FROM THE FILES OF THE FBI #108
[undated letter, possibly circa May 1951]
The Federal Bureau of Investigation
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
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,
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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