Canadian journalist and author. Alixe (Alexandra) Carter, née Carson, born
in Calgary, Alberta, in 1912. Educated in Calgary and Ottawa, Ontario. Began her
career as a journalist on Calgary papers in 1932. Freelanced from
British Columbia, 1946-1966, while raising three children. Moved
to Ottawa in 1966, where she worked as staff reporter and
columnist for the Ottawa Journal until 1979. Published works
include No tears for Peggy Perle (1979), Stop the press (1984),
The doodlebugs (1985), Facts and fancies (1987), The bamboo grove
(1989) and The pressure cooker (1991). First female life member
of the National Press Club. Awards include the Canadian Women's
Press Club Award for Women News Writers (1956) and the Media Club
of Canada Award for Columns (1976). Died in Salmon Arm, British Columbia, in 2002.
Fonds consists of correspondence; research material, preliminary work, illustrative material and manuscripts of fiction and prose books; reviews; newsclippings of articles about A. Carter; photographs; biographical material; and miscellaneous material.
Donated by A. Carter between 1989 and 1992.
Text in English.
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