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SOF FOLLOWING FILE MATERIAL OL 100 - 223-7 /56 pages Re cere nice s G6 pages ; ASQ lorne [a6ES XXXXNNNXNAXANKNANAY, XSNNNY : g NO DUPLICATION FEE ¥ SNSXSX SAN FOR THIS PAGES SONAARRANARNNARONNN | Naw Lavesri¢anve Fice (Sle pages 3 ‘ f , Gz: 6, TT «/2/:2 Department of Justice, Atten, Mr. G. Edgar Hoover, Washington, D.C, ALL SSFORMATION CONTAINED “IN IS UNCLASSIFIED, Dear ir. Hoovers 22.85 BYLAA em fa? ‘The appended article was printed in sulle Times issue of fu nw) septouver 22, 1940 and Sf based on proven facte yshould be of vital importance to « N ‘War Department as well as to that ef other nations mow esutrollea oy insane dictate! If san the author statesythe telefores has com perfected by MikolaTeslay/ would be a monsure of feresightedness te insure kis constant guarding ageinst his bi aolested ,ponsibly kidnapped and tertured,by alien euenies for the purpose of seit: ‘the secret of such an invaluable instrument ef war ani/er defense ‘The feregeing is offered just in ense the article amt ite inferences have no deen called te your attention, Yery truly yours yD RLS & pe, bo RY Tam ES rv [47 “Death Ray” for Planes ket of Daten ‘would be built round the country Seninet any attempted attace by a8 fgtemy: air fores, wo muatiar’ bow age ae of att Malt pettle ant beat woyie eit ny ence, feaniee Dine or fuaciestae, Eeccpud Se ge ects stacse Sgtiat te coud be Beton, Se ENS a Sat pti ah penertg. : ‘igh Vacoum Eiiminetad de state, votes oon oF oie os epics. wets i sa wordt asa contin th Sonne with ‘ihe euetruction of Sis Aalatorce plant BUCH & Device “Invaluable ara, $2080.00 wold bec Sapo oiaaa Se ode alt Lattaved woudl be tral nat | Not oaly would ft Mow planed for aie Thprernesisagulst tay aretase ut itfwoult alo save euacy or Sona prepay iat would fatter Now trong ta defonoeg 3 fi wtioean curves evente in Bape ne SE Mae ellss Hees oh. Es a Latter dated Septeader 24, 1940, together with Ate 4 ‘maloaure. 7 oe : Your eoortesy sad interest in Winging = this inforsation to ay attention are indeed appreciated, and you may be assured your letter ‘Will receive appropriate consideration. Sincerely youre, et rT aL INFORMATION G CONTAINED “E=FIN IS UNCLA ; “iE Za Langit COMMUNICATIONS SECTION N MAILED * OCT 1 1940 * a 2) @ em ates pit na 4 se : “ Taboncriens sat OF set by oi sma Lapuy 4 alte Oy TeuEryee Fer wyc |” t= 12-43 11-06 PH DIRECTOR VEST UNSUBS ~~~ EQUIPMENT, EXPERIMENTS AND AESEARCH OF CEASED, -aagmmmx ESPIONAGE - M, RETEL ANDER ABOVE HEADING T( BUREAU Fnom This oFFic! D JAN MINE LAST. INQUIRY DEVELOPS THAT TESLA BIE JAN EIGHT, RATHER THAN THURSDAY, JAN SEVEN, AS SOMUOK as STATED IN REFERENCE TELETYPE. ON THE WIGHT OF JAN ELGHT, SA SANOVICH, GEORG CLARK, AND KENNETH-SWEEZEY WISITED TESLA-S ‘HOTEL WITH A’ REPRESENTATIVE OF SHAW WALKER CO. IN ORDER TO OPEN THE SAFE IN THE ROOM OF TESLA, KOSANOVICH LATER REPORTED TO WALTER GORSUCH, OFFICE OF ALIEN PROPERTY CUSTODIAN, NYC, THAT ME WENT INTO THE ROOM tn ORDER TO SEARCH FOR A WILL OF TESLA. KOSANOVICH AND THE OTHERS MADE THE SEARCH OF THE SAFE IN THE PRESENCE OF THREE ASST MANAGERS OF HOTEL NEW YORKER AS WELL AS REPRESENTATIVES OF THE YUGOSLAVIAN CONSULATE, IDENTITIES OF LATTER NOT YET KNOWN. AFTER THE SAFE WAS OPENED, 'SWEEZEY TOOK FROM THE SAFE A BOOK CONTAINING TESTIMONIALS SENT TO TESLA ON fur OCCASION OF HIS SEVE TY FIFTH BIRTHDAY. THIS BOOK WAS ARRANGED FOR TESLA BY SWEEZEY. KOSANOVICH TOOK FROM THE ROOM THREE PICTURES OF TESLA, TWO BEING EN- LARGED NEWSPAPER PICTUREX. ACCORDING TO MANAGERS OF oTEL AND KOSANO- VICH HIMSELF, NOTHING ELSE WAS REMOVED FROM THE ROOM OR SAFE. THE SAFE WAS THEN CLOSED UNDER A NEW COMBINATION, WHICH COMBINATION IS NOW IN POSSESSION OPEBUMINEGEX KOSANOVICH, ON SATURDAY AFTERNOON, JAN foret TaNn Sie: AND R@M@MMEX FTIZGERALD OF ALIEN PROPERTY CONTROL WENT TO HOTEL AND SEIZED ALL THE PROPERTY OF TESLA, CONSISTING OF ABOUT Two TRUCKLOANDS OF MATERIAL, SEALED ALL ARTICLES AND TRANSFERRED THEM TO THE MANHATTAN STORAGE AND WAREHOUSE CO. NY, WHERE THEY ARE NOW LOCATED AT THAT SaMWBX TIME THERE WERE ALSO IN THIS WAREHOUSE APPROXIMATELY THIRTY BARRELS AND BUNDLES BELONGING TO TESLA WHICH HAD BEEN THERE SIN ABOUT NINETEEN THIRTY FOUR. THESE ae ALSO @MMNMX BEEN SEALED AND ARE NOW UNDER ORDERS OF ALIEN PROPERTYCUSTODIAN, IN VIEW OF FACT TESL IS A US NATURALIZED CITIZEN, ALIEN PROPERTY CUSTODIAN FEELS THAT ITS JURISDICTION OVER PROPERTY £5 DOUBTFUL BUT ROMMMK FEELS THAT HO OTHER AGENCY WILL BE ABLE,TO CET @amK TO THIS PROPERTY FOR AT LEAST TWO DAYS COPIES DESTRO’ LP ALL TTORM AT IRLeb end HE BERT IS WOLASSE ETT: es Red [pha Bot 2237 2 coPtt N epaeriews ©: Rep pole JA PAGE TWO AFTER THAT TIME IT IS POSSIBLE THAT A PUBLIC ADMINISTRATOR WILL BE APPOINTED FOR THE PROPERTY WHO MAY TAKE THE PROPERTYINTO HIS CuS- TODY. TESLA ALSO HAD SOME PROPERTY, AMQPOGUMNINK ALLEGED BY INFORMANT FITZGERALD IN THIS CASE, To BE A WORKING MODEL OF AN INVENTION IN A SAFE DEPOSIT BOX IN GOVERNOR CLINTON HOTEL IN NY. INQUIRY SHOWS THAT THIS WAS PLACED KERE BY TESLA IN NINETEEN THIRTY TWO AS SECURITY FOR FOUR HUNDRED DOLLARS OWED MOTEL. THIS BILL IS STILL OWED AND HOTEL APPEARS UNWILLING TO RELEASE THIS PROPERTY TO ANYONE AT LEAST UNTIL MMR DEBT IS PAID, BUT THIS OFFICE WILL BE ADVISED IF ANYONE ATTEMPTS TO PAY BILL AND OBTAIN ‘RROPERTY. CONCERNING TESLA HOTEL MANAGERS RE- PORT HE WAS WRX VERY ECCENTRIC IF NOT MMMM MENTALLY DERANGED DURING PAST TEN YEARS AND 1T IS DOUBTFUL IF HE KAS CREATED ANYTHING OF VALUE DURING THAT TIME, ALTHOPRIOR TO THAT RE PROBABLY WAS A VERY BRILLIANT INVENTOR. THEREFORE, ANY NOTES OF VALUE WERE PROBABLY THOSE MADE PRIOR TO THAT TIME. KOSANOVICH IS A NEPHEW OF TESLA WHO DESCRIBED HIMSELF AS FORMERLY QUOTE YUGOSLAV MINISTER OF STATE UNQUOTE AND NOW QUOTE PeBROMNNK PRESIDENT OF EASTERN AND CENTRAL PLANNING BOARD REP- RESENTING YUGOSLOVIA, CZECHOSLOVAKIA, POLAND AND GREECE, UNQUOTE. SWEEZEY IS A WRITER FOR POPULAR MECHANICS AND OTHER PUBLICATIONS ¥HO IS SMMMNEX DESIROUS OF PUBLISHING A BIOGRAPKY OF TESLA AND THERFORE WOULU LIKE To OBTAIN CONTRQL OF HIS NOTES FOR THIS WORK. CLARK IS EMPLOYED BY RCA AND WOULD ALsepROvIDE STORAGE ROOM FOR TESLAS EFFECTS IN ORDER TO USE THEM IN WRITING A BIOGRAPHY. TESLA AT ONE TIME REPORTED TO BE WORKING ON EXPERIMENTS FOR YUGOSLAVIAN GOVERNMENT IN EXILE, IT 1S DESIRED THAT BUREAU ADVISE IMMEDIATELY WHETHER IT IS INTERESTED FURTHER IN THIS PROPERTY FOR PURPOSES OF TAKING CONTROL OF IT, SUGGEST THAT, IN VIEW OF FACT THAT THE NOTES AND OTHER MATERIAL WOULD BE KIGHLY TECH NICAL IN CHARACTER AND FOR THAT REASON WRK COULD NOT BE REVIEWED Fr WHR EXCEPT BY A TRAINED PERSON THE OFFICE OF SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH DEVEL- OPMENT MIGHT BE INTERESTED. FOXWORTH END NYC S2 WHS HOLD WA R 2 RSG Le ; Tr ins Pee nee Ne an ;, Re DAT Oe pecersews 11-30 PM D DIRECTOR SOaT UNKNOWN SUBJECTS, AEM EXPERIMENTS ANI TESLA, DECEASED. ESPIONAGE = Ma NIKOLA TESLA, OM! STANDING SCIENTISTS IN THE ELECTRICAL FIELD, DIED ZEEN FORTY THREE AT THE HOTEL NE« YORKER, LIFETIME, HD CONDUCTED MANY TRANSMISSION OF ELECTRICAL POwzz AN THE DEATH Ray, tS feo MI KAT ACCORDING TO INFORMATION FURNISHED cE SIX FIFTH AVENUE, NEW YORK CITY, THE NOTES Ad EXPERIMENTS AND FORMULAE TOGETHER WITH DESIGNS OF 4 NITAITIZE THEM ARE ANONG TESLAS PERSONAL EFFECTS, A TAKEN TO PRESERVE THEN OX TO KEEP THEM FROM FALLINGS UNFRIENDLY TO THE WAR EFFORT OF THE UN ING TO SPANEL, A DISTANT RELATIVE OF TESLA, NANED 4 SAS INTENSELY DISLIKED BY TESLA, IS TAKING STEPS Tq THESE IMPORTANT DOCUNNTS AND PLANS, SPANEL BELIEY. STRONG LIMELINGED THAT KOSANOVICH WELL MAKE hy WHO SESSION OF a HERE IS A THIS MATERIAL AVAILAELE To Sekt Re REVISED _S TWO HEADGUARTERS IN WASHINGTO!, AS MORKIN OF THE DEPARTKEN JUSTICE IN WASHINGTON, CoNCERING SPANIEL WAS ALSO IN IC COMMUNICATION WITH QM Di D LO24DO, ONE OF THE ADVISORS Te VICE F ESIDENT WALLACE CONCERNING THIS THAT THE GOVERNNENT WAS VITALLY EQUESTED SPANEL TO LOSE No TI: RM THEM, ELOYCE FiTzgzzeLD, AN CAL ENGINEER WHO HAD BEEN QUITE CLOSE To TESLA DUSTRORTES toe g ADVISED THE NEW YORK OFFICE THAT ON JANUARY SEVENTH, NINETES© Y THREE, ATOR CSANOVICH, GEORGE CLARK, WHC Is IN cuahcr OF THE vus- Heew> EAEORATORY FoR RCA, AND -KENNETK SWEZEY OF ONE S17 THREE MILToR TREET, BROOLKY!, NY, VENT TO TESLAS ROOMS IN THE NEW YORKER WITH ASSISTANCE OF A LOCKSMITH BROKE INTO A SAFE’ WHICH TzSLa ‘AD INKIS ROOMS IN WHICH HE KEPT SOME OF HIS VALUABLE PAPERS, INCLUDING ZRPORTENT MMMM ELECTRICAL FORMULAE, DESIGNS, ET CETERA, we e ST MONTH, TESLA aged $licoepals That HIS EXPERIMENTS IN CONNECT WIRELESS TRANSMISSION OF-EL: D_LOZADO TOLD SPAn THE EFFECTS OF T=SLA € ALL HE COULD To PRESERVE L MATTER, GPPLECTRICAL POWER HAD BEEN COMPLETED ANDggguesont arte ito - 2237 3 Tien th PO a be | iyi ain Map . vy gis | ayer’ if! 7 = Nor Penk ReDAcrions i 3 Beet Copy Aves able { — - ee : - toy ee PAGE TWO JELI2ZGERALD ALSO KNOWS THATTESLA HAS CONCEIVED AND A_REVOLUTIO! ARY TYPE OF TORPEDO WHICH IS NOT PRESENTLY IN USE THE NATICNS, IT IS FITZGERALDS BELIEF THAT THIS DESIGN HAS NOT AVAILABLE. TO ANY NATION UP TO THE PRESENT TIME, FROM STATEMW TO FITZ~ GEARLD BY TESLA , HE KNOWS THAT THE COMPLETE PLANS ATIONS AND EXPLANATION OF THE BASIC THEORIES OF THESE THIN PLACE IN THE PERSONAL EFFECTS OF TESLA, HE ALSO KNOWS THAT A_WORKING MODEL OF TESLAS WHICH COST MORE THAN TEN THOUSAND ‘0 BUILD IN A SAPETY corm DEPOSIT BOX BELONGING TO TESLAM EOVERNOR CLINTON HOTEL, AND PEMOWWRY FITZGEARLD ¥ ‘HIS MODEL EAS TO DO WITH THE SO GALLEDE DEATH RAY OR THE WI ISSION OF ELECTRICAL CURRENT. TESLA HAS ALSO TOLD FITZGEARL! THAT HE HAS SOME EIGHTY $MM TRUNKS INDIFFER B CONVERSATIOn> BEE CONTAINING TRANSCRIPTS AND PLANS HAVING TO DO WITH EXPERIMENTS D BY HIM. BUREAU IS REQUESTED TO ADVISE IMMEDIATELY WHAT, IF ON SHOULD EE TAKEN CONCERNING THIS MATTER BY THE NEW YORK FIE! Oi on. FOXWORTH CORRECTION- THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE TELETYPE THE NAME THAT SHOULD APPEAR 15 sible NOT FITZGERALD agg AS IT SOMETIMES IS SPELLED HOLD et Olt Reoncrions Bee Copy vailable q et Pee reer ere reese Mr. B.A. Tab Mr. Clegg, Mr. Glavin Mr. Ledé Mr, Nickols__ Mr, Rosen, . Mr. Tracy Mr. Carson Mr. Coffey Mr, Hendoo__ Mr. Kramer__ MeGuii Be sworneRaGar HOOVER mpinceron fee OBLied wy i wf Mts. Quine Tost Weed Bae: Room SHIOGSE = Miss Beahm__ Miss Gand; Wikola Tesla, one of the world's ovtets aan lectrical field, died st his residence in th Sty, on January 7, 1943. In the course? neny experinents with respect to # ‘ragga: on avi what ig consonly celled theDDeath Rey respect to the wireless trersnission of electrical boon ort ileted anf perfeated, aid Tesla had alse eo revolutionary type of ternedo which te pot dn use : : tise. Ring models plens havinc to do with his experivents ee well es @ working model of 8 developierts in tie sefetz’ deposit box at the Jevernor C: Isfornetinn soncernirg/Tesla's experinent| York Office bt a Spenel/and Bloyel Sttagerall the latter an electrical woo had heen ofite close to Teslat Bots of these individuels reve indiceted thet ro sters aeve been taxon to presorve Tecla'e records ent models or to keep tuen fron Telling into the hands of individuale sympatnetic to Forensvich is reported to be taking sfeos to cet norsession of these imoortant documents und plans, avi Spare) believes there is a strong Litelitood that Rosanovic! On January 7, 1935, “ose Axis powers. » Tesla hee a distant relative by the name of Savafxosanovich, wion he p) intersety cislixes. will make such information available to the enews vie’, acoompeniad py Jeorse\Clark, in cherge of tre * Museum ard Levoretory for RCA, ani Kenneth Bwezey of Nrooklyn, New Yor, exte Tesla's rooze at she “ovel New Yorker whore, with the aid of a lockenith, ¢, E & Eo broke inse a safe in which Tonle kopt cone of abbombugble papers, ina oEmg @ B g Anmportant elestrice! formulse, designe, ot eeterne HO 40-ga9] -3 wusrters of the Military Intellizefce Division, avr Yorkin of the Dopartuent of Justice in Teshington, efd[>r.JANLAGo1943s of the advicors to Vice President “eLlece, Lozado afvhsed Sparel theyre Governnent was Vitelly interseted in the oftrcte of fosin and requangad cast, 10 Yeucrandux for the Direotor ‘The New York Office was instructed to dis: with the State's Attorney in New York City with the Kopanovich inte custody sm a burglary charge and ob which Kosanovich is reported to have taken from Tee out thet any activities oursued by the State's Atto: e most secret fashion in order to avoid any publics inventions, The New York Of ice wae also instructs, Gourt in order that stops could be plncel egeinst hic hotel and any other voirtr, in particular, the have in order thet no onc may enter tien witout @ Present and every precaution taken to preserve the secrecy Tae New York CPfice is to keer thesBureau adviced of all d kee the matter up ‘possibly taring the varione pevers Me. It was pointed d be hardled in oct to Tesla’s b the Surrogate Pespectfully, Bed Copy AveLable fof Tecia both in abate ‘int son is aa a mn mooven : Lot cee tase ur. Bederal Bureau of Investigation Mr. United States Department of Justice be Bashington, B.C. ue Mr. Me Mr. Mr. MEMORANDUM FOK MR. LADD Mr Mr. Mr Tele. Room__ Mr. Nease. Miss Beabm, On Friday, January @th, Wr. Le Me Co Sasth called me (ies py tn connection with the death of NtkoldTeala. He ad. vised me that he was concerned about the possidilt of eneny agents confiscating some of the trunks 0, Tesla, who had dted on January 7th. He understood the War Department was interested in this matter and that apparently the Alten Property Custodian's office was téking some action. He desired to know whether the Bureau would take some steps to refrain relatives of Tesla from taking the contents of hts trunks and whether the Bureau would setze possesston of the trunke. Ur. Snith indicated that he was talking to the Alien Property Custodtan along the eame lines. I told him that in view of the fact he was going to handle the matter with the Alien Property Custodian's. office, there did not appear to be any action which the Bureau could or should take. EAT: DS January 12, 1963 at Gy w) : (6, 194E ALL UNFORS MATION CONTAINED HEREIN, 2s SSSI D In. ff Hom JED Nah Cs ES Waka aig aici eae iar Me SL oe aoe : an oe sow i iz 2 Bich Gosle, aumdiaeTiodd 7 7 6 5 Lunt BOY a Ko Bow ee eee ene ne nara, wetein Lowe SS Ff Chg fag wets on Bu ene ‘Teee Z 7 a anne BT dE gid a Fr ma, ie war Big een Y Phe : eae r 13 ) ° BE cenipheenE ol ral ALO ake om ete owl Bf at ttn 2 fr foe aoe en of AG coe on ee [OE of arcines Dene LL on™ of bear phate Bk ay LK cee cMneyeee Ee go ae Ue a ae reg fie” aes Ft Z C A A ae ce ert ff Pepe E Set F- wd ae Renee ome lis a aa 4 oi yore Lh HF oA LL riled ofan, Ln EP he gy pe ‘i vie secret ea statten , Pg ra > am! " Sas Ringes a -, Sowes vers. --NMUNIGATIONS SECTION AILED 8 it APR 25 1943 PM, Apet 3, 1950 ae AE.LINFOR MATION CONTAINED “EREINIS UNCLASSI | DATE La £08 ia seeety rary od $e ager 162097 axy'23) 4 . 27 = (@ 437 Base SS oe oye! comm 631 “ ube AE ve WW i. 1 : ge “it jaya EE elt ae 34433 alt ti : Med Sgn < eta stages ial hit a ayatt 3u2h- abbas EE ey er Stel i) Ma ; 2 yatage G4%ed S Spgcsddpet? | i i hk eee Hazy SHS etd yfath: tay, gga SAC, Now York Dixeetor, FBI {Wisse alts: geasgny? ee aa & a es 01 83 Hayate yamination man Wp 3965 fms 's BAVA IDSANOVICH; Experiments & Researeh ‘Sls (Disceased), Rapiomage-te It should be mted that the Puresu was informed of the ¢: toned above by New York letter (with attactments) dated Octeter extitled UNMIONS SUBUECT; i WOT RECORD! MB > 2G / 99-291. nftte’ \ £Ce i TNNED cow XE ATIONC Rg une SS eat ANFOR! 65-1290 93:88 BEM SIC 105-1391 \7 Istter to Diredbr, FAI Wr 15-2992. WR. POTTS stated thet no inquiry had teen received ty Munbatten fren SAVA Ne MOSAMOVICH, wor bad Manhatten informed kia, in any way, that an amination ef the TESIA effecte had been made by anyone. In fact, added POTTS, the only correspondence relating te the TESLA estate hes een in form of bills for storage. ‘Mi, POTTS stated that any personal inquires regarding the estate would af necessity be directed to hia, and to date no such inquiries have been made, sto Interviewing agents explained te MR. PO as mentioned stove, was not instigated ty the Bureau, mor had the Buresu taken part in that examination. ‘Urileen stvised to the contraxy, this investigation is being placed in office. CLOSED. cre Federal Bureau of Investigation Department of Records Washington, D. G. Gentlemen: In 8 manner of introduction, I wish to etate that _T am working toward @ degree in Electrical Engineering at the Institute of Technology of the University of Minnesota. For several years, I have been engaged in a study of extensive Compass and detail concerning the researches and writings of the late, world renowned scientiet, Dr. Nikola Tesla. At con— siderable expense, I have acquired an extensive collection of Rateriale relating to Dr. Tesla and his worke which includ 2) Personal lettere written by Tesla to hie close friend. 2) Numeroue periodicals, sone of which are to be found in only a few libraries throughout the United State. 3) A few rare books which have now become “collector! ie items", 4) A collection of issued patents. Although the items listed are considerable in number, the spe- cific information desired is lacking. As I understand 11, because of the nature or Dr. Tesla's role in scientific developments, all research papers, patent applications, etc,, were aecured by the Federal Bureau of Ingest igation at the time of Dr, Tesla's death in January of 3. The puroose of this seizure, as described in numerous article was to determine whether these pavera contained suggeations leading toward advancements in the field of actence. 100 PA8T. RECORDED - 68 | RP oe . ‘ b - - ; Now it seeme that sufficient time has elapsed for an invee— tigation of this kind. If Dr, Tesla'e Estate hae been relessed by the department in charge, any records that can be made available for examination will be welcomed. A letter from Harold I. Baynton, Assistant Attorney General, Director, O:fice of Alien Property, informed me that the Library of Congrees listed @ertain works, writings and research etudies prepared oy the late Dr. Tesla. However, a letter addreased to the Library failed to bring reeulte as the Library "has no files on the researches of Tesla". A eimilar result was obtained from te Bureau of Naval Research and the Department of Commerce, I om egvectally interested in the reeearch work in which Tesla was engaged in his l.ter yeare. ‘There are various unpublished works, such as a l0-page typewritten statement presented in 193? at a meeting of several well-known editors outlining his discoveries and giving a resume! of his work 1n the fields of gravity ané cosmic ray research, etc. Also, Tesla prepared Various papers, one of which was in effort to secure the Pierre Gutzman Prize from the Institute of Rrance. My inquiry 1s in effort to determine whether any of these docunznte, aa well as others, are at this time available. I will greatly aporecitate any information in regard to any records which you may have. Very truly youra, 20 Avquat 36, 1957 With réference to your letter of Auguet 16, 1952, our files diaclose that the effects of Nikola Tesla were taken iato custody at the time of Ata death by the Office of Alten Property, aad not by this Bureau. Consequently, you may wish to communicate further with that agency, which may de addressed as follows: (65-47953) Aaesetant Attorney General Rewlond 7. Kirke Director, Office of Alten Property Unt ted Stotes Department of Justice . 201 Indians Avenue, Yashington 25, D. fe We » Stacerely yours, + Yohn régar Hoover F4eL Director cc ~ 2 = Aastotand a6t8Pndy,deneral (with Rontand F. Eirke Directors “office of Alten Property LK =o (United States Departuent of Justice ] 201 Indiana avenue, H. ¢\ 7008S” ee ap NOTE: Wo reference Bureau files on correap “By $i #0 Wnnesota,, 6-22-52,..per USEF du (dz LETTE fs Ane 0-7 10g ahinoton 25, p. o. -- M3\ gsc i 4 y el oa ‘ @ CEA cb Wid eo g gz a : eoyhe) r ondent a a INDEXFly oe MAK ea rene * Office saetsted + UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT mom thy Ly be eee NIKOLA TESL, TAFCR ATION Ct (Deceased) OLR ING 2 3 outs AME v8 that he had been reading @ book entitled, NG Prodigal Genius - The Life of Nikola Tesla’ by John Je N gue whom described as a science writer for a New rk newsparer (publisher = Ives jashburn) noted in this book that Bureau arents went to Tesla's ro foing his death on Janusry 7, 1943, opened his safe, examined his papers, an took over his personal files. MY 5015 this onveared on rose arr. stated that Tega 48 tic satner of modern powerengineering, beinc responsible sor the invention of the + C. generator, motor transmission, and other electrical engineering fects, He ingutred (1) if the pepets and works of Tesla were in tie posscesion of the fureau, enc (2) if so, were they available for revi-w in view of their Scientific Importance, I told that the statenent concerning the Bureau's my taking Tesla's not seen very logical but that I would cheek on tie matters) i ve @ The Burec:.'s files reflect that shortly ofter the death of Tesla in his hotel room in New York City on January 7, 1943, & Sava Kosanovichy a distant relotive, and other individuals entered iis room and opened the safe, exanining certain mcterials which he possessed. On January 6, 1945, Ur. L. U. C. Snith of the Departnent advised Hr. Tann that he was concerned about the possibility of enemy agents confiscating song of the trunks of L fo Tesla and apoarently the Office of Alien Property Custodian was taking sone action regarding these effects. Since the matter uss! being handled by the Office of Alien froperty Custodian, the Baneau did not maice any inquiries into this situation. (65-47952-6, It is noted also thet the received a letter dated April ec 1948 ‘rom DIcining tae he os ec waukee School of Engineering a JOO“ 7 engineering af ene 2 @ z Q2 tehols em was interested in the 1ife ond vorks of recta, MBPs voree that he underetoce ct tie tine of Tesla's death the Bureau touk Nis nenuseripts und easerivent data for national security. the Bureau on Apri 22, 1948, advised QM that she effects of Tesla were handled b: tne Office of Alten Property anc not by the FSI»(65-47953-18) 1 colies QM: is morning and told hin that it wos the office of Alien Property and not tie F3I uhich took over the effects of Tesla folloving hts death. Accordingly, I suggested that night wish to conaunicate with the office of Alien Property for further informat.on cancerning this matter, The book “Prodigal Genius ~ The Life of Nikole Tesla” is not in the Bureau Library. A cory is being obtained fron the Library of Congress, Ii will be ezanined to deternine specifically te reference ncce to the Bureau's taking these porers, At thst tine a determination cen be nade as to what action should be tazen. pee ADDEND, Lbbpmer 5-14-53 Page 277 of the "Prodigal Genius ~ The Life of Nikola Tesla,” describing Tesla's death, contains the following statement: "Operatives fron the Federal Bureau of Investigation cane and opened the safe in his room and took the papers it contained, to examine then for a reported important secret invention of possible use in the wor.” : Since this work was published in 1944, tt is not felt that any particular purpose would be served by raising an odjection with the publishers at this tine, > the individual who raised the question, has been set straight ana, therefore, tee action is being taka. i t Uffice M.. xoramdeom ~ eves. 18s Governuent To s Direct ‘DATE: : . 7 pres 2. EQRMATION - 4 sumer: "US UNCL kr, GEOROE E, SOREEF, JB. ord Kgs ochelle, Ner York, advised thet he received two letters fran x . 321 Seynaur Avenue Southesst, liinceaoolis, Minnesota, photostatl of mich are Being furniohed the Zuréda ‘and Minneepalis™ oe , Tesia and its aehie SPR RDC eC ST Ue Tae ere ene arene RAE CcE I CUESL Sa See Ot str ar Wit caer el Pane e nee ees ine cer Sec ee ea Cera ene ee Tee aT ts E CeaR eae a SCAU DSR Oc CT SEN Se ered poe Ee CUUeta OCS Men cs aera ee eeN EES Crea SC Se Caen tg ae CSCC ere teCrany ees ee CCE cern eee eres SOC o a Cmts Sara few cases obtained a nuaver of i Sort seater CLE Le os ae SCS ele eee ponerse eee Pera res ceaet Eo eer) RC Ltt oP Cas Onset eT Eee eae Ce ere eer ere ee a cE eee eee rd ACO att a Seer Tae ed eee eat Nee Seer eres Cae Cet phase eRe SCOTT Os Tae Sea Toe a ene aed ie taneee eect Emenee SC a este at renee naner ie eee ze Cs StU Ra aes EPSTEIN nN Potro east ries gear eRe ee i iM hae Le Ens Or RT. 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I sare tuts eo.wetion vith Mra, Taree Lae ey Cece aera cate Sent Ter Rone eon css tr eee Se tes ee SS atone ear ae Reset anne ee eens Fehr a tare coamnye ee er erst cass Pe ee 2 = s > = S m s < m z WD I. AXDERSOS ite 1p aay eeeers FAL oe Nor an Fer! at ' _ REDAGIOY MTSCKLLAMOUS, DerEMUL mcr = ry t ir y 4 | meet, Daren ee bree eta f te. the Daren, ony Poon ened tat ware at two lottars fen nadersen org, Feceived and mde available to your offise by George X- ettiee fils, . ie é a yroneTeneng HEREIN “ yD DATE Za so Z, Bea 32 KENNETH M.swizeY Y ‘“RMATION CONTAINED 2163 Milton St; os LINCLASSIF area kr. J. Edgar Hoover Federal Bureau of Investigation Washington, D.C. Dear Kr. Hoover: @ ; Back in 1943, the local En ~ Custodian searched through ahe belongings of the late electrical inventor, Nikol: stored in the Manhattan Storage Warehouse in Wew York City. Tesla had been a naturalized American for more than fifty years, so I believe that the search was made on the grounds that the property was to be sent to Yugoslavia, through Tesla's nephew and heir, Mr. Sava Kosanovié ‘thes Kosanovié had been Minister of State under the King's government, later became Ambassador to the United States from the present government, and is now a Minister serving in Belgrade). According to the attorney who handled the x Tesla estate, Hr. PhilipRi the Alien Property Custodian assured hig nothing had been held, I have a letter from the Office of Alien Property, dated March 15, 1955, which confirms this statement. W. In gathering material to help in a nation-wide comemoration of Tesla's hundredth birthday next year-—-which will be participated in by leading scientific and engineering societies, museums, and universities---I have just discovered, however, that Tesla's solid gold Edison Medal somehow vanished during that search. : As a friend who had known Tesla well , during his last twenty years, I was with Mr. Kosanovié Tesla's room in the Hotel Hew Yorker on the day he aicg/A/ ; A safe expert was called in to unlock Tesla's safe. + its contents were several honorary degrees, a volume of ( ) ( greetings which I had gathered for him on his seventy-fitth cr birthday, a bunch of keys, and the Edison Medal. We kept out the book of greetings (I mentioned this at the time 7 i to the assistant manager of the hotel and later to a ir. 4 Gorsuch of the Alien Property Custodian's office), but Bu} | / everything elses including mae ‘and the keys, was replaced and the safe was 1 y, RECORDED - 8 /£0 993 SL Ne (ge Z ‘hy “Qo Bxcept when it Ms sANDEWDa Ry tee Property Custodian, the safe was never reopened engi Ht 4 ClwA. Ondfomo~ A ‘ Mee sey ExXPoBR =sE ] 6c JE 11 1955 ee eo 33 arrived in Belgrade (where Tesla's property was to be installed in a special Tesla Museum) and was there opened by Mr. Kosanovié. According to his former secretary, both the bunch of keys and the medal were missing. The keys were later found in a tin box outside the safe; the medal was never found. I learned of the disappearance of the medal only by accident. lr. Kosanovi¢ had asked his former secretary to get permission from the American institute of Electrica Engineers (who gave Tesla the Medal) to have it duplicated This was given, but the cost, it turned out, would be abou four hundred déllars. in the meantime, the Tesla Museum, in Yugoslavia, is quietly trying to raise the money to pay ‘or it. The irony of this situation is more disturbing than the money involved. By giving us a system which made electric power universally available, Tesla---probably more than any other one man-—helped’ put America on top of the world. At the time he died, his gold Edison ledal was the only material evidence left of this country's appreciation. That this last token should have disappeare =--to have to be replaced by his materially poor countryne: overseas for whom . had done nothing---seems a tragic xq finguenent. PE bs "TER Pegd ind th dicta WIE BS ee Johnse'Nes2: ae Bis biography of Tes4, states that the Fol trond into Resla's saree the day he died, and an article in the current (June) Coronet repeats this. I / {fmow this isn't true. I did hear, however, that the FBI somehow lent a hand to the Alien Property Custodian during the latter's search in the warehouse. If that is so, i thought that perhaps some of your men might remember the conditions under which the search was made and therefore might have a suggestion as to what coul have happened to the medal. After this long time, I have no hope that the medal can actually be restored, and I am already trying to interest Americans in making a replaceme But future biographers might be spared a lot of wild guess and wrong blaming if some hint could be obtained as to whether the original got lost, strayed, or stolen-~-and wh might have been responsible. With best regards and sincere appreciation for any hell you can give, Sincerely, A a + Srna Kenneth M&Swezey h/ P.S. I am enclosing an Kenneth MASWes Yast month's POWER magazine which outlines Tesla's contribution to the electr: power industry. | ae 44 Ao somes enon ay yess eranisnes in Strange Genius AD 89 stour of power mento tame those who laid the foundation for today’s electrical generation and distribution. You'll wind up with an impressive lit—~ Edison, Brush, Thomson, Westinghouse, many others. But there is almost sure to be a significant omission. Yet this forgotien man conceived the polyphase ac mo- tor—still basic—and devised = suitable system of geo- eration and distribution for applying it. To grasp the magnitude of this costribution, we must turn back to the 1880's when the electrical era’ was being bora, and the “battle of the systems” held sway. Arc lights and motors were being operated on constant: ‘current series systems. Edison's Pearl Street generating station had opened in 1882, supplying incandescent lamps and, later, de motors on a constant potential system, Un- der the leadership of Westinghouse and Stanley, the advantages of ac distribution were demonstrated. But there was no successful ae motor. In May, 1889, a young YogoSlay engineer, but four yeara in the United States, rend a paper before the Amer: atitute of Electrical Engineers. In it be described tem. Ite heart was the induction motor with it basic and beautiful concept of the rotating magnetic field. The man was Nikola Teal, the system be described was destined to sweep the field. With characteristic vision, George Westinghouse resl- ized the fundamental importance of the polyphase ac system and acquired the basic patent. Its frst impact on the general public was at the Chicago World's Fair of 1893. There a 2phase generator supplied motors and lnrops, and, through rotary converters and motor.gen- cerators, a variety of de equipment. i CONTAINED . tsege A ae But it remained for the Nisgara Falls power project to demonstrate in the most dramatic way possible that poly- phase ac was the system of the future. Since 1886 when a charter to develop its power bad been granted, the eyes ‘of the world hed been on Niagara, An international com- mission, headed by Lord Kelvin, had reviewed 17 pro- posals, found none acceptable. Later, just five years after ‘Teale's ATE. paper, it was officially decided to use the polyphase eystem. In August, 1895, Niagara power was delivered to the first industrial customer and in 1896 ac transinssion to Buffalo, 22 miles away, was begun. By that time, the ‘team turbine had been introduced in America and the modern age of electric power had truly opened. For Nikola Tesla, these far-reaching inventions were but a beginning. Still to come was,briliiant work in high frequencies, thinking basic to much of today’s radio art. Yet by the time of his death in 1943, both he and his ‘work had begun to slip into obscurity. Why? ‘A man of flashing insights and enormous brilliance, ‘Tesla was largely indiferent to the development of his fdeas. This he left to others while he followed the lure of new challenges. In later years, his projects became amore grandiose, his ways more mysterious, his pronounce: ments more Olympian. And working alone, as he did, hhe formed none of the institutional ties that help to per. etunte a record of accomplishment. Next year—luly 10, 1956—will be the 100th anniver: sary of Nikola Tesle’s birth. It would be fiting for our engineering societies to commemorste this occasion, to acknowledge our debt to this strange and lonely genius ‘who changed our world for the better. 700-225 7-9 (REPRINTED BY PERMISSION) as Power + may 1955 Fy Ameen gancii THE AMERICAN. SRBOBRAN \ Second Claas Mail Privdages Authorized at Pizaburgh, Pa. | 7 ances Sopa ann bany METER ER | ae aah ae panes a TA cs eee ety “RECOGNITION FOR TESLA ~ ' Largely thru a young American engineer's efforts, the é world today is re-scanning the record and achievements of our inventive genius, Nikola Tesla, Of late, even the big-tite magazines have devoted space to the amazing caret and fas- inating character of the pioneering electrical wizard, The man behind this belated recognition for the one-time] Serbian immigrant boy who made millions but died almost a| pauper is Leland & "Andean, head of the ‘Teal Society, which has Readguarters at the University of Minnesota. Thru travels, correspondence and detailed research, Mr. Anderson has dug up many friends of the late genius and in- duced them to join in his noble work. A good.many of these are American-Serbians, They serve Mr. Anderson and he serves them, with information issued thru his TESLIAN pub- lication. This is, at present, a mimeographed publication issued amonthly which caste new light on the known life and record of the late Dr. Tesla The latest issue (March-June) informs of progress plans| to honor Dr. Tesla even more. It also presents an account of al fascinating editorial, “Strange Genius", by the POWER ma azine of the powerful McGraw-Hill publishing line. This edi 4. torial traces the introduction of Dr. Tesla’s polyphase system, described by Mr. Anderson, as the “most tremendous event ___ tll engineering history. Editorialist Louis N\Bowler, according to the TESLIAN. answers the perplexing question why, in view of Tesla’s im- portant discoveries, he fell short of the comparative popularity 4 won by Edison and Bell. Then in closing, he suggests: “It ‘would be fitting for our engineering societies, in commemora- tion of the 100th anniversary of Nikola Tesla's birth (July 10, 1956), to acknowledge our debt to thie etrange and lonely! genius who changed our world for the better.” ‘This appears to be jyst what Mr. Andersan was waiting : for, For now. in the same issue of his TESLIAN, he has pre- pared a form to petition Postmaster General Arthur E. Sum- merfield to issue a Teala commemerative stamp mex? year. aA + % INDEXED-59 138 UL 21 1955, (CAN SRBOBRAN 29, 1955 feburgh, Pennsylvania b» 3b mN. + mbcoros ‘ Office Memorandum + owxrep states GOVERNMENT Tole To 1k. 7. BOARDLAN * -fy Dara: June 29, 1955 ae ALL INFORMATION CONTAI ILE: mom ta. a. BEiybH PERERIS UMoLassi , = pour: p14 0LA TE! Ca ONE ZB ie & “MISCELLANEOUS - INFORMATION COWCERWING (ESPIOWAG: atte. Nikola Tesla, a native of Yugoslavia, was a famous electric inventor who died in Wew York City tn 1943 where he had lived for man; ars, In attacked letter to Bureau dated 6-25-55 Kenneth M. Swezey, rooklyn, New York, advises he te gathering xatertal to help in a nation-wide commemoration of Tesla's hundredth birth anniversary in 1956. Swezey-relates he wos present when Tesla's safe was opened by friends after,hts death and advises the contents were thereafter replaced and then tupounded by the United States Alien Property Custodian, Later the safe was removed to Belgrade, Yugoslavia, to be installed tb Tesla Museum. Missing from Tesla's effects is a gold Edison medal he hod been awarded. Swezey te seeking to locate the medal and has been advised by the Office of Alien Property (OAP) that OAP held none of Tesla's property. Swezey states he has heard the FBI assisted OAP in handling Tesla's effects while in storage, ond accordingly, he asks whether Bureau could asstst him in locating the Edison medal. Ke FBI's assistance to OAP Swezey mentions that in the Tesla biography ("The Prodigal Genius” - 1944) by John O'Neill it was stated FBI broke into Tesla's safe the doy he died (1-8-43 to protect contents from enemy hands}, Swezey notes this some comment appears tn article ("Phe Genius Who Walked Alone”) by Alfred H. Sinks tn the June "Swezey says he knows FBI did not do thi Bureau did not enter into Tesla safe men idvice tt was being handled bj Bureau pre: aware of comment tn O'Neill's book. In 1945 Sinke requested for his use as author data re Bureau's microfilm procedure. Was advised no auch data avatlable for publicati Enclesuretecch 6-90 -5- ace 100-2237 _ i co - 1 = 65-47953 Rosters Oy Sirs b Mr. Belmont RECORD © 19.9 - JAIL = ir, Boardaan sressooptt™ pre teas fy, THR 6. suc Phtibs Pree antes KAS by Memorandum For Mr, Boardman RECOMMENDATION? That the attached letter be sent to Swezey advising Bureau dig not participate tn the handling of Tesla’s effects and that the matter was handled by OAP. Therefore, Bureau unable to be of Gasistance; that no action be taken relative to Sinks’ comment in Vv ago oe 38 Tickler -M. Bird ppd Belmont “We. Boardras June 30, 1955 "FORMATION CONTAINED “IS UNCLTSIFJED tea tien ater” (ornate 22-00 Oye alt tee a ree rent Decr Mr. Swezey: Since me td not partict pete ta the Aendling of Ur, Tesla's effects, we are unable to } supply the taferaation you reques Sincerely yours, Rese dcver 60-2237 Jenn Eégor ‘ 4 Directoy o- Li reete, REDORDD «ES IIS ‘HOTE: WOOD - 2 we JUL 1 1955 = 4A cover menorandun Bion Belmont te-beeifaan wae prepared by ETB: jaa on 6-29-55 TE Eonnection with thie eutgotng mail. » Bufiles contain no derogatory data-ne conges- Pondent; reflect only that he was close friqnd ant vf admirer of Tesla. oS Ao 7 3 © x \ © JUN 3.01955 MABED 25 37 ar: August 1, 1955, Mr. 5, Edgar Hoover, Federal Sureau of Investigation, Washington, D.c. Dear “r, Hoover: oO In his book, "prodigal Genius", The Life of ijtkola Tesla, ur. io’ © Oeil says, on vege 277, thet the F.B.I. went to Tesla's hote room, openeé his steel safe and removed from it, the papers it contained. Yas there ever amy publication of what these papers contained? I inform me where I might obtain a copy of such If there was no publication of the Safe's content, after more th it be improper to publish them? publication of ths safe's content, but there wer no particula> secrets found there in, could you inform me where might learn whet the safe contained? ny information ox this matter “ill be appreciated. Thank you for your trouble. Auguat 11, 1955 the menogay A, : E axineorwnroNconTaNED ue mv & aE: HEREINIS UNCLASS! ey é pare 24-8 : . » Your letter doted Anguet 2, 2985, aaa been receti tn response te your tngetry, 7 would Itte te edvies that our files reflect that Ks on ‘ects of Htkola Peale were taken tate eustedy ta death by the Ofstee af Alten Property ond ae Oy thts Rureau. i fe Since ve did not parttetrate tn the handling ef Wr. Tesla'a effects, we are unable to sunply the taformation you requested. Sincerely yours, John Kigar Heover Director WOTE: Buftles reflect no record en corr type of reply uttltged by Internal Securtt Dtotal Br Tian —] Jcnewering stutlar {ngutryes on 6/30/55. ‘Ybsnarsss-so)” Fontan [Cover weno from Mr. Belmont to Boorduan dated 6/29/55 set out background 4@ matter which concerned the death of Tesla, a famous slettrical taventer, ‘Bureau was not involved tn thts matter, and the epenti 9 the safe men- per ty. ttoned wae done ju the orsice of ten Pro ‘a le 28 a as Vt L ree ion from esla Property Department - File I am told thet office d, ax property 25 1 began > beceuse it s O'neill Ten y i trouble. ° RECORDED-t2 6 /¢¢-2237- G¥o RECOM.» " NDEXED-I2 } % MW (@) 60-BQ37- OKA ALL INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN IS UNCLASSIFIED, 1-2 FD oor a: DATE 22.52 _B aossuk? 7 MUE Teeatved your letter dated September 20, 95565 . 4s you were advised by ay letter ef Auguet 11, 1955, this Bureau wos not connected in cay respect with the acquisition or custody of the effects of Htkola Tesla, and tt ta therefore net posatdle to furated you any Additional tnforaatt 7 Sincerely yours, John Edgar Hoover Director %e) $y NOTE: By letter 8-11-55) we referrec to the Office of Alien Property, which Office was reported to have aaguned custody of Tesla's effects subsequent to his dea (65-47953-6) 43 — -_* RECOGNITION FOR TESLA ~~ (Please fl out this form and mail to the address appearing belew.) University Staton BOR TSS Minneapolis 14, Minnesota THETESLA SOCIETY (date) (city & state) Hon. Arthur E. Summerfield Postmaster General, Postoftice Dept ‘Washington, D.C. contributions to,seience, induitry, and to his adopted country have greatly inspired engineering progress. His elecirical sys- tems helped create an American conomy of world pre-eminence. ‘We respectfully request ssuance of a 1956 commemorative stamp to be issued on the centenniat of Tesla’s birth (1886-1942), a Gy INDEXED.50 6C 22.13 1985 “¢etgnedy ————____ = AMERICAN SRBOBRAN” dime 29, 1955 Pittsburgh, Fennsylvan! 2237.4 i NOT RECORDED BBE UL 4 1955 44 eta a resis ORS cere et or erate mee en (Oetraze Svea ung. Sees Rae Soren Svcs Poe or Corn ete ant Cera ES Aaa Da LS ea eae TL CL Poe a ee Perera ese an eT Aaron Ane mE ee ae Prot area nant tenet i tirt Rina SIC RG PaaS Ree een ae. arent fed Terr er) ne an ea pericet ce ints Tea Oe ree een ener) Sees rare eee te cece pire aren een Pee eee ccc oer Ta re Wniled Biates Senate Sune 26, 1973 Respectfully referred tot i" Congressional Liaison \ Federal Bureau of Investigation : Department of Justice Washington, D. C. 20530 Because of the desire of this office to be responsive to all inguiries and communications, your consideration of the attached is requested. Your findings and views, in duplicate form, along with return of the enclosure, will be appreciated by ; —e | 6 ATTN @ ae az | ENCLOSURE : 20 duns 1973 Bear Senstor QB Thouch in Alaska temporarity wor) ing oi # mi coniragi, I sth07. eonsider ay resident, hence i is to you thay Tort fess ys at WMP correse, t deers inftrobwes ina coves festa, Professor Tesla emicratyi og tet cents dn Teves, eid did some of his most origineU ideo, Tesla hal s pasuliar hen’ of mind, in hs younger days he was often calted : 4, Hid not publish ot US. Host torial 1s in vitrarglatad Ceech, Tesla wot, houaver vance that upon his death, ‘hone of nis Thor. discascin; re Ibs thogit tt miean pesiod oor: \ waet all of Ur, Teslats rates wore eonfiseated i noses on physics pad clectrieity ean in oa, b seems that lr, Noover in his zeal, haa ¢ . anereas: indleation that me) * ecncrracd prroack to tire thesry. wot: 25 that have oven our greatest sc Derg, et ale 33 n 2aches, fic aivonces i codera times, Twaz wondering if your offico nizht be chlo to determine if these papers are still extant, and if so, see to it that the public har acces: to thems It would be a share to see all of Micolai. Teslss work to have boon in vain, Mloace excuse my typing, in all the thousaiis of words I typed trying to get a Liveral education, T never did master tie tyreeriter. ) 00 - ars7- TENCLOSURE 47 July 5, 1973 1.105 REC 15 1287-2 2 400-7 aa Ff TAINED a Undead. States Senate HEREIN 1S Ut py pale (\ , Washington, D.C. 20520 p DATE 228-22 Dear Senator 2 Thie 1 icknowledge receipt of your communication dated June 26th dnclor ‘a letter from your constituent, ae sl Se ae, In response to inquiry, central files cf the Pederal Burea: of Tnvestiga indicate that the effects of Dr. Nikola Tesla were impounded after his death by the Office of Alien Property of the Department of Justice and not by the FBI. Since we did not participate in the handling of pr. Tesla's belongings, X am unable to furnish the inforration you desire. I am returning your enclosure as you requested. Sincerely yours, william D. Ruckeisbaus: William D. Rockelshaus Acting Director losures (2) 6 Services Office - Enclosures (2) G rior cordial correspondence with Senator is not identifiable in Bufile Sacre urite 100 x. Tesla was a world~famous iil electrical /invdnfor, and at the time of his death, all of his ‘et—— personal a"effects were believed dangerous to the count iiwee— security e11 into unauthorized hands. The book, "Prodic Tisken—— Genius," J. O'Neill, alleged that the PBI took over a ce ned it, appropriating his property. Bufiles clearl’ t was the Office of Alien Property of the Depar’ @ the above reply ig forwarded in answer to r+ i= WammmaQ Oy we ¢, SR ps Fem ASR MRR Shape te pm oe sees FEDERAL BUREAU OF messrveaTich Washingten, D.C. “i300 Dear Sire, — eieeeclm hee sone 8 by atrencten sper Miketéfeata, the Founder of modern 4.0 ment eines hie death. 1 would Lite te unos’ wer, te be informed as te whe was, and is responsible for keeping the 11d on these recerde, K weuld alae 1iké te ney vhere they are osy, : T de bepe you enjoy a geod Laugh ever the aparent’ nitevicy cre Sf auch a request as this, but te te « rather ecrange sicuscien a te exiee in a country Like thie, thet a man ef such genius and Achievement eould be systematically eut out of biecery desks, fand that the facts abeut his werks seuld be eonsesied te the degree they have been. I wish te ebtain aeons te ell these eld recerds which have ‘doen “eenceated fez ‘thirey appreciate yeur kind “eena ideation and attontlen te this. ers 23 bene! Go ~~ duly 19, 1973 RY 4 - DABIP- B) . , een cna ae " FIED CEREALS UNCLES ei ie OM ‘ire 7-3-2 8 £X-105 Dear Sy : Your letter was received on July 16th. In response to your inquiry, the effects of Dr. Nikola Tesla were impounded, after his death, by the Office of Alien Property of the Department of Justice and not by the PBI. Since we did not participate in the handling of or, Tesla‘s belongings, I am unable to furnish the information you desire. A copy of your communication and of this reply have been referred to the Department of Justice. Sincerely yours, D..M. Kelley WANED @ 1 291973 Fat Clarence M. Kelley Director NOTE: Bufiles contain no record of correspondent. (Bufile 100-22: reflects that Dr. Tesla was a world-famous electrical inventor, anc at the time of his death, all of his personal papers and effects were believed dangerous to the country's security if they fell intc unauthorized hands. The book, “Prodigal Genius," by John J. O'Neil leged that the FBI took over a certain safe and opened it, appropriating hif property. Bufiles clearly indicate that it was the Office of Alien Property of the Department which did so, and the above ry is forwarded in answer to related inquiries. Copy of letter fefttsed to the Assistant Attorney General, Civil Divisic of Dear bent.) hu x @ @ : saw oon ere wr 2 o £0 ik cennected, I wish te underotand that! extent ongmeg LM FRE ET AORN I RY eo Ge RR EEE SIN ee te whole, Hev would you like te be able te drav wlinited pever out of the air te run sey a Lightbulb’ with ONE vire! Be At, and mush mere. My sineere thanks fer yeur theught 1 / yn 8/20 - 72 37- AG sugust, 1973 si? “AL ERMATION CONTAINED 8 HEREIN IS LTC -f £ 23-80 ~ ad fo ‘Your letter, which was received on July 30th, has been reviewed and I would like to point out that FBI Agents were not involved in removal of papers from the safe of Dr. Nikola Tesla, nor did we at any time have custody of his property. T realize there have been some written accounts that our Agents acquired Dr, Tesla's belongings; however, these accounts are simply not true. You can be assured we were abso- Intely not responsible and there was no impersonation involved. Sincerely yours, GM. Kelley, Clarence M, Kelley Director NOTE: Correspondent had written in mid-July and asked about the effects of Dr. Tesla and he was advised that the Office of Alien Property had participated in removing his effects from his hotel room. A copy of his communication was referred to the Department of Justice. Bufiles indicate clearly that after Dr. Tesla's death some relatives opened the safe in his hotel room with the help of a locksmith and, thereafter, the Office of Alien Property confiscated all of his belongings. Bufile 100-2237 mentions : that the FBI was advised of the existence of this property; however, inasmuc as the Office of Alien Property was handling Dr. Tesla's effects, the Bureau had absolutely no hand in the entire matter, b ese 53 June 9, 1975 Federal Bureau of Investigation U.S. Department of Justice Washington D.C, 20535 Sirs: We recently contacted the San Francisco "St office and a review of their files revesied.- Perera information concerning the scientist Nikol@resla — or his papers which we understand to have een impounded. If you could make a thorough investigation Of 311 files and materials available to you, we would greatly appreciate the correspondence of any information that might be discovered. Thank you, ~ 100 - BABT- 26 CLG I &, 54 Suly 7, 1975 mean MATION ea \TAINED it, “4§ UNCLAS ae , ry 100-2237 - 26X owt 2 —_ % ‘This will acknowledge your letter of June 9th. In response to your inquiry, the 2 of Dr. Nikola Tesla were impounded, efter his Otzice of Alien Propacty'ef tim Departumt ef scotia” Sincerely yours, QM Kelley Clarence M. Kelley Director ~Metention:—susen—HrHewser NOTE: Bufile 100-2237 indicates that Dr. Tesla was a world famous electrical inventor, and at the time of his death his personal papers and effects were impounded by Office of Alien Property for national security reasons. Since Tesla's death in 1943 the Bureau has received numerous inquiries about the disposition of his technical papers. The above reply is forwarded in answer to these inquiries. Bufiles tain no information identifiable with requesters. aun, vw SS 3 sro ss WanEDT JUL? 1975 % 13 November 1975 @ Mrs Clarence Kelley al Fector SEAR ATION 0-9, FAB. IF TIO: CONTA D Washington, D.C. 20535 ONS UCLASSITIED ATE 2580 BY lat Deer Mr. Kelley: - In reply to the letter of 10 November from your offiee: I restate that I was not asking about the existen Ron-existenee of any investigative information but on his teshnical papers seized on his death ‘in 1943 ana reported in the p Jour effiee, the P tion en Tesla's papers makea ni in reply te my inquiry, The thttd paragraph stating the conditions under which a search will be 1a 2 clear bureaueratie circumvention ef the Freedom ef Informetion Act and an ei og,the part of the individual handling my request forsdoing any work b: yond the drafting of @ letter. will it be the decision of your office to let the situation stand like this? As I stated in my first letter, I am following up the Tesie data for a magazine article, I am tempted to have Hi your reply of the 16th printed and run nationally os ’ an example of how bureaucratic manceuring 1s used to get around the FOIA. Does the bureau need more of this type of publicity? It 1a disheartening to see an agency entrusted to uphold the law using its resources to moek the law. " Sincerely, y< @ is ap! -Be 7 é, “A; thesy a Ge -2ABI-BT7 “Hf MEORMATION CONTAINED 8 » TT ERLS UNCLASS'FIED = g DATE 23-04 B) Doar CE: ©) ‘his will acknowledge receipt ef your letter ‘to the Bureau on Movember 1éth. . In response to your inquiry, the papers of Dr. Nikola Tesla were impounded, after his death, by fhe office of Alien Proparty of’ the Department of justice. Sovember 26, 1975 Sincerely yours, c. M, Belles Clarence M. Kelley Director 1 - the ity Attorney General - Enclosure Attention: Susan M, Hauser NOTE: Bufile 100-2237 indicates that Dr. a World famous electrical inventor, and at of his death his personal papers and effects were impounded by Office of Alien Property for National Security reasons. Since Tesla's death in 1943 the Bureau has received numerous inquiries about the disposition of his technical papers. The above tories — reply is forwarded in answer to these inquiries. ‘ : : 4 i4soONC teurrvre unre a cro: assert i J SY FE THe, Sey, —-_! “ROUTING AND TRANSMPLTAL SLIP Alan McCreight Rm. $435 - JEH Do NOT wee this form as « RECORD of isapprovals, clearances, and similar ections ne ee "70/21/78 Susan M. Hauser Pt 2145 5% I~ Freedom of Information Act Recuest Deputy Attorney General U.S, Depertment of Justice eerrrenenes: Washington, 2 D.C. 20535 Gentlemen: I am writing an article for a magazine on early twentieth century inventorg end want to obtain information on some Papers of Nil that were seized by the FBI on his a+) YA. TH Tesla invented a number of elecfrical devices and because /? of the war and because Tesla was born » Yugoslavian national, it was probably considered a measure of preventitive safety / to hold in safekeeping papers that might have any bearing on national security. I would like to find out: 1) if the PBI still has the papers; 2) if they do have the papers, what must be done to see them; 3) if they do not have the papers, who does have them or what happened to them? 100-2237- 28 I would be very grateful for your help with thii Reg Sincerely, ET FORMATION on ) PT TIS UNCLASS! y pate 23:00 BYP 4Yinpiee —_ 54 nn Se rn nin : Pe Fo na ore ae oe or aL CORN nee heat cee Seem en TG Wok be ne mass protect ob eee) Sebi eects Cee ree orien ene Peer Eee ee Spee een a NL ee ne ee Sian Se ee anes eh RS Ons TCR oe Selene Tl So eae eae Core rearenr eet erm aren ee a carr ioe ea see Corona eee nena) coe ane tea a RCD RL oS RCT ana UO Scrat ee cn Se A ee oe Peet fl eS oe a ON ar ar er a i eee Screen tan ra en a ATOR er Le ee ee ea ee COR Sn Sea rN Caan See eee eT PO i UE eT ee ea crn AD San RCL oe ET Saver mena Sc Ber Coe a CRD eT Oa fa oer ie Eihersik ie anche conn ; fe Rn ec ae ee ee a aR a Sra Cn ene et Ten Sener aac otra a Ee eRe er ee ea ee ea ean Torna PUR Tea ra H i cer ran ae ee PCC RSL NTR 5 \ Oe en nee rt f a SURTOC Ean ata] tha coe Nae 5 hameelen r een) enc oe cree meee eT cee ins eee Seo eeeea tee Re ee et | ent cee Penna fe heen anti vn eS ir aera er Sere ME EN Renta en Ce aT een ane ee Mens Lalgon stat at Sree ee erat in ME te es ree ena nto ; Se Mee cco oe Pere ee ear ee Cea ets ee rec ce Rota OD Soran no cea ere POs ao aT ce re Dae cits ee ee LS TRON near reat ee i SUSE a a an a SORE Tce Lee Te Pear prea neet ma ah iecrt Dee See a eee eee) cn Peer een en ACEP TIS ASO oe a ae Ne eR MCU Oe mene Eres er bue) sc MN Teena ee ae PL OC OR eC Pens ear eS Ce Seen eee tt ee Co HA eI OO OO aL Le nem ene Retire epee ee petra Aare ee eMC eC eee RATER) Senna encnere a! ae eames ra ree eer oer earteneh mre Ne ea erer re rence ee ee orn ne are ORT Sco es Oren Seem Conner cern) rear pore) eR EETTS ce ne Reet ee ee CS eae nen OER EY Pa ee ren nae OTe ee LS one ere GAMO Ce UCC ny eee eC Toee e eee een oe Oa Ay era ame reese POENR rs a oman ran etna SOO Pere ECeran es rcs rh ee Re e a Peeters EE re te enn eer Cre CT rence me ca Re eee eee ee ee La Pere er itets NRMIeS FerraR eed eo ees mm ( Freres tamara ere OE See eee [ eatin Tee ee eT rereeeiantes MURR nce Ta Seta cornea i eer ear ce Oe ork a eee Pe cnenearet ea Perth tea Scare aie acon Pree naan rr f c _ a rans Loran a este cars FP vinnenun we a ee eee ny F an rn ear in } ‘ "RECOGNITION FOR TESLA | At long Inst Serbiaris—American and |. acted to honor the memory and achievements of one of , "Bis aretet vo sons, ci 7 Nina sed bate ea ork sour Serbs on this Continent lan to-erect a bust statue of ‘Steps Igoking towards that end were talen at the resent SNFgenvention following the reading af by President adakovich from His Grace, Bi icolai. Ae the yai- : Tena churchman stat wie = monument, by Serbians, would forever nemiod other Serbs of the honor and glory of Dr. Nikola Tesla ...c..And that he -was a SERBIAN, son of a SERBIAN ORTHODOX. dargy- man, born in the SERBIAN SELO of Smiljam in Lika. Further, His Grace urged that the undertaking be a joint * . one and’ representative of ALL the Serbian orgaillieatic the United States and Canada® He naturally looked to the SF | for leadership, and the greatest monetary contribution. Buifhe| alto besought the help of the Serbian Nat'-Defense and Jedinstvo beneficial society. Y2S The Convention voted $1000 for the project nda | WZ hand collection was taken wp among the: delegates. ae = te, Mil jevich of Joliet; HL, giving cod feo, inwmen Mian eh. bee ~ Will be raised thru public good-will offerings and 3 cash gifts of the other two organizations mentioned. ‘ 3 And after a suitable bust has been erected for'Dr. Tesla, oO Bishop Nicolai suggest¢dsrvimilar-like monument honor the 2 \ | memory of Dr, ise fopin, also n world-renowned sciehtiat, é puthor and educator Bt ' “This is a subject near and dear to all good Serbian hearts! + — & te ae yo 22374 Soptenter 28, 1955, INDEXED . 35 Pittebargh, Pas "ae meow * TE - pe LOE FU CO ocr? toce 0 . F Opens Drive for Tesla Memorial at a —— 2000 PUBLIC AID SOUG PITTSBURGH, PA. — The Serb INat Federation Executive Board acted quickly to implement = jAvention decision to honor the of the illustrious Dr. Nik sla ‘At its ficst meeting of Octo- ber 8, the Board drafted a resolu- lon calling eu all SNF members ‘and good Serblam to help fi- {| Rance a memorial project fer the ate selepiist-inventor genius. ‘This would stand be'ore the entrance of the Monastery in marreat 27h tempted poe ‘that Or. Tesla was a Serbian. is ‘estimated at $2000. The Convention| voted $1000 to the cause and a hand wide Centennial celebration for ‘the genius next fear. ical admirer of i Tesla, Mr. Anderson right now is con- ducting a search for a famous por-| ‘trait of the Serbian electrical wiz- jard done at the turn of the century, in New York Goer seca 1 ystcapaaat#o"| CONTAINED = we! "7S ao aot complete the world: ‘Spearheeding, the movement for rerognition, espécially among ‘American elements, is the {TESL Fentist sénat- ‘Seek Missing Portrait In his Current TESLATAN oub- [Eeation, Mr, Andgrson revesied the work, by Prineess Vitma Lwoft- Tate Dr. Nikole ae oe Ubi in it and the much. North exposure was missing. “sat the miggestion of Mr. Testa, a cluster of powerful incandescents was put up in the corner of the apartment and the rays, filtered shru blue glass, were just the right ‘quality. The portrait was shown under the same illumination, ‘At Base for Biting : ‘Mr. Tesla, having sfived the. problem af the artifical a fell to ‘thinking about other parts of the ‘universe, and there he sat oblivious to his surroundings. ‘The painter was able to duce a likeness in which there no evidence that the subject wal | conscious that anybedy : watching him, much lees wtedy- ac his features from the ether | collection among . yielded several Parleghy, is missing. side of the easel. ‘more Reviewing developments, Mr.| ‘Among those who attended the [Kingman atilos \Konjevich of Anderson wrote: |reception were Mrs. C. B. Alex- “On March 1, 1916, the Princess| ander. ‘Jollet, I, gave $2 Henry P.. Davison. the ve a reception in her new studio |Countiess de Rittenburg and Mrs Dees in New York especially to exhibit) E. 7. Isham." ™ Balance of the needed sum is now her latest protrait of Nikola Tesla.| After the Princess led. in 1628, foeing sought thru good-will offer- An article in the NFW YORK |ner studio and all objects of art,| ings of the general Serbian poou- TIMES for March 2. 1916. sated—| was sold rt wuction ace in the United States and Can- conducted to belo defray ‘xpernes on Shadetand, sheen etzbliahed. 1% b hoped to raise the neces- ton, similar the one v= | INDEXED - 14 eat Pe 3 NOV 8 1958 + was one of the beliefs «F Mr, Tesla that there was some- thing antacky whont posine for 2 pictore and he never nat to anv hel-re he entergg the rtntio al he Pri rm which she | bed chosen did not have a sky- The portrait, 5§xtk wiht pind oe ee Soot atta eta Iie xereas Be Hunted Boer | tinder of AMERICAN SRBOBRAN October 26, 1955 /- Pittsburgh, Pa. /00 - 2337 Half of $3000 Costs For Statue Pledged . Cadiz, 0.,Serb Gives $100 For Bust Image of Inventor To Be Placed at Monastery Pa.—Half of the $3000 fund gosl for a statue iorial of the late Dr. Nikola Tesla has been realized, = Pittsburgh, m SIF announced today. In fact, total contributions counted eo far come to The Fund is an outgrowth of a plea by Bishop Nicolai 8 ‘$1580. = for Serbians to do honor for the EZ OAY A memory of the noted clectrical hkstoriams, writers, edvcators, S82 wizard during the world-wide’ selentite, ate, woold mot be ss Centennial celebration planned, ihisled, Bishop Nicolai bplieves. SEM ei ewenentyen [ater por ens Sz Jqoa! is to amasa the neaded mon- el . In the wake of the ples, jes in ti : a ” ‘ies in time to erect and dedicate => voiced at the recent 7th Con- Ssy "at Ni Falls, Can. {He memorial before the Tesla se aS! decided a grant, the balance of $2000. gp $ 1000.00 Pa A hand collection among the Delegate M. Konjevich 200.00 d “| Rede Dra “$0.00 firet meeting October 5, the SNF Counsel N. Stee 5. ly-elected Executive. Board of Delegate N bership at large to fulfill the bal-) yance required. First Contribution $100 ‘A scant 24 hours after the ap- peal was published in the Society 14 “Srbobran™ organ last Wednes- T 1+ day, Sime Zelich of Cadiz, save $100. . ‘The proposed memorial, 2) statue image. would be placed be-, Hore the entrance of the St. Sava |Serbian Monastery in Libertyville, in.» | o> oo 1 {i ‘SNF appealed to. the mam-| "Mazin Jakovas, : ship at large to fulfill the bal-| [hija Janjade 5, Sipesaiedee cures Low Bales. %s/ First Conteibation $100 feet ee : Milan Kajganovieh 10: 4 scant 24 hours after te ap- Stevan Rogue. 10.00 5 «I weas published in the Society” Borda Drewisieh | 5.00 ! ibobran” organ last Wednes-, “Milan Tomieh' "| 5.00 +, Sime Zelich of Cadiz, 0. Todor ‘Vuieich 5.00 12 $100. +L Djuro Lukich 500 5 The propored memorial, &| “ G. Stoisavijevich 5.00 sue image: would be placed be; R. Vukadinowieh 5.00 e the entrance of the St. Sava Tanko Mrmich. 5.00 bian Monastery in Libertyville, Petar Maravich 5.00 Mirko Baranin 5.00 “There ® would proclaim to Stanko Jolich 5.00 ma of thomands of Serbia Cy sheet eneeel Fiof. Anthony Tomevich ala was of Serbien immierant (Edmonton, Alberta, ock and son of a Serbian ¢.0) 10.00 rthodox clerrvman,” BSLOP Teta Andia Mamula ieoiah decierett: (Pittabursh) 5.00 For half century and more, Martha Mamula Bjelosh American public has (Pittsburgh) 10.00" tn misled anent the nationality Sime Zelich (Cadiz, 0.) 100.0" «the man who foretold thé com- Minko Alexich, war invalid 1 of atomic energy power. (Omaha, Nebr.) Only recently, a prominent | American magazine listed him, correctly, of Croatian tock. The mistake was subse- uently publicly corrected with eee He eee coe the pene ned | —the honoring, forever, of two of Serbia's best-known imr lacking an imaze reference. grant sons who contributed so greatly to the welfare and eee aie eee prosperity of their adopted America. \ ; We hope to report developments as soon as they take pl\ce, remembering Bishop Nikolai’s concluding remarks: “Nikola Teala, in the field of science, brought the | Serbian name great glory—juot as did the greatest Serbian \ knights on the field of battle.”” Tota Old References Poor sre was never challenzed by re and other intercated ities before, the maxazine losi- Vy assumed it was factual. Erection oF a host statue. hn Vstinwe De. Tesle’s date of icth. bintholace. patents, ete. vonld counter the old wvhde nd make certain that future NY | 67 23 June 56 Federal Bureau of Investigation Washington 25, D.c, Gentlemen: During my senior year at Georgetown University, read J.J.0'Niel. Biography of Nikoli Tesla the book, entitled “Frodigal ‘Geniuer described quite a few of fesla's expe: of which I tried _ myself in the pl la ted in reviewing Tesla's experiments in wireless electric power transaission. Unfortunately, Tesla dled in 1945 just at the time he supp had developed a systen of wireless power transmi War 11 was then in progress hi F.B.I. I suppose that by a's pape: publication, but a call to the Library of Congress prodilee results, Therefore, I have two questions: aly on Bince World 1) Does the F.B.I. now have Tesla's scientific papers? 2) If so, are they available for public inspection? If they were released, who has them? 1 Will certainly appreciate any help you can give Tosla published very little of his findings: 7 fact that wireless power i¢ connected by most people with "Death Rays" and crack-pots has made it nearly impossible for me to find anything on the subject, coupled wi © les rezoned 86° 0 -937-‘] me 3956 ® (2 vo) ua oo ; 00-9337. Pommonn a9 7 7 : INFORMATION CONTAINED 880 29, 1988 jpriae TEIN IS UNCLASSIFJED = L5 a ee yA amas co. 45 8 oe ‘ a “ NiKali Feske: a Tour letter daiod June's, 1904, has bone received, LF Hles retiect that the Qtleets of reals wege taken into eabtody after his death by tha Office af Alien opert and pot by this Bureau. Wines we Aid not participate in the handling ef Mr. Tesla’s effects, we are unable to supply the information you requested. oo Gincersly yours, don Edgar Hoover 3 2 wEw i - 3 = —TET) NOTE: Bufiles reflect no record on vorrespondent and revea) the Fortec JUN2 9 1956 | spelling of Tesla's name as "Nikdja." Bufiles reflect this type of Seni b MAILED 24. | been utilized by the Domestic Int gence Division in answering ingiries. (65-47953; 100-2237) Cover memo from Mr. Belmont _, Boardman 6-29-55, set out background of this matter which concerned th * death of Heels, a famous electrical inventor, Bureau was not involved in this matter, and the opening of the safe containing his effects was done by the Office of Alien Property. Gees Office Mem. v::idum < unvtep +. GOVERNMENT roo: DIRECTOR, FBI pave 7/25/57 OE ; sac, NEW YOR (65-12280) i oR wee RCT: wrxoua Bota (Deceased) epi Is -Y cHye EEE street, New York fy, * 2h, New York, @ oitizen of Yugoslav an : extraction, who on occasion, volun LZ Gieaee Vere orice with intormetion he considers to Te be in the interestsof the Security of eae States Government, furnished Special Agt BIGHOLAS, 9 WASTROVICE the following inf mation on . au an > 3 eee MAA Ati, DIAM ated’ that a certain woman named (4X20) Mrs. MARG/ aoneat who lives with her husband, JOHN, at the ‘ Hotal,_ ae West Sist Street, New York 24, New York, eonae been issuing newsletters which a armation pertaining to aaa ‘saucers anctary maUtere. yf Ae Cem a Mews te MR eeccec oo tas cater oe cas \ Mrs. STORM are exploiting the reputation and genius of NIXOLA TESLA, deceased,inventor of Yugoslav extraction who ahleved world wide fame as a result of his inventions in the United States. any oo TESLA was born in Smiljan, Yugoslavia in on July, 1859 and came to the United States in 1894 and became a naturalized United States citizen. In 1686 TESLA designed the arc-lighting system and two Jears later he invented the Tesla motor and designed 7 @ plan for the transmission of alternating current. —“~.. In subsequent years, TESLA's discoveries and inventiame™ Andided such flelds and appliances as wireless, ~ : communication, eleptribal) 65 tion, radiant” power and : radio active matter, After 1900, communications 4 3 and wireless power transmisgfon = a most of er his research. |. oo ged” @: Pes ina oe (enone ) (ee ) A beasy-\ j 1 2 Hen You (05-1820) ‘agCORD! be va sue 29187 a ee geese a wo 1957 te fi 70 WY 65-12290 TESLA'S only military invention was « to which he once siuded but-neer fully gescribed.* Tois invention was a means whereby an Anpenetrable "wall of force" can be erected around the United States' borders which would render helpless any military attack. TESLA disclosed the existence of his plan in 1934 and stated he intended to present .1t to the Geneva Conference but seldom.referred to it afterward. . The "New York Times" dated 9/; carried an article setting forth "Death Ray". This article Incl plan for e ‘Oration to the effect that TESLA, on his Sith birthday, July 10, 1940, ICE advised New York Times reporter WILLIAM that he was ready to divulge to the United States Government the secret of his "teleforce", with which he said airplane motors would be melted at a distance of 250 miles so that an invisible Chinese wall of defense would be built around the country against any attempted attack by an enemy airforce no matter how large. ‘Aecording to TESLA, this "teleforce" was based on an entirely new printtple of Physics that "no one has ever dreamed about” and was different from te grinciple embodied in his inventions relating to the transmission ¢ electrical power froma distance, for which he received a number of basic patents. TESLA stated that this new type of force would operate through a beam one hundredth millionth of a square c-ggegimeter in diameter and could be generated from a special plant that would cost no more than two million dollars and would take only about three months to castruct. TESLA stated thet a dren ; é Plants located at strategic points Wleng the thast, according to TESLA, wouldube enough to defand the United States against all possible aerial attacks. TESLA stated that this beam would melt any engine and would also ignite explosives aboard any bomber. TESLA stated that no possible defense against it could be devised and he asserted that the beam would be all penetrating. 4 NY 65-12290 ‘TESLA stated to Mr. LAWRENCE that he “makes one important stipulation before he would i divulge this secret to United states Gove: : ; and that was that should the United Stats Gov. at ecide to take up his offer, he would go to work at... ‘once but that the United States Government would have to trust him. TRSLA stated that he would #1 no interference from experts." a ‘Th thin "New York Times" article ©. TANRENCE comented that wien conditions as they were in 1940, and with the United States getting ready to spend - millions of dollars for National Defense, Mr. TESLA's y great reputation as an inventor, who was mary years ahead of his time, should be gives careful Zonsideration, Nr. LAWRENCE sited, in his opinion, the United States Government should take Mr. TESLA at his word and commission him to go ahead with the construction of his "teleforce" plant. The New York file of Me. TESLA bears no indication that any tional developments were earried on in Sonmeetion with ‘TRSA's invention and whether or not TESLA fully divulged his new plan to the United States Government. TESLA died at the age of 85 on January 7, 1943. we. MD provicea 2 two page ony of the YO above mentioned Mewsletter which Mr. and Nes. STORM 6 Ebvo been dictribucing in oonasotuon with the io Atleged invention by TESLA, which, acoording to Mr. ed Mrs. STORM, consists of a radio type machine rig as the Tesla S8t which was invented by Mr. TESLA in 1938 for interplanetary communication, Mr. and Mrs, STORM claim that TESLA's engineers did not complete the Mesla Set until-after TESLA's @eath in 1943. Mr. axid Mrs. STORM claim that this Set was placed in.opextion in 1950 and since that time TESLA engineers’ have been in close touch with space ships. etc. ial Td NY 65-12290 ‘The Rewsletter furnished by mr.QQRBE included 300 ) the following names: taines . no pertinent information regarding any of the HO VW above mentioned individuals. ia Pwo photostatic copies of ‘this newsletter are being sent to the Bureau for purposes of Anformation while one copy is being submitted to a the Los Angeles Officer information purposes. 1B urs J. Edgar Hoover 4 INFORMATION C0 a Lear Sir: Sue - 7-380 L8 anf I an hopeful thet you cu: ee me cbtain certain pfermetion | em records and data, which belongea to Dr, Nixole"Tesla. de was an Electrical Engineer unc prolific inventor.” He wos born in Yugoslavia in 1856 and died in the United States, New York City, Junuary 7th, 1943. He wes u natur..lized citizen of tais country Tae only inforaetion I eculd find of nis recerds was & report thet the F.5.I, reaovea als papers for exaainetion, and thet the recorus were sealed by the custodian of alien property. 1 neve, Ueen oing soue taeoreticn] research of ay. own, waich I Lelieve wey be along @ same lines he folloi in certuin of nis exveriments. TI so believe the deveios cient of nis idecs vould be in tue interest of cur country regnrcless of sho Gevelopes them. fit is at all possivie for me to neve access to ot tecet soue of iis exverizert2 sora, T sould certainty appreciats it. I Lmnot cble, tg reason cf the vast fincaces, waich would te remired, to conauct such experiments uysel?, so the cata ne mace and collectec would be invaluable. Of course, it is possille thet nis records ao not eontiin materiz] pertinent to nis electronics work, because from whet I uncerstanc frea reccing ebcut him, he kept acct of his reccrds in his heué end wrote dow very little of his dete. It is also sossivle thut souwe of his iceas are Aupractical, tut I fel sure tnat certain of ais ices will be of imuense value to our country uithin the next several Gecuces cr even before, if they ere Gevelopec at a rapic rate. I would appreciate hearing from you on tne subject, if you have any infeanction pertaining to it, waieh ycu could make available to me. M0_= 2.237 - g we Sincere ys. 16 MAR Gide ol a . @ —_ & . OTE: Batiles reflect no recotd on corres tm the past in answering Belmont Of eect Silogl Pri ea a f Sng "INFORMATION CONTAINED IN 2 ~ . Pea ea ae oe Mewr Cresé— | and dine fi Sf “Procligal ania” Tht Ar, Giclee papers were aise tron Lis Maw Atel oom yin hia diaZl cin ia th FOL. SF my en Tei on Due aol eerie b might ole jot nn te r IN : o Aemetily pranter. 1 te |: ==. , ot 76 ieee taclered diagercas'sg the beastry's security f . The ‘tt, apereprinting kis Sen frvardad baa aa reply Me: , ery re yy VEbL ut Nes _ BT TJUL9 1959S fr sn noo] teuetver ut cf i t VW UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT Memorandum ~ TO MR. TROTTE) ta From: A. Ky Bowidh\s Qo sugjecr; NIKOLA TESLA (DECEASED) [ON CONCERNING by swit because he wanted to talk with someone in charge of records of deceased. pen: he is making a research study for U. S. Air Forcd on subject of geophysics. His deadline is ten days from ow. Aaa? s=3 he just discovered a sentence in a book by John WO'Neill eat he (Prodigal Genius -- The Life of Nikola Tesla," whith states the FBI took iy of papers from Tesla's safe after his death it New York City in . Tesla was a world-famous Yugoslav scientist anq inventor in the electrical field who died January 7, 1943, in New York City. - gue, ediate access to Tesla's scientific works which may shed light on research study, I told ‘we would have somebody from our Office contact him imi ye fae @ Bureau file 100-2237 shows no investigation of Tesla has been con~ ducted by Bureau. Since erroneous statement concerning FBI's taking custody of papers from Tesla's safe after his death appeared in O'Neill's (@) book published in 1944, Bureau has received numerous inquiries from scientists desiring to review Tesla's writings. Each inguiry has been answered by stating FBI did not participate in handling Tesla's effects, but information has come to our attention that Office of Alien Property of Depart- ment of Justice may have examined Tesla’s effects. (File indicates that representatives of Office of Alien Property did actually review Tesla's é. possessions, including his writings, but file does not show what final dispost@ tion was made of Tesla's possessions.) teletype to Boston Division was prepared, but before it was sent elephoned again to furnish me the exact, e in O'Neill's book in which he refers to the FBI. At that time I ‘oe statement in the book was untrue -- that the FBI had not examined or taken custody of Tesla's papers. I suggested that he might contact Office of Alien Property. (Therefore, teletype to Boston was not necessary.)/¢0- 2 257- P ACTION: ggscec 8 350 pybee 13 960. ag eR — ee Bu file 400-2297 , 1% () Y B February 14, 1961 Federal Bureau of Investigation 1 eQRMATION CONTAINED Department of information 4 Washington 25, D. C. -=2]3" 1S UNCLATSIFIED ae ate 7-2-8 BL ba te I ama college student who is doing a research paper on Nikola Festa, As I was collecting the material for ny paner, I discovered that at the time of Tesia's death, the devartment of the F.B.1, confiscated the data and papers that Tesla had celigcted from his research in the field of electricity, This confiscation of his material was stated rn SO Nel > published in 1944 at in the PRODIGAL GENIUS by J.JMO'Ne: New York city by Hasnburn inc, T have developed an interest in the discoveries and a. accomolishments of Tesla that is presently limited by the shortage of factual material, If in your files, you have any information concerning Nikola Tesla that you are per- mitted to release, I will sincerly appreciate your co- operation in helping me give the proper gcognd tion te this REC: 95. 100- 9 37- — Breat scientist and American. lelow I have listed 8 FEB2S 1961 facts that may be helpful to you; mH. /O# fo aaa 1, Born in 1856 at smitjan, Crotia, now YU@Slavia 2 @ 2, Came to America in 1884’and was employed for a short time with the Edison Co. at Orange, N.J. 3, vied on Janvary 7, 1942 at New York city Thanking you for your time and co-operation that I have @> € cerly Yours, g c * your letter of February 24, 1961, Niasbeen received, Sete eee appreciated, In response to your a I wish to advise that our files reflect that the effects of Dr. Nikola Tesla Property of te Dapartweat of Sition Sidi te Since we did not participate in the handiiag of Dr. Tesia’s ‘effects, we are unable to supply the igformation you Gesire, iw FEB 2 31961 COMME : NOTE: "No record could be located in Befilgs Adentifiabte with * % correspondent. Butile 100-2237 peflects that Dr. Tesla wasa * 24 i ¢ world-famous electrical inventor, and a the the ime of agen death, a of his personal papers and Py Femi secur UC thet ioe = “Prodigal Genius," by Jakat.’ Mee arash alleges att ‘that ‘BI took, over & Certain safe and opened it, xppropriating his Prope: Bi, we Bufiles clearly indicate that it was the Office of Alien Pro] the Department who did so, and the above reply is — answer to related inquiries. south a ao ) “® ey 4 0 Hovember 21, 1962 Federal Bureau of Investigation Washington 25, De. Gentlemen: Tam making a stuly, mtivated out of personal curinsity, into the Lite ant rors of Hiroieteniae Mes Tesla diet on Jamsary 7, 1943 in the Hotel New Yorker. Since P.Bsl. Operatives opened his safe and took his papers for examination, I wonter if these papers are available for perusal? If they are aveiinble, where would they be located, and are copies available to the public? Tama citizen of the Unite? States, ent have been cleared for security: ‘Thank you very much for any information or help you my be able to Respectfully yours, ¢ D nn NED &, zg) - ne atic Pe ves Se the Latest one deine for w five me in this matte: 41 In response to our tir, {win ka t ott ow out that the offsets of Dr. Nilsia Tesla fore impounded, afte . his death, ‘as Oities of Allen Property of the Departzment of Justice and not by the FBI. Since this Bureau did not participate in the handling of Dr. Tesia's effects, I am unable to supply the information you desire. : ot Bincerely youra, J. Eagar Hoover By John Bégar Boover | Director ‘NOTE: ‘Bufiles contain no record identifiable with correspondent. | Bufile 100-2237 shows that Dr. Tesla was one of the worlds a outstanding scientists in the electrical field, and at the time of ‘his death, all of his personal papers and effects were believed dangerous to the country's security, it they fell into unauthorized “hands. The book, "Prodigal Genius," by John J. CNeil, alleges _ that the FBI took over a certain safe and opened it, appropriating Dr. Tesla's property. Bufiles clearly indicafe ghabit was the Office of Alien Property of the Departmen: rhe ‘@id 80, and the above reply has been forwarded in answer to re rea inguiries. Dr. Tesla was bo: ! Yugostavia and died in New York City 1-7-43. a 8 ae Sai Fea to Zin Ban ee ~ wees. hod Rh oe The 6 eid tne Mpa hal om. ate. Dahl, Tick, Ho tliat, Ae bed harvey Ladi, a ey COME eh te ee dt 4é Mele Ms or Li Abe oy ae ba, wh HK bboy, Grp ube) te TRUE COPY 2 7) 10 March 1964. Federal Bureau of Investigation Washington 25, D. C. Dear Sirs, For some time, have beep wondering about the matter of what was reported on the late Nikola"Tesla, the inventor, He died during early January 1943, while in residence at the Hotel New Yorker, New York City, Accounts have it that his belingings (papers, etc.) were studied, Would appreciate learning if anything can be learned about this. Am hoping to be on leave, and in Washington, along the third week of April, This is mentioned, in case it is possible to view anything relating to the question. » 1o92337-14 fo MAR 1B 1964 — & Sincerely, —_— $4 ey &/ /20 soe March 18, 1904 mR . : | eenRNATION CONTAINED B ---pxiSUNCSY o ame Se cor y ‘Your letter of March 10th has been recetved. Is respouse to your inquiry, I would like to point ext that the effects of Dr. Nikola Tesla were impounded, after his death, ‘by the Office of Alien Property of the Department of Justice and not the FBI. Since we did not participate in the handling of Dr. Teala's effects, Iam unable to supply the information you desire. _ a —— aor SB Etgar Roos NES John Edgar Boover 2 Director ig a MAR 18 1 MFBL IOTE: No record could be located in Bufiles identifiable with correspondent. Bufile 100-2237 reflects that Dr. Tesla was a world-famous électrical inventor hands. The and at the time of his death, all of his personal papers and effects were believe overa dangerous to the country's security if they fell into book, "Prodigal Genius," by John J. O'Neil, alleges that the FBI took certain safe and opened it, appropriating his property. Buflles clearly indicat that {t was the Office of Alien Property of the Department wha\did so, and the above reply is forwarded in answer to related inquiries. $5 TRUE COPY Sir, Teslo According to "Prodical Genius, Nikola Festa” by J. J, O'Neil (a book) some papers were taken from the safe of Mr. Festa about 1945 yr. Is this true. If so are the papers declasified yet? If so may I obtain a copy? m6) » die, it (re a tihkele Full, ff Ogu (a Look) sort J Bipte wt tah fro th sale of & War Tiber about 1945 yn Ly Has trie, i “ Ate art the paper hecheufidayt? o-aasr- [5 bese ey L obteda ; a bye ¢ i LL WMFORMATION CONTAINED yi “eae iS ey ke pate 2-384 von 4b June 23, 1964 ches pana oe & ue ob Your card of June 16th bas been received. In response ti ir inquiry, I would like to point out that the effects Nu were impounded, after his death, by the Office of Alien Property of the Department of Justice and not by the FBI. Since we did not participate in the handling of Dr. Tesla's effects, Iam unable to furnish the information you desire. Sincerely yours, 3. Edgar Hoover NOTE: No record could be located in Bufiles identifiable with correspondent. Bufile 100-2237 reflects that Dr. Tesla was a world-famous electrical invent: and at the time of his death, all of his personal papers and effects were believed dangerous to the country's security if they fell into unauthorized han The book, "Prodigal Genius," by John J. O'Neil, alleges that the FBI took ov a certain safe and opened it, appropriating his property. Butiles clearly 7 indicate that it was the Office of Alien Property of the Department which did s and the above reply is forwarded in answer to related inquiries. %, PHSS qo Bia a #* ‘ OREGON STAT. JNIVERSITY " CORVAUIS, OREGON 97331 iy fo: DEPARTMENT OF GENERAL SCIENCE [SCHOOL OF SCIENCE. B March 28, 1967 FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION Department of Information fl INFOR“AATION CONTAINED Cn ey NO alae I am a student of the history of science at Oregon State University, and I am attempting to write a research paper on a very eccentric scientist who died in 1943, His name was Nikole Tesla, a naturalized American of Serbian extraction, and he died in his hotel room in New York City on January 8, 1943. { During the years leading up to World War II, Nikola Tesla supposedly invented a "Death Ray" which could destroy several hundred aircraft. Mr. Tesla was a very prolific and creative genius during his early years but gradually decane something of a crackpot in his old age. As a student of the history of science, it is important to determine whether or not Tesla had any valid ideas in the plans for his death ray. Tesla invented the fluorescent light and also was one of the first scientists to discover X-Rays--hence there may be some possibility that his death ray might actually have been sone crude type of laser. q In Tesla's biography, "Prodigal Genius", by John J. O'Neill, the author states on page 277: i “Operatives from the F.B.I. came to Tesla's hotel & room shortly after his death and opened the safe in his room. They took the papers that it con- tained in order to examine them for a reported secret invention of possible use in the war..." I am trying to locate Tesla's secret and unpublished writings concerning his death ray. I have searched the literature quite thoroughly and’ have found nothing. Does the F.B.1. still have these papers or can you tell where I might be able to obtain these writings for examination? Any assistance or information that you may lend me will be very much appre- ciated. cf 100° PIBT~ fg am —— ) , 1 lt cam len, Sincerely yours, a yt 4 1087 “| np April 3, 1967 "eM 06-4257- I, TAINED LL irorMaTion COW “ee IS UNOLASS 9 DATE ZS: Mya ot Dear CS co ‘Your letter of March 28th has been recetved. In response to your inquiry, the effects of Dr. Nikola Tesla were impounded, after his death, by the Office of Alien Property of the Department of Justice and not by the FBL Since we did not participate in the handling of Dr. Tesla‘s effects, I am unable to furnish the information you desire. Sincerely yours, 14. Eagar FlOover John Edgar Hoover i @ a Director v /) gy NOTE: No record could be located in Buftles identifiable with (@ correspondent. Bufile 100-2237 reflects that Dr. Tesla was a (. ae world-famous electrical inventor, and at the time of his death, all of his personal papers and effects were believed dangerous to the the country ‘8 securit fell into unauthoriz is, The book, "Prodigal Senior ee ‘John J. O'Neil, cae init the FBI took over a cerégin safe amd opened it, aprons iting his pr: ty. Bufiles clearly inditate that it was the Offic lien Proge! the Department which did so, and the above\ 4 is forwarded a er to related inquiries, ye? % a 5 & $4 feverere owe I Tea et al : Ene Becsten of Smet: Sor waking ten Dc. ‘TRUE COPY ORATION, 57 HEBIEBS, 1969 LEREU IS UNCLASS tr Dear Mr, Hoover, DATE_2.3. By.s4 ¢ L Lev. In the year 1943 the F.B.1. corifiscateg all of the papers and maybe some of the machines of physicist, Nikold“Tesla. These papers were his experiments and ideas at the time of his death. Accord- ing to the books I've read, these papers were confiscated on the grounds of the enemy getting ahold of his ideas and apply them to war machines. Ihave studied ali of the material on this man and have found him to be more intelligent than the great "Brain" of his tine, Thomas Edison, Why without Nikola Tesla there would be Westinghouse Company as we know today. This is the man who harnessed Niagara j Falls, and was the one and only man who could see the possibilities of Alternating Current when men like Edison said "it would never work, " What I am wondering is, maybe these papers could be reclassified from whatever "Top Secret" classification they now have and be made available for study by the people who understand and can gain knowledge from them. I would be willing to pay for reproductions of his experiments if nothing else. He still has a great many ideas that have never been tried. ’ It disturbs me to think that everyone has forgotten about the ideas of this man when he was so advanced for his time. 1 can say with assurance that no man alive can say that he knows all of Tesla's ideas. And studying other men's ideas is the way to advance in science faster. . 100-2. T hope something can be done to get these papers xeleased. 9 Thank You, joo 207 /s/ >" Qi «@ 40 Bel AS, 1969 e ATCT Q TON: 4 k bs i eas and cer (gain Aenewtedys from Ahem. (ame) ae ; i ENCE 4l 2 weld ee of oS ee i ene idea gl Rane maven MH datnte me te Mek : terete £ Fevgettin on iat Ran ews , Se ere a March @, 1969 A 160-2237- 1/7 we « poroesagrion CONTAINED SEIS UNCLE yg le & pate 23-828 be: ST ® . Your letter of February 25th has been received. In response to your inquiry, the effects of Dr. Nikola Tesla were impounded, after his death, by the Office of Alien Prop- erty of the Department of Justice and not by the FBI. Since we did not participate in the handling of Dr. Tesla's belongings, 1 am unable to furnish the information you desire. @-popy¥ of your eommanication has been referred to the Department of Justice, Sincerely yours, MAILED 10° J. Edgar Hoover MAR 4 = 1969 suten it NOTE: Bufiles contain no record of correspondent. Bufile 100-2237 reflects that Dr. Tesla was a world-famous electrical inventor, and at the time of his death, all of his personal papers and effects were L Qy believed dangerous to the country's security if they fell into unauthor - ized hands. The book, "Prodigal Genius," by John J. O'Neil, alleges that the FBI took over a certain safe and opened it, appropriating his property. Bufiles clearly indicate that it was the Office of Alien Prop- erty of the Department which did so, and the above reply is forwarded in answer to related inquiries. Copy of letter referred to Assistant Attorgey General, Civil Divisi the Department. @) April 8, 1970 Z Federal Bureau of Investigation Director of Central Records Washington, D.c. Dear Si Nikole i am doing @ reocarch paper on NidKola Tesla and would appreciate it if you could please provide me with the following information. That information being why did your Bureau impouns his onal erfects immediately after his death on January 7, 1943. Secondly, could you provide a list of those effects, and lastly, when were they released to whom were they giv: Thanking you for t information ae Bie) STAINED scoreanint COUTAINE ue gut NST Ohm ale wig ed 8ORV worm 24228 37 “§ c APR 15 BH be igo Z : Y April 14, 11 - fog A397 / 8 (ie . “1 I FORMIATION CONTAINED Po" TINLIS UNCLASSIF] 2 PATE ZS-62_B ce) Des E or > In reply to your inquiry of April 8th, the effects of Dr. Nikola Tesla were impounded, after his death, by the ‘Office of Alien Property of the Department of Justice and not by the FBI. Since we did not participate in the handling of Dr. Tesla's belongings, I am unable to furnish the information you desire. ‘A copy af your communication has been referred to the Depart- ment of Justice for any help it may be able to offer. Sincerely yours, 1 Bagar Hoover! MAILED 8 John Edgar Hoover APR 14 1970 Director @ Xj ¢ coun ra 9 . NH NOTE: Bufiles contain no information identifiable with correspondent. Bufile 100-2237 reflects that Dr. Yesla was a world-famous electrical inventor, and at the time of his death, all of his personal papers and effects were believed dangerous to the country's security if they fell into unauthorized hands. The book, "Prodigal Genius," by John J. O'Neil, alleges that the FBI took over a certain safe and opened it, appropriating his property. Bufiles clearly indicate that it was the e of Alien Property of the Department which did so, and the above SGAP PR is forwarded in answer to related inquiries. Copy of letter referred “ o< General, a Division of jh rtment. &%, 7° Your letter was received on July 13th and the interest which prompted you to write to me is appreciated. With respect to your inquiry, the effects of Dr. Nikola Tesla were impounded, after July 15, 1970 RECS (00 -“2237- | 7 - yap ATION CLTAINED “Dear | OVO sus SI a bite, hgh his death, by the Office of Alien Property of the Department of Justice \ andthe Ft eid wot participate tn the banding of Dr. Tesla's belong- ings, - John Edgar Hoover Yr Director NOTE: Bufiles contain no record correspondent. Dr. Tesla was world-famous electrical inventor, and at death, his effects believed dangerous to country's security. ' "Prodigal Genius," by John J. O'Neil, alleges FBI took safe and appro- priated his property. Above reply previously given to same inguiries. (100-2237) Material sent to the Assistant xtorney, Civil Division, of the Department, 20 44 BB 0EC 24 197; ee cette MAM, Room TeLeWPE UNITo attained hin = Federal Bureau Of Investigation Ninth Street and Pennsylvania Northeast washington D, C. 20535 Dear Sirs, Upon rea ding a biography on MikoldTesla, I founé the read more on hin and his works. At the end of the woon Stated that the F.B.1. went to his hotel room gatherdd Papers ang locked them in a vault. The thing I would 1i know is the real reason they were locked up and 1f 1t we urge to it was up his. ke to ould be Possible to see some of these records and any other works of his. I can think of only one possible reason as to cause of records being locked up ani that 1s because he was too advanced for his time, This s ems to be the only logica: Solution, but, with technolo.y much more advanced now ¢) his time it would seem likely that scientists take over he left off, his far 1 han in where Please let me know If I can look at the records and if you can pi-ase answer mR question of the real reason his records were locked up. Thank You, 100 REC43 October 31, 1972 [09- ARP PAL “"" TFORMATION CONTAINED HUIS UieCL/SSIFL & pitas eed fae ¢ ) received on October aa. Your ee wv In response to your inquiry, the effects of Dr. Kikola Tesla were impounced, after his death, by the Office of Alien Property of the Department of Justice and not by the PBI. Since we did not participate in the handling of Dr. Tesla's belongings I am unable to furnish the information you desire. I am forward- ing a copy of your communication and of this reply to the Department of Justice. Sincerely yours, L. Patrick Gray III « L. Patrick Gray, III Acting Director NOTE: Correspondent is not identifiable in Bufiles, Bufile 100-2237 reflects, that + Tesla was a world-famous electrical inventor, and at the tlhe of hib death, all of his personal papers and effects were believed dangeroys to the country's security if they fell into unauthdHiged Shey “the book, "Prodigal Genius," by John J. O'Neil, alleges that fay tgok ound, certain, sfe aid opened it) appropriating © tpperty. Bufiles clearly indicate that it was the Office of rae roperty of the Department which did so, and the tenn —— above reply is forwarded in answer to related inquiries. Copy of vmsr— letter referred to Assistant Attorney General, Civil Division of aoe the Department. (mama 0, @ @ iol “+4 FORMATION CONTAINED 27" eiCu RSSIFIED # & ‘ Vo Dd VEREINNS, ! ‘April 20, 19; Mr. Clarence Kelly Director FBI. Washington, DG Dear Mr. Kelly: Mr. Allen and Mr. Ruchlehaus, former acting Director of the FBI, contacted me in 1973 regarding ghe unavailability of Anoticen microfiln records cf llkaisvestars onpublished dary (now in the Belgrade museum, arranged by month per folder). ‘At the time I discounted the possibility thet these unpublished Siscoveries had military significance. But because of experiments now under way at Hill AFB, I now suspect such military applications exist and feel it imperative that you be notified, particularly in view of the fact that the Soviets have primary access to the entire collection. ‘Two photos of each page exist. 7 After Tesla's death, scientists from the Navy and OSS performed @ cursory examination of the diary and notes, which if my —) memory serves me correctly, was one month long, hardly enough time to decipher Tesla's torturous handwriting. Though Tesla wrote in English, his penmanship was email, blurred, and as difficult to translate as a foreign language. According to the museum director (1971), the Soviets had made copies of some portions, but not the Colorado Springs diary, which numbers 500 pages, 20 that directly pertain to ball Lightning, and 20 or so relevant to the equipment construction. (We copied the most significant portions, but feel more exist: Fan areictet eerine, EDN (an electrics é of an unpublished manuscript from John J. O'Neill's book to milj¢aty applications. Incidentally, some of O'Neill's descraptions were inaccurate and exagerated, as we have exceeded, Teolg-a Pesulte and are feniliar with the experiments. At any rote, tere, mre three possible military applications. First, Tesle claimed that the lightning balle (which destroyed ‘Ms equipment) could be used to destroy atzeraft. 1 have to AF personnel --such as Oe er reall —_ who saw one inside his plane in £light--and found AF personnel fear these “rf balls," as they call them. Second, it is a suspicion of mine that ball lightning, if injected with lithium, could produce a cheap fusion bomb. Third--and this may be no more than a suspicion--the propulsion mode of ball lightning involves electro-gravitic interaction, by which means air vehicles of revolutionary configuration may be constructed. There are no presently-known laws of physics that can account for the propulsion (400 mph or so when following ‘on airliner). Other hitherto unsuspected applications may 6 exist. None of these applications were the goal of Project Tesla, which centered on producing ball Lightning as Tesla did and studying it as a plasma confinement technique for fusion reactors. Incidentally, Tesla’s claim to setting up standing waves on the earth's surface (wireless power) was erroneous and involved techniques similar to Project Sanguine, that 8, using the earth's atmosphere as 2 veveguide QUID dare of out research). cor : | P.S. By a copy of this letter, along with the enclosur T am notifying the C.1.A. Enclosures: 2 10% ee ce SIGN NEWS, Fusion energy: will experiments n bali lightning provide the key? i Paul Srigier, Associate Editor cheap and endless energy Higheu vole coniaveulyoxiting source—fusion powre, or the #smped-wave lighining penevator ever sche stand empty hangar energy source used bythe stars Pinedo martina ees sehere the frst toric bomb was and sun, The fucl is deuterium, Inprovonene saci aly Sueaeauet assembled, a man-made light- or heavy water, that can be current of 22004 Z aes Further fing orm now Being un- ineapensivey extracted from ‘DEMSTN, culvert pe: leashed. The voltages of these ocean water to provide mankind 2a tal lightning bolts—20 million volts—are the highest discharge voltages ever produced by man Project Tasla, headed. by Robert K. Golka and Dr. Robert W. Bass, is an attempt to arlificially duplicate one of nature's rarest and inos! teri ing phenomena—ball lighining, The experiments are based upon the unpublished notes of Nikola Tesla, who, in 1859 at his Colorado Springs laboratory used a secret magni iter to produce 1.5-in. lights ‘ing balls that floated for 30sec. The energy surplus Many physicists, including the: eminent Dr. James Tuck, found- ¢F of the US. fusion program, believe that the lightning ball holds whe bey toa toniasic. LOO — 2. 3 L=. Hecate uae with mitfions af yearsah Unfortunately, prog. -ss in fusion research, which has centered on magnetic confine- ‘ment and laser implosions, has been frustratingly slow and full of unpleasant surprises; and scientists warn that success could be as far off as four decades! But if these promising experiments under way 2 Wen- dover, UT, are successfu, ew =nexpecied confinement technique could unleash this energy source In search of nature's secrets... Ball lightning, a glowing sphere of red, orange ot yellow plasma, often materializes dur- ing lightning storms and floats about, often against a. strong wind. The bali may bounce along the floor and, on occa- sion, the sphere will “slip” through glass without breaking it. (The author recently investi= gated one such case in a hospital, in which the fights were damaged.) At times it materializes inside or even outside aircraft in flight, seem ingly impervious to deformation from the wind force. Witnesses of ball lightnir have included such notables as Niels Bohr and Victor Weiss- kopf, the Director of the MIT Physics Department. Another witness was Secretary of State Dean Acheson, who reported secing it cross the breakfast table aboard the presidential plane. The accidental formation of ball lightning has been observed about once per year for the past decade inside building 985 at Hill AF Missile Radiographic Facility, UT. The volleyball-size fireballs drop out of the space adjacent to the high voltage supply of the 25, Mev linear accclerator. The ball of blue fire floats down to the floor, rolls around randomly and then rises again to the power-supply area where it dissipates without detectable damage. Despite toubleshoot- ing, no explanation can be found for this occurrence, On one occasion, lightning, struck the building—a large concrete structure with 3 69-11 coiling inside—and, simuitane- ‘ously, an intense sphere of fire the size of a tennis ball formed above the conduit on the wall at b1 ly shoulder level, It mover! atong the wall for a distance « some 30 ft., floated out ani around the neck and shoulder. of a person standing near the wall, moved back to the wall and continued along for several fev! until it intercepted a duples outlet on the conduit, At this th ball exploded, causing elec trical damage throughout ‘Anew state of matter? No presently known laws of physics can account for the Stability and bouncing of fire- balls unless it intludes surface tension, This hitherto unob- served state of matter is a ne concept, since plasmas have never previously exhibited such strong surface tension. Also, presently known laws cannot account for the propulsion, Project Testa has developed a rigorous mathematical model of the lighining ball’s absolute, asymptotic, fluid-dynamical sta- bility. tnitial computer studies indicated a density range of 10-10" cm", with a tempera- 11a tw 10%10" *K—or seven times hot. 2. sun! ager ene et a Ohaptor 24 * 1 mot ol) peterrie de tal Watt etee, wes ‘wet publi thed “as TEC A TRIES TO PREVENT WoRED rit, “* P Vthed 7 i ‘ Moby Ta egile besk ONL sett Whon Tosh was talking as a sciontist Ye ‘tias‘opposed to fone veco wars on moral, economic and all practical and theorctical grounds. = disro. But, like most scientists, whon ho stopped thinking as a sciontist,~-rie and let bis emotions rule his thouchts, he found exceptions in ts which he felt somo wars end situations were justifiable. As a c'eint, bat scientist he was unwilling to have tho discoveries of scientists +. ‘sit. applied to the pruposes of wer mers, but when the emotional phase ov of his nature took the ruling position he waa then willing to apply--stree nis geniwto devising measures that would prevent wars by supplying-+¢,! protective devices. thee Semeteicy tha This attitude 4s exemplified in the following statement anne. which he propared in the twenties but did not publish: sfier ol "At present many of tho ablest minds are trying to devise expedients for preventing a repetition of the evful conflict which is only thooretically enéed ani the duration and rain issues of which I correctly predicted in en article printed in the Sun of December 20, 1914, The League is not a remedy but, on the contrary, in the opinion of a number of competent men, may bring about results, just the oppo- site, It 19 particulerly regreticbic that a punitive policy was adoptod in framing the terms of peace because a few years hence it will be possible for mations to fight without armies, ships or guns, by weapons far more terriple, to the destructive action and rango of which there is virtually no limit. any city at any distance vhatso- ever from the onemy ean be destroyed by bh: and no power on earth can stop hin fron doing co. If we want to avert on inpemfing ealenity and a stato of things which may traneorm this gloce ‘nto en inferno, «ce should push the Gevelopuent o.” flying machines and wireless transuission of. energy without an instant's delay and with all the power and re- wources of the nation." Tesla saw proventative possibilities in his new invention which ombodied "death ray" characteristics and which was made several years after the foregoing statement was written. He saw it: providing a curtain of protection which any country, no matter how small, could uso as a protection against invasion. ‘hile he wight offer it as a efonsive weapon, however, there would be nothing to stop military non from using 1t es a weapon of offense. While I did not know the nature of Tesla's plan I was con- vinced that it did embody many discoveries that would be of éozmer- efol value, and these were the angles he should soek to develop. I folt thet if he could be induced to devolop some minor phase of his work that would have immediate commercial use he could derive an in~ cone from it which would enable him to. proceed with his more elavccrate Plans. To this end I sought to gain sone insight into his thoughts, that would ensble mo to get a proctical plan in operation. Taiz was no sccret :to Tesla and he successfully parried every thrust 1 made. Tho clearest conception I got, and that was lergoly from scattered remarks, ana oy making deductions fro: them, concerned A possiblo manner in which ono phase of his curtain of protection might operate. This vas a "wer" angle and ag such4, i‘ not interest [60 - 2H B37 — Cy it mo, dut! since Lt inve"ved "Lightning balls,” or "firo balls," I was / very curious. Fis lla hod always fascina . 0, and I had read everything I could “iuy my hands on about thems A five ball is a strango phonomenon associated with light~ ‘ning. Some of the energy of the Lightning atroke appears to become Locked into a ball shaped structure which may be of any size froma couple of inches to a foot in diameter. It looks like a perfect : sphere, brightly incandescent end floats like a bubble, being easily carried by air currents. They may last for a short time, froma fraction Of a’sccona to many scconds. in this interval, during which they stuy fairly close to the ground, they may como close to many objects without Gomaging them or being damaged by them. Sud~ donly, for no knozm reason, the ball explodes doing as much denage as a bomb, if close to structures, and no damage if in the open. he fire ball looked to mo Like e gicantically enlarged model of the tiny electron, one of the building blocks of matter, which acts as if it vere just a spherical erea of space in which en amount of encrgy vas crystallized to give it structure, I felt that 4f At were possible to discover how -a:large amount of enorgy ves stored in this fairy bubble structure of a fire bell a new insight might be gaincd into the structure of the electron and other funda- mental particles,of matter. Also this method of storing energy could bo applied to a thouscnd uscful purposes. Woen I approached Tesla with pleas along this line to de- velop this possible phase of his discovery he would evade direct ro~ ply by indulging 4n a, not always, tolorant lecture on my gullability in belicving theories about the complex structure of the atom, Wile . he bad in carlier yeers discussed som of his experi’ aces with fire balls in his laboratory at Colorado Springe and expleincd uis theory of their formation, he would not in tho later years permit himsel? to be drawn into a discussion of then as a possible part of his sys~ tom. This, of course, made me suspicious that the clue wes "hot" but I could bo completcly wrong in my conclusionse Tesla was very quick in detecting my technique when I sought to narrow down a field by trying to cet him to deny statements when’ he was adamant to direct questions. of fire balls in his experiments at Colorado Springs in 1899. Be produced then quite by accident and saw them, more than once, explode end shatter his tall mast and also destroy apparatus within his lnboratory. Tho destructive action accompanying the disintegration of a fire ball, he declared, takes place with inconceivabel violence. i Tesla became familiar with the destructive characteristics ‘He studied the process by which they vere produced, not Decause he wanted to producé them but in oraer to eliminate the con- Gitions in which they were ereated. It is not pleasant, ho relatod, \ to bave a fire ball explcde in your vicinity for they will destroy \__ enything they como in contact with. It will bo noecesery to roconstruct his statements from vory fraguentary notes and a long distunce uemory. WW "Parasitcoscillat a, or cireuits, within tl main cir- evit wore a source ° wanger from this.cause. Fvants of resistance 4n tho main circuit, could result in minor os. .llating circuits be- tween terminale or between two points..ol resistance and these minor circuits would havo a very much higher period of oscillation than the main circuit and could be set into oscillation by the main cur- rent of lower frequency. "Even when the principal oscillating circuit was adjusted for the greatest efficiency of operetion by the dimination of all sources of losses the fire balls continued so occur but these were due to stray high frequency charges from random earth currents. “Prom these experiences it became apparent that the fire palls resulted fron tho interaction of two frequencies, a stray higher frequoncy wave imposcd on the lover frequency free oscilla- tion or the main circuit. ‘ : "As the free oscillation of the circuit builds up from the zero point to the quarter wave length node it passes through various rates of change. In a current of shorter wavelength the rates of change will be stecper. When the two currents react on each other the resultant complex will contain a wave in which there is an extremely steep rate of change, and for the bricfest instant currents may move at a tremcndous rate, at the rate of millions of horsepower. "This condition acts as a trigger which may causo’ the total energy of the powerful longer wave to be diecherged in an infinitos- melly sm2ll interval of tino and at e proportionately tremendously great rate of energy movement which cannot confinc itself to the mete: circnit and is released into surrounding space with incon- ceivadlo violence." : It is but a step, from learning how a high frequency cur- rent can explosively discharge e lower frequency current, to using the principle to design a system in which these explosions can be produced by intont. The following process appears a possible one but no eviconce is available that it is the one Tesla evolved: An oscillator, such as he used to send power wirelessly around the certh at Colorado Springs, is éet in operation at a frequency to which a given warship 4s resonant. The complex structure of a ship would provide a great number of spots in which electrical oscillations vill be set up of a mich higher frequency then those coursing through the ship as a whole. Tnese parssiste-currents will react on the main current causing the production of fireballs woich by thoir explosions Will destroy the ship, even more effectively than the explosion of tho magazine which would also take place. A second oscillator may be used to transmit the shorter wavelength current. Somewhat Inter I learned the reason for Tesla's reticence to discuss details. This came shortly after Stanley Baldwin re- placed Neville Chamberlin as Prime iinister of Great Britains Tesla revealed that he had carried on negotiations with Prime Minister Chamberlin for tho sale of his ray system to Great Britain for $30,000,000 on the basis of his prosentation that tho Gevice would provide complete protection for the British Islos against any enemy approaching by sea or air, and would provide an 13 offensive voupon to + ‘ich inere hye Celene. He was convinced, - he deckereé, of th -ncorsty of hr. Chamuer’*: nd his intent to adopt-the devico u 1t would have proventeé © outbreak of the them threatening war, and would have made possible the continuation~ undor tho duress which this weapon would meke possible - of the working agreement involving France, Germany end Britain to maintain the status quo in 4urope. thon Chamberlin failed, at the Munich conteronce, to retain this state of European equilibrium it was nocessory to get rid of Chamberlin and install a new Prime Minister who could make tho effort to shift ono corner of the triangle from Germany to Russia. Baldvin found no virt'v in Tesla's plan and procmptorially ended the negotiations. Tesla was greatly disappointed by the collapse of his ne= gotiations with the British Government. ‘ith it there collapsed his hopes of providing a demonstration of his most recent, and, what he considerec, his most importcnt discoverics, He did not, however, roll on the jubject; beyond the single conversation ho did not mon- tion the mtter again, ho did not get anoticy chance to financo the demonstration of these discoveries. During the period in which the negotiations were being earricd on, Tesla declared, cfforts had been made to steal the in- vention. His room had been entered and his prcrs exeminod but the thioves, or spies, left empty handed. There wes no danger, he said, that his invention stolen for he had ut no time comiticd any part of it to vapor. He could trust bis noxory to preserve every fino detail of his investigations. This“wes true, he said, of all of his later major discoveries. The neture of his system r-kes Mttle difference now; he bas gone and bas taken it with him, Perhaps, if there is any com- munication from beyond the veil that separates this 1ife from what~ ever exists hereafter, Tesla may look down upen earth's struggling mortals and find somo way of dropping a bint concerning what be accomplished; but, 4f the situation is euch that this cannot teve Pleco, then wo must anait until the bunan rece produces another ealde 000 BE Ste cep ican Tint CONTAINED 13 UNCLASSIFIED, No 72008 { 2387-24 & ear Thank you for your letter of April 20th, with April 30, 197, eis enclosures. It was certainly most thoughtful of you to furnish us this information, and your interest and courtesy are indeed appreciated. Sincerely yours, . MAID 6 ©. M, Kelley ete p . bins 351975 : Clarence M. Kelley 7 | ‘i a Director eee i NOTE: Bufiles indicate limited correspondence last outgoing 6-27-73, in reply to his request papers of Dr. Nikola fesla» Dr. Tesla was a world-famous electrical inventor, and at the time of his death in 1943, all of his personal papers and effects were believed dangerous to the country's security if they fell into unauthorized hands. “SitmcThe book, “Prodigal Genius," by John J. O'Neill, alleged that tthe FBI took over a certain safe and opened it, appropriating his «Property. Bufiles indicated the Office of Alien Property of coh aacthe Department of Justice did so. _Bufile 100-2237-23. Coen (3) ‘TELETYPE ust] Ws / ENCLOSU ius : f eee ep. AD Adm 3 dd, sare a JUNIE United Slates Senate To ensure proper handling picase return al! correspondence TO THE ATTENTION OF: ea Respectfully referred to: FBI Please respord to tne attached inguiry in quslicate ax return the enclosure. Thank you £9" your cooperation. \6 Deen Srv al apn : sube Lae bay _ Pilar a Pebls Scholl Syot, de seers tag Gyan B on nb chtick, 1 hee stoelad al the oe witergs t the head geen Wi kola Tesla MOS 61 - Gerster 7 > /9¢3) ‘ When {i co be eS 7 the Jee lena Brats of L T alveatga ae Ca. (' i me Od eos | th. & Sa a bees boom ae is ee Kpamel Me, TLE @ aN oes 7) } % So GURL Z Wace 2 \ in sf the (Pogetea oc fer Ce ¥ € Yetta’ © u Coad we Uy LILLE. A \ 5 4 i hoger + a / p oT DP é SL eo bid ? a chu du thos te np Ld, BL [apres fepe of ferdingy yoo oz ei frbieige Lied fete of pee or ele eh row abot amd beranan of be vpn Pe! ee, rte to devin aby « wobog Ce ae haba. - Lb th baw oe The be ie f ery Sy J00 —~2237-30 June 23, 1976 sence United States Senai Washington, S10 +B. C, Dear senato My respond ©) will ae of Jane léth fhe effects of Dr. Nikola Tesla were impounded, after his death, by the Office of Allen Property of the Departeent of Justice and not by the FBI. Since we aid not participate in the handling of Dr. Tesla's belongiags, I an mable to farnieh the information you desire. A copy of your commmication and ef this reply are being referred to the Department of Justice and the enclosure to your communication ig being returned as requested. Sincerely yours, ©. M, Kelley Clarence N. Kelley Director Mnclosure . 1 - Assistant Attorney General - Enclosures (2) Civil Division 1 - Milwaukee - Enclosures (2) 1 - Office of Congressional Affairs - Enclosures (2) NOTE: This response is consistent with past responses to iries of a similar nature. Bufile 100-2237 reflects that the Office of Alien Property took possession of Dr. Tesla re following hia death. a \V4revecs y Assee. Dw ‘Dm AD Ade — Ory AD len UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT UNITED STATES DEPANTMENT OF JUSTICE Ant 6 Memorandum To : Mr. Bresson pare: 2/25/80 SuBJeCT: FREEDOM OF INFCRMATIQY ACT DISCLOSURE 2) CONTAINED REGARDING DR. NIKOLA“fESLA +y FORMAT! Mo y vr yculesile \- PCE S Us py e# } To reduce time spent on handling of requests for t information on captioned subject and to promote uniformity of disclosure. DETAILS A search of PBIHQ central records indices reflects that Dr, Nikola Tesla is carried as the subject of Bufile 100-2237. Virtually all information in this file is inquiry- type correspondence. For purposes of FOIA releases, copies of this material have not been made and requesters have been $0 advised. Copies of the remaining material in the file totalling 29 pages, however, has been processed for disclosure. Numerous requesters have sought information relating to Dr. Tesla under the FOIA. Therefore, it is recommended that the disclosure documents maintained in Bufile 190-16504-4 be considered the preprocessed release appropriate for responses by the Initial Processing Unit for any further requests for information on this subject. \ RECOMMENDATION: ; That the Initial Processing Unit, FOIPA Branch, Records Management Division, add captioned case to their list of preprocessed cases and ng begaye any future requests for such information. J e-k i 100-223 7 41p0<16504300 = Vay Buy U.S. Savings Bonds Regularly on the Payroll Savinas Plan Fev cos 27 1980 ur recent letter requesting information concerning Dr has been received. death, by the Office of Alien Property of the Department of Justice and not by the FBI. We have no preprinted material available for public distribution regarding Dr. Tesla. How- ever, uncer the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act (Title 5, United States Code, Section 552), requests have been made in the past regarding your topic and there may be docu- ments available to you under Title 28--Code of Federal Regulations. If you are interested in seeking such documents under the Freedom of Information Act, you should make a parate inquiry, clearly marking the envelope and letter as a reedom of information Act request, and direct it to the Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Sth Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C, 20535. In the a must request documents regarding the specific topic “gf [interest to you. REC: 79 i The effects of Dr. Tesla were impounded, after his Sincerely yourey wal /d2~ 2237- William L. Bailey . Assistant Director 2 AUG 7 1979 Enclosure ae HH (this correspondence response Sisy engender » future FOIA in- @ —auiry.) © a ne Based upon available, information, iSigiidentifiable in Bufiles. VoL 1." eh) VOR ily @ peer OEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE FEDERAL BUREAU INTERNAL ROUTH Ae Dr RECOMMENDATION/ COMMENT D ie (Or NECESSARY ACTION G_SEEREWARKS ON REVERSE O FLe 1D cooroinate MAKE COPIES (No, ) O SteMe © PER NquiRY _RETURN (BY ) D_CALL ME o THCHAS H, 2: \Xd que unvePcWRETARY OF DE ,SE 7 - WASHINGTON. OC. 20301 RESEARCH AND ‘FEDERAL GOVERN, 9 FEB isat ENGINEERING 3 Bi MEMORANDUM FOR THE DIRECTOR, FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION SUBJECT: Papers Recovered on the Death of Nicola Tesla (U) 2 {U) We understand that the FBI may have possession of za number of papers found after the death of Nicola Tesla in 1943. Nicola7Tesla was a brilliant electrical engineer (i.e. the Tesla Coil) who was a pioneer in various aspects of electrical transmission phenomena. (C) We believe that certain of Tesla's papers may contain basic principles which would be of considerable value to certain ongoing research within the DoD. It would be very helpful to have access to his papers. (U) Since we have really no idea of the possible volume of these papers, we would be happy to provide a researcher who could assist you in reducing ‘the magnitude of the Search. If there are further questions, I am the Point of contact within the DoD and can be reached at 695-6364 or 695-7417: \ a a espa ¢ Lek. f- oa Bas i Allan J. Macl3ren RESISTERED LtColonel, USAF rh Nilitary Assistant 1059638 niainronuanion cowie © 2" aera = centaer oe HEREIN 1S UNGLASSFIED DF Te = 2-94 che 4-2-0) 61-2202 NN f IL RaEPA Heft jt 40 37 Pev-deD Stor bates "TCO - PAD O— nests iasthis ~ 272. Au Dad Dep. ; 18 QF v7 Classifed by: DUSDRE/S&SS Declassify on: February 1987 BORA Te reg — ; OMAR 30 rag” ee 10, 22-2 Strategic ant Space Syatens Office of the Uncer Gecretary poms, coment of Defense Washincton, D.C. 20301 i : sTOHt cota pear colone MacLaren: Hee 2 WCU Rosa Your renoranaur of eae, 9 regiestin: access to the scientific Pcr@ Of Dr. a which night be in our files has been referred to -y office for reply. A preiirdrary review of cur files indicates that tac Pi ede not participate in the handling of Mr. Tealc's belon:- fis followin; hie feath da ‘iew Yor). City 4m January, 1943. cds parere were exarine! by representatives cf the Office Sf tlden Pronerey, the Hawy Department an’ the Offt2e of Scieutizic hesearch an Bevelopeent, In Februery, 194 payere apparently were relesss? to fr. Sava. Row br. Tealats nephew anc the acministrator of bis estate egshoviety eccresa at tare the wer M1, Fe erst Bard) hcocglere paren of ocr Aruices ds bodng made to Quter dae If we nave any infornetion that right be useful te you. You will be notifde” ef the resulta of this search at in: earliest possible date. DEMO og _ 22374 Sincerely, eat i /.. Sf Boker 32 py Royer £, Youny eee Assistant Director in Charge Office of Congressional anc Puniie Affairs (PCIPA) ~ Ence : (27) mag Rw, who Ras hanclec si | concerning Dr. Teala, In nu- Ymve wold that the Office of Alier Pro:erty Tesle'e pzrers ober hie Moudtdertdon, Civil Divisicn, dnjtest edn their poasearton p cet. Aa gpMactaren itary Ba aie T2DERAL GoveRMaEN Strategic aas Zags fyste7s “Cilisc “of the Shier sosretery i 2p eee at the thie of Miz were placei in the custely o: the ALL woul by the Jute: Luster ave never Seca 42 the ned at the t S2ai and Tel, ware taker aft ee tativee fro: the 1 oe fhen Lior Propert. Suttodtin, the eseares an® evelop-eat at the Massa- < Office of aval Intel- i the FUT E14 not aainaticn. (65-47953 section 1) use ani Sturaze So: rk, where they a> tigijatine La bate York a: Oifiee of Sch chugetts Inst. Mijerce, ar} Unite! 5 perticipste dn thie 0 fare It woe the consilere< orinion of 3 of those oxasiners “that there exist aun Dz, Tezia’s papers and possos- #ions no scientific notes, descriptions of hitherto unreveale’ is or devices, or actual apparates which could be of idcent valuc to this country or wilch woul! constitute e ¢ in unfrionily hands." Thare vat thought to be no technical or “ilitary reazon why further custo: of the property shoul: Pe cotainct. “wowver, our tiles indicate that cartain = Ho. {5 eB SIS7- oe” wen 25 1031 R23 196i wa —_— ee + Col. 3. mackaran A meno dated October 17, 1945, from our Nev York Office said that at that time Dr. Tesla 's effects remained aC the Manhattan Storage Warshayse in some 75 packing boves and trunks under seal by the Wew York oepertuent of Taxation. The rental for this storage, approximately $15 pér month, wea being pad by Charlotte Metar, 134 cast 63rd Street, Mew Tork, Row York, who was Listed as aq agent for Sava Xosanovich, De. TesTe's nophew anc administrator of hls estate. (65-47953-14) On October 26, 1945, ti who had been T lel} Office oy the bearers of the eela. (65-47953-15) 9 It was exploines to that the 0 FEI hat no Jurisdiction over Tosla's effects wore referrod to the office of the Allen Promerty Custodian, Bureau files co not indicate whether the men ever exanine! Tesla's belongings. (65-47953-15) The Tesla effects remained tn reome 35 ant 32 of the Manhattan Storage Company. In the 1950s, 78I Agents were told by company management that the only recorded visit had been sada by “rederal authorities” in January, 1943. rocalle} that the mn ha! taken numsrous pho tes description of the equipment ase! would ten. to ahow that 8 alerofils reyroduction was rade of the papers af the deceased. (65~47953-27) Sur files do not reflect any pertinent information on the Tesla materials since that date, Their currest whereabouts er condition are not reflectel in our files. For further information reyarding this matter, you cay wist to contact the Office of the Alien Property Custofian and the other Peteral agencies mentione) above. I hope that vo have been.of asnistenop to you. soph f. Yorry at d4rector in Charge niressional pgotic Atfaies (corre = \o7 — tt. Col. A, J. Nacharan WOTE: On February 9, 198), Col. NacLaran wrote to us inquiring about the scientific papers of Dr. Nikola Tesla. In 2 return letter of daron 9, we {aforaod hia that a thorough review of ocr files would be mate in wearc!: of the information he requested. Thiz vas done ant he is being inforasd of the results. Texla's papers have been the wabject of numerous inquiries by various individuals an? erjanizations since his death. PRI receives over 20 701A requests on this matter during the period 2973- 1920. Xatter coordinated with POTA Section, RID. \a8 OFFICE OF THE UNDER SECRETARY OF DEFENSE WASHINGTON. 0. 20301 —— RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING "DAPR 1981 FEDERAL GOVERMENT : y Mr. Roger S. Young Assistant Director in Charge He Office of Congressional and Public Affairs (f Federal Bureau of Investigation (Ah Washington, D.C, 20535 bear we. Yours, eo ES Thank you very much for your letters of March 10 and March 20, 1981," in response to our request re ve.Gesta. We very much apprectate the effort that must have gone Bate ver of the Deputy Under Secretary (Strategic and Space Systems), Dr. S. L. Zefberg, I would like to thank you and the people who spent their time searching out the relevant data. Sincerely, Ct}: Wa bane Allan ‘MatLaren “Colonel, USAF Military asstecanc Perpap tutiew latel. glrofng peno /00 -A2a9 1-5b _— a With ENelosures | apd 2 el ALL DOD site sh, wu i VAL se per 3° Dar vite rdne 5,08 ancl 362,001 —_——n (stairs affomaro CONTAINED. o7C- HEREIN IS UNCLASSIFIED we He erPA No. 366,608 © 362,00} dea 1 BEE» css oF Gr OA Director of the FBI Washington, D.C. Dear Sir: — aes While attending college, I came gcross,an article about the 7 ' electrical genius, Nicolai Tésla. “Mr, Tesla was an electrical (/ ) genius with such peers as EDISON and WESTINGHOUSE. Tesla ourster = designed the basic generator and was the first man to introduce alternating current to the people. The article, written in an underground SanFrancisco newspaper, stated that Tesla also worked with electromagnetic waves and supposedly built e plant that could harness the electromagnetic waves out of the earth's atmosphere sufficiently enough to use them as a source of elec- tricity. The article stated that Tesla built such a plant and lit up a city street 150 miles away by sending the electromag- netism via radio waves. This method is presently being used in electronic warfare. After that, the article stated that the FBI confiscated his plans and buried them in your archives. Their reasoning was that such a free form of energy would knock out a big chunk of the oil, coal, and nuclear forms of energy and their contributions to the economy(money for research and employment). All I want to know is if there is any truth to this story and if so what was the FB1's reasons and when are the archives opened again so that Tesla's work could come to light again. Now bear in mind that this man was an, egtrical genius and even had a unit of electrical measure Le ddd BD he did figure oyt Gay to utilize the earth's electromagnetic oe waves then I belfeve that we are ready to gradually phase out our dependence on oil, ease the volatile tension in the Middle East and put all that money presently going to the Arabs into t (Woke \%0 Sd reel = a A ct ll space research, joint international research and deep-sea research to help solve our population problem. 1 am talking about huge eums of money being released that could speed up the experts present projected times of producing significant gains in these still relatively new fields. You could at least take the time to check out what I am saying and judge for yourself whether or not the archives should be opened now to put the world back on a more secure heading Sincerely, ohne) {3} Dear q Judge Webster has referred letter of July 21st to me for a reply. A check of our files indicates Dr. Nikola Tesla's effects vere impounded after his death by the Office of Alien Property of the Department of Justice and not by the PBI. While your interest is indeed appreciated, the FBI is unable to answer your questions as we did not participate in the handling or have anything to do with the storage of Dr. Tesla's belongings. To be as helpful as possible, I am forwarding a copy of this communication to the Department ef Justice. aa ~ Acting Absistantsgttormepicensralssameclosure = = Beal btvietsn ee 2 x NOTE: beac is not identifiable in Bufiles. oe. Fee | died on 1/7/43 and we have received yppmh correspondence” \\ regarding his belongings whii re dmpounded by the Office of Alien Property of the Departitent of Justice. = VOLS © hoe Beall 2237-3 ws Wee 13a : een ee 5 ee eee Fo00 Rev 6-20-82) - TRANSMIT VIA: PIECEDENCE: (CLASSIFICATION: r D Teletype OD immediate OO TOP SECRET 0 J Fegipie DD Priority O SECRET ie g —_— D Routine CONFIDENTIAL OD UNCLASEFTO DD UNCLAS Date _A/18/84 | TO: DIRECTOR, FBI ‘ATTN: "ENTD, soreviscr iT ) ¢ FROM: $ACx CINCINNATI} wou Sw 41 This communicatien is classified woo" in ite entirety. Re telephone ¢, Cincinnati Division, to Supervisor THQ, on 8/11/83. Enclosed for the Bureau and New York is one copy each of pertinent pages from the 1981 book titled "Tesla: Man Out of Time" by Margaret Cheney, with important paseages underlined. B, have botn been in contact with SA at the Dayton, Ohio RA regarding possible FBI SECRET cited by lee cemy Classifie\py: 8262 Dectacgity on: QADR Declassifyhen; OADR Wistece mim 9/00 — 223] > 09 1) : : Bureau (Enc. 1)! oo ~ New York (Enc. ©] 2 Cincinnati ~o—— 9 é 17 AUG 22 1983 a ; a Approved: ‘Tre (Number) (Time) SSKey _i9E> 133 coma On) sxBET involvement in the seizing of Nikola Tesla's research papers and other documents and ecientific instruments after his death on January 7, 1943. They poured ee that Tesla was @ scfentific ae genius and imenter who was Yugoslavia of Serbian arents on ef f56 ene" as wetgols later in rae Austria. ague, aki aris, eee bt8, “tn ori ‘early 1881 ene hom Thoma: faon'a laborator a couple of years, then started his own lab tee being paid a million dollars for rights to his patente on his polyphas “ystems of alternating current dynamo ch legd to the harnessing of Niagra Falls for producing electricity and then the power system of the whole country. He was natu: a 1889. He predicted wireless communication (radio). lis eriments in Colorado and elsewhere legd to his producing artificlal Lightning in the Billions ‘of volts. He aleo had Titer ned on ike beeing of neon pers floure: cent teres Led he eer made little money oo cer ions," although he tontim Gs txperteerte Te ‘leading eo eee potential torch, which he never patented. reclusive in his later years, living in various hotels in New York City. In the 1930's he claimed he had developed the concept and method of building a "death ray", which could destroy planes at many miles distant, for defending Americe. Also, there are report of resonance machines or devices whereby he could shake one or many large city buildings from some distance away. Both = and id that Tesle donated “sone” of his papers (or les thereof) to the Tesla Institute in ie Belgrade, Yugoslavia, set up in the 1930's in his bonor by tl 4 povernment, “Biographies on Tesla claim chat aither the custodian Sf Alten Property and/or the FBI seized his papers and other : Yenedise effects, fncluding a safe or safes, and other property diately after his death in 1943. This ip elaborated on in gasccoriet of certain pages of Margaret Cheney's book, (g ‘ime" Ye said that after World fax ¥y te ta Papers were ela Institute in Belgrade By hts who had become Tit 0 the // re’were reports that some microfilming of resla’s Pe overnment agents while they were still in storage EnPhew vorE°under Rosesovie's cuscouy” . -2- af \s4 ‘ os fomgmmn» &0 ss Algo; the Soviet Oyton has ellepediy had edheos -- to some of Tesia’s 3, possibly in Belgrade and/ else where, which influenced their early res¢arch into directed ehergy weapons, and Butler feels access to wuch of Tesla's papers on lightning, beam weapons and/or "death rays" would ive him more insight into the Soviet beam eeernel program. -. is Butler's area of expertise and responsibility. He ~ thas been unable to locate any Tesla parece or copies of same in the classified or unclassified aries at 'B. However, there are reports that some porti of them were shipped by the Custodian of Alien Property Office in Washington, D.C. to a technical research lab at WPAFB, possibly the Zquipment Lab", now closed for some years or reorganized into another organization. ? oie. he both desirous of Learning| ght locations ef such papbre ef Sesia gp Sov. ghiat in the o for both intelligence and research purposes erefot would like to examine FBI files relating to Nikola Tes: ; possibly any on Sava Kosanovic, his nephew who received the Zz bulk of his pape: Tesla's death, and may possibly have been the subject of FBI investigation. travels to the Washington, D.C. area on FID bus: riodically and can review FBI files at FBIHQ relating to Tesla and Kosanoyic. REQUEST OF THE BUREAU The Bureau te requested to conduct full indices checks on both Nikole Tesla and Sava Kosanovic. Should there be such files at FBIHQ,-as well as at ated that Bureau consider Branting the FID, official access to ‘same, in the curity. . : NEW_yoRK ‘AT_NEW YORK, NEW YORK Will conduct same indices check as requested of Bureau and advise the Bureau and Cincinnati of results and confirm such files and references till exist there 3+ 7. ios «peg o CINCINNATI fi sg AEDAYTON, OBTO * : faa a ry ' i, maintain contact with a Ob) A amt bite - boats abe cena othe 2 te] ake 136 ARGARET CHENEY 2 smiea TSBN O-44O-39077-X NIE NEE’ A OE RBIS, + 5: ower across the Aitatic, (Courtesy L. Anderson afer photo by Lillian McChesney) oeep ofthe wat of te fre w of \38 134 wz Ha ; iil i fel y rT i iil i tt i a a Hi i i & i i : (PRL EES) BERLHE EE Mepeee aap ener EEE ull in nue Het ieede Bee LE ea eek vp ter dteeeee GUE Peebiaapegl fe a GE : : § reer il Hl fit MU ull ily re Pe a i as. [DEATH AND TRANSAIGURATION <> 260 “Thus he began using Tea forthe poly docied agit the Gant tment as an honored. "Vesour portcal messages elite from Te for home cat ‘naepon, says Radi, wore actually writin by Kosance* time t connce Teda thot monarchy wes lang in Yogodaa snd tha a new Yogodada was beginning to come out from the fad (Gul une As the largest maory of Sebs in Croatia were fing To, (Roxana cominced Tesa tha he wo shoud om the movement th es Tororly chard by the rani of the people, Serbs end Cross So JJadas mesage 1 the Serbs and Croats was uren by Kosencs "On the wels ofthe Tela Museum in Belgrade one ry red ves erlenged photocopy tthe words alegedy sont by Tek ois ‘Gnoeied courtymen only oaths before fis own death, Arete ieePredent Henry A. Wallace also hed a hand in i draitog ‘Tyoowrtien, Khas many craarouts end ttanings in Tee's ove Tendring yet the sla le thal of an tdeogu, which the Kena wa nck (Out ol tis war. new word must be bor, 2 wot that would justly the scriicesctlemd by humanity, Thi unt be a word in which thew shall be no exploitation ofthe ‘Weak by the song, Lhe anod bythe vl, where there Al be tno hurdiadon ofthe poor by the valence ofthe rich; whe ths Larned acuesed che uy ot fee nations, equal in grity end mepect fr eran. “Thetnuecta’s name so appeased on anther menage—eent tothe Sovet Academy of Sdencas on Oxia 12,1941, ugngyoiat Rune eget te As powersby Ruma, Gat Bein, and Amati, ap so mae d be Tapa pes Te |. Seem poms! (rower royalist Yugodavia. This naw organization also began woeking, : FT Cerra tact Eacpenn Fecton Radi woo beac 8 member ofthe Tao ing Peer won Gesperaily soaking fr Mhailnt the support ff y ‘Anica vould send atpanes to the Chetdks as acon as thoy could York Cy, aiendng 8 large racepson forthe Amerkan Frlends of ‘GD in Anerca, had been founded et the tngaraion of enargat My ‘Yugodins atthe Colony Chub The Colony the rst female sociated Shane Morgen. She atended the funcion, as dd the Kings mothe, 4) aera ty (Quen Mare, and Mex Rooeorat twas the srt of oii Tata Sime digedndieetioneera sonata ne ica (A King Herp) rede a8, 1942.tq 4 Flue orm “Tied De Nels To tbe wotierons ES Mtrcanecnt ntiseganentibe beanies ite || ‘Neer hed posted ten the aged ecient si itl my grstet honk ‘peat rar [balave | wive ul you come back to free Vs From your father you have rcetved hist words Tam glad you aren your yout, and content thet you wl be 8 a ‘upland, “Guard Yugodata? iF Tram proud tobe a Settian and a Yugodau Our people cannot pari Pare dhe unty of al Yugoaaw—tbe Seb, the Cou andl) _ eee | te FHUTE Ste i en 7 we at sf A i bel beegtee af Hata Lo ie Hh Hi iit ae hi Hl Hin! Et: retell il i t 8 | ‘Fah uy 00 seam ioom samy auc eG inn 9 weg moe on "pu ooh ‘monn on wor 7s, i Ae oe ‘ama oer nae xine ea SOOT xy ‘todd oe Ie Pn any 3) Pry oo) 5H RUDY Hm KITE ones Bw LL OK 9m <> Nouvwnousivu cw Huva0 Pay ays oi pes pur soev pects ETE HEAL? HE URGE il i va AE iu He et a Ae it aa ah me ie Phat il He lie di Hy HE na i SE rt a EL ie wen honored by centennial clebrations i Amara end ‘with daahiddntegator besm weapone? And what became of bi (te Cueago| { ‘td vous univeraan, the Tele Society laying an acve role a such fwcoguion Penmanent mera tn the form of scholanhips and ates kn trials wore propane and exh presented by science museura. ‘Speci cremenien wen conducted at Negara Fabs and a stme wos [eer ected in his honor on Goa! Iand, a git hom the people tnd, the Egon, a hg Cohanbsan be Fxpodtion of 196 the “wonder othe gobs” dedicated anew public a ded to Tea memos “The tavenior od coleagues othe AIEE journeyed to Europe * (© ated more celebrations situe urveings, and dedications i he thor Th ternational loceetecnical Commiadon in Munich wk 7 ‘al con, kr at a anal ee un (ele jing such lace ectical bol as fred vl, pen {or his search, although some om ‘Hie contibution was major rater than incremental Hie ‘ental 1 nuclaar hon, begn io att scenic atlnion. Some, uth whom dacs work "Tea year of secet experiments at Colorado Springs in 1899 Eptou toler wcentiorscn frhenmeuch ese’ | oad he Ca nus fr mck of hs ae = inthmaempe Greenies | Gibiisuntanks sede baars Serene handgin ent : pm ret et That 29 Br yb mi Tt 7, oi ot ‘mame or les shrouded in mystery And, because of the handling o the bd Hoss Naw Yorks, New York many experiments in connection wih the wireless tansmisdon of ‘and no saps have boon taken to peeve them OF of tre United Nasona..." (The FBI wa, an charge ofthe museum and 1 Tala's oom “ td wah be nan llr bole al proms i Hiaetls = NYC (2 G2) 2 2 = Baltinore C 2 m 100-8189 900 inventions and patente, SPANEL stated that at one tine TESLA hed ‘an iovention in which he was able to direct electrical current without the aeans of @ conductors He felt that this type of an invention would be of invaluable assistance te any country at war snd . felt that TESLA's inventions snd patente should be put into the hands of proper Goverment officials, where they might be put to the best advantage for the United States. fe does not believe the sibject is ‘engaged in any un-dnericen activities and stated that he wae more than willing to turn these patents and iaventions ever to the ‘ment agency. He asserted that before TESLA died, be had subject regarding bis becoming a United States citisen and SPANEL welieves that he Le mow taking the proper steps to achieve to SPANEL alao stated that the-eubject had handed all of the ‘the deceased TESLA to the Alien Preperty Custodian in New York Citys j ‘SPAMEL advised that the day before TESLA died he had tried to get in | touch with War Departaent officials in Washington in order that he might make available to them patents and inventions that he hed developed. However, he was not able to get in touch with the proper suthorities and he died the following day. SPANEL advised that the Yugoslavian Government had been sending TESLA approxiastely $600.00 per month for somatine prior to hie death and this was described as being a sort of pension. SPAMRL stated further that he has previously turned over information regarding the subject to Spectal agent of the New York Field Division, ie also advised that * Mew York Times and BILL LAURENZ, Science Feature Writer, New and the Science Rditor of tbe Herald Tribune would be able to elaborate on sone of the accomplishments of NICK TESLA and that the June 1900 Assus of the Century Magasine also contained an article relating to ‘the inventions af TESLA. SPAMEL also stated that he believed BLOYCE FITZOERALD, Pierpont Hotel, Broo! ‘York, Secretary to TESLA, has been contacted by Special Agent ‘that if the Office wishes to contact SPANEL ‘be reached at his hose = HSPERRED UPC! COMPLETION TO THE GFFICE OF ORIGIN - 167 JOHN EOGAR HOOVER cC-287 Mr. Toleon, Sacevon ee ee Mr. cis Federal Bureau of Investigation ie cieet, i ‘United States Department of Justice Me. Ladd, / Mr. Nichol Washington, B. C- Mr, Rosen. Mr, Tracy —_ Ono July 17) 1902 Me, Carsea, : Mr. Coffey Mr. Heeden, Mr. Kea MENORANDIM FOR Nagao, Mr. McGuire, Mr, Harbo ® SBVA KOSANOETCH Mr. Quion Tamm Heike SLCIITL (4) Tele. Room, ur. AL this tine statins on tne »revious arternoon, stated tet sne vo. > be interviewed concerning certain infornstio possessed ofsice Jamarced £2 tre Eurce cree entitled J Cknciy & 1 tie exectrica. fleas, Glee £ Ales TeOR EL wer Tore seve Koeanovi tive, ana obser inoiv Kop PeLAT Henuee © tue mle Gustouiauts office, tae burezs aia uot eo.cuct a: ALL, roared CONTAINED > 2 {, COPIES DESTROYED Hered SIFU ie hy ate oct 26 1960 ATE. BY ausgo 168. fe. Ladd sets coves te tit nus Gaeta, Flee ue conducted anc eter ver referreé eecectfaleys \of Bederal Bureau of Investigation Bnited States Department of Justice New York 7, New York re senerey, russe neren To aseere umno, 65-12200 L Sead ape Rnb F--We | pe Director, FBI * rer Re mits REGION B Batted SAVASFOSANOVT #3 Experiments and research of NIKOLA TESLA (deceased) SSPIONAT = Dear Sir: Reference is made to the Pureau letter dated January 21, 19%3, which bore @ caption simtliar to that xentioned above. The reererced letter dealt with the death, on Janvary 7, 1543, of inventer, NIK who as well as being the inventor of ating Current, perfected many electricel devices. He is also creditc? with heving develensa the death ray" which would safervard eny counury fron attack by air. mm June 9, 1,5, iy . New York City 4 n of a nonsvecific nature indtcatine the: it mas hie belie? yanathetic to Zussie were mabing ar effort to secure the eft hin orden to salvage therefro: ary madels or designs of possible value. elaine? that he heard that, ASRAHAY N. Precidert of the PARIORAL LAT" 70722779", of Dover, Delawere wes q the motivating influence behind this atteant to obtain TESzA'§ poners which j aoe Suhel in sterare al thee eeT A! STARACT WABTINEST din New York (ey EM ro se8 t9 retin 29 the Sew Work Field Division shortly attor bes Inetten visit ant {urniex curther an¢ nore enecific infor 7 to XH _ guonert his cleins. Bevin 7 74: vey + ENCLOSURE attacyey y 2 at : ie was noe heard frou acain, however, until Septerber 27, ae TT whteh time he furnished the fmtlowing add’ tional information: Me gata that e boyhood chim of his from Wichite, Kansas, 514 -Frrvnemarty hag bean Testvs protere and ne of the ‘nvenucrs few confiderts. ce) Accorting t y, FTTZAF2AID who 4s now an Amz Trivate stationed Ht Meld, Darton, Thic, is a brilliant. 29 year old scientist who scent. hours with "SLA prior to the latters deat during which time TTSLA ed to him most secret exnerinent: stated that FITZCIOAIN 1942, but he had been corresponding with the latter According to the infornant, TITZOTRALN had developed sone sori. tet cons the details of mich te cresented to TSLA who mede corte! | GiSons in deeter and soaci fientians ts further perfeet the meaner. t soetine in Decesber 1%2, when 217" ari epee who becare Interested in QeITA eres eo TRAING Letter, DIRECTOR, Bi Gee a Wy 65-12299 : . Meseemetaeearaee gun. SPAISL offered financial sid to FITZGERALD and the two were in the closest contact with each other for a considerable period of tine. jd that FITZC3@ALD had lined up a deal for the purchase of ‘the gun by the“RENTNGTON ARVS OOMPAYY.mut for sone reason SPANEL blocked this deal by reaching top men in the-REVTNOTON OMPANY. PANEL is then reported as having obtained a: job for FITZGERALD with tl RIGGENS S©7P BUILNTEC COMPAYY in New Orleans and negotiated a contract with FITZGSPALN for the nurchas= and manufacture of the gun in a manner which would return G03 of the profits derived to SANT, stated that in November of 1943, for sone unknown reason| bet which he Dolieves to be attributable to SPAVEL, FITZCIRALD was fired by the HICGINS OMPAXY. In Septenber of 1944, FITZGERALD was inducted into the Amy and for & considerable period of time was located at an ordinance experimental station at Plein Meld, Florid tated that at the rresent tine FIT7CEREID ie engaged in a highly rimental, project at Wright Feld in Dayton, Ohio. In soite of his rank of Private, FIT2SRAIN actually is the director of this research and is working with many ton young scientists who were inducted into Army from leading industrial posts. socoring to, e720 ts premntty wetter 2 the perfection of tolls Naenenenantesch in NTZCSRRED'S onkoton isthe oviy posetble defense azainst offensive use by another nation of theAtomic Bonb. In this connection, it ig noted that tne-Tew York Times’of September 22, 1940 fn an article entitled MScrercs JN TH: " by WILLTAV AeTAURENCE, Science yt ttien Tee ieagel waite iene de tes sees a “Geath ray" or Wee’ ‘oree” which TESTA claimed would melt airplane @ et 5 distance of 25C niles, e> that ectually an invisitle Thinese Well would eluerre aroune alow atrslagetastiateact ion’ enrag as terest hecording to the article in thefr=s, this electrical device would operate by the penarstion of power fron a plant, 8 numer of which might be located straterically alonr our coast lines and tre bean fron which would relt eny engine within e radius of 25¢ niles. QI 50258. 2% avring FITZO-RALT'E acquaintance with SOPTL, FIT CuRALT hed told S"WEL of his asgoziations with TESLA and hee | apparenthy described to SFW0%L, ame of Z2SLH'S wast secre: =>. i> betieves that SPAT, wh he cleine is definitely nro-tuacian in aeereueey fs ron attenstin: through lepal grocedure ts secure custody of TSSLA'S erfects whi ch ave now held by TESLA'S only heir, one Sk% PISANI, whe is presentiy in Yugoslavia occupriny sone povermertal pos". be recatled thet in an article nublished on March 25, 1645, res SHMTCATS TE ORPORATT, ATSTRPOOK-ECGLER charged S7AN with spreading oro-conmunist and pro- Russian propaganda thr-vgh his full pape advertisment tr. the nenszavers, wich STATSI eneracterized as being PATTON LATTS NREWRATION, as a public service “ate TL is aiso interest‘ng to observe the: in the New York Maes of Octobr- “y SLE, ar article appears which states Svat SPANEL 4s suing the INC TATE RTORATED fe six nillicn ‘ollars alleging the coluan b: e been liftelous. “te 00°02 Letter- Director, ~ ost NY 65-12290 3 WIND esses. that through s712nRAn he too had aet SPAT and fron this personal acquaintance he fomed the opinion that STAXEL was! jefinitely @ communist and is probably the financial supporters of ‘the \Ponmunist Party in this country. stated that SPANEL was born in Russia, now an Anerican citazene "He also charged that SPANEL exerted trenendous political influence in Washington, D. C., and said that j oe of SPARTL'S eloges: political friends was HENRY ‘Fada i 7 advised that two agents fron Aray Intelligence contacted and stated tna" in an investigation to deternine the quelifications of FITZCSRALD for a commission, they had developed inforration indicating that SPATE was definitely endeavoring to secure possession of TESLA'S effacts. | MMMM fochcated thet Amy Intelligence was porsuing an invest gation |] ‘along these Lines in an atterpt to ascertain the corplete story in this regure. CPt ee Ak gated that, PTT-OTRALD Amy ecientiste now Working with his at rig) a this foundation, and heir yltinate goal is to secure the supnort of a wealthy backer in order thot a foundation tipht be established aot that a sorh of idea factory® nicht result. He said that they intended to contact HEMPYAORN, SR., to solicit his aid In thts repard, Teleted that probably thegreates* idea of TESIA'S was thas involving the wireless transzission of electrical power. He clained that, TASTA hed perfrmaed a successful experinent tany years aco at Pikes Peak, at which tine he harnassed local current fron the sun's raya which he buftl un Hato a hee otentiay o° electrical eneray, I/P 2.9, 230 accontine to 7TTZCIPAIN, if this idea could be furth-red, electrical obo overate the world's machinery micht be eotten absolutely free rather tnan by the esstly method with which electrical power is presently He seid that his idea was te emnduct further experiments alone this line in Tiina where the nec’ ‘or electrical power is very great. Inquiry wes mace at the MACSATTAY STORAGE UARENOUSE in New York Sitsry art it wae determined that the effects of NIXILA TSSLA are contained in em > 903702 \12 yatter, Mrector, 65-12290 or 17, 1945 75 packing cases and trunks and are presen‘ly under seal by the New Tork State Department of Taxation. It was learned that the rental for this storars, which aprroxinates 415 per month, is being paid by one CHARLOTTE ATTA, 134 ant 63r4 Street, New York, New York, who is listed as the agent for SAM KOSANOTTTN. Inouiry nag also made at the office of the Alien Property Custodian An Yew York Citr, concerning an investigation conducted by this office at the tine of TT=IA'S death, and at which time the latters property was placed under seal by tie “In’ted States Goverment. Vr. MALTER CORSI'™H, Chief Investigator fer the Alien Property Custodian, provided a cover letter an‘ 2 suvvary of naterigla omed by TESLA at the tine of his decth exanired by JOEY CACRIM, of the office oSSCTENTIFIC BOSEARSH ITT. Mr. GOASUI ats> stated chat hic Tile in this matter reflected thst on the night TSLA éicd his safe was forced open by @ representative o” the SHORE E WELAE® SAFE OOPPAEY, Tt was Ur. CORSTONNS beltef that a Vrs" win is berfeved to be one of the editers of the@I7"LA2 STNCE MACAZIIT mas present in TZSLA'S rom shortly after the safe was opened. These individuals were STTLISTIEOW, EDWARDNPALER, and JOM d. NRSETTS . There a Lose? herewith tro typearittar copies of the resort by Foot the ALTIC PRISRTY ‘eo reflecting the findings of fr. TUT, following We exarinetion of TELA'S effects. There is als> exc) zed herew'th a chotestattc copy of a let of mersons ween Sys Ten his deur ite mos Seale! 5; irr * Ge) mnished for the Bureau's information, seta by thie fice. ‘The above infomnation is ani na investiration is 2eine & 907%94 173 Zour request snd that of ir. Joseph Ts King of Washington office of the Alien Property Custodian, T : As a result of thie exmination, it is ay eonsidered m_ibat there exist saong De» Teeli's papers snd pososssiens spinrtts thi onal be of gut 2 BOF a Filner (ad some oenaan wom sta s habed tn friendly hnda, I can theret aioe raikitey™ Pitty rer sof nF Tex your reoords) thare has boon reaoved to, your oftioe a ite of Taliow weitees Seectal yi Melati eee ,: Wyploally end fairly completely the ideas with which he was con "" earned during his later years, These documents are emmerated sot brafly Whetrseted 8 the sthachnest te hts Intiers oS O 13814 wo = Semary 30, 1943. Tt should be no discredit to this distinguished engineer and less transaission of power-—but did not include new sound, work- eble principles or methods for realising such results. Very truly yours, OHO. TROP, : Technical side, ‘ Division 14, MIRC. perce aereeee ee ee ae Pate 000006 i 175 > @ © ABSTRACTS OF DR, WIXOLA TESIA'S WRITINGS ‘RETAINED AS EXHIBITS ‘FOR THE ALIEN PROPERTY CUSTODIAN we mi Qn Jamery 26 end 27, 1943, am exmminstion was made of the technical papers of Dr. Nikola Tesla which, after his decease, had been stored in the Menhattan Warehouse in Hew York City. This ex- auination was made for the purpose of deteraining if any ideas of significant value in the present United States war effort could be found mong bis possessions, Participating in this examination were ir. John C. Mewington, Wen York Office of the Alien Property Custodians Mir. Charles J, Hedetnieat, Washington Office of the Alien Property Custodian; Dr. John 0. Trump, Office of Scientific Research and De= velopment, Massschusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachi- setts; Willis George, Office of Raval Intelligence, Third Kaval Dis- trict; Edward Palmer, Chief Yeoman, USNR; John J. Corbett, Chief Teo- man, USER, a The following papers, which are regarded as typical of Nikola Tesla's writings and thoughts in the period of 1925 to 1942, were removed for the purpose of record and are listed below in the random order in which they were found, together with » brief individual abstract. ‘Exhibit A bilities of trostatic atore® - en undated saesaPiPenepeusins of risctroesstte, cneretore ‘written 34 dscun possibili~ ties, as a source of high-voltage D-C power, of the Yan de — Graaff type of electrostatic belt generator. The article states correctly the electrostatic principles employed in this device and points out that such generators are not suitable for commercial high-porer applications, though of undoubted scientific value, Tesla's wireless tower, erected in 1902 on Long Telend, 2 stated in this nenorandum to heve been charged to 30 million volte. + Si 2 Lve Forces of and ter — an undated memorehdwm involving some calculations sive power of certain da and then deviating to a discussion of the ‘oompoun: possibility of transmitting power by mechanical vibrations ‘along the earth's crust. 000007 ; g, 1935, mewere que y Soviet enginsare and scientists regarding Tesla's proposal of iy 16, 1935. Haas consisted of a high-voltag supported on an Ansulating column and charged by a gaseous charge ‘nedinm passing betweon ground + The ideas contained 4n this memorandum are fairly similar to the belt yor electrostatic generator methods pr jan daNBrantt and do not appear to offer any umsuel fenturess Exit £ ef the earth's crust, The source of power 1s a mechanical cr electromechanicel device bolted to some rocky protoberance and ‘The proposed scheme appears to be completely visionary and un— worksble, Westinghouse's reply indicates their polite rejection of this idea, . ‘| a QO ca Esnintt 7 (cont) + fhe proposed scheme bears some relation to present means for producing high-energy cathode rays by the cooperative use Of & bighwoltage electrostetic generator and an evacusted electron accelgration tube. It is well know, however, that ouch devices, while of scientific and medical interest, are Ancapable of the transeission of large mounts of poner in ‘mon—disporsed béums over long distences.. Tesla's disclosures in this memorandum would not eneble the construction ef worksble combinations of generator end tube even of linited power, though ‘the general elements of such. combination are succinctly de- scribed. : Benast @ A ‘by Car d, dated September 10, 1938, on- titled. dows New rer Soon to Be Unleashed". This de~ scrit popular style sone biographicel information concern— 4ng Wikola Teale snd sone ideas for the transmission of power on which he is stated to be working, It appeara thet the method of tranemission 19 by the mechsnical resonance method outlined in Exhibit F, above. Bahtbtt # ‘This exhibit consists of a series of letters to represen- tatives of the British Government dated August 28, 1936; Ooto~ ber 26, 1937; Deceuber 15, 1997; and April 5, 1938, It includes a reply dated Jamary 7, 1938, from the British Goverment. ‘These letters offer to the British Government, for a the @isclosure of a means for accelerating to high energies minute particles, Such beans would constitute a death ray capable of ‘the protection of Great Britain from air attack, . ‘The method proposed 4s essentially that described in Bxbi- ‘bit F sbove, Following the initial letter dated August 28, 1936, the subsequent letters attempt to clear up the "xisunder- standings" of the British representatives and to expedite their acceptance of the Tesla proposal. The British reply dated Janu— ary 7 4s a polite expressica of disinterest in the proposal. An undated menorendum written after Tesle's 79th birthday describing several discoveries which he believed he had made, The first related to a dynmie theory of gravity which is de- scribed as not yet completed, The second stated as a physical ‘truth the belief that "there is no energy in matter other then ‘thet received from the environment®, This second statement, which 1s discussed at length in thie end other writings of Tesla, Andicates Mas disbelief in the gretippe, of stale or moles ae : (7% Bebat J silvcrnes a Producing Pemanful Radiabions® - am undstad aenor: in is iting describing "a Dew process of generating powerful rays or radiations", The memorandum reviews the works of 4 and Crookes, describes Tecla's work on the Froducation of high voltages, and finally in the lest paragraph fives the only description of the invention contained in the memorandum, This description is as follows: “Briefly stated, ny now simplified process of generating powerful rays consists 4m creating through the medina of a high-speed jet of suitable ‘Muid a vacuous space sround e terminal of a circuit and sup plying the eame with currents of the required tension end volume", Exhibit K A Lotter to prospective Licensees on telegeodynanics dated December 27, 1941. This 4s a single-page letter with the type- written signature of Dr, Bikola Tesla, in which he sddresses Rimselr to the prospective licensees of telegecdynmics, states that over a balf million dollars ves spent on this development with funds contributed by the Morgans, Crawford, J. and Fish, os well as comercial orgenizations, and states this to be a new art with which *unvelievable wonders can be achieved". Exhipit Tes: ien System of ca". This ts an un to rotary mecknnical power 1s achieved by passing the fluid be- boa flat circular disks, shaft-mounted snd enclosed in « cas- * This memorandum written about 1925 describes in general terns a kind of hydraulic turbine which seems practical, There 4s copious evidence emong the other of Tesla's papers that this iden was generally disclosed to appropriate individuals and ‘that it received favorable comment and possibly sme use. Some of these coments are contained on the last page of the exhibit. + thafponar of the = & menormdéum apparently written iy nooks ane probably Ineresare to a request from some popular ecience group for an opinion as to the source of future power. ‘This memorandum reviews the gradual evolution ef power sources. It discusses in eome detail the possibility of atonie power and states as his opinion that atoaie power is not feasible, The @iacusion of atomic energy te apparently confused to some extent 000010 99 Exhibit M (cont.) ‘ith planetary energy. The article further discusses the subject of wind, tides, lightning, and weter power 8s 2 source of commercial energy. ‘The lest sentence of this mesiorandm States: With my wireless practicable to trans nit electrical energy at a distance of twelve thousand mile: with a loss not exceeding 5 per cent. I can conceive of no advances which would be more desirable at this time and more beneficial to the further progress of mankind.® Thie menorancim constitutes an interesting generslized discussion of the various sources of power. It is qualitatively correct for the most part except probably in that portion which deals with satanic power. Bandbst 429-431. A general, somewhat biographicel article on Tt early work with some speculation on the possibility of long- distance wireless transmission of large smounts of energy. Bxntt orld Syaten of Wireless Traumiasion of mergy® - an article by No Teale in"felegraph and Telephone Age, October 16, 1927, pages 57 end 460. An article waich traces the early work’on the production and tranamiesion of electromagnetic re- lations, describes Tesle's efforts to increase the anount of poner which can be transaitted without wires and conclude with e proposed@World Systen™ for the wireless trensnission of beth poner and commnications, Ko workable disclosure of a moane for seccnplishing thie ie included, end euch generali— ‘ties as suggest the approach which Tesla had in mind do not teen capable of accomplishing the desired result. pit P ®interview with Dr. Nikola Tesla" by Alden P>\Ernagnac for¥opular Science Wonthly, Mey 24, 1928. An ll-page menoran~ dun written in popular conversational style describing an in- terview with Dr, Tesla and reporting his present work, This report includes ststements on s new airplane, on rocket ships, on the wireless transmission of pomer, on a world systen plen for the transmission of speech and television, on the imprac- ticability of harnessing atonic energy, on radio activity, end on the acceleration of charged particles, such as cathode rays, dy Bish voltager, goo01t )40 Bubit a dn ggreement dated April 20, 1935, between Wikola Tesle and t ‘§ Trading Corporation, in which Teale agreed to supply » specifications, and complete information on a ‘ethod snd apparatus for producing high voltages up to fifty million wolts, for producing very small particles in a tube open to air, Gor increasing the charge of the particles to the full voltage of the high potential terainal, and for prom jecting the particles to distances of & hundred wiles or, sar ‘The maximum speed of the particles was specified as not less ‘than 350 miles per second, The receipt of $25,000 fee for this disclosure was acknowledged jn this agrement, wbich was signed by Nikole Tesle and by AxBartanian of the Amtorg Trad~ ing Corporation, ‘The method referred to in this agreement is apparently that described in Exhibit F, above. It is probable that Exhibit D, above, is an effort by Tesla to clear up the questions raised by Soviet engineers after the subject dis— closure had been made. There is no evidence that the inven- tions and Snfornation referred to in thie agreement are other than those described in a number of Tesla's papers and pub- ished articles, It should therefore be expected, and it is substantiated by Exhibit D, that this disclosure subsequently proved unworkeble. 2 An oxanination of severel items of scentific apparatus emong the Tesla efforts st the Manhattan Warehouse and in a deposit bor at the Governor Clintoa Hotel showed those to be standard electrical meaamuring Anptruments in common use several decades agoe 7 JOHN G, TROMP, fd q Technical Aide, we a Division 14, MIRC. Mass, Inst. of Techs, Cambridge, Mass., damary XO, 1943. ate 000012 13! «* Ome Noe Cate mT LOT Lory icc rsC CM OOCC UME: BA) Sv 11026. ee oe ; Baployed as building supt. Washington Market, Brooklyn. os Coste eRe Te Tete ens Troe : CONC re re a Metres coy Bre eer eCa er mmrr ess ee LC CRU T oe OC oer etre wire ou er ee sca cy ee ah eee eee we eead Pre Cre CR RTC aa oo Sara Cec oe = Room 1208, Municspal Bldgs, Budget Bureau, N-YeCo pte ee aL Mr. William Lawrence of the New York Times and myself had lunch with him. Mr. Baumgarten knew Tesla and prema Cee eC et eC a ee POM Lie mR ORL L OT " estan re cg eR TCM TCO CU cc eae CRC nd Rr Dees eee ee eye tre Cer rer rere Ut ees CIES until 1022. She is familiar with the Marconi patent ree ma OU MC tre tee mod Cea sre rece! Peer nce RC ETO IC eee acne ay POO ORE tee eats Ave OU oc ee oC Rte ecm CC accel coe Coe Tee Cr csc a ae ere st account of many of his deals with various firmss Werrington, Varguerite - 46 W. 97th Stroot, N.Y.C. = Riverside 9-196 Mee eta Sent Mier eC rere es re ere roe the old Waldorf Hotel and at his laboratory in 1894 on Houston Street. Kies Merrington recalls the SEE Sctrer a eters hereer tr etc eae sontrolled boat demonstrations. She also recalle Rear rere rere et tC erie aing nese a eer eg Teboratory experinents including pover transniaston Bnei Cem ee merece eee CeCe reg 8 Breer cece Cw rte eC ier RP SC a ar Pa ee eee are a ae A CEN PORE Ot NCR TE tT ire Ste aero (deceased) (1936) who was a close friend of Tesla EN Ea Ge OCC Mra Te eT a CE UM ULT Cent tat) Co Ree rece mene sean ai ertr try PRC wiser e rm tsCC merrier rr Xr. Johnson wrote severel poens about Tesla, one of which appeared in the April, 1895 issue of the Png eR are) oens of SO yours, 1880-1930 by ee Osamu To ree ee CCRC Bite eer eed cs Serer Saree et eC ouin 4 CTRL eC et Cee See eet Rr Ce Cramer) Fe COCR RTE TRC Mec misty OM mower secre a tart ies mia eererrr tr ete rest cr ererrtr reves) ee RCC RS Coos Deere tree etary Ct eur nee etry ; ATCT Oe a Ce Cnr ess See ce ee oC Ce aes eee ee ar Ri ee trcy Peart at OB ee ee eee tee cee emote Crees set 5 xington Aves NeYsC+ = Mu-5-8065. : Pee eC eee ers tort St ens POR etre (Umi true esg Ree CRC Cnt ee L es. ‘also to have appoared as a defense witness for Tesla in his Marconi patent suite during * "1915, but for e-me reason failed to testify. ee eer a ee eras elatives of Ur. Fritz Lowenstein who have oounents pertaining to the 1689 experinente. Ce scr eer etn eed : Pe acre erst) ee ee ee seen ay Ure Ow ec ee crew rtd CS eC Sec er ae PCC ct iti Cn Rechte Et Re CaCO MS Oe ee (oc ee eee eee Pe Ce BON ae ey ee ee ae eer eee) Re caren estas eee erg See TA Uno rear csc Pe ee ee are nag ou eu ete ent) a ered Aes ear Pa erie Cer nt wrens Dr. Walker was connected. Pe OR Ret CORE CTS en POOR GCC Ree Uae Ay Pee Sm sreevar rests ORR Ce eRe e een ea UOC RT ary ee ee ears et % we OC ROR Oa en ere See eer Te eee Seetrd He has not beon interviewed. See Kr. B. Fiencen of the Thternational Latex Corp., Dover, Dele Pee ee eee Tract Crt ee ee ye eae re Cee ote ee oe ot ae ee Oe eee ty ‘to Mr. Kenneth Sweety in 1935 and 1934. cera Bornara, oo Pern SUSe St ae ot eC ae Ce eee easy Ce CCE ee mrtg Cem artery acer own trees TT Ce eee Rem tte sete or aie for Westinghouse and supervised the oe rata Warr rear ers nas aR e OT Tie erat Cas Uren ce Coe eet mew ree COCOA CR TC eC Sete Tee SC [sie OEIC eS Uae one Tee ae eS CC ; ee Ue eC ey eee Sormany entitled "Nikola und His Werk" in Cr heer C kg SOO Ua Teo Cors re ret aaen PCR OR SCC it ae oe Gamo tna eee soe CC ee oe ca etary ial Pe ee Ree eee eae Pe ee ed PR OC Rg ocr) Pe oe ee tan) Sea Ro i aed ome Con aarer ras Brown Brothers (hr. Arthur Brown) 220 W. 42 St. Bryant 9-4742. *.y.c. " Se ae et ee Ce ete Teer a Ter S Cree Ty ar eres ard OU otra ast e eC re COOOL OMee CST mre Oe Creer Tea Ererc etecse + Ste racers eee aes cee ees Peerecirrer rca crit ercss toric eas erreur rarreevan nt err ees ta work. F Gramps, Shipbuildins Co. Philadelphia, Pas y eee ee eee Cenc recast) oot eee Ct Roo SoS ose rc) oC es cece emt) a RE aes Sane Tae OTT mee tet rece Julius -'4629 193ra s Pree CCR St ee ere eo mete atl Ve aOR Cn Ct ce ee oe eee ae a Oe CCL ee na eae ee Sa aku s arnt Pott a sa Ta ctrem Mr. Kosenovich and later Mr. Spanel had Feceived his name fron Mr. Wn. Lawrences aaa eee Se eee ee ee ae _worked for Dr. Tesla as such from 1915 to 1929. ‘He was particularly concerned with °*.« ac a ecarcert eer oretry feveloped for a kr. Hatmaker.” Anong other . Pee ORR errr eae Sek ee eee pest Crs Mee anes ROC Re et Rrra ay Rr a OR Ott ote ashy any eas eC Cae aerate eC ea tear ena works, Mr. Bradley, Mr. Willer, the ~ 9% = Zumbach Wachinery Cos and Kr. Barney Levi, OCs Corer Ns art Coe reer aa Cs ek ert eater) Recs ince ae rrr en socompanied Dr. Tesla to Colorado Springs in 1699. Mr. Ceito has a very good menory ee eer TCTs mete eer eon EO ee ee reearty of the employees of the old Tesla laboratory. ee ee eC eran she Saas ee rca ne ee co are (Teta etree et erecta : Ri ee Le ee et ee er ae CeO Sean hee est ae URC ae eC eae eee : eee eee eC ag cere ae eS eC cree See ore a ey of the FCA Corp. Hr. Clark his a very eta eee rere rd ALOR C ae eestor tart rte Oana ee a Races cera ae rtry Se ret errand of infrigment against the Varconi patents. ~ SEE Nee Pea TOL a Pet eratserrsetts OCC a Cw reanere Sten POEs Cosa eer ast cL Pera a ted a : ete RO eC ncaa rrsrs Coe ae ee reer etary Miieiienao toto ena atten ce Poaceae teens Ce esc 3 ea CS eee ae 7 . , er re eee eee er ee ne a on One CesT e en as a Pech C Re EE ee CCM a ead ra Drea ee ae cet pase ees MOE oer ran eee TS Pe Ok Cw tometer € Ce Ce este eS oe coe ee eee Re Coen eee es 5 aE Cee OR - ra eae! ee OR ae aan : an rer ne ee Res naa Oey a Roe Gilder, Rodwan - 108 E. 2nd St. NeY.C. Sutterfield e-7597. - Son of Richard Watson Gilder, former Fub. ‘of er eee Cn ree vane as 7 OURO U et uC ee eee ey Ct Recerca * COR ORS ree aes Fi reas cees Lt 1270 6th Aves Roow 611, Circle 6-1484 (restricted number) | ear a an ee ; eR Cette rete) ws eae vy Kr. Spanel and Waskin-ton with regard to ad : pO ee amore reer esart re) are c ee ee ere est eertetel j as Pe Urea oes trates : 7 Cote cr Cer ee ene ae ee tee Ve ase Ce eC ot Cr Ce Tee lot of confidential caté of Tesla's and made . Par ut artis ECR r pea os tee pores ar eee Re ee a oT itches oa ebes re eee epeer onal Ste Melon MEMPr Sa . COC es rant eer arte eer cemeteries erie nL ee Cee er on See ee Co eee eC ea CMT ren . CRT nT eer tew ere ree tm etre Ro Ce a ee ats eeeers expensively dressed and wore frocked coat aC USC ROC CURIE ane reer nota PE Cams CLB SER PO SOCC aR Ober e ig * Frsdenburg, A.B. ‘A reporte?’ per cae et bate Ca Tee Ce eos eect oon ae Coe. ee Cae ea UC eo eee Sst terri Ui ac Tres ere trretr ted poner oN PSE a ORCI ere Poe eesti rN con Pe eC etn ery Ne Us eee ects tied SN ae OCR Cees Pocus Cera strtea Oe iad Mr. G.Re Clerk informs S Cote ae ere eee ere emer acest Tae CeCe COR hte Cocoter ty eos ECR Cet et RTE ety) Dee ee Ce ees Ce rts eee ea tot ace rere en Cee ee Uta ea Pari stem oi trree eo ea re Cee ae ECC eer ry Eek r tear ee ta corer of his on the A.C. power proposition for Re Oca eae est] ern eer tres influence the Canadian Poxer Commission in Oey eee aretsens Le Cmcostrttrsm tte con hav Fess 250 West End Ave. Sonhler 442180 Bus: 26 W- Broadway, Tels Rector 2-9690. PO STU carters Rota Published many articles about Tesla during Sere renner) later in Science and Invention." Has many ce OCS eC sere any is ea Believes in all of Tesla's theories end has Sapte danaesce home ara te an ee On ae ek Seri ie Sere ees fesFia's death. Mra Gernsback attempted ~ to assist Dr. Tesla personally and appealed ORC ean cee er a Cre + Tel. 2080 eee err een Lee eR CRTs ttn eer eS haery years aso John Fayes Hammond, Jr? operated Cmts cr are rae Toe a ea eel Te Tere 5 Sot = Springfield ‘Gardens ;“Long Island. POs ts er Sven ar ened Ly Cae ff. SCM aT Se etry Darel Cate eae LE OR ees SOO eee ~ Phone Vigtlent 4-5400 (Restricted number) See see ee) cy Seg eee etree Sear ettth “laboratory bn Long Teland ‘through SE etl Reg cs Coen) te et + (no ‘inttiate) Pasa CCST ese Umea rer Bea ee mote a aca oe ORCL Rian ae ‘Seva = Portes cae a cn 122 Contral park south, Wov.ce 1 KORE coe! ered Bree POR errs Sete (att. Paras elt Cirole 7-7900, Office» Regent 7-662. "+ Pee ere cere te Ce ts aaa ce Ue Ur tias surh tears ors tirty to the U.S. Mr. K. is one of the tro living “nephews of Dr. Nikola Tesla (see Nikola Trbjevich) Pee eee ee ae on the morning following Dr. Tesla's death. Oe RCS Ore eae ea tS Roe eee ere ee ee aco eo eres eo etree r erty notes of Dr. Tesla. Mr. K. saya that some ee eer Roe rer! that Drs Tesla had told him he had valuable Information. Mr. K. is of the opinion that CRMC erste oars 2 eee ee ee teeter tg ee Cor ae eee a ers Sra tere ean ae ee eee Peete tee sere eens eee OCR Cre Tt pert eee erecta Ses esetrey RRC Unt Leta e ty Ce RRS aa oe Ca mere eC OTcetrc ea en Oe ee accra TasS vy Sree er merrtrrcCr tree) Reece aetna ey Se er ae eer tea erste CoA eeu CC BTU er Starts ee eee a tres) Eee cana ers Cs eee Cece S tm ecco Tae ea Ono cree hes aay mre available at thie office. Mr. Byrne we es pC CC Ct ee ae 7 : See ORR er C te eC . RO cos tce a a: ot hd “for Cooper Kerr and Pusham (see John Kerr above). Pee ee COT eae Oe ett sty a eso et ese eek rs aoe CR Stem SCL TT Met tr il a PO ame Crea 0) office of this company regarding ‘the systen See meet Tay eae “file which were never issued Mr. Kerr and COST ee oe Oa co ca Pre Se eo ae Ott cette est pCO e at MTree TC ee: Mee See ema ee ie ee eo eee Ce PCD ae coe teas SC ee ee eC Cree eect ee a 7 rose eet U Ros eae tr) the FY. Sun of August 27, 18526 0 cae a CCR a Severe ore Pek eet ea poner Cees Cee # ROR reC Ese eee CCC 7 . pes eS Te ae ety ae SCE ee reo eee Pr entree ees Tee er ae : Street trae ert Hi See ee ce eee ee rT ree thee, eae Peart arr’y Soo ote Racer s eee aan a mecca rans ote anas : Lucan, John - address unknown + presumed to be in Manhattan. A former Arhanes en ea aT rae Peet iad Rede eer ee ee CRS eh acer tas en area messenger. He has not been locuted. OG Ce RCE tsCt ERC Le CEC Csr Co eet a Seerer es Farily had consicerable correspondence with Tesla regarding transmission of power without petra Lawrence, William. Science Writer, New Jork Times. 229 W. 43 St. NeY.C. Lackawanna “¢-1C00. Res: $41 E. 72nd St. PSC c eos F Vesa re CU MCC ee. aes much old deta regarding Tesle and hes talked oe neem es nore orien. . transmission and the war effort. Bas assisted Poets COR ctr Pertee he reeset PC ree OMe hace S beens pO nS Oe ee Le eee See COR CR Se Uico tre Retreats Paes eC Cm ee eee Se ere Cn ais . pre ara e US OC ee ecm Ce a jathows, Grenville (deceased) wife was Gana Walker, Met. Star sponsored “ cd by McCormick. ‘he family lived in England ~~ ae Pee ee ee ce mr tr aes RC eT herrea ae Tesla's articles for the Cmca 2 __Mge for Ost. 1927. Mr. Matthews had correspone test a ert Ra ea Shae en ec aie aN pen aot ee as os co eee Fe a ed rs SR eee ts ae os S PSM otc rata ee F ne Poa tte ee kee en tne eee “wontures. They may have sone of this data Pe ay Prare Pot * pace eee UNCC Ree LeU tg je : ee SCR RUM ee Ce tg 3 es re SoC a eC mr rane) 5 Ce CO OMe CC Teeny) : CSCO wrt? SNL Coe Oe aL ea ore OO ee USC Te Poa bts POUR Ey Lead OE aah ee ater? ms Ser eo aes Sa een ren ets t aren Cee Oem ser sass , 5 Soience editor of the New York Herald Tritune, 230 W. 41 St. NY.C. Pennsylvania 6-4000. “Mr. O'Neill hes imown Dr. Teela for 40 years. eer otrc tert ce try 4 . Cerrar Chere aes s cele a eae Pt tLe) — 2 é a Rou as tet mecrtor tL 5 . CCT Ra ae ce eee eo rm Seo eee eters eRe ee RUC eee eon Carr n srr T ng SCR r cee mercer er reer) OTR es ener devices. Mr. O'Neill thought that the sum re eae etree ert eee) eee ence eee ees OOS Rote eu eee ete ‘Mr. O'Heill is of the opinion that Tesla had * wnusual poners. Mr. Lawrence is_of the opinion ee Ce Ce Ce Ce et cera rh oe “O'Neill can furnish Leal Chased erie too Eararranaed oe oe pee ater Peeeee ee ee a ree eae era CO Rr eaten tesa oars ce PO OCT er onary erro ce Tseety Rea oC neta eRe a cocaras Triste ee en 362 StH ave. We¥.Ce is 7a7]5 They have photos of the old Tesid Laboratory and Cee CRC Ce oo Saar ocean oe en eres Cee) Menbetten fcr about 40 years and was formerly Cee eC ere rar atc ras) ee Reet erty Ce ee ee ecm csc) ee OSC eS PaRTc tere ve yd oe CCC ee Crs ear ern ener ea a ea ORCAS te ree Lae Pts rt aeons re eee ere ry Ce a ee err UeCC Reg Saas TCC CU Mot Lm rerat eer More Tastee eee ea eC ee Daas eStart eee Cora Abeta Rite ae ccs Eee Re Oa an eens ry age) Se een ee roster ty Saturday eve., January 10, 1943. This office CCU ee ents John Jacob (Lady Ribblesdele) now living in the U.S. 420 Park ‘Aves, Place 9-6646 ae CS UTC eS aU e t see MORE t e CCU Serer Ts Octet a Cc eae a Island Road, Ramsey, He, J+ Pee cao var ey Pt Ma OPEC eOrr ee rc toa sce MOUNT e ese ete a talked to him several weeks prior to Tesla's - CO UR Cn aOR cy Pe te ee Mr. Swoesy has known Dr.’ Tesla for approximately roe moCeeC occ es Pia CRC RR atten scary Sear ere Mterier sae) TR Rete) Cec ae Oe Coats SL SCT etd ee Mot em re Cerrar ce aes POOR errata rere ersten work... Re ec eer! Pee ee ccc ke seo ree a etre ry ays etree sti Ste cc errors re eer CTe eae sariorsy ee mre Centr) eC ROR en Toon ee oe see ECC em cet) a RUC eet MO ee SSAC ee Cems 45 Cree Ua eraser Cunzts 5 See a eee COS re ene eae eee eUr erry eR Ce Creer teers reece Ce Crare ry Pee TSP u CTS eae ord SS Cs Mrs. Scherff was the auditor for Tesla for Se en err rr eros Sv erUr tt Meet cers ttras cry cey Pec Car wre marsc ty Poe CMe Ltt e rac cst Saar SaaS eaE ORAL acne oad me at a = Wylendbood Pear srt ries * See reuse eCcecL ce Pecos err terre : - 4 | OS By enderterd oni thot esy omer hey tm plete) Vtonmed o), is “pat processes)“, ZSPA's Rewiie Manne trminoen's ety Sere “prepemen Cases Whi Lee boy Sen fee He hee reece te pecae tarbenert fe evnnnant enelared wtne Reminds Rom, The pert Prone ie, fs Dees tue Toile untrnial Rt HE cn tere Bn . 2 (2 the PEA ewig (eam? DHA le ete Thr 0, 193 : co-ze7 Mr, Toleon____ . Mr. Clegg Mr. Glavin Mr. Ladd, Jone w, 1949 voce Gy, : a HE: SAva W. KOSANOVIC TOGOSLAY AMBASSADOR To un US INcBRNAL SECURITY ~ R (Bureau file 65-4953 ) ANSSI'SIE WHS "en ‘weingaid worsen) aun Ln 086 4149 Anyone pga Meat) Lon MH AHdVYOO!Id IN oY, | OS | A “ CURRENT BloGRAPHY SMITH, IDA 8, WIRE Comet here cman 94 82 ve Dames 2 a ee 3 fe ePrenee nen ence Dae 2 ig age BO'St Me 2 ‘But Tine hae were EE eat ae zane, ea, gone/vow gee race Ae BS SS Le deter of toe Deo , = Soe at paid ha Tries oD od Lppses grote gaa 8 mae ey BEA AURORA get ee TF Tins 99 Jo 88 por ~Sommey, cave 1) Fe fade aninesace PES Se Het Rrtatne Sy ‘Sor At I Cl Tae sw Tene gee ae he Fae TSrepiiots Jager tle the Mata petwae in Stagg ines Pep Mega ool Weeety Set Et fe aT Se Sei ro tte a al E 2 AF pent Pag zyleae 3 7 sa Ha | rb eu Hytili tht itt ities Te ae al ce iil tH i spa plpezaces Hu ee ee ia ae eal pt : Bath , aH AH] Ht Ls a HH id 234t AG alle ul ue i sda His is iy eal Hiailee at | Lit Pip meant ai it ite qu H Tis h fan oe neh i all ii j Hen di ihe iil fe Eee imporant Yugoslavia By a ~Rep AMBASSADORS Sava)Kosanovich of, Bll nye A nH m tat laa sant i! ‘en 4 it i it Hen pili ie ie in ili cat ea ea i i EEE He | le if ae fin i Ay ee aut 7 il if th ry a ii Hi A ull Hina ide eT ag [aT ! fel : eth iH i THe i: i tl il le i ue in i Hat te By | i fe, : i t al lei i te tis He Hap Lek Hie fi ny int gue) ln a th i ay He ie auiah Ha ae i Hail * alg fein iall HE ; Hy Heil 7 : i! i ae hla | slat at : Beg ia age S45t oe Bled) aie : i ve ; ia HE ad Rie) | fal HH tai] 2 ee ali AID Horde ‘Ceordian communist-line tri-weekly ‘East Wa,, Fittedargh, Pa, stoaitastly iat ine and operates, the U. 8., ae ‘the dinsoninstion of on on Serbian affair: "Ta foaveievia, As the lesiing Slav Teen 12 contained, Wankng the ported fron 12/6/44 to rable publicity fer commanist front Pee rican Slav Congreqe Afidovdas Committee and th South Slavic Anericgss. $t wapported the T170 and ‘Ukequivooally anf denounced opposition believed C exist against these governcente, Dus to the leaving of the former Baitor-In-Chief, MIREOWARKOVICH, to coafer with MT0 and his repre- £}) sentatives in Belgrade, lavda, ‘the editorship bas been under- gc}, teken by Reverend HI ihe Battor te 5 \ Milwaukee (Info.) 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Pgh, Field Division 61-118 Tranelations of SLOBODYS HEC ne contained in this report were made at the Ete a Fier 2 = OFFICERS In the "St: torsce sR S22 Ecotien seeceatery st I ORGAYIZATIOFAL STRUOIUEE eee eee ee atonent Of The Ownership, Menagenent, Circulation, Bte., Required BY ft The Acts Of Congress Of August 24, 1912, and March 3, 1933," regarding newspapers atidizts 2 moans of traneniasion, furnished the Fittsburgh Offi vy, ‘Hitteburgh Post Office, the following are given as officers 0: Publisher aAeasqorice ‘Witor ‘CHARLES\YUI CK Yenaging Biitor Yo! = Business Manager See SEAR Owner ERSTOVICH Thies statenent was filed at the Pittsburgh Fost Office by MAME SHUSHNAK on Octo- der 2, 1945, fet ete et a Bae, Bie ta ae Fgh, Ficld Division 61-118 "2, It te true that this yoar's celendare wore printed too tate, ‘Dut ve heve inspite of thie sold a sufficient mnber of calendars and som of the sollers have not sent in their money, In addition to the excellent success in ndvertivenonts for the calendar and bo- eides the fact thnt the calendar was excclient, the work of the galc of the calendars te not sntiefactcry. Our activists should have paid nore attention to this then than defore sclling the calendar "3, Boon we shall have received ecvoral hundred copies of the new dock "Gane For Tito." We ought to do our best to sell these books ns soon rs possible. The book was compiled by an Amorican Major who orgenizcd a ehipmcnt of wenpone to TIT0'e Arny md met TITO pereon- ally soveral timos, Tho prico of tho book 4s 62.75. "4, Wo mist finish the sale of the book of NIKOLA\TESLA, We should particularly interest the American enginccre and umbgniste in it, "5, Soon a book of MIRED MARKOVICH will bo off the press: 'That Wo May Understand Zech Othor.' Therefore it will bc necessary to organ ite the sele of thc e=mc. The book contains 350 pages and the price of the sano te $2.50. "Pho working committce decided that by the end of the month of March or in April, FIRKO MARKOVICH should start for the Frcific Const, to Gnlifornin, to work 4m the etrongthoning of our novonent and neve~ paver and in building up of clube and the apparatus, This will be Aiscuseed in detail at the meeting of the Supreme Board in Cleveland," August 14, 1945 —"Hoorganization Of Lentership Of Serbian Pro~ groesive Movement In City Of Akron Cerriod Out." Thta article, which 1s quoted below, indiontes the then policy of SLOBODNa HEC in its leader- ehip in the Serbian Frogreesive Movement in the United States. "Auron, August 10 - Last week, on Thureday evening, there was hore hold a’ epecinl meeting of the Scrbien political progressive club, which was attonded by the editor-tn-chicf of SLO3ODNa HEC, MIRED MARKOVICH, nn@ the manager ef the paper, SHUSHUAR. : -1e- J ‘Office Menwrandum + wxirep GOVERNMENT FROM + BAC, Pittsburgh ‘The following article which appeared in the Kovenber 1, 1917, teaue of the bore captioned Comumist line newspaper published at 1916 Bast Street, Pitteburgh, Pas, 0 furnished far your information: Address of AmbassedG-ROSANOVICH at Banquet of 2n4 Berbien ee “MIE THTORRATION COSTAIEED Rae eatatcens wera 1S CSL we aAweco I come ancng you to extend you the greetings of the peoples ant the government of the Federated People's Republic of Yugoslavia, headed by Marshal Tito end to thank you for the considerable aid which you have given your brothers in the old homeland. By ooinotdence, I found myself in the period of 19%, in this great country where I did my best to defend the truth ani contribute to the Dost of my ability to the thwarting of spreating untruthe on the part of the official representatives of the then Tugoslav governnent 4m exile and of all those who wanted to oomvince public opinion of Amerioa and its official circles of the impossibility of restoring Yugoslavia. I recall your valueble help of that time. I resesber 4 dear friend in the person of the late Rev. KRAJNOVICH and his cca- stant struggle, as well as of so many others of that period. You Americans of Serbian descent were hit the hardest. You were exposed to the greatest trials and the heaviest attaoke. You had to exeroise the greatest self-denial ant perspective carrectly to soe the couree of events because every effort was made to confuse yous The ides was thet when Serbien Americana follow the wrong Path, when chauvinien and national batred get posseasion of then, when hatred toward the Croats and Slovenes ani toward Tugosley wity As aroused in thes, then 4t will be esay for the same attituies to work anong Croatians and Blovones as regards Yugoslav uty, giving To: Director, PBI DATE: November 7, 19417 ™ Lanne ome owt artes chauvinime full eway end thus ecatributing to the weakening of the war effort in American ani rendering impossible the struggle for the salvation and restoration of Yugoslavia end the Balkans, - In « letter of thanks for an honor which was shown me in February, Agi, by & great number of you whe are now assembled at this Serbian 1 Qpae 2EOORDE TUNT 21948 Sear ' Ge JOY AE M99 / ag Mea oon ‘@ % ald To: Director, FBI November 7, 1947 Be: SLOBCDNA'REC Ie - ¢; REGISTRATION Act Congress when I was elected an honorary president of the Vidorden Congress I saids “In an extraordinary diffioult period of mankind you have with sacrifice ani self—deniel done your duty also toward your people fron whom you sprang and toward America of which you are good citizens, and toward mankind. Since my arrival in America in 19.1, in en officiel capacity, I found auong you the best understanding and beet cooperation for an over greater unification of national forces in the struggle Againet all manifestations of fascien. Together we tried to be as serbs - bearers of Serbo-Crosto-Blovenc-Nacedonian harmony end unity at @ tine when the enemy banked his entire hope on disharmony and hatred. Working thus we have contributed to the correct understanding of the national-Liberation struggle beset with so many obstacles and Dedevilled with so much gossip. Tine and events have borne out the truth thereof." And when taking leave of Serbs in America in a letter of July 24, 1944, among other things I wrote: “Ye have here been those who have defended the purity of the Serbian name et @ tine when it was being most degraded ty the ignorant. History will show that we were right and that by our defending the unity of Serbs, Croats, Slovenes, end Macedonians we have best rep- Tesented the true national Serbian interests end thus represented the‘; interests not only of Yugoslavia but also of Anerica and all United Nations. We have ty common sacrifices of & liberation war achieved greet successes in the country, but there still are groat trials. Enemies will partioulerly seck to confuse the Serbs and destroy thon with false defense of Serbian interests. I ask all xy good friend: to mike every effort to proncte harmony end unity. I ask all th who were boing deceived in returning to Serbien tradition and enter the great circle of national harmony . +. I ask friends who ha ‘the opportunity and bravery of seeing the right path fron the very cutest, that they forgive thomwho haven't seen it because they were deceived by those who thought they must be believed. The true national obampion is known by his setting the errant ones on the Tight path. Responsible culprits who misused their positions and misused the credulity of the ignorant will answer to the people for their misdeeds. The more you will promote harmony, the better it Will be for Bertdon, for Yugoslavia, and for America - toward which you have the greatest obligation.” hed 2- as Tor Ret Direotor, FET Movember 7, 1917 SLOBODNA REC IS + Cy REGISTRATION ACT That was the peth to which yon were omlled until his lest days by our great countrymin NIKO ARSLA. dod you, by your moderation, have contributed to the interest of the domosratic struggle of the world. Tou have contributed to the unifi- cation of all national forces in dmerica in the orgentzation of the war effort. And at the same tine, as Anerioans of Serbian descent ‘together with other Yugoslev Americans, you have shorn your American fellow-citizens that your brothers in the old homeland are with united efforts residing fasciem and struggling for freedom ant the restoration of their independent state, Tugoslevic In this you were able to be the best spokesmen. You end your predeces~ sare have come to this country in search of freedom and better eoonomic conditions. Most of you and those befare you have fled from Hapsburg serfdom be~ eause you were being oppressed both nationally and economically. You and your predecessors made valuable vontributions to the develop- nent of the New World. You with your brother Slovenes and Croatians have sweated, shed blood, worn your bones, expended brains, ani what- not for the progress of this country. Long is the chain of miners, farmers, scientists, and soldiers who gave their best for the general Progress and prosperity of the American Unions You have oonscientiouely deen doing your duty and you have become good oitizens of this great lend. Tho of us te not prout of the work, life and noblonoas of MIXOLA TESLA without whose work and mint electricity would not be what it now is in the world; whose motor has hernossed the Niagara and the Dnieper, turning the wheels of industry wherever there 1e electricity? In every spark of electricity, shines his name. Amerioa is the greatert beneficiary of TESLA's genius, He asked for no richoss And so, brothers and sisters, when during the war you have raised your voice for your brethren in the Balkans struggling not only for their life but also for @ better and more secure existence of mankind, your voice thus hed significance end importance. You were able to be the authorized epokesnen of the struggle which was going om over theres aM 4-750 (Rev, 12-14-88) : OK, XOCOKX FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION FOIPA DELETED PAGE INFORMATION SHEET 2 _ Page(s) withheld entirely at this location in the file. One or more of the following statements, where indicated, explain this deletion, Deletions were made pursuant 10 the exemptions indicated below with no segregable material available for release to you. Section 552 Section 552a Oo wx D wna) D xs) D wry (by(7 8) owe OD (bys) (oy(7HC) 0 wa) BH wy) OD we) OD wine) 0 we) D wn 0 we) Doxa) D ove) O tKys) D ows) D wx Owe) OD wx) Ow) O Information pertained only to a third party with no reference to you or the subject of your request 1 information pertained only to a third party. Your name is listed in the title only, © Documents originated with another Government agency(ies). These documents were referred to that agency(ies) for review and direct response to you. 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Recelver fizox", athat eine thir type receiving set is of @ kind which ie generally used by amteur radio experts or professionals and since the radio set itself was ip such condition as to indicate that it had been purchased under a vory high priority, he inquired of the subject how he happened = according Sie enrre nia reer — wae vague as to vherghe got ftermping that if had Delonged at one time to NURCLATESLAT S ct nd was purchased before the war in New York City. ii¢ not make any notation ef the eeriel number of trtertatie Dut civieed met coker pretext he can review the operation of this eet in the apartment of the subject and at that time get the serial number. x 7 Y CONTAINED ALL INFORMATION Goes tea SCLASS1FLED BS OS geben i ge OULD new Yugoslav Asbassador, Si ', has stated to the newspaper that ‘they do not ‘contemplate hostilities over the -P- Repart of Special agent duly 22, 19h6, at Washington, De relative to an interview had with the new Yugoslav Ambassador SAVA Ne entitled "War Over Trieste Not Anticipated by Yugoslav Envoy", ‘The article stated he had declared on the previous day that his country would not be provoked into any action in Trieste which would compromise the peace. 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Ys Report of Sectal agent aL dated May 12, 1942, at Detroit, ean. 8 copy of a bulletin entitled "ii.we Flashes from Czechoslovakia under Nasi Donination", published by the Ozechoslovek National Counct1 of America, 4049 West Twenty-sixth Street, Chicago, I111- nota, release no. 152, dated May 11, 1942s Thie Mulletin contains nove concerning the American Slav Congress held at Detroit, Michigna, April 25 and 26, 1942. The artiole contains the permanent ccmmittce set-up of the Congr’ and @ list of men of eminence among the delegates to the Congr This article te being quoted below: "AMGRICAN SLAY CONGRESS FOR GREATER WAR EVFORT® The coordination eotivitios of all groups of Slavic extraction in America for an {ntenaified war effort moved a long atep closer to reality as a result of the American Slav Congrece held in Detroit Avril 25 and 26 ani attended by more than 2300 delegates re~ presenting church, fraternal, labor, social and caltural groups fron all parts of the country. Byery substantial American Slav organization in the country was represented. Permanent Committee Set Up 4 vormanent committer was elected with adigparert, Vice-president of the Analcnrated Clothing Vorkera for President; Prof. J. J MMRHAL, of the fzechoslovak National Council, Vice-president; STEPEZRYZEMAN, ‘SR. of the Slovek Evangelical Union, Secretary; VI} of the Croatin Fraternal Union, Treasurer; end Blalz WTHER, member of the Zducational’ Gommittce of the ‘olish National Alliance, Chairman of the Board of Direetore. Partiotpsting Slavic nationality groups elected vice- presidents to the Board of Directors. Vice-presidente for the respective nationality groupe clected wore EDUMDNEOTNC, Polish; W. JHWMUZIE, Seep ¥. 8: . Slovek? VASIDMBIOOFF, Bulgerian; SAMUBSMMERLINICH, Serbinn; JOERMBUTKOVICH, Crontian; VINCET"GalNkaR, Slo— vone; PETENSRATICA, Carpatho-Ruseian; GEORGEYRIRINSKY, Macedonian; HARRY RUSESHXOF?, Russian; KIGHAELYIRATCE, Uerainian. 307 The various nationality groups aleo elected nenbers to the nationality comittecs of the Board of Directors. ‘The Retional Committee of the congress held ite first plenary session in Pitteburgh, Hay 10, to plan stevs to translate the decisions of the con- grees into action. Anti-Hitler Menmurce sdopted Main dectetons ombodiea tn the resolutions of the congress were? 1, To make a direct appcel to Amertosn Slave con~ prising more than half the workers in the wr essential industries of the nation to intensify their production efforte to cutproduce Hitler and the axis. 2. To intensify vigilance egainet fifth-columnists overnting within the various Slavic groups in thie country aiming to sow divieton and disunity in the war effort. 3. To chart » plan to reerust 0,000 anerican Slev volunteers for a house-to-house campaign anong American Slev feoilice for raising the avount of war bond aub- scriptions to 10 per cent of income. 4. To take all measures to strengthen the bonds of solidarity pnong American Slav groups end betweer then and the Slav pcoples of Europe for a concerted effort ngninet EITLER. 5. To incroase supnort of all war reltef agencies, particularly the Russian, Yugoslavian, Polieh, Crecho- slovekian, British, Grock and Chinese. 6. So take steps to counteract the anpersers. 7, To ect up a vermanent organization to coordinete end evctet tn carrying uut tho dectsioas adopted by the Congress. Reeponse Exceeds inticinations The response to the first american Slav Congress ever held in America exceeded all antictpations. It r vealed the dovth of anti-axts focling thet has seisrd hold of the agerfoane of Slav descent who oanc oxpreseing desires to do their utmost to the end that the power of Eitleriea, arch-foe of the Slav peoples ns of froedon- loving vcoples everywherc shall be decisively snashed. -~3- aad The delegates wre mostly brawny men from con) mines, steel mills, machine shos—-the nen on whon the nation 4 counting for mich of its wer essential goods pro— duction and wholesone-Looking wouen whose faces showed hardening lines of determination benoath war entles. Mor of Bnittence’anong Delegates among the delegatgé wore men and wonen of distinction in many fiolde of rotivity-—scholers, writers end clergynea, azong) then Rev. VIM ORKOVIOZ, who re~ presented the Rev. Bishop BTEPAT S, WOZNICKI + at the Congreas and delivered the opening invocation; Motropoliterdwtahon Benjantn, of the Russian Orthodox Church; Most Rov. JORVRTAWJUOVICH of Johnstown, Ponney- Avania, and EovrhRaWLOWSEI, of Buffalo, New York. among others present were JOSEPINWATTRAS, Qirector of the Polish Wettonal Allience of Pitteburgh; CHESTER 4. Yesse0s, President of the Relish Content Citizens’ Coo ‘pittes of Detroit; Judge i. OWSKI of Hantranch; Ceptain WMHEIMAT, Polteh War Veterans, Chicago; Dr. W. TOSOWBET; chatroan Mchigan all Slav Committee, Detrot Mrs, MPRESTSROWICZ, denr of Polish journalists, Buffalo, New York; ZLATEDBALOKOSICH, frmed Croatian violinist; FRAWAMGRIGORSK, assistant district attorney of Milwsukce and vresident of tho Fuleskt Council there; VINCENIXQLEIN, Secretary Chryelor Loenl Wo. 17 of UsW-CIO; Michigan State Senator, SUNLEYEOWE; Prof. 9. 5. Gat, President of the Czechoslovak Nationa’ Council; JOSEPE"TARTINEK, Exe- cutive Seeretery of the Czechoslovak National Council, _____Shicago; KAREDBROHAL, Prostdent of the American Boko? Union; ADOIPARCER, Prestgent of the Czech anertoan Mational alilance; 'VINCE"MYADSKY, Secretary of the Czech apertcan Netional Alliance; Rev. JAN SSBRADKC, Honorary Presidect of the Slovex etionel Alliance; Rev. ARNOST IZtk of the Federetion of Ancriorn Czcchoslovake in spt NICOLARESLa, Serbian anerican invent ISTAU, prostnent Slovenian writer; Dr. D. K. firet vicce~prasident Hichigen all-Slav Cocnitiee; SAMUEL RLINIOH, Prosident of tho Scrbian ational Foderation, Pittsburgh; Judge AMTHOVIWLUGAS, Pigteburgh; Ohio State SenetoGOYD-BOIGH; Judge GBORGE § SY, ‘Cleveland; -4- MONPMERGTNIK, Slovenske Marodna Podporna Jeanot Rov. hy KO, Clevclend; WOMMUZIK, President of the Cecchoslovek Society of ancrica; and Mrs. MARIE RUE of the Nat! alliance of Czech Catholics. Fron the serious and restrained mood of the delegates At woe vietble thoy had oo. for the ono purpose of ngrceing on @ common line of action to be taken to guerantce a specdy end of HITLER and the axis. There was a notable absence of the usual convention hilarity and abandon. dn Internntional Event Tt wee a wartine oerting dominated by a wartine grin nese. That the deliberetions of the congress would hove Antern*tional repercussions wae cvidencsd in the nore than thousend teleerene frou all parte of the world ‘thet rerched tae congress “uring the sessions. One of the wires grecting it was fron a Czech group in Teheran, Forsin; thore were nany fron Slevic groupe in Chile, argentina, Canada, and throughout snertca. Sovict writers and sciontists nnd menbers of tho Yugl- slay government tn Kutbyshey wired tho congress cessnges of greetings end good wieh The Congress was not only an event significant in the history of america's 15 nillion Slav-descended eitizons Dut freught with neaning for the destiny of the more then 200 nillions of Slav nooples across the seas en- encod ine life-and-death strugele against Nazi enslavers. For the first tine the peoples of the diverse Slavic groups tn snortoa were re=shing a connon understanding on & world-wide tesuo——e matter thet gave delogates @ feeling of considerable satisfaction. Far beyond tho brilliantly dolivored keynote speeches and the fron note of rosolve sounded in the resolutions— ell of watch raised the ssscnbly to wild cheers of on- thustasu——was the vibrant sense of unity which, given expression ty tho eoneress carried to the Slav peoples at 330 ‘throughout the world its ressage of redoubled efforts to crush HITLER mnd guarr toe a denocrntic victory for the world. Keynote--Production for Victory Froduction and arcrifice vere the keynote notifs of the nein address of the congr:se delivered by L80 KRZYCKI. Reminding listeners that Anerican Slave occupy @ key position in Anerica's war industrial pattern, he called for greeter efforts this year to turn the scales of victory in fevor of the d~nocrrctes. How to safeguard Anerican war production and ancrican norale took up the following sessions which were ad~ dressed by Prof. J. J. ZMBEAL, President of the Czecho- slovex National Council of ancrica, on fifth-colusn gotivities and nensures to be taken against thin; FRANK BRLISEEY, cheirsan of the Hichtgan Defense Sevings Pro- ren on‘netional orale; ELMOLIVER, of the Labor Division of the Wer Production Borrd and GZORGMDDES, Secretary- Treasurer of the Auto Workers Union on problens facing Uebdor in the war industrica. These subjects were troated in further detril tn special prnel discussions later. 10,000 Heer Hon. Prul V. Keltatt Two thousend pintos were served at the banquet tendered the delogates end gueste by the Michigan Co: Avericnn Slev Congress in the Masonic Teuple on april 25. But the clinex of the congress was a victory rally in ‘the Michigen State Fair Coliseum where 10,000 persons eesexdled to hear the Hon. Pal V. MoNUDT, Federal Scourity Aarinistrator and U.S. Governnent representative to the Conpress who greeted the delegetes and drow thunderclape of epplause by his appeal for "nore tanke for TIMOSHENKO", "In thie firet Slav Congrees you nave shown the world the miracle of anericen unity,” he declared. A Dospnie Trou Frosiaent RIOSEVELT ws recotved wishing the Congress success in its work." ~6- ad! 4-760 (Rev, 125 @ a o Oo o @ OOK 14-88) RGU FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION FOIPA DELETED PAGE INFORMATION SHEET Page(s) withheld entirely at this location in the file. One or more of the following statements, where indicated, explain this deletion, Deletions were made pursuant to the exemptions indicated below with no segregable material available for release to you. 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The industrial giant that the U. S. is today rests on the series of brilliant discoveries and inventions in the harnessing and i transmission of electricity conceived Whose daring imagination and concrete accomplishments are among the wonders of our age. By PAULINE KLOPACKA by Nikola Tesla, who came to this ‘country from the land of the South Slave when he was 28 years of age It was at midnight between July 9 and 10 in 1856 that a son, Nikole, was born to the Rev. Milutin Teale and Djouks, his wife, in the little Serbian village of Smiljan, in the province of Lika. Now 2 part of Yugoslavia, it was at that time under ‘Austro-Hungarian rule TTeala’s father, a Serb, was a priest of the Greek Church, and his mother of distinguished Serbian family, came from a long line of inventors. Both father and mother gave to the child a valuable heritage and culture developed and paseed on by ancestral families that had been community leaders for many generations ‘i was at rst planned that the son prepare for the priesthood but Nikola would have none of this. Physics and mathematics fase him. He would be a teacher of these favorite subjects, Bat then he switched to elec: trical engineering and 25 a graduate of Prague University— earlier training had been obtained at the Graz Polytechnic in Austria— he was set for his fret job. ‘At that time the American Tele- phone System was bronght to Europe and an inetallation set up in Buda- pest, where Tesla was « successful applicant for « position NHREE years later, in 1884, he was U.S. Bound. There were 4 cente fo the young immigrant’: pocket when hhe arrived in New York, but that did ‘ot disturb him. He had the names of friends. He would toon get to work. His confidence was well founded, since within « few years be was ‘counted among the ranking scieatictn ‘of the country, his discoveries bring ing in handsome royalties, , It i interesting to note the descrip- tion of Tesla st this tthe by his biog: rapher, J. J. ONeill in the book, “Prodigal Genius”: “Tesla was 0 ' 8 ‘spectacuiar. figure, in New 2k in mayor: “There is something in m draw up a desizn for a perfect motor " 989L-A tall, dark, bands “well. which is ooly perhaps illosory ... was also concerned with drawing up bait individual with e flare tor wear. tut if I were to be sufficiently for plan for a beer world. When ing clothes that gave him an air of tunate to bring about at least some Teale read the address of the then ‘magnificence, who spoke perfect Eng- of my ideas it would be for the bene: Vice-President, Henry A. Wallace, on lish but carried an atmosphere of fit of all humanity. If these hopes The Future of the Common Man, he European culture. He was an out- become one day a reality, my greatest was fired with enthusiasm. The Yugo standing personality to all who be joy would spring {rom the fact that lav edition of the speech included hhcld him.” One of his colleagues this work would be the work of a a preface by Nikola Tesla written in described him as “immaculately Serb.” October, 1942 eoomed, and of delightful courtesy Teala dedicated his life to peace, and charm.” to lightening the burden of toil from “Ow of thin. war, the great snce the A review of Tesla’s work is noth- the shoulders of his fellow man, As Petinnlng of history a nee world most be ing short of amazing. To quote from every scientis J. ONeiIs boot Sunetion in society, he was stricken . vets Tese's invention of the polypate Whee be aaw the coming of World 7th rls where ee mil be caratng crea sate tat wae decy War 1 and his inventions being pre- m9 Hamilaon of the soy bythe wolenee SP Spenae the toders: deciic aap, ASU for destructive purposes. He , Siesce and art will serve society or the ‘ wer era in which electricity ie tranapertea P0UBht desperately to prevent the war | beitcrmant and benutifcation of life, and not fr'hendrede of tails to operate the tor and Tade available a device which he _itdividasle forthe amaming of weaith. This (As fei et eal ty mc ‘who ao interprets his fees many. This ew wor ahd taal 18 in which there aball be no. thousands ction fectoree . new word ball not bea werd ofthe down: ogerinda dh Sate offered tothe world, maintaining that jedden and hated, bot of ‘tee mem Wrery one of the tall, Martian rane, it would make any country, no mat- end free sation, qual in digity and To ‘mision line that walks aczons the eanh and ter bow small, safe within its bound» ‘Pet for man «- 1 yore wires carry electricity to distant cit 4 Ee omencre Fede ery eyues Sits Hafler wan rejected. This man, whose work was s0 ad- ' ‘and every motor that drives every machine But once the war was an accom vanced of his time that much of it inthe county is « monument to him.” plished fact, and when the people's ie casey monument to him. ! ople’* gill remins unexplored could have iecic panel the wont decaf ime Armies Tose in defense of their ma- Lraased millions, but he was so litle ‘without wires and demonstrated his tions in what appeared to be an un- interested in personal gain that to stn, by hich power could'be ctawn caval fight, he did all he could to aye hie friend, Mrs Westinghouse, nection to the grounds he set the ‘ative THHly his countrymen to work to the from hankruptey he tore up a con ‘would have brought him {electrical vibration witha gemere: Tirit in the war effort ich eproued lighting that ivled Shortly before his death he wrote $12 millions in royalties, Pressed for fends during the latter part of his thy fen amlleg of the heavens It wat ® as follows to his nephew, M. Sava life, many of his inveations are lost ‘minor portion of thie dover that he re 7 sted eaten ais tem He pase Kesanovic, now Yugoslav. Ambasse- our brosdeasing methods of talay 40 dor to the U. Sete age when Sthes ww in tberwircese 40" 10 the U.S. te hema ly the det and dash sewage thet might But though he was often short of resident Roosevelt and : Neon, Dien of on Wor Produc ROMY be would walk veto Herald ton have repeatedly urged the Amer- Square and feed the pigeons. Tt was team people workers aod employer, Nmost © ected tru, feeding the to meet as fully os possible the goals piveons twice » day. They ‘established for the production of war hit Personal responsibility, through materials... . For that reason, my ( Years, end if he could not be dear brothers and sisters, as the old- Tigi) ease boy etd Be hived Bee ee esaeenine tea ect '© 40 the job in his tad, Often he to you, asking you to answer the call “ould oie ‘ehttesn hie ae sf Phasitent Reese _ment go that he might keep his “date The eckicocments ode brothers ° Herald Square. The pigeons were in eold noeetn ere eect opie 8 way to relaxation, a note of warmth pint which pormaes our Jollone, i am otherwise rigidly disciplined sr ipe fate of the Sexba Cross and We. He bad few friende and never ‘Slovenes is inaeporable™ married, since he felt a scientist rust 7 ikesp hitaeelf free of personal relo- Tesla was not satisGod with his tionships that would be unduly de- ‘chievements in releasing the earth ing. ‘quergiea so that men could work with Restless and eaver to unravel every ‘en beckbreaking effort and live more possible unknown to the very end of comfortably. The man who could ‘(Contlnad om past ) 2 add ~~ GEO MILEV TESLA describes only tfom the eandpo. (Continued rom pote 81 | HE AMERICAN SLAV hhis art ,".-. In.his attitude towerd ~ iste, he read a paper om the occa: COMMITTEE various eveots in the life around hiss, gion of his SOth birthday on the per- of Canton, Ohio which impress him strongly, be docs fection of a tube for atom amasbing, not take sides. He does not praise one As if that and hurt the other; be merely de- presented « a renting hhe sees, Srciprl communication. THE SLAVIC AMERICAN it with the delicate, aweet colors of ts the fragmentary stor peat ret iia, ct crinyieae of the | and projects best withes for its suc Geo was fined 20,000 leva and grant who, like #0 many tens of thou. |S This organ, we know, will be @ sentenced to one year in prison. He sands of his fellow countrymen, left {9° contribution to the enlighten. ‘ could not believe that the eourt could their homeland rather than live ax |" of the homes of American Slov make such « decision. With joking subjects within the Austro-Hungarian welcomes the new magezine referevce to the dullness of “their empire. Grostings to the Second Inve Honors,” he left the courtroom be He made a unique contribution to of lieving that the decision would never his adopted Jand, so ideally suited to j be carried out. the full acope of his genius, “the like | THE SLAVIC AMERICAN He was righ. Uneble to enfore of which io all hitory could prob rash i ir decision legal government ably be counted on the fingers of one perp ec atrsce oemrmae Best Wishes for Continued Success Next day, May 15, 1925, Geo was Ih is to be hoped that just as he in the Coming Year kidnapped from his home and killed eae aa ee 2 = U.S | ALL SLAVIC COUNCIL OF by underlings of Prime Minister in the sho: us his | "NORTHERN CALIFORNIA i ‘Aesander Teankof. adopted country might the THERN San Francisco, Calif The cara! world of Europe prox fl! electfomion of the Rakans, 759 Page St tested Geo's deth, Heari Barbuste, of | Tevering ite prevent policy towar | France, visited Bulgaria to investigate New Yugoslavia. GREETINGS FROM the cae. In his book “The Marder- JIM BALANOFE ers” he made reference to the circum- Czech and in Russia into Russian. i stances of Geo's death. Max Rein- A few courageous young people in bardt protested and “regretied the Bulgaria printed pamphlets about loss of a very gifted theater director.” Geo, ‘They were prompily. tortured Oskar Kokothka, in Vienna, recog and imprisoned, O10 East Foss Avenue bled the Ios of “e precios ete "Wey hi fami, eared for him eae gee nd eonnoisseur of modern for months, bul'we never learned Sioa: og exactly where and how he was killed. eeeecrenane, Many Bulgarian writers were si- There were rumors that he had eee ta Fre ibe i be sg Miley or express regret for bis demb. “Public Safety." These measures | rye en rume'nien tne USER. ‘The more courageous of them stated were used by Bulgarian Fanci long | ‘now evn aneny euiwone that “talent such as Geo's is born before the world knew of Hitler. Both [7 a tana Gt New Yorn ty nly once in # hundred years” that stories, however, avowed that his |—————— — “He was the most cultured Bulgar. spirit was not crusbed, Best Wishes fr Sacco to ian,” “The most honest and courage: Ceo's voice was silenced forever. THE SLAVIC AMERICAN oun.” ‘The murderers triumphed, but they | american Ruuian Fistarsl Socaty forgot that he who speaks for the tele 2089 FTE zet sa te common people freiom of women and deprived oot deeply mourned far Geo. They people does not die. In today's New Bulgaria, Geo Milev is honored as Efficient Service Since 1919 one of her most cherished sans. Geo's WON SENOFF ‘Poems are celebrated capecially by Genaral tnnsranee Behar ‘the youth of today, the heirs of the 191 East 14th St, Now York September Revolution of 1944, which Elrove 52904 folfiled his prediction of a decade | sasuranoe te abanner ta have than te need before that “September will be May.” 34 a3 mace e X ' : Office Men a dum + onirep s a GOVERNMENT aioe Director, FBT pare: April 11, 1949 now) suaject: ‘AYERICAN SLAV CONGRESS; eer (Bufile 100-5667) ta Enclosed are two copies of the Fell, 198 issue of "The Slavic American", a quarterly, published ty the American Slav Congress» fr, New York These are being submitted for information only, not for evidence. One cory is being retained in the files of this office. nels. 2 : oe © » &£ erg MM M108 be yo” MPR D2 1007 The American Way of Life oping ine ofthe Dee aie ee gears after te oad ol the Second) Worl] Wap the trom fe beating fora thin. Cn liber Se fring aesroned. Milone er Feet tm ontoraiy igh piv Jihe"Ameran Way of Life tae rican Way of Life: has been the issue in at Averican elec tian ever since 1726, Faery voter whe tes to the grils, yotes—inteligenth, for mistakenly: independe Gder the spell of inveterate partisare hip-—for ane oy another concept of nerican Way of Life ‘ourse, various peuple. livin constitutes the ran Way of Life, 1 propose also T shall be, Bt hove eas within te ee the American Way uf Life prineiples were born of the Amer. can Revolution. ‘They. were. won in Hruggle; nothing ae "fundamental and deep-reaching comes east. They in the Declaration of Ine dependence and the Constitution of the United States. Our job now is to perceive what policies. and. me ures will safeguard the Way. agai decay and corruption. and will fo ther its growth and evolution to meet successfully the problem of hanging times and_new conditions. The principles of 1776 are as vali fs ever, bul life ie diflerent todas from what it was then, Fortunately romth and change are of the very e= Sence of the American Way 3 frst principle of the Ameriean Way of Lites the righ 0 ill: and this most be safeguarded against war on the one hand. and on the ‘ther against poverty, which in recent decades has taken a far heavier toll than any war in which thiv nation has every for “been inslved- though the “next war,” if we permit it to be drumined up. wi} cevense the story “Why Go to War to Keep Others From Having Their Way of Life,” asks Adamic Th: seen prince wf the Ae can Wan is ler sans bron oe al Bit we have tons be thot its price flere tre hn on oto se ws Base iesigne on it “The third prinple of our Way ig alnance When rete en Europe fst began to sete hove tiv trav lund rich inthe gas of ware In forall that those gift have been bused bs janorance and irrespors iit and parison y exploiters and inonopslats. Our resourtes. ate Sill free enough- if “deforestation tnd erosion are checked in times and Pan mineral resmurces ave proper conserved: afford abund. sheer the life. to all th inhabt ese St ‘and «fourth principle of the Amer. an’ Way Js opportunity of ATPHE Proaresive Party promises to safeguard the right 10 lije by avoiding war—always the siddest failure of morality. and now the po lenial destroyer of human society and the globe itself ‘Whether or not we can avoid World War Il, 1 don't know dy know this—that if we don't try tw avoid it, nothing else fe woth try sma, Bt ie fate @ kind of curtain ang up in your living or read bows wr school «silly Xo worry about being called a Red or 2 Conjmanist, oF whatever, or abut being hauled up before she fantastic UneAmerican Activities Committee “futile to work al your job, what exch Senay be ll. wary abet Keeping on the good side of whoever fa take tht Job away from you War or peace? I don't know; but if we want any sort of future for this country. for the rest of the world, for oureelves and the Russians, for sou and me personally, then we'd freer wick for peace ss stand up for peace stand up with or new political vehicle. the Progressive Par ‘The Progressive Party further pro pogieyalcune the right to fe abolishing poverty. Cynics, pres tutes, and generally people without hope and ‘ision say" this can't be done, They say Henry Wallace is = starry-eyed visionary. We say i can he done if we will jealously maintain freedom, bear in mind the Bimitless capabilities of Americans, snd keep the grip of monopoly from arrogating the, resvares hat should sere all if we will insist upon the appli: fo of the evermore marvelous discoveries and techniques of science forthe common good. The Progressive Party propores to safeguard liberty — pot with. more Tip service, but by adhering fully to the Constitution, inchading the Bill of Righte and all subequent amend: sents, it all their vitality and inte: rity, and by reviving and enhancing the progeams and formulations of Rowsevelt’s New Deal. ‘The Prosre= vive Perty proposes to guard liberty (Continued 08 pote 261 aye The American Way A HALF HOUR OF MUSIC eee ae ‘against that danger which most dis- with turbed the Founding Fathers—the power of the military. And note how TWO DISTINGUISHED AMERICAN ARTISTS Bi’ thece hinge eee bes mls OF SLAVIC DESCENT erty is imperiled by poverty, by mo: opal by wat, Every mente which ino unigu the new party proposes is « measure se te saegaued ers ander th nem ey wer that our rh lend and ous el Album of Recordings | teaticeis igen: fom te lt a in ne last 300 years— po he ane Now on Sale make the good life available to every ae 4 sein hfe and tele obey ne Enlew of talon, ce oF aehgions Sd that thes frie of enerpie ad Ithor call not be'no dieded tat f iew'are glued wits waged eee ae ‘er gat for seas beyond See Fiahitclatied snd The pioneers who first possessed the “Adantic seaboard. and. later ZLATKO ue WAN ed ihe paren cull wn shee BALOKOVIC PETROFF dunce by strength and industry, by Vilinst Baritone the wide ewing of the ane. the Woe inet induc and them and on the plow, "There wes. op Py maLOnorle portunity galore, Almost any man tenn 70 tHe sun Despont portuniy galore Almott any, min CROATIAN RHAPSODY. ‘Lnotie few dollar dhe SBP OM EMER Oe sor Cea Fall Sons few dollars an acre, and become (Coninued on pare 21 By PETROFF ine ueeeno Cr eee aneeeeeeeeete HEENNrs camenr Fat Sone ARIA. PRINCE IGOR Borodin AMERICAN SLAY CONGRESS 208 East 42nd Street ee BOTH New York 17, N.Y. FoueE tat women TAUGHT ME Dron iRSE anna $4 for album of 4 records Prize selections for your library long fo be cherished and enjoyed FOUR RECORDS TO EACH ALBUM $4 the Album postage prepeid USE CONVENIENT ORDER BLANK 359-——>> Lenclose for [] albums) City & Zone State {Moke checks and money orders payable to AMERICAN te SLAV CONGRESS 26 The American Way fan independent farmer. Amy aman could setup a bitle store in @ ne Cunmwunity and berone 2 prosper rerchant a+ the town prew. Almost fan) man could start a paper. extah Tish a factory or mill. or open an and lecome an industrialist, ns of rendered us Tess for human use and habitation hy ‘This i= no Longer true. Mill square miles have be Sbhe defurestation and by number of family far Gwindles yeatly: every day hundred fof indeypdent merchants and sinall ining. milling and manufact jurced 0 Inthe power of in Wall Set The relents linitaton of upper sanity, the shrinking of abu for milion he vikeuces de to hie fry in dehance ofthe Comaetion fn in content of the tradition that iegan jo 1776, the further threat Brunet freedom inthe mas fron clinitaary rue, the deniel af fe fell to unnumbered viens of pox Sty, and he grave ihreat to all oor TeE SR the probable of 8 war ‘sah std bor and bacteria “iho les clopmentes condita Reeser moe te Ae The Progressive Party proposes to resiore and. soeguerd. and! exend that Way-the.emphase is on the word “exiend™ ‘Nothing In nature lands tl, and no more can human conomie and socil and pelican Stations, Change is the key Pen. ple of the American Way--growth ms progres Hadi net bees for that principe. the USA. would pot existe woukd not now be de Eating the" devhione rade, in. an eon: we poald si be colonial jects, or we wouldnt be ere et inoply. ventered If we remembered more vividly what daring it took in 1776 16 rejvt monarchy and form a republic, we would have less hesitation in reject. ing the Netional Association of Man ufacturers’ notions of “free enter. prise and alopling measures mor In keeping with Voday's facts of lil We would not hesitate to defy. the sgreateat power on earth —that of mee opoly ‘corporations. and. carl, ‘those agents have lately seized eon rel of the US, Government Manion rom pone 26% ler Henry Wallace's lealershi the Prageeni through ‘which those who try and are aber in favor of their ow rightolindividval Interests can exprese themselves. por Iiieatle 2 Wo 9S i150, ing that “et tho eing drummed up. won't estoy deal belore then We know now that we have esa lished fr foundation for the new party under the leadership of Henry Wallan and Gen ‘Taylor. Pessane ally, Tar ot jn this campaign o fr because J think, ax 1 do think that Henry Wallace i 8 great Amer fan wh should be inthe White House jn thie crucial period. In the me I'ma in thie campaign Decaue, ke Wollave and Taylor, hike many other Amerie brane imac tht nether ofthe old partes to deal ‘Sih the profound crisis which com ing o's climax in these mile years ot he 200y comune Tam. his Ihovement, beau want Alp hulle’ new people's party that wil Br capable of coping withthe evi ni cemerging upon or and the rest he woah IKE many Americans, 1 am for tignborn: and every once in 8 while I hear or read some remark to the effect that 1 have no right to. be doing what T am doing-—helping the growth of-« new party which hopes feat’ the "ese Sah cemathe famine me. Tt bo happens that T have fend rather extensively in. American History, not ae taught in most schools but as it really happened, and T am impressed by hi fact—thet in all crucial or climactic periods inthe fareer of this country. the socalled foreigners played important roles. ‘The Irish and German elements, for estance, were the big. “foreign” sroupe around 1776, and it was they teho became the backbone of General Washington's revolutionary aren) The Trish and German clemente leo {niched the mace support to Thomar Jellerson when he stated » new parts 150 years ago. Jefferson did not tr tmphTmmediotely tae Wallace ida) ; his supporters stood it with Hint uni he did (ae 7 hope we will (Cantinued on page 304 Greetings From MARY ANTONIC » BOZO BARANIC yp affers itself ae MILO BARANIC JOHN BEZELJ PAUL BIAZEVICH KAY BEGOVICH FLORENCE FERKICH GEORGE GELSOVICH STEVE HROSTI FRANK KURSOC LJUBICA LOVRICH ANTON PESUSICH ERICA PETRAS NICK PETRICH A. PUATCKY LUCY LJUBENKO Lodge 3172, A.R-F.S., Sioux City, lowa PETER ZAKUTONSKY Lous KLYM MARY KLYM HELEN WONSowic PAUL ROMANOV MARY ROMAN BRANCH No. | GARY, IND. BRANCH No. 3295, IWO,CAR- 'PATHO-RUSSIANS, GARY, IND. MILLIE. KLYM MicHAgL Kum ANNA. SAMOZKA ititen Wanzowiez A.S.C. of Newark, N. J. JOHN J. KASKEVICH, M.D. 530 Summer Ave., Newark “SOHN BENKO JOHN DOLINAJEC MICHAEL DROBAN EMKO ASS'N, , ATEVEN DZUROSKA ‘STEPHEN HRUSKA TILLY JANOVITZ MICHAEL KOLARIK STEFAN LACKO. JOSEPH MATEJKA MICHAEL MATEJKA JOSEPH MEDVECKY AMRO RIBAR ‘SHEPERO SHOE STORE » MATES STROMKO STEFA TAL “JOSEPH TURZA FRANK ZAVARTKAS JOSEPH ZILINEK 2 Delegotes The American Way with Wallace). The same, was true ‘again in the period of Andrew Jack- ‘on, when American democracy took Germans, Finns, Poles, rs and others. This vas quite natural. As new: comer ho, tare Bere neaking hb fers, abundance and_ opportunity, they had a move acute sense of what ‘America professed, and. they. Took American ‘prineipee_ uve. seriously akan mang ol the old line Americans twho had begun to be matter-of-fact, Ht not smug, about the country. AS neweomersy they. were somerbat out de the mainstream of American lif. By going behind the cause of Wash: ington, Jefferson, Jackson and Lin coln, they became part of the main- stream, ‘They promoted themselves from’ second-class eitizens to. Rite class It was Americanisaton at ite ser bea ade ior, eich the traditions, it integrated the new ‘Armercans into. the country at 8 whole, ‘And it is quite natural, and very feta, that ay of i the pew-immigrant groups have join with mang olddine Negro Americans, wrth many. white Americane of the Carlier immigration waves, with Hen- £9 Wallace, inthis movernent to form new party and make it competent 10 deal withthe complex problems loom: ng before us. Many. of us. Slavic “Americans already in 1946 and early in 1947, tensed that Henry: Wallace res right, and we became part of the growing impulse to form a new party 30 BY We FiGHT FOR 1D a ny a. PEACEFUL WORLD (Continued from page 29) Regardless of what some of our o nents have sald, this fact Sa still and wonderfully in the American trs- dition, It is part of the Americaniza- Son proces I i ascording Yo the (merican Way, We are_promotin Cursive Grom secondlese to fra class citizenship. This is resented by some of the Americans of the older strains, the self-styled standard Amer Scans: bot don’t let that worry you too much, They, too, are being American ized or reAmericaniaed as you # sume your full rights and duties of ilienthip. Americanism has its Mandards, to be sures very high Sandavds; boi nt anything eid 8 ive, vital, open to change and enrichment. Slavic Americans are part of the ‘whole immense American dynamic which is as yet litle understood, and 5s full of promises and dangers. By coming here, we of the new immigra tion greatly complicated the Ameri- can civilization ay it was, say, 90 oF 100 years. ago. Most Siavie™ imi: grants became workers in the great industries, and now their energy is integral with the American scene as fe whole. Most immigrants in the last 100 years or so worked hard. many of them to hard at 00 Tse ayy and hrelped to create a complex industria ack white Herel a now needs intellizent handling. and antral. I is our duty to tke an ac tive interest in finding an. approse to the immense industrial, economic and sociel problems facing us: Tet me repeat, our coming here an cour labors ia the last several decades have helped to create these problems. Most af us who came over were in im singing the National Anthem. ordinary people. But in the new im: tigraion’ waves were also some ex traordinery. human beings ‘There wan, for instance, « man of nits, Nika ‘Tesla, His ‘numerous “inven tions now are one of the most impor tant fastore in the immense Amer india scheme ih toby 3 the high "promises that pulsated through Teles brain, but which are also fall of dangers, Personally, a» ne who happens to be proud of be ing of the same backpround war Tea, [feel itis my special duty to hip do what necessary te ineure tht Testes work, a well es the work oF ordinary” ean women," > into the fulfilment of promises in Sor "American Way. of Life, rather than contribute 10. the catastrophe now threatening N 1942, Henry Wallace made his famous speech, on, “The Century of the Common Man.” Nikola Teal, ho rag er ancominon may Feb Tety endorsed that speech in plowing terms, And T think that T speak not ‘nly for myself, but also for Tesla. sehen T assert that the American War UI Life ie wot the way of incredibly greedy monopoly profits and probi five prices for the necesities of life, Look at this picture: Millions of men in their best years who fought and Suffered, many of whom will carry greater of leser dieabilities to their wres—veterans 10. whom we said ‘Nothing is too good for you" onable to secure homes of mia decency and convenience. Their fem Ties cennot be adequately fed with reat at 704 fo $1.20 1 pound. What ver wage increases they may secure \Contneed an pope 3 comments from our readers ~~ Dear Editor Our small club of eight members, from a small mining community in Penasslvania, until te cently was known as the Rural Ridge Busy Knit- ters Club. We are now # chapter of the Con gress of American Women, We have only fifteen dollars in our treasury and out of this we are sending you $10, be cause of our desire to contribute to the work you are doing. May it help in some way towards The Slavic American's fight for freedom and democracy. Anno ominac. Pres. Anne Kondrich. Sec'y Julia Pukaving. Treas Rural Ridge. Pa Dear Editor: I send you post haste my renewal subscription for The Slavic American Tn all sincerity—keep up the good work for you are doing an excellent job in the struggle ‘against fascism. T never miss an issue Rev, Eliot White New York, N.Y. Dear Edit How about more profiles on Slavic American writers and scientists like Nikola Tesla? The field for this type of material is virtually endless Anton Markulic Los Angeles. Cali (See poge 19—Ed.) The A erican Way through theic uniows, increased living costs sill slay one jump ahead of ‘We of the Progressive Party ony Patty i this is not the American Way of Life ‘And “*we" includes great numbers of exGls and young workers, oldatock hu w ‘Americans and immigrants: Ameri cans of all breeds and backzrounds, all Americans are employed at belter than mere-esisience wages or are enzozed_in business oF pre sional activities at a reasonable com: Penvation: if all Arvericane are well clothed and fed: if all Americans are secure insiead of uncertain and worried. as the majority. arr to there will be no. war. ‘The Hearst Peplers. Forresials and Bullitt: won't Bet to frst base in trying to prop. ‘agandize us into fear and hate of other countries which are emer fut of backwardness and. because of their diferent historic. experiences, are attempting a different system for providing brie and opportunities or their citizens ‘own interest R Why go to war to keep others from having their way of life? We then. Wallace movement in the Prog cupeaie i cider hep the Rene Wa of Li I or roach prevails in time, there will be Ino war and Rossa ill be lange to America, to the American Way of Ife. The chief danger to thi coun tes and fo our intitutione under the CCansitation les in our present high level politiciane and wire pullers who hate raised the ery of Commmoniam and of the ‘Russian’ menace att finokescreen to neutralize any fie militancy on the part of to seare us in the new-immigrant avoupe, 10 frighten the Negrocsy and to confuse the they wont be able to figure out who tr what is responsible for high living if costs, Henry ‘Wallace clearly meant shat he sajac a0 he and his acthe fupporiess were. smeared, lest too inany voters vote for hav and in thet not ple. generally The oldline politicians and wie Nantes fas pags Ms and he propagendie ae it deta Sic ala ie the ‘Auetic ting wise to themselves and di ing @ return to the American Way of Tifeethe Way defined in the Decl ration of Independence and the Com- Sitution of the United States. ‘That's what they are aftaid of that's what we Progressives stand for and that's what will prevail if you fand I all of us and all of oar neigh Bors ‘wherever we come from. do os, ternthing ip our poner to build the pan tht ha come nto big around the personsity and politica Dhiloopbs of Henry Wallace” We, al fof lve to do al we ca in this post-election period to make of the Progressive Party party capable of saving the country and helping to bring about a world in which the American Way of Life will include ike antagonism, but construc tie interest in the ways of ‘other countries 50 ‘= FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION Burewa File #100-118062 Report of Special Agent: ay 27, 1509 ot ceca asl SE Feference report thet indices of the ten Tork tftice be checked against the ‘/ i” SavA\ROSANOVICH first cane to the attention of the Pureau in January, 1943, ‘the death of HIKOLA TESLA, one of the world's outstanding soientists in the electrical field, During his lifetine, TESLA conducted mny experinents in conection with the wireless transzission of ectrical power and just prior to death, was interested in what is connonty called the "death-ray*a Ah) ry ° The notes and records of TESLA's experinents and formlae, after bis death, Py of TESLA, and he attempted to secure possession of TESLi's personal effects, wd hired a private lockemith to gain access to TESLA's possessions, The Bwreau was interested because of the supposedly vital importance of TESLits faventions and the desire to keep thea out of eneny hands, as one informant minteins that SOSANOVICH was prowAxis in bis sympathies, The matter was later jundled as an alien enemy, custodial detention matter and no further in- ‘etigation conducted by this offices (BY 1 . ‘The Bureau advised by letter of January 21, 1943, that Ate files revealed confidential inforagtion concerning HIROLA TESLA and his Anventions and advised that one NICOLA\TESLA, who might be identical with MIEOLA TESLA, made & speech in Springfield, Massachusette on July 4, 1922 ‘under the auspices of the Friends of Soviet Russia, (5), net Se PERE acca eceeeee eer 7 ) i‘ ie ii Office Memorandum + unvrep stares GoveRNMENT to + MR. TOLSON - ‘dare: Jan, 30, 1951 pee reom : Le Be NICHOLS i 7 resets 13 Pinder i aor MI 2 ey FE os ne oose 2 |r in toon for the nézt two or three days and wanted to ace m I told him Z would be glad to see him late yesterday or teday at hts conventence. He £8 coming in today at 2:30 Dems I aeked him tf there was anything apecial which would require my doing any checking, He stated there we wanted to discuss. + 0 things he KS 1, The case of NiboldWesla and Abranae W, Spane President of International Li ‘corporat on. Our files reflect that Nicola Tesla was one of the ( world's outstanding scientists and in fact designed the generators ¢ installed ot Niagara Falle, He died tn New York on January 7, 1943, and is supposed to have left details and plans called death ray. roe Our files also #eRlect that Colonel Erakine of Military Intelligence ¢ on January 9, 1943, aduteing thot Teslo had died, that A. Spane] Nod conauntcated with the Far Depart~ regarding thts death, that Teela had a nephew noned Sava “Kfesanovich who had taken p sion of Tesla's papers and Spanel ght the papers might be used against our Government, We made an immediate tngutry tn New York. and the siret Teport was that Kosanovich and others entered Tesla's room with the 7 aid of a locksmith, broke inte a safe containing some of Tesla's valuable papers including formula, «a . Cotnctdent with this, on January 8, L. Me C, Smith called Mr, Tamm regarding the death of Tesla and Smith etated he was talking to the Alien Property Custodian about setring ti Te interviewed Spane] who expressed concern ever Tesla's effects and Spanel atated that Kosanovieh had turned over the effects of Tesla to the Alien Property Custodian, Spanel further stated the day defore Teale died, he tried Yo get tn touch wigha a / ‘the War Department to rake avatlable certa gyre! ‘sa 2p 930" f eer mes RECORDED - “wR DESTROY! : IWOEXED - 18 ** ROS yn or yop As 8 D> In 1945, we talked to a Private Bloyce Fttsgerald, who stated he had been aoseciated with Tesla, and shes’ the aray believed that Tesla'’s "death ray” te the only defense againet atom bomba. It was very clear we had no responsibility for Tesla's effects, that the Alien Property Custodian seized the and we earned later that Naval authorities made microfilne of all hie papers. We Kosanovich conruntcated with the Bureau on March 29, 1950, and under date of Apri] 8, 1950, in response to hia request for the microftins of the papers of Tesla, who was a relative of Kosanovich, we advised Koscnovich that thts Bureau had never been tn possession of Tesla's papers. (sxaXb) Senator ‘a: the Bureau five communicattone received fron a which pertained primarily to Abroham™Spanel. This ‘et: mentioned the FBI at length in thes? coaninications, pointing out that Mr. Fozworth had been called tn on the Tesla case but was killed shortly thereafter, He further atated that he was assoctated with Fitzgerald and as such b came in touch with Tesla. He stated the FBI investigated this matter but their hands were tted, that there was nothing the FBI oould di, they had been atopped from @ higher level, that ‘the FBI agent he deols with, reetgned ond requested i never to discuss the matter with him again, that © @ wife and family to consider and that the last hope was Congre. These connunicationa were furnished to the Department on September 19, 1950. ai”. siete asd td have an gent, who entered on does not cate that we have ever sntervies on the baste Jo, 08 SEED 22lecattons. I think we should sce what apectrics QB vants, 1 think we can tel] him on the Tela popere that when they were Teported to us, the Department stated that the Alien Property Sustodian was gotng to seize the papers and thot we learned Spanel had called the War Department about the "alling into the wrong hands. dum = - UNITED STATES GovERNMEAS Off Me een emerges . ' “p. u Wy mw ow sonnet: : im a Hie af the Btate Departaent satorned obtained a note from Colonel Groabach, Special concerning the above mentioned’dndividual. Mr. Ig ‘at te a mapplied = Colonel Grombach Caer http meee RECOMMENDA TION It 49 suggested this memorandum be referred to the Internal Security Bection for ite inforaation, Fale) - 4 rxe) ~ sol age s-[ "Se 14 1947 200 96 yor) HVA 23 194) 1g i: & @ S | a5 ped f. j \ = } ./” FEDERAL BUREAU \U_OF \NVESTIG ion ‘Toe cage omewnare a* WASHINGTON PIELD ReroRY WADE AT SYNOPSIS OF FACTS: ree 4y K/L geeks, tn imarvien and signed statenent says Q~ surean “CLS SOS I~ San Francisco (100-29336)(Info) 1 - Los angeles (65-5203)(Info) 1 New York (65-14642)( Info 3- nanington Field (100-9616) Real report and its co FBI and are not to be distributed outside of agency to WFO 1100-19616 SE KET . INTIRVISN OF THE SUBJECT s interviewed at the Washington Field office by Sat ‘and the reporting Agent, on Kay 9, Ge 10, and 13, 19b¢, and the reporting Agent, g on May 26, 1952. History Prior to intering United States stipe WFO 1060-19616 Acquaintanceship Officials in the Yugoslav Government he was interested in Yugosyav matters, Yugoslav progress in engineering, and their advances in equ said he was also desirous of making the acquaintance of NIKOL@ATESLA, who was an outstanding Yugoslav scien~ of the founidrs of Testinghouse. He said KOSANOVIC was not a gree RE { WFO 100-19816 ie adninistrator, but he has considerable respect for him in many ways. He believes that KOSANOVIC emphasized to the Yugoslav government. that he (KOSANOVIC), would be especially effective as Ambaseador because he was a nephew of TESLA (mentioned above) and a friend and 4-780 (Rev. 12-14-88) yeoconK FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION FOIPA DELETED PAGE INFORMATION SHEET Page(s) withheld entirely at this location in the file. 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C. ac, Gowser — LOYALTY OF EMPLOYEES OF THE UNITED NATIONS AND OTHER PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS Smopris: ‘ ONE RATIAL “is deamon csainn aber ecomendsin momo of the FA 1 he pers of he FRE aad net eu gen Abd WFO 136-4085 INTERVIEWS WITH was interviewed of the Chicago ted at thiz time he ze intere:= v prog: 2: in eng oring, éF He Saic he yas also desirs. ‘ Ay who was an out- ww ccientict atone of the foun in Yugoslav mviere, Yu,> theiz advances in equipment. of making the acquaintance of NIKO) standing Yugos Ne 0: Westingnouse. not a great edministrator, but in-many ways. i ieves wiset 2 emphas Vagoslav government inet he (KOS !OVIC), woule be es, Gizective is Anbessacor because he wae 2 nevphew of i mentioned above) and a friend of liayor LA GUAPDIA, and éther influential persone in this country.