Howard Gruber (NARA)

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

NARA-NGC-2018-000324

NARA-NGC-2018-000324

Est. Completion None
Status
No Responsive Documents

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From: JPat Brown

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Files on the psychologist Howard Gruber, which according to the FBI were transferred to NARA under the file number 100-HQ-267767

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,

JPat Brown

From: National Archives and Records Administration

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* Tracking Number: NARA-NGC-2018-000324
* Requester Name: JPat Brown
* Date Submitted: 02/16/2018
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description: To Whom It May Concern: This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records: Files on the psychologist Howard Gruber, which according to the FBI were transferred to NARA under the file number 100-HQ-267767 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, JPat Brown

From: National Archives and Records Administration

Dear JPat Brown,

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

Because you have requested access to historically permanent federal
records, we have forwarded your FOIA request, received in our office
February 16, 2018, to our Office of Research Services, Special Access and
FOIA staff, for further review and handling. As a result, your request has
been removed from the FOIAonline website and you will be assigned a
tracking number by that office.

If you would like to follow up with that office directly, please contact
them at the address below, or electronically via email.

Special Access and FOIA Staff (RD-F)
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

Thank you for contacting the National Archives and please visit our website
at www.archives.gov/foia for further information. Please also visit our
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resources we offer the public.

Sincerely,

Matthew Heichelbech
Government Information Specialist Detailee
National Archives and Records Administration
Office of the General Counsel, Archives II
301-837-1934
matthew.heichelbech@nara.gov

<matthew.heichelbech@nara.gov>

<matthew.heichelbech@nara.gov>

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From: foia@regulations.gov <foia@regulations.gov>
Date: Fri, Feb 16, 2018 at 7:58 AM
Subject: FOIA Request Export: NARA-NGC-2018-000324
To: "matthew.heichelbech@nara.gov" <matthew.heichelbech@nara.gov>

Below is an export of the submitted request information for the FOIA
request NARA-NGC-2018-000324.

- *Name and Address*
- First Name: JPat
- Middle Initial:
- Last Name: Brown
- Organization:
- Mailing Address Location: United States/U.S. Territories
- Address Line 1: MuckRock News, 411A Highland Ave
<https://maps.google.com/?q=411A+Highland+Ave&entry=gmail&source=g>
- Address Line 2: DEPT MR 49127
- 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: This is a request under the Freedom of
Information Act. I hereby request the following records: Files on the
psychologist Howard Gruber, which according to the FBI were
transferred to
NARA under the file number 100-HQ-267767 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, JPat Brown
- *Fee Waiver*
- Fee Waiver Requested: No
- Fee Waiver Reason:
- *Expedited Processing*
- Expedited Processing Requested: No
- Expedited Processing Reason:

From: National Archives and Records Administration

Dear Mr. JPat Brown,

This is in response to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request dated
February 16, 2018 for records in the custody of the National Archives and
Records Administration (NARA). You requested access to Federal Bureau of
Investigation (FBI) case file 100-HQ-267767 regarding the psychologist
Howard Gruber. Your request was received in this office on February 20,
2018 and assigned reference number *RD 56116*.

We examined case file number 100-HQ-267767. Based on our review, however,
this file is deemed unresponsive to your request. The subject of the file
is Victor K. David Ross. He was born in November 1900 in Czechoslovakia
and lived in Ithaca, New York. The file was compiled between the years
1944 and 1960 and consists of approximately 200 pages within two sections.
A Howard Ernest Gruber who was a graduate student at Cornell University in
Ithaca and who lived in Brooklyn, New York was only briefly mentioned on
page 20 of serial 9 as having met with the subject of the file on one
occasion in 1950. Since Howard Gruber is not the subject of the file, we
will not be reviewing case file 100-HQ-267767 in response to your request.

We regret that we could not assist you further. This concludes the
processing of your request in this office. If you have additional
questions concerning your request, please contact me directly via email at
jennifer.namsiriwan@nara.gov.

We do not consider this response to be a denial of your request under the
terms of the FOIA because we have determined that the requested case file
is not pertinent to your subject of interest. However, if you consider
this to be a denial of your request, you have the right to file an
administrative appeal within ninety (90) calendar days from the date of
this letter via regular U.S. mail or email. By filing an appeal, you
preserve your rights under FOIA and give the agency a chance to review and
reconsider your request and the agency’s decision. If you submit your
appeal in writing, please address it to the Deputy Archivist of the United
States (ND), National Archives and Records Administration, 8601 Adelphi
Road, College Park, Maryland 20740. Both the letter and the envelope
should be clearly marked “Freedom of Information Act Appeal.” If you
submit your appeal by email, please send it to FOIA@nara.gov, also
addressed to the Deputy Archivist of the United States. Please be sure to
explain why you believe this response does not meet the requirements of the
FOIA. All correspondence should reference your internal case tracking
number *RD 56116*.

If you would like to discuss our response before filing an appeal to
attempt to resolve your dispute without going through the appeals process,
you may contact our FOIA Public Liaison, Martha Wagner Murphy, for
assistance at:

FOIA Public Liaison: Martha Wagner Murphy
8601 Adelphi Road, Room 5500
College Park, MD 20740-6001
Email: DC.foia.liaison@nara.gov
Telephone: 301-837-3270

If you are unable to resolve your FOIA dispute through our FOIA Public
Liaison, the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS), the Federal
FOIA Ombudsman’s office, offers mediation services to help resolve disputes
between FOIA requesters and Federal agencies. The contact information for
OGIS is:

Office of Government Information Services
National Archives and Records Administration
8601 Adelphi Road – OGIS
College Park, MD 20740-6001
Email: ogis@nara.gov
ogis.archives.gov
Telephone: 202-741-5770
Toll Free: 1-877-684-6448

Sincerely,

Jennifer Namsiriwan Crabb
Archivist
Special Access and FOIA Branch (RD-F)
National Archives and Records Administration
https://www.archives.gov/research/foia

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From: JPat Brown

Ms. Crabb, hello!
I just wanted to thank you for your help with my request. I really appreciate it!
JPat

From: National Archives and Records Administration

Dear JPat Brown,

You're very welcome. I'm happy that I was able to assist you. Have a
wonderful day.

Sincerely,

Jennifer Namsiriwan Crabb
Archivist
Special Access and FOIA Branch (RD-F)
National Archives and Records Administration
https://www.archives.gov/research/foia

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