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Frederick M. Hendrickson Papers, 1902-1958

Identifier: AP-0007

Contents of Collection

This collection contains letters, postcards, photographs, and papers of Frederick M. Hendrickson, a 1903 graduate of the New York Nautical School (now Maritime College).


  • Majority of material found within 1902 - 1905
  • 1902 - 1958

Language of Materials


Conditions Governing Access

Appointments to examine materials must be made in advance. Please e-mail for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Conditions Governing Use

Reproductions may be provided to users to support research and scholarship. However, collection use is subject to all copyright laws. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Biographical Information

Frederick (Fred) M. Hendrickson (also referred to as “Spike” by classmates) was a 1903 graduate of the New York Nautical School (now SUNY Maritime College). At that time there was no shore-side campus, and all education was carried out on the ST. MARY'S schoolship. In 1903 Hendrickson sailed to France and Ireland on the ship. After graduating on October 6, 1903 at age 18, Hendrickson transferred as a cadet to the SS PHILADELPHIA bound for Southampton, England. However, in 1905 he gave up his seafaring career due to health reasons. As of 1912 he was a salesman with the National Bridge Works in New York City. Hendrickson was a resident of the Springfield section of Queens County.


1 Linear Feet (Two standard archival boxes. )

Arrangement of Materials

The collection is arranged in four series: I. Letters addressed to Hendrickson, 1902-1905; II. Postcards addressed to Hendrickson, 1903-1905; III. Photographs, 1902-1946; IV. Personal Papers, 1902-1958.

Physical Location

Stephen B. Luce Library, SUNY Maritime College 6 Pennyfield Avenue Bronx, NY 10465 Telephone: (718) 409-7231

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection is presumed to be a gift to the library from Hendrickson or his family, but no documentation of the acquisition has been located.

Related Collections at Maritime College

Captain John Stansbury Baylis Papers, Class of 1903

Louis E. Weickum Papers, Class of 1903

Processing Information

Processed by Nicholas J. Falco, Archivist January 1999. Updated by William Choi (student worker) and Annie Tummino (archivist) in February 2017. The arrangement from 1999 was retained, with edits made to the description for clarity.
Frederick M. Hendrickson Papers
February 2017
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Original finding aid created by Nicholas J. Falco, Archivist, in January 1999. Finding aid migrated to ArchivesSpace by William Choi, part-time library assistant, in February 2017, with further edits by Annie Tummino, Archivist.

Repository Details

Part of the Stephen B. Luce Library Repository

6 Pennyfield Avenue
Bronx NY 10465 United States
(718) 409-7231