Whitehead Smithsonian files

Tom Nash filed this request with the Smithsonian Institution Office of General Counsel of the United States of America.


From: Tom Nash

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Any memos, reports or emails mentioning Gustave Whitehead -- a Bridgeport, CT resident widely believed to have flown two years before Orville and Wilbur Wright -- created or sent between Jan. 1, 2013 and the time this request is processed.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, and is not being made for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, 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.


Tom Nash

From: Smithsonian Records Requests

Mr. Nash,

Attached please find a letter and documents in response to your recent request for Smithsonian records.


Jessica Sanet

Assistant General Counsel