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Newspaper Collection - US Newspapers by State & City

US Newspaper Collection: Introduction

The following geographical listing of U.S. newspapers is arranged by state and then alphabetically by city. Brackets [ ] indicate incomplete holdings. For the most accurate holdings information consult with a Reference Librarian or check the online catalog.  Current UMass Amherst students, faculty, and staff enjoy remote access to the online resources while others are welcome to use these resources within the University Libraries.

The W.E.B. Du Bois Library at the University of Massachusetts Amherst houses an outstanding newspaper collection. Acquired through purchase, donation, and subscription, these primary sources document historical events as they occurred by those who witnessed them.  Newspapers provide a treasure-trove of information for genealogists - vital research clues (relationships, dates, addresses, etc.), insights into ancestors’ daily lives, and private tidbits unavailable elsewhere.

Massachusetts Newspapers: Amherst to Fall River

City Newspaper Name Holdings Location
Amherst Aggie Life 10/1890-10/16/1901 UM Microfilm A334,
    10/1890-10/16/1901 UM SCUA Microforms/190/11
    10/1890-10/16/1901 Online: Archive.org
  Amherst Bulletin 1984-06/1990 UM Microfilm A993
    1994- Online: Massachusetts NewsBank
    Current issues DuBois Library 5th Floor
  Amherst Hampshire Record 10/11/1978-02/1979 UM Microfilm A338
  Amherst Journal Record 12/1953-1964 UM Microfilm A338
  Amherst Morning Record 03/1979-02/1980 UM Microfilm A338
  Amherst Record 05/1868-1953, 1965-10/1978 UM Microfilm A338
  College Signal 11/06/1901-06/1914 UM Microfilm A334  
    11/06/1901-06/1914 UM SCUA Microforms/190/12
     11/06/1901-06/1914 Online: Archive.org
  Free Valley Advocate [1975] UM Microfilm A265
  Hampshire and Franklin Express 09/13/1844-01/20/1865 UM Microfilm A338
  Hampshire Express 01/27/1865-04/30/1868 UM Microfilm A338
  The Massachusetts Collegian 09/15/1914-05/05/1967 UM Microfilm A334
    09/15/1914-05/05/1967 UM SCUA Microforms/190/13
    09/15/1914-05/05/1967 Online: Archive.org
  Massachusetts Daily Collegian 1967- UM Microfilm A334
    1967- UM SCUA Microforms/190/13
    1967- Online: Archive.org
    Current issues Du Bois Library 5th Floor
  Mother of Voices [1967-1969] UM Microfilm A265
  New Roots [1978-1982] UM Microfilm A265
  Valley Advocate 1973-1976, 1978- UM Microfilm A635
    [1973-1977] UM Microfilm A265
Attleboro Speak Easy 1968 undated issue, 04/1969 UM Microfilm A265
Barre Barre Gazette 1835-06/1838, 05/1839-1862 UM Microfilm A1040
  Barre Patriot [1844-1855] UM Microfilm A1038
  Barre Weekly Gazette [06/1838-05/1839] UM Microfilm A1040
  Farmer's Gazette 06/1834-05/1835 UM Microfilm A1040
  The Wachusett Star 11/1847-06/1848 UM Microfilm A1039
Boston Agricultural Intelligencer and Mechanic Register 01/1820-07/1820 UM SCUA S1 A164
  American Avatar [1969] UM Microfilm A265
  The American Apollo [1792] UM Microfilm A82 Reel 1
    1792-1794 UM Microprint 2
  American Herald [04/1784-06/1788] UM Microprint 4
  The American Herald and the General Advertiser 01/1784-03/1784 UM Microprint 4
  The Argus 07/1791-06/1793 UM Microprint 5
  The Avatar [1967-1968] UM Microfilm A265
  Bay State Banner 09/25/1965-12/27/1979 Online: Ethnic NewsWatch
  Bay Windows 12/10/1998- Online: LGBT Life with Full Text
  The Beacon Hill Times 06/2002- Online: Alt-PressWatch
  Boston Banner 1965-1979 Online: Ethnic NewsWatch History
    03/05/1992- Online: Ethnic NewsWatch
  The Boston Chronicle 10/1767-06/1770 UM Microprint 1
    [1769] UM Microfilm 2332
    [07/1769-08/1769] Online: Mass. Historical Society
  Boston Courier 07/1843-01/1847 UM Microfilm A845
  Boston Daily Evening Transcript 1866-11/09/1872 UM Microfilm A165
    1872-04/07/1960 UM Microfilm A37
  Boston Daily Globe 1925-06/1943 UM Microfilm A400
  Boston Evening Post 08/18/1735-04/25/1775 UM Microprint 50
    10/20/1781-01/10/1784 UM Microprint 4
    [1765, 1767-1775] UM Microfilm 2332
    [1765, 1767-1775] Online: Mass. Historical Society
  Boston Evening Transcript 1854-09/1866, 11/1872-1915 UM Microfilm A165
    07/1938-08/1938 Online: CRL
  Boston Gazette [1719-1741] UM Microprint 25
    1721-05/21/1722 Online: Burney Collection
  Boston Gazette and Country Journal 04/12/1756-04/05/1779 UM Microprint 25
    [1765-1777] UM Microfilm 2332
    [1765-1777] Online: Mass. Historical Society
  Boston Gazette and the Country Journal 04/12/1779-12/30/1793 UM Microprint 25
  Boston Gazette and Weekly Republican Journal 1794-09/17/1798 UM Microprint 25
  Boston Gazette or Country Journal 04/1755-04/05/1756 UM Microprint 25
  Boston Gazette or New England Weekly Journal 10/20/1741 UM Microprint 25
  Boston Gazette or Weekly Advertiser 1753-04/01/1755 UM Microprint 25
  Boston Gazette or Weekly Journal 10/27/1741-1752 UM Microprint 25
  Boston Globe 1960- UM Microfilm A37
    Current issues Du Bois Library 5th Floor
    1960-1983 Online: ProQuest Hist. Newspapers
    04/23/2000-07/27/2007 Online: Massachusetts History Online
    1872-1979 Online: Historical Boston Globe
    1980- Online: ProQuest Boston Globe
  The Boston Herald 1881-10/07/1917, 1919-07/09/1967 UM Microfilm A154
    Current issues Du Bois Library 5th Floor
    1982- UM Microfilm A169
  Boston Herald American 1973-1982 UM Microfilm A169
    10/24/1976-12/26/1976 UM Microfilm A316
  Boston Herald and Boston Journal 10/08/1917-1918 UM Microfilm A154
  Boston Herald Traveler and Record American 06/1972-12/1972 UM Microfilm A169
  Boston News-Letter 04/24/1704-1726 UM Microprint 20
    04/24/1704-06/30/1707 UM F 67 H67
  The Boston News-Letter 10/1757-03/1762 UM Microprint 20
  The Boston News-Letter & the New Eng. Chronicle 1762-03/1763 UM Microprint 20
  Boston Patriot 03/1809-03/1816 UM Microfilm A1036
  Boston Patriot and Daily Chronicle 12/1817-06/1819 UM Microfilm A1036
  Boston Patriot and Daily Mercantile Advertiser 07/1819-1820 UM Microfilm A1036
  Boston Patriot and Morning Advertiser 03/1816-05/1817 UM Microfilm A1036
  Boston Phoenix 1973-01/2011 UM Microfilm A955
    [1970-1971, 1975-1985] UM Microfilm A265
  Boston Pilot (1838) 1838-1857 Online: CRL
  The Boston Post-Boy 06/1750-1754 UM Microprint 15
  The Boston Post-Boy and Advertiser 05/1763-09/1769 UM Microprint 15
    [1765, 1767] UM Microfilm 2332
    [1765, 1767] Online: Mass. Historical Society
  Boston Weekly Advertiser 08/1757-1758 UM Microprint 15
  Boston Weekly News-Letter 10/29/1730-08/25/1757 UM Microprint 20
    [1769] UM Microfilm 2332
    [1769] Online: Mass. Historical Society
  The Boston Wkly News-Letter & the Mass Gazette 05/26/1768-09/21/1769 UM Microprint 20
  The Boston Weekly Post-Boy 04/1735-06/1750 UM Microprint 15
  Broadside & The Free Press [1969-1970] UM Microfilm A265
  The Censor 11/1771-05/1772 UM Microprint 1
    1771-1772 UM Microfilm A82 Reel 8
  Christian Science Monitor 1908-03/28/1925, 1983- UM Microfilm A23
    Current issues Du Bois Library 5th Floor
    01/02/1980- Online: Middle East Newsstand
    1980- Online: ABI Inform Complete
    1980- Online: LexisNexis Academic
    1989- Online: Westlaw Campus Research
    1995- Online: Academic Search Premier
  Christian Science Monitor (Atlantic edition) 1925-10/22/1960 UM Microfilm A23
  Christian Science Monitor (Central edition) 07/1955-08/1955 Online: CRL
  Christian Science Monitor (Eastern edition) 1960-09/30/1983 UM Microfilm A23
  The City Record and Boston News-Letter 11/1825 UM Microfilm A83 Reels 74, 914
  Columbian Centinel 06/1790-10/1799 UM Microprint 6
    09/1804-1820 UM Microprint 7
  Columbian Centinel and Massachusetts Federalist 10/1799-09/1804 UM Microprint 6-7
  The Congregationalist and Christian World 05/1901-1906 UM Microfilm A83 Reels 1919-1924
  The Continental Journal and Weekly Advertiser 05/1776-06/1787 UM Microprint 19
    [1776, 1778] UM Microfilm 2332
    [1776, 1778] Online: Mass. Historical Society
  Daily Evening Transcript 1848-1853 UM Microfilm A165
  Federal Orrery 10/1794-1796 UM Microprint 2
  Free Press Boston [07/1968-08/1968] UM Microfilm A265
  Fusion [1968-1973] UM Microfilm A265
  Gay Community News 01/26/1980-1999 Online: Alt-PressWatch, GenderWatch
    01/26/1980-1999 Online: GenderWatch
  GlobalPost 12/28/2009- Online: Middle East Newsstand
  Green & Russell's Boston Post-Boy & Advertiser 1759-05/1763 UM Microprint 15
  The Guardian 07/26/1902-10/22/1904 Online: CRL
    08/25/1906-11/15/1913 Online: CRL
  Herald of Freedom 09/1788-07/1791 UM Microprint 5
  Herald Traveler 07/10/1967-06/18/1972 UM Microfilm A154
  Hysteria [1970-1971] UM Microfilm 2337 Reel 2
  Independent Chronicle 09/1776-10/1776 UM Microprint 8
    12/1801-05/1817 UM Microprint 8-9
  Independent Chronicle & Boston Patriot 06/1817-12/1817 UM Microfilm A1036
  The Independent Ledger and American Advertiser 1-5  1778 UM Microprint 31
  The Independent Ledger & The Am. Advertiser [1778-1786] UM Microprint 31
  Jewish Advocate 08/22/1991- Online: Ethnic NewsWatch
  The Liberator 1831-12/27/1834 UM Microfilm A83 Reel 391
    01/03/1835-12/28/1838 UM Microfilm A83 Reel 392
    01/04/1839-12/30/1842 UM Microfilm A83 Reel 393
    01/06/1843-12/25/1846 UM Microfilm A83 Reel 394
    1847-12/27/1850 UM Microfilm A83 Reel 395
    01/03/1851-12/29/1854 UM Microfilm A83 Reel 396
    01/05/1855-1858 UM Microfilm A83 Reel 397
    01/07/1859-12/26/1862 UM Microfilm A83 Reel 398
    01/02/1863-12/29/1865 UM Microfilm A83 Reel 399
    1831-1865 Online: Accessible Archives
    1833, 1847, 1849, 1856-1857 UM E 449 L678 Oversize
    1859, 1862, 1864-1865 UM E 449 L678 Oversize
  The Massachusetts Centinel 10/1784-06/1790 UM Microprint 6
  The Massachusetts Centinel & The Republican J. 03/1784-10/1784 UM Microprint 6
  The Massachusetts Gazette & Boston News-Letter 04/07/1763-05/19/1768 UM Microprint 20
    [1765] UM Microfilm 2332
    [1765] Online: Mass. Historical Society
  Massachusetts Gaz. & Boston Wkly News-Letter [1770-1771, 1773-1774] UM Microfilm 2332
    [1770-1771, 1773-1774] Online: Mass. Historical Society
  The Mass. Gazette & The Boston Post-boy & Adv. 10/1769-04/1775 UM Microprint 20
    [1769-1773] UM Microfilm 2332
    [1769-1773] Online: Mass. Historical Society
  Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly 2001- Online: LexisNexis Academic
    2001- Online: LegalTrac
    2001- Online: Massachusetts History Online
    2005- Online: Regional Business News
    2012- Online: Westlaw Campus Research
  Massachusetts Spy 07/1770-10/1772 UM Microprint 1
  The Massachusetts Spy or Thomas's Boston J. 10/1772-04/1775 UM Microprint 1
  Medical News-Paper or The Dr. & the Physician 1822-02/1824 UM Microfilm A83 Reel 217
  New England Chronicle 04/1776-09/1776 UM Microprint 8
    [1776] UM Microfilm 2332
    [04/1776-05/1776] Online: Mass. Historical Society
  The New England Courant 08/1721-06/1726 UM Microprint 3
    08/1721-09/09/1723 Online: Burney Collection
  The New England Weekly Journal 03/1729-10/1741 UM Microprint 28
  The Pilot 1858-1865 Online: CRL
  Progressive Platter [1981-1985] UM Microfilm A265
  Publick Occurrences 09/25/1690 UM F 67 H67
  Record American 10/1961-06/17/1972 UM Microfilm A169
  The Resistance [1968] UM Microfilm A265
  Sunday Herald Advertiser 1973-10/17/1976 UM Microfilm A316
  The Weekly News-Letter 01/05/1727-10/22/1730 UM Microprint 20
  The Weekly Rehearsal 09/1731-08/1735 UM Microprint 3
  Woman's Journal 01/06/1917-05/26/1917 UM Microfilm 6811a Reel 199
    01/08/1870-10/12/1912 UM Microfilm 6811a Reels 184-198
    1892-1893 UM Microfilm A306
  Woman's Journal and Suffrage News 10/19/1912-12/30/1916 UM Microfilm 6811a Reels 198-199
Cambridge Community Press Service [1972-1973] UM Microfilm A265
  Cultural Survival Voices 10/31/2001-Summer 2008 Online: Ethnic NewsWatch
  Lavender Vision [1971 and undated] UM Microfilm 2337 Reel 2
  El Mundo 03/26/1992-08/24/1994 Online: Ethnic NewsWatch
  The New England Chronicle or The Essex Gazette 05/1775-04/1776 UM Microprint 16
    [1775-1776] UM Microfilm 2332
    [1775-1776] Online: Mass. Historical Society
  The Old [1968-1971, 1981] UM Microfilm A265
  The Real Pa [1973-1977] UM Microfilm A265
  Sojourner 1999/2000-2002 UM Microfilm A1211
  Top Secret [1969] UM Microfilm A265
Dorchester The Bay State Banner Current issues only Du Bois Library 5th Floor
  Boston Haitian Reporter 04/30/2001-09/2013 Online: Ethnic NewsWatch
  The Boston Irish Reporter 01/01/1994- Online: Ethnic NewsWatch
Easthampton Valley Advocate 1996- Online: Massachusetts NewsBank
Fall River Daily Evening News 1863-1881 UM Microfilm A254
  Daily Globe 04/1885-10/1885 UM Microfilm A252
  Fall River Daily Globe 1889-01/1894 UM Microfilm A252
  Fall River Daily Herald 02/1877-06/1885, 04/1886-1893 UM Microfilm A253
  Fall River News 04/1851-03/1865 UM Microfilm A255
  Fall River Weekly News 04/1846-03/1851 UM Microfilm A255

Massachusetts Newspapers: Greenfield to Worcester

City Newspaper Name Holdings Location
Greenfield The Daily Recorder-Gazette 06/27/1932-01/04/1936 UM Microfilm A1203 Reels 61-76
  Franklin Herald 01/1812-08/1822 UM Microfilm A1201 Reels 1-4
  Franklin Herald and Public Advertiser 09/1822-06/1827 UM Microfilm A1206 Reels 5-6
  The  Free Soil 1848 UM Microfilm A1173
    1848 UM SCUA E 420 F8 1848 Oversize
  Gazette and Courier 1841-07/1899 UM Microfilm A1202 Reels 5-23
  Gazette and Mercury 1837-07/1841 UM Microfilm A1202 Reel 4
  Greenfield Daily Recorder 1920-06/25/1932 UM Microfilm A1203 Reels 12-61
  Greenfield Gazette 08/1792-02/1795 UM Microfilm A1200 Reel 1
    1798-1811 UM Microfilm A1200 Reels 2-5
  Greenfield Gazette and Franklin Herald 1827-06/1837 UM Microfilm A1202 Reels 1-3
  Greenfield Gazette or Mass. & VT Telegraphe 03/1795-1797 UM Microfilm A1200 Reels 1-2
  Greenfield Recorder 1900-1919 UM Microfilm A1203 Reels 1-11
    11/19/1969-08/1985 UM Microfilm A1203 Reels 252-444
    Current issues Du Bois Library 5th Floor
  Greenfield Recorder-Gazette 01/06/1936-1966 UM Microfilm A1203 Reels 76-234
  Greenfield Recorder Gazette and Courier 1967-11/18/1969 UM Microfilm A1203 Reels 234-252
  The Impartial Intelligencer 02/1792-07/1792 UM Microfilm A1200 Reel 1
  New Roots [1978-1982] UM Microfilm A265
    1981-1982 Five College Depository
  New Roots for the Northeast 1979-1981 Five College Depository
  Recorder 1997- Online: Massachusetts NewsBank
  The Recorder 09/1985-1999 UM Microfilm A1203 Reels 445-573
  The Traveller 1811 UM Microfilm A1200 Reel 5
Hyannis Cape Cod Times 09/18/2002-11/05/2014 Online: Mass. History Online
Lawrence Preview [1982-1983] UM Microfilm A265
Montague Zig Zag 1967 undated issue UM Microfilm A265
New Bedford The CVN (Cape Verdean News) 01/15/1990-12/2010 Online: Ethnic NewsWatch
  The CVN (Cape Verdean News) (1979-1989) 05/31/1979-12/31/1989 Online: Ethnic NewsWatch
  Evening Standard 01/1893-11/1893 UM Microfilm A258
Newburyport The Current [1979-1981] UM Microfilm A265
North Adams The Advocate 2010-2014 Online: Massachusetts NewsBank
  North Adams Transcript 2003-2014 Online: Massachusetts NewsBank
North Andover Eagle-Tribune 2008- Online: Westlaw Campus Research
Northampton Daily Hampshire Gazette 1890- UM Microfilm A669
    Current issues Du Bois Library 5th Floor
    1994- Online: Massachusetts NewsBank
    1992- Online: ABI Inform Complete
  The Hampshire Daily Herald 09/1883-12/1883, 07/1884-1885 UM Microfilm A747
  Hampshire Gazette 01/04/1820-1917 UM Microfilm A668
  The Hampshire Gazette 09/13/1786-07/19/1815 UM Microfilm A668
    09/1786-1796 Online: Historic Northampton
  Hampshire Gazette and Northampton Advertiser 07/26/1815 UM Microfilm A668
  Hampshire Gazette and Publick Advertiser 08/02/1815-12/28/1819 UM Microfilm A668
  Hampshire Herald 02/1845-08/1848 UM Microfilm A954
    02/1845-01/1848 UM SCUA AP 2 H18 Oversize
  Northampton Courier 1829-1831, 11/16/1831-10/26/1858 UM Microfilm A668a
  Northampton Courier and Hampshire Sentinel 05/18/1831-11/09/1831 UM Microfilm A668a
  Northampton Daily Herald 10/1885-04/11/1921 UM Microfilm A747
Pittsfield Berkshire County Eagle 1861-1863 UM Microfilm A1318
  Berkshire Eagle 2003- Online: Massachusetts NewsBank
    2008-2010 Online: Westlaw Campus Research
    2004- Online: LexisNexis Academic
  The Pittsfield Sun 08/09/1807-08/29/1807, 07/1813-1820 UM Microfilm A1026
  The Pittsfield Sun or Republican Monitor 1806-08/1807 UM Microfilm A1026
  Sun 09/1807-07/1813 UM Microfilm A1026
Quincy Patriot Ledger 1995- Online: LexisNexis Academic
Roxbury Bay State Banner 1965-1979 Online: Ethnic NewsWatch History
    1992- Online: Ethnic NewsWatch
  Le Chronic 04/03/1968 UM Microfilm A265
Salem The Essex Gazette 04/1768-05/1775 UM Microprint 16
    [1775] UM Microfilm 2332
    [04/1775-05/1775] Online: Mass. Historical Society
  Massachusetts Gazette 11/28/1785-11/11/1788 UM Microprint 30
    [1769, 1771] UM Microfilm 2332
    [1769, 1771] Online: Mass. Historical Society
  The Salem Evening News 2008- Online: Westlaw Campus Research
  Salem Gazette 10/18/1782-11/22/1785 UM Microprint 30
  The Salem Gazette 01/05/1790-12/29/1820 UM Microprint 41
  The Salem Mercury 04/15/1788-12/29/1789 UM Microprint 41
  The Salem Mercury: Polit., Commercial, & Moral 10/14/1786-04/08/1788 UM Microprint 41
Somerville Radical America [1980-1985] UM Microfilm A265
    [1967-1992] UM HD 4802 R33 Per
    [1975, 1983-1984, 1988-1989] UM SCUA Vega 166-169
  Resist [1982-1985] UM Microfilm A265
Springfield BusinessWest 1989-1992, 1994/1995- UM Microfilm A1063
    Current year Du Bois Library 5th Floor
  Common Sense [1969] UM Microfilm A265
  The Free Press of Springfield 12/1968 UM Microfilm A265
  The Morning Union 10/21/1976-05/30/1987 UM Microfilm A161
  New Unity [1972-1973, 1975, 1980-1981] UM Microfilm A265
  The Republican 04/07/2003-10/2006 UM Microfilm A161
    11/16/2008-08/15/2008, 09/2008- UM Microfilm A161
    Current issues Du Bois Library 5th Floor
    1988- Online: Massachusetts NewsBank
  Springfield Advocate 1996-1998 Online: Massachusetts NewsBank
  Springfield Daily News [1968-1975] UM Microfilm A672
  Springfield Examiner 2011- Online: Massachusetts NewsBank
  Springfield Republican 09/08/1824-01/03/1835 UM Microfilm A36
    01/06/1838-12/26/1846 UM Microfilm A36
    1877-08/1886, 1887-09/26/1946 UM Microfilm A36
    1988- Online: Massachusetts NewsBank
    1947-10/20/1976 UM Microfilm A161
  Springfield Union 1947-10/20/1976 UM Microfilm A161
  The Sunday Republican Current issues Du Bois Library 5th Floor
  Union-News 06/1987-04/06/2003 UM Microfilm A161
  Valley Advocate [1973-1977] UM Microfilm A265
    Current issues Du Bois Library 5th Floor
Stockbridge Berkshire Star 11/30/1815-12/28/1820 UM Microprint 49
    11/1815-1820 UM Microfilm A1049
Stow Wild Flowers 10/1968, 05/1969 UM Microfilm A265
Sudbury Reunion 07/31/1994-10/31/1996 Online: Ethnic NewsWatch
Wayland Tapestry 1985 undated issues UM Microfilm A265
Wellesley The Searcher 04/1968-05/1968 UM Microfilm A265
West Somerville Black Circles 06/1975 UM Microfilm A265
  RT 02/1976-03/1976 UM Microfilm A265
Worcester The American Herald and the Worc. Recorder 08/21/1788-10/08/1789 UM Microprint 4
  Haswell's Mass. Spy or Am. Oracle of Liberty 05/1778-06/1778 UM Microprint 1
  The Mass. Spy or American Oracle of Liberty 05/1775-05/1778 UM Microprint 1
  The Massachusetts Spy or Worcester Gazette 10/1810-02/1811 UM Microprint 1
  National Aegis 12/02/1801-12/27/1814 UM Microfilm A1025
  Thomas's Mass. Spy or Am. Oracle of Liberty 06/1778-05/1781 UM Microprint 1
  Thomas's Mass. Spy or Worcester Gazette 04/1788-10/1810 UM Microprint 1
  Thomas's Mass. Spy or The Worcester Gazette 05/1781-03/1786 UM Microprint 1
  Vocero Hispano Latest 6 months Du Bois Library 5th Floor
  The Worcester Magazine 1786-1788 UM Microprint 1
    04/1786-03/1788 UM Microfilm A82 Reel 33
  The Worcester Punch [1967-1969] UM Microfilm A265
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