It was Kurt Barthel
, a German immigrant, who got the ball rolling by informing people that nudism was very common in Germany and France and spreading to other countries.
On Labor Day of that same year, Kurt
and 3 other couples in Peekskill, New York began American Social Nudism.
Just a few months later the American League for Physical Culture
) was founded and within a couple of months they had over 50 members.
In 1931 the Reverend Lisley Boone came on board.
He was elected vice president of the ALPC.
Now things were really moving.