FOIA - National Archives - Lewis Mumford

J Ader filed this request with the National Archives and Records Administration of the United States of America .
Tracking #

RF-247

NARA-NGC-2020-001022

Due Sept. 24, 2020
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

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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:

The following files pertaining to Lewis Mumford (October 19, 1895 – January 26, 1990), American historian, sociologist, and philosopher (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lewis_Mumford ):

- 100-HQ-17790

These file numbers are being referenced from a FOIA response from the Federal Bureau of Investigation regarding the same subject: https://cdn.muckrock.com/foia_files/2020/08/26/Ea1a4a465f46bd23b8647a95d9e470e9e1374f5fd_Q86714_D2517042.pdf

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,

J Ader

From: National Archives and Records Administration

This message is to confirm your request submission to the FOIAonline application: View Request. Request information is as follows: (https://www.foiaonline.gov/foiaonline/action/public/submissionDetails?trackingNumber=NARA-NGC-2020-001022&type=request)

* Tracking Number: NARA-NGC-2020-001022
* Requester Name: J Ader
* Date Submitted: 08/27/2020
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description:
To Whom It May Concern:

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

The following files pertaining to Lewis Mumford (October 19, 1895 – January 26, 1990), American historian, sociologist, and philosopher (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lewis_Mumford ):

- 100-HQ-17790

These file numbers are being referenced from a FOIA response from the Federal Bureau of Investigation regarding the same subject: https://cdn.muckrock.com/foia_files/2020/08/26/Ea1a4a465f46bd23b8647a95d9e470e9e1374f5fd_Q86714_D2517042.pdf

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,

J Ader

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From: National Archives and Records Administration

Dear J Ader:

Thank you for submitting your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to
the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) via the
*FOIAOnline* website.
We received your request on August 27, 2020. Your request concerns an FBI
file.

Our office uses the *FOIAonline* portal for FOIA and Privacy Act requests
for the National Archives and Records Administration's *operational* records
(records created by this agency). Your *FOIAOnline *request is for records
that may be *archival* records (records created by or originated in a
different agency but that may have been transferred to the legal custody of
NARA), to which access is restricted. Therefore, we have forwarded it to
our *Office of Research Services, Special Access and FOIA* (RF) staff who
handle FOIA requests for such archival records.

Since *Research Services* does not process FOIA requests through
*FOIAOnline*, we removed your request from the *FOIAOnline* website. *Special
Access *staff will assign you a new tracking number, and respond directly
to you. In the future, if you need to follow up with that office directly,
please contact them at the address below, or electronically via email.

The National Archives and Records Administration
Special Access and FOIA Staff (RF)
8601 Adelphi Road, Room 5500
College Park, MD 20740

By phone: 301-837-3190
By fax: 301-837-1864
By email: specialaccess_foia@nara.gov

For your reference, a copy of your request is below. In the future, please
submit all requests for FBI files directly to Special Access and FOIA at
their email address above.

Please visit our website at www.archives.gov/foia for further information
about submitting a FOIA request to NARA. On our main website,
www.archives.gov, you can learn more about the resources we offer to the
public, and you can access our online catalog.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and pursuant to guidance received from the
Office of Management and Budget (OMB), federal agencies have adjusted their
normal operations to balance the need of completing its mission-critical
work while also adhering to the recommended social distancing for the
safety of our staff. As a result of this re-prioritization of activities,
you may experience a delay in receiving a substantive response to your FOIA
request. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your
understanding and patience.

Thank you for contacting the National Archives.

Sincerely,
Susan Gillett
Government Information Specialist
Office of General Counsel
National Archives and Records Administration
College Park, MD 20740-6001
susan.gillett@nara.gov

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Date: Mon, Aug 31, 2020 at 9:50 AM
Subject: FOIA Request Deletion: NARA-NGC-2020-001022
To: <susan.gillett@nara.gov>

Below is an export of the submitted request information for the FOIA
request NARA-NGC-2020-001022.

- *Name and Address*
- First Name: J
- Middle Initial:
- Last Name: Ader
- Organization:
- Mailing Address Location: United States/U.S. Territories
- Address Line 1: MuckRock News DEPT MR 101605
- Address Line 2: 411A Highland Ave
- City: Somerville
- State/Province: MA
- Zip/Postal Code: 02144
- *Contact Information*
- E-mail Address: requests@muckrock.com
- Phone Number:
- Fax Number:
- *Agency and Fee Information*
- Assigned Agency: NGC - Office of General Counsel
- Will Pay Up To: $0.00
- *Description*
- To Whom It May Concern:

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

The following files pertaining to Lewis Mumford (October 19, 1895 –
January 26, 1990), American historian, sociologist, and philosopher (
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lewis_Mumford ):

- 100-HQ-17790

These file numbers are being referenced from a FOIA response from the
Federal Bureau of Investigation regarding the same subject:
https://cdn.muckrock.com/foia_files/2020/08/26/Ea1a4a465f46bd23b8647a95d9e470e9e1374f5fd_Q86714_D2517042.pdf

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,

J Ader

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- *Expedited Processing*
- Expedited Processing Requested: No
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From: National Archives and Records Administration

Dear J Ader:

Thank you for your request related to records in the custody of the
National Archives and Records Administration. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic,
we are not able to process requests according to our normal procedures. We
have assigned your request the temporary tracking number *RF-247*. When we
resume normal operations, we will log requests into our system in the order
they were received. At that time, we will provide you with a new tracking
number and a more substantive response. We apologize for this inconvenience
and appreciate your understanding and patience.

Megan Dwyre
Special Access and FOIA Program (RF)
National Archives and Records Administration
8601 Adelphi Road, Room 5500
College Park, MD 20740

From: National Archives and Records Administration

Dear J. Ader:

I am writing in response to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request
of August 31, 2020, for records in the custody of the National Archives and
Records Administration. Your request was received in this office on
September 1, 2020, and assigned FOIA tracking number 64595, interim
tracking number RF-247.

You requested access to FBI case file 100-HQ-17790. My initial assessment
is that Lewis Mumford is the subject of the file, created between March
1941 and March 1968, and consisting of an estimated 100 pages.

These records require review for information protected from release under
the FOIA (https://www.archives.gov/foia/foia-guide#determine).

Your request does not exceed 700 pages, so it is assigned to our first-tier
processing queue. Taking into consideration our existing backlog, we
estimate it will take 39 months to complete processing.

Once we notify you that processing is complete, you may either visit our
College Park, MD facility to view the file at no cost, or order a
reproduction. Our current fee for reproductions is 80 cents per page, so we
estimate the total cost will be $80.

You must notify this office of changes to your contact information. If
communication is returned as undeliverable and no return address is
provided, your case will be administratively closed. To change your contact
information or to track the status of your request, please email
specialaccess_foia@nara.gov or call 301-837-3190. Please include your FOIA
tracking number in all communications concerning this request.

If you are not satisfied with our action on this request and would like the
opportunity to discuss our response, you may contact our FOIA Public
Liaison for assistance:

Accessioned Executive Branch Records – Washington, DC Area

FOIA Requester Service Center: 301-837-3190

FOIA Public Liaison: Michael Marquis

8601 Adelphi Road, Room 5500

College Park, MD 20740-6001

dc.foia.liaison@nara.gov

301-837-3190

If you have other questions regarding your request, please contact me
directly.

Sincerely,

Stephanie Coon
Archivist
Special Access and FOIA Program (RF)

National Archives and Records Administration

8601 Adelphi Road, Room 5500

College Park, MD 20740-6001

stephanie.coon@nara.gov

301-837-1604

https://www.archives.gov/research/foia

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