Margaret Sanger (NARA)

JPat Brown filed this request with the National Archives and Records Administration of the United States of America.

It is a clone of this request.

Tracking #

49824; 1347295-000



From: JPat Brown

To Whom It May Concern:

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

A copy of the FBI's files on Margaret Sanger - according to the FBI response would be located under the file 36-HQ-1301

I am journalist who writes extensively about FBI files -, which have received national and international attention -

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.


JPat Brown

From: Wanda Williams

Dear JPat Brown (MUCKROCK),

SUBJECT: FBI's files on Margaret Sanger - according to the FBI response
would be located under the file *36-HQ-1301*

Thank you for submitting your Freedom of Information Act/Privacy Act
request to the National Archives and Records Administration.

Due to the nature of your request, we have forwarded your request to our
Office of Research Services, Special Access and FOIA staff, for appropriate
handling. You've requested documents that may already be open to the public
and not subject to FOIA. Federal records are transferred to NARA no
earlier than 15 years and as late as 30 years from the date the document
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National Archives and Records Administration
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From: Noah Shankin

Dear Mr. Brown,

This is in response to your Freedom of Information Act request for records
in the custody of the National Archives and Records Administration. Your
request was received in this office on April 20, 2016 and assigned FOIA
case number *49824*.

You requested access to FBI case file *36-HQ-1301*, identified as being
potentially responsive to your request for records concerning *Margaret

I have completed a line-by-line review of FBI case file 36-HQ-1301, the
subject of which is Margaret Sanger, and released the information in full.

As the page count did not exceed the minimum requirements to be assessed a
reproduction fee, I have attached a complimentary copy of the requested
documents to this correspondence.

Please note that the quality of the reproduction of these documents is a
result of the microfilm on which the records were stored. All effort was
made to provide you with the best possible copy.

This completes the processing of your request. If you have any questions,
you may reach me at (301) 837-0774 or


Noah Shankin

Noah D. Shankin
National Archives & Records Administration
Special Access and FOIA Branch (RDF)

From: JPat Brown


This is nearly a year too late, but I just wanted to say thanks so much for your help with this request! I really appreciate it.

JPat Brown