FBI: Melvin Van Peebles

Ben Welsh filed this request with the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States of America.
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From: Ben Welsh

To Whom It May Concern:

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

A copy of all FBI files on Melvin Van Peebles, the Black filmmaker, novelist and playwright who died in September 2021, according to the Los Angeles Times.

https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/movies/story/2021-09-22/melvin-van-peebles-sweet-sweetback-filmmaker-dies-at-89

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,

Ben Welsh

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

There are eFOIA files available for you to download.

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From: Ben Welsh

I am appealing this response. I request that the agency conduct a full CRS search for Melvin Van Peebles. From your response, that does not appear to have been done.

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