Toni Morrison

Nicholas Marritz filed this request with the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States of America.
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Due Sept. 4, 2019
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From: Nicholas Marritz

To Whom It May Concern:


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

All documents related to the late Pulitzer prize-winning author and Nobel laureate Toni Morrison (born Chloe Ardelia Wofford). Ms. Morrison was born on 18 February 1931 and died on 5 August 2019.

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 at FBI Headquarters. Please also conduct a search for records at the Alexandria Records Center. 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.


Ms. Morrison was a well-known public figure with broad national and international recognition. FBI records relating to Ms. Morrision will be of broad interest to academics, members of the media, readers and writers the world over, and the public at large. As such, I request that all fees related to this request be waived. The requested documents will be made available to the general public for free over the internet, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes. If you do decide to charge me fees, please inform me of the total charges before processing my request. I would prefer that this request be 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.


Nicholas Marritz

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From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

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