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A.J. Hewitt letter

Guide to the A.J. Hewitt letter

Collection number: HMC-0825.
Creator: Hewitt, A.J.
Title: A.J. Hewitt letter.
Date: 1929.
Volume of collection: 0.01 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Materials in this collection are in English.
Collection summary: Businessman’s letter concerning the operations of the Anchorage Times newspaper.

Biographical note:
A.J. Hewitt was a businessman and former stockholder of the Anchorage Times newspaper.

Collection description:
The collection consists of a letter written by A.J. Hewitt regarding the operations of the Anchorage Times newspaper. Hewitt wrote the letter to Alex H. McDonald of the Alaska Steamship Company in Fairbanks, Alaska. In the letter, dated November 29, 1929, Hewitt describes the operations of the newspaper, including position titles, monthly salaries and duties of the seven employees of the paper (manager and editor, associate editor, job printer, printer, two linotype operators, and bookkeeper); handling of overtime; payment of newsboys; payment of expense accounts; amount of circulation; and subscription rates. Hewitt gives the names of the associate editor and job printer as Fisk and Lawson, respectively. Attached to the letter is a copy of the 1929 advertising rates for the newspaper, with rates per day and month for numbers of inches, and national advertising rates.

Arrangement: The collection is arranged in original order.

Digitized copies: The collection has been digitized and is available on Alaska’s Digital Archives. For information about obtaining copies, please contact Archives & Special Collection.

Rights note: Archives does not hold copyright to materials in this collection.

Preferred citation: A.J. Hewitt letter, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Acquisition note: The collection was purchased via Internet auction in 2005.

Processing information: This collection was described by Jeffrey Sinnott in 2005. The guide to this collection was converted to current standard by Veronica Denison in 2015.

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