Charles Ernest L'Ami fonds, 1896-1981
MSS 25, PC 33
4.7 m of textual records
L'Ami (L'Amie) was born in Ireland in 1896. His family immigrated
to Canada in 1907 and settled in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Charles
L'Ami attended the Saskatoon Collegiate Institute and, after serving
in the Canadian Army during World War I, assumed a position with
the Saskatoon Star, thereby beginning his career in journalism.
Between 1922 and 1938 he worked for the Winnipeg Tribune,
Winnipeg Free Press, Border City Star (Ontario), and
Winnipeg Mirror. In 1938 he joined the Canadian Broadcasting
Corporation as press representative for the prairie region and editor
of CBC Times. In 1954 he was promoted to the position of
supervisor of information services. After retirement in 1961, he
produced the radio program Neighbourly News from the Prairies. From
1962 to 1977 L'Ami continued to submit radio scripts. In 1952 his
novel The Green Madonna won the Westminster Prize for fiction.
He lectured on journalism and creative writing at the University
of Manitoba Evening Institute from 1945 to 1951.
Donated in 1980 by Mr. L'Ami
The collection consists of correspondence dealing with his literary
work, career development and political views, literary manuscripts,
short stories, dramas and poems, articles, radio scripts, letters
to editors, and various resource materials such as reviews, scrapbooks
and news clippings.
Open to all researchers
No further accruals are expected