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ASP.NET FindControl on MasterPage

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Hello All,

So I'm building a web page in ASP.NET/C# and have created a baseClass which implements login validation.  When my web page code behind is run its class inherits as follows:

public partial class ArchiveDash : LoginBaseClass

ArchiveDash is using a single master page with a control on it.  How do I access my master page control from my "LoginBaseClass"?  I tried to reach my controls like this but only received nulls:  (attached below)

//Intercept master page controls
        System.Web.UI.WebControls.HyperLink linkLocalLogIn = (System.Web.UI.WebControls.HyperLink)this.Page.FindControl("linkLogIn");
        System.Web.UI.WebControls.HyperLink linkLocalLogOut = (System.Web.UI.WebControls.HyperLink)this.Page.FindControl("linkLogOut");
        System.Web.UI.WebControls.Label lblLocalWelcomeUser = (System.Web.UI.WebControls.Label)this.Page.FindControl("lblWelcomeBackUser");

        //Toggle welcome banner
        if ((linkLocalLogIn != null) && (linkLocalLogOut != null))
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