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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

Finding aid available