting the activities AIDS Action Now! Included in the fonds are records of several committees, as well as subject files on a variety of topics. Also included in the fonds are photographs, the majority of which depict several demonstrations organized by AIDS Action No…
Collection
Archives
Material Type
Textual records
Graphic material
Date Range
1988-2006
Part Of
AIDS Action Now! fonds
Creator
AIDS Action Now!
Fonds Number
F0003
Physical Description
1 m of textual records 102 photographs : b&w and col. ; 25.3 x 20.2 cm and smaller
History / Biographical
AIDS Action Now!, is an AIDS and HIV activist organization founded in 1988 in Toronto. The mission of AIDS Action Now!, states that “through a combination of grass-roots activism, public demonstrations, lobbying, collaborative work with other community organizations, research, and related activities, we will: 1. Improve access to treatment, care and support for people living with HIV in Canada and around the world. 2. Fight for effective HIV and AIDS prevention that respects human rights. 3. Work to improve the social determinants of health for communities struggling against the AIDS epidemic."
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of records documenting the activities AIDS Action Now! Included in the fonds are records of several committees, as well as subject files on a variety of topics. Also included in the fonds are photographs, the majority of which depict several demonstrations organized by AIDS Action Now!.
Notes
Full fonds description in progress. Contact the archive for more information on the fonds.
Access Restrictions
The collection is open to researchers. There are no access restrictions.
Arrangement
Several loose periodicals and programmes included in the fonds have been transferred to the lesbian and gay serial collection and the monograph collection respectively.
Description Level
Fonds
Accession Number
1993-006, 2006-153
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AIDS Committee of Toronto fonds

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Archives
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AIDS Committee of Toronto fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Date Range
1983-2010
Scope and Content
The fonds consists of the organizational records of the AIDS Committee of Toronto (ACT). This includes minutes, board meetings, annual general reports, financial documents, correspondence, brochures, pamphlets, project proposals, annual reports, other reports and files on community education and ou…
Collection
Archives
Material Type
Textual records
Graphic material
Sound recording
Date Range
1983-2010
Part Of
AIDS Committee of Toronto fonds
Creator
AIDS Committee of Toronto
Fonds Number
F0062
Scope and Content
The fonds consists of the organizational records of the AIDS Committee of Toronto (ACT). This includes minutes, board meetings, annual general reports, financial documents, correspondence, brochures, pamphlets, project proposals, annual reports, other reports and files on community education and outreach, relating especially to safe sex programmes. There are the records of the director of Advocacy and Education consisting of correspondence, memoranda, minutes, reports, and related material, covering topics such as censorship, condom use, transmission, and treatment, and relating to groups such as Black CAP, Gay Asian Project, the Downtown Needle Exchange Coalition, and the Inner City Youth Project. This also includes histories of the Deaf Outreach Project, and some correspondence and reports not directly related to the activities of Advocacy and Education. The fonds includes the information files from the AIDS Committee of Toronto library, from the late 1980s to 1994. There are promotional materials for events and campaigns including press clippings, press kits, notices, posters, programs, and flyers. Other material in the fonds includes buttons, t-shirts, videos, audiotapes, and photographs.
Notes
Full fonds description in progress. Contact the archive for more information on the fonds.
Access Restrictions
Open, some restrictions.
Description Level
Fonds
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Anton Wagner fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Date Range
1992-2006
Scope and Content
The fonds consists of records and items created by Anton Wagner. This includes videos directed and produced by Wagner covering topics of black drag queens, female impersonators, faith in Cuba, and Latin Queens. There are unedited versions of Wagner and Edimburgo Cabrera’s video collection including…
Collection
Archives
Material Type
Textual records
Graphic material
Moving image
Date Range
1992-2006
Part Of
Anton Wagner fonds
Creator
Anton Wagner
Fonds Number
F0118
Scope and Content
The fonds consists of records and items created by Anton Wagner. This includes videos directed and produced by Wagner covering topics of black drag queens, female impersonators, faith in Cuba, and Latin Queens. There are unedited versions of Wagner and Edimburgo Cabrera’s video collection including interviews, performances, and events. Promotional material in the fonds includes posters, ephemera, cards, and press clippings.
Notes
Full fonds description in progress. Contact the archive for more information on the fonds.
Access Restrictions
Open
Description Level
Fonds
Accession Number
1999-090, 2001-018, 2003-080, 2004-054, 2004-062, 2005-016, 2006-117, 2018-020
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Billeh Nickerson fonds

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Billeh Nickerson fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Date Range
1986-2009
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of records documenting the work of Canadian poet and author Billeh Nickerson. The fonds documents poetry, essays, and articles written by Nickerson, press coverage of his work, and various events at which he participated as an author or poet. Included in the fonds are poems, essays, …
Collection
Archives
Material Type
Textual records
Date Range
1986-2009
Part Of
Billeh Nickerson fonds
Creator
Billeh Nickerson
Fonds Number
F0004
Language
English
Physical Description
58 cm of textual records 3 photographs : b&w ; 25.3 x 20.3 and 17.8 x 12.7 cm
Extent
.58 m
History / Biographical
Billeh Nickerson (b. 1972) is a Canadian writer, editor, performer, producer and arts advocate. Nickerson was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, grew up in Langley, British Columbia, and currently resides in Vancouver British Columbia. He has an undergraduate degree in Fine Arts from the University of Victoria and a masters degree in Fine Arts from the University of British Columbia. In 2000, Nickerson published The Asthmatic Glassblower and other poems with Arsenal Pulp. It was nominated for the Publishing Triangle Poetry Prize. He is also the author of the humorous essay collection Let Me Kiss it Better: Elixirs for the Not So Straight and Narrow (Arsenal Pulp, 2002) and co-editor of Seminal: The Anthology of Canada's Gay Male Poets with John Barton (Arsenal Pulp, 2007). In 2009, he published McPoems (Arsenal Pulp, 2009). Nickerson is a founding member of the performance troupe Haiku Night in Canada. He is also the past editor of the literary journals Event and Prism international, and served on the National Council of the Writers’ Union of Canada. Nickerson was Queen’s University’s 2008 Writer in Residence.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of records documenting the work of Canadian poet and author Billeh Nickerson. The fonds documents poetry, essays, and articles written by Nickerson, press coverage of his work, and various events at which he participated as an author or poet. Included in the fonds are poems, essays, press clippings, programmes, correspondence, press passes, desk calendars, flyers, and photographs.
Storage Location
/01-/03: 10.3.2 /04: 10.3.3 /05: 10.3.2
Access Restrictions
The collection is open to researchers. There are no access restrictions.
Arrangement
The fonds is arranged into five series: 1-Personal records 2-Essays 3-Poetry 4-Albums 5-Photographs
Description Level
Fonds
Accession Number
2004-102, 2009-034
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The Body Politic fonds

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Archives
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The Body Politic fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Date Range
1971-1987
Scope and Content
The fonds pertain to the organizational records of The Body Politic, Canada’s gay liberation newspaper which sat under the parent publishing house Pink Triangle Press. The newspaper published from 1971-1987 in Toronto out of various downtown locations. The fonds consist of 10 series with multiple s…
Collection
Archives
Material Type
Textual records
Graphic material
Sound recording
Moving image
Date Range
1971-1987
Part Of
The Body Politic fonds
Creator
The Body Politic
Fonds Number
F0002
Language
English [predominant], French, Spanish
Physical Condition
Records are largely in good condition. There is some damage that comes from normal record use, particularly the newspaper clippings which are difficult to preserve.
Scope and Content
The fonds pertain to the organizational records of The Body Politic, Canada’s gay liberation newspaper which sat under the parent publishing house Pink Triangle Press. The newspaper published from 1971-1987 in Toronto out of various downtown locations. The fonds consist of 10 series with multiple subseries. The fonds contains research notes, newspaper clippings, notes, meeting minutes, article drafts submitted, correspondence (international, national, local, prisoner), memos, financial, employee, advertising, and legal records.
Notes
There are also The Body Politic accessions that could not be located at the time of processing, therefore they have not been included in this iteration of the finding aid. They are listed in the appendix.
Storage Location
/21, 25 : 5.2.1 /17, 26 : 4.9.2 /35, 42 : 4.9.3 /38, 46 : 4.9.4 /20, 41 : 4.9.5 /4, 27 : 4.9.6 /31 : 5.1.2 /5, 32 : 5.1.3 /15, 16, 50 : 5.1.4 /9, 52 : 5.1.5 /34 : 5.1.6 /36, 37 : 5.1.7 /28, 30 : 5.1.8 /106, 94 : 5.2.5 105, 101, 107 : 5.2.6 /87 : 5.5.6 /24. 5.5.7 /22 : 6.5.7 /12, 13 : 5.6.1 /6, 19 : 5.6.3 /7, 11 : 5.6.4 /2, 3 : 5.6.5 /8, 23 : 5.6.6 /112 : 5.6.8 /1 : 5.7.5 /14, 18 : 5.7.7 /10 : 5.7.8 /92 : 5.8.5 /121 : 5.8.7 /58, 59, 80, 82, 84, 98 : 6.1.2 /69, 77, 89, 93, 136 : 6.1.3 /53, 70, 73, 78, 83, 86 : 6.1.4 /118, 120 : Artifacts shelf (range 6) /60, 63, 66 : 6.2.2 /33, 45, 61 : 6.2.5 /29, 40, 62, 65, 67 : 6.2.6 /39, 43, 48 : 6.2.7 /47, 76, 122 : 6.3.5 /56, 57, 79, 95, 97, 99 : 6.3.6 /44, 125 : 6.3.7 /51, 128 : 6.3.8 /55, 75, 116, 117, 119 : 6.4.2 /103, 124 : 6.4.3 /126, 130 : 6.4.4 /108, 110 : 6.4.5 /104, 123 : 6.4.8 /133, 134, 137 : 6.5.1 /68, 81, 85, 115, 129 : 6.5.2 /96, 102, 131 : 6.5.3 /91, 111 : 6.5.4 /90, 101, 114 : 6.5.5 /109, 127 : 6.5.6 /100, 135 : 7.1.1 /132 : 7.2.7 /54, 71, 72, 74, 88 : 7.6.6 /113: 7.8.3 /49 : 10.3.5 /64 : 10.3.8 MC : 4.19 MC : 4.22 Art : 12.3.3
Access Restrictions
There are restrictions throughout the fonds, largely consisting of restrictions of personal information (i.e. names, addresses, banking information) from publication. Please refer to the “access” column at the individual file level for further details. Researchers are asked to, consider copyright and privacy before choosing to publish. As an overarching rule, personal information such as banking information, personal home addresses, and the names attached to classified ads are restricted from publication, however may be accessed by researchers. If there is additional personal information uncovered in the fonds then that is restricted from publication as well, such as SIN numbers, if discovered an archivist should cull this material. Researchers wishing to publish materials must obtain permission in writing from the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives as the physical owner.
Conservation
The vast majority of paper clips have been removed. Archival clips and paper separators were added where determined necessary. Or no division has been marked if determined unnecessary. Users need to be mindful that records should not be shuffled, or else records may lose their adjoining pages.
Arrangement
The fonds contains the following series: 1- Administration 2- Correspondence 3- Writing 4- Research 5- Advertising 6- Finances 7- Legal 8- Artifacts/Ephemera 9- Audio-Visual 10- Published materials
Description Level
Fonds
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Bonnie Crawford-Bewley fonds

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Archives
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Bonnie Crawford-Bewley fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Date Range
[19–], 1987-2000, 2017
Scope and Content
The fonds consist of records maintained and accumulated by Bonnie Crawford-Bewley. Records in this fonds document and her involvement in religious groups/organizations. Included in the fonds are legal documents, correspondence, newsletters, articles, pamphlets, booklets, reports, flyers, and other …
Collection
Archives
Material Type
Textual records
Date Range
[19–], 1987-2000, 2017
Part Of
Bonnie Crawford-Bewley fonds
Creator
Bonnie Crawford-Bewley
Fonds Number
F0102
Language
English
Physical Description
26.5 cm of textual records
Extent
0.27 m
History / Biographical
Bonnie Jean Bewley has been in a conjugal relationship with Kimberly Ann Michelle Crawford since 1990 and had their union blessed in a formal ceremony at Christos Metropolitan Community Centre in October 19, 1991. On July 3, 1991, Bonnie and Michelle Crawford-Bewley applied to have their names hyphenated on the basis of a Declaration of Conjugal Relationship but was rejected because of the Change of Name Act, 1986 which specifies that this provision applies to a man and woman who file a joint declaration of conjugal relationship. Bonnie Crawford-Bewley was also a member of Integrity (Toronto), an organization for gay and lesbian Anglicans and their friends.
Scope and Content
The fonds consist of records maintained and accumulated by Bonnie Crawford-Bewley. Records in this fonds document and her involvement in religious groups/organizations. Included in the fonds are legal documents, correspondence, newsletters, articles, pamphlets, booklets, reports, flyers, and other textual materials. The fonds is arranged into two series: Human Rights Case: Bewley vs. Crown files and religious organizations and activities.
Storage Location
/01: C 02.02.06
Access Restrictions
Restricted until further notice
Arrangement
The fonds has been arranged into two series: 1-Human Rights Case: Bewley vs. Crown files 2-Religious organizations and activities
Description Level
Fonds
Accession Number
2017-020
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Archives
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Brad Fraser fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Date Range
1990-2010
Scope and Content
The fonds consists of records created by Brad Fraser during his work as a playwright, screenwriter, and commentator.
Collection
Archives
Material Type
Textual records
Graphic material
Moving image
Date Range
1990-2010
Part Of
Brad Fraser fonds
Creator
Brad Fraser
Fonds Number
F0035
Scope and Content
The fonds consists of records created by Brad Fraser during his work as a playwright, screenwriter, and commentator.
Notes
Full fonds description in progress. Contact the archive for more information on the fonds.
Access Restrictions
Open
Description Level
Fonds
Accession Number
2012-083
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Archives
Part Of
Bruce Eakin fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Scope and Content
Personal records consisting of periodicals, correspondence, books, posters, photographs, record albums, etc., relating to gay activism generally and Queer Nation in particular. A box of buttons was removed and need to be catalogued in the Artifacts database. Small artifacts: hand-made Gay is Good p…
Collection
Archives
Material Type
Graphic material
Textual records
Part Of
Bruce Eakin fonds
Fonds Number
F0124
Scope and Content
Personal records consisting of periodicals, correspondence, books, posters, photographs, record albums, etc., relating to gay activism generally and Queer Nation in particular. A box of buttons was removed and need to be catalogued in the Artifacts database. Small artifacts: hand-made Gay is Good patch; souvenir slug of visit to Disneyland
Storage Location
01 : S.01.01
02-03 : S.02.01
Description Level
Fonds
Accession Number
1995-131
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Cabbagetown Group Softball League fonds

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Archives
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Cabbagetown Group Softball League fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Date Range
1977-2014
Scope and Content
The fonds consists of records created by the CGSL executive committee. The fonds includes textual records created by the CGSL executive committee regarding the organization of regular-season softball games, social events and post-season tournaments. Records include meeting minutes, election materia…
Collection
Archives
Material Type
Textual records
Graphic material
Object
Moving image
Date Range
1977-2014
Part Of
Cabbagetown Group Softball League fonds
Creator
Cabbagetown Group Softball League
Fonds Number
F0036
Language
English
Physical Description
90 cm of textual records ca. 300 photographs : col.; 4 x 6 cm or larger ca. 120 photographs : col. negatives ; 35 mm 13 posters : 61 x 38 cm or smaller 1 banner : 55 X 90.5 cm 2 film reels of moving images (32 min) : nitrate, original, 24 fps, col., sd. 3 DVDs of moving images (48 min) : digital, col., si. 4 VHS of moving images (duration unknown) 3 CD-ROMs : 500 MB, 135 textual files, 219 jpegs 64 garments (29 t-shirts, 27 jerseys, 4 caps, 2 jackets, 1 sweatshirt, 1 muscle shirt) 52 objects (9 awards, 6 medallions, 32 button badges, 4 patches, 1 pin)
Extent
.9 m
Physical Condition
In Series 10: CGSL Photos & Event Guest Books, many colour photographs are fused together and require conservation.
History / Biographical
The Cabbagetown Group Softball League (CGSL) was officially founded in 1977 by a group of baseball enthusiasts who had gathered to play in an informal fashion at the Riverdale baseball diamond since 1975. They organized with the mandate to provide an opportunity for members of the gay community and their supporters to play softball in a competitive and open atmosphere, free from discrimination on the basis of age, race, physical ability and sexual orientation. For this reason, the founding members wanted the league to be managed by the members themselves and to be free from commercial sponsorship which might lead to valuing of athletic skill over free participation. It was also a founding ideal that the league would have no political affiliation. The league originally comprised four teams and followed the rules published by the Canadian Amateur Softball Association (Softball Canada). In 1978, the league seems to have been briefly known as the “Cabbagetown Professional Group Softball League”. In that same year, the number of teams increased to eight and the CGSL held the first Canada Cup tournament, hosting teams from New York and Milwaukee. The Canada Cup became an annual tournament held every July, with teams from across Canada and the United States taking part. In 1979, the league’s first constitution was published, which stipulated that any changes had to be ratified by a majority vote of two-thirds of its members. In 1980, the constitution was challenged by some members who proposed making the league more competitive. The proposition failed to win sufficient support and a number of members left to found the Riverdale Softball League (RSL). That year, the CGSL was a founding member of the North American Gay Alliance, later known as the North American Gay Amateur Athletic Alliance (NAGAAA), which qualified the league to take part in the annual Gay World Series organized under their aegis. The CGSL was elected to host the 5th annual Gay World Series in Toronto in August of 1981, better known as “Series V”. That year, they began following the rules of the American Softball Association to facilitate cross-border participation at tournaments. In 1982 the league voted to allow commercial sponsorship of teams due to the rising costs of tournament organization. In 1983 the RSL disbanded and its members joined the CGSL. Shortly thereafter, in order to accommodate the varying wishes of members, two tiers of teams were created, one recreational and the other competitive. By the late 1990s, there was a separate women’s division in the league. In 2000, the CGSL hosted Gay World Series in Toronto, better known as “Series 2000”. In addition to playing softball, the league organizes annual events, including awards banquets and social gatherings. The league is also active in charity fundraising. The CGSL hosts an annual Christmas party where donations of cash and toys are collected to be distributed through The 519 Church Street Community Centre.
Scope and Content
The fonds consists of records created by the CGSL executive committee. The fonds includes textual records created by the CGSL executive committee regarding the organization of regular-season softball games, social events and post-season tournaments. Records include meeting minutes, election materials, team schedules, correspondence, financial information, posters, photographs and moving images. The majority of the records pertain to the activities carried out in Toronto, but some of the records pertain to tournaments held throughout the United States.
Storage Location
1983-001/01-02 : 5.5.8 1989-059/01 : 7.4.6 2011-081/03 : 7.4.5 2011-081/01-02 : 7.4.3 2014-121/01, 04-05, 07, 14 : 7.4.6 2014-121/02-03, 06, 08 : 7.4.5 2014-121/9, 11 : 7.4.4 2014-121/10 : 7.4.3 2014-121/12 : 7.8.1
Access Restrictions
No restrictions on access.
Conservation
In most cases, original file folders were removed and replaced with archival quality file folders. In some cases, plastic binders were removed and contents inserted into folders. In all cases, original titles were retained wherever possible.
Arrangement
Original order was retained. Fonds has been arranged into thirteen series: 1-CGSL Executive Committee records 2-CGSL Constitution 3-CGSL Historical Summaries 4-CGSL Newsletters 5-CGSL Canada Cup records 6-CGSL World Series Committee records 7-CGSL Team-specific records 8-CGSL Records concerning the Riverdale Softball League 9-CGSL Records concerning the Toronto Sports Alliance 10-CGSL Photos & Event Guest Books 11-CGSL Awards 12-CGSL Team uniforms and 13-CGSL Button Badges
Description Level
Fonds
Accession Number
1983-118, 1983-119, 1989-059, 2011-081, 2014-121
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Campaign for Equal Families fonds

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Archives
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Campaign for Equal Families fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Date Range
[198?-]; predominant 1994-1995
Scope and Content
The fonds consist of records and artifacts maintained and accumulated by the Campaign for Equal Families. The fonds has been arranged into seven series: administrative files, campaign files, provincial meetings files, subject files, videocassettes, artifacts, and photographs. Included in the fonds …
Collection
Archives
Material Type
Textual records
Date Range
[198?-]; predominant 1994-1995
Part Of
Campaign for Equal Families fonds
Creator
Campaign for Equal Families
Fonds Number
F0098
Language
English
Physical Description
52 cm of textual records 1 video cassette 4 objects 3 photographs
Extent
.52 m
History / Biographical
The Campaign for Equal Families was founded at a community meeting in Toronto on May 24, 1994. Its original focus was lobbying for the passage of the Ontario provincial government’s Bill 167, The Equality Rights Statute Amendment Act, 1994. The organization undertook similar lobbying campaigns for Bill 45 and Bill C-41. The Campaign closed its Church Street office in December 1995.
Scope and Content
The fonds consist of records and artifacts maintained and accumulated by the Campaign for Equal Families. The fonds has been arranged into seven series: administrative files, campaign files, provincial meetings files, subject files, videocassettes, artifacts, and photographs. Included in the fonds are correspondence, memoranda, press releases, reports, essays and papers, forms, lists, agendas, newsletters, flyers, pamphlets, texts of legislative debates and bills, petitions, programmes, cards, newspaper clippings, financial records, notes, meeting minutes, invoices, an educational kit, offers to lease, grant application packages, an insurance policy, a speech, a videocassette, magnets, plaques, and photographs.
Storage Location
/01-/03 : 8.4.3 F.3.2 V.2.1 /04 L.3.1
Access Restrictions
Open
Arrangement
The accession was extensively culled, which consisted of removing duplicate copies of records and transferring newspaper clippings to the vertical files of the CLGA. Several files within this fonds were artificially constructed by the archivist. The fonds has been arranged into seven series: 1-Administrative files 2-Campaign files 3-Provincial Meetings files 4-Subject files 5-Videocassettes 6-Objects and 7-Photographs
Description Level
Fonds
Accession Number
1995-127 (unable to locate, not included), 1995-244
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