Dennis Brutus

Nicholas Marritz filed this request with the National Archives and Records Administration of the United States of America.
Tracking #

NARA-NGC-2019-000532

Due July 10, 2019
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

Communications

From: Nicholas Marritz

Dear NARA:

Earlier this year, I submitted a FOIPA request to the Federal Bureau of Investigation seeking all records related to Dennis Vincent Brutus, the late South African poet and anti-apartheid activist. (You can view a copy of that request and its supporting documents here: https://www.muckrock.com/foi/united-states-of-america-10/dennis-brutus-70103/).

The FBI responded as follows: "Records potentially responsive to your request were transferred to the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). Use file number 157-HQ-24813 Serial 501 and 509, 157-HQ-33704 Serial 1 and 2, 157-HQ-34994 Serial 1, 157-WF-4690 Serial 186, 100-CG-37958 Serial 260, 100-CG-356635 Serial 1B3 and 1B1, 157-CG-5377 Serial 1B as a reference."

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I now request all records related to Dennis Vincent Brutus, including—but not limited to—the file numbers above.

I hereby request that all fees related to this request be waived. Mr. Brutus was a public figure, and records related to him will be of interest to a broad spectrum of the public. All documents produced in response to this request will be made available to the general public online for free, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes. If you do decide to charge me fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request.

With regard to the form of production, I would prefer that the request be filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance.

I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the FOIA requires.

Sincerely,

Nicholas Marritz

From: National Archives and Records Administration

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* Tracking Number: NARA-NGC-2019-000532
* Requester Name: Nicholas Marritz
* Date Submitted: 06/11/2019
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description: Dear NARA:

Earlier this year, I submitted a FOIPA request to the Federal Bureau of Investigation seeking all records related to Dennis Vincent Brutus, the late South African poet and anti-apartheid activist. (You can view a copy of that request and its supporting documents here: https://www.muckrock.com/foi/united-states-of-america-10/dennis-brutus-70103/).

The FBI responded as follows: "Records potentially responsive to your request were transferred to the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). Use file number 157-HQ-24813 Serial 501 and 509, 157-HQ-33704 Serial 1 and 2, 157-HQ-34994 Serial 1, 157-WF-4690 Serial 186, 100-CG-37958 Serial 260, 100-CG-356635 Serial 1B3 and 1B1, 157-CG-5377 Serial 1B as a reference."

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I now request all records related to Dennis Vincent Brutus, including—but not limited to—the file numbers above.

With regard to the form of production, I would prefer that the request be filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

With regard to the form of production, I would prefer that the request be filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance.

I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the FOIA requires.

Sincerely,

Nicholas Marritz

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From: National Archives and Records Administration

The FOIA request - NARA-NGC-2019-000532 description has been modified. Additional details for this item are as follows:
* Tracking Number: NARA-NGC-2019-000532
* Requester: Nicholas Marritz
* Submitted Date: 06/11/2019
* Description: Dear NARA: Earlier this year, I submitted a FOIPA request to the Federal Bureau of Investigation seeking all records related to Dennis Vincent Brutus, the late South African poet and anti-apartheid activist. (You can view a copy of that request and its supporting documents here: https://www.muckrock.com/foi/united-states-of-america-10/dennis-brutus-70103/).
The FBI responded as follows: "Records potentially responsive to your request were transferred to the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). Use file number 157-HQ-24813 Serial 501 and 509, 157-HQ-33704 Serial 1 and 2, 157-HQ-34994 Serial 1, 157-WF-4690 Serial 186, 100-CG-37958 Serial 260, 100-CG-356635 Serial 1B3 and 1B1, 157-CG-5377 Serial 1B as a reference."

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I now request all records related to Dennis Vincent Brutus, including—but not limited to—the file numbers above. With regard to the form of production, I would prefer that the request be filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not. With regard to the form of production, I would prefer that the request be filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not. Thank you in advance.
I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the FOIA requires.
Sincerely, Nicholas Marritz

Upload documents directly: https://https://www.muckrock.comhttps://accounts.muckrock.com/accounts/login/?next=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.muckrock.com%2Faccounts%2Flogin%2F%3Fnext%3D%252Faccounts%252Fagency_login%252Fnational-archives-and-records-administration-129%252Fdennis-brutus-75125%252F%253Femail%253Dfoia%252540nara.gov&url_auth_token=AAAj2s1ucuu_oVmnt8n3JKMuPaY%3A1haXtS%3AhSzACmh1ULNTGyooHm4sOVRm5TI

From: National Archives and Records Administration

The FOIA request - NARA-NGC-2019-000532 description has been modified. Additional details for this item are as follows:
* Tracking Number: NARA-NGC-2019-000532
* Requester: Nicholas Marritz
* Submitted Date: 06/11/2019
* Description: Dear NARA: Earlier this year, I submitted a FOIPA request to the Federal Bureau of Investigation seeking all records related to Dennis Vincent Brutus, the late South African poet and anti-apartheid activist. (You can view a copy of that request and its supporting documents here: https://www.muckrock.com/foi/united-states-of-america-10/dennis-brutus-70103/).
The FBI responded as follows: "Records potentially responsive to your request were transferred to the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). Use file number 157-HQ-24813 Serial 501 and 509, 157-HQ-33704 Serial 1 and 2, 157-HQ-34994 Serial 1, 157-WF-4690 Serial 186, 100-CG-37958 Serial 260, 100-CG-356635 Serial 1B3 and 1B1, 157-CG-5377 Serial 1B as a reference." Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I now request all records related to Dennis Vincent Brutus, including—but not limited to—the file numbers above. With regard to the form of production, I would prefer that the request be filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not. With regard to the form of production, I would prefer that the request be filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not. Thank you in advance.
I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the FOIA requires.
Sincerely, Nicholas Marritz

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From: National Archives and Records Administration

Dear Mr. Marritz:

Thank you for submitting your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for
FBI records to the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), via
the *FOIAOnline* website. We received your request on June 11, 2019.

This office handles FOIA and Privacy Act requests for the National Archives
and Records Administration's *operational *records (records created by this
agency). Because your *FOIAOnline *request is for records that may be
*archival *records (records that were created by or originated in a
different agency but that may have been transferred to the legal custody of
NARA), we have forwarded it to our *Office of Research Services, Special
Access and FOIA* staff who handle FOIA requests for archival records.

Since the *Office of Research Services, Special Access and FOIA* does not
process FOIA requests through *FOIAOnline*, your request has been removed
from the *FOIAOnline* website and you will be assigned a new tracking
number by that office within the next 20 business days. If you need 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

For your reference, a copy of your request is below.

Please visit our website at www.archives.gov/foia for further information
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Thank you for contacting the National Archives.

Sincerely,

Susan Gillett
Government Information Specialist
Office of General Counsel
National Archives and Records Administration
College Park, MD 20740-6001
301-837-3409
susan.gillett@nara.gov

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Below is an export of the submitted request information for the FOIA
request NARA-NGC-2019-000532.

- *Name and Address*
- First Name: Nicholas
- Middle Initial:
- Last Name: Marritz
- Organization:
- Mailing Address Location: United States/U.S. Territories
- Address Line 1: MuckRock News, DEPT MR 75125
- Address Line 2: 411A Highland Ave
- City: Somerville
- State/Province: MA
- Zip/Postal Code: 02144
- *Contact Information*
- E-mail Address: requests@muckrock.com
- Phone Number:
- Fax Number:
- *Agency and Fee Information*
- Assigned Agency: NGC - Office of General Counsel
- Will Pay Up To: $0.00
- *Description*
- Dear NARA: Earlier this year, I submitted a FOIPA request to the
Federal Bureau of Investigation seeking all records related to Dennis
Vincent Brutus, the late South African poet and anti-apartheid activist.
(You can view a copy of that request and its supporting documents here:
https://www.muckrock.com/foi/united-states-of-america-10/dennis-brutus-70103/
).
The FBI responded as follows: "Records potentially responsive to your
request were transferred to the National Archives and Records
Administration (NARA). Use file number 157-HQ-24813 Serial 501 and 509,
157-HQ-33704 Serial 1 and 2, 157-HQ-34994 Serial 1, 157-WF-4690
Serial 186,
100-CG-37958 Serial 260, 100-CG-356635 Serial 1B3 and 1B1, 157-CG-5377
Serial 1B as a reference." Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I
now request all records related to Dennis Vincent Brutus,
including—but not
limited to—the file numbers above. With regard to the form of
production, I
would prefer that the request be filled electronically, by e-mail
attachment if available or CD-ROM if not. With regard to the form of
production, I would prefer that the request be filled electronically, by
e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not. Thank you in advance.
I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20
business days, as the FOIA requires.
Sincerely, Nicholas Marritz

Upload documents directly: https://https://www.muckrock.comhttps://
accounts.muckrock.com/accounts/login/?next=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.muckrock.com%2Faccounts%2Flogin%2F%3Fnext%3D%252Faccounts%252Fagency_login%252Fnational-archives-and-records-administration-129%252Fdennis-brutus-75125%252F%253Femail%253Dfoia%252540nara.gov&url_auth_token=AAAj2s1ucuu_oVmnt8n3JKMuPaY%3A1haXtS%3AhSzACmh1ULNTGyooHm4sOVRm5TI
- *Fee Waiver*
- Fee Waiver Requested: Yes
- Fee Waiver Reason: I hereby request that all fees related to this
request be waived. Mr. Brutus was a public figure, and records related to
him will be of interest to a broad spectrum of the public. All documents
produced in response to this request will be made available to
the general
public online for free, and this request is not being made for commercial
purposes. If you do decide to charge me fees, I would be grateful if you
would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request.
- *Expedited Processing*
- Expedited Processing Requested: No
- Expedited Processing Reason:

From: Nicholas Marritz

Dear Ms. Gillett,

Thank you for the update. It's much appreciated.

Sincerely,

Nicholas Marritz

From: National Archives and Records Administration

Dear Mr. Marritz,

I am writing in response to your Freedom of Information Act request of June
12, 2019 for records in the custody of the National Archives and Records
Administration. Your request for FBI documents 157-HQ-24813 Serials 501 and
509, 157-HQ-33704 Serials 1 and 2, 157-HQ-34994 Serial 1, 157-WF-4690
Serial 186, 100-CG-37958 Serial 260, 100-CG-356635 Serial 1B3 and 1B1, and
157-CG-5377 Serial 1B, which the FBI indicated may be related to Dennis
Vincent Brutus, was received in this office on June 12, 2019 and assigned
FOIA tracking number *RD 61698*.

I have completed a line-by-line review of FBI documents 157-HQ-24813
Serials 501 and 509, 157-HQ-33704 Serials 1 and 2, 157-HQ-34994 Serial 1,
157-WF-4690 Serial 186, and 100-CG-37958 Serial 260, and released
information to the greatest extent possible. The documents have been
redacted to protect security-classified information per 5 USC 552 (b)(1),
to protect the personal privacy of living individuals per 5 USC 552 (b)(6)
and 5 USC 552 (b)(7)(C); and to protect the identities of confidential
sources per 5 USC 552 (b)(7)(D). A summary of the results of my review is
provided below:

157-HQ-24813 Serial 501: 3 total pages withheld in full to protect
security-classified information per 5 USC 552 (b)(1).

157-HQ-24813 Serial 509: 13 total pages withheld in full to protect
security-classified information per 5 USC 552 (b)(1).

157-HQ-33704 Serial 1 (Subject: African Literature Association): 5 total
pages; 1 page released in full and 4 pages released in redacted form to
protect the personal privacy of living individuals per 5 USC 552 (b)(6) and
5 USC 552 (b)(7)(C) and to protect the identities of confidential sources
per 5 USC 552 (b)(7)(D).

157-HQ-33704 Serial 2 (Subject: African Literature Association): 8 total
pages; 6 pages released in full and 2 pages released in redacted form to
protect the identities of confidential sources per 5 USC 552 (b)(7)(D).

157-HQ-34994 Serial 1 (Subject: South African Non-Racial Olympic
Committee): 5 total pages; 1 page released in redacted form and 4 pages
withheld in full to protect the identities of confidential sources per 5
USC 552 (b)(7)(D).

157-WF-4690 Serial 186 (Subject: Sixth Pan African Congress, June 1973, Dar
Es Salaam, Tanzania): 46 total pages; 45 pages released in full and 1 page
released in redacted form to protect the identities of confidential sources
per 5 USC 552 (b)(7)(D). This serial consists of a long list of names of
individuals who requested information on or attended the North American
Planning Conference.

100-CG-37958 Serial 260 (Subject: Headland Club): 4 total pages; 1 page
released in full, 1 page released in redacted form to protect the
identities of confidential sources per 5 USC 552 (b)(7)(D) and 2 pages
withheld in full to protect security-classified information per 5 USC 552
(b)(1).

You or your representative may view the redacted documents at the National
Archives facility in College Park, Maryland. Please email
specialaccess_foia@nara.gov at least one week in advance of your visit to
arrange to see the records. If you cannot visit our College Park facility,
you may order reproduction copies at the cost of $0.80 per page. Please
email specialaccess_foia@nara.gov to place an order. Please include your
FOIA case number *RD 61698* and a list of the documents from the case that
you would like to order.

You requested a waiver for reproduction fees ordinarily charged to
researchers. However, records transferred to the custody of the National
Archives are exempt from the fee and fee waiver provisions of the Freedom
of Information Act because a fee schedule was in effect prior to enactment.
The applicable section states that “nothing in this subparagraph shall
supersede fees chargeable under a statute specifically providing for
setting the level of fees for particular types of records” (5 U.S.C. 552
(a)(4)(A)(vi)). The relevant fee statute authorizes the National Archives
“to charge a fee for making or authenticating copies or reproductions of
materials transferred to the Archivist’s custody.” (44 U.S.C. 2116(c)). The
inability to grant the requested fee waiver does not constitute a denial
under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act.

Regarding 157-CG-5377 Serial 1B, the subject of the file is Nation of
Islam. We located serials 1B1-1B3, but they did not mention Dennis Vincent
Brutus. The documents refer to lists of publications that were used as
evidence in the case. This response is not considered a denial of your
request under the terms of the FOIA because I have determined that the
records are not pertinent to your subject of interest. However, if you
believe that the records are responsive to your request, please contact
this office at specialaccess_foia@nara.gov within ninety (90) calendar days
from the date of this letter. If we do not hear from you within ninety (90)
calendar days, we will administratively close this request.

Regarding 100-CG-356635 Serial 1B3 and 1B1, we were unable to locate that
file number in our custody. We contacted the FBI and they confirmed the
correct number should be 100-CG-35635. We located file 100-CG-35635, which
is on the subject Nation of Islam. However, we were unable to locate any
documents numbered 1B1 or 1B3. We did locate a Subsection B within the file
and checked serials 1 and 3, but they did not mention Dennis Vincent
Brutus. We do not consider this response a denial under the Freedom of
Information Act because the records in our custody do not include the
information you requested.

This concludes the processing of your request. If you have questions
concerning my review, please contact me directly at megan.dwyre@nara.gov or
301-837-0488.

If you are not satisfied with my 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 Freedom of Information Act and present the deciding agency
with an opportunity to review your request and reconsider its decision. If
you submit your appeal by regular mail, it should be addressed to the
Deputy Archivist of the United States (ND), National Archives and Records
Administration, 8601 Adelphi Road, Room 4200, College Park, Maryland
20740-6001. Both the letter and envelope should be clearly marked “FOIA
Appeal.” If you submit your appeal by e-mail, please send it to
foia@nara.gov, addressed to the Deputy Archivist, with the words “FOIA
Appeal” in the subject line. If you exercise your right to appeal, please
explain why you believe this response does not meet the requirements of the
Freedom of Information Act. All communications concerning this request
should reference FOIA tracking number* RD 61698*.

If you would like the opportunity to discuss my response and attempt to
resolve your dispute without initiating the appeals process, you may
contact our FOIA Public Liaison for assistance:

Accessioned Executive Branch Records – Washington, DC Area
FOIA Requester Service Center: 301-837-3190 <(301)%20837-3190>
Acting FOIA Public Liaison: Britney Crawford
8601 Adelphi Road, Room 5500
College Park, MD 20740-6001
Telephone: <(301)%20837-3270>301-837-3190 <(301)%20837-3190>
E-mail: dc.foia.liaison@nara.gov

If you are unable to resolve your dispute through our Public Liaison, the
Office of Government Information Services (OGIS) is the federal FOIA
ombudsman. OGIS offers mediation services to help resolve disputes between
FOIA requesters and federal agencies. You may contact OGIS at the following
address:

Office of Government Information Services (OGIS)
National Archives and Records Administration
8601 Adelphi Road, Room 2510
College Park, MD 20740-6001
ogis@nara.gov
202-741-5770 <(202)%20741-5770>
1-877-684-6448 <(877)%20684-6448>

Sincerely,

Megan Dwyre
Special Access and FOIA Staff
National Archives at College Park, MD
https://www.archives.gov/research/foia

From: Nicholas Marritz

Dear NARA,

This is in regards to my FOIA case number *RD 61698*. NARA's FOIA staffer Megan Dwyre said that she has identified records responsive to my request, and that I can order copies of them for $0.80 per page. I would like to order copies of all documents responsive to my request.

Thanks very much,

Nick Marritz

From: National Archives and Records Administration

This is an automated reply to inform you that National Archives and Records Administration received your e-mail.

We have received your request and will respond withing 20 working days. Please note that submitting duplicate requests will increase wait times.

If you have any questions, you can call our office at 301-837-3190. You can also visit our web page at www.archives.gov/research/foia.

Thank you.

From: National Archives and Records Administration

Dear Mr. Marritz,

Attached you will find the reproduction quote, as well as instructions on
payment. This quote will be valid for 90 days. Please be sure to send all
payment information directly to the Trust Fund. Once our Trust Fund has
received confirmation of payment, we will begin processing your order.
This can take 4-6 weeks, however we attempt to get the records to you
before that time.

If you have any questions, please let us know.

Thank you,

Jessie Hartman

Government Information Specialist

Special Access and FOIA

specialaccess_foia@nara.gov

From: Nicholas Marritz


To Whom It May Concern:

Please find enclosed a check for $54.40 to satisfy the fee associated with the attached public records request.

Thank you.

From: National Archives and Records Administration

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We have received your request and will respond withing 20 working days. Please note that submitting duplicate requests will increase wait times.

If you have any questions, you can call our office at 301-837-3190. You can also visit our web page at www.archives.gov/research/foia.

Thank you.

From: National Archives and Records Administration

This is an automated reply to inform you that National Archives and Records Administration received your e-mail.

We have received your request and will respond withing 20 working days. Please note that submitting duplicate requests will increase wait times.

If you have any questions, you can call our office at 301-837-3190. You can also visit our web page at www.archives.gov/research/foia.

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