FBI Files on the Citizen's Stamp Advisory Committee (CSAC)

Ivan Greenberg filed this request with the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States of America.
Tracking # 1332674-000, AP-2015-05570
Est. Completion None
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From: Ivan Greenberg

To Whom It May Concern:

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

I seek FBI records, including all correspondence, relating to the Citizen's Stamp Advisory Committee (CSAC), which was established in 1956 as part of the United States Post Office and continues to function into the present.

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 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.

Sincerely,

Ivan Greenberg

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

Dear Mr. Greenberg,

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.

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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
PIO: (540) 868-4593
Direct: (540) 868-4286
Fax: (540) 868-4391/4997

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: Ivan Greenberg

Dear FBI FOIA Office:

In response to your letter of July 16, 2015, I believe that there are FBI records on the Citizens' Stamp Advisory Committee (CSAC) contrary to what you report.

I believe the FBI looked into "Communist Influence" at CSAC and also conducted during the late 1950s official Loyalty background investigations of CSAC employees. So I ask that you conduct an additional search along these two lines. That is, search for "Communist influence" and "Loyalty" investigations regarding CSAC employees. Please check cross-references for CSAC.

Sincerely,
Ivan Greenberg, PhD

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Thank you,

Lauren McGuinn
Public Liaison/GIS
Record/Information Dissemination Section (RIDS)
FBI-Records Management Division
170 Marcel Drive, Winchester, VA 22602-4843
PIO: (540) 868-4593
Direct: (540) 868-4286
Fax: (540) 868-4391/4997
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From: Ivan Greenberg

Dear Office of Information Policy, U.S. Department of Justice,

I wish to Appeal under the Freedom of Information Act the determination of the FBI that there are no records on the Citizens' Stamp Advisory Committee (CSAC), which was created as part of the U.S. Post Office Department and continues to function as part of the U.S. Postal Service.

I believe that the FBI does hold records on CSAC. At a minimum, it seems almost a certainty that during the late 195Os the FBI looked into "Communist Influence" at CSAC and also conducted official Loyalty background investigations of CSAC employees and appointees. So I ask that you compel the FBI to conduct an additional search along these two lines. That is, search for "Communist influence" and "Loyalty" investigations regarding CSAC.

Sincerely,
Ivan Greenberg, PhD

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