FOIA - Abraham Maslow (Federal Bureau of Investigation)

J Ader filed this request with the National Archives and Records Administration of the United States of America.
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Multi Request FOIA - Abraham Maslow
Est. Completion None
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From: J Ader

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Abraham Harold Maslow (April 1, 1908 – June 8, 1970) - renowned American psychologist who was best known for creating "Maslow's hierarchy of needs" (

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.

File Numbers: 100-BS-30168


J Ader

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

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From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

A fix is required to perfect the request.

From: National Archives and Records Administration

Dear J Ader:

Your request for FBI files on Abraham Maslow was submitted to NARA via
FOIAonline on July 13, 2020 [FOIAonline NARA-NGC-2020-00830]. Our office
referred it the same day to Research Services, Special Access and FOIA and
copied you on that email. We explained that Special Access would assign
you a new tracking number.

Your request is in the FOIA queue in that office and not with the Office of
General Counsel. I have forwarded your request for a status update to
Special Access. In the future, please send all correspondence about this
request to, and *not* to *

Thank you.

Susan Gillett
Government Information Specialist
Office of General Counsel
National Archives and Records Administration
College Park, MD 20740-6001

From: National Archives and Records Administration

Dear J. Ader,

I am writing in response to your request for an updated status on the
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request received by this office for
records in the custody of the National Archives and Records Administration.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are not able to provide status updates for
FOIA requests. Once normal operating procedures resume, we will provide you
with a response to your status update request. We apologize for this
inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.

Brigitte Flynn
Special Access & FOIA Program