Paul Goodman - NSA

Emily Crose filed this request with the National Security Agency of the United States of America.
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From: Emily Crose

To Whom It May Concern:

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

I am searching for records on a Mr. Paul Goodman, writer for the Village Voice in the late 1960's and early 1970's who was also a self-professed homosexual and anarchist. I would like any responsive documents between the years of 1962 and 1974 related to his case which may include, but are not limited to; tasked surveillance of Mr. Goodman including the basis for the tasking, interviews with NSA employees or affiliates made at the request of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, or any other individual personnel files that NSA may have on this individual or any possible investigations performed in coordination with other agencies.

Please see the attached screencap of FBI memoranda on Mr. Goodman's Bureau case file which references one such discussion had with a redacted NSA employee. Please advise that I would also be interested in a review of the redacted employee's name for historical referential purposes on this issue if the individual is deceased. Referenced FOIPA case number with the Bureau on this FOIA is 1414579-000.

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


An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

From: Muckrock Staff

To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following request, copied below. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response.
Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

From: Emily Crose

Hi, can I please get a status update on this request?

From: National Security Agency

Dear Emily Crose:

Attached is your completed FOIA request. NSA considers your request to be satisfied and, accordingly, your request is being closed at this time.

Please follow the instructions provided to you within the letter if you wish to contact us. Please do not respond to this email.

NSA Freedom of Information Division
(301) 688-6527

From: National Security Agency

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: National Security Agency

A copy of documents responsive to the request.