FBI: Douglas Crimp

Robert Delaware filed this request with the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States of America.
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From: Robert Delaware

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All Bureau records mentioning or pertaining to Douglas Crimp. Born: August 19th 1944 - Died: July 5th 2019

Douglas Crimp was an art historian, critic and longtime AIDS activist. Crimp was an early, organizing member of AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP) a protest organization that bureau maintained a case file on.

Crimp was quoted in countless articles and profile by the media many times. Here is one such example: https://www.newyorker.com/news/our-columnists/the-beautiful-uncertainty-of-douglas-crimp

Crimp's 2019 death was widely reported in the media. Attached is a PDF is his obituary.

This request is for any and all records about Douglas Crimp from any and all FBI offices, including HQ, field offices (including, specifically, the Silver Spring field office), legal attaches, and facilities that maintain records under the FBI’s control.

In addition, this request also includes any “cross-referenced” records relevant to the inquiry. Along with “ELSUR” (Electronic Surveillance) records for Douglas Crimp. These include the names of all people and/or locations for which the agency sought a court order for electronic surveillance.

In addition, this request asks the FBI to search the Sentinel database, the Investigative Data Warehouse, and the Data Integration and Visualization System for relevant documents related to Douglas Crimp from the earliest records available until 2019.

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.


Robert Delaware

  • Douglas20Crimp201944E28093201920-20Artforum20International.pdf

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

There are eFOIA files available for you to download.

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  • 07/28/2020


  • 08/05/2020