FBI records on Michael McClure

CJ Ciaramella filed this request with the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States of America.
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From: CJ Ciaramella

To Whom It May Concern:

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

- All records, including cross-referenced files and ELSUR documents, concerning American poet Michael McClure (October 20, 1932 – May 4, 2020). Proof of death is not required, as his death has been widely reported: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/06/books/michael-mcclure-dead.html

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.


CJ Ciaramella

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This is in response to your recent FOIA request referred to us by the FBI regarding Michael McClure.

Thank you.

Susan E. Layden
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Freedom of Information and Privacy Office for Investigations
Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency
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