Izola Ware Curry 100-HQ-106670-A

Mary Jo Watts filed this request with the National Archives and Records Administration of the United States of America.
Tracking #

NARA-NGC-2018-000488, RD 57012

NARA-NGC-2018-000488

Status
Completed

Communications

From: Mary Jo Watts

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All records pertaining to Izola Ware Curry, file number 100-HQ-106670-A

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,
Mary Jo Watts

From: National Archives and Records Administration

This message is to confirm your request submission to the FOIAonline application: View Request. Request information is as follows: (https://foiaonline.regulations.gov:443/foia/action/public/view/request?objectId=090004d2818cffb6)
* Tracking Number: NARA-NGC-2018-000488
* Requester Name: Mary J. Watts
* Date Submitted: 04/19/2018
* 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: All records pertaining to Izola Ware Curry, file number 100-HQ-106670-A 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, Mary Jo Watts

From: National Archives and Records Administration

Dear Mary J. Watts,

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 on
April 20, 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 <http://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,

Wanda Williams
Deputy Freedom of Information Act Officer/Archivist
National Archives and Records Administration
Office of General Counsel
College Park, Maryland
301-837-0773

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: foia@regulations.gov <foia@regulations.gov>
Date: Fri, Apr 20, 2018 at 8:04 AM
Subject: FOIA Request Export: NARA-NGC-2018-000488
To: "wanda.williams@nara.gov" <wanda.williams@nara.gov>

Below is an export of the submitted request information for the FOIA
request NARA-NGC-2018-000488.

- *Name and Address*
- First Name: Mary
- Middle Initial: J
- Last Name: Watts
- 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 52566
- 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: All records
pertaining to Izola Ware Curry, file number 100-HQ-106670-A 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,
Mary Jo Watts
- *Fee Waiver*
- Fee Waiver Requested: No
- Fee Waiver Reason:
- *Expedited Processing*
- Expedited Processing Requested: No
- Expedited Processing Reason:

From: National Archives and Records Administration

My appologies, I did not realize this had not been sent yesterday...

May 21, 2018

Mary J Watts

MuckRock News

411A Highland Ave

Dept MR 52566

Somerville, MA 02144

requests@muckrock.com

Dear Ms. Watts,

I am writing in response to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request
received by this office on April 23, 2018 for records in the custody of the
National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). Your request was
assigned case number RD 57012.

We are currently working to determine which unit within NARA is most likely
to have custody of records responsive to your request. We will reply as
soon as possible.

If you have any questions concerning this action, or to notify this office
of a change in your contact information please email
specialaccess_foia@nara.gov or telephone 301-837-3190. All communications
concerning this request should reference your case tracking number RD 57012.

Sincerely,
--
Jessie Hartman
Government Information Specialist
Special Access and FOIA Branch
National Archives at College Park
301.837.1905

From: National Archives and Records Administration

Dear Ms. Watts,

This is in response to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request dated
April 20, 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-106670-A regarding Izola Ware Curry.
Your request was received in this office on April 23, 2018 and assigned
reference number *RD 57012*.

We examined case file number 100-HQ-106670 sub-file A. Based on our
review, however, this file is deemed unresponsive to your request. The
subject of the file is Martin Luther King, Jr. It was compiled between
September 1958 and November 1979. It consists of approximately 2,500 pages
within fifteen sections and contains newspaper clippings. As such, we will
not be reviewing case file 100-HQ-106670 sub-file A in response to your
request. However, we did see Izola Ware Curry’s name in the file on eight
pages when we examined it. We have enclosed a copy of the pages that
mention Izola Ware Curry for your convenience since there are only a few.

We also skimmed the first section of case file 100-HQ-106670 but we did not
see any references to Izola Ware Curry. The section begins in January 1959
so it is unlikely that the file contains any substantial information
regarding Izola Ware Curry.

We also searched the FBI index cards for any other files regarding Izola
Ware Cury but without success.

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 series 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 57012*.

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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