Operation Clambake presents:

The H Files

FBI files on L Ron Hubbard


Federal Bureau of Investigation ----- June 1962
Washington 25, D.C.

Dear Sirs,

I have been a member of an organization to which has been accused of being Communistic and would like to have any information you can supply me with.

I have known about it and read literature over a period of two ot [sic] three years. I have yet the first time to have anyone tell me it or I was to offend or be disloyal to anyone, anywhere. However, to satisfy those with which I work with and communicate with, varification [sic] or deynial [sic] must be made and I must definitely be satisfyed [sic].

To the very end I must defend myself and it until definite froof [sic] avails it'self [sic]. I have been better in all ways since I have studied it. I have been [inserted] more human than I remember ever being and able to reason where there was never any before.

Also, I have never cared for my Country, Family, and friends, as I do now. There is help to be given others and I will not refuse them when they ask.

Your prompt attention to my request will be appreciated. The Organization is _SCIENTOLOGY_. I know you must have the information on them. If not then, I suggest that you look into it. The Address in Washington is 1812 19th St. N.W.

Thank you,


June 14, 1962



Your letter postmarked June 11, 1962, has been received.

Although I would like to be of service, the FBI is strictly an investigative agency of the Federal Government and neither makes evaluations or draws conclusions as to the character or integrity of any organization, publication or individual. In this connection, information contained in our files is maintained as confidential pursuant to regulations of the Department of Justice. I regret I am unable to help you and hope you will not infer either that we do or do not have data in our files relating to your inquiry.

Sincerely yours,

[stamped] J. Edgar Hoover

John Edgar Hoover

NOTE: Correspondent not identifiable in Bufiles.

The Academy of Scientology, run by L. Ron Hubbard, is well-known to the Bureau. Hubbard is the founder and president of the Hubbard Dianetic Research Foundation, Inc., for the purpose of furthering Hubbard's theory of Scientology, an alleged science which instills self-confidence and assists individuals in removing mental problems and (Note continued next page)

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obtaining human ability. Hubbard has been described as being "hopelessly insane" by his wife in suing for divorce and the "Washington Times Herald" of 4-24-51, in mentioning this divorce proceeding, stated 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." (105-55601-5)

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