Eric Williams-Archives

Matthew Guariglia filed this request with the National Archives and Records Administration of the United States of America.

It is a clone of this request.

Tracking # 47260
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From: Matthew Guariglia

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Any files from an investigation of Eric Williams, historian and Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago

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 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,

Matthew Guariglia

From: James Konicek

Dear Matthew Guariglia,

Please provide more information so that we may better process your
request. An record group number or agency is a good way to begin.

Sincerely,

James Konicek
Special Access and FOIA

From: Matthew Guariglia

Hello James,

Regarding the request, it is for any FBI files in the possession of the National Archives pertaining to Eric Williams, the historian and Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago between 1962 and 1981. The FBI informed me that his files had been transferred to the National Archives.

Best,

Matthew Guariglia

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 May 29, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: James Konicek

Dear Mr. Guarigla,

Nicholas J. Cormier,

If you are interested in FBI records you will need to provide us with case
file numbers that you can obtain from the FBI. You may visit
their website at http://www.fbi.gov/foia/requesting-fbi-records. If the FBI
has responded to your request they should provide a case file number
(100-HQ-123456) If you have any further questions regarding this inquiry
you may respond to this email or call me at 301 837-3190.

Sincerely,

James Konicek

From: Matthew Guariglia

Mr. Konicek,

The case number provided to me by the FBI for Eric William's FBI file is: 100-HQ-44826.

Thank you for your response,

Matthew Guariglia

From: James Konicek

Dear Mr. Guariglia,

Enclosed is our response to your request for a fee waiver for case number
RD 47260.

Sincerely,

James Konicek
Special Access and FOIA

From: National Archives and Records Administration

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: National Archives and Records Administration

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

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 May 29, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #47260.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

From: James Konicek

Dear Mr. Guariglia,

Enclosed is our response to your request 47260. We are currently working
on cases registered in May of 2014 for cases in our first tier processing
queue.

Sincerely,

James Konicek
Special Access and FOIA

From: James Konicek

Dear Mr. Guarigla,

Enclosed is our response to your request 47260. We are currently working on
cases registered in June of 2014 for cases in our first tier processing
queue.

Sincerely,

James Konicek
Special Access and FOIA
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From: John Perosio

Dear Mr. Guariglia,

I am writing in further response to your Freedom of Information Act request
of July 2, 2015 for records in the custody of the National Archives and
Records Administration. Your request for FBI case file 100-HQ-44826 on Eric
E. Williams was received in this office on July 9, 2015 and assigned FOIA
tracking number *47260*.

I have completed a line-by-line review of FBI file 100-HQ-44826 and
released information to the greatest extent possible. The file has been
redacted to protect properly classified information per 5 USC 552 (b)(1),
to protect the identities of confidential sources per 5 USC 552 (b)(7)(D),
and to protect information exempted from disclosure by statute per 5 USC
552 (b)(3). The relevant statutes in support of these (b)(3) withholdings
are 50 USC 403g, which protects CIA organization, activities and personnel
and 50 USC 3024 (i)(1), which protects sensitive intelligence sources and
methods. A summary of the results of my review is provided below:

FBI file 100-HQ-44826: 156 total pages; 134 pages released in full, 17
pages released in redacted form, and 5 pages withheld in full.

You or your designated representative may view the files in Room 4000, the
reading room operated by the Motion Pictures Branch at our College Park
facility. Please contact Jessica Hartman (Jessica.Hartman@nara.gov or
301-837-3190) at least one week in advance of your visit to arrange to see
these files.

If you cannot schedule a visit to our College Park facility, the standard
rate for reproduction orders is $0.80 per page, regardless of format.
Please contact Jessica Hartman if you would like to place an order.

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 *47260*.

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

FOIA Public Liaison: Martha Wagner Murphy

8601 Adelphi Road, Room 5500

College Park, MD 20740-6001

Telephone: 301-837-3270

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

1-877-684-6448

If you have questions, please contact me directly at John.Perosio@nara.gov
or 301-837-0617.

This concludes the processing of your request.

Sincerely,

*John Perosio*
Archivist, Special Access/FOIA Staff
National Archives & Records Administration

Tel: 301-837-0617 <(301)%20837-1932>
Email: john.perosio@nara.gov <heather.macrae@nara.gov>
Main Office Tel: 301-837-3190 <(301)%20837-3190>
Main Office Email: specialaccess_foia@nara.gov
National Archives Website: www.archives.gov
Special Access/FOIA Website: www.archives.gov/research/foia/

From: John Perosio

Dear Mr. Guariglia,

I am sorry, Mr. Guariglia, I have to correct the page count I reported to
you in my
notification regarding FOIA tracking number *47260*. In my October 6, 2017
email I reported the following:

FBI file 100-HQ-44826: 156 total pages; 134 pages released in full, 17
pages released in redacted form, and 5 pages withheld in full.

I now realize that in the total page count I reported was incorrect. I was
double-counting the 17 redacting pages and the 5 pages withheld in full.
Below is the corrected page count:

FBI file 100-HQ-44826: 134 total pages; 112 pages released in full, 17
pages released in redacted form, and 5 pages withheld in full.

So, the copy of the case file you would receive would total *130 pages *-129
pages plus a 1 page withdrawal notice for the 5 pages withheld in full.

Again, I apologize. If you have any questions, please contact me at
John.Perosio@nara.gov or 301-837-0617.

Sincerely,

*John Perosio*
Archivist, Special Access/FOIA Staff
National Archives & Records Administration

Tel: 301-837-0617 <(301)%20837-1932>
Email: john.perosio@nara.gov <heather.macrae@nara.gov>
Main Office Tel: 301-837-3190 <(301)%20837-3190>
Main Office Email: specialaccess_foia@nara.gov
National Archives Website: www.archives.gov
Special Access/FOIA Website: www.archives.gov/research/foia/

From: Matthew Guariglia

Hello John,

I have already paid for the original page numbers and, I believe the transaction has already been processed.

Best,

Matthew Guariglia

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