Lieutenant Commander Sam Antonia Hill, USN
An Inventory of His Collection in the Navy Department Library
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|Repository:||Navy Department Library|
|Creator:||Sam A. Hill|
|Title:||Sam A. Hill Collection|
|Abstract:||The collection consists of two scrapbooks relating to Sam A. Hill's enlisted service in the United States Navy in the early 1930s. They contain newspaper and magazine clippings, cartoons, poems, ships' newspapers and miscellaneous pieces of ephemera relating to ships he served on and the United States Navy in general.|
Sam Antonia Hill was born on 20 November 1910. He enlisted in the United States Navy after graduating from El Paso High School in 1930. Hill served as an enlisted seaman from 1932 until 1944 when he was commissioned as an ensign. He retired in 1957 with the rank of lieutenant commander.
The bulk of the collection consists of two very large scrapbooks assembled by Sam Hill while he served as an enlisted seaman aboard USS West Virginia (BB-48) and USS Maryland (BB-46) during the mid 1930s. They are filled with newspaper and magazine clippings and photographs, cartoons, poems, ephemera and ships' newspapers relating to events and cultural activities in these ships and in the United States Navy in general. Additional items includes ephemera relating to his graduation from El Paso High School in 1930 and a collection of personal notes and poems.
The collection organized into four boxes: one box for the one 144-page scrapbook of 1932; two boxes for the 200+ page scrapbook for 1933; one box for a leather notebook and three-ring binder containing autographs, poems and personal notes. This box also contains a folder of miscellaneous items of ephemera.
|Scrapbook titled "FATE, 1933 to 1936," (Box 4)|
|Leather bound notebook containing autographs and personal notes from Hill's shipmates and superior officers.|
|Collection of Poems, circa 1932-1936 (Box 4)|
|Three-ring binder containing a collection of poems, no authors listed [written by Sam Hill?]|
Restrictions on Use
Manuscripts are unavailable for loan and must be consulted in the library. Photocopying of manuscripts is generally prohibited, though the use of digital cameras by researchers to reproduce non-copyrighted materials is permitted. Permission to photocopy a limited number of pages may be granted by the reference staff, contingent upon the physical state of items. All photocopying of materials shall be done by the reference staff, or under their close supervision. The use of personal scanners by non-library staff personnel must be approved by the reference staff on a document-by-document basis (Reference: Naval History and Heritage Command Instruction [NAVHISTCENTINST] 5070.1C.).
This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Cite as: Historical Manuscripts, Navy Department Library, Naval History and Heritage Command, Washington DC, Sam A. Hill Collection.
The collection was processed and a finding aid prepared by Thomas Wildenberg in April 2004.