Audre Lorde (NARA)

JPat Brown filed this request with the National Archives and Records Administration of the United States of America.

It is a clone of this request.

Tracking # RD 55503
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From: JPat Brown

To Whom It May Concern:

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

A copy of the FBI's files on poet Audre Lorde, which according the Bureau, should be found in NARA under the file number 100-NY-122142

I am journalist who writes extensively about FBI files - https://www.muckrock.com/project/subjects-matter-fbi-files-10/, which have received national and international attention - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3219376/Undercover-FBI-agents-spy-annual-Burning-Man-festival-light-ongoing-war-terrorism-use-test-new-intelligence-collection-technology.html

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,

JPat Brown

From: National Archives and Records Administration

Dear JPat Brown,

Thank you for submitting your Freedom of Information Act/Privacy Act
request to the National Archives and Records Administration, via
FOIA@nara.gov.

Because you have requested access to historically permanent federal
records, we have forwarded your FOIA request, received in our office
December 5, 2017, to our Office of Research Services, Special Access and
FOIA staff, for further review and handling. As a result, 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,

Matthew Heichelbech
Government Information Specialist Detailee
National Archives and Records Administration
Office of the General Council, Archives II
301-837-1934
matthew.heichelbech@nara.gov

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From: <requests@muckrock.com>
Date: Tue, Dec 5, 2017 at 11:49 AM
Subject: Freedom of Information Request: Audre Lorde (NARA)
To: foia@nara.gov

National Archives and Records Administration
Freedom of Information Office
Room 3110
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College Park, MD 20740
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December 5, 2017

To Whom It May Concern:

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

A copy of the FBI's files on poet Audre Lorde, which according the Bureau,
should be found in NARA under the file number 100-NY-122142

I am journalist who writes extensively about FBI files -
https://www.muckrock.com/project/subjects-matter-fbi-files-10/, which have
received national and international attention - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/
news/article-3219376/Undercover-FBI-agents-spy-annual-Burning-Man-festival-
light-ongoing-war-terrorism-use-test-new-intelligence-
collection-technology.html

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,

JPat Brown

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From: National Archives and Records Administration

*RE: Poet Audre Lorde *

Dear JPat Brown,

Thank you for submitting your Freedom of Information Act/Privacy Act
request to the National Archives and Records Administration, via
FOIA@nara.gov.

Because you have requested access to historically permanent federal
records, we have forwarded your FOIA request, received in our office, on
December 5, 2017, to our Office of Research Services, Special Access and
FOIA staff, for further review and handling. As a result, 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,
Wanda Williams
Deputy Freedom of Information Act Officer/Archivist
National Archives and Records Administration
Office of General Counsel
College Park, Maryland
301-837-0773

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requests@muckrock.com>
Date: Tue, Dec 5, 2017 at 11:49 AM
Subject: Freedom of Information Request: Audre Lorde (NARA)
To: foia@nara.gov

National Archives and Records Administration
Freedom of Information Office
Room 3110
<https://maps.google.com/?q=Room+3110+8601+Adelphi+Road+College+Park,+MD+20740&entry=gmail&source=g>
8601 Adelphi Road
<https://maps.google.com/?q=Room+3110+8601+Adelphi+Road+College+Park,+MD+20740&entry=gmail&source=g>
College Park, MD 20740
<https://maps.google.com/?q=Room+3110+8601+Adelphi+Road+College+Park,+MD+20740&entry=gmail&source=g>

December 5, 2017

To Whom It May Concern:

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

A copy of the FBI's files on
​​
poet Audre Lorde, which according the Bureau, should be found in NARA under
the file number 100-NY-122142

I am journalist who writes extensively about FBI files -
https://www.muckrock.com/project/subjects-matter-fbi-files-10/, which have
received national and international attention - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/
news/article-3219376/Undercover-FBI-agents-spy-annual-Burning-Man-festival-
light-ongoing-war-terrorism-use-test-new-intelligence-
collection-technology.html

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,

JPat Brown

Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com
Upload documents directly: https://www.muckrock.com/accounts/agency_login/
national-archives-and-records-administration-129/audre-
lorde-nara-46421/?email=foia%40nara.gov&uuid-login=591277fe-2388-4356-a5cc-
f1ea2620fd7a#agency-reply
Is this email coming to the wrong contact? Something else wrong? Use the
above link to let us know.

For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 46421
411A Highland Ave
<https://maps.google.com/?q=411A+Highland+Ave+Somerville,+MA+02144&entry=gmail&source=g>
Somerville, MA 02144
<https://maps.google.com/?q=411A+Highland+Ave+Somerville,+MA+02144&entry=gmail&source=g>
-2516

PLEASE NOTE: This request was filed by a MuckRock staff reporter. Also note
that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than
"MuckRock News" and the department number) requests might be returned as
undeliverable.

From: National Archives and Records Administration

Dear JPat Brown,

This is in response to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request dated
December 5, 2017 for records in the custody of the National Archives and
Records Administration (NARA). You requested access to Federal Bureau of
Investigation (FBI) case file 100-NY-122142, which was identified by the
FBI as potentially responsive to your request for records pertaining to
Audre Lorde. Your request was received in this office on December 6, 2017
and assigned reference number *RD 55503*.

We located and surveyed case file 100-NY-122142. The subject of the file
is Audrey Lorde, also known as Audre Lorde. The file consists of 20 pages
within 1 section and was compiled between the years 1954 and 1972.

A line-by-line review had previously been completed on the file and
information was released to the greatest extent possible. The file was
redacted to protect the identities of confidential sources per 5 USC 552
(b)(7)(D). We have attached a copy of the file to this correspondence for
your convenience. A summary of the results of this review is provided
below:

• FBI case file 100-NY-122142: 20 total pages, 16 pages released in full
and 4 pages released in redacted form.

This concludes the processing of your request in this office. If you have
additional questions concerning our review of this file, please contact me
directly via email at jennifer.namsiriwan@nara.gov or via phone at
301-837-3463.

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 FOIA and give the agency a chance to review
and reconsider your request and the agency’s decision. If you submit your
appeal in writing, please address it to the Deputy Archivist of the United
States (ND), National Archives and Records Administration, 8601 Adelphi
Road, College Park, Maryland 20740. Both the letter and the envelope
should be clearly marked “Freedom of Information Act Appeal.” If you
submit your appeal by email, please send it to FOIA@nara.gov, also
addressed to the Deputy Archivist of the United States, with the words
“FOIA Appeal” in the subject line. Please be sure to explain why you
believe this response does not meet the requirements of the FOIA. All
correspondence should reference your internal case tracking number *RD
55503*.

If you would like to discuss our response before filing an appeal to
attempt to resolve your dispute without going through the appeals process,
you may contact our FOIA Public Liaison, Martha Wagner Murphy, for
assistance at:

FOIA Public Liaison: Martha Wagner Murphy
8601 Adelphi Road, Room 5500
College Park, MD 20740-6001
Email: DC.foia.liaison@nara.gov
Telephone: 301-837-3270

If you are unable to resolve your FOIA dispute through our FOIA Public
Liaison, the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS), the Federal
FOIA Ombudsman’s office, offers mediation services to help resolve disputes
between FOIA requesters and Federal agencies. The contact information for
OGIS is:

Office of Government Information Services
National Archives and Records Administration
8601 Adelphi Road – OGIS
College Park, MD 20740-6001
Email: ogis@nara.gov
ogis.archives.gov
Telephone: 202-741-5770
Toll Free: 1-877-684-6448

Sincerely,

Jennifer Namsiriwan Crabb
Archivist
Special Access and FOIA Branch (RD-F)
National Archives and Records Administration
https://www.archives.gov/research/foia

Attachment: 100-NY-122142.pdf

From: JPat Brown

Hi,

Thanks so much for your help with this request! I really appreciate it.

Sincerely,
JPat Brown

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