Operation Clambake presents:

The H Files

FBI files on L Ron Hubbard


December 22, 1959

Federal Bureau of Investigation
Washington, D.C.

Dear Mr. Hoover,

Several days ago I heard a news report on T.V. in which you said there are subversive or communist inspired organizations in the United States. That comment has prompted this letter.

I would like to know if the Hubbard Association of Scientologists International or any of the names the organization uses has a clean slate as far as the F.B.I. is concerned.

I became interested in this group last spring and I'm now becoming a member. At that time it did not occur to me to investigate it. My husband and I own a lar[end of word cut off] [BLACKED OUT] and he is the [BLACKED OUT] of a corporation. He has not been connected with this in any way and I should not like to become connected with something that in the future may any way damage our family, business or reputation.

From what I understand, the largest groups of scientologists are in Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, and Tucson. Most of the people connect [sic] this certainly seem sincere, and I would not like them to know that I would check their motives and activities. They have accepted me so whole-heartedly.....but at the same time I would like to know about them to releive [sic] any doubts I might have concerning their methods.

The next meeting is on January 14, 1960 so I would greatly appreciate a reply before then. As I said my husband and I would have a great deal to lose if I in my young years make a wrong choice after we have worked so hard, and then in my late years regret it.

Very truly yours,



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