POTUS Lib CREST (Lyndon Baines Johnson Library & Museum)

Emma Best filed this request with the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library & Museum of the United States of America.
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Rejected

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From: Michael Best

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Electronic copies of all materials loaded on the CREST database.

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.

Sincerely,

Michael Best

From: John Wilson

Ref#70720

8 March 2017

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Dear Mr. Michael Best:

This letter is in response to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
request dated 15 February 2017 for electronic access to material from the
Crest (RAC) system at the LBJ Library. Your request was received by the
Lyndon Baines Johnson Library on 16 February 2017.

The records you have requested are donated historical materials, and are
not subject to request under the provisions of FOIA. According to 5 U.S.C.
§552(f), the Freedom of Information Act does not apply to donated
historical material or the records of local or state governments. Thus, we
do not consider this to be a denial under the Freedom of Information Act.

We have two workstations available in our Reading Room where researchers
may search the RAC system and print documents free of charge. It is not
configured for either remote access or electronic download of documents.

If you consider this response to be a denial of your FOIA request, you may
appeal by writing to the Deputy Archivist, (ATTN: FOIA Appeal Staff),
National Archives and Records Administration, 8601 Adelphi Road, Room 4200,
College Park, MD 20740-6001. To be considered timely, your appeal should
be postmarked or electronically submitted no more than 90 calendar days
from the date of this letter. Both the letter and the envelope should be
clearly marked “FOIA Appeal.”

If you would like to discuss our response before filing an appeal to
attempt to resolve your dispute without going through the appeals process,
you may contact our FOIA Public Liaison John Laster for assistance at:
Presidential Materials Division, National Archives and Records
Administration, 700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Room G-7, Washington, DC
20408-0001; email at libraries.foia.liaison@nara.gov; telephone at
202-357-5200; or facsimile at 202-357-5941.

If you are unable to resolve your FOIA dispute through our FOIA Public
Liaison, the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS), the Federal
FOIA Ombudsman’s office, offers mediation services to help resolve disputes
between FOIA requesters and Federal agencies. The contact information for
OGIS is: Office of Government Information Services, National Archives and
Records Administration, 8601 Adelphi Road – OGIS, College Park, MD
20740-6001; email at ogis@nara.gov; telephone at 202-741-5770; toll free at
1-877-684-6448; or facsimile at 202-741-5769.

We will take no further action regarding this request unless we hear from
you. If you have any questions, please contact John Wilson, 512 721-0182
or john.wilson@nara.gov. Your reference request number is 70720.

Sincerely,

JENNIFER CUDDEBACK

Supervisory Archivist

Lyndon Baines Johnson Library

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