NARA: George Jones files

Robert Delaware filed this request with the National Archives and Records Administration of the United States of America.
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From: Robert Delaware

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Documents related to George Jones, a country music singer whose death was widely reported in the media.

A previous FOIA request with the FBI indicated that files related to George Jones were destroyed sometime between 1977 and 1998, but there remains a possibility that NARA is in possession of the files.

Per correspondence with the FBI's David Hardy, this request covers any George Jones files that NARA might be in possession of.

It was recommended that I use file number: 173-HQ-11277

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, 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.


Robert Delaware

From: Special Access and FOIA Staff

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From: National Archives and Records Administration

A letter stating the request for reduced or waived fees has been rejected.

From: National Archives and Records Administration

A fix is required to perfect the request. The request has been rejected as being too vague, burdensome or otherwise unprocessable.