NARA DOJ General Records on Church of Scientology (SA-ASG Caruso/Bucknam files)

R. M. Seibert filed this request with the National Archives And Records Administration – Archival Or Special Access of the United States of America.
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RD60671

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From: R. M. Seibert

To Whom It May Concern:

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

A copy of the following file unit of textual records on paper, archived under Record Group 60: General Records of the Department of Justice, 1790 - 2002.

ARC Identifier: 1541754
HMS/MLR Entry Number(s): P 3; Container Identifier: 4
File Unit: [Caruso, Ken and Bucknam, Robert] Church of Scientology
Series: Subject Files of the Special Assistants to the Associate Attorney General, 1/1981 - 6/1983
Catalog Reference: https://catalog.archives.gov/id/1541754

I will not be able to pick up these records in person and prefer electronic delivery once they are screened and processed. At your convenience, please inform me of the total number of pages in this file so that I can estimate what the reproduction costs will be prior to release.

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,

R. M. Seibert

From: National Archives And Records Administration – Archival Or Special Access

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From: National Archives And Records Administration – Archival Or Special Access

Dear R. M. Seibert,

This is in response to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request dated
March 9, 2019 for records in the custody of the National Archives and
Records Administration (NARA). You requested access to the folder labeled
[Caruso, Ken and Bucknam, Robert] Church of Scientology located in box 4
within entry P3 Subject Files of the Special Assistants to the Associate
Attorney General, 1/1981 – 6/1983 in Record Group 60: General Records of
the Department of Justice. Your request was received in this office on
March 11, 2019 and assigned FOIA case number *RD 60671*.

We located and surveyed the folder labeled [Caruso, Ken and Bucknam,
Robert] Church of Scientology. The folder contains 46 pages regarding the
Church of Scientology. The documents are dated from 1981.

The folder that you requested as well as all of the other folders in the
box required screening for categories of information exempted from
disclosure under the FOIA. All of the folders in the box including the
folder labeled [Caruso, Ken and Bucknam, Robert] Church of Scientology were
previously reviewed under the terms of the FOIA (5 USC 552). There are no
restrictions on access to any of the folders in the box so they are open
and available for research use.

You or your designated representative may view box 4 in Room 2000, the
reading room operated by the Textual Reference Branch at our College Park
facility. You may request the box in Room 2000 upon your arrival at our
College Park facility.

If you are unable to schedule a visit to our College Park facility, the
standard rate for reproduction orders is $0.80 per page regardless of
format. Please contact the Textual Reference Branch at Archives II if you
would like to place an order. To make arrangements, you may contact the
Textual Reference Branch at Archives II via email at
archives2reference@nara.gov or write to them at National Archives and
Records Administration, Textual Reference Archives II Branch (RDT2), 8601
Adelphi Rd, College Park, MD 20740-6001.

This concludes the processing of your request in this office. If you have
additional questions concerning our review, please contact me directly via
email at jennifer.namsiriwan@nara.gov.

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 at:

Accessioned Executive Branch Records – Washington, DC Area
FOIA Requester Service Center: 301-837-3190
Acting FOIA Public Liaison: Britney Crawford
8601 Adelphi Road, Room 5500
College Park, MD 20740-6001
Telephone: 301-837-3190
Email: DC.foia.liaison@nara.gov

Sincerely,

Jennifer Namsiriwan Crabb
Archivist
Special Access and FOIA Branch (RD-F)
National Archives and Records Administration
https://www.archives.gov/research/foia

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From: R. M. Seibert

To Whom it May Concern,

I wish to order a reproduction transmitted electronically of the materials for my recently processed FOIA Request, identified as a case number RD 60671. At your convenience, please prepare a quote for this order and let me the total costs involved.

Thank you in advance for your assistance,
Ms. R.M. Seibert

From: National Archives And Records Administration – Archival Or Special Access

Thank you for your inquiry to the Textual Reference Branch of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) in College Park, MD. Please note that our standard response time is approximately 3 weeks.

To avoid overwhelming our system, we ask that you please do not submit another request until your initial request has been answered. We apologize that we are unable to respond to status update requests if your initial request is still within the 3-week timeframe.

If you are planning a visit to our facility, please see our webpage for more information: https://www.archives.gov/college-park/researcher-info

Also please note any possible upcoming scheduled closures: https://www.archives.gov/news/federal-holidays

Sincerely,
Textual Reference Archives II Branch (RDT2)
National Archives at College Park, MD

From: National Archives And Records Administration – Archival Or Special Access

R.M. Seibert,

Thank you for your inquiry. We received your request for an invoice to the
records which were opened under 60671. As Ms. Namsiriwan Crabb noted, the
entire box is open and available to review, should you wish to review it in
our Textual Research Room.

Otherwise, we would be happy to produce an invoice for this specific file
unit; we will, however, require a preferred billing and shipping address.

Please provide this information to archives2reference@nara.gov, along with
the following citation:

RG 60
Entry P 3
Box 4
File Unit-- Church of Scientology
230/61/03/04

Sincerely,
Textual Reference Operations
NARA College Park

From: R. M. Seibert

To Whom it May Concern;

I wish to order a reproduction of the following file unit open under FOIA request RD60671 and have it delivered electronically.

RG 60
Entry P 3
Box 4
File Unit-- Church of Scientology
230/61/03/04

My preferred billing and shipping address, as requested in a previous communication, is as follows:

R.M. Seibert c/o MuckRock
DEPT MR 25681
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516

At your convenience, please prepare a quote/invoice for the total reproduction costs for receiving a copy of this file unit electronically so that I can forward the payment.

Thank you in advance for your assistance,
Ms. R.M. Seibert

From: National Archives And Records Administration – Archival Or Special Access

Thank you for your inquiry to the Textual Reference Branch of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) in College Park, MD. Please note that our standard response time is approximately 3 weeks.

To avoid overwhelming our system, we ask that you please do not submit another request until your initial request has been answered. We apologize that we are unable to respond to status update requests if your initial request is still within the 3-week timeframe.

If you are planning a visit to our facility, please see our webpage for more information: https://www.archives.gov/college-park/researcher-info

Also please note any possible upcoming scheduled closures: https://www.archives.gov/news/federal-holidays

Sincerely,
Textual Reference Archives II Branch (RDT2)
National Archives at College Park, MD

From: National Archives And Records Administration – Archival Or Special Access

Dear R.M Seibert,

Thank you for this information. We have attached an invoice for the file
unit, "Church of Scientology." If you wish to order, please follow the
instructions on the form. Our current fee for electrostatic (paper),
digital (on disk), or electronic delivery (scanned) copies is $0.80 per
page with a minimum mail order fee of $20.00. Allow 30-60 days for
delivery. The price quoted on the enclosed service order is only an
estimate; we will determine the actual cost at the time of copying. We look
forward to providing you with the records that you have requested.

We hope this has been helpful in your search. Please let us know if you
have additional research concerns.

Sincerely,
--
Haley J Maynard | archivist
Textual Reference
National Archives at College Park, MD

From: Michael Morisy


To Whom It May Concern:

Please find enclosed a check for $4.00 to satisfy the fee associated with the attached public records request.

Thank you.

From: Kiera Murray


To Whom It May Concern:

Please find enclosed a check for $40.00 to satisfy the fee associated with the attached public records request.

Thank you.

From: National Archives And Records Administration – Archival Or Special Access

Dear R. M. Seibert:

Your digitized reproductions order from the National Archives and Records
Administration is now available. You may view, print, and/or download the
file here https://ws.onehub.com/files/qa1rno93 .

This link will be available for 30 days. After that, it will be deleted.

For questions or help with your order, please contact TrustFundSupport
@nara.gov <MenaKeona.Drake@nara.gov> . For questions or help with using
the site, please contact Onehub support@onehub.com or call 877-644-7774.

Thank you for your patronage.
--
Mena-Keona S. Nokes-Drake
Project Manager
National Archives and Records Administration
700 Pennsylvania Ave., NW (Room 14N-2)
Washington, DC 20408-0001
Archives I: 202-357-5320
Archives II: 301-837-0572
Archives I Fax: 202-357-5956
MenaKeona.Drake@nara.gov

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