Operation Clambake presents:

The H Files

FBI files on L Ron Hubbard


3 - orig & 2
- yellows
1 - Boardman
1 - Belmont
1 - Huelskamp

April 5, 1957


[BLACKED OUT] A check of our records reflects the following information concerning captioned organization and its founder L. (Lafayette) Ron Hubbard.

L. Ron Hubbard was the founder and president of the Hubbard Dianetic Research Foundation, Inc. (HDRF), which was incorporated in New Jersey during April, 1950/ (62-94080)

The December 5, 1950, issue of "Look" magazine contained an article entitled "Dianetics - Science or Hoax?" which reflected that L. Ron Hubbard was an obscure writer of pseudoscientific pulp fiction prior to the publishing of his book entitled "Dianetics." Hubbard's book asserts that "the creation of dianetics is a milestone for Man comparable to his discovery of fire and superior to his invention of the wheel and the arch...the intelligent layman can successfully and invariably treat all psychosomatic ills and inorganic aberrations," according to Hubbard. "These psychosomatic ills, uniformly cured by dianetic therapy, include such varied maladies as eye trouble, bursitis, ulcers, some heart difficulties, migraine headaches and the common cold." According to the article, Hubbard's book has "outraged scores of psychiatrists, biochemists, psychologists, physicians and just-plain-ordinary scientists, who look upon the astounding claims and the growing commercial success of this strange new phenomenon with awe, fear and a deep disgust...Hubbard's greatest attraction to the troubled is that his ersatz psychiatry is available to all. It's cheap. It's accessible. It's a public festival to be played at clubs and parties." (62-94080)

During March, 1951, the Board of Medical Examiners, State of New Jersey, had a case against the HDRF scheduled for trial on the grounds that the organization was conducting a school, teaching a branch of medicine and surgery, without a license. (62-94080)

1 - Foreign Liaison Unit


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In 1951 the HDRF established national headquarters at Wichita, Kansas, and sponsored the Allied Scientists of the World, which organization had as its avowed purpose "to construct and stock a library ... in an atomic proof area where the culture and technology of the United States could be stored in a state of use by science and preserve it in case of attack." (62-95972)

The April, 24, 1951, issue of the "Times Herald," Washington, D.C., reflected that Hubbard's wife charged in a divorce suit that "competent medical advisors recommended that Hubbard be committed to a private sanitarium for psychiatric observation and treatment of a mental ailment known as paranoid schizophrenia." (62-94080)

Allegedly during 1952, Hubbard formed the Hubbard Association of Scientologists, an Arizona corporation, and reverted "dianetics" back to its original name, "scientology." Thereafter, offices were opened in New Jersey and London, England. (62-94080)

During the early part of 1956, HDRF, Silver Spring, Maryland, was circulating a pamphlet entitled "Brain-Washing, A Synthesis of the Russian Textbook on Psychopolitics." According to the book, psychopolitics is the "art and science of asserting and maintaining dominion over the thoughts and loyalties of individuals, officers, bureaus, and masses, and the effecting of the conquest of enemy nations through mental health.'"


Bufiles reflect that Hubbard appeared at the Bureau and was interviewed on March 1, 1951. Hubbard furnished information regarding alleged communist infiltration into his organization. Thereafter, he corresponded with the Bureau re individuals in his organization whom he believed to be communists. Attached to Hubbard's July 11, 1955, letter is a notation [BLACKED OUT] This letter and subsequent letters were not acknowledged. Bufiles also reflect numerous inquiries made of the Bureau and by the Bureau concerning Hubbard's activities. (62-94080)


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