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U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service. Files 71-42 records

Identifier: IHRC2645


Records (1919-1926) of the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service, files 71-42 and No. 54809-General, largely consist of correspondence of the Service. Topics include deportation of aliens during the Palmer Raids of 1919-1920; correspondence pertains particularly to the cases of Carlo Tresca, Vincenzo Vacirca, and Pietro Allegro, and to deportation proceedings against radicals, anarchists, and communists. Included are correspondence of J. Edgar Hoover, Anthony Caminett of the Department of Labor, and the Italian Ambassador to the Department of State. There are also directives to INS local offices, lists of aliens under investigation, transcripts of hearings, membership lists from the Union of Russian Workers, excerpts from the Russian press and from The Worker, Daily Worker, Moscow News, and The International Sea-Transport Worker, as well as publications and correspondence of the American Civil Liberties Union pertaining to its position on deportation and communists. Newspaper clippingsfrom the Tampa Tribune (Florida) also pertain to deportations and to cases. Materials pertain primarily to Italian and Russian aliens.


  • 1919-1926


Language of Materials

Mainly in English; some Russian and Spanish


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