Ben Burns (FBI - Chicago)

Claudia Lopez filed this request with the FBI - Chicago of Chicago, IL.
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From: Claudia Lopez

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Illinois Freedom of Information Act., I hereby request the following records:

The FBI files and any public and/or is declassified files on Ben Burn (born Benjamin Bernstein), the American pioneering editor of black publications (including the Chicago Daily Defender, Ebony, Jet and Negro Digest) and a public relations executive in Chicago. Deceased 2000.

In addition to the public files on Mr. Burns, I am also interested photos, correspondence, surveillance, audio recordings, video, meeting notes, etc,. related to him.

Date range of request: 1945 - 1975.

Requesting information on behalf of One Story Up Productions LLC, with the intention of using the files as research for a documentary film.

Burn's Obituary:
See page 11 for full obituary

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.


Claudia Lopez

From: FBI - Chicago

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