Information, records on Robert Chapman

John Kirsch filed this request with the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States of America.
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From: John Kirsch

To Whom It May Concern:

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

I am making this request under the Freedom of Information Act.

I request the case file on Robert Anderson Chapman, who passed away in June 2010. This is an obituary for Chapman published in the Memphis Commercial Appeal newspaper:
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Published: Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN), June 1, 2010
ROBERT ANDERSON CHAPMAN, 60, owner of Molly's La Casita Restaurant since 1982, died peacefully on May 30, 2010. Robert is survived by his loving wife of 26 years, Jamie Goree Chapman, daughter, Amanda Bailey Bogart (Alan), his mother, Betty Wells Chapman, sisters, Susan Wilson (Clayton), Debbie Trimble (Jerry), brothers, Hal Chapman (Linda) and Charles Chapman. He was preceded in death by his father, Arthur Robert Chapman, and an infant sister, Rebecca. Robert was a graduate of Whitehaven High School and Memphis State University. He was also a board member emeritus of the University of Memphis Art Museum and a member of The Memphis Restaurant Association. He was a loving, kind and spiritual soul. Before his stroke, Robert was an avid golfer and a gifted artist. He will be greatly missed by his many friends and loving family. Visitation will be Tuesday, June 1 from 5-7 pm., and funeral service will be Wednesday, June 2 at 1 pm., both at Memorial Park Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorials may be made to The Church Health Center or the American Stroke Association.

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Copyright (c) 2010 The Commercial Appeal, Memphis, TN

Chapman was a friend and research associate of Mary Ferrell, a Dallas woman who collected material about the assassination of President Kennedy. Chapman also served as editor for a publication produced by JFK Lancer Inc., a company that produces material about the Kennedy assassination.

Specifically, I am requesting information or records indicating whether Robert Anderson Chapman had ever been an FBI employee or had any other type of affiliation with the FBI. This would include standard personnel or contractor files and agreements with Chapman.
I am also requesting information or records of communications between Robert Anderson Chapman and the FBI, including but not limited to records requests that Robert Anderson Chapman made to the FBI. Please search the FBI FOIA logs for requests made by Chapman between and Jan. 1, 1963 and Feb. 20, 2004.
I request any "cross-referenced" records mentioning Chapman.

I also request a search of “ELSUR” (Electronic Surveillance) records that mention Robert Anderson Chapman.
I would like all of these searches done for any aliases or former names that Robert Anderson Chapman might have used. I believe he commonly went by her married name of Robert or “Bob Chapman.

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, 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.


John Kirsch

From: Sobonya, David P.

Dear Mr. Kirsch,

The FBI has received your Freedom of Information Act/Privacy (FOIPA) request and it will be forwarded to Initial Processing for review. Your request will be processed under the provisions of FOIPA 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 FOIPA request number. You will receive written notification of the FBI’s decision.

Information regarding the Freedom of Information Act/Privacy is available at<>/ or If you require additional assistance please contact the Public Information Officer.

Thank you,

David P. Sobonya
Public Information Officer/GIS
Record/Information Dissemination Section (RIDS)
FBI-Records Management Division
170 Marcel Drive, Winchester, VA 22602-4843
PIO: (540) 868-4593
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