White House 1

Elliot Carter filed this request with the National Archives and Records Administration of the United States of America.
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NARA-NGC-2020-000070

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From: Elliot Carter

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Architectural and Engineering Drawings of the White House Renovation, 1951 - 1953
https://catalog.archives.gov/id/631330

National Archives Identifier: 631330
Local Identifier: 121WHITEHOUSERENOVATION
Creator(s): General Services Administration. Public Buildings Service. 12/11/1949- (Most Recent)
From: Record Group 121: Records of the Public Buildings Service, 1801 - 2000

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,

Elliot Carter

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://www.foiaonline.gov/foiaonline/action/public/submissionDetails?trackingNumber=NARA-NGC-2020-000070&type=request)

* Tracking Number: NARA-NGC-2020-000070
* Requester Name: Elliot Carter
* Date Submitted: 10/29/2019
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description:
To Whom It May Concern:

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

Architectural and Engineering Drawings of the White House Renovation, 1951 - 1953
https://catalog.archives.gov/id/631330

National Archives Identifier: 631330
Local Identifier: 121WHITEHOUSERENOVATION
Creator(s): General Services Administration. Public Buildings Service. 12/11/1949- (Most Recent)
From: Record Group 121: Records of the Public Buildings Service, 1801 - 2000

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,

Elliot Carter

Upload documents directly: https://https://www.muckrock.comhttps://accounts.muckrock.com/accounts/login/?url_auth_token=AAAj2s1ucuu_oVmnt8n3JKMuPaY%3A1iPJrF%3AEpNrISIXQOpihNJ2j-ZgbDeHCvk&next=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.muckrock.com%2Faccounts%2Flogin%2F%3Fnext%3D%252Faccounts%252Fagency_login%252Fnational-archives-and-records-administration-129%252Fwhite-house-1-82411%252F%253Femail%253Dfoia%252540nara.gov

From: National Archives and Records Administration

Dear Mr. Carter:

Dear Mr. Carter:

Thank you for submitting your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to
the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) via the
*FOIAOnline* website.
We received your request on October 29, 2019. Your request concerns
architectural and engineering drawings for the White House (NAID 631330).

This office handles FOIA and Privacy Act requests for the National Archives
and Records Administration's *operational *records (records created by this
agency). Because your *FOIAOnline *request is for records that may be
*archival *records (records created by or originated in a different agency,
but that may have been transferred to the legal custody of NARA), we have
forwarded it to our *Office of Research Services, Special Access and
FOIA* staff
who handle FOIA requests for archival records.

Since the *Office of Research Services *does not process FOIA requests
through *FOIAOnline*, your request has been removed from the
*FOIAOnline* website
and you will be assigned a new tracking number by Research Services within
the next 20 business days. In the future, if you need to follow up with
that office directly, please contact them at the address below, or
electronically via email.

National Archives and Records Administration

Special Access and FOIA Staff (RD-F)

8601 Adelphi Road, Room 5500

College Park, MD 20740

By phone: 301-837-3190

By fax: 301-837-1864

By email: specialaccess_foia@nara.gov

For your reference, a copy of your request is below.

Please visit our website at www.archives.gov/foia for further information
about FOIA. On our main website, www.archives.gov, you can learn more
about the resources we offer to the public, and you can access our online
catalog.

Thank you for contacting the National Archives.

Sincerely,

Susan Gillett
Government Information Specialist
Office of General Counsel
National Archives and Records Administration
College Park, MD 20740-6001
301-837-3409
susan.gillett@nara.gov

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: <admin@foiaonline.gov>
Date: Tue, Oct 29, 2019 at 7:53 AM
Subject: FOIA Request Deletion: NARA-NGC-2020-000070
To: <susan.gillett@nara.gov>

Below is an export of the submitted request information for the FOIA
request NARA-NGC-2020-000070.

- *Name and Address*
- First Name: Elliot
- Middle Initial:
- Last Name: Carter
- Organization:
- Mailing Address Location: United States/U.S. Territories
- Address Line 1: MuckRock News, DEPT MR 82411
- Address Line 2: 411A Highland Ave
- City: Somerville
- State/Province: MA
- Zip/Postal Code: 02144
- *Contact Information*
- E-mail Address: requests@muckrock.com
- Phone Number:
- Fax Number:
- *Agency and Fee Information*
- Assigned Agency: NGC - Office of General Counsel
- Will Pay Up To: $0.00
- *Description*
- To Whom It May Concern:

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

Architectural and Engineering Drawings of the White House Renovation,
1951 - 1953
https://catalog.archives.gov/id/631330

National Archives Identifier: 631330
Local Identifier: 121WHITEHOUSERENOVATION
Creator(s): General Services Administration. Public Buildings
Service. 12/11/1949- (Most Recent)
From: Record Group 121: Records of the Public Buildings Service, 1801
- 2000

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,

Elliot Carter

Upload documents directly: https://https://www.muckrock.comhttps://
accounts.muckrock.com/accounts/login/?url_auth_token=AAAj2s1ucuu_oVmnt8n3JKMuPaY%3A1iPJrF%3AEpNrISIXQOpihNJ2j-ZgbDeHCvk&next=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.muckrock.com%2Faccounts%2Flogin%2F%3Fnext%3D%252Faccounts%252Fagency_login%252Fnational-archives-and-records-administration-129%252Fwhite-house-1-82411%252F%253Femail%253Dfoia%252540nara.gov
- *Fee Waiver*
- Fee Waiver Requested: No
- Fee Waiver Reason:
- *Expedited Processing*
- Expedited Processing Requested: No
- Expedited Processing Reason:

From: National Archives and Records Administration

Dear Mr. Carter,

Your request concerning RG 121 White House Renovation Plans has been
received by the Cartographic Branch of the National Archives and has been
assigned to a staff member for completion. You will receive a response
within the next 10 business days.

Brandi Oswald, Archivist
National Archives and Records Administration, Cartographic Branch (RDSC)
8601 Adelphi Road - Room 3320
College Park, MD 20740
carto@nara.gov

From: National Archives and Records Administration

October 31, 2019

Elliot Carter
MuckRock News, DEPT MR 82411
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144
requests@muckrock.com

Dear Elliot Carter,

I am writing in response to your Freedom of Information Act request of
October 29, 2019 for records in the custody of the National Archives and
Records Administration. Your request was received in this office on October
30, 2019 and assigned inquiry number 20-05116.

The Cartographic Branch was able to locate the exact records referenced in
your request, Architectural and Engineering Drawings of the White House
Renovation, 1951 – 1953 (NAID: 631330), which are referenced in our catalog
at the following link: https://catalog.archives.gov/id/631330. All of these
records are restricted fully under FOIA(b)(1) National Security,
Confidential.

Because these records are restricted, we are forwarding your request to our
Special Access/FOIA (RD-F), who will review your request and reply
separately to you. If you have any further questions about this request,
the FOIA office may be reached at specialaccess_foia@nara.gov.

The Cartographic Branch does also hold some White House plans which are
unrestricted and available to access. If these records may be of interest
to you, please email a request describing the types of plans you are
seeking to our main reference email: carto@nara.gov and we will respond to
you with citations for other White House drawings that we hold that are
unrestricted and available to view and/or copy.

This completes the processing of your request. If you have any questions,
you may reach me at 301-837-1833 or brandi.oswald@nara.gov.

We do not consider this a denial of your FOIA request. However, if you are
not satisfied with our action on this request, your options for appeal and
dispute resolution are outlined in the attached enclosure.

Sincerely,

Brandi Oswald
Archivist
RDSC (Cartographic Branch)

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From: Brandi Oswald <brandi.oswald@nara.gov>
Date: Wed, Oct 30, 2019 at 8:44 AM
Subject: 2005116 -- Fwd: FOIA Request Deletion: NARA-NGC-2020-000070
To: Brandi Oswald <brandi.oswald@nara.gov>

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Abiola Neptune <abiola.neptune@nara.gov>
Date: Tue, Oct 29, 2019 at 10:36 AM
Subject: Fwd: FOIA Request Deletion: NARA-NGC-2020-000070
To: branch.cartographic <branch.cartographic@nara.gov>

On Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 8:22:30 AM UTC-4, Susan Gillett wrote:
>
> Dear Mr. Carter:
>
> Dear Mr. Carter:
>
> Thank you for submitting your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to
> the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) via the
> *FOIAOnline* website. We received your request on October 29, 2019.
> Your request concerns architectural and engineering drawings for the
> White House (NAID 631330).
>
> This office handles FOIA and Privacy Act requests for the National
> Archives and Records Administration's *operational *records (records
> created by this agency). Because your *FOIAOnline *request is for
> records that may be *archival *records (records created by or originated
> in a different agency, but that may have been transferred to the legal
> custody of NARA), we have forwarded it to our *Office of Research
> Services, Special Access and FOIA* staff who handle FOIA requests for
> archival records.
>
> Since the *Office of Research Services *does not process FOIA requests
> through *FOIAOnline*, your request has been removed from the *FOIAOnline* website
> and you will be assigned a new tracking number by Research Services within
> the next 20 business days. In the future, if you need to follow up with
> that office directly, please contact them at the address below, or
> electronically via email.
>
> National Archives and Records Administration
>
> Special Access and FOIA Staff (RD-F)
>
> 8601 Adelphi Road, Room 5500
>
> College Park, MD 20740
>
> By phone: 301-837-3190
>
> By fax: 301-837-1864
>
> By email: specialaccess_foia@nara.gov
>
>
>
> For your reference, a copy of your request is below.
>
>
>
> Please visit our website at www.archives.gov/foia for further information
> about FOIA. On our main website, www.archives.gov, you can learn more
> about the resources we offer to the public, and you can access our online
> catalog.
>
> Thank you for contacting the National Archives.
>
> Sincerely,
>
>
> Susan Gillett
> Government Information Specialist
> Office of General Counsel
> National Archives and Records Administration
> College Park, MD 20740-6001
> 301-837-3409
> susan.gillett@nara.gov
>
>
>
>
>
>
> ---------- Forwarded message ---------
> From: <admin@foiaonline.gov>
> Date: Tue, Oct 29, 2019 at 7:53 AM
> Subject: FOIA Request Deletion: NARA-NGC-2020-000070
> To: <susan.gillett@nara.gov>
>
>
> Below is an export of the submitted request information for the FOIA
> request NARA-NGC-2020-000070.
>
>
> - *Name and Address*
> - First Name: Elliot
> - Middle Initial:
> - Last Name: Carter
> - Organization:
> - Mailing Address Location: United States/U.S. Territories
> - Address Line 1: MuckRock News, DEPT MR 82411
> - Address Line 2: 411A Highland Ave
> - City: Somerville
> - State/Province: MA
> - Zip/Postal Code: 02144
> - *Contact Information*
> - E-mail Address: requests@muckrock.com
> - Phone Number:
> - Fax Number:
> - *Agency and Fee Information*
> - Assigned Agency: NGC - Office of General Counsel
> - Will Pay Up To: $0.00
> - *Description*
> - To Whom It May Concern:
>
> Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the
> following records:
>
> Architectural and Engineering Drawings of the White House
> Renovation, 1951 - 1953
> https://catalog.archives.gov/id/631330
>
> National Archives Identifier: 631330
> Local Identifier: 121WHITEHOUSERENOVATION
> Creator(s): General Services Administration. Public Buildings
> Service. 12/11/1949- (Most Recent)
> From: Record Group 121: Records of the Public Buildings Service,
> 1801 - 2000
>
> 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,
>
> Elliot Carter
>
> Upload documents directly: https://https://www.muckrock.comhttps://
> accounts.muckrock.com/accounts/login/?url_auth_token=AAAj2s1ucuu_oVmnt8n3JKMuPaY%3A1iPJrF%3AEpNrISIXQOpihNJ2j-ZgbDeHCvk&next=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.muckrock.com%2Faccounts%2Flogin%2F%3Fnext%3D%252Faccounts%252Fagency_login%252Fnational-archives-and-records-administration-129%252Fwhite-house-1-82411%252F%253Femail%253Dfoia%252540nara.gov
> - *Fee Waiver*
> - Fee Waiver Requested: No
> - Fee Waiver Reason:
> - *Expedited Processing*
> - Expedited Processing Requested: No
> - Expedited Processing Reason:
>
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From: Elliot Carter

Hi Brandi,

Thanks for these helpful leads and the quick response. I've emailed the Carto@NARA.gov email that you suggested about the unrestricted White House records. I will follow up with the specialaccess_FOIA@NARA.gov address about the original request.

Elliot Carter

From: National Archives and Records Administration

Dear Elliot Carter or Whom It May Concern:

The Cartographic Branch replied on October 28, 2019 and closed out the
initial request for records. We forwarded your request to
specialaccess_foia@nara.gov because the records that you requested were
classified. Mr. Carter subsequently requested to have additional responses
sent to a different email address, elliotcarter212@gmail.com.

Please contact specialaccess_foia@nara.gov to follow up on your subsequent
request on October 28, 2019 for the restricted White House drawings.

Please let me know if you have any further questions.

Brandi Oswald
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Brandi Oswald

Archivist, RDSC (Cartographic Branch)
National Archives and Records Administration
College Park, MD
brandi.oswald@nara.gov
301-837-1833

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