This web site was copied prior to January 20, 2005. It is now a Federal record managed by the National Archives and Records Administration. External links, forms, and search boxes may not function within this collection.
Carlo Tresca, Italian political refugee, agitator, author, and editor, organized labor strikes across the U.S. through the International Workers of the World beginning in 1912. Tresca published an Italian American newspaper, "Il Martillo" (The Hammer) in which he criticized both communists and fascists. In 1922, an investigation of Tresca was initiated to determine the status of his U.S. citizenship, as well as his publication of an alleged obscene article in his newspaper. A security investigation was initiated in 1941 for violation of the Neutrality and Registration Acts.
All of these publications are in PDF (Portable Document Format). To view them you will need to have the Adobe Acrobat Reader plug-in installed on your computer. The Reader can be downloaded at no cost from Adobe's site on the World Wide Web.
If you have difficulty accessing any material on this site because of a disability, please contact us in writing or via telephone and we will work with you to make the information available.
Freedom of Information/Privacy Act Section