Subject: Freedom of Information Act Request: Robert B. Mills FOIA request

Burkely Hermann filed this request with the National Archives and Records Administration of the United States of America.
Tracking #

NARA-2022-000959

NARA-NGC-2022-000959

Status
Rejected

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From: Burkely Hermann

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Records mentioning the late psychologist and professor Robert B. Mills, who was born in 1924. Otherwise known as Bob Mills, Robert B. Mills., PhD., or Dr. Robert B. Mills, he was an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology and Psychiatry at the University of Cincinnati, with a Ph.D. at Columbia University in 1955, and graduated from Antioch College in 1948. He was later a professor in the College of Community Services, established under the Department of Criminal Justice. He was a professor at University of Cincinnati from 1966 to 1973 and was active in the psychology, criminal justice, and psychiatry fields, attending American Psychology Association conferences. He lived in Cincinnati, Ohio at 1016 Richwood Avenue from the 1950s until his death in May 1981. He also worked with the Cincinnati Police Department, was chief psychologist of the City of Cincinnati, and published a casebook in 1980 titled "Offender Assessment: A Casebook in Corrections." I've included a link to one of his articles which provides a further biography if needed: https://scholarlycommons.law.northwestern.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=5591&context=jclc and this memorial page if that is needed as well: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/170469926/robert-byron-mills.

Please include "Robert B. Mills," "Bob Mills," "Robert B. Mills., PhD.," "Dr. Robert B. Mills" or any common abbreviations of his name like "RBM" in your search.

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,

Burkely Hermann

From: National Archives and Records Administration

This message is to confirm your request submission to the FOIAonline application: View Request. Request information is as follows: (https://foiaonline.gov/foiaonline/action/public/submissionDetails?trackingNumber=NARA-NGC-2022-000959&type=request)

* Tracking Number: NARA-NGC-2022-000959
* Requester Name:
Burkely Hermann
* Date Submitted: 03/27/2022
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description:
To Whom It May Concern:

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

Records mentioning the late psychologist and professor Robert B. Mills, who was born in 1924. Otherwise known as Bob Mills, Robert B. Mills., PhD., or Dr. Robert B. Mills, he was an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology and Psychiatry at the University of Cincinnati, with a Ph.D. at Columbia University in 1955, and graduated from Antioch College in 1948. He was later a professor in the College of Community Services, established under the Department of Criminal Justice. He was a professor at University of Cincinnati from 1966 to 1973 and was active in the psychology, criminal justice, and psychiatry fields, attending American Psychology Association conferences. He lived in Cincinnati, Ohio at 1016 Richwood Avenue from the 1950s until his death in May 1981. He also worked with the Cincinnati Police Department, was chief psychologist of the City of Cincinnati, and published a casebook in 1980 titled "Offender Assessment: A Casebook in Corrections." I've included a link to one of his articles which provides a further biography if needed: https://scholarlycommons.law.northwestern.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=5591&context=jclc and this memorial page if that is needed as well: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/170469926/robert-byron-mills.

Please include "Robert B. Mills," "Bob Mills," "Robert B. Mills., PhD.," "Dr. Robert B. Mills" or any common abbreviations of his name like "RBM" in your search.

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,

Burkely Hermann

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From: National Archives and Records Administration

The FOIA request NARA-NGC-2022-000959 has had its Tracking Number changed to NARA-2022-000959. This is normally due to the request being transferred to another agency (for example, EPA to Dept. of Commerce) or to a sub-agency to process it. Additional details for this request are as follows:

* Old Tracking Number:
NARA-NGC-2022-000959
* New Tracking Number:
NARA-2022-000959
* Requester Name:
Burkely Hermann
* Date Submitted:
03/27/2022
* Long Description:
To Whom It May Concern:

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

Records mentioning the late psychologist and professor Robert B. Mills, who was born in 1924. Otherwise known as Bob Mills, Robert B. Mills., PhD., or Dr. Robert B. Mills, he was an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology and Psychiatry at the University of Cincinnati, with a Ph.D. at Columbia University in 1955, and graduated from Antioch College in 1948. He was later a professor in the College of Community Services, established under the Department of Criminal Justice. He was a professor at University of Cincinnati from 1966 to 1973 and was active in the psychology, criminal justice, and psychiatry fields, attending American Psychology Association conferences. He lived in Cincinnati, Ohio at 1016 Richwood Avenue from the 1950s until his death in May 1981. He also worked with the Cincinnati Police Department, was chief psychologist of the City of Cincinnati, and published a casebook in 1980 titled "Offender Assessment: A Casebook in Corrections." I've included a link to one of his articles which provides a further biography if needed: https://scholarlycommons.law.northwestern.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=5591&context=jclc and this memorial page if that is needed as well: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/170469926/robert-byron-mills.

Please include "Robert B. Mills," "Bob Mills," "Robert B. Mills., PhD.," "Dr. Robert B. Mills" or any common abbreviations of his name like "RBM" in your search.

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,

Burkely Hermann

Upload documents directly: https://www.muckrock.com/

From: National Archives and Records Administration

NARA-2022-000959 has been processed with the following final disposition: Improper FOIA Request for Other Reasons.

March 29, 2022

Burkely Hermann
MuckRock News DEPT MR 126773
411A Highland Ave.
Somerville, MA 02144-2516

RE: Freedom of Information Act Request NGC22-415

Dear Burkely Hermann:

This is in response to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), dated March 27, 2022, which we received in our office on March 28, 2022, via FOIAonline. We assigned your request the above internal tracking number in addition to your FOIAonline tracking number NARA-NGC-2022-000959. In your request, you state,

“Records mentioning the late psychologist and professor Robert B. Mills, who was born in 1924. Otherwise known as Bob Mills, Robert B. Mills., PhD., or Dr. Robert B. Mills, he was an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology and Psychiatry at the University of Cincinnati, with a Ph.D. at Columbia University in 1955, and graduated from Antioch College in 1948. He was later a professor in the College of Community Services, established under the Department of Criminal Justice. He was a professor at University of Cincinnati from 1966 to 1973 and was active in the psychology, criminal justice, and psychiatry fields, attending American Psychology Association conferences. He lived in Cincinnati, Ohio at 1016 Richwood Avenue from the 1950s until his death in May 1981. He also worked with the Cincinnati Police Department, was chief psychologist of the City of Cincinnati, and published a casebook in 1980 titled "Offender Assessment: A Casebook in Corrections." I've included a link to one of his articles which provides a further biography if needed: https://scholarlycommons.law.northwestern.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=5591&context=jclc and this memorial page if that is needed as well: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/170469926/robert-byron-mills.

Please include "Robert B. Mills," "Bob Mills," "Robert B. Mills., PhD.," "Dr. Robert B. Mills" or any common abbreviations of his name like "RBM" in your search.”

NARA is the repository for documents and materials created in the course of business conducted by agencies of the Executive branch of the United States Federal government. We estimate that less than 5% of these records are designated as permanent records for legal or historical purposes. Federal agencies usually transfer their permanent records to NARA no earlier than 15 years from the date of creation, but we receive many well after 30 years from the date of creation. We do not have records of universities or police department records.

Your request did not provide enough information for us to conduct a search of any federal agency archival records we hold. The FOIA statute does not require agencies to do research, answer questions, or analyze data. It allows you to request records that are clearly identified to enable an agency to conduct a search. To locate any responsive archival records in our custody, we need to know the type of record and the agency you believe created the record.

Because you have not provided sufficient information to conduct a search, you request is considered an improper FOIA.

If you know of a federal agency that Professor Mills had been involved with, please see the following webpage on how to conduct research with NARA: https://www.archives.gov/research

The universities and colleges that Professor Mills was associated with may have information relating to his work. You may want to reach out to the universities library and/or archival collections.

This completes the processing of your FOIA request to us.

If you are not satisfied with our action on this request, you have the right to file an administrative appeal within ninety (90) calendar days from the date of this letter via regular U.S. mail or email. By filing an appeal, you preserve your rights under FOIA and give the agency a chance to review and reconsider your request and the agency’s decision. If you submit your appeal in writing, please address it to the Deputy Archivist of the United States (ND), National Archives and Records Administration, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, Maryland 20740. Both the letter and the envelope should be clearly marked “Freedom of Information Act Appeal.” If you submit your appeal by e-mail please send it to FOIA@nara.gov, also addressed to the Deputy Archivist of the United States. Please be sure to explain why you believe this response does not meet the requirements of the FOIA. All correspondence should reference your case tracking number NGC22-415 and your FOIAonline tracking number.

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 Gary M. Stern for assistance at:

National Archives and Records Administration
8601 Adelphi Road, Room 3110
College Park, MD 20740-6001
301-837-1750
garym.stern@nara.gov

You may also contact 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 noted below:

Office of Government Information Services
National Archives and Records Administration
8601 Adelphi Road–OGIS
College Park, MD 20740-6001
ogis@nara.gov
ogis.archives.gov
202-741-5770 or toll free 1-877-684-6448

Sincerely,

Jodi Foor
Deputy FOIA Officer
Office of General Counsel
foia@nara.gov

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