Francesco Pitea papers
Papers (1910-1965) of Francesco Pitea consist of manuscripts and typescripts of his poetry. Pitea worked in Paterson, New Jersey, textile mills. Much of his poetry takes the form of political satire, and was published in La Scopa and other anti-fascist publications. Also photocopied manuscripts and photos along with a biographical sketch written by Pitea's son, Joseph.
- Pitea, Francesco. (Person)
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Pitea (1894-1981) was born in Italy (Calabria) and immigrated to the U.S. in 1913. He lived in West Virginia, New York City, and New Jersey and worked in several jobs, including coal mining, language tutoring, and garment production. He was active in the labor movement with the International Ladies Garment Workers Union and was editor of the anti-Fascist newspaper La Scopa. In later years, he became noted for his skills as a floriculturalist.
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- Anti-fascist movements -- United States. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Clothing workers -- Labor unions. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Italian American periodicals. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Italian American poets. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Italian Americans -- New Jersey. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
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