Robert Carswell

Emma Best filed this request with the National Archives and Records Administration of the United States of America.

It is a clone of this request.

Tracking # 53197
Status
Completed

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From: Emma Best

To Whom It May Concern:

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

FBI records relating to or mentioning Robert Carswell, including but not limited to those identified by the FBI as having been transferred to NARA: 161-HQ-12592, 62-HQ-109090 (Serial 236) and 62-HQ-109717. His death has been widely reported. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/31/world/middleeast/robert-carswell-treasury-negotiator-in-iran-hostage-crisis-dies-at-87.html

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,

Emma Best

From: Joseph Scanlon

Dear Emma Best:

Thank you for submitting your Freedom of Information Act request to the
National Archives and Records Administration.

Due to the nature of your request, we have forwarded your request (received
in our office on June 1, 2017) to our Office of Research Services, Special
Access and FOIA staff, for appropriate handling. You will be assigned a new
tracking number by that office within the next 20 business days. If you
would like to follow up with that office directly please contact them at:
specialaccess_FOIA@nara.gov.

For your reference, your original submission is below.

Please also visit our main website, www.archives.gov, to learn more about
the many exciting resources we offer the public.

Sincerely,

Joseph A. Scanlon
FOIA & Privacy Act Officer
National Archives and Records Administration
Office of General Counsel
(301) 837-0583

From: Rebecca Calcagno

Dear Ms. Best
​:​

I am writing in response to your Freedom of Information Act request of June
1, 2017 for records in the custody of the National Archives and Records
Administration. Your request was received in this office on June 5, 2017
and assigned FOIA case number 53197.

You requested access to three FBI case file numbers /serials: 161-HQ-12592,
62-HQ-109090 (serial 236), and 62-HQ-109717, identified by the FBI as
potentially responsive to your request for records relating to Robert
Carswell. Here are details on each:

From: Caitlin Russell

Hello,
The last email you sent was cut short. Can you please resend the entire thing? Thanks so much!
Caitlin Russell

From: Rebecca Calcagno

Dear Ms. Best
​:​

I am writing in response to your Freedom of Information Act request of June
1, 2017 for records in the custody of the National Archives and Records
Administration. Your request was received in this office on June 5, 2017
and assigned FOIA case number 53197.

You requested access to three FBI case file numbers /serials: 161-HQ-12592,
62-HQ-109090 (serial 236), and 62-HQ-109717, identified by the FBI as
potentially responsive to your request for records relating to Robert
Carswell. Here are details on each:

- 161-HQ-12592 is a one-section headquarters case file, totaling an
estimated 90 pages. Robert Carswell is the subject of the file, which
covers a background security investigation conducted in March 1977.

This file requires screening for categories of information exempted from
disclosure under the terms of the FOIA, prior to public release. In
particular, there are documents that may be redacted to protect the
identities of confidential sources, including FBI informant codes and
informant file numbers.

Your request 161-HQ-12592 has been added to our first-tier processing
queue. FBI case files that do not exceed 500 pages are assigned to our
first-tier processing queue. Taking into consideration our existing
backlog, the estimated time required to complete the processing of your
request is approximately 20 months from the date of this letter.

- 62-HQ-109090 (serial 236) is open in full. You can access information
on how to order a copy of this document by searching for it in our Kennedy
Assassination Collection Database: https://www.archives.gov/research/jfk/
search.html. Type 124-10085-10084 (that is the record number for
62-109090-236) into the box next to "Enter terms:", then click the Submit
Search button. You will see "Hits Retrieved: 1". Click the "Display Search
Results" button. On the Kennedy Assassination Collection Brief Results page
you will see a button entitled "Viewing/Ordering Information". That will
provide the information you need to order a copy of the serial. Searching
for record number 124-10092-10143 will lead you to the bulky enclosure for
serial 236. You can follow the same instructions for ordering that document.

- Please search the Kennedy Assassination Collection Database (
https://www.archives.gov/research/jfk/search.html
<https://www.archives.gov/research/jfk/search.html>) for information on
the serials we have from 62-HQ-109717. In the search terms, enter 62-109717.

To notify this office of a change in your contact information or to track
the status of your request, please telephone 301-837-3190 or e-mail
specialaccess_foia@nara.gov. If you have specific questions regarding the
subject of your request, please contact me directly at
​Rebecca.Calcagno@nara.gov.
All communications concerning this request should reference your case
tracking number 53197.

If you are not satisfied with our action on this request and would like the
opportunity to discuss our response, you may contact our FOIA Public
Liaison for assistance:

Accessioned Executive Branch Records – Washington, DC Area
FOIA Requester Service Center: 301-837-3190
FOIA Public Liaison: Martha Wagner Murphy
8601 Adelphi Road, Room 5500
College Park, MD 20740-6001
Telephone: 301-837-3270
E-mail: dc.foia.liaison@nara.gov

Sincerely,

​Rebecca Calcagno

Archivist
Special Access and FOIA Staff

From: Caitlin Russell

Hello,
It looks like the mail was still cut off. Here's the full text of what we received:
Dear Ms. Best
​:​

I am writing in response to your Freedom of Information Act request of June
1, 2017 for records in the custody of the National Archives and Records
Administration. Your request was received in this office on June 5, 2017
and assigned FOIA case number 53197.

You requested access to three FBI case file numbers /serials: 161-HQ-12592,
62-HQ-109090 (serial 236), and 62-HQ-109717, identified by the FBI as
potentially responsive to your request for records relating to Robert
Carswell. Here are details on each:
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It ends without the list of details. Can you please resend? Thank you!

From: Rebecca Calcagno

I am on leave through July 18, 2017 . I will respond to your inquiry after I return. If you are corresponding about an urgent matter and need a more immediate response, please e-mail our office at specialaccess_foia@nara.gov (mailto:specialaccess_foia@nara.gov) or call our general number at (301) 837-3190 (tel:%28301%29%20837-3190)
Rebecca
--
Rebecca Calcagno, Ph.D., M.L.S. Archivist Special Access and FOIA Branch (RD-F) National Archives at College Park Phone: (301) 837-2986 www.archives.gov/research/foia/ (http://www.archives.gov/research/foia/)

From: Rebecca Calcagno

​Dear Ms. Best,

I have scanned the original email I sent and attached it.
Best wishes,

Rebecca​

--
Rebecca Calcagno, Ph.D., M.L.S.
Archivist
Special Access and FOIA Branch (RD-F)
National Archives at College Park
Phone: (301) 837-2986
www.archives.gov/research/foia/

From: Christina Jones

Dear Ms. Best:

I am writing in further response to your Freedom of Information Act request
of July 07, 2017 for records in the custody of the National Archives and
Records Administration. Your request for Federal Bureau of Investigation
(FBI) case file *105-HQ-66605, serial 31* on *Harold Woodruff *was received
in this office on July 10, 2017 and assigned FOIA case number *RD 53629*.

I have attached to this e-mail our office's response to your request, your
fee waiver request, and a courtesy copy of case file *105-HQ-66605, serial
31*.

If you have any additional questions regarding this request, please feel
free to contact me by telephone at 301-837-3042 or by e-mail at
Christina.Jones@nara.gov.

Sincerely,

Christina Violeta Jones, Ph.D.
Archivist
​- ​
Special Access/FOIA Staff (RD-F)
National Archives at College Park, MD
Tel: 301-837-3042
Main Office Tel: 301-837-​3190
Main Office ​
Fax: 301-837-1864
Email: *Christina.Jones@nara.gov <Christina.Jones@nara.gov>*
​NARA's Main ​
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