NARA: William Diller Hollenbaugh FBI Files

Lucas Smolcic Larson filed this request with the National Archives and Records Administration of the United States of America.
Tracking #

NARA-NGC-2019-000133

Due Feb. 27, 2019
Est. Completion None
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Awaiting Response

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From: Lucas Smolcic Larson

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Documents on William Diller Hollenbaugh. Hollenbaugh was a resident of Shade Gap, Pennsylvania, and in 1966 kidnapped Peggy Ann Bradnick and held her captive for seven days. The FBI was involved in searching for Hollenbaugh, and, before he was apprehended, he shot and killed FBI Special Agent Terry R. Anderson (https://archives.fbi.gov/archives/philadelphia/about-us/history/famous-cases/special-agent-terry-r.-anderson-killed-in-the-line-of-duty-may-17-1966).

A copy of a news story reporting his death is attached.

A previous FOIA request with the FBI indicated that files related to William Diller Hollenbaugh were destroyed, but there remains a possibility that NARA is in possession of the files.

It was recommended by David M. Hardy at the FBI that I reference file number 7-HQ-11424 in this request.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes. I am a journalist employed by MuckRock News, based in Cambridge, MA, and therefore, request media requester status under a plain reading of the FOIA statute. This (https://www.muckrock.com/accounts/profile/Lucasgsl/) is the link to my author page on MuckRock, which contains links to stories I have written based on my collection of public records and interviews. I have also reported for and been published in such online and print outlets as WGBH News in Boston, MA and the Nation Magazine.

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,

Lucas Smolcic Larson

From: National Archives and Records Administration

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* Tracking Number: NARA-NGC-2019-000133
* Requester Name: Lucas Smolcic Larson
* Date Submitted: 11/27/2018
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description: To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:
Documents on William Diller Hollenbaugh. Hollenbaugh was a resident of Shade Gap, Pennsylvania, and in 1966 kidnapped Peggy Ann Bradnick and held her captive for seven days. The FBI was involved in searching for Hollenbaugh, and, before he was apprehended, he shot and killed FBI Special Agent Terry R. Anderson (https://archives.fbi.gov/archives/philadelphia/about-us/history/famous-cases/special-agent-terry-r.-anderson-killed-in-the-line-of-duty-may-17-1966).
A copy of a news story reporting his death is attached.
A previous FOIA request with the FBI indicated that files related to William Diller Hollenbaugh were destroyed, but there remains a possibility that NARA is in possession of the files.
It was recommended by David M. Hardy at the FBI that I reference file number 7-HQ-11424 in this request.
The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes. I am a journalist employed by MuckRock News, based in Cambridge, MA, and therefore, request media requester status under a plain reading of the FOIA statute. This (https://www.muckrock.com/accounts/profile/Lucasgsl/) is the link to my author page on MuckRock, which contains links to stories I have written based on my collection of public records and interviews. I have also reported for and been published in such online and print outlets as WGBH News in Boston, MA and the Nation Magazine.
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,
Lucas Smolcic Larson

From: National Archives and Records Administration

The FOIA request - NARA-NGC-2019-000133 description has been modified. Additional details for this item are as follows:
* Tracking Number: NARA-NGC-2019-000133
* Requester: Lucas Smolcic Larson
* Submitted Date: 11/26/2018
* Description: Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records: Documents on William Diller Hollenbaugh. Hollenbaugh was a resident of Shade Gap, Pennsylvania, and in 1966 kidnapped Peggy Ann Bradnick and held her captive for seven days. The FBI was involved in searching for Hollenbaugh, and, before he was apprehended, he shot and killed FBI Special Agent Terry R. Anderson (https://archives.fbi.gov/archives/philadelphia/about-us/history/famous-cases/special-agent-terry-r.-anderson-killed-in-the-line-of-duty-may-17-1966).
A copy of a news story reporting his death is attached. A previous FOIA request with the FBI indicated that files related to William Diller Hollenbaugh were destroyed, but there remains a possibility that NARA is in possession of the files. It was recommended by David M. Hardy at the FBI that I reference file number 7-HQ-11424 in this request.
The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes. I am a journalist employed by MuckRock News, based in Cambridge, MA, and therefore, request media requester status under a plain reading of the FOIA statute. This (https://www.muckrock.com/accounts/profile/Lucasgsl/) is the link to my author page on MuckRock, which contains links to stories I have written based on my collection of public records and interviews. I have also reported for and been published in such online and print outlets as WGBH News in Boston, MA and the Nation Magazine. 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, Lucas Smolcic Larson

From: National Archives and Records Administration

Dear Mr. Larson:

Thank you for submitting your Freedom of Information Act request to the
National Archives and Records Administration, via the *FOIAOnline* website.
We received your request on November 27, 2018.

This office handles FOIA and Privacy Act requests for the National Archives
and Records Administration's *operational* records (records created by this
agency). Because your *FOIAOnline* request is for records that may
be *archival
*records (records that were created by or originated in a different agency
but that may have been transferred to the legal custody of NARA), we have
forwarded it to our *Office of Research Services, Special Access and FOIA*
staff who handle FOIA requests for archival records.

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request NARA-NGC-2019-000133.

- *Name and Address*
- First Name: Lucas
- Middle Initial: Smolcic
- Last Name: Larson
- Organization:
- Mailing Address Location: United States/U.S. Territories
- Address Line 1: MuckRock News DEPT MR 64242
- Address Line 2: 411A Highland Ave
- City: Somerville
- State/Province: MA
- Zip/Postal Code: 02144
- *Contact Information*
- E-mail Address: requests@muckrock.com
- Phone Number:
- Fax Number:
- *Agency and Fee Information*
- Assigned Agency: NGC - Office of General Counsel
- Will Pay Up To: $0.00
- *Description*
- Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the
following records:
Documents on William Diller Hollenbaugh. Hollenbaugh was a resident
of Shade Gap, Pennsylvania, and in 1966 kidnapped Peggy Ann Bradnick and
held her captive for seven days. The FBI was involved in searching for
Hollenbaugh, and, before he was apprehended, he shot and killed
FBI Special
Agent Terry R. Anderson (
https://archives.fbi.gov/archives/philadelphia/about-us/history/famous-cases/special-agent-terry-r.-anderson-killed-in-the-line-of-duty-may-17-1966
).
A copy of a news story reporting his death is attached. A previous
FOIA request with the FBI indicated that files related to William Diller
Hollenbaugh were destroyed, but there remains a possibility that
NARA is in
possession of the files. It was recommended by David M. Hardy at the FBI
that I reference file number 7-HQ-11424 in this request.
The requested documents will be made available to the general public,
and this request is not being made for commercial purposes. I am a
journalist employed by MuckRock News, based in Cambridge, MA, and
therefore, request media requester status under a plain reading
of the FOIA
statute. This (https://www.muckrock.com/accounts/profile/Lucasgsl/)
is the link to my author page on MuckRock, which contains links
to stories
I have written based on my collection of public records and interviews. I
have also reported for and been published in such online and
print outlets
as WGBH News in Boston, MA and the Nation Magazine. 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, Lucas Smolcic Larson

- *Fee Waiver*
- Fee Waiver Requested: No
- Fee Waiver Reason:
- *Expedited Processing*
- Expedited Processing Requested: No
- Expedited Processing Reason:

From: National Archives and Records Administration

Dear Mr. Larson,

I am writing in response to your Freedom of Information Act request of
*November
27, 2018*, for records in the custody of the National Archives and Records
Administration. Your request was received in this office on *November 28,
2018*, and assigned FOIA case number *59781*.

You requested access to case file number *7-HQ-11424*, identified as
potentially responsive to your request for records relating to *William
Hollenbaugh*. My initial assessment confirms that William Hollenbaugh,
Peggy Ann Bradnick and SA Terry Anderson are in fact the subjects of this
file. The file has an estimated 1500 pages, compiled as part of an
investigation conducted between May 1966 and November 1967.

This file requires 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.

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 *May 2013*.

To notify this office of a change in your contact information or to track
the status of your request, please telephone 301-837-3190 or e-mail
specialaccess_foia@nara.gov.

If you would like to narrow the scope of your request, please contact me
directly at Stephanie.coon@nara.gov or (301) 837-1604. All communications
concerning this request should reference your case tracking number *59781*.

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

Acting FOIA Public Liaison: Britney Crawford

8601 Adelphi Road, Room 5500

College Park, MD 20740-6001

Telephone: 301-837-3190

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

Sincerely,

*Stephanie A. Coon*
Archivist
Special Access and FOIA Branch (RD-F)
National Archives at College Park
301-837-1604

Special Access/FOIA Website: www.archives.gov/research/foia/
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From: National Archives and Records Administration

August 13, 2019

Lucas Larson

MuckRock News DEPT MR 64242

411A Highland Ave

Somerville, MA 02144

requests@muckrock.com

Dear Mr. Larson,

I am writing in response to your request for an updated status on the
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request received by this office in
November 2018 for records in the custody of the National Archives and
Records Administration. The request was assigned FOIA case tracking number
RD 59781 and placed in Tier 2 for review.

To give you an indication of our existing backlog for cases in Tier 2, we
are currently processing requests received in November 2013.

To notify this office of a change in your contact information or to track
the status of your request, please telephone 301-837-3190 or e-mail
specialaccess_foia@nara.gov. If you have specific questions regarding the
subject of your request, please contact Stephanie Coon directly at
Stephanie.Coon@nara.gov or 301.837.1604. All communications concerning
this request should reference your case tracking number RD 59781.

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

From:

Hi,

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Thank you!
Jessie
--
Jessie Hartman
Office of Government Information Services
National Archives and Records Administration 202.741.5782

From: National Archives and Records Administration

Dear Mr. Larson,

I am writing in response to your request for an updated status on the
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request received by this office in
11/28/2018 for records in the custody of the National Archives and Records
Administration. The request was assigned FOIA case tracking number *RD
59781* and placed in Tier 1 for review.

To give you an indication of our existing backlog for cases in Tier 1, FOR
TIER 1 : there are approximately over 200 cases ahead of yours and we are
currently processing requests received in October 2017.

Thank you,
Abiola Neptune

From:

This is an automated reply to inform you that the National Archives and Records Administration received your e-mail.

We have received your request and will respond within 20 working days. Please note that submitting duplicate requests will increase wait times.

If you have any questions, you can call our office at 301-837-3190. You can also visit our web page at www.archives.gov/research/foia.

Thank you.

From: National Archives and Records Administration

Dear Mr. Larson,

I am writing in response to your request for an updated status on the
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request received by this office in
11/28/2018 for records in the custody of the National Archives and Records
Administration. The request was assigned FOIA case tracking number *RD
59781* and placed in Tier 2 for review.

To give you an indication of our existing backlog for cases in Tier 2, FOR
TIER : there are approximately over 50 cases ahead of yours and we are
currently processing requests received in June 2014.

To notify this office of a change in your contact information or to track
the status of your request, please telephone 301-837-3190 or e-mail
specialaccess_foia@nara.gov.
All communications concerning this request should reference your case
tracking number *RD 59781*.

Thank you,

Abiola Neptune

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From: National Archives and Records Administration

Dear Lucas Larson,

I am writing in response to your request for an updated status on the
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request received by this office for
records in the custody of the National Archives and Records Administration.
The Office of General Counsel (NGC) received a fax from you dated 8/10/2020
which they forwarded to our office today since your case is being handled
by our office (RF).

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are currently unable to provide status
updates for FOIA requests. We have logged your request for an update. Once
normal operating procedures resume, we will provide you with a response to
your status update request. We apologize for this inconvenience and
appreciate your understanding and patience.

Sincerely,

Brigitte Flynn
Government Information Specialist
Special Access and FOIA Program (RF)
National Archives and Records Administration
8601 Adelphi Road, Room 5500
College Park, MD 20740-6001
brigitte.flynn@nara.gov
https://www.archives.gov/research/foia

From:

This is an automated reply to inform you that the National Archives and Records Administration received your email.

We have received your request and will respond within 20 working days. Please note that submitting duplicate requests will increase wait times.

If you have any questions, you can call our office at 301-837-3190. You can also visit our web page at www.archives.gov/research/foia.

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Thank you.

From:

This is an automated reply to inform you that the National Archives and Records Administration received your email.

We have received your request and will respond within 20 working days. Please note that submitting duplicate requests will increase wait times.

If you have any questions, you can call our office at 301-837-3190. You can also visit our web page at www.archives.gov/research/foia.

Notice to NARA Researchers and FOIA Requesters

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and pursuant to guidance received from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), NARA has adjusted its normal operations to balance the need of completing its mission-critical work while also adhering to the recommended social distancing for the safety of our staff. As a result of this re-prioritization of activities, you may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgment as well as a substantive response to your reference or FOIA request or appeal. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.

Thank you.

From: National Archives and Records Administration

Dear Lucas Larson,

I am writing in response to your request for an updated status on the
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request received by this office for
records in the custody of the National Archives and Records Administration.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are unable to provide status updates for
FOIA requests.You previously asked for a status update last month, so we
already have you logged in our queue to receive a status update response as
soon as we are able to. When normal operations resume, we will be
responding to all status update requests in our queue in the order they
were received.

The National Archives is committed to the health and safety of both our
visitors and staff. At this time, we have not returned to normal
operations, and staff only have limited access to our building and records.
We do not yet have a date as to when normal operations will resume. For
further information and updates on our operating status during the COVID-19
pandemic, please visit our website at: https://www.archives.gov/coronavirus

We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your continued
understanding and patience.

Sincerely,
Brigitte Flynn
Special Access and FOIA Staff

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