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The obituary of Archie Green uses a standard lead. It opens with the name of the person, a few identifying facts and characteristics as well as when and where he died. It also included that he was 91-years-old in the simple "he was 91" format.

The reporter used sources such as the Library of Congress, his son Derek, Pennsylvania State University as well as several other collegiate institutions. These sources were used to correctly to describe him as the ambitious union activist and folklore loving man he was.

This obit differs from a resume because it does not list every one of Green's accomplishments throughout his life. Instead, the reporter picked two specific topics and used them as his angle in the obituary.