Hunter S. Thompson FBI records

Cody Winchester filed this request with the National Archives and Records Administration of the United States of America.
Tracking # 1181055-000
Status
Completed

Communications

From: Cody Winchester

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. Please search the FBI’s indices to the Central Records System for information responsive to this request: all FBI records related to Hunter Stockton Thompson, an American author and journalist, born July 18, 1937 Lexington, KY, died Feb. 20, 2005, Woody Creek, CO ( for proof of death, see, e.g., http://www.nytimes.com/2005/02/22/books/22thompson.html?ref=huntersthompson).

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, 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,

Cody Winchester

From: "Sobonya, David P." <David.Sobonya@ic.fbi.gov>

Dear Cody Winchester,

The FBI has received your Freedom of Information Act/Privacy (FOI/PA) request and it will be forwarded to the Work Process Unit or a Single Station Disclosure Team for review. Your request will be processed under the provisions of FOI/PA and a response will be mailed to you at a later date.

Requests for fee waivers and expedited processing will be addressed once your request has been assigned an FOI/PA request number. You will receive written notification of the FBI’s decision.

Information regarding the Freedom of Information Act/Privacy is available at http://www.fbi.gov/ or http://www.fbi.gov/foia/. Upon receipt of an FOI/PA Request Number, you can check the status of your request online at: http://www.fbi.gov/foia/, and by clicking on the ‘Check Status of Your FOI/PA Request’ link under the (Records Available Now) section. If you require additional assistance please contact the Public Information Officer.

Thank you,

David P. Sobonya
Public Information Officer/Legal Admin. Specialist
Front Office
Record/Information Dissemination Section (RIDS)
FBI-Records Management Division
170 Marcel Drive, Winchester, VA 22602-4843
Direct: (540) 868-4286
PIO Number: (540) 868-4593
Fax: (540) 868-4391/4997

From: Cody Winchester

I would like to specify that the FBI should search all field offices as well as HQ for these records; to search the older, manual indices as well as the automated indices; and to include cross-references.

From: "Sobonya, David P." <David.Sobonya@ic.fbi.gov>

Dear Cody Winchester,

The FBI has received your additional correspondence regarding your Freedom of Information Act/Privacy (FOI/PA) request and it has been forwarded to the Work Process Unit or the assigned Disclosure analyst for review. A response will be forthcoming.

Additional information regarding the Freedom of Information Act/Privacy may be accessed at http://www.fbi.gov/ or http://www.fbi.gov/foia/.

If you require additional assistance please contact me.

Thank you,

David P. Sobonya
Public Information Officer/Legal Admin. Specialist
Front Office
Record/Information Dissemination Section (RIDS)
FBI-Records Management Division
170 Marcel Drive, Winchester, VA 22602-4843
Direct: (540) 868-4286
PIO Number: (540) 868-4593
Fax: (540) 868-4391/4997

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

From: Cody Winchester

Hi,

The Federal Bureau of Investigations stated that potentially responsive documents to the following request might be located at the Archives, under file 100-DN-9353.

Thanks for your help in located these files.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 22, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #1181055-000.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 22, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #1181055-000.

Thank you for your help.

From: National Archives

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 22, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #1181055-000.

Thank you for your help.

From: National Archives and Records Administration

From: Specialaccess_foia

Dear Mr. Winchester,

This is in further response to your status update email on August 14,
2012. Your reference number for your request is NW 38092. A formal
response letter is attached.

If there are any further questions, please contact our Customer Service
telephone at 301-837-3190.

Sincerely,
BRITNEY N. CRAWFORD
Archivist
RD-DC Special Access and FOIA Branch

>>> <requests@muckrock.com> 8/14/2012 9:42 PM >>>

August 14, 2012
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 request number 1181055-000:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request,
copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 22, 2012. Please let me
know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further
clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number
#1181055-000.

Thank you for your help.

---

On June 7, 2012:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request,
copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 22, 2012. Please let me
know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further
clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number
#1181055-000.

Thank you for your help.

---

On May 8, 2012:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request,
copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 22, 2012. Please let me
know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further
clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number
#1181055-000.

Thank you for your help.

---

On Feb. 24, 2012:

Hi,

The Federal Bureau of Investigations stated that potentially responsive
documents to the following request might be located at the Archives,
under file 100-DN-9353.

Thanks for your help in located these files.

---

On Jan. 24, 2012:

Dear Cody Winchester,

The FBI has received your additional correspondence regarding your
Freedom of Information Act/Privacy (FOI/PA) request and it has been
forwarded to the Work Process Unit or the assigned Disclosure analyst
for review. A response will be forthcoming.

Additional information regarding the Freedom of Information Act/Privacy
may be accessed at http://www.fbi.gov/ or http://www.fbi.gov/foia/.

If you require additional assistance please contact me.

Thank you,

David P. Sobonya
Public Information Officer/Legal Admin. Specialist
Front Office
Record/Information Dissemination Section (RIDS)
FBI-Records Management Division
170 Marcel Drive, Winchester, VA 22602-4843
Direct: (540) 868-4286
PIO Number: (540) 868-4593
Fax: (540) 868-4391/4997

---

On Jan. 24, 2012:

I would like to specify that the FBI should search all field offices as
well as HQ for these records; to search the older, manual indices as
well as the automated indices; and to include cross-references.

---

On Jan. 23, 2012:

Dear Cody Winchester,

The FBI has received your Freedom of Information Act/Privacy (FOI/PA)
request and it will be forwarded to the Work Process Unit or a Single
Station Disclosure Team for review. Your request will be processed
under the provisions of FOI/PA and a response will be mailed to you at a
later date.

Requests for fee waivers and expedited processing will be addressed
once your request has been assigned an FOI/PA request number. You will
receive written notification of the FBI’s decision.

Information regarding the Freedom of Information Act/Privacy is
available at http://www.fbi.gov/ or http://www.fbi.gov/foia/. Upon
receipt of an FOI/PA Request Number, you can check the status of your
request online at: http://www.fbi.gov/foia/, and by clicking on the
‘Check Status of Your FOI/PA Request’ link under the (Records
Available Now) section. If you require additional assistance please
contact the Public Information Officer.

Thank you,

David P. Sobonya
Public Information Officer/Legal Admin. Specialist
Front Office
Record/Information Dissemination Section (RIDS)
FBI-Records Management Division
170 Marcel Drive, Winchester, VA 22602-4843
Direct: (540) 868-4286
PIO Number: (540) 868-4593
Fax: (540) 868-4391/4997

---

On Jan. 22, 2012:

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. Please search
the FBI’s indices to the Central Records System for information
responsive to this request: all FBI records related to Hunter Stockton
Thompson, an American author and journalist, born July 18, 1937
Lexington, KY, died Feb. 20, 2005, Woody Creek, CO ( for proof of death,
see, e.g.,
http://www.nytimes.com/2005/02/22/books/22thompson.html?ref=huntersthompson).

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this
request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made
available to the general public free of charge as part of the public
information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of
the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and
not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, 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,

Cody Winchester

Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com

For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 1037
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819

PLEASE NOTE the new address as well as the fact that improperly
addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than MuckRock News)
requests might be returned by the USPS as undeliverable.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 22, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #1181055-000.

Thank you for your help.

From: Specialaccess_foia

This is an automated reply to inform you that National Archives and Records Administration received your e-mail.

If this is a reference request regarding records in the Kennedy Assassination Records Collection, you will receive a reply within 10 working days.

If this is a FOIA request, we are currently assessing your FOIA to determine which organization within NARA can best respond. Once your FOIA is properly routed, our goal is to provide you with a reply within 20 working days* that will either resolve your request or inform you of your FOIA case number and the current status. We will contact you at this e-mail address if we require more information in order to proceed.

Thank You.

*Aaccording to the FOIA the 20 working days begins when the FOIA is received by the appropriate component of the agency and is calculated excluding Saturdays, Sundays, and legal public holidays.

>>> <requests@muckrock.com> 09/15/12 05:00 >>>

September 15, 2012
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 request number 1181055-000:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 22, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #1181055-000.

Thank you for your help.

---

On Aug. 16, 2012:

Dear Mr. Winchester,

This is in further response to your status update email on August 14,
2012. Your reference number for your request is NW 38092. A formal
response letter is attached.

If there are any further questions, please contact our Customer Service
telephone at 301-837-3190.

Sincerely,
BRITNEY N. CRAWFORD
Archivist
RD-DC Special Access and FOIA Branch

>>> <requests@muckrock.com> 8/14/2012 9:42 PM >>>

August 14, 2012
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 request number 1181055-000:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request,
copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 22, 2012. Please let me
know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further
clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number
#1181055-000.

Thank you for your help.

---

On June 7, 2012:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request,
copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 22, 2012. Please let me
know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further
clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number
#1181055-000.

Thank you for your help.

---

On May 8, 2012:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request,
copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 22, 2012. Please let me
know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further
clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number
#1181055-000.

Thank you for your help.

---

On Feb. 24, 2012:

Hi,

The Federal Bureau of Investigations stated that potentially responsive
documents to the following request might be located at the Archives,
under file 100-DN-9353.

Thanks for your help in located these files.

---

On Jan. 24, 2012:

Dear Cody Winchester,

The FBI has received your additional correspondence regarding your
Freedom of Information Act/Privacy (FOI/PA) request and it has been
forwarded to the Work Process Unit or the assigned Disclosure analyst
for review. A response will be forthcoming.

Additional information regarding the Freedom of Information Act/Privacy
may be accessed at http://www.fbi.gov/ or http://www.fbi.gov/foia/.

If you require additional assistance please contact me.

Thank you,

David P. Sobonya
Public Information Officer/Legal Admin. Specialist
Front Office
Record/Information Dissemination Section (RIDS)
FBI-Records Management Division
170 Marcel Drive, Winchester, VA 22602-4843
Direct: (540) 868-4286
PIO Number: (540) 868-4593
Fax: (540) 868-4391/4997

---

On Jan. 24, 2012:

I would like to specify that the FBI should search all field offices as
well as HQ for these records; to search the older, manual indices as
well as the automated indices; and to include cross-references.

---

On Jan. 23, 2012:

Dear Cody Winchester,

The FBI has received your Freedom of Information Act/Privacy (FOI/PA)
request and it will be forwarded to the Work Process Unit or a Single
Station Disclosure Team for review. Your request will be processed
under the provisions of FOI/PA and a response will be mailed to you at a
later date.

Requests for fee waivers and expedited processing will be addressed
once your request has been assigned an FOI/PA request number. You will
receive written notification of the FBI’s decision.

Information regarding the Freedom of Information Act/Privacy is
available at http://www.fbi.gov/ or http://www.fbi.gov/foia/. Upon
receipt of an FOI/PA Request Number, you can check the status of your
request online at: http://www.fbi.gov/foia/, and by clicking on the
‘Check Status of Your FOI/PA Request’ link under the (Records
Available Now) section. If you require additional assistance please
contact the Public Information Officer.

Thank you,

David P. Sobonya
Public Information Officer/Legal Admin. Specialist
Front Office
Record/Information Dissemination Section (RIDS)
FBI-Records Management Division
170 Marcel Drive, Winchester, VA 22602-4843
Direct: (540) 868-4286
PIO Number: (540) 868-4593
Fax: (540) 868-4391/4997

---

On Jan. 22, 2012:

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. Please search
the FBI’s indices to the Central Records System for information
responsive to this request: all FBI records related to Hunter Stockton
Thompson, an American author and journalist, born July 18, 1937
Lexington, KY, died Feb. 20, 2005, Woody Creek, CO ( for proof of death,
see, e.g.,
http://www.nytimes.com/2005/02/22/books/22thompson.html?ref=huntersthompson).

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this
request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made
available to the general public free of charge as part of the public
information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of
the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and
not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, 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,

Cody Winchester

Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com

For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 1037
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819

PLEASE NOTE the new address as well as the fact that improperly
addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than MuckRock News)
requests might be returned by the USPS as undeliverable.

---

On Aug. 16, 2012:

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On Aug. 14, 2012:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 22, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #1181055-000.

Thank you for your help.

---

On June 26, 2012:

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On June 7, 2012:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 22, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #1181055-000.

Thank you for your help.

---

On May 8, 2012:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 22, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #1181055-000.

Thank you for your help.

---

On Feb. 24, 2012:

Hi,

The Federal Bureau of Investigations stated that potentially responsive documents to the following request might be located at the Archives, under file 100-DN-9353.

Thanks for your help in located these files.

---

On Feb. 9, 2012:

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On Jan. 26, 2012:

---

On Jan. 24, 2012:

Dear Cody Winchester,

The FBI has received your additional correspondence regarding your Freedom of Information Act/Privacy (FOI/PA) request and it has been forwarded to the Work Process Unit or the assigned Disclosure analyst for review. A response will be forthcoming.

Additional information regarding the Freedom of Information Act/Privacy may be accessed at http://www.fbi.gov/ or http://www.fbi.gov/foia/.

If you require additional assistance please contact me.

Thank you,

David P. Sobonya
Public Information Officer/Legal Admin. Specialist
Front Office
Record/Information Dissemination Section (RIDS)
FBI-Records Management Division
170 Marcel Drive, Winchester, VA 22602-4843
Direct: (540) 868-4286
PIO Number: (540) 868-4593
Fax: (540) 868-4391/4997

---

On Jan. 24, 2012:

I would like to specify that the FBI should search all field offices as well as HQ for these records; to search the older, manual indices as well as the automated indices; and to include cross-references.

---

On Jan. 23, 2012:

Dear Cody Winchester,

The FBI has received your Freedom of Information Act/Privacy (FOI/PA) request and it will be forwarded to the Work Process Unit or a Single Station Disclosure Team for review. Your request will be processed under the provisions of FOI/PA and a response will be mailed to you at a later date.

Requests for fee waivers and expedited processing will be addressed once your request has been assigned an FOI/PA request number. You will receive written notification of the FBI’s decision.

Information regarding the Freedom of Information Act/Privacy is available at http://www.fbi.gov/ or http://www.fbi.gov/foia/. Upon receipt of an FOI/PA Request Number, you can check the status of your request online at: http://www.fbi.gov/foia/, and by clicking on the ‘Check Status of Your FOI/PA Request’ link under the (Records Available Now) section. If you require additional assistance please contact the Public Information Officer.

Thank you,

David P. Sobonya
Public Information Officer/Legal Admin. Specialist
Front Office
Record/Information Dissemination Section (RIDS)
FBI-Records Management Division
170 Marcel Drive, Winchester, VA 22602-4843
Direct: (540) 868-4286
PIO Number: (540) 868-4593
Fax: (540) 868-4391/4997

---

On Jan. 22, 2012:

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. Please search the FBI’s indices to the Central Records System for information responsive to this request: all FBI records related to Hunter Stockton Thompson, an American author and journalist, born July 18, 1937 Lexington, KY, died Feb. 20, 2005, Woody Creek, CO ( for proof of death, see, e.g., http://www.nytimes.com/2005/02/22/books/22thompson.html?ref=huntersthompson).

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, 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,

Cody Winchester

Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com

For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 1037
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819

PLEASE NOTE the new address as well as the fact that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than MuckRock News) requests might be returned by the USPS as undeliverable.

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