Inslaw Bush POTUS Library

Emma Best filed this request with the George Bush Presidential Library of the United States of America.
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From: Michael Best

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Records relating to the Inslaw affair and investigation, including INSLAW [OA/ID CF00539] and INSLAW [OA/ID 45283] which are described on

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes. These materials will be made publicly and freely available in a variety of formats on the Internet Archive's National Security collection.

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.


Michael Best

From: Bush Library

Mr. Best,

Thank you for contacting the George Bush Presidential Library. The records
you request have already been processed and are available to the public.
These 2 folders only contain published newspaper and magazine articles.
If you would like us to scan these articles and email them to you, there
is a charge of $.80/page. The page count is 61, so the total cost for
scans of these folders would be $48.80. We require payment before
fulfilling scan requests. Should you wish to receive a scanned copy of
these records, please contact us at 979-691-4042 to give us a credit card
number. Or, you can mail a check to the library.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Thank you,
Michelle Bogart

From: Michael Best

Thank you so much for your prompt response and explanation of the types of papers in those folders. If you're reasonably certain that there is nothing else in those folders and that there are no other folders relating to Inslaw, then I am happy to have this FOIA request closed.

I do have a related question, however - why does it cost so much to scan a page?

Thank you again for your prompt reply and your help in sorting out my request.

From: Buffie Hollis

Dear Mr. Best:

Thank you for contacting the George Bush Presidential Library. I have done
a complete search of our folder titles, and those two folders are the only
ones relating to "Inslaw" that I have been able to find. If you have any
other keywords you would like us to search, please let me know. Otherwise,
I will consider this request closed.

Concerning the price for copies, this price is set by the National Archives
and Records Administration in Washington, D.C. It is standard throughout
all NARA facilities. I cannot speak for them, but it seems reasonable to
assume that they have factored in staff time required for scanning.
Researchers at our facility may photograph the records with their own
cameras at no charge, or they may make paper photocopies for $.25 per page.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to ask.


Buffie Hollis
George Bush Presidential Library and Museum
National Archives and Records Administration

From: Michael Best


Thanks so much for your help with this request and with your explanation about the fees, I was only aware of the $0.25 cost for photocopies at NARA and assumed it was the same for scanning. I really appreciate it.

Michael Best


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