Full CV

Craig Fees, PhD, MA, AB, RMARA

EDUCATION

1988

PhD., Institute of Dialect and Folklife Studies, School of English, University of Leeds, England.

Dissertation Title: Christmas Mumming in a North Cotswold Town: With Special Reference to Tourism, Urbanisation and Immigration-Related Social Change

For a Review, see: Tom Pettitt: “Christmas Mumming…” Roomer 7:3 (1989), pp. 46-48 [“A major event in the study of English customary drama“…]

1981

MA, Department of Theater Arts and Rhetoric, Occidental College, Los Angeles, California.

Thesis Title: Medieval Theater in Indo-European Context

1974

AB, Department of Theater, Occidental College, Los Angeles, California

EMPLOYMENT

2011 to present

Archivist and Development Officer, Planned Environment Therapy Trust Archive and Study Centre

2010 to present

Course tutor and author, Centre for Archive and Information Studies (CAIS), University of Dundee

Author and distance learning tutor, Oral History Module

2010 to 2011

Project Director (part-time), Therapeutic Living With Other People’s Children: an oral history of residential therapeutic child care c. 1930 – c. 1980“.

Designed, prepared grant application and directed ambitious Heritage Lottery Fund supported, award-winning, 21-month project which ran from January 2010 through October 2011. For further information, see the Final Report (this will take you to the pdf download on the project website).

2007 to present

Honorary Research Fellow, History of Medicine Unit, University of Birmingham

2005 to 2011

Archivist (part-time), Planned Environment Therapy Trust Archive and Study Centre

Having been made redundant by the Trust as a cost-saving measure, I was re-hired on a part-time basis to carry on the work established from 1988-2005 (see below), with a special focus on strictly archival tasks relating to the backlog which developed as a consequence of increasingly tight resources following the economic downturn in the wake of the 9/11/2001 attacks and the slow recovery, hitting charitable investments as well as sources of external funding.

1988 to 2005

Founding Archivist, given title of Director in 2002, Planned Environment Therapy Trust Archive and Study Centre

Given responsibility by a small British charitable trust (Registered Charity No. 248633) to build a dynamic and professional archive and study centre from scratch, based originally on one archive collection housed in an adapted bedroom. Currently holds over 200 archive collections, with a Research Library of over 7,000 volumes, an oral history collection of more than 2,000 recordings, and an active web-site and information service, housed in a building specially adapted in the late 1990s, with a substantial purpose-built extension completed in 2002. On the basis of the work achieved, I was awarded Registered Member status through experience by the Society of Archivists (now the Archives and Records Association) in 2003.

Freelance and Consultancy

2012

Oral History Consultant, “Land, Cultural Heritage and Identity in the Scottish Highlands”, an oral history-centred project based at the University of Gloucestershire led by Dr. Iain Robertson

2006 to 2007

External Evaluator, “Generations Talking”, a pilot project by the exciting local heritage group Wildrose Heritage and Arts in Hebden Bridge, for a projected larger, more extensive oral history project

2004 to 2006

Associate Monitor, Heritage Lottery Fund, “Spinning Yarns: Voices from the Heritage Coast”, an ambitious oral history project of the Bridport, Devon, Museums Trust

2004

Group Facilitator, Oral History Society Committee

Facilitating a weekend residential retreat, during which the Committee examined its history and functioning, as part of a successful transition in the life of the Committee, a restructuring of its decision-making processes, and the creation of a new business plan.

2004

Group Facilitator, East Midlands Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (EMLAC)

Facilitating a day of reflection and envisioning by the Management Team.

2003 to 2004

Expert Advisor, Heritage Lottery Fund

Advising the Heritage Lottery Fund on the merits and issues needing to be addressed by applicants for oral history projects.

Training

2003 to present

Recognised Trainer, Oral History Society/British Library oral history trainings

Facilitating Oral History Society/British Library “Introduction to Oral History” as well as bespoke oral history training events. Training events convey historical, theoretical, legal, technical and archival information and advice, as well as hands-on training and discussion, and typically involve groups of 8-12 participants, ranging within a group from students without experience, to journalists, to experienced older local community historians, to academics.

VOLUNTARY SERVICE

Professional, General

2013 to 2014

Member, Expert Advisory Group, East Villa Therapeutic Community.

A proposed dialectical behaviour therapy informed day therapeutic community for men with personality disorders, planned as a joint venture between The Retreat, York, and Community Links.

2012 to present

Member, Mulberry Bush Organisation

2008 to 2015

Committee Member, Information and Communication Officer, Child Care History Network

Founding member of organisation created to provide a setting within which interested persons can share information about the history of child care and develop ways of preserving, valuing and promulgating history.

2007 to present

Honorary Director, Institute for the History and Work of Therapeutic Environments (IHWTE)

A joint initiative of the Planned Environment Therapy Trust and the History of Medicine Unit at the University of Birmingham, based in the Planned Environment Therapy Trust Archive and Study Centre

2004 to present

Trustee, Member of the Committee, The Oral History Society

The national Oral History organisation (Registered Charity Number 2888050)

2000 to 2006

Trustee/Director, Arbours Association of Therapeutic Communities

The Arbours Association is a Registered Charity, Number 263608, with therapeutic communities in North London in which men and women in emotional, psychological and social difficulties can live in supportive therapeutic environments

1998 to present

Gloucestershire Representative, Oral History Society Regional Network

The Oral History Society Regional Network is a network of practicing oral historians who ‘are all members of the Society experienced in oral history and willing to assist anyone new to oral history or wanting to discuss their work in detail with someone who is sympathetic and knowledgeable.’ The role is a varied, and fully voluntary one. The Heritage Lottery Fund refers applicants and potential applicants to Network members for feedback and advice, and Networkers generally offer practical and theoretical advice and information to local history groups, students and academics; loaning equipment where appropriate, and providing informal tutoring and training where appropriate.

2005 to 2007

1998 to 2000

Trustee, Member of Executive Committee, Association of Therapeutic Communities

Now amalgamated with the Charterhouse Group of Therapeutic Communities to form The Consortium for Therapeutic Communities (TCTC), the Association of Therapeutic Communities was the main British membership organisation for therapeutic communities and individuals who were involved, for the most part, with adults in ‘democratic’ therapeutic communities. I was an ATC member of the Joint Associations Working Group which in 2007 laid the foundations for the ultimate merger with the Charterhouse Group to form TCTC.

1996 to 2000

Director/Co-ordinator, “Celebrating Memory: An oral history of the Society of Archivists and its Members”

Society of Archivists 50th anniversary celebration project. For further information, see the project Handbook.

1995 to 2000

Secretary, Society of Archivists Film and Sound Group

Editorial

2005 to present

International Board Member, Therapeutic Communities: The International Journal for Therapeutic and Supportive Organizations

Originally published by the Association of Therapeutic Communities, now published by Emerald on behalf of The Consortium for Therapeutic Communities

2001 to 2004

Founding and Executive Editor, Joint Newsletter (of the Association of Therapeutic Communities / Charterhouse Group of Therapeutic Communities / Planned Environment Therapy Trust)

This was the first major collaborative and extended project of the three main charities devoted to therapeutic community in Britain, and made it possible to showcase the richness of the shared therapeutic community heritage, while bringing archival concerns and a variety of new voices into print. All twelve issues are online at http://archive.pettrust.org.uk/jointnewsletter.

1999 to 2002

Reviews Editor, Therapeutic Communities: The International Journal for Therapeutic and Supportive Organizations

Published by the Association of Therapeutic Communities

1997 to 2005

Member, Editorial Group, Therapeutic Communities: The International Journal for Therapeutic and Supportive Organizations

Published by the Association of Therapeutic Communities

1994 to 2001

Editor, Newsletter of the Planned Environment Therapy Trust Archive and Study Centre

http://archive.pettrust.org.uk/newsletter.htm

1986 to 1989

Founding Co-editor, Talking Folklore

Journal of the British Folk Studies Forum.

Local Community, General

1990 to 2008

Founding Trustee of the Guild of Handicraft Trust, Reg. No. 1007696.

Based in Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire, we formed the Trust in 1990 to preserve, document and help to bring to the notice of the public the legacy of craft and design produced in the North Cotswolds. With the help of a substantial grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Trust adapted a tithe barn within Chipping Campden to create the Court Barn Museum, a regional archive, library, museum and educational centre devoted to Art, Craft and Design in the North Cotswolds.

1999 to 2005

Dumbleton Cricket Club, Dumbleton, Gloucestershire

Taught cricket and team skills to under-9s at Dumbleton Cricket Club (summers only, on one of the most beautiful village cricket grounds in England). It began as a way to occupy my four year old son while his sister took part in the big children’s cricket, but children accrued, and I found myself taking weekly groups. Thank goodness for a background in baseball and Little League.

1999 to 2003

Parent Governor, Oak Hill Church of England Primary School, Alderton, Gloucestershire

Member of Board of Governors, with special responsibility for Performance Management and web-site

2002, May to June

Local community oral history workshop leader Series of oral history workshops with volunteers in Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire, as part of Heritage Lottery Fund funded “Awards for All” oral history project.

PUBLICATIONS

Monographs

2011

“Therapeutic Living With Other People’s Children: An oral history of residential therapeutic child care, c. 1930-c.1980” HG-08-16728: Final Report to the Heritage Lottery Fund Covering the period January 2010 – October 2011 (3rd edition). Adobe pdf document from otherpeopleschildren website

1997

Celebrating Memory: An oral history of the Society of Archivists and its members. Handbook.

Includes “Some Themes in the History of the Society of Archivists”, “Chronology of the Society of Archivists 1946-1980”

1991

The Imperilled Inheritance: Dialect and Folklife Studies at the University of Leeds 1946-1962. Harold Orton and the English Dialect Survey (Folklore Society Publications, London).

Edited Monographs

1994/1995

Memories of an Old Campdonian, by Fred Coldicott

(Campden and District Historical and Archaeological Society, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire). 2nd edition 1995.

1990

Residential Experience

(Association of Workers for Maladjusted Children)

Collected papers on therapeutic residential work with emotionally and behaviourally disturbed children.

1986/1997

A Child in Arcadia: The Chipping Campden Boyhood of H.T. Osborn 1902-1907

(Campden and District Historical and Archaeological Society, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire). 2nd edition, 1997.

Edited letters from H.T. Osborn to Craig Fees and others, with editor’s Introduction.

1985

Local Studies by the students in Mrs. Thorpe’s third and fourth year class, St. James’ School, Chipping Campden, Glos.

Privately printed, using photocopier. Copy deposited in Gloucestershire Archives.

Introductions and Afterwords

2009

Introduction to the IHWTE Publication Series”, in Tony Rees, “An Obscure Philanthropist”: Frank Mathews 1871-1948, Castle View Books (Leominster), pp. 241-243

1994

“Editor’s Introduction”, in Fred Coldicott, Memories of an Old Campdonian Campden and District Historical and Archaeological Society (Chipping Campden)

1985 (1996)

“Introduction”, in H.T. Osborn, A Child in Arcadia: The Chipping Campden Boyhood of H.T. Osborn 1902-1907, and “Editor’s Note to the Second Edition” [1996], Campden and District Historical and Archaeological Society (Chipping Campden).

Papers in edited books

1996

“Tourism and the Politics of Authenticity in a North Cotswold Town”, in Tom Selwyn, ed., The Tourist Image: Myths and Myth Making in Tourism (John Wiley and Sons, Chichester), pp. 121-146.

Articles in journals

2015

R.D. Hinshelwood and Craig Fees, “Joint responsibility as an attitude of mind (working alongside) a letter by David Wills in the PETT archives”, Therapeutic Communities 36:3, pp. 186-191

2006

RadioTC International”, Oral History 34:2, pp. 18-20

2003

“Introduction” to two archive articles by Richard Crocket, “Notes on the architectural requirements of the therapeutic community approach to psychiatry in district general hospitals” (1972) and “Therapeutic community adaptation of standard plans for district general hospital psychiatric wards” (1973), Therapeutic Communities 24:3, pp. 227-231

2001

Preface: Unpublished Classics: “Children’s Hostels” by Arthur T. Barron (1943)”, Therapeutic Communities 22:4, pp. 292-295

1999

Obituary: Dr. Josephine Lomax-Simpson – ‘Doc’ (11 March 1925 – 25 May 1999), Therapeutic Communities 20:3 (1999), pp. 231-236.

1998

From the Archives 3”, Therapeutic Communities 19:3 pp. 247-248

1998

‘“No Foundation All the Way Down the Line”: History, Memory, and ‘milieu therapy’ from the view of a specialist archive in Britain’, Therapeutic Communities 19:2, pp. 167-178.

1998

“From the Archives”, Therapeutic Communities 19:1, pp. 65-66

1997

“From the Archives”, Therapeutic Communities 18:4, pp. 310-311

1996

“Obituaries: Appreciation [Marie Slocombe]”, Folk Music Journal 7:2, pp. 272-273

1994

“Damn St. George! Some Neglected Home Truths in the History of British Folk Drama, or Bring Out the Dead” Traditional Drama 3, pp. 1-14.

1991

“Maxwell Jones: Bibliography: Papers, Lectures and Other Publications”, International Journal of Therapeutic Communities 12:2/3, pp. 157-167.

1991

The Historiography of Dialectology”, Lore and Language 10:2, pp. 67-74.

1991

“The Greek Mummers: A Challenge”, Folklore 102:1, pp. 108-110

[In which I made a £50 challenge which was not taken up, and I guess we can consider expired]

1990

Reflections of a Folklorist in a Residential Therapeutic Community for Emotionally Deprived and Disturbed Children”, Maladjustment and Therapeutic Education 8 (2), pp. 68-73. Reprinted in Folklore in Use 1 (1993).

1990

“Mummers and Momoeri: A Response”, Folklore 100 (2), pp. 240-247.

1989

“Review of ‘Tales Until Dawn: Sgeul gu Latha: The World of a Cape Breton Gaelic Story-Teller’, by Joe Neil MacNeil (translated and edited by John Shaw)”, Reading Folklore 3, pp. 33-36

1989

“Glances Through Periodicals”, Reading Folklore 3, pp. 17-24

1989

“Review of ‘The Forbidden Zone’ by Michael Lesy”, Reading Folklore 3, pp. 9-11

1989

“Review of ‘UFOs 1947-1987: The 40-Year Search for an Explanation’, compiled and edited by Hilary Evans, with John Spencer”, Reading Folklore 3, pp. 1-5

1989

“Tradition/Modern”, Talking Folklore 6, pp. 57-63

1988

“Review of ‘Comparative Mythology, by Jaan Puhvel”, Reading Folklore 2, pp. 21-32

1988

Community Folklore: Folk Memory in a North Cotswold Community”, Talking Folklore 1 (4), pp. 22-38.

1988

“Maypole Dance in the 20th Century: Further Studies of A North Cotswold Town”, Traditional Dance 5/6, pp. 97-134.

1987-88

“Review: Staffordshire Folk Drama, by Alex Helm”, Reading Folklore 1, pp. 7-8

1986-87

“The Americanisation of Britain: On the Offensive”, Talking Folklore 1:2, pp. 25-33

1986-87

“Introduction”, Talking Folklore 1:2, pp. 1-2

1986

“A Reply to Stephen Sayers”, Talking Folklore 1:1, pp. 29-31

1986

Gordon Ashman, Craig Fees and Steve Roud, “Introduction”, Talking Folklore 1:1, pp. 1-5

Articles in Newsletters

2005

Insight into an archive specialising in records devoted to work with disturbed, delinquent and distressing people”, ARC: Archives, Records Management and Conservation No, 196: December, pp. 4-5

2004

Hello, I must be going” [Editorial], Joint Newsletter 12, pp. 2-4

2004

Review of Face to Face With Children by Joel Kanter, Joint Newsletter 11, p. 37

2004

What is an archive for?Joint Newsletter 10, p. 48

2003

Wellcome Witness Seminar: February 18, 2003. ‘Beyond the asylum: anti-psychiatry and care in the community”, Joint Newsletter 7, p. 16.

2003

Harry Wilmer and ‘People Need People’” and “Dr. Harry Wilmer, interviewed by Craig Fees”, Joint Newsletter 7, pp. 55-56.

2003

An Engaged Archive and Study Centre” [A brief article originally written for the Society of Archivists’ Specialist Repository Group Newsletter.]

2002

Oral History, Adding Value, and Archives“, Film and Sound Group News 16 (June 2002), pp. 8-10

2002

Archivist/Director’s Report”, Joint Newsletter 5, pp. 23-27

2001

“Quality Network of Therapeutic Communities Launched: The Community of Communities’ – 26.10.01”, The Clinical Governance Support Service Bulletin, Number 21:November, pp.3-4

2001

Classic Turns 30 – Maurice Bridgeland’s Pioneer Work With Maladjusted ChildrenJoint Newsletter 3, p. 30.

2000

“Disasters, Major and Minor”, Film and Sound Group News 13 (December 2000), pp. 3-5; reprinted, with permission, as “Disasters, Near and Far”, in the Newsletter and Annual Report: From the Planned Environment Therapy Trust Archive and Study Centre 5 (December 2000) .

1999

“Celebrating Memory”/ “OHF-Online: Oral History Forum Online”, Film and Sound Group News 10 (June 1999), pp. 8-10.

1998

“Oral History Questionnaire” / “The Film and Sound Group Web-site” / “Celebrating Memory”, Film and Sound Group News 9 (December 1998), pp. 1-3.

1991

“Sources for the Mumming in Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire 1860-1900”, Roomer 8:1, pp. 10-12

1990

“BBC and Mumming No. 3: An Initial List”, Roomer 7:4, pp. 58-66

1989

“The BBC and Mumming no. 2: The BBC’s Influence on Folk Customs: A Case”, Roomer 7:2, pp. 23-26

1988

“The BBC and Mumming No. 1”, Roomer. The Newsletter of the Traditional Drama Research Group 7:1, pp. 2-9

1986

“Local Customs: Camden [sic] Maypole Dance IV: Between the Wars”, Folkwrite 32, pp. 13

1986

“Local Customs: Campden Maypole Dance III”, Folkwrite 28, pp. 16

1986

“Local Customs: The Guild of Handicraft”, Folkwrite 26, pp. 11

1986

“Local Customs: The Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire, Maypole Dance”, Folkwrite: The Folk Magazine for Gloucestershire 23, pp. 31

1986

“Correspondence”, Roomer 6:6, pp.55-56

1986

“Correspondence”, Roomer 6:3, pp. 16-17

1986

“Review: Ancient and Medieval Theatre: A Historiographical Handbook by Ronald W. Vince (1984)”, Roomer 6:3, pp.18-22

1985

“Notes and Queries”, Roomer 5:3, p. 30

1985

“Craig Fees replies [to letter from E.C. Cawte]”, Roomer 5:3, pp. 28-29

1984

Steve Roud and Craig Fees, “Notes on a Quest for Dragons”, Roomer 4:6, p. 61

1984

“Obituary: George Richard Greenall (19th October 1909 – 18th October 1984)”, Roomer 4:6, pp. 53-54

1984

“Toward Establishing the Study of Folk Drama as a Science”, Roomer 4:5, pp.41-51

Online

2010

Published as “A Fearless Frankness” in Children Webmag (September) http://www.childrenwebmag.com/articles/child-care-history/a-fearless-frankness

 Presented (2009) as “A Fearless Frankness: The professional formation of psychiatrist Donald Winnicott, and a crucial lost episode in the history of
therapeutic residential child care”

pdf download

2008

“Lost Bridges and Residential Therapeutic Child Care: Howard Jones (1918 –2007) and Reluctant Rebels”

Children Webmag (May) http://www.childrenwebmag.com/articles/child-care-history/lost-bridges-and-residential-therapeutic-child-carehoward-jones-1918-–2007-and-reluctant-rebels

Unpublished presentations

2016

“Creating places of belonging: Reflections on ‘Therapeutic living with other people’s children’ – a transformational experience”. Conference: ‘Global Futures’, Archives and Records Association Annual Conference, London, September 2, 2016

2016

“Background, evolution and issues in an online oral history course”. Conference: ‘Beyond Text in the Digital Age? Oral History, Images and the Written Word’, Oral History Society Annual Conference, London, July 9, 2016

2014

“Archive problems are fun problems”: Building an archive service around traumatic experience: Continuity, change, and thoughts towards the future”. Conference: ‘Survival of the Fittest: strengths, skills and priorities for 2014 and beyond’, Archives and Records Association Annual Conference, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, August 29, 2014

2014

“‘No Foundation All the Way Down the Line’ Revisited: Analysis and reflections on 30 years of working with and building community processes through oral history” Conference: “Community Voices: Oral History on the Ground”, Oral History Society Annual Conference, Manchester, July 19, 2014

2013

Getting it Right; Getting it Wrong: Archives, Internet, Oral History, and Accessibility in the ‘Therapeutic Living With Other People’s Children’ project“. Prepared for ‘Reclaiming Lost Childhoods – Seminar 3’:  “The Past Online: Developing a Web-based Care Archive”, 5th September 2013, University of Strathclyde [not delivered due to car failure]

2011

“The ‘Therapeutic Living’ project: Origins and Overview”, presentation as part of the project conference, “The Struggle of Memory Against Forgetting: Telling the story and sharing the experiences of residential child care”, University of Birmingham Medical School, Birmingham

2010

“Case Study: ‘Therapeutic Living With Other People’s Children'”, presentation at “From Coalface to Facebook? Using new social media and technology to record, remember and share child care experience” Child Care History Network Annual Conference

2009

A Fearless Frankness: The professional formation of psychiatrist Donald Winnicott, and a crucial lost episode in the history of therapeutic residential child care.

Paper presented at “Therapeutic Community, The Archive, and Historical Research” a one-day workshop organised by Dr. Jonathan Toms at the Modern Records Centre at the University of Warwick on November 21st, 2009. An earlier version was presented in May 2009 at the University of Stirling in the Department of Applied Social Science seminar series.

pdf download

2008

“How do we know who cared? and what they cared for?” A life story approach to archives of therapeutic environments and a celebration of the people who saved them

Paper presented at the Oral History Society’s 2008 annual conference, “WHO CARED? ORAL HISTORY, CARING, HEALTH AND ILLNESS: Marking 60 years of the National Health Service”
held in the Medical School of the University of Birmingham, July 4-5 2008

2002

“Meditation on Methodology”, Oral History Society Network annual meeting, 28.9.2002.

1999

This Land is Your Land…a specialist archive and study centre for ‘alternative’ therapeutic and educational environments”, Oral History Society Conference, 15.5.1999

1999

“Open or Closed? Access in small repositories”, Religious Archives Group/Charity Archivists and Records Managers Group Conference ‘Mind and Body: The Church and Health’, held at Partnership House, London, 27.4.1999.

Presentation of my experience in the creation and use of an archive web-site, and its impact on the Archive and its work.

1998

Celebrating Memory: An Oral History of the Society of Archivists and its Members. An illustrated Report”, Society of Archivists Annual Conference, September 9, 1998, Sheffield

1997

“Setting up a web-site by a small archive”, paper commissioned by Simon Wilson for the Business Archives Council

1996

Invited discussant on “Specialist Repositories”, Society of Archivists South West Regional Meeting, Wells.

1990

“That’s A-Buggered It”: the BBC and local culture, c. 1930-c.1960″, Vaughan Williams Memorial Library Lecture by Craig Fees in the library at Cecil Sharp House, London, 20 April 1990
Recorded by Clare Gilliam

1990

“Shut Thee B—- Mouth”, Campden and District Historical Society, Town Hall, Chipping Campden, 15 February 1990

1985

“Campden vs. Ashbee”, Campden Town Hall, 19 September 1985

1984

“Overlooking the Obvious”. Paper read at the annual Traditional Drama Conference, University of Sheffield.

“The Paper which I originally prepared I am not now going to deliver, mainly because of the discussion we are going to have this afternoon [Traditional Drama Studies: A Critical Discussion]. This Paper that I am doing now has to do explicitly with the field of folk drama research, and I am hoping to put that whole field of research into question.” [first paragraph, from transcription by Ron Shuttleworth, 1998].

Broadcasts

1996, May 7

‘Planned Environment Therapy Trust Archive and Study Centre’, BBC Radio Gloucestershire

1989, September 6

“Timewatch: The Land of Lost Content”, BBC 2 (television),

Local history expert” on Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire, the Guild of Handicraft, Tourism, Incomers, and myths of empire and internal migration.

1989, December 12

‘English Dialect Survey’, BBC Radio Cumbria,

For one half of the broadcast, including the warm-up and prequel to being on air as such:

SERIES EDITOR

Planned Environment Therapy Trust Archive and Study Centre Online Publications

(original monographs and papers commissioned for Internet publication by the Archive and Study Centre)

Dennie Briggs

2005

Dennie Briggs, “Social Learning in Practice”, http://www.pettrust.org.uk/images/archiveresources/library/denniebriggs/pubs-dbriggs-sociallearning.pdf

2004

Dennie Briggs, “What would a Poet know about Psychology?” http://www.pettrust.org.uk/images/archiveresources/library/denniebriggs/pubs-dbriggs-poetand.pdf

2004

Dennie Briggs, “In School 4: Youth Action Teams” http://www.pettrust.org.uk/images/archiveresources/library/denniebriggs/pubs-dbriggs-inschool4.pdf

2001

Dennie Briggs, “In School III: Enlarging Learning Communities” http://www.pettrust.org.uk/images/archiveresources/library/denniebriggs/pubs-dbriggs-inschool3.pdf

2001

Dennie Briggs, “In School II: Growing Learning Communities” http://www.pettrust.org.uk/images/archiveresources/library/denniebriggs/pubs-dbriggs-inschool2.pdf

2001

Dennie Briggs, “In School : Creating a Learning Community” http://www.pettrust.org.uk/images/archiveresources/library/denniebriggs/pubs-dbriggs-inschool.pdf

2001

Dennie Briggs, “In the Navy II: Therapeutic Community at the U.S. Naval Hospital, Yokosuka, Japan, 1956-1958).” http://www.pettrust.org.uk/images/archiveresources/library/denniebriggs/pubs-dbriggs-navy2pdf.pdf

2001

Dennie Briggs “In the Navy: Therapeutic Community Experiments at the U.S. Naval Hospital, Oakland, California, 1955-1956.” http://www.pettrust.org.uk/images/archiveresources/library/denniebriggs/pubs-dbriggs-navy1.pdf

2000

Dennie Briggs, “In Prison: Transitional Therapeutic Communities (Research and Demonstration Projects in the California Department of Corrections, 1958-1965) Parts I,II,III. http://www.pettrust.org.uk/images/archiveresources/library/denniebriggs/pubs-dbriggs-inprison1.pdf

David Clark

2005

David Clark, Psychiatric Halfway House,1967, MD Thesis,University of Edinburgh, http://www.archive.pettrust.org.uk/survey-dhclark-mdthesis.htm

2005

David Clark, “Therapeutic Community Memories: How we learned to operate Therapeutic Communities”, http://archive.pettrust.org.uk/pubs-dhclark-howwelearned.htm

2005

David Clark, “Therapeutic Community Memories: Maxwell Jones”, http://archive.pettrust.org.uk/pubs-dhclark-maxjones.htm

2005

David Clark, “The Fulbourn Hospital Doctors’ Meeting”, http://archive.pettrust.org.uk/pubs-dhclark-doctorsmeeting.htm

SEMINAR AND CONFERENCE ORGANIZATION

2013

Organiser: “RADICAL THEN, RADICAL NOW: Care and Education in Communities”

A conference of the Child Care History Network in association with Hilfield Friary, and with the support of the Planned Environment Therapy Trust: to celebrate the centenary of the Little Commonwealth and Homer Lane, and to reflect on the future of residential therapeutic child care and education with a group of leading practitioners, academics, writers and thinkers.

Full conference programme and conference recordings, including participant feedback

2012

Member, organising group: “Displaced Childhoods: Oral History and Traumatic Experiences”

Two-day Oral History Society Annual Conference, held at Southampton Solent University

2011

Member, organising group: “The Struggle of Memory Against Forgetting: Telling the story and sharing the experiences of residential child care”, University of Birmingham Medical School, Birmingham

Two-day project conference for HLF-supported project “Therapeutic Living With Other People’s Children: An oral history of residential therapeutic child care c. 1930 – c. 1980”

2010

Member, organising group: “From Coalface to Facebook? Using new social media and technology to record, remember and share child care experience

Child Care History Network Annual Conference

2010

Member, organising group: “Child Care Records: Use and Access”

Child Care History Network Conference held at the University of Warwick

2008

Co-organiser: “I am, They Are, We Will Be: Sustainability and Therapeutic Environments

A seminar of the Institute for the History and Work of Therapeutic Environments, in collaboration with the University of Nottingham, exploring the relationship between designing Zero-Carbon Schools, Environmental and Therapeutic Education, Green Farming and Green Therapy. Held at the Barns Conference Centre, Planned Environment Therapy Trust.

2008

Member, organising group: “Child Care: The Need for History”

Inaugural conference, Child Care History Network

2008

Member, organising group: “Who Cared? Oral History, Caring, Health and Illness: Marking 60 years of the National Health Service

Two day Oral History Society Annual Conference, in collaboration with the Medical School, University of Birmingham. Held in the Medical School, University of Birmingham

2007

Organiser: “If it works…”

Working inaugural conference of the Institute for the History and Work of Therapeutic Environments, a Research and Study Centre of the University of Birmingham, hosted by the Planned Environment Therapy Trust. Held at the Barns Conference Centre, Planned Environment Therapy Trust

2004

Co-organiser: “Miss Britton, I presume…”

A conference celebrating the publication of Joel Kanter’s “Face to Face With Children: The life and work of Clare Winnicott” (Karnac Books, London, 2004), with speakers Joel Kanter, Dr. Christopher Reeves and Olive Stevenson. Held at the Barns Conference Centre, Planned Environment Therapy Trust

2003

Conceived and organised: “ATC-in-24”: A celebration of the thirtieth anniversary of the Association of Therapeutic Communities

A 24 hour, residential working conference involving some sixty people: Founding and early leaders of the Association of Therapeutic Communities, Trustees currently responsible for the business and future of the ATC, guests from other charities in the field, students, researchers and individual members of the ATC. The aim was to bring the diverse constituency of the field together to identify, address, and tackle themes and issues facing therapeutic community and the ATC today, grounded in an opening session of public reminiscence (and argument) by the senior members about the origins, history and vicissitudes of the early ATC, and looking towards the future. It proved a very successful format.

2001

Conceived and Organised: “Leaderless Group Seminar: Developments in British psychiatry and psychology in the late 1940s and 1950s”, held at the Planned Environment Therapy Trust Archive and Study Centre

The “Leaderless Group” projects aimed to bring academics, students, clinicians, and historians together in shared debate and discussion.

Participants 2001: Dr. Lawrence Friedman (Professor of History, Indiana University), Dr. Robert Hinshelwood (Professor of Psychoanalysis, Essex University), Ben Shephard (author), Nafsika Thalassis (PhD student), Craig Fees [all from 1999, as below]; David Glenister lecturer in Mental Health Nursing at Hull University, pursuing a PhD at the London School of Economics on ‘Social Psychiatric Nursing 1948-1969); Nuno Torres, PhD student in the Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies at Essex University; Kevin Polley, Henderson Hospital, pursuing a PhD in the Department of Psychology at University College London on the theme of ‘Mental Representation in Borderline Personality Disorder’; and Steven Dykes, Head of American Theatre Arts at Rose Bruford College and Course Leader for Performance Skills and Theatre Studies in the Department of Professional and Community Education at Goldsmiths College, University of London.

1999

Conceived and organised: “Leaderless Group Seminar: Group and military psychiatry in World War II”, held at the Planned Environment Therapy Trust Archive and Study Centre

The “Leaderless Group” projects aimed to bring academics, students, clinicians, and historians together in shared debate and discussion.

Participants 1999: Dr. Lawrence Friedman, Professor of History, University of Indiana, whose massive biography of Erik Erikson was just going to press, and who had just embarked on preliminary research for a new book on the innovations and development of psychiatry, psychology and psychotherapy which came out of Britain as a consequence of World War II; Ben Shephard, professional documentary maker, author of the influential book A War of Nerves: Soldiers and Psychiatrists 1914 – 1994 (Jonathan Cape 2000) then in preparation; Dr. Robert Hinshelwood, former Director of the Cassel Hospital, Professor of Psychoanalysis at Essex University, and a Kleinian analyst with a long-standing commitment to the history of the profession; Dr. Lesley Caldwell, practising psychoanalyst, teaching in the Sociology Department at Greenwich University, and working on a history of the Cassel Hospital from the 1940s; psychiatrist Dr. Tom Harrison of the North Birmingham Mental Health Trust, whose major book on World War II psychiatry, Bion, Rickman, Foulkes and the Northfield Experiments: Advancing on a Different Front (Jessica Kingsley, 2000) was then in preparation; students Maria Armstrong, of the Wellcome Institute in London, and Nafsika Thalassis of Imperial College and Queens College London; and Craig Fees, Archivist, Planned Environment Therapy Trust Archive and Study Centre.

1995

Conceived and organised: Networking organizations, held at the Planned Environment Therapy Trust Archive and Study Centre

Bringing together eleven people from diverse organizations, including the Planned Environment Therapy Trust, the Cassel Hospital, Shotton Hall School, Human Scale Education, Summerhill School Trust, to develop communication and networking.

ORAL HISTORY OEUVRE

Recording 1607 total to date (June 2016)

1989 to present Planned Environment Therapy Trust Archive and Study Centre General Oral History Collections 997 audio recordings (flash, audiocassette, DAT, minidisk, reel to reel)118 video recordings (VHS, SVHS, 8mm, DV)

Individual and group interviews, with current and former staff, clients/patients, and others involved with therapeutic community; as well as recordings of events, seminars, meetings and conferences

4 multi-media CD presentations

CD compilations, bringing together oral history, archive, library, and visual material from the Archive and Study Centre collections into self-running inter-active computer-based exhibitions targeted at specific events.

2010-2011

“Therapeutic Living With Other People’s Children: An oral history of residential therapeutic childcare c. 1930- c. 1980”

92 audio recordings (flash)

Individual and group recordings with former children, staff and family members of therapeutic communities for children and young people, as well as events.

1997-1999

Celebrating Memory: An oral history of the Society of Archivists and its members”

40 recordings (audiocassette, DAT, and 8mm video)

1981-1989

PhD. Research

210 recordings (reel to reel, audiocassette, VHS video)

Published Oral History Transcripts

1998

Dr. and Mrs. Howard Jones, interviewed by Craig Fees 29 January 1998. http://archive.pettrust.org.uk/cf242edit.htm / http://archive.pettrust.org.uk/survey-howardjones2-2tcf242.htm

1997

Richard Roberts, interviewed by Craig Fees 27 September 1997. http://archive.pettrust.org.uk/survey-forestschool2-2tcf234.htm

1994

R.E. Curtis, interviewed by Craig Fees 30 November 1994. http://archive.pettrust.org.uk/survey-northfield2-2tcf124.htm

1991

Dennie Briggs, interviewed by Craig Fees 9 August 1991. http://archive.pettrust.org.uk/cf018pdf.pdf / http://archive.pettrust.org.uk/survey-dbriggs2-2tcf18.htm

WEBSITE AUTHOR/EDITOR

Archives/history-related

2009 to 2012

“Therapeutic Living With Other People’s Children: an oral history of residential therapeutic child care c. 1930 to c. 1980” http://www.otherpeopleschildren.org.uk

2009 to 2011

Living Digital Archive: Dennie Briggs http://www.tc-of.org.uk/dennie_briggs

2008 to present

Child Care History Network http://www.cchn.org.uk

1996 to 2011

Planned Environment Therapy Trust Archive and Study Centre http://archive.pettrust.org.uk

1998 to 2004

Society of Archivists Film and Sound Group http://www.pettarchiv.org.uk/fsg (This will take you to the Internet Archive’s archive version from 2004)

Therapeutic Community-related

2009 to 2011

Co-Creator, Living Digital Archive: Dennie Briggs http://www.tc-of.org.uk/dennie_briggs

2005 to present

Co-Moderator, Therapeutic Community Open Forum http://www.tc-of.org.uk

2002 to 2005

Planned Environment Therapy Trust http://www.pettrust.org.uk (This will take you to the Internet Archive’s archive version from 2005)

2000 to 2005

Charterhouse Group of Therapeutic Communities http://www.charterhousegroup.org.uk (This will take you to the Internet Archive’s archive version from 2005)

1999 to 2004

Association of Therapeutic Communities >http://www.therapeuticcommunities.org (This will take you to the Internet Archive’s archive version from 2004)

1999 to 2003

The Cassel Hospital http://www.thecasselhospital.org (This will take you to the Internet Archive’s archive version of the site from 2003)

RADIOTC INTERNATIONAL

2006 to 2009

Station Manager. Co-established RadioTC International in 2006 as a project of the Therapeutic Community Open Forum in order to make archive and current interviews, lectures, seminars, talks, commentary, and other recorded material available on the Internet, and as programme manager between 2006 and 2009 gathered, prepared, edited, and uploaded 298 individual audio/video programmes from Europe and around the world. http://www.tc-of.org.uk/index.php?title=RadioTC_International

EMAIL DISCUSSION LIST CREATOR/MANAGER

Archives and history related

2007 to present

Child Care History Network

1999 to 2005

Charity Archivists and Records Managers Group (CHARM)

1998 to 2002

Society of Archivists’ Film and Sound Group Committee

1999 to 2002

Society of Archivists’ Film and Sound Group Oral History Forum

Oral History-related

1999 to 2015

Oral History Society Regional Network

Therapeutic Community-related

2004 to present

Co-Moderator, Therapeutic Community Open Forum, an email discussion group with associated website (http://www.tc-of.org.uk)

2002 to 2010

Association of Therapeutic Communities Research Group

2002 to 2004

Charterhouse Group of Therapeutic Communities, Education Directors and Managers Group

2002 to 2004

Charterhouse Group of Therapeutic Communities, Finance and Administration Directors and Managers Group

2002 to 2004

Charterhouse Group of Therapeutic Communities, Training Directors and Managers’ Group

2002 to 2004

Editorial Group, Joint Newsletter of the Association of Therapeutic Communities, Charterhouse Group of Therapeutic Communities, Planned Environment Therapy Trust

2000 to 2004

Editorial Group, Therapeutic Communities: The International Journal for Therapeutic and Supportive Organizations

1999 to 2004

Association of Therapeutic Communities Steering Group

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS AND CITATIONS

Student Theses and Dissertations

2015

Maria Alba Bosch Borràs, Wirkfaktoren in der Therapeutischen Gemeinschaft – Eine Feldstudie an der HELIOS-Klinik für Psychotherapeutische Medizin und Psychotherapie Bad Grönenbach, Institut für Psychologie, Philosophische Fakultät II, Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg

2013

Imogen Wiltshire, Painting as Psychotherapy: Arthur Segal’s Painting School for Professionals and Non-Professionals (1937-1944), MPhil, History of Art, University of Birmingham.”Dr. Craig Fees (Archivist, Planned Environment Therapy Trust Archive and Study Centre, Toddington) deserves special mention for facilitating my research, particularly by granting me access to confidential archive material, and along with others at PETT, for making the archive a warm and welcoming research space.”

2010

Elaine Boyling,Quakerism and Therapeutic Environments: Dynamic Resources in the Management of a Therapeutic Community 1962-1995, Ph.D., The History of Medicine Unit, School of Health and Population Studies, The University of Birmingham

2008

Peter Heye, Dubbeldiagnose vanuit een milieutherapeutische benadering.Een onderzoek in het Psychiatrisch Centrum Sleidinge., 3de licentie Pedagogische Wetenschappen, Optie Orthopedagogiek, University of Ghent

2004

Maddy Loat, Therapeutic Community Members’ Experiences of Mutual Support Processes: A Phenomenological Analysis, Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, University College London

I would like to thank Dr. Craig Fees at the Planned Environment Therapy Trust for nurturing my interest in TCs, for connecting me with numerous people, organisations and resources, and for his enthusiasm and generosity of spirit.”

2002

Helen Spandler, Asylum to Action: Paddington Day Hospital, Therapeutic Communities and Beyond, Ph.D. thesis, Manchester Metropolitan University

Craig Fees and John Hopton, for information and gentle words of advice.”

2002

Axel D. Kühn, A.S. Neill und Summerhill: Eine Rezeptions- und Wirkungsanalyse Phd. dissertation, Eberhard-Karls-Universität, Tübingen) [http://w210.ub.uni-tuebingen.de/dbt/volltexte/2002/609]

Darüber hinaus gilt mein Dank einer großen Zahl von Personen, die mich im bald zehnjährigen Prozeß der forschenden Beschäftigung mit Neill und Summerhill in vielfältiger Weise unterstützt haben; sei es, daß sie mir Material zur Verfügung gestellt haben oder im Gedankenaustausch über das Thema Ideen und Anregungen beigetragen haben: Craig Fees am Planned Environment Therapy Trust Archive, der mich auf meiner Forschungsreise mit Material und menschlicher Unterstützung versorgt hat und schließlich mein Summary in “proper English” verwandelte…”

1999

Keith Burnett, How do users perceive the experience of drug/alcohol rehabilitation in a therapeutic community, MA thesis, Durham University

In making this research possible I am grateful to Dr. Craig Fees and the Planned Environment Therapy Trust for assistance and the use of their archive…”

1999

Stijn Vandevelde, Die Studie van Maxwell Jones en zijn werk in de therapeutische gemeenschap, Universiteit Gent, Belgium

1998

David Bishop, The Role of the Archivist in the Collection of Oral History, MA thesis, University of Liverpool

Many professional archivists provided me with assistance during the writing of this dissertation, in the form of advice and answers to my frequent questions. Thanks must go to all of them, most notably Dr. Craig Fees, Archivist at the Planned Environment Therapy Trust”

Books and Monographs

2015

Daniel Benveniste, The Interwoven Lives of Sigmund, Anna and W. Ernest Freud: Three Generations of Psychoanalysis, International Psychoanalytic Books (New York)

2013

Jonathan Toms, Mental Hygiene and Psychiatry in Modern Britain, Palgrave Macmillan (Basingstoke).

“I would like to express my sincere thanks to the Planned Environment Therapy Trust at Toddington, in Gloucestershire. They provide a warm, engaging and stimulating environment to everyone who visits…Craig Fees, in particular, gave me much help and advice. I have benefited greatly from his knowledge”.

2013

Anne Horne and Monica Lanyado (eds.), Winnicott’s Children: Independent Psychoanalytic Approaches with Children and Adolescents, Routledge

2012

J. Leigh Hirst, The Tormented Prince: An Abstract of the Journals, Memoris, Pubications and Personal Notes of Mark Holloway, Brimstone Press

2012

James M. Harding, Cutting Performances: Collage Events, Feminist Artists, and the American Avant Garde, University of Michigan Press

“Although there are numerous sources to back up this observation, it was initially brought to my attention by Dr. Craig Fees in an interview with him on July 21, 2004. Dr. Fees is the archivist at the Planned Environment Therapy Trust in Cheltenham where the archives of the Dialectics of Liberation Congress are Held. I am extremely grateful to him not only for the generous assistance he provided me in the archives but also for the insightful conversations I had with him about the Congress, its organizers, and its participants.”

2012

Kate Bassett, In Two Minds: A Biography of Jonathan Miller, Oberon Books (London)

2011

Maddy Loat, Mutual Support and Mental Health:A Route to Recovery, Jessica Kingsley (London)

“Craig Fees at the Planned Environment Therapy Trust who generously became a much-needed guide to the therapeutic community world and provided a wealth of information”

2010

Lois H. Silverman, The Social Work of Museums, Routledge

2007

Pam Schweitzer, Reminiscence Theatre: Making Theatre from Memories, Jessica Kingsley Publishers

2006

Helen Spandler, Asylum to Action: Paddington Day Hospital, Therapeutic Communities and Beyond, Jessica Kingsley (New York)

“Craig Fees and the Planned Environment Therapy Trust Archive and Study Centre

2005

Judith Issroff, with Christopher Reeves and Bruce Hauptman, Donald Winnicott and John Bowlby: Personal and Professional Perspectives, Karnac Books (London)

2005

Judith Stinton, A Dorset Utopia: The Little Commonwealth and Homer Lane, Black Dog Books (Norwich)

Finally I would like to thank Craig Fees, archivist of the Planned Environment Therapy Trust, and his staff for their kindness and interest. I have had many conversations about Homer Lane with Craig Fees, who has provided a different and valuable perspective on this fascinating man.”

2004

David Gribble, Lifelines, Libertarian Education (London)

2003

Ruth Wyner, From the Inside: Dispatches from a Women’s Prison, Aurum Press (London)

2003

Dennie Briggs, A Life Well-Lived: Maxwell Jones, a Memoir, Jessica Kingsely Publishers (London) [citation]

2003

Paul Willetts, Fear and Loathing in Fitzrovia: the bizarre life of writer, actor, Soho dandy Julian Maclaren-Ross, Dewi Lewis Publishing (Stockport)

2002

Vicki Coppock and John Hopton, Critical Perspectives on Mental Health, Routledge

2000

Jeremy Harvey, Marion Dunlop: Teacher and Healer, George Mann Publications (Winchester)

2000

Tom Harrison, Bion, Rickman, Foulkes and the Northfield Experiments: Advancing on a Different Front, Jessica Kingsley Publishers (London)

A number of people have been enthusiastic supporters, contributing encouragement as well as practical help. First among these is Craig Fees of the Planned Environment Therapy Trust Archive, who, with his patience over my amateurish recording techniques, knowledge, considerate enthusiasm for the project, and expertise, has been a pillar on which I have leant many times.”

2000

John Hopton, The future of therapeutic communities in adult mental health services, A Project funded by the Nuffield Foundation, Final Report.

I would also like to thank Craig Fees and his colleagues at the Planned Environment Therapy Trust for their invaluable support and assistance…”

2000

Ben Shephard, A War of Nerves: Soldiers and Psychiatrists in the Twentieth Century, Harvard University Press

1998

Lucy Jaffé (ed.), Our Story: 50 years under canvas with Forest School Camps, Forest School Camps (Llangenny)

1998

David Kennard, An Introduction to Therapeutic Communities, Jessica Kingsley (London)

1996

Jocelyn Goddard, Mixed Feelings: Littlemore Hospital – An Oral History Project, Oxfordshire County Council (Oxford)

1995

Axel D. Kuhn, Alexander S. Neill, Rowohlt Taschenbuch Verlag GmbH (Hamburg)

Articles and Chapters

2014

Anne Karpf, “Constructing and Addressing the ‘Ordinary Devoted Mother’, History Workshop Journal 78:1 (2014), pp. 82-106.

2011

Elaine Boyling, “Being Able to Learn: Researching the History of a Therapeutic Community”, Social History of Medicine 24:1, pp. 151-158.

2005

John Diamond, “Some Strands of a Longer Story – Reflections on the Development of Therapeutic Child Care in Britain”, Therapeutic Communities 26:4, pp. 495-502.

2004

Stuart Whiteley “The Evolution of the Therapeutic Community”, Psychiatric Quarterly 75:3

2004

Christopher Reeves, “Drysdale, Barbara Estelle Dockar- [née Barbara Estelle Gordon] (1912-1999), psychotherapist” Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

2004

Gribble, David, “Good news for Francisco Ferrer – how anarchist ideals in education have survived around the world”, Chapter 10 in Jonathan Purkis and James Bowen (eds.), Changing Anarchism: Anarchist Theory and Practice in a Global Age, Manchester University Press

2002

Adrian Ward, “Editorial”, Therapeutic Communities 23:4, p. 227.

2001

Lesley Caldwell, “Continuities and Discontinuities at the Cassel Hospital Richmond 1977-1982”, Psychoanalytic Studies 3:3/4, pp. 363-379.

2001

David Kennard, “Alexis Korner’s Therapeutic Community and the Birth of British Blues”, Therapeutic Communities 22:1, pp. 19-28

Craig Fees who runs the archive was showing me round when I saw Alexis Korner’s photograph (one used for one of his record albums) on the cover of a book lying on a table. ‘What’s that doing here?’ I asked. ‘Oh, he was a boy at Finchden Manor,’ said Craig. I had stumbled on a bridge between two parts of my life, and between two British cultural movements, which suggested that they were connected by something more than simply being part of the same zeitgeist.”

2001

Gary Winship, Review of “Developments in Infant Observations – the Tavistock Model” ed. Susan Reid (Routledge, 1997), Therapeutic Communities 22:1, pp. 75-77.

1999

Malcolm Pines, “Forgotten Pioneers: The unwritten history of the therapeutic community movement”, Therapeutic Communities 20:1, pp. 23-42.

“Craig Fees, the enthusiastic archivist of the Planned Environment Therapy Trust…”

Other

1998

Andy Vivian, BBC producer, in interview about BBC’s Millennium oral history project on BBC Radio Gloucestershire

 

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  1. Are you the Dr Craig Fees who interviewed Harry Karnac, the psychoanalytical publisher sometime ago. Harry died in April last year, we found an interview on his computer. He was my uncle.
    Regards Simon Shaw.

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