Matt Novak at Gizmodo requested Buckminster Fuller’s FBI file last year and just got it. This is the first time is’t been made public.
“It is felt that possibly the [redacted] purchased certain literature or books on architectural design from FULLER,” the file noted in the 1960 memo. “In view of the prominence of FULLER and the small amount of payment involved, it would not appear that an interview of FULLER at this time is warranted or would prove profitable from a security standpoint.”
It sounds like a member of the KGB was interested in Bucky and purchased some books or other material from him. It’s crazy that these documents still contain so much redacted information nearly 60 years later.