Mark White

Nathanael King filed this request with the National Archives and Records Administration of the United States of America.
Tracking # 54585
Est. Completion None
Status
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From: Nathanael King

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All materials related to former Texas governor Mark White (March 17, 1940 – August 5, 2017). His death was publicized in many news outlets.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/former-democratic-texas-gov-mark-white-dies-at-77/2017/08/05/2cdc48fe-7a1a-11e7-8c17-533c52b2f014_story.html?utm_term=.0a5c8f964ef1

Files in possession of the FBI which were potentially regarding White were destroyed on Sept. 17, 1993. Records/Information Dissemination Section Chief David M. Hardy at the FBI indicated that the National Archives and Records Administration may be in possession of copies of those files.

He gave the file numbers 100-HQ-14601, 100-HQ-160780, 100-HQ-367557, 100-HQ-11461. Regardless of whether these files ultimately relate to White, I request their contents in full.

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.

Sincerely,

Nathanael King

From: Jodi Foor

Dear Mr. King

Thank you for submitting your Freedom of Information Act/Privacy Act
request to the National Archives and Records Administration, via
FOIA@nara.gov.

Because you have requested access to historically permanent federal
records, we have forwarded your FOIA request, received in our office
October 16, 2017, to our Office of Research Services, Special Access and
FOIA staff, for further review and handling. As a result, 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.

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Sincerely,

Jodi L. Foor

Deputy Freedom of Information Act Officer/Archivist

National Archives and Records Administration

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301-837-2099

Jodi.Foor@nara.gov

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From: <requests@muckrock.com>
Date: Mon, Oct 16, 2017 at 3:27 PM
Subject: Freedom of Information Request: Mark White
To: foia@nara.gov

October 16, 2017
National Archives and Records Administration
FOIA Officer
National Archives and Records Administration
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College Park, MD 20740
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To Whom It May Concern:

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

All materials related to former Texas governor Mark White (March 17, 1940 –
August 5, 2017). His death was publicized in many news outlets.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/former-
democratic-texas-gov-mark-white-dies-at-77/2017/08/05/
2cdc48fe-7a1a-11e7-8c17-533c52b2f014_story.html?utm_term=.0a5c8f964ef1

Files in possession of the FBI which were potentially regarding White were
destroyed on Sept. 17, 1993. Records/Information Dissemination Section
Chief David M. Hardy at the FBI indicated that the National Archives and
Records Administration may be in possession of copies of those files.

He gave the file numbers 100-HQ-14601, 100-HQ-160780, 100-HQ-367557,
100-HQ-11461. Regardless of whether these files ultimately relate to White,
I request their contents in full.

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.

Sincerely,

Nathanael King

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From: National Archives and Records Administration

Dear Mr. King,

I am writing in preliminary response to your Freedom of Information Act
request of October 16, 2017 for records in the custody of the National
Archives and Records Administration. Your request was received in this
office on October 17, 2017 and assigned FOIA case number 54585.

You request access to four files identified by the FBI as potentially
responsive to your request for records relating to Mark White.

1. 100-HQ-14601. My initial assessment confirms that Wilhelm Reich is in
fact the subject of this file. The file has an estimated 300 pages,
compiled as part of an internal security investigation conducted between
January 6, 1940 and March 17, 1975.

2. 100-HQ-160780. My initial assessment confirms that William Reich is in
fact the subject of this file. The file has an estimated 400 pages,
compiled as part of an internal security investigation conducted between
November 15, 1942 and July 30, 1971.

3. 100-HQ-367557. My initial assessment confirms that Jane O'Neill is in
fact the subject of this file. The file has an estimated 80 pages, compiled
as part of an internal security investigation conducted between January 1,
1950 and August 6, 1952.

4. 100-HQ-11461. FBI indicates that 100-HQ-11461 was destroyed on December
28, 1979 in accordance with the approved records control schedule.

None of the three extant files (100-HQ-14601; 100-HQ-160780;
and 100-HQ-367557) appear responsive to your request for files relating to
Mark White, but you request a review of their contents regardless. The
three files together amount to approximately 780 pages of materials.

Requests for FBI case files that exceed 500 pages are assigned to our
second-tier processing queue. To give you an indication of our existing
backlog, we are currently processing requests received in August, 2012.

*While we are happy to process your request for all of the files, we would
like to offer you the opportunity to narrow your request and potentially
reduce the processing time.* Requests for FBI case files that do not exceed
500 pages are assigned to our first-tier processing queue. Taking into
consideration our existing backlog, the estimated time required to complete
the processing of a tier 1 request is approximately 24 months from the date
of this letter. You could direct a review of 100-HQ-14601 (300 pages)
and 100-HQ-11461 (80 pages) *or *100-HQ-160780 (400 pages) and 100-HQ-11461
(80 pages) without exceeding the 500 page tier one limit.

Please let me know and I will provide you with an official response.

Sincerely,

*Chris Abraham, CA, DAS*
Archivist
Special Access and FOIA Branch (RD-F)
301.837.2958
www.archives.gov/research/foia/

From: National Archives and Records Administration

Dear Mr. King -

I am again sending my message of October 19th to ensure you received it.

Sincerely,

*Chris Abraham, CA, DAS*
Archivist
Special Access and FOIA Branch (RD-F)
301.837.2958
www.archives.gov/research/foia/

From: National Archives and Records Administration

Dear Mr. King -

I have not received a response to my emails of October 19th and November
1st regarding FOIA case number 54585. Additionally, I contacted Muckrock on
November 7th and asked that my contact information be forwarded directly to
you.

Your original request of October 17th was for FBI cases 100-HQ-14601,
100-HQ-160780, 100-HQ-367557 and 100-HQ-11461. FBI indicates that
100-HQ-11461 was destroyed on December 28, 1979 in accordance with the
approved records control schedule. The remaining three cases amount to
approximately 780 pages collectively. Requests for FBI case files that
exceed 500 pages are assigned to our second-tier processing queue. To give
you an indication of our existing backlog, we are currently processing
second-tier requests received in December, 2012.

Without a decision from you to potentially narrow your request and make it
eligible for our faster first-tier processing queue, I am today placing
your request in our second-tier processing queue. Regardless, you retain
the right to direct a change to the shorter first-tier queue in keeping
with the options I outlined in my email of October 19th. All that is
required is contacting me via email or telephone with your decision.

FBI cases 100-HQ-14601, 100-HQ-160780, 100-HQ-367557 require screening for
categories of information exempted from disclosure under the terms of
the Freedom of Information Act, prior to public release. In particular,
there are documents that may be redacted to protect the identities of
confidential sources, including FBI informant codes and informant file
numbers.

To notify this office of a change in your contact information or to track
the status of your request, please telephone 301-837-3190 <(301)%20837-3190> or
e-mail specialaccess_foia@nara.gov. If you have specific questions
regarding the subject of your request, please contact me directly at
christopher.abraham@nara.gov or 301-837-2958 <(301)%20837-2958>. All
communications concerning this request should reference your case tracking
number 54585.

If you are not satisfied with our action on this request and would like the
opportunity to discuss our response, you may contact our FOIA Public
Liaison for assistance:

Accessioned Executive Branch Records – Washington, DC Area

FOIA Requester Service Center: 301-837-3190 <(301)%20837-3190>

FOIA Public Liaison: Martha Wagner Murphy

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Telephone: 301-837-3270 <(301)%20837-3270>

E-mail: dc.foia.liaison@nara.gov

Sincerely,

*Chris Abraham, CA, DAS*
Archivist
Special Access and FOIA Branch (RD-F)

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