Operation Clambake presents:

The H-Files

FBI files on L Ron Hubbard


[undated letter, possibly circa May 1951]

The Federal Bureau of Investigation
Washington, D.C.

Dear Sir:

How can I find out if the Hubbard Dianetic Research Foundation, Inc of P.O. Box #502 Elizabeth, N.J. and perhaps having offices in Wash. D.C. now, or did have, is a (1) Communist front organization. (2) Is or was infiltrated by communists. (2) [sic] Has been cleared or supposed communist infiltration. (3) Has been checked by the FBI.

How can I find out if Mr. L. Ron Hubbard, founder of Dianetics did (1) ask the FBI to investigate his organization named above for the purpose of eliminating communists or for other purposes. (2) Voluntarily asked the FBI to check his group and handed in some 40 odd "cases" of suspected communists which were in his organization.

Is a [BLACKED OUT] former member of the Hubbard group, a known communist? What about [BLACKED OUT] publisher of the book, "Dianetics".

Is it possible to find out in any way whether or not communists did allegidly [sic] try to "take over" Hubbard Dianetics??

Is [BLACKED OUT] a former administrator, of the Washington D.C. Hubbard office, a communist, or associated with them? What about Mr. [BLACKED OUT] a former member of the L.A. branch of the Hubbard group who recently and perhaps now resides in Orlando Florida.

My reason for asking this or rather these questions is: I believe Communism is a serious menance [sic] to the United States. I am a patriotic citizen and wish to help my country. I have been and am interested in Dianetics, a method of psycho-therapy with promising new discoveries which may be of benefit to many. I have heard rumors which lead me to write you and ask the above questions. I do not wish to knowingly or unknowingly get mixed up with or communists if I can help it. If you can suggest something to do I will be glad to do it.




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