Kay Boyle

Sean Maloney filed this request with the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States of America.
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From: Sean Maloney

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All files regarding Kay Boyle, writer and activist, blacklisted during the McCarthy era and supporter of the student protest movement in the 60s, especially those files concerning her activities in and Around Boston.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, and is not being made 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,

Sean Maloney

From: Sobonya, David P. (RMD) (FBI)

Dear Mr. Maloney,

Before the FBI is able to proceed with your Freedom of Information Act/Privacy (FOIPA) request pertaining to another individual(s), we require that you submit either proof of death or the U. S. Department of Justice CERTIFICATION OF IDENTITY (Authorization to Release Information to Another Person)-Form DOJ-361, from the subject(s) of your request. The form is available at http://www.fbi.gov<http://www.fbi.gov>/, by accessing the Freedom of Information Act/Privacy link or at http://www.fbi.gov/foia/<http://foia.fbi.gov> or http://www.justice.gov/oip/. Note-please provide the following information on the OPTIONAL: Authorization to Release Information to Another Person line: Your name, title/business (if applicable) and a complete and current mailing address.

Acceptable forms of proof of death include; obituaries, death certificates, recognized sources that can be documented, written media, Who’s Who in America, FBI file that indicates person is deceased or the Social Security Death Index. A waiver or proof of death is not required if date of birth is 100 years ago or greater. Note-a web link in itself does not satisfy proof of death.

Without proof of death or the privacy release, the disclosure of third-party information contained in law enforcement records, should they exist, is considered both a clearly unwarranted invasion of privacy pursuant to Exemption (b)(6), U. S. C. § 552, and an unwarranted invasion of personal privacy, pursuant to Exemption (b)(7)(C), 5 U.S.C. § 552.

The information may be mailed to the address below or faxed to: (540) 868-4391/4997. A scanned copy is acceptable if sent by electronic means but the FBI does not accept electronic signatures.

If you require additional assistance please contact me.

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
Direct: (540) 868-4286
Fax: (540) 868-4391/4997

From: Sean Maloney

The following is a link to the Kay Boyles's obituary from The New York Times, Dec. 29, 1992.

http://www.nytimes.com/1992/12/29/arts/kay-boyle-90-writer-of-novels-and-stories-dies.html

Kay Boyle, 90, Writer of Novels and Stories, Dies
By ERIC PACE
Published: December 29, 1992

Kay Boyle, a short-story writer and novelist renowned for her deft and powerful style and her keen insights into human nature, died on Sunday night at the Redwoods, a retirement community in Mill Valley, Calif. She was 90 years old and lived at the Redwoods, where she had moved from San Francisco several years ago.

She had been in declining health for a year, said her son, Ian von Franckenstein of Kentland, Calif.

Miss Boyle wrote four dozen books, including many works of fiction, seven books of poetry and four books for children. But it was for her short stories, which were published in The New Yorker, Harper's and elsewhere, that she was particularly acclaimed. Some critics have called "The White Horses of Vienna" (1936) an especially fine collection of her stories.

From: Sobonya, David P. (RMD) (FBI)

Dear Mr. Maloney,

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 http://www.fbi.gov<http://www.fbi.gov>/ or http://www.fbi.gov/foia/. 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
Direct: (540) 868-4286
Fax: (540) 868-4391/4997

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