FBI Files on Masters & Johnson

David Bixenspan filed this request with the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States of America.
Tracking # 1358498-000
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From: David Bixenspan

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act and should be fulfilled digitally by email attachment. I should be categorized as a media requester. This request is part of my reporting process, and I will use the materials in my coverage (for various outlets including VICE, LawNewz, MEL Magazine, Wrestling Observer, Fighting Spirit Magazine, and Death & Taxes) of news in the public interest. I hereby request the following records:

All FBI files on Dr. William Masters M.D. (December 27, 1915 – February 16, 2001) and Virginia E. Johnson, born Mary Virginia Eshelman (February 11, 1925 – July 24, 2013), his wife from 1971-1992. They were public figures well-known for their joint research into human sexuality and inspired the current television series "Masters of Sex." For the purposes of minimizing redactions and other privacy issues, their deaths were widely covered, including by the New York Times:

http://www.nytimes.com/2001/02/19/us/william-h-masters-a-pioneer-in-studying-and-demystifying-sex-dies-at-85.html
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/26/us/virginia-johnson-masterss-collaborator-in-sex-research-dies-at-88.html?pagewanted=all

Please search for as well as provide the results and products of all of the following:
* Main file records.
* Cross-reference records.
* The products of an ELSUR search.
* All records of past requests and denials for records pertaining to this case file.

For anything not produced, please send a proper Vaughn Index.

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,
David Bixenspan

From: Sobonya, David P. (RMD) (FBI)

Dear Mr. Bixenspan,

The FBI has received your Freedom of Information Act/Privacy (FOIPA) request and it will be forwarded to Initial Processing for review. Your request will be processed under the provisions of FOIPA and a response will be mailed to you at a later date.

Requests for fee waivers and expedited processing will be addressed once your request has been assigned an FOIPA request number. You will receive written notification of the FBI’s decision.

Information regarding the Freedom of Information Act/Privacy is available at https://www.fbi.gov<http://www.fbi.gov>/, by clicking on the SERVICES link at the top of the homepage and then click on the Freedom of Information Act/Privacy picture, or the direct link is: https://www.fbi.gov/services/records-management/foia, or by accessing the U. S. Department of Justice at https://www.justice.gov/oip. If you require additional assistance please contact us at foipaquestions@ic.fbi.gov.

Thank you,

David P. Sobonya
Public Information Officer/GIS
Record/Information Dissemination Section (RIDS)
FBI-Records Management Division
170 Marcel Drive, Winchester, VA 22602-4843
Ofc: (540) 868-4593
Direct: (540) 868-4286
Fax: (540) 868-4391/4997

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

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A no responsive documents response.

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A no responsive documents response.

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