NARA responsive documents for specified logged records

Matthieu Bourbaki filed this request with the National Archives and Records Administration of the United States of America.
Tracking # RD_42673
Status
Completed

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From: Matthieu Bourbaki

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. Based on your 2013 FOIA log at http://www.archives.gov/foia/pdf/accessioned-records-dc-fy13.pdf i herewith request a copy of any responsive documents for the FOIA requests listed below.

I prefer digital copies of the responsive documents.

Here the list with case number and subject:
38805 telegram dated July I, 1955 from Colombo to Secretary of State, box 3255
38868 MRN: 1976ROME 009869 Film Number: D760232-1089
38912 Turkey, Ankara embassy top secret general records
39123 Burma, US Embassy classified general records in entry UD2187-A, boxes 30-33 and 37-38, NND 67350
39811 copies of selected documents from microfilm reels T77-79, T311-315 and T354
40111 State Department's records regarding the apointment of Louise Gore as ambassador to UNESCO in 1969
40112 State Department records regarding the appointment of Richard Gaylore Stearns to the U.S. National Commission to UNESCO in 1968 and CIA involvement
40232 U.S. Embassy, Babamas: Classified Central Subject Files, 1956-1975
40254 State Department memo regarding US policy recommendations towards Asia dated between April 23-May I, 1969
40262 US State Department Telegram No. 1974CANBER03617
40266 US State Department Telegrams numbers 1974CANBERA-220, 1975CANBERA-50 and 1975CANBER06113
40441 State Department documents regarding the rise and fall ofthe shrimp industry in El Salvador from 1976-1990
40661 US Embassy in Port-au-Prince, Haiti report on Haitian coffee exports dated 8/13/1976
40778 U.S. Embassy, Athens; Classified Political Subject Files, 1971-1974
40938 France; U.S. Consulate, Lyon; Classified General Records, 1949-1964
40963 cables and memos regarding French General Paul Aussaresses beginning in 1973 when he became advisor to the Brazilian Military
41184 cables relating to Brazilian General Enardo D'Avila Melo
41204 cables related to Operation Bandeirantes a death squad that operated in Sao Paulo Brazil from 1969-1985
41205 select State Departtnent documents

The following case numbers are listed without a closing date in the FOIA log. I request copies of any responsive documents if the request has been closed by now.

40781, 40851, 40937, 40951 and 40990.

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 MuckRock.com, 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.

Sincerely,

Matthieu Bourbaki

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 first set of responsive documents from the agency, with more to be sent at a specified date.

From: National Archives and Records Administration

A cover letter granting the request and outlining any exempted materials, if any.

From: Matthieu Bourbaki

To Ms. Martha Wagner Murphy:

Thank you for your response to request number RD 42673 in which you enclosed three State Department telegrams: 1974CANBER03617, 1974CANBERA-220, and 1975CANBER06113. I noticed that two of those documents, 1974CANBER03617 and 1975CANBER06113, contain xml which indicates that they are stored somewhere in digital form. As initially requested, may we receive the telegrams in their digital form (as xml files)?

I truly appreciate your cooperation and helpfulness in this matter.

Sincerely,

Mattieu Bourbaki

From: Special Access and FOIA Staff

Dear Mr. Bourbaki,

Unfortunately we do not have access to the digital copies of the documents
in this office. You will need to contact David Fort with the National
Declassification Center in order to inquire about obtaining digital copies.
You can email him at david.fort@nara.gov. Please feel free to contact us
if you have any other questions. Thank you.

Sincerely,

Jenny Namsiriwan Crabb
Special Access and FOIA Staff

From: MuckRock

Mr. Fort,

Please see the request below.

Thank you!

From: David Fort

Mr. Bourbaki,

I will have to investigate how I can get those two documents out of the
classified system and onto a CD for you. It might take a few days. Are
the two you mentioned the only two you need on a CD?

David Fort

National Archives and Records Administration
Deputy Director of the FOIA/MDR Division
David.Fort@nara.gov
301-837-0627

From: Matthieu Bourbaki

Mr David Fort:

We were only able to obtain those two documents, as well as
1974CANBERA-220, in our FOIA request to NARA, so I feel that those are the only documents I can request of you at this time. As 1974CANBERA-220 is an airgram, I am unsure whether or not it is available in digital form. This is why I only requested 1974CANBER03617 and 1975CANBER06113 in digital form. However, if you do find 1974CANBERA-220 in digital form, please include it on the CD as well as those two.

If possible, I'd prefer if you sent the documents as an email attachment rather than having to send a CD.

Thank you very much for your help. I look forward to your response.

Sincerely,

Matthieu Bourbaki

From: David Fort

Mr. Bourbaki,

I can get a CD burned and mailed out to you early next week. If you insist
in getting the documents via email, it will take me likely a while longer
because I need to print the documents out, rescan them onto an unclassified
scanner, create the PDF and then see if they are not too big as to be sent
electronically. This would happen with everything else I am currently
working on so it would take some time. please let me know your preferred
method and I will go from there.

David Fort

National Archives and Records Administration
Deputy Director of the FOIA/MDR Division
David.Fort@nara.gov
301-837-0627

From: Matthieu Bourbaki

Mr David Fort:

Thank you for your response. Do I understand correctly that the only way to obtain a document out of the classified system is by putting it on CD-ROM? I would rather get the CD than the printed and scanned copy.

Thank you so much for your time and assistance.

Sincerely,

Matthieu Bourbaki

From: David Fort

Mr. Bourbaki,

Yes, that is correct. The documents must be placed onto a CD.
Additionally, they will be sent as PDF files not xml. I will try and get
this out to you this week, work pending.

David Fort

National Archives and Records Administration
Deputy Director of the FOIA/MDR Division
David.Fort@nara.gov
301-837-0627

From: National Archives and Records Administration

A cover letter granting the request and outlining any exempted materials, if any.

From: National Archives and Records Administration

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

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