Barney Rosset's FBI file

Robert Delaware filed this request with the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States of America.
Tracking # 1185265-000
Status
Completed

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From: Robert Delaware

To Whom It May Concern:

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

For the historical record, I request that Barney Rosset's FBI file be released, if said file exists.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/23/arts/barney-rosset-grove-press-publisher-dies-at-89.html?_r=1&pagewanted=all

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 MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

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.

Sincerely,

Robert Delaware

From: "Sobonya, David P." <David.Sobonya@ic.fbi.gov>

Dear Mr. Rosset,

The FBI has received your Freedom of Information Act/Privacy (FOI/PA) request and it will be forwarded to the Work Process Unit or a Single Station Disclosure Team for review. Your request will be processed under the provisions of FOI/PA and a response will be mailed to you at a later date.

Requests for fee waivers and expedited processing will be addressed once your request has been assigned an FOI/PA request number. You will receive written notification of the FBI's decision.

Information regarding the Freedom of Information Act/Privacy is available at http://www.fbi.gov/ or http://www.fbi.gov/foia/. Upon receipt of an FOI/PA Request Number, you can check the status of your request online at: http://www.fbi.gov/foia/, and by clicking on the 'Check Status of Your FOI/PA Request' link under the (Records Available Now) section. If you require additional assistance please contact the Public Information Officer.

Thank you,

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on March 11, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #1185265-000.

Thank you for your help.

From: "Sobonya, David P." <David.Sobonya@ic.fbi.gov>

Dear Mr. Rosset,

Your request is presently assigned to Disclosure analyst who is reviewing the records to determine if any redactions are required pursuant to subsections of Title 5, U. S. Code, Section 552 and 552a. Due to voluminous requests that the FBI receives on a daily, weekly, monthly and annual basis a specific time frame for completion cannot be provided. You can now check the status of your request online at: http://www.fbi.gov/foia/, and click the 'Check Status of Your FOI/PA Request' link under the Records Available Now section. Online status reports are updated on a weekly basis.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on March 11, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #1185265-000.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on March 11, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #1185265-000.

Thank you for your help.

From: Sobonya, David P.

Dear Mr. Rosset,

The FOIPA request is presently assigned to a Disclosure analyst who is reviewing the records to determine if any redactions are required pursuant to subsections of Title 5, U. S. Code, Section 552 and 552a. Upon completion, the responsive records will be forwarded to a supervisor for review. If approved, a release of responsive records will be made. However, the supervisor may send the records back for further review and/or corrections which may delay the release.

You can now check the status of your request online at: http://www.fbi.gov/foia/, and click the ‘Check Status of Your FOI/PA Request’ link under the [Records Available Now] section under the FOIA Index located on the right side of the page. Online status reports are updated on a weekly basis.

Please contact me if you require further assistance.

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

From: Shawn Musgrave

Mr. Sobonnya:

MuckRock is in receipt of the 49 pre-processed pages, postmarked August 31, 2012. Please clarify whether additional responsive documents exist relevant to Barney Rosset, publisher of Grove Press. Many of the documents seem to pertain more to Grove Press than to Mr. Rosset in particular.

In particular, we expect that the FBI is in possession of memos or briefs giving background on Mr. Rosset himself. Mr. Rosset reportedly drew the title of his autobiography, "The Subject Was Left-Handed," from his FBI file. This language, which appears nowhere in the documents sent on August 31, is suggestive of the existence of additional documents.

Thank you for your assistance with this request.

Best regards,
Shawn Musgrave
MuckRock News

From: Sobonya, David P.

Dear Mr. Rosset,

The above FOIA request was closed on 8-30-12 and no further records are being processed.

If you require further assistance please contact me.

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