Oliver Tambo (Department of State)

M C McGrath filed this request with the U.S. Department of State of the United States of America.

It is a clone of this request.

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From: M. C. McGrath

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All documents on, about or concerning Oliver Reginald Tambo (born 27 October 1917 in Nkantolo, Bizana, South Africa and died 24 April 1993 in Johannesburg, South Africa).

Tambo's death has been reported by the New York Times (http://www.nytimes.com/1993/04/25/obituaries/oliver-tambo-is-dead-at-75-led-assault-on-apartheid.html): "Oliver Tambo Is Dead at 75; Led Assault on Apartheid"

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.


M. C. McGrath

From: FOIA Request

Please provide a time frame for the records you are seeking. Thank you.

Requester Communications Branch

From: M. C. McGrath

Thank you,
All records between 1943 and 1993, ideally. Or if that is too cumbersome, please provide a list of records.

Thank you

From: FOIA Request

Please be advised that Department of State (DOS) records that are 25 years or older and deemed permanent are transferred to the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA).

From: M. C. McGrath

Thank you,
I have filed a request with them as well. If possible, could you provide me with a list of relevant documents from the past 25 years then?

Thank you

From: U.S. Department of State

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