Reurlet May 22 1953 requesting information from Bufiles concerning captioned organization.
The stated purpose of the Foundation is to “study and conduct research in the field of the human mind and of human thought in action” through the medium of “dianetics,” which may be likened to psychotherapy with certain differences as to method and concept. In this connection, in March, 1951, the Board of Medical Examiners of the Department of Law and Public Safety, State of New Jersey, was taking to trial in the Union County District Court, Elizabeth, New Jersey, a case against the Foundation. The basis for the case was that the Foundation allegedly conducted a school teaching a branch of medicine and surgery without a license.
March 9, 1951
Mr. James M. Elliott, National Administrator
The Hubbard Dianetic Research Foundation, Inc..
275 Morris Avenue
Post Office Box 502
Elizabeth, New Jersey
Dear Mr. Elliott:
Reference is made to your letter dated March 5, 1951 by which you furnished further data concerning the Hubbard Dianetic Research Foundation, Inc. and advised of your proposal to file the fingerprints of employees of your organization with this Bureau. I wish to thank you for the material you furnished.
With respect to the fingerprints of your employees, which you propose to file with this Bureau, I wish to advise you that the FBI has no authority to handle fingerprints with the exception of those received from bona-fide law enforcement departments and federal and state agencies.
John Edgar Hoover
To advise you concerning further information which has been furnished by L. Ron Hubbard, President of the captioned organization, and James M. Elliott, National Administrator.
Reference is made to my memorandum of March 7, 1951, which set out the results of an interview which took place on March 7, 1951, with L. Ron Hubbard.
The United States is now engaged in a world conflict against Communist tyranny. Dianetics is an American-originated science. The Foundation is an American organization. We are dedicated to the proposition that the science of Dianetics and the Foundation shall not through any lack of purpose or vigilance be used against our people or our country. Therefore, we must
ask all Trustees, all staff members and employees, and all active auditor members of the Hubbard Dianetic Research Foundation to sign, in duplicate, one of the two appended oaths before a notary public or equivalent witness, and to affix to each copy a signed, notarized card containing their fingerprints. Your local law enforcement officials will be glad to assist you in
this matter. One copy of the completed document will be filed by the Foundation with the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Washington, D. C.
Please complete and return to National Headquarters, Hubbard Dianetic Research Foundation, 275 Morris Avenue, Elizabeth, New Jersey. Completed action is requested by March 10, 1951.
James M. Elliott
March 5, 1951
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Dear Mr. Parrish:
Attached are the forms which the Hubbard Dianetic Research Foundation is requesting its employees to sign. We are also requesting that they file their fingerprints with us and with the Federal Bureau of Investigation with these forms.
I am enclosing a copy of the Hubbard Dianetic Research Foundation’s Validation Pamphlet and associated material for your perusal.
May I point out that at any time, the Foundation stands ready to serve the interest of the Federal Bureau of Investigation with whatever technique or knowledge it has that can be of use to the government.
James M. Elliott