Bush Library: Ben Carson files

Robert Delaware filed this request with the George W Bush (43) Presidential Library of the United States of America.
Tracking # 2014-0554-F
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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:

All records, including paper files, electronic files, and e-mails pertaining to author and neurosurgeon Ben Carson.

Mr. Carson received a Medal of Freedom from President Bush on June 19th, 2008.

http://www.hopkinschildrens.org/newsDetail.aspx?id=4946

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: GWBush Library

Mr. Delaware,

I apologize if this duplicates a message that you have already received
from me, but I wanted to make sure that I was contacting you at your
correct email address.

I'm writing to make sure that you received my email of September 5, 2014
regarding your FOIA requests. In that email, I asked if you would like to
receive correspondence from members of the general public, news clippings,
press releases, and other publicly released material. We can either
include or exclude this material from our search, based upon your
preference.

If we don't hear from you, we will include this material in the search.
You can reach me at sarah.quick@nara.gov if you have any questions.

Thank you,
Sarah Quick
Archivist, George W. Bush Presidential Library

From: GWBush Library

Dear Mr. Delaware,

I just wanted to follow up and make sure that you have received our
correspondence regarding your most request FOIA requests from September
3rd. Sarah Quick and I have been in contact with you regarding whether or
not you are interested in receiving correspondence from members of the
general public, news clippings, press releases, and other publicly released
material as part of your requests. If we do not hear back from you, we will
run our search to include these materials, but please do let us know which
way you would prefer.

If I may be of further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Sincerely,
Malisa Lewis
FOIA Coordinator

From: GWBush Library

Dear Mr. Delaware,

Thank you for contacting the George W. Bush Presidential Library and
Museum. Please see the attached letter regarding your FOIA request.

If I may be of further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Sincerely,
Malisa Lewis
FOIA Coordinator

From: Robert Delaware

Dear Malisa Lewis-

Chalk this up to there being no such thing as a dumb question. Where is the O.P.A. "Online Public Access" feature on the georgewbushlibrary.smu.edu website?

From: GWBush Library

Dear Mr. Delaware,

OPA is actually available through the National Archive's main webpage,
at http://www.archives.gov/research/search/

If I may be of further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Sincerely,
Malisa Lewis
FOIA Coordinator

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 Sept. 3, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2014-0554-F.

Thank you for your help.

From: GWBush Library

Dear Mr. Delaware,

Thank you for contacting the George W. Bush Presidential Library and
Museum. Please see the attached letter concerning an estimated completion
date for request 2014-0554-F.

If I may be of further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me

Sincerely,
Malisa (Lewis) Culpepper
FOIA Coordinator

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 Sept. 3, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2014-0554-F.

Thank you for your help.

From: GWBush Library

Dear Mr. Delaware,

Thank you for contacting the George W. Bush Presidential Library and
Museum. Please see the attached letter concerning an updated estimated
completion date for request 2014-0554-F.

If I may be of further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me

Sincerely,
Malisa Culpepper
FOIA Coordinator

From: GWBush Library

Dear Mr. Delaware,

Your request, 2014-0554-F, is in the complex unclassified electronic queue
and there are currently fifty requests ahead of yours in this queue. Are
you still interested in this request regarding Ben Carson?

Sincerely,
Malisa Culpepper
FOIA Coordinator

From: GWBush Library

Dear Mr. Delaware,

I would like to follow up with you regarding my previous email. Because we
have not received a reply from you at this time, your request will remain
open for 60 calendar days from the date of this letter and then will be
closed if we have not heard from you. If you are still interested in
pursuing this FOIA request, 2014-0554-F, please let me know. The attached
letter regarding your FOIA request contains more information.

Sincerely,
Malisa Culpepper
FOIA Coordinator

From: Robert Delaware

Malisa Culpepper-

Please do not close this FOIA request. I still wish to pursue this request, even though a large number of requests are in a queue before it. I understand that it may take upwards of 12 years for this request to be granted.

From: GWBush Library

Mr. Delaware,

Thank you very much for your response. We will keep your FOIA request open.

Sincerely,
Malisa Culpepper
FOIA Coordinator

From: GWBush Library

Dear Mr. Delaware,

We have recently had an opening of Presidential records that were processed
under FOIA. Please see the attached information concerning records from
this opening that may potentially be responsive to your FOIA request
related to Ben Carson.

Additionally, we would like to confirm if you are still interested in this
request?

If I may be of further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Sincerely,
Malisa Culpepper
FOIA Coordinator

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