Theodor Rosebury report

Carl Zimmer filed this request with the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States of America.
Tracking #

RD 68695

1577368-000

Est. Completion None
Status
Fix Required

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From: Carl Zimmer

To Whom It May Concern:

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

A copy of FBI files on Theodor Rosebury, a microbiologist who taught at Columbia University and Washington University, and who worked at Camp Detrick in World War II developing biological weapons. I am a columnist for the New York Times and the author of 14 books about the history of science. More information on my work as a journalist is available at carlzimmer.com.

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,

Carl Zimmer

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

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From: Muckrock Staff

To Whom It May Concern:

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

A copy of FBI files on Theodor Rosebury, a microbiologist who taught at Columbia University and Washington University, and who worked at Camp Detrick in World War II developing biological weapons. I am a columnist for the New York Times and the author of 14 books about the history of science. More information on my work as a journalist is available at carlzimmer.com.

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. Please use File # 100-HQ-354290 as a reference.

Sincerely,

Carl Zimmer

From:

This is an automated reply to inform you that the National Archives and Records Administration received your email.

We have received your request and you will receive a response within 20 working days. Please note that submitting duplicate requests will increase wait times.

If you have any questions, you can call our office at 301-837-3190. You can also visit our web page at www.archives.gov/research/foia.

Thank you.

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

Dear Carl Zimmer:

I am writing in response to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request
received by this office on January 24, 2023 for records in the custody of
the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). Your request was
assigned *FOIA Tracking Number RD 68695.*

We are continuing to work on logging in FOIA requests in the order they are
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Sincerely,

Jason Mincey
Archives Specialist
Special Access and FOIA Program (RF)

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

Dear Carl Zimmer:

I am writing in response to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request
of January 24, 2023 for records in the custody of the National Archives and
Records Administration. Your request was received in this office on January
24, 2023 and assigned FOIA tracking number RD 68695.

You requested access to FBI file number 100-HQ-354290 on Theodor Rosebury.
My initial assessment is that Dr. Theodor Rosebury aka Theodor Rosebewry
and Ted Rosebury is the subject of the records, compiled as part of a
domestic security investigation, created between February 2, 1948 and March
5, 1975, and consisting of an estimated 1,200 pages.

These records require review for information protected from release under
the FOIA: https://www.archives.gov/foia/foia-guide#determine.

The estimated total page count for your request is 1,200 pages. Requests
between 701 and 3,000 pages are assigned to our second-tier processing
queue. To give you an indication of our existing second-tier backlog, we
are currently processing requests received in June 2014.

Once we notify you that processing is complete, you may either visit our
College Park, MD facility to view the file at no cost, or order a
reproduction. Our current fee for reproductions is 80 cents per page, so we
estimate the total cost will be $960.00.

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processing time, please contact us to discuss narrowing options.

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Sincerely,

Stephanie Coon
Archivist
Special Access and FOIA Program (RF)

National Archives and Records Administration

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stephanie.coon@nara.gov

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