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Inventory of the Scientology at the Marina Collection, 1947-1973
2001-8-02  
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Description
The Scientology at the Marina records, mostly from the early seventies, include administrative correspondence, handwritten notes, financial records, institutional records, educational courses, pamphlets, typescript manuscripts, transcripts of lectures, certificates, lists, newsletter copy, periodicals, published materials, and ephemera, including flyers.
Background
The Scientology of the Marina records are part of a larger donation to the Graduate Theological Union Library by Allysyn Kiplinger, whose father, Harry Dell Kiplinger, managed a fledgling office of the Church of Scientology in the San Francisco Marina district from 1970 to 1972. The records document the various functions of the office staff as they worked to attract new members, to educate and to train them, and to establish the office on a secure financial footing. Many of the records are administrative, including correspondence written by staff members. Additionally, there are educational materials and resources, including handwritten notes by Kiplinger, used in the everyday activities and programs of the organization. Also included are early print and published materials from L. Ron Hubbard's offices in England, Denmark, Australia, and the United States, especially in California.
Extent
6 boxes; 6 linear feet
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to The Graduate Theological Union. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Graduate Theological Union as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
Availability
Collection is open for research.