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(Author Surname Year Published)


The Harry Smith Archives is run by Rani Singh, former assistant to Smith and now director of the archives.  The archive holds Smith's films, a number of paintings, personal correspondence and various collections (tarot cards, string figures, "realia," gourds, paper airplanes).  I have already begun correspondence with Singh and her assistant and foresee a continued professional relationship.

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