NSA beauty pageants

Emily Crose filed this request with the National Security Agency of the United States of America.
Due April 23, 2021
Est. Completion None
Awaiting Response


From: Emily Crose

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Photographs and planning documentation for the annual NSA beauty pageants held throughout the 1950's and 1960's. Please also include any documentation related to the ending of the pageants internally.

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.


Emily Crose

From: National Security Agency

Emily Crose,

Please see the attached response to your request.

Thank you,


From: Emily Crose

Are there any updates on this request?

From: National Security Agency

Dear Emily Crose:
We received your inquiry for a status update on your case (Case 111570). The NSA Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)/Privacy Act (PA) divison treats all FOIA and PA requesters fairly by responding to each on a first-in, first-out basis in accordance with federal regulations. Each request is unique; as such, there is no set timeframe for this process.
Please be advised that there are a significant number of FOIA requests ahead of yours in the FOIA initial processing backlog queue, such that we are unable to provide an estimated date of completion of the search for responsive records at this time. A letter will be sent from the NSA FOIA/PA division once the search for responsive records is completed. Please be advised that each case that has responsive records goes through three levels of review prior to the final response. The length of review in each phase depends on many factors, such as the number of pages and classification level.
NSA Freedom of Information Division
(301) 688-6527