Mary Pinchot Meyer

Nathanael King filed this request with the National Archives and Records Administration of the United States of America.

It is a clone of this request.

Tracking # RD 54586
Est. Completion None
Status
Fix Required

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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 Mary Pinchot Meyer (October 14, 1920 – October 12, 1964). Meyer was a painter who married CIA official Cord Meyer and was later romantically tied to President John F. Kennedy. Her murder was investigated by the FBI, according to Peter Janney's book "Mary's Mosaic." Meyer is present on the FBI's RIDs "Dead List."

Files in possession of the FBI which were potentially regarding Meyer were destroyed on April 6, 1988. Records/Information Dissemination Section Chief David M. Hardy at the FBI indicated that the National Archives and Records Administration may be in possession of these files under the file number 62-HQ-80750, serial 4255. Regardless of whether these files ultimately relate to Meyer, I request their contents in full.

I am requesting a search beyond the file listed above.

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.

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 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,

Jodi L. Foor

Deputy Freedom of Information Act Officer/Archivist

National Archives and Records Administration

Office of General Counsel

College Park, MD

301-837-2099

Jodi.Foor@nara.gov

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From: <requests@muckrock.com>
Date: Mon, Oct 16, 2017 at 3:37 PM
Subject: Freedom of Information Request: Mary Pinchot Meyer
To: foia@nara.gov

October 16, 2017
National Archives and Records Administration
FOIA Officer
National Archives and Records Administration
8601 Adelphi Road, Room 3110
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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 Mary Pinchot Meyer (October 14, 1920 – October 12,
1964). Meyer was a painter who married CIA official Cord Meyer and was
later romantically tied to President John F. Kennedy. Her murder was
investigated by the FBI, according to Peter Janney's book "Mary's Mosaic."
Meyer is present on the FBI's RIDs "Dead List."

Files in possession of the FBI which were potentially regarding Meyer were
destroyed on April 6, 1988. Records/Information Dissemination Section Chief
David M. Hardy at the FBI indicated that the National Archives and Records
Administration may be in possession of these files under the file number
62-HQ-80750, serial 4255. Regardless of whether these files ultimately
relate to Meyer, I request their contents in full.

I am requesting a search beyond the file listed above.

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

November 1, 2017

Nathanael King

c/o MuckRock

DEPT MRR 44555

411A Highland Ave

Somerville, MA 02144-2516

requests@muckrock.com

Dear Mr. King,

I am writing in response to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request
of October 16, 2017 for FBI case file 62-HQ-80750, serial 4255. Your
request was received in this office October 17, 2017 and assigned FOIA case
tracking number RD 54586. Unfortunately, we were unable to locate this
file using all relevant indexes. We reached out to the FBI’s records
management office and they confirmed this case have not been accessioned
into NARA’s holdings.

You can submit a FOIA request directly to the FBI for these records. For
your convenience, you can submit the request online using the
https://efoia.fbi.gov/#home link, or mail to:

Federal Bureau of Investigation

ATTN: FOI/PA Request

Record/ Information Dissemination Section

170 Marcel Drive

Winchester, VA 22602-4843

Additionally, we searched the FBI index for “Meyer, Mary Pinchot,”
“Meyer, Mary,” and “Mary Pinchot” but were not able to locate any
responsive files in our holdings. Using the above search terms, we
searched our catalog (found at this link:
https://catalog.archives.gov/) and found no responsive results.
Finally, we also searched out JFK database (found at this link:
https://www.archives.gov/research/jfk/search.html) and found two
potentially responsive results: RIF Number 104-10272-10028 and
180-10090-10203. To access these documents, you can provide the RIF
number to our textual reference department
(archives2reference@nara.gov), and they can assist you in accessing
these records.

This concludes the processing of your request. If you have additional
questions, please contact me directly at Jessica.hartman@nara.gov or
301.837.1905.

We do not consider this a denial of your request as we do not have this
file in our custody. However, if you are not satisfied with our action on
this request, you have the right to file an administrative appeal within
ninety (90) calendar days from the date of this letter. Appeals must be in
writing and may be delivered by regular U.S. mail or by e-mail. By filing
an appeal, you preserve your rights under the Freedom of Information Act
and present the deciding agency with an opportunity to review your request
and reconsider its decision. If you submit your appeal by regular mail, it
should be addressed to the Deputy Archivist of the United States (ND),
National Archives and Records Administration, 8601 Adelphi Road, Room 4200,
College Park, Maryland 20740-6001. Both the letter and envelope should be
clearly marked “FOIA Appeal.” If you submit your appeal by e-mail, please
send it to foia@nara.gov, addressed to the Deputy Archivist, with the words
“FOIA Appeal” in the subject line. Please be certain to explain why you
believe this response does not meet the requirements of the Freedom of
Information Act. All correspondence should reference your case number RD
54586.

If you would like the opportunity to discuss our response and attempt to
resolve your dispute without initiating the appeals process, you may
contact our FOIA Public Liaison for assistance:

Accessioned Executive Branch Records – Washington, DC Area

FOIA Requester Service Center: 301-837-3190

FOIA Public Liaison: Martha Wagner Murphy

8601 Adelphi Road, Room 5500

College Park, MD 20740-6001

Telephone: 301-837-3270

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

If you are unable to resolve your dispute through our Public Liaison, the
Office of Government Information Services (OGIS) is the federal FOIA
ombudsman. OGIS offers mediation services to help resolve disputes between
FOIA requesters and federal agencies. You may contact OGIS at the following
address:

Office of Government Information Services (OGIS)

National Archives and Records Administration

8601 Adelphi Road, Room 2510

College Park, MD 20740-6001

ogis@nara.gov

202-741-5770

1-877-684-6448

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

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