Grace Lee Boggs FBI file

Parker Higgins filed this request with the National Archives and Records Administration of the United States of America.

It is a clone of this request.

Tracking # 51135
Est. Completion Jan. 1, 2017
Status
Awaiting Response

Communications

From: Parker Higgins

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

all documents or files pertaining to Grace Lee Boggs, the Detroit-based activist described in this obituary: http://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/detroit/2015/10/05/grace-lee-boggs-dead-obituary/73385748/

An earlier request with the Federal Bureau of Investigation was assigned the number 1337818-000. Correspondence with that agency has indicated that the relevant file numbers to reference for communications with NARA are 100-HQ-356160 and 100-DE-22248.

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,

Parker Higgins

From: Jodi Foor

Dear Mr. Higgins,

Thank you for submitting your Freedom of Information Act/Privacy Act
request to the National Archives and Records Administration.

Due to the nature of your request, we have forwarded your request (received
in our office on August 26, 2016) to our Office of Research Services,
Special Access and FOIA staff, for appropriate handling. You will be
assigned a new tracking number by that office within the next 20 business
days. If you would like to follow up with that office directly please
contact them at specialaccess_FOIA@nara.gov.

For your reference, your original submission follows.

Thank you for contacting the National Archives and please visit our website
at www.archives.gov/foia for further information.

Please also visit our main website, www.archives.gov, to learn more about
the many exciting resources we offer the public.

Sincerely,

Jodi L. Foor

Deputy Freedom of Information Act Officer/Archivist

National Archives and Records Administration

Office of General Counsel

College Park, MD

301-837-2099

Jodi.Foor@nara.gov

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From: <requests@muckrock.com>
Date: Fri, Aug 26, 2016 at 10:06 PM
Subject: Freedom of Information Request: Grace Lee Boggs FBI file
To: foia@nara.gov

August 26, 2016
National Archives and Records Administration
FOIA Officer
National Archives and Records Administration
8601 Adelphi Road, Room 3110
College Park, MD 20740

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request
the following records:

all documents or files pertaining to Grace Lee Boggs, the Detroit-based
activist described in this obituary: http://www.freep.com/story/
news/local/michigan/detroit/2015/10/05/grace-lee-boggs-
dead-obituary/73385748/

An earlier request with the Federal Bureau of Investigation was assigned
the number 1337818-000. Correspondence with that agency has indicated that
the relevant file numbers to reference for communications with NARA are
100-HQ-356160 and 100-DE-22248.

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,

Parker Higgins

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For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock
DEPT MR 27927
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516

PLEASE NOTE: This request is not filed by a MuckRock staff member, but is
being sent through MuckRock by the above in order to better track, share,
and manage public records requests. Also note that improperly addressed
(i.e., with the requester's name rather than "MuckRock News" and the
department number) requests might be returned as undeliverable.
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From: Noah Shankin

Dear Mr. Higgins,

I am writing in response to your Freedom of Information Act request for
records in the custody of the National Archives and Records Administration
(NARA). Your request was received in this office on August 31, 2016 and
assigned FOIA case numbers *50966* and *51135*.

You requested access to case file numbers *100-HQ-356160* (FOIA case number
50966) and *100-DE-22248* (FOIA case number 51135), identified by the FBI
as potentially responsive to your request for records relating to *Grace
Lee Boggs*. My initial assessment confirms that Ms. Boggs is the subject of
both files.

Initially, we could not locate case file 100-DE-22248 in NARA inventories.
However, upon consultation with the FBI’s Records Disposition Unit we were
notified that this file had been consolidated into FBI case file
*157-DE-3166*. Case file 157-DE-3166 contains an estimated 700 pages,
compiled as part of an investigation conducted between June 1953 and May
1975.

Requests for FBI case files that exceed 500 pages are assigned to our
second-tier processing queue. To give you an indication of our existing
backlog, we are currently processing second-tier requests received in March
of 2012.

Case file 100-HQ-356160 contains an estimated 900 pages, compiled as part
of an internal security investigation conducted between August 1948 and
October 1974. Please note that this file was previously requested and
reviewed under a first-party request. Therefore, the amount of time
required to re-review this file to fulfill your third-party request is
reduced considerably. As a result, case file 100-HQ-356160 has been
assigned to our first-tier processing queue. Taking into consideration our
existing backlog, the estimated time required to complete the processing of
your request for case file 100-HQ-356160 is approximately 18 months from
the date of this correspondence.

Both files require screening for categories of information exempted from
disclosure under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act, prior to
public release. In particular, there are documents that may be redacted to
protect the identities of confidential sources, including FBI informant
codes and informant file numbers.

To notify this office of a change in your contact information or to track
the status of your requests, please telephone 301-837-3190 or e-mail
specialaccess_foia@nara.gov.

If you have specific questions regarding the review of these files, please
contact me directly at noah.shankin@nara.gov or at (301) 837-0774. All
communications concerning this request should reference your case tracking
number(s).

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: Martha Wagner Murphy

8601 Adelphi Road, Room 5500

College Park, MD 20740-6001

Telephone: 301-837-3270

E-mail: dc.foia.liaison@nara.gov

Sincerely,

Noah D. Shankin
Archivist,
National Archives & Records Administration
Special Access and FOIA Branch (RDF)

From: Noah Shankin

Dear Mr. Higgins,

Your request for FBI case files 100-HQ-356160 and 100-DE-22248
(100-DE-22248 was determined to have been consolidated into 157-DE-3166)
concerning Grace Lee Boggs was received in this office on August 31, 2016.

Case file 157-DE-3166 contains approximately 700 pages and was assigned
FOIA request number 51135. Files that exceed 500 pages are assigned to our
second-tier processing queue. This office is currently processing
second-tier requests submitted in March of 2012.

Case file 100-HQ-356160 contains approximately 900 pages and was assigned
FOIA request number 50966. Though this file exceeded 500 pages, it was
previously processed under a first-party request. Therefore, the amount
of time required to process this file for your third party request is
reduced. FOIA request number 50966 was placed in our first-tier processing
queue. We are currently reviewing first-tier requests submitted in January
of 2015.

You may contact me at noah.shankin@nara.gov or at (301) 837-0774 if you
have any further questions or concerns regarding FOIA case numbers 50966 and
51135.

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: Martha Wagner Murphy

8601 Adelphi Road, Room 5500

College Park, MD 20740-6001

Telephone: 301-837-3270

E-mail: dc.foia.liaison@nara.gov

Sincerely,

Noah Shankin

>
> October 19, 2016
> National Archives and Records Administration
> FOIA Officer
> National Archives and Records Administration
> 8601 Adelphi Road, Room 3110
> College Park, MD 20740
>
> This is a follow up to a previous request:
>
> To Whom It May Concern:
>
> I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request,
> copied below, and originally submitted on Aug. 26, 2016. Please let me know
> when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is
> needed.
>
> Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.
>
> ---
>
> On Sept. 19, 2016:
> Dear Mr. Higgins,
>
> I am writing in response to your Freedom of Information Act request for
> records in the custody of the National Archives and Records Administration
> (NARA). Your request was received in this office on August 31, 2016 and
> assigned FOIA case numbers *50966* and *51135*.
>
> You requested access to case file numbers *100-HQ-356160* (FOIA case number
> 50966) and *100-DE-22248* (FOIA case number 51135), identified by the FBI
> as potentially responsive to your request for records relating to *Grace
> Lee Boggs*. My initial assessment confirms that Ms. Boggs is the subject of
> both files.
>
> Initially, we could not locate case file 100-DE-22248 in NARA inventories.
> However, upon consultation with the FBI’s Records Disposition Unit we were
> notified that this file had been consolidated into FBI case file
> *157-DE-3166*. Case file 157-DE-3166 contains an estimated 700 pages,
> compiled as part of an investigation conducted between June 1953 and May
> 1975.
>
> Requests for FBI case files that exceed 500 pages are assigned to our
> second-tier processing queue. To give you an indication of our existing
> backlog, we are currently processing second-tier requests received in March
> of 2012.
>
> Case file 100-HQ-356160 contains an estimated 900 pages, compiled as part
> of an internal security investigation conducted between August 1948 and
> October 1974. Please note that this file was previously requested and
> reviewed under a first-party request. Therefore, the amount of time
> required to re-review this file to fulfill your third-party request is
> reduced considerably. As a result, case file 100-HQ-356160 has been
> assigned to our first-tier processing queue. Taking into consideration our
> existing backlog, the estimated time required to complete the processing of
> your request for case file 100-HQ-356160 is approximately 18 months from
> the date of this correspondence.
>
> Both files require screening for categories of information exempted from
> disclosure under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act, prior to
> public release. In particular, there are documents that may be redacted to
> protect the identities of confidential sources, including FBI informant
> codes and informant file numbers.
>
> To notify this office of a change in your contact information or to track
> the status of your requests, please telephone 301-837-3190 or e-mail
> specialaccess_foia@nara.gov.
>
> If you have specific questions regarding the review of these files, please
> contact me directly at noah.shankin@nara.gov or at (301) 837-0774. All
> communications concerning this request should reference your case tracking
> number(s).
>
> 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: Martha Wagner Murphy
>
> 8601 Adelphi Road, Room 5500
>
> College Park, MD 20740-6001
>
> Telephone: 301-837-3270
>
> E-mail: dc.foia.liaison@nara.gov
>
> Sincerely,
>
> Noah D. Shankin
> Archivist,
> National Archives & Records Administration
> Special Access and FOIA Branch (RDF)
> ---
>
> On Aug. 29, 2016:
> Dear Mr. Higgins,
>
> Thank you for submitting your Freedom of Information Act/Privacy Act
> request to the National Archives and Records Administration.
>
> Due to the nature of your request, we have forwarded your request (received
> in our office on August 26, 2016) to our Office of Research Services,
> Special Access and FOIA staff, for appropriate handling. You will be
> assigned a new tracking number by that office within the next 20 business
> days. If you would like to follow up with that office directly please
> contact them at specialaccess_FOIA@nara.gov.
>
> For your reference, your original submission follows.
>
> Thank you for contacting the National Archives and please visit our website
> at www.archives.gov/foia for further information.
>
> Please also visit our main website, www.archives.gov, to learn more about
> the many exciting resources we offer the public.
>
> Sincerely,
>
> Jodi L. Foor
>
> Deputy Freedom of Information Act Officer/Archivist
>
> National Archives and Records Administration
>
> Office of General Counsel
>
> College Park, MD
>
> 301-837-2099
>
> Jodi.Foor@nara.gov
>
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: <requests@muckrock.com>
> Date: Fri, Aug 26, 2016 at 10:06 PM
> Subject: Freedom of Information Request: Grace Lee Boggs FBI file
> To: foia@nara.gov
>
> August 26, 2016
> National Archives and Records Administration
> FOIA Officer
> National Archives and Records Administration
> 8601 Adelphi Road, Room 3110
> College Park, MD 20740
>
> To Whom It May Concern:
>
> This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request
> the following records:
>
> all documents or files pertaining to Grace Lee Boggs, the Detroit-based
> activist described in this obituary: http://www.freep.com/story/
> news/local/michigan/detroit/2015/10/05/grace-lee-boggs-
> dead-obituary/73385748/
>
> An earlier request with the Federal Bureau of Investigation was assigned
> the number 1337818-000. Correspondence with that agency has indicated that
> the relevant file numbers to reference for communications with NARA are
> 100-HQ-356160 and 100-DE-22248.
>
> 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,
>
> Parker Higgins
>
> ------
> Filed via MuckRock.com
> E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com
>
> For mailed responses, please address (see note):
> MuckRock
> DEPT MR 27927
> 411A Highland Ave
> Somerville, MA 02144-2516
>
> PLEASE NOTE: This request is not filed by a MuckRock staff member, but is
> being sent through MuckRock by the above in order to better track, share,
> and manage public records requests. Also note that improperly addressed
> (i.e., with the requester's name rather than "MuckRock News" and the
> department number) requests might be returned as undeliverable.
> ------
> ---
>
> On Aug. 26, 2016:
> To Whom It May Concern:
>
> This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request
> the following records:
>
> all documents or files pertaining to Grace Lee Boggs, the Detroit-based
> activist described in this obituary: http://www.freep.com/story/
> news/local/michigan/detroit/2015/10/05/grace-lee-boggs-
> dead-obituary/73385748/
>
> An earlier request with the Federal Bureau of Investigation was assigned
> the number 1337818-000. Correspondence with that agency has indicated that
> the relevant file numbers to reference for communications with NARA are
> 100-HQ-356160 and 100-DE-22248.
>
> 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,
>
> Parker Higgins
>
> ------
> Filed via MuckRock.com
> E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com
>
> For mailed responses, please address (see note):
> MuckRock
> DEPT MR 27927
> 411A Highland Ave
> Somerville, MA 02144-2516
>
> PLEASE NOTE: This request is not filed by a MuckRock staff member, but is
> being sent through MuckRock by the above in order to better track, share,
> and manage public records requests. Also note that improperly addressed
> (i.e., with the requester's name rather than "MuckRock News" and the
> department number) requests might be returned as undeliverable.
> ------
>
>
--

Noah D. Shankin
Archivist,
National Archives & Records Administration
Special Access and FOIA Branch (RDF)
301.837.0774
noah.shankin@nara.gov

From: Noah Shankin

Dear Mr. Higgins,

You requested access to the following FBI case files on August 31, 2016:

*100-HQ-356160*, 900 pages, FOIA request number *50966* (assigned to our
1st-tier processing queue)

*100-DE-3166*, 700 pages, FOIA request number *51135 *(assigned to our
2nd-tier processing queue)

From: Noah Shankin

Dear Mr. Higgins,

This is in response to your inquiry concerning your Freedom of Information
Act (FOIA) request number *51135*. Your request for access to case file
*100-DE-22248* (Subsequently identified as being consolidated into FBI case
file *157-DE-3166*) was received in this office on August 31, 2016. This
file contains approximately 700 pages. Requests for FBI case files that
exceed 500 pages are assigned to our second-tier processing queue. Due to
our existing backlog, we are currently processing second-tier request
requests received in June of 2012.

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: Martha Wagner Murphy

8601 Adelphi Road, Room 5500

College Park, MD 20740-6001

Telephone: 301-837-3270

E-mail: dc.foia.liaison@nara.gov

Sincerely,

*Noah D. Shankin*
Archivist
Special Access and FOIA Branch (RD-F)
301.837.0774
www.archives.gov/research/foia/

From: Noah Shankin

Dear Mr. Higgins,

Our office is currently processing second-tier FOIA requests submitted in
September 2012. 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 <(301)%20837-3190>

FOIA Public Liaison: Martha Wagner Murphy

8601 Adelphi Road, Room 5500

College Park, MD 20740-6001

Telephone: 301-837-3270 <(301)%20837-3270>

E-mail: dc.foia.liaison@nara.gov

Sincerely,
*Noah D. Shankin*
Archivist
Special Access and FOIA Branch (RD-F)
301.837.0774
www.archives.gov/research/foia/

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