Event in the News

Date Title Blurb Tags
September 25, 1957 An FBI An FBI memo notes the receipt of copies of "Ability" and "Problems of Work", furnished because of "possible subversive activities on the part of Hubbard and Academy of Scientology." Event
September 20, 1957 An FBI, Hubbard's, convention, 300 people. Hubbard An FBI memo notes that someone reported Hubbard's speech at a Scientology convention, attended by about 300 people. Hubbard made "cracks about our Government." Event
June 1, 1957 CIA, file, No. 156409, Hubbard The CIA starts a file, No. 156409, on Hubbard. [June 1957; exact date unknown] Event
June 1, 1957 Hubbard, Washington, DC. Scientologists, anti-American, Hubbard, FBI Hubbard gives a series of lectures in Washington, DC. Scientologists film the even butwhen lab technicians developed it they are so outraged at the anti-American content that theyreport Hubbard to the FBI. [June 1957; exact date unknown] Event
January 2, 1957 Internal Revenue Service, Church, California (CSC) The Internal Revenue Service grants a tax exemption to the Church of Scientology of California (CSC). Event, taxes
September 1, 1956 J. Edgar Hoover, Hubbard, Dianetics, Brainwashing publication, Dianetics, Hubbard himself J. Edgar Hoover responds to a request about Hubbard, Dianetics, and the Brainwashing publication. He mentions the legal troubles that have dogged the Dianetics foundations and Hubbard himself. Event
December 16, 1955 L. Ron Hubbard, FBI L. Ron Hubbard writes to the FBI, enclosing "enclosing our printing of what appears to be a Communist manual on Psychopolitics. - We have been seriously hurt by Communists and Communism and we see nothing wrong in our using their tactics against them." Event, L. Ron Hubbard
September 7, 1955 Hubbard, FBI, American Psychological Association, Scientologists, LSD Hubbard complains to the FBI that the American Psychological Association was trying to poison Scientologists with LSD. Event
September 7, 1955 L. Ron Hubbard, FBI, Scientologist Ed Clark, Phoenix, FBI L. Ron Hubbard writes to the FBI. He complains about Scientologist Ed Clark having been arrested in Phoenix for practicing medicine without a license and asks the FBI to find out who "defamed" Scientology to the County Attorney. He also mentions some Scientologists who have suddenly gone insane and says he suspects they have been given LSD. Event, L. Ron Hubbard
February 18, 1954 Church, Los Angeles, California. It, tax-exempt status The first Church of Scientology is founded in Los Angeles, California. It is initially granted tax-exempt status. Event, Los Angeles, taxes