Fonds P996 - Eastern Townships Resource Centre Cartographic Material collection

Plan of the Village of Danville, Township of Shipton, Canada East Plan of part of the Eaton River at Cookshire Que.

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Eastern Townships Resource Centre Cartographic Material collection

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  • [1834?]-1989 (Creation)

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54 maps. - 270 plans.

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Founded in 1982 by Bishop's University faculty, the Eastern Townships Research Centre (ETRC) is a non-profit organization located at Bishop's University. Its mission is to further multidisciplinary research into the history and culture of the Eastern Townships region of Quebec, and to preserve the archival heritage of the English-speaking community. It sponsors research on the Eastern Townships region by Bishop's University faculty and librarians, in such fields as geography, history, business, sociology, education, psychology, art and architectural history, environmental studies, and women's studies. The ETRC's principal objectives is the dissemination of research findings. This is accomplished through its bilingual publications and the sponsoring of lectures and conferences.

The Archives Department of the ETRC is devoted to the preservation and promotion of the region's rich and colourful heritage for the purpose of research and teaching. It acquires, processes, preserves, and gives access to archival fonds and collections that illustrate the development of the Eastern Townships English-speaking community. The Archives Department has been accredited since 1991 by the ministère de la Culture et des Communications du Québec.

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The collection contains mainly source material on the geography of the Eastern Townships in the ninetieth and twentieth centuries such as districts, counties, townships, towns, roads, railroads, lakes and rivers. It also contains source material on Lower Canada, other portions of the Province of Quebec and the Estrie region. It consists of maps and plans.

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The collection consists of cartographic documents donated individually.

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Finding aid prepared using Rules for Archival Description (RAD).


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28 janvier, 2016

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