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August G. Hiebert papers

Guide to the August G. Hiebert papers
1964-1999
 

Collection number: HMC-1429.
Creator: Hiebert, August G.
Title: August G. Hiebert papers.
Dates: 1964-1999.
Volume of collection: 3.0 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Collection summary: The papers of an early television and radio broadcaster in Anchorage and Fairbanks.

Biographical note:
August “Augie” G. Hiebert was a pioneer of broadcast radio and television throughout Alaska. Born in 1916 in Washington, Hiebert earned his ham radio license at age 15. He moved to Fairbanks, Alaska in 1939 to assist Austin E. “Cap” Lathrop in the set-up of Fairbanks’ first radio station, KFAR. While experimenting with facsimile transmissions, Hiebert stayed on top of wartime transmissions and was the first in Alaska to hear of the attack on Pearl Harbor. After the end of World War II, Hiebert moved to Anchorage to start the KENI radio station. He married Patricia Stadler (with whom he had four daughters) in 1947. In 1953, Hiebert founded Northern Television, Inc. He began broadcasting the KTVA television channel in Anchorage that same year and added the KTVF channel in Fairbanks in 1955. Hiebert went on to start Alaska’s first FM radio station, KNIK, while also acquiring the AM stations KBYR and KFRB. Hiebert pushed for establishing satellite communications in Alaska, earning him the Anchorage Gold Pan Award in 1969. Alaskans watched the Dallas Cowboys play the San Francisco 49ers on KTVA in 1971 as their first live telecast from outside Alaska. When not working in broadcasting, Hiebert served on the UAA Journalism Department Advisory Council and the U.S. Air Force Alaskan Command Civilian Advisory Board. Hiebert sold Northern Television, Inc. in 1997. He died in 2007 in Anchorage.

Collection description:
This collection contains Hiebert’s files from his work at Northern Television, Inc. and his various radio stations from 1964 to 1999. It includes correspondence with reporters, broadcast conglomerates, and Alaskan organizations, board meeting minutes, and administrative records.

Arrangement: The collection is arranged in the original order in which it was donated to the Archives. Folder titles are provided by the creator unless in brackets.

Digitized copies: This collection has not been digitized. For information about obtaining digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.

Use restrictions: Some files may contain personally identifiable information such as social security numbers. Researchers must redact this information in any use or copying of the materials.

Rights note: Archives holds copyright to collection materials created by August Hiebert.

Preferred citation: August G. Hiebert papers, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Works used in preparation of inventory:
Tower, Elizabeth. Anchorage: From its Humble Origins as a Railroad Construction Camp. Fairbanks: Epicenter Press, 1999.
“August Hiebert’s Obituary.” Anchorage Daily News, 21 September 2007.

Acquisition note: The collection was donated to the Archives by Hiebert’s daughter Catherine in 2018.

Processing information: This collection was described Becky Butler in 2023.

Container list:

Box/Folder Description Dates
 1/1 ALCOM Advisory Board  1965-1979
1/2 Air Force Association  1968-1971
 1/3 Air National Guard  1969-1974
 1/4 Alaska Airlines  1974-1977
 1/5 Alaska Airlines Community Advisory Bd.  1975
 1/6 Alaska Communications System  1964-1971
 1/7 Alaska Distributors  1967-1972
1/8 Alaska Education Broadcast Commission 1973-1975
1/9 Alaska Educational Public Broadcast Newsletter 1968, 1973
1/10 Alaska Methodist University 1967-1973
1/11 Alaska Press Club 1965-1975
1/12 Alaska Public Utilities Commission 1972-1974
1/13 The Alaska Railroad 1973
1/14 Alaska Statebank 1975
1/15 AUSA 1965-1976
1/16 Bechtel Corporation 1974
1/17 Major General John C. Bennett (Ret.) 1973-1975
1/18 Booth and Freret 1968-1976
1/19 The Honorable H. A. Boucher 1973
1/20 Dr. Wernher von Braun Fairfield Industries 1973
1/21 British Petroleum Company 1974
1/22 Broadcasting Magazine 1964-1974
1/23 Brookings Institution 1969-1970
1/24 Canadian Football 1972-1973
1/25 Captain Kangaroo 1966-1974
1/26 Carr’s Food Centers 1968
1/27 Bidwell-Hatfield-Neff 1971-1973
1/28 CBS Television Advisory Committee 1979
1/29 Anchorage Chamber of Commerce 1966-1976
1/30 Cigarette Commercials 1970-1971
1/31 Civil Air Patrol 1969
1/32 Civilian Affairs Board 1974-1979
1/33 Henry W. Clark Clark-Corcoran 1965-1973
1/34 Julius Cohen (Cohen & Dippell) 1974
1/35 COMSAT Communications Satellite Corporation 1972-1975
1/36 Corporation of Public Broadcasting 1970-1974
1/37 RCA Tariffs circa 1976
1/38 Knauer-Satten 1986-1990
1/39 Campus Radio 1988-1989
1/40 CAC [Citizens Advisory Committee] 1990 + 1991 1990-1991
1/41 CAC [Citizens Advisory Committee] 5/9/91 1991-1992
1/42 CAC [Citizens Advisory Committee]  9/12/91 1991-1992
1/43 CAC Nov 1992 1990-1994
1/44 3/89 N. American Dog Race Us NCAA Basketball 1989
1/45 Henry Hove vs NBC – Willard Scott 3/89 1989
1/46 PAC – Mary Hale 1989-1992
1/47 FCC: Bill Kilpatrick FCC Trip 1987-1989
1/48 50th – Corresp. AGHs 50th in Broadcasting 1989
1/49 CBS – MSC Conf. 2/15/89 Tempe 1989
1/50 Price Waterhouse 1989 1989-1990
1/51 Price . Waterhouse 1986-1988
1/52 Price . W – Kaplan 1986, 87, 88, 89 1986-1990
1/53 NTV Hostess House – Norma Goodman 1965-1973
1/54 NTV Public Service Logs, Hostess House 1972, 1973 1969-1973
2/1 NTV FCC Exhibit, 1971, License Renewal 1971-1973
2/2 NTV MBS Notre Dame 1968-1969
2/3 TV Remote Pickup Filed 1973 NTV 1973
2/4 NTV Capt. Kangaroo – Walter Cronkite – New Sched 1969-1970
2/5 NTV KGMB Pending 1969-1970
2/6 NTV Screen Gems Features 1967-1969
2/7 NTV CBS-VTR [Programming?] Karle – Martha – Wood 1969-1970
2/8 NTV NBC 1/14-15/70 1969-1970
2/9 NBC-TV Affil Relations 1967 – 1969 NTV 1967-1969
2/10 NTV ABC-TV – Programming Rate Info – Net Sponsors 1970
2/11 NTV ABC – Elton Rule -1969/1969-1970/Carmine Patti – 1970 1969-1970
2/12 NTV ABC-TV – N.Y. 1965 thru 1968 1965-1968
2/13 NTV ABC Record & Tape Sales 1971-1973
2/14 NTV Programming – CBS Advance Info DB info 1969-1970
2/15 NTV CBS 1/14 -15/70 1969-1970
2/16 NTV CBS Radio 1967-1969
2/17 NTV Budweiser Beer 1966-1973
2/18 NTV Alaska Airlines 1973-1975
2/19 NTV Elections – 1976 Aug Pri., Nov 2 Gen. 1976
2/20 NTV NFL – 1976 + Seahawks 1976
2/21 NTV ARB-TV – 1973-74 Anc – Fbx 1973-1974
2/22 Std Oil Co – Sports 1967-1968
2/23 Publicity File – ABS inc. letters 1974
2/24 Publicity File – KBYR 1973-1975
2/25 Publicity File – KTVA-TV 1974-1975
2/26 Adam Young-VTM, Inc. San Francisco 1965-1975
2/27 Adam Young-VTM, Inc. New York 1965-1979
2/28 Adam Young Incorporated Detroit, Michigan 1968-1971
2/29 Adam Young-VTM, Inc. Los Angeles 1965-1976
2/30 Alaska Radio TV Sales 1965-1976
2/31 Jack Masla & CO Inc. Atlanta Georgia 1972
2/32 Jack Masla Company, Inc. Chicago 1972-1974
2/33 Jack Masla Company, Inc. New York 1972-1975
2/34 Adam Young-VTM, Inc. Chicago 1965-1977
2/35 Adam Young, Inc. Dallas, Texas 1971, 1976
2/36 Hughes Television Network 1972-1973
2/37 MCA TV 1967-1974
2/38 Sports Network Incorporated 1967, 1970
2/39 Art Moore & Associates – (Portland) 1973-1976
2/40 Art Moore & Associates – Jack Clarke (Seattle) 1973-1977
2/41 Std. Oil Project Recco Letters, etc. School [Broadcast?] 1967-1968
2/42 Anchorage Career Center 1968
2/43 Pro Football – Baseball – S.F. – Radio – Bill Shaw – Bob Hansen 1967
2/44 Pro Football 1966-67 1966
2/45 U.W. Football 1966-1969
2/46 N.B.C. James Ekman 1966-1975
2/47 N.B.C. Bill Kelly 1970-1971
2/48 National Broadcasting Company General 1968-1975
2/49 NBC-TV Programming 1965-1966
2/50 NBC-TV Pending 1967-1968
2/51 NBC Radio Pending 1967-1968
2/52 L.A. Project ABC- 1967
2/53 George Harvey Video Tape Equip 1965-1966
3/1 7 Arts – Features – Bonded – TV, Inc 1967-1968
3/2 Alaska Broadcasting System List of Six Stations circa 1974
3/3 General Foods – Pending 1965-1966
3/4 Lever – Special Promo 1965-1966
3/5 Protocol [Education] 1999
3/6 FBX Flood 1967 1967
3/7 [Correspondence] 1991-1995
3/8 Misc. Correspondence/Info 1967-1990
3/9 [Stockholder reports] 1981-1982
3/10 Stockholders Report 1981 1981
3/11 Stockholders Report 1982 [use restrictions due to SSNs] 1982
3/12 Stockholders 1983-1984 1983-1984
3/13 Second Amended & Restated Articles of Incorporation of NTV 11-16-70 + Bylaws (Copies) 1973, 1997
3/14 Articles of Inc. Bylaws 1973 1973
3/15 Stockholder – Mailing List 1966 1965-1974
3/16 [Stockholder correspondence] 1966-1968
3/17 [Stockholder correspondence] 1974-1996
3/18 Alaska Video Center – Stockholders Meeting 1984
3/19 Board Meeting   3/15/83 1982-1983
3/20 Board Mtg – 4/19/83 1982-1983
3/21 Board Meeting 12/12/83 1983
3/22 Ownership Report – FCC 1988 Renewal 1988-1996
3/23 Stockholders Meeting 4/18/83 1983
3/24 Ownership Report – FCC 1973-1997
3/25 Stockholder Misc. 1974-1997
3/26 1981 Stockholders Mtg 1981
3/27 1982 Stockholders Mtg 1982
3/28 NTV Share Transactions [use restrictions due to SSNs] 1983-1985
3/29 Renner Stock [use restrictions due to SSNs] 1997-1998
3/30 Corporate File 1969-1978

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