Sunday, April 20, 2014

FOI Request

FBI files on Richard Feynman

Requested by morisy on March 12, 2012 for the Federal Bureau of Investigation - FBI of United States of America and fufilled on March 21, 2012

Status: Completed

From Michael Morisy on March 12, 2012:

To Whom It May Concern:

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

A copy of any FBI files on Richard Feynman (May 11, 1918–February 15, 1988), a noted American physicist. His death has been widely reported.

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, 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.


Michael Morisy

From "Sobonya, David P." <> to Michael Morisy on March 12, 2012:

Dear Mr. Morisy,

The FBI has received your Freedom of Information Act/Privacy (FOI/PA) request and it will be forwarded to the Work Process Unit or a Single Station Disclosure Team for review. Your request will be processed under the provisions of FOI/PA 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 FOI/PA request number. You will receive written notification of the FBI’s decision.

Information regarding the Freedom of Information Act/Privacy is available at or Upon receipt of an FOI/PA Request Number, you can check the status of your request online at:, and by clicking on the ‘Check Status of Your FOI/PA Request’ link under the (Records Available Now) section. If you require additional assistance please contact the Public Information Officer.

Thank you,

From Federal Bureau of Investigation on March 21, 2012:

Cover Letter
Cover Letter
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A cover letter granting the request.
From Federal Bureau of Investigation on March 21, 2012:

Responsive Documents
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FBI files on Richard Feynman, noted American physicist.
  • Cover Letter
  • Responsive Documents
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