Alger Hiss

Emma Best filed this request with the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States of America.
Due Sept. 28, 2018
Est. Completion None
Awaiting Response


From: Emma Best

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Records relating to or mentioning Alger Hiss (November 11, 1904 – November 15, 1996), an American government official who was accused of being a Soviet spy in 1948 and convicted of perjury in connection with this charge in 1950. Before he was tried and convicted, he was involved in the establishment of the United Nations both as a U.S. State Department official and as a U.N. official. In later life he worked as a lecturer and author. This request includes but is not limited to the previously processed material that is not posted to the FBI's website, described in a response to FOIA 1411392-000. Please include all records relating to Hiss' typewriter, sometimes referred to as the "Woodstock Typewriter" or by an alleged serial number, Woodstock N230099. Proof of death is not required as Alger Hiss was born over 100 years ago.

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.


Emma Best