1919 Boston Police Strike

Matthew Guariglia filed this request with the National Archives and Records Administration of the United States of America.
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NARA-NGC-2019-000671

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From: Matthew Guariglia

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Any files retained or created by the FBI and its predecessor, the Bureau of Investigation, about the Boston police strike of 1919.

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,

Matthew Guariglia

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* Tracking Number: NARA-NGC-2019-000671
* Requester Name: Matthew Guariglia
* Date Submitted: 07/26/2019
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description: To Whom It May Concern:

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

Any files retained or created by the FBI and its predecessor, the Bureau of Investigation, about the Boston police strike of 1919.

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,

Matthew Guariglia

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From: National Archives and Records Administration

The FOIA request - NARA-NGC-2019-000671 description has been modified. Additional details for this item are as follows:
* Tracking Number: NARA-NGC-2019-000671
* Requester: Matthew Guariglia
* Submitted Date: 07/25/2019
* Description: To Whom It May Concern: Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records: Any files retained or created by the FBI and its predecessor, the Bureau of Investigation, about the Boston police strike of 1919. 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, Matthew Guariglia

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From: National Archives and Records Administration

Dear Mr. Guariglia:

Thank you for submitting your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to
the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), via the
*FOIAOnline* website. We received your request on July 26, 2019.

This office handles FOIA and Privacy Act requests for the National Archives
and Records Administration's *operational *records (records created by this
agency). Because your *FOIAOnline *request is for records that may be
*archival *records (records created by or originated in a different agency
but that may have been transferred to the legal custody of NARA), we have
forwarded it to our *Office of Research Services, Special Access and
FOIA* staff
who handle FOIA requests for archival records.

Since the *Office of Research Services, Special Access and FOIA* does not
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301-837-3409
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request NARA-NGC-2019-000671.

- *Name and Address*
- First Name: Matthew
- Middle Initial:
- Last Name: Guariglia
- Organization:
- Mailing Address Location: United States/U.S. Territories
- Address Line 1: MuckRock News, DEPT MR 77963
- Address Line 2: 411A Highland Ave
- 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: $0.00
- *Description*
- To Whom It May Concern: Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act,
I hereby request the following records: Any files retained or created by
the FBI and its predecessor, the Bureau of Investigation, about
the Boston
police strike of 1919. 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, Matthew Guariglia

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- *Fee Waiver*
- Fee Waiver Requested: No
- Fee Waiver Reason:
- *Expedited Processing*
- Expedited Processing Requested: No
- Expedited Processing Reason:

From: National Archives and Records Administration

Requester Guariglia--

I am writing in response to your Freedom of Information Act request of July
26, 2019, for records in the custody of the National Archives and Records
Administration. Your request for a search of FBI and predecessor case files
for any records on the *Boston police strike of 1919* was received in this
office on July 29, 2019, and assigned FOIA case number RD 62229.

I searched the FBI Index available to us, and located no responsive FBI or
predecessor records in the custody of the National Archives. Please see the
attached .pdf for a list of the search terms I used.

The closest lead I have is for case file 61-HQ-240, Serial 9. The index
card was for an Edward Ryan, who was supposed to have been active in a
police strike in Boston in 1922, close to your time of interest.
Unfortunately, I did not locate that case file in our Classification 61
files at College Park; while we have case numbers in the correct range,
file 240 is not present. It is possible that this file remains in the legal
custody of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, so I am unable to confirm
whether this file is responsive to your request. You may request the file
from them at https://www.fbi.gov/services/information-management/foipa.

Case file 61-HQ-7582 relates to the same Edward Ryan, but may describe
material from 1940 and later. Again, I was unable to locate this case file
in our holdings, but it may remain with the FBI.

The remaining Classification 44 case file results from Boston (i.e. case
files 44-BS-808, 811 and 845) do relate to the Boston Police Department
broadly, but I found no citations dating prior to 1970 in the index.

I also searched our online catalog at https://catalog.archives.gov/ but was
similarly unsuccessful.

This concludes the processing of your request. If you have additional
questions concerning my review of this file, please contact me directly at
Amanda.Weimer@nara.gov or (301) 837-0604.

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Dr. Amanda Weimer
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