100-BA-16471, 100-BA-21625, 100-NF-5909

Emma Best filed this request with the National Archives and Records Administration of the United States of America.
Tracking #

NARA-NGC-2019-000704, DOJ-AP-2019-006544

NARA-NGC-2019-000704

1439348-000

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From: Emma Best

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Copies of file #s 100-BA-16471, 100-BA-21625, 100-NF-5909.

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 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Emma Best

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

There are eFOIA files available for you to download.

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From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

There are eFOIA files available for you to download.

  • E82a432bf21504e27be0de3320fac98400fb8804b_Q59407_D2305094

From: Emma Best

I am appealing the integrity of the search, as the file numbers are known to exist and the Bureau's claim to not be able to identify them is laughable on the face of it. More precise information couldn't possibly exist, as this is exactly how the Bureau organizes its records.

  • E82a432bf21504e27be0de3320fac98400fb8804b_Q59407_D2305094

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

There are eFOIA files available for you to download.

You can download the files at:

* [E82a432bf21504e27be0de3320fac98400fb8804b_Q59386_D2305300.pdf](https://efoia.fbi.gov/download-file/submission-82a432bf21504e27be0de3320fac98400fb8804b/4z7KXcZUaEdpGTT/E82a432bf21504e27be0de3320fac98400fb8804b_Q59386_D2305300.pdf)
* [E82a432bf21504e27be0de3320fac98400fb8804b_Q59408_D2305308.pdf](https://efoia.fbi.gov/download-file/submission-82a432bf21504e27be0de3320fac98400fb8804b/RVlc90YfK3zeUrd/E82a432bf21504e27be0de3320fac98400fb8804b_Q59408_D2305308.pdf)

**Please Note:**

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have the option to reactivate the link(s) for an additional 48hrs. The max
renewal limit is two (2) times. Thereafter, the links can no longer be
accessed.

You can renew the download files by logging into the efoia system and clicking
the "Renew" button in the file list.

  • E82a432bf21504e27be0de3320fac98400fb8804b_Q59408_D2305308.pdf

  • E82a432bf21504e27be0de3320fac98400fb8804b_Q59386_D2305300.pdf

From: Muckrock Staff

Hello,

Per the attached letter from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, we've been instructed to forward this request to your office. Confirmation of receipt would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,
MuckRock
_____________

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Copies of file #s 100-BA-16471, 100-BA-21625, 100-NF-5909.

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 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Emma Best

  • E82a432bf21504e27be0de3320fac98400fb8804b_Q59386_D2305300.pdf

From: National Archives and Records Administration

This message is to confirm your request submission to the FOIAonline application: View Request. Request information is as follows: (https://www.foiaonline.gov/foiaonline/action/public/submissionDetails?trackingNumber=NARA-NGC-2019-000704&type=request)
* Tracking Number: NARA-NGC-2019-000704
* Requester Name: Emma Best
* Date Submitted: 08/07/2019
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description: Hello,

Per the attached letter from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, we've been instructed to forward this request to your office. Confirmation of receipt would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,
MuckRock
_____________

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Copies of file #s 100-BA-16471, 100-BA-21625, 100-NF-5909.

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 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Emma Best

Attachments:

https://cdn.muckrock.com/outbound_request_attachments/beryllipton/74909/E82a432bf21504e27be0de3320fac98400fb8804b_Q59386_D2305300.pdf

From: National Archives and Records Administration

Dear Ms. Best,

Thank you for submitting your Freedom of Information Act/Privacy Act
request to the National Archives and Records Administration, via the
*FOIAonline* website.

Because you have requested access to historically permanent federal
records, we have forwarded your FOIA request, received in our office August
8, 2019, to our Office of Research Services, Special Access and FOIA staff,
for further review and handling. As a result, your request has been
removed from the *FOIAonline* website and you will be assigned a tracking
number by that office.

If you would like to follow up with that office directly, please contact
them at the address below, or electronically via email.

Special Access and FOIA Staff (RD-F)

8601 Adelphi Road, Room 5500

College Park, MD 20740

By phone: 301-837-3190

By fax: 301-837-1864

By email: specialaccess_foia@nara.gov

Thank you for contacting the National Archives and please visit our website
at www.archives.gov/foia for further information. Please also visit our
main website, www.archives.gov, to learn more about the many exciting
resources we offer the public.
Sincerely

Jodi L. Foor

Deputy Freedom of Information Act Officer/Archivist

National Archives and Records Administration

Office of General Counsel

College Park, MD

301-837-2099

Jodi.Foor@nara.gov

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From: <admin@foiaonline.gov>
Date: Thu, Aug 8, 2019 at 7:26 AM
Subject: FOIA Request Deletion: NARA-NGC-2019-000704
To: <jodi.foor@nara.gov>

Below is an export of the submitted request information for the FOIA
request NARA-NGC-2019-000704.

- *Name and Address*
- First Name: Emma
- Middle Initial:
- Last Name: Best
- Organization:
- Mailing Address Location: United States/U.S. Territories
- Address Line 1: DEPT MR 74909
- Address Line 2: 411A Highland Avenue
- City: Somerville
- State/Province: MA
- Zip/Postal Code: 02144
- *Contact Information*
- E-mail Address: requests@muckrock.com
- Phone Number:
- Fax Number:
- *Agency and Fee Information*
- Assigned Agency: NGC - Office of General Counsel
- Will Pay Up To: $25.00
- *Description*
- Hello,

Per the attached letter from the Federal Bureau of Investigation,
we've been instructed to forward this request to your office.
Confirmation
of receipt would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,
MuckRock
_____________

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Copies of file #s 100-BA-16471, 100-BA-21625, 100-NF-5909.

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 20
business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Emma Best

Attachments:

https://cdn.muckrock.com/outbound_request_attachments/beryllipton/74909/E82a432bf21504e27be0de3320fac98400fb8804b_Q59386_D2305300.pdf
- *Fee Waiver*
- Fee Waiver Requested: Yes
- Fee Waiver Reason: The requested documents will be made available
to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial
purposes.
- *Expedited Processing*
- Expedited Processing Requested: No
- Expedited Processing Reason:

From: National Archives and Records Administration

Dear Ms. Best,

I am writing in response to your Freedom of Information Act request of
August 8, 2019 for records in the custody of the National Archives and
Records Administration. Your request for access to FBI case file
100-BA-16471, 100-BA-21625, and 100-NF-2909 was received in this
office on August
8, 2019 and assigned FOIA case number *62442*

The subject of all three files is the Nation of Islam. My initial
assessment found the following about the files –

· 100-BA-16471: This file is arranged in 40 sections and has an
estimated 11,000 pages, compiled as part of an internal security
investigation conducted between October 1942 and May 1958.

· 100-BA-21625: This file is arranged in 3 sections and has an
estimated 1,500 pages, compiled as part of an internal security
investigation conducted between June 1959 and May 1970.

· 100-NF-5909: This file has 22 pages in 1 section and was compiled
as part of an internal security investigation conducted between June 1963
and January 1964.

All three files require screening for categories of information exempted
from disclosure under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act, prior to
public release. In particular, there are documents that may be redacted to
protect the identities of confidential sources, including FBI informant
codes and informant file numbers.

Requests for FBI case files that exceed 3,000 pages are assigned to
our *third-tier
processing queue*. You will receive a response in partial fulfillment of
your request after we have completed the *first installment.* We will
provide you with an update on the status of your request and an estimated
completion date at that time. To give you an indication of our existing
backlog, we are currently processing requests received in August 2013.

Please note that once we have notified you that we have completed the first
increment, you may either visit our College Park, MD facility to view the
file at no cost or order a reproduction. You may order a reproduction copy
at the cost of $0.80 per page by contacting our office to place an order. We
estimate that the cost of a reproduction will be $8,800.

You may be able to reduce your estimated wait time by narrowing the scope
of your request to 3,000 pages or less*. *You could request just case files
100-BA-21625 and 100-NF-5909. Your request would then be eligible for our
second-tier processing queue. We are currently processing second-tier
requests received in November 2013.

If you have specific questions regarding the subject of your request or if
you would like to narrow the scope of your request, please contact me
directly at john.perosio@nara.gov.

To notify this office of a change in your contact information or to track
the status of your request, please telephone 301-837-3190 or e-mail
specialaccess_foia@nara.gov. All communications concerning this request
should reference your case tracking number* 62442*. If this communication
is returned as undeliverable and no return address is provided, your case
will be administratively closed.

If you are not satisfied with our action on this request and would like the
opportunity to discuss our response, you may contact our FOIA Public
Liaison for assistance:

Accessioned Executive Branch Records – Washington, DC Area

FOIA Requester Service Center: 301-837-3190

Acting FOIA Public Liaison: Britney Crawford

8601 Adelphi Road, Room 5500

College Park, MD 20740-6001

Telephone: 301-837-3190

E-mail: dc.foia.liaison@nara.gov

Sincerely,

*John Perosio*
Archivist, Special Access/FOIA Staff
National Archives & Records Administration

Tel: 301-837-0617 <(301)%20837-1932>
Email: john.perosio@nara.gov <heather.macrae@nara.gov>
Main Office Tel: 301-837-3190 <(301)%20837-3190>
Main Office Email: specialaccess_foia@nara.gov
National Archives Website: www.archives.gov
Special Access/FOIA Website: www.archives.gov/research/foia/

From: National Archives and Records Administration

Dear Ms. Best,

I am writing in further response to your Freedom of Information Act request
of August 8, 2019 for records in the custody of the National Archives and
Records Administration. Your request for FBI case files 100-BA-16471,
100-BA-21625, and 100-NF-2909 was received in this office on August 8, 2019
and assigned FOIA case number *62442*. You also requested a waiver for
reproduction fees ordinarily charged to researchers.

Records transferred to the custody of the National Archives are exempt from
the fee and fee waiver provisions of the Freedom of Information Act because
a fee schedule was in effect prior to enactment. The applicable section
states that “nothing in this subparagraph shall supersede fees chargeable
under a statute specifically providing for setting the level of fees for
particular types of records” (5 U.S.C. 552 (a)(4)(A)(vi)). The relevant fee
statute authorizes the National Archives “to charge a fee for making or
authenticating copies or reproductions of materials transferred to the
Archivist’s custody.” (44 U.S.C. 2116(c)). The inability to grant the
requested fee waiver does not constitute a denial under the terms of the
Freedom of Information Act.

If you are not satisfied with our action on this request, you have the
right to file an administrative appeal within ninety (90) calendar days
from the date of this letter. Appeals must be in writing and may be
delivered by regular U.S. mail or by e-mail. By filing an appeal, you
preserve your rights under the Freedom of Information Act and present the
deciding agency with an opportunity to review your request and reconsider
its decision. If you submit your appeal by regular mail, it should be
addressed to the Deputy Archivist of the United States (ND), National
Archives and Records Administration, 8601 Adelphi Road, Room 4200, College
Park, Maryland 20740-6001. Both the letter and envelope should be clearly
marked “FOIA Appeal.” If you submit your appeal by e-mail, please send it
to foia@nara.gov, addressed to the Deputy Archivist, with the words “FOIA
Appeal” in the subject line. Please be certain to explain why you believe
this response does not meet the requirements of the Freedom of Information
Act. All communications concerning this request should reference FOIA case
number 62442.

If you would like the opportunity to discuss our response and attempt to
resolve your dispute without initiating the appeals process, you may
contact our FOIA Public Liaison for assistance:

Accessioned Executive Branch Records – Washington, DC Area

FOIA Requester Service Center: 301-837-3190

Acting FOIA Public Liaison: Britney Crawford

8601 Adelphi Road, Room 5500

College Park, MD 20740-6001

Telephone: 301-837-3190

E-mail: dc.foia.liaison@nara.gov

If you are unable to resolve your dispute through our Public Liaison, the
Office of Government Information Services (OGIS) is the federal FOIA
ombudsman. OGIS offers mediation services to help resolve disputes between
FOIA requesters and federal agencies. You may contact OGIS at the following
address:

Office of Government Information Services (OGIS)

National Archives and Records Administration

8601 Adelphi Road, Room 2510

College Park, MD 20740-6001

ogis@nara.gov

202-741-5770

1-877-684-6448

Sincerely,

*John Perosio*
Archivist, Special Access/FOIA Staff
National Archives & Records Administration

Tel: 301-837-0617 <(301)%20837-1932>
Email: john.perosio@nara.gov <heather.macrae@nara.gov>
Main Office Tel: 301-837-3190 <(301)%20837-3190>
Main Office Email: specialaccess_foia@nara.gov
National Archives Website: www.archives.gov
Special Access/FOIA Website: www.archives.gov/research/foia/

From:

This message is to notify you of a new appeal submission to the FOIAonline application. Appeal information is as follows:

* Appeal Tracking Number: DOJ-AP-2019-006544
* Request Tracking Number: 1439348
* Requester Name: Emma Best
* Date Submitted: 08/15/2019
* Appeal Status: Submitted
* Description:
FBI appeal

From: National Archives and Records Administration

DOJ-AP-2019-006544 has been processed with the following final disposition: Affirmed on Appeal

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