Richard Helms OSS File

Paul Galante filed this request with the National Archives and Records Administration of the United States of America.
Tracking # RD 54711
Est. Completion None
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From: Paul Galante

To Whom It May Concern:

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

A copy of Richard Helms' Office of Strategic Services (OSS) personnel file, which can be found under National Archives ID 2175442 as noted in this catalog entry: https://catalog.archives.gov/id/2175442

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,

Robert Vale

From: National Archives and Records Administration

Dear Mr. Vale,

Thank you for submitting your Freedom of Information Act/Privacy Act
request to the National Archives and Records Administration, via
FOIA@nara.gov.

Because you have requested access to historically permanent federal
records, we have forwarded your FOIA request, received in our office
October 27, 2017, to our Office of Research Services, Special Access and
FOIA staff, for further review and handling. As a result, you will be
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Subject: Freedom of Information Request: Richard Helms OSS File
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October 26, 2017
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To Whom It May Concern:

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

A copy of Richard Helms' Office of Strategic Services (OSS) personnel file,
which can be found under National Archives ID 2175442 as noted in this
catalog entry: https://catalog.archives.gov/id/2175442

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,

Robert Vale

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From: National Archives and Records Administration

Dear Mr. Vale,

We have located two OSS Personnel Files for Richard M Helms in response to
your Freedom of Information Act request. Before we are able to complete
your request and issue you a price quote for reproduction services we will
need your complete mailing/billing address. The address that was sent with
your inquiry says that mail may be sent back as undeliverable because you
are not a staff member of MuckRock News.

Sincerely,

Suzanne Zoumbaris
Textual Reference Operations
National Archives at College Park, MD

From: Paul Galante

Dear Ms. Zoumbaris,

Would you be able to elaborate further on the two files found? I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available. If that is not possible, responsive records may be mailed to the following address:

250 Park Street
Montclair, NJ 07043-1799

Thank you,
Robert Vale

From: National Archives and Records Administration

Dear Mr. Vale:

This message is in reply to your Freedom of Information Act request for
records relating to Office of Strategic Services (OSS) records for Richard
M Helms. Your request was received in this office on October 30, 2017, with
the assigned FOIA case number RD 54711.

The Textual Reference Archives II Branch (RDT2) has custody of Records of
the Office of Strategic Services (Record Group 226). Within Record Group
226 Entry 224, OSS Personnel Files, we have located two files for Richard M
Helms found in box 326 that are approximately 50 pages in total.

The records you requested are available for your examination. You or your
representative may view this material in the research room at The National
Archives at College Park. Since there are no access restrictions on these
documents, there is no need to file a Freedom of Information Act request
with the National Archives. If you are unable to visit us and would like to
request further assistance please contact us at archives2reference@nara.gov
or by writing to us at Textual Reference Archives II Branch (RDT2), The
National Archives at College Park, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD
20740-6001.

If you wish to order copies of the records described on the enclosed NATF
Form 72, please follow the instructions on the form and return a copy of
the form with your remittance. Please note that the number under quantity
indicates the number of pages of the file or files being offered. ALSO IF
YOU CHOOSE DVD INSTEAD OF PAPER, THE QUALITY OF THE SCANNED IMAGE WILL BE
AT 300 dpi. If you wish to pay by using a MasterCard, VISA, Discover, or
American Express credit card, you should return a copy of the enclosed NATF
Form 72 (annotated with type of credit card, account number, expiration
date, and your signature) to the National Archives Trust Fund, Cashier
(BCT), The National Archives at College Park, 8601 Adelphi Road, College
Park, MD 20740-6001. Your account will be verified before copies are
shipped. Please allow 30-60 days for delivery of your order. Please do not
send any remittance to this office.

If you consider this an adverse response, you may appeal by writing to the
Deputy Archivist (ND), National Archives at College Park, 8601 Adelphi
Road, College Park, Maryland, 20740-6001, and explain why you think our
search does not meet the requirements of the FOIA.

You also may email your appeal to foia@nara.gov. Please note "Freedom of
Information Act Appeal" in the subject line of your email and be sure to
include your case number.* Your appeal must be sent within 60 days of the
date of this letter.*

This completes the processing of your request.

Sincerely,

Suzanne Zoumbaris

Textual Reference

National Archives at College Park, MD

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RDT2 18-04878

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