Freedom Of Information Act
The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
The Freedom of Information Act, or FOIA (5 U.S.C. 552, as amended), generally provides any person with the statutory right, enforceable in court, to obtain access to Government information in executive branch agency records. This right to access is limited when such information is protected from disclosure by one of FOIA's nine statutory exemptions.
FOIA regulations, instructions, general information, and instructions on how to file a FOIA request can be found on the Department of the Interior's FOIA page.
Additional information can be found at the National Park Service Reference Desk page.
If you would like information on how to file a FOIA request for documents held by Effigy Mounds National Monument you may contact the park's Administrative Officer, Florencia Wiles at 563-873-3491 ext. 103.
Did You Know?
In 1880, Alfred J. Hill and Theodore H. Lewis formed the Northwestern Archeological Survey for the purpose of surveying mounds in the Upper Mississippi Valley. Lewis spent eleven field seasons in Iowa and was the first to map mounds in the present Effigy Mounds National Monument.