Madeleine Tress (Federal Bureau of Investigation)

Mackenzie Farkus filed this request with the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States of America.
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Multi Request Madeleine Tress
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From: Mackenzie Farkus

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

All files on or related to Madeleine Tress (1932-2009), who resigned from the U.S. Department of Commerce and was investigated for being a lesbian as part of the infamous "Lavender Scare" during the Cold War.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

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.


Mackenzie Farkus

  • Madeleine20Tress20Obituary20-20San20Francisco2C20CA20_20San20Francisco20Chronicle_fyUfoHs.pdf

  • Six20decades20later2C20the20Lavender20Scare20is20still20with20us20_20LGBTQ20Nation.pdf

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

There are eFOIA files available for you to download.

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