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?
An important figure in the documentation of Iowa's effigy mounds was Ellison Orr. Born in 1857, Orr worked other jobs while pursuing research in archeology. After retiring at the age of 73, Orr began a career as an archeologist spending the next 20 years conducting surveys and excavations.