Allen Ginsberg (NARA)

Shawn Musgrave filed this request with the National Archives and Records Administration of the United States of America.
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From: Shawn Musgrave

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All FBI records on, about, mentioning, or concerning Irwin Allen Ginsberg (June 3, 1926 – April 5, 1997). Proof of death is not required because his 1997 death from liver cancer is common knowledge.

Per the response letter for a FOIA request fulfilled bythe FBI, the relevant file numbers are 176-HQ-863 and 44-HQ-53787.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, 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.


Shawn Musgrave

From: National Archives and Records Administration

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: National Archives and Records Administration

A cover letter granting the request and outlining any exempted materials, if any.

From: National Archives and Records Administration

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: Jessica Hartman

July 17, 2017

Shawn Musgrave

MuckRock News

DEPT MR 1898

PO Box 55819

Boston, MA 02205-5819

Dear Mr. Musgrave,

I am writing in response to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) received
by this office April 29, 2015 for records in the custody of the National
Archives and Records Administration. Your request was assigned FOIA case
number RD 46603.

Your response letter was mailed to you on or about June 26, 2017 to the
above address but was returned undeliverable. If there is another address
we can forward the letter to, please let me know. For your convenience,
attached is a scanned copy of the response.

If you have any other questions, please let me know. All communications
concerning this request should reference your case tracking number RD 46603.

Jessie Hartman
Government Information Specialist
Special Access and FOIA Branch
National Archives at College Park

From: Shawn Musgrave

Hello -

Apologies — the new address for this request is as follows:

DEPT MR 24270
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516

Shawn Musgrave

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.