Cable from OES to Bill Archer

Dustin Slaughter filed this request with the National Archives And Records Administration – Archival Or Special Access of the United States of America.


From: Dustin Slaughter

To Whom It May Concern:

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

A cable sent from the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs on March 26, 1975 to U.S. Representative Bill Archer titled ARRANGEMENTS TO WELCOME EXTRATERRESTRIAL LIFE FORMS TO THE US. This document was marked 'Declassified/Released' pursuant to the State Department's EO Systematic Review on July 5, 2006. Please note that I have attached additional metadata to assist you in your search for the responsive document or documents, as well as a letter from the U.S. Department of State indicating that NARA is in possession of the responsive record or records.

Please include all processing notes attached to my request.

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.


Dustin Slaughter


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From: National Archives And Records Administration – Archival Or Special Access

Dear Mr. Slaughter:

This is in response to your January 2, 2022, Freedom of Information Act
request (R 22-14117) about a Department of State document. We received
your request on January 5.

Attached is a complimentary copy of the document in which you are
interested, a letter from the Department of State to Congressman Bill
Archer. This is the best copy available. The enclosure that is mentioned
is not filed with the letter.

This concludes the processing of your request.

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From: Dustin Slaughter


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

Dustin Slaughter