Finding Aid (PDF, 110KB)
Samuel S. Sukowitz was a Specialist Second Class in the U.S. Maritime Service. He served at the Service’s Training Station on Hoffman Island in New York, where he worked on the staff of the Station’s weekly newspaper, which began publication in 1942.
Scope and Content Notes
This collection consists largely of correspondence received by the Hoffman Island Training Station regarding their weekly newspaper, the “Hoffman Island Log” and eventually “Fore and Aft”. Correspondence includes discussions from the Staten Island Printing and Publishing Corporation, internal discussions regarding cost of the publication, censorship orders/requirements, enrolling offices to ship the newspaper to, and thank you letters from various base stations for the quality of newspaper. Also included are a few pieces of official correspondence relating to Sukowitz’s service. The correspondence is arranged chronology.
This collection should be cited as Papers of Samuel S. Sukowitz, Archives Branch, Naval History and Heritage Command, Washington, D.C.