Fats Domino, FBI file

Parker Higgins, FOIA The Dead filed this request with the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States of America.
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1396308-000

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From: Parker Higgins, FOIA The Dead

To Whom It May Concern:

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

A copy of all documents or FBI files pertaining to Fats Domino, an obituary of whom was published in The New York Times on October 25, 2017 under the headline "Fats Domino, Early Rock ’n’ Roller With a Boogie-Woogie Piano, Is Dead at 89". Please see attached PDF copy of that obituary, which may also be found at https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/25/obituaries/fats-domino-89-one-of-rock-n-rolls-first-stars-is-dead.html.

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,

Parker Higgins, FOIA The Dead

From: Muckrock Staff

To Whom It May Concern:

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

A copy of all documents or FBI files pertaining to Fats Domino, an obituary of whom was published in The New York Times on October 25, 2017 under the headline "Fats Domino, Early Rock ’n’ Roller With a Boogie-Woogie Piano, Is Dead at 89". Please see attached PDF copy of that obituary, which may also be found at https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/25/obituaries/fats-domino-89-one-of-rock-n-rolls-first-stars-is-dead.html.

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,

Parker Higgins, FOIA The Dead

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.

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From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

May 16, 2018

Parker Higgins

MuckRock News

DEPT MR 45110

411A Highland Ave

Somerville, MA 02144-2516

requests@muckrock.com

Dear Mr. Higgins,

I am writing in response to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request
received by this office on April 19, 2018 for records in the custody of the
National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). Your request was
assigned case number RD 56952.

We are currently working to determine which unit within NARA is most likely
to have custody of records responsive to your request. We will reply as
soon as possible.

If you have any questions concerning this action, or to notify this office
of a change in your contact information please email
specialaccess_foia@nara.gov or telephone 301-837-3190. All communications
concerning this request should reference your case tracking number RD 56952.

Sincerely,
--
Jessie Hartman
Government Information Specialist
Special Access and FOIA Branch
National Archives at College Park
301.837.1905

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

Dear Mr. Higgins,

I am writing in response to your Freedom of Information Act request for
records in the custody of the National Archives and Records Administration.
Your request for FBI case file 100-HQ-106670, Serial 1335, which the FBI
indicated was related to Fats Domino, was received in this office on April
19, 2018 and assigned FOIA tracking number *RD 56952*.

I have completed a line-by-line review of Serial 1335 from FBI file
100-HQ-106670,
and as reviewed under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act, there
are no restrictions on access.

Because the document consists of only two pages, I have attached a
complimentary scan of the records for your use.

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 56952*.

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>
FOIA Public Liaison: Martha Wagner Murphy
8601 Adelphi Road, Room 5500
College Park, MD 20740-6001
Telephone: 301-837-3270 <(301)%20837-3270>
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 <(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

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