Sonny Perdue Emails (Georgia Archives)

Alexander Rony filed this request with the The Georgia Archives of Georgia.
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From: Alexander Rony

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Georgia Open Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

Any email correspondence retained through the Georgia Archives that was sent, drafted, or received by former Gov. Sonny Perdue and included the following phrases:

AGrowStar; partners; agriculture; farm; food; nutrition; forest; conservation; environment; climate; Oaky Woods; Osceloa; Trump

Please limit your search to between January 13, 2003 and January 10, 2011.

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 3 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Alexander Rony

From: The Georgia Archives

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From: Kayla Barrett

Mr. Rony,

We received your fax of April 10, 2017. The response to your Open Records Request was mailed on April 6, 2017. Please see below.

April 6, 2017

Mr. Alexander Rony
MuckRock
Dept. MR 35760
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516

Dear Mr. Rony,

We are in receipt of your Open Records Request dated April 4, 2017, received in our office April 4, 2017, requesting any email correspondence retained through the Georgia Archives sent, drafted or received by Gov. Sonny Perdue from January 13, 2003 through January 10, 2011 including the phrases AgrowStar, partners, agriculture, farm, food, nutrition, forest, conservation, environment, climate, Oaky Woods, Osceloa, Trump.

Please be advised that Gov. Perdue's records are housed at the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies at the University of Georgia. Please contact the Russell Library for these records.

Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies
University of Georgia Libraries
Athens, GA 30602-1641
russlib@uga.edu<mailto:russlib@uga.edu>

This response is made in accordance with the Georgia Open Records Act. Thank you for your request.

Sincerely,

Georgia Archives
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From: Alexander Rony

To whom it may concern,

I reached out to the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies as suggested. Though the library has many relevant records in its George Ervin Perdue collection, they do not have former Gov. Perdue's personal email records. This is what they had to say:

"At the time that we received the official papers of Governor Perdue we did not receive his personal email and we understood that the Governor’s office retained those files. I do not know the current status of these emails, but you might contact the governor’s office of the current administration and inquire."

Can you confirm that these email records are at no other location within the Georgia Archives system?

From: Kayla Barrett

We are in receipt of your follow-up request of April 19, 2017. The Georgia Archives does not have any email records from the administration of Gov. Perdue, either personal or constituent correspondence. We concur with the advice of the Richard B. Russell Library staff that you contact the Governor's Office.

Sincerely,

Georgia Archives
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