Qian Xuesen (FBI)

Paul Galante filed this request with the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States of America.
Due May 4, 2018
Est. Completion None
Awaiting Response


From: Paul Galante

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Records on Qian Xuesen aka H.S. Tsien or Hsue-Shue Tsien (December 11, 1911 - October 31, 2009), a noted rocket scientist who defected to China in 1955 after years of detention and harassment by the U.S. Government.

Proof of death is not required as his death was widely reported: https://web.archive.org/web/20091104041100/http://www.latimes.com:80/news/nationworld/nation/la-me-qian-xuesen1-2009nov01,0,2865408.story Per FBI standards and regulations, this is acceptable proof of death.

Please conduct a search of the Central Records System, including but not limited to the Electronic Surveillance (ELSUR) Indices, the Microphone Surveillance (MISUR) Indices, the Physical Surveillance (FISUR) Indices, and the Technical Surveillance (TESUR) Indices, for both main-file records and cross-reference records for all relevant names, individuals, agencies and companies. If any potentially responsive records have been destroyed and/or transferred to NARA, then I request copies of the destruction or transfer slips as well as any other documentation relating to, mentioning or describing said transfer or destruction, to include but not be limited to confirmation that the Bureau has no other copies of said records. If previously released records are available, then I request a rolling release consisting of those records while additional records are located and processed for release.

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.


Paul Galante

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

There are eFOIA files available for you to download.

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