Columbia University WKCR-FM's Confiscated Audio Recording of Sputnik 1 from 1957

Colin Muller filed this request with the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States of America.
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1410206-000

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Communications

From: Colin Muller


To Whom It May Concern:

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

Any and all records and documents related to Columbia's WKCR-FM radio station.

Any and all records and documents related to the activities of FBI agents on the premises of Columbia University and WKCR-FM in October of 1957, particularly on October 5, 1957 when FBI agents confiscated an audio recording of sounds from the Sputnik 1 spacecraft passing over North America.

Any and all records and documents on the whereabouts and handling of the 1957 audio recording of Sputnik 1 that was confiscated from WKCR-FM.

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,

Colin Muller

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

There are eFOIA files available for you to download.

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From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

There are eFOIA files available for you to download.

  • E2698d50bdfadcefb8f305649a2b201ae9e4e2dd2_Q36959_D2080280

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