Guide to the Papers of Maurice Rapf, Circa. 1929 - 2001Manuscript MS-1021

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Title:

Guide to the Papers of Maurice Rapf, Circa. 1929 - 2001

Call Number:

Manuscript MS-1021

Collection Dates:

Circa. 1929 - 2001

Size of Collection:

30 boxes (45 linear ft.)

Abstract:

Maurice Raph (1914-2003), screen writer and film studies professor. Contains personal and professional correspondences, newspaper clippings, scripts, information regarding Dartmouth's film studies program, sheet music, and playbills. Also, travel documents, personal finances.

Access to Collection:

Unrestricted.

Use & Access

The materials represented in this guide may be accessed through the Rauner Special Collections Library at Dartmouth College. Rauner Library is located in Webster Hall. The materials must be used on-site and may not leave Rauner Library.

Rauner Special Collections Library is open to the public and in most cases no appointment is necessary. The exception is in the case of materials stored off site for which there may be a delay of up to 48 hours in retrieval. Please consult the Access to Collection statement below or contact Rauner Reference.

Access to Collection

Unrestricted.

Use Restrictions

These materials may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.).

Introduction to the Collection

The Papers of Maurice (Maury) Rapf contain personal and professional correspondence, newspaper clippings, scripts, screenplays, information regarding Dartmouth's film studies program, sheet music, reels of film, student work, magazine articles, and playbills. Also included are travel documents and information about personal finances. The papers document Rapf's experience in the film industry, his efforts to create a film department at Dartmouth, his time as a professor in the Drama and Film Departments at Dartmouth, and his later life in Hanover.

Of special note, includes original copies of Rapf's scripts.

Biography

Maurice Rapf (1914-2003). Screen writer and Professor of Film Studies at Dartmouth. Member of the Dartmouth College class of 1935

Series, Box & Folder List

Series 1, Papers, circa 1929-2001

Contains personal and professional correspondence, reviews, clippings, resumes, recommendations, reports, budgets, scripts, typescripts of interviews, photographs, lecture notes, student papers, and conference programs related to Rapf's time as a Dartmouth professor.

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box: 1, Dates: circa 1986 -1998

Includes professional and personal correspondence, movie reviews, newspaper clippings, Maury Rapf's resumes and Songs from the South material, Dartmouth student recommendations and citation reports, proposed film budgets, travel documents, and movie scripts. Also includes social security administration documents.

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Box: 2, Dates: circa 1990-2001

Includes reviews, newspaper clippings, typed phone interviews, class lectures, letters of rejection, personal and professional correspondence, colour photographs. Multiple bank statements and medical forms.

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Box: 3, Dates: circa 1956-2001

Includes personal and professional correspondence, Dartmouth student papers, tax documents, sample writing material and writing guides, receipts, newspaper clippings, conference programs, and receipts of donations to the Dartmouth Film Program.

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Box: 4, Dates: circa 1945-1999

Includes copies of Maurice Rapf's typewritten scripts, and some magazines.

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Box: 5, Dates: circa 1957-1985

Includes records of My First Week at Dartmouth, other scripts, Disney notes, personal and professional typewritten correspondence, horse betting notes, short stories and story ideas, unfinished projects, and a limited number of financial papers.

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Box: 6, Dates: circa 1935-1980

Includes scripts, script drafts, fan letters, personal and professional correspondence, newspaper articles, reviews, job search material, and publicity for Maurice's work, as well as newspaper articles about Dartmouth, and copies of The Dartmouth. Several bills, bank statements, and trust information.

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Box: 7, Dates: circa 1945-1965

Includes movie scripts, television scripts, some research, handwritten notes, opera programs, typed professional correspondence, story ideas, newspaper clippings, copies of The Dartmouth>

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Box: 8, Dates: circa 1942-1989

Contains typed professional correspondence, handwritten personal correspondence, scripts, copies of The Dartmouth, and an article in Dartmouth's alumni magazine. As well, newspaper clippings, and magazines. Also includes many tax and travel documents, and receipts.

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Box: 9, Dates: circa 1960-1988

This box contains packaging and registered mail receipts, personal correspondence, bank statements, scripts, and professional correspondence.

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Box: 10, Dates: circa 1985-2000

Contains scripts, bills, Dartmouth film studies information, personal and professional correspondence, programmes, and lecture notes.

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Box: 11, Dates: Circa 1983-1986

Contains magazines, photographs, thesis proposals, bills, journals, fliers, personal correspondence , and scripts.

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Box: 12, Dates: circa 1971-1994

Contains newspaper clippings, scripts, Dartmouth film studies information, film reviews, notes, lecture notes, finances, and travel documents.

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Box: 13, Dates: circa 1982-1988

This box contains Dartmouth film course notes, magazine clippings, notes, Rapf's scripts, and student scripts. Of note in this box are the photographs of Dartmouth alumni.

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Box: 14, Dates: circa 1964-1990

Contains Dartmouth lecture notes and film society information, newspaper clippings, student scripts, and Rapf's scripts.

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  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 15, Dates: unknown

Contains a wooden box with Rapf's pipe, his eyeglass case, a zipper, and a drawing.

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Box: 16, Dates: circa 1929-2000

Contains scripts, bank statements, sheet music, magazine clippings, and copies of "The Dartmouth."

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  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 17, Dates: circa 1971-1984

Contains a book, an Ottaway list, and a copy of the script of "The Merchant of Menace."

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Box: 18, Dates: circa 1969-1992

Contains copies of the Dartmouth alumni magazine, other magazines, bills, obituaries, student scripts, laybills, newspaper clippings, a sports book, Rapf's scripts, and bank statements. Of note in the box are the files pertaining to Rapf's arrest.

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  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Series 2, Addendum 1, circa 1930-1980

Contains clippings, correspondence, notes, screenplays, scrapbooks, clippings, pamphlets and student papers and grades.

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box: 19, Dates: circa 1950-1980

Contains correspondence, notes, outlines, screenplays, film treatments, class lecture notes, student papers, and articles. Of note is work on a screenplay for the 1954 film, Father Brown, authored by Rapf. The student papers were written by students in Rapf's class during his tenure as a Dartmouth College Film Professor. The articles included in the box are related largely to Hollywood and the film industry.

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Box: 20, Dates: circa 1980's

Contains copies of original and adapted film treatments and screenplays, class and lecture notes, and syllabi. The screenplays were written by students for Rapf's film class.

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Box: 21, Dates: circa 1960-1980

Contains newspaper and magazine clippings, transcripts of students' grades, class notes, assignments, and other materials. The clippings relate to Hollywood and the film industry as well as to Dartmouth campus issues.

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Box: 22, Dates: circa 1930-1980

Contains copies of screenplays, pamphlets, correspondence, a book, and lecture notes. Of note are several copies of a screenplay entitled The Prodigals, authored by Rapf.

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Box: 23, Dates: 1940's-1980's

Contains class and lecture notes, pamphlets, many newspaper clippings, a scrapbook, and photographs of picture stills from silent films. The class and lecture notes relate largely to technical aspects of film, such as the editing process. Of note are several pamphlets celebrating the opening of the Lowe Theater.

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Series 3, Addendum 2, 1945-2001

Contains wide ranging files related to Rapf's teaching of Drama at Dartmouth College and personal and professional correspondence.

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box: 24, Dates: 1951-1995

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Wilson Equipment, 1984-1985
  • Folder: 2, Drama 53 - Comments on Student Work (LaValley), 1984
  • Folder: 3, Drama 53 Tape subjects - to come, undated
  • Folder: 4, Drama 53 - Sample Proposals, undated
  • Folder: 5, Drama 53 1984 Handout Materials, undated
  • Folder: 6, For filing or reply, 1984
  • Folder: 7, Appointments 1984, 1984
  • Folder: 8, As With Shadows, undated
  • Folder: 9, "Conversation with Jon Alpert and Keiko Tsuno" - Drama 56, 1980
  • Folder: 10, Denison, D.C. "Video Arts Guru" for Drama 56, 1982
  • Folder: 11, Equipment Purchases M.R., 1984
  • Folder: 12, Film Appointment 1980-84, 1980-1981
  • Folder: 13, Oklahoma 1984, 1984
  • Folder: 14, Resumes - 1984, 1984
  • Folder: 15, Work Study, 1984
  • Folder: 16, Albert LaValley, 1984
  • Folder: 17, Student Recommendations, 1984
  • Folder: 18, Computer Print-outs, 1984
  • Folder: 19, Secretary Search, 1984
  • Folder: 20, Bill Smith, 1984-1985
  • Folder: 21, Hood Museum, 1980-1984
  • Folder: 22, Student Film Newsletter, 1974-1977
  • Folder: 23, Jason Russ, undated
  • Folder: 24, Film Clippings - M.R. Interviews, 1970-1976
  • Folder: 25, Dartmouth pays, 1979
  • Folder: 26, Film Clippings - Book Reviews, 1976
  • Folder: 27, M. Rapf Clippings - Re: TV, 1978
  • Folder: 28, Short student Screenplays, undated
  • Folder: 29, Requiring Current Attention, 1981-1982
  • Folder: 30, Steve Oakes, 1980
  • Folder: 31, Drama 89: The Creative Process: Film, 1978-1979
  • Folder: 32, M.R. Clippings - Film Education and Liberal Arts, 1967-1971
  • Folder: 33, Course Materials, 1984-1987
  • Folder: 34, Documentary Ideas, 1981-1983
  • Folder: 35, Mayer-Grant Proposals, 1979-1985
  • Folder: 36, Alumni in Movies, 1985-1987
  • Folder: 37, Documentary Ideas, 1989
  • Folder: 38, Handouts, circa 1980- 1995
  • Folder: 39, Nugget, 1951
  • Folder: 40, Treatment Samples, circa 1936-1994
  • Folder: 41, Film Clippings - M.R. - New York, 1974-1975
  • Folder: 42, Clippings - Film Buying and Selling Ratings, 1967-1978
  • Folder: 43, Clippings - Interesting Criticism, 1970-1978
  • Folder: 44, Clippings - Trends in Art and Fiction, 1968-1971
  • Folder: 45, Press Kits, 1968
  • Folder: 46, Griffin and Efteriades, 1988
  • Folder: 47, Drama 52 - fall '79, 1979
  • Folder: 48, Drama 52, 1982
  • Folder: 49, Candidates, 1982
  • Folder: 50, Techniques - Acting, 1978-1979
  • Folder: 51, Drama 53 - Visitors - Winter 1984, 1984
  • Folder: 52, Vasulka - Drama 53 - 1984, 1984
  • Folder: 53, Drama 58 1987 - Student projects/screenplays, part one, 1987
  • Folder: 54, Drama 58 1987 - Student projects/screenplays, part two, 1987
  • Folder: 55, Newspaper Clippings, 1979-1987
  • Folder: 56, Dartmouth Material 1978 Fall, 1978

Box: 25, Dates: 1974-1995

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Newspaper Clippings, 1974-1988
  • Folder: 2, Drama 7 - Film 84 - Comments on Student Work, 1985
  • Folder: 3, Conference and Lecture notes, undated
  • Folder: 4, Tape Subjects, 1976
  • Folder: 5, First Scenes, 1995
  • Folder: 6, Daniel Katz, 1990
  • Folder: 7, Debbie Healy, undated
  • Folder: 8, Ray Rho, undated
  • Folder: 9, Student Screenplays 1994, 1994
  • Folder: 10, Lounger, undated
  • Folder: 11, Correspondence, 1982-1987
  • Folder: 12, Course Materials, 1979-1984
  • Folder: 13, Comments and grades Drama 53 - Summer 1984, 1984
  • Folder: 14, Student Short Screenplay samples, undated
  • Folder: 15, Treatments - "The Five-Forty-Eight", 1991-1992
  • Folder: 16, Student Screenplays - 1991, 1991
  • Folder: 17, First Screenplays, undated
  • Folder: 18, Student Screenplays, undated
  • Folder: 19, Drama 48 Materials, 1987
  • Folder: 20, Student SP projects, undated
  • Folder: 21, Conferences- rosters - comments (Film 33), 1989-1991
  • Folder: 22, Gordon - W92, 1992
  • Folder: 23, Nealon, 1992
  • Folder: 24, Nelson - Rubin - Aaron, 1992
  • Folder: 25, Eames - King, 1992
  • Folder: 26, Already Conferred Screenplays, 1992
  • Folder: 27, Bastidas - Mitchell - Schott - Jenokur, 1992
  • Folder: 28, Park R. Dougherty, 1984-1990

Box: 26, Dates: 1945-2001

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Dartmouth in Film Education, 1965-1968
  • Folder: 2, Motion Picture Association of America - Year in Review June 1968, 1968
  • Folder: 3, Dartmouth Alumni Magazine Articles, undated
  • Folder: 4, Photographs, circa 1970
  • Folder: 5, DFS Hitchcock Series Booklet - 1965 fall, 1965
  • Folder: 6, Notecard - personal notes, undated
  • Folder: 7, National Center for Film Study Materials, undated
  • Folder: 8, Lee Miller, 1996-2001
  • Folder: 9, Letters of notes of value, 1994-1997
  • Folder: 10, "Defeated" - a play in one act, undated
  • Folder: 11, Tarloff Project, 1995
  • Folder: 12, "The Sixth Son" - Dartmouth Medical Article, 1993
  • Folder: 13, Poem Booklet by Dilys Laing, undated
  • Folder: 14, Shooting Schedule copy - Hanover/Norwich area, undated
  • Folder: 15, Concordia, 1991-2000
  • Folder: 16, David H. Story Honors Project, 1985
  • Folder: 17, Watson, circa 2000
  • Folder: 18, DART - spring 1973, 1973
  • Folder: 19, "Hanover and Hollywood" - Valley News article by Rapf, undated
  • Folder: 20, Index cards with speech notes, 1975
  • Folder: 21, "Between You and Me" - original treatment, 1945
  • Folder: 22, "Interstate" - screenplay by David Thomson, undated
  • Folder: 23, Assorted notecards, 1984
  • Folder: 24, Voice Article - "Against the Current", 1985
  • Folder: 25, LaValley letter, 1985
  • Folder: 26, Salesweek - 1960, 1960
  • Folder: 27, Miscellaneous treatments and screenplays, circa 1970
  • Folder: 28, "The Lazarus Walk" - Goldberg screenplay, 1984
  • Folder: 29, "Not Relief But Release" M. Rapf film for IIRR, undated
  • Folder: 30, Student Screenplays - winter ‘96, 1996
  • Folder: 31, Report of the Task Force on Alcohol, 1995
  • Folder: 32, Newsletter 1996, 1996
  • Folder: 33, Toledo, 1995-1996
  • Folder: 34, Dart Days - Winter Carnival, 1995
  • Folder: 35, Film 33 - 1996, 1996
  • Folder: 36, Film 33 - 1996 Materials, 1996
  • Folder: 37, Film 33 - materials, 1991-1996
  • Folder: 38, Student Screenplays - Feb. 1996, 1996
  • Folder: 39, Film Studies Review, 1996
  • Folder: 40, Hayes, 1994
  • Folder: 41, The Salesman Film, 1963
  • Folder: 42, Film Society - Ideas, undated
  • Folder: 43, Family Circle Pictures, undated

Box: 27, Dates: 1951-1996

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Wolfenden - Dottin, 1992
  • Folder: 2, Salesman - print promotions, 1964
  • Folder: 3, Stills Magazine - winter ‘82, 1982
  • Folder: 4, Dartmouth Publications and Mother Jones Magazine, 1984-1985
  • Folder: 5, Copies of The Nation, 1985
  • Folder: 6, Copies of The Hampton Chronicle-News, 1985
  • Folder: 7, Animation Magazine - winter ‘91, 1991
  • Folder: 8, Monthly Review - Oct. ‘88, 1988
  • Folder: 9, First National City Bank Film Documents, 1961-1962
  • Folder: 10, FNCB Film Misc. Notes and Documents, 1961-1962
  • Folder: 11, FNCB film Correspondence, 1961-1962
  • Folder: 12, FNCB film Memo Book, undated
  • Folder: 13, FNCB film French Materials, undated
  • Folder: 14, FNCB film Spanish Materials, undated
  • Folder: 15, FNCB film Portuguese Materials, undated
  • Folder: 16, "The Star Treatment" - William Boardman, 1988
  • Folder: 17, "The Killing Kind" - Elliot West, undated
  • Folder: 18, 55-year Reunion Report - Class of ‘35, 1990
  • Folder: 19, "Making the Echoes Ring" - Chas Carner, 1990
  • Folder: 20, Film Quality Guidelines & List of Prints, undated
  • Folder: 21, Harper & Row 1986 Annual Report, undated
  • Folder: 22, Motion Picture Production Informational Materials, undated
  • Folder: 23, "A Comparison in Film Genre" - L.E. Murray, 1985
  • Folder: 24, "Between You and Me" treatment and UPA Correspondence, 1951
  • Folder: 25, Geller Correspondence, 1983-1984
  • Folder: 26, "Spy Story" - Michael Myers, 1985
  • Folder: 27, The Study of Motion Pictures in Colleges, 1965
  • Folder: 28, DFS Film Series ‘66-'67, 1966-1967
  • Folder: 29, Newspaper articles on film - ‘67, 1967
  • Folder: 30, Dartmouth Film Course Correspondence, 1966-1967
  • Folder: 31, Dartmouth Film Course Notes, 1966-1967
  • Folder: 32, Hopkins Center Programs 1967, 1967
  • Folder: 33, Dartmouth Film Course Information, 1967
  • Folder: 34, Drama 58 - Clippings, 1980
  • Folder: 35, Drama 58 - Various Notes and Background Material, 1974-1975
  • Folder: 36, Emerson College CS201 Syllabus, 1996
  • Folder: 37, Daughter of the Earth treatments, 1981
  • Folder: 38, Dartmouth-related correspondence ‘85-'86, 1985-1986
  • Folder: 39, 50th Reunion Souvenir Book of Speeches, 1985
  • Folder: 40, Letter - Alumni Committee for a Strong Dartmouth, 1986
  • Folder: 41, Newspaper article on Brian Moore film, 1986
  • Folder: 42, Letters and Clips 1977-1981, 1977-1981
  • Folder: 43, Letters and Clips 1986-1987, 1986-1987
  • Folder: 44, Boardman, 1989
  • Folder: 45, Items from Summer 1990, 1990
  • Folder: 46, Hopkins Correspondence, 1986-1987
  • Folder: 47, Misc. Clips and Correspondence ‘85-'87, 1985-1987
  • Folder: 48, M.R. file 1977, 1977
  • Folder: 49, Misc.; including letters from students, Dr. Seuss, Jim Goldstone, 1987-1988
  • Folder: 50, Henry Beates Williams, 1983-1987

Box: 28, Dates: 1972-1992

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, GA Trip 1990, 1990
  • Folder: 2, ILEAD Lectures, 1988-1992
  • Folder: 3, Blair Watson, 1991
  • Folder: 4, Henry Williams, 1983
  • Folder: 5, Brian Porzak, 1986
  • Folder: 6, Raymond Durgnat, 1982-1985
  • Folder: 7, Teaching Applicants, 1991-1992
  • Folder: 8, Film Studies Program, 1979-1992
  • Folder: 9, Kendal, 1986
  • Folder: 10, Peace Film Festival, 1987-1991
  • Folder: 11, Stanfill, 1984-1987
  • Folder: 12, Verity, 1984-1987
  • Folder: 13, "150 Years of Growth", 1980-1981
  • Folder: 14, Class Notes, 1972-1979 (Index cards), 1972-1979
  • Folder: 15, Class Notes, 1980 (Index cards), 1980
  • Folder: 16, Class Notes, 1981 (Index cards), 1981
  • Folder: 17, Class Notes, 1982-1983 (Index cards), 1982-1983
  • Folder: 18, Class Notes, 1984 (Index cards), 1984
  • Folder: 19, Class Notes, undated (Index cards), undated
  • Folder: 20, 6 Conant Road key, undated

Series 4, Addendum 3, 1949-2002

Contains miscellaneous files on Dartmouth and Long Island and New York City homes.

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box: 29, Dates: 1949-2002

Access Restrictions

Unrestrcted

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Dartmouth/Dickey/The Blacklist, 1949, 1953
  • Folder: 2, Charlie Jackson, Re: Budd Schulberg and the Blacklist, 1949, 1952
  • Folder: 3, "A Dog's Tale", 2000-2002
  • Folder: 4, Arthur Mayer's Memoirs, 1981
  • Folder: 5, "Banned in Boston", 1935
  • Folder: 6, Computer File, Undated
  • Folder: 7, Miscellaneous- June 1996, 1996
  • Folder: 8, Current Correspondence, 1996
  • Folder: 9, New Story, 1999
  • Folder: 10, Clippings- Bernstein Reviews, 1997
  • Folder: 11, Arthur and Lily Mayer, including his last lecture, 1978-1981
  • Folder: 12, Re: Budd Schulberg, 1981
  • Folder: 13, Ted Timreck "Ives", 1985
  • Folder: 14, "Big Change in World Markets", undated
  • Folder: 15, 161 Apt., 1981-1983
  • Folder: 16, Freighter Travel, 1993-1995
  • Folder: 17, Dune Road House, 1980-1986
  • Folder: 18, Dune Road- 1981, 1981
  • Folder: 19, Barrier Beach Association, Westhampton, NY, 1970-1990
  • Folder: 20, Legal Documents, 1986-1987
  • Folder: 21, Notice of Adoption (Law), 1987
  • Folder: 22, Dune Road, 1985-1987
  • Folder: 23, Westhampton Beach, 1994-1995
  • Folder: 24, Barrier Beach Association, Westhampton, NY, 1985-1986
  • Folder: 25, 161 W. 86th NYC, 1992-1996
  • Folder: 25, Computer Files, 1962-1997 (?)
  • Folder: 26, Misc. Film and Dartmouth Materials, c. 1979-1985
  • Folder: 27, 161 W. 8th St. NYC`, 1984-1986

Series 5, Addendum 4, 1948

Paintings

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box: 40, Dates: 1948

Contains one John Wulp watercolor painting, untitled

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted

Box Contents

  • There is no folder listing for this box.

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