|Submitted||Aug. 27, 2012|
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To Whom It May Concern:
This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:
FBI file on poet and activist Adrienne Rich.
I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.
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.
Dear Inkoo Kang,
Before the FBI can process your Freedom of Information Act/Privacy (FOI/PA) request you must provide the following information highlighted with an “X” Mark.
_____The Legal Administrative Specialist (LAS) who is processing your request has asked for the following clarification:
_____A current and complete mailing address is required as the FBI does not send releases and/or correspondence by electronic means.
___X__Proof of death is required such as: (death certificate, obituary, written media, recognized source that can be documented, Who’s Who in America, FBI file that indicates subject is deceased, or the Social Security Death Index Page). Proof of death is not required if date of birth is 100 years ago or greater.
___X__A website link in itself does not satisfy the proof of death requirement (requester’s must provide actual documentation which includes the source)
_____The FBI does not accept digitally signed signatures. The signature must be original and legible. A scanned version is acceptable. Please submit either as a Word Document or PDF.
_____The U. S. Department of Justice DOJ-361 Form (Certification of Identity) requires an original and legible signature
_____Other information as stated:
Please complete and submit the required information in order for the FBI to process your request.
I am writing to follow-up on a FOIA request for the FBI file on poet and activist Adrienne Rich. Rich's death earlier this year was widely reported.
Here is a link to her New York Times obituary: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/29/books/adrienne-rich-feminist-poet-and-author-dies-at-82.html?pagewanted=all
I look forward to receiving the FBI file on Rich in a timely manner. Please contact me if further clarification is necessary to fulfill the FOIA request.
Dear Inkoo, Kang,
The FOIA request was closed and a NO RECORD response was mailed to you on 9-17-2012.
Please contact me if you require further assistance.