Archives and Special Collections
Fonds F0049 - Alixe Carter fonds.
CA ACU SPC F0049
Alixe Carter fonds.
- 1935 - 1992 (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
0.31 m of textual records and other material.
Name of creator
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.
Donated by A. Carter between 1989 and 1992.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Content and structure area
Scope and content
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.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
System of arrangement
Conditions of access and use area
Conditions governing access
No restrictions on access.
Conditions governing reproduction
Language of material
Script of material
Language and script notes
Text in English.
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
File level inventory available at repository.
Allied materials area
Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related units of description
Title based on contents of the fonds.
Includes 21 photographs.
Further accruals expected.