Alexander Shulgin, NARA files 1815-37 and 1831-M

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From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

The following files regarding Alexander Theodore Shulgin, an American chemist and the author of the books "PIHKAL" and "TIHKAL":

• 1815-37
• 1831-M

According to a letter from the Drug Enforcement Administration, these two files have been transferred to the National Archives and Records Administration. Any other files relevant to Shulgin, "Phenethylamines I Have Known And Loved," "Tryptamines I Have Known And Loved," or any of his other work would also be appreciated.

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 be 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,

Beryl Lipton

From: Jodi Foor

Dear Mr. Lipton,

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

Due to the nature of your request, we have forwarded your request (received
in our office on June 22, 2016) to our Office of Research Services, Special
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From: <requests@muckrock.com>
Date: Wed, Jun 22, 2016 at 11:41 AM
Subject: Freedom of Information Request: Alexander Shulgin, NARA files
1815-37 and 1831-M
To: foia@nara.gov

June 22, 2016
National Archives and Records Administration
FOIA Officer
National Archives and Records Administration
8601 Adelphi Road, Room 3110
College Park, MD 20740

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request
the following records:

The following files regarding Alexander Theodore Shulgin, an American
chemist and the author of the books "PIHKAL" and "TIHKAL":

• 1815-37
• 1831-M

According to a letter from the Drug Enforcement Administration, these two
files have been transferred to the National Archives and Records
Administration. Any other files relevant to Shulgin, "Phenethylamines I
Have Known And Loved," "Tryptamines I Have Known And Loved," or any of his
other work would also be appreciated.

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 be 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,

Beryl Lipton

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From: Richard Peuser

July 8, 2016

Dear Beryl Lipton-

I am in receipt of your Freedom of Information Act request concerning the
above.

Would it be possible for you to scan and send the letter/email to me in
which the DEA referred your request to NARA?

Thanks-
Rick

RICHARD W. PEUSER

Chief, Textual Reference Operations

National Archives at College Park, MD

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College Park, MD 20740-6001
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From: MuckRock

Hi Rick,

The letter was in response to another requester. I've attached it to this message. Let me know if there's anything else I can do!

Best wishes,
Beryl

From: Richard Peuser

July 21, 2016

Reply to: *RDT2 16 40762/R-50930*

Dear Ms. Lipton-

This is in response to your June 22, 2016 Freedom of Information Act
request concerning records identified by the Drug Enforcement
Administration, files 1815-36 and 1931-M. It was received in this office
on July 8, 2016.

Attached is the finding Aid to RG 170, Entry 9 Subject Files, 1916-1970.
We searched various boxes within this series but did not locate the
desired information. Specifically, we located file numbers matching 1815
and 1831 within this series (boxes 77 and 85, respectively). These records
are massive amounting to over 1,000 pages each. Unfortunately, there is
not discernible arrangement. For example, File designations 1815-37
relates to registrations for various classes of narcotics. Within these
files are correspondence and background information on creation, use and
labs or facilities asking permission to use said narcotics.

I have spent about 4 hours examining these records without luck on locating
the exact documentation relating to Alexander Shulgin. Further searching
may prove more fruitful.

We will be pleased to make the finding aids to these records available to
you or your representative in our research room at the National Archives in
College Park, MD. The Textual Reference Archives II Branch (RDT2) is
located at 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD, near the University of
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We do not consider this a denial of your FOIA request. However, if you are
not satisfied with our action on this request, your options for appeal and
dispute resolution are outlined in the attached enclosure.

This concludes the processing of your request.

​v/r

Rick ​

RICHARD W. PEUSER

Chief, Textual Reference Operations

National Archives at College Park, MD

8601 Adelphi Road

College Park, MD 20740-6001
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