|Multi Request||Files on United Mine Workers|
|Submitted||March 12, 2019|
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:
A copy of all files related to the organization "United Mine Workers of America," or "UMWA," from 1910-1925.
Specifically, I would like any files documenting the arrest and deportation of United Mine Workers members. I am also seeking a copy of all records on the "Ludlow Massacre" of miners and their families by police on April 20, 1914. I am also seeking a copy all records on the 1919 national strike called by UMWA on November 1, 1919.
I request that I be properly classified as a news media requester. I am an editorial intern for MuckRock, and I am requesting this information in that editorial capacity. MuckRock is widely known for its investigative work as well as historical pieces based on public records requests. Records responsive to this request will likely be used as part of a commemorative series of articles on federal intimidation of labor organizers and working class leftists, to run this summer around the 100th anniversary of the Palmer Raids.
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.
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