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Eastern Townships Resource Centre Postcard collection
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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 source material on towns and villages of the Eastern Townships in the twentieth century. It consists of postcards organized by municipality. There are postcards from all decades of the twentieth century but the majority are from the first two decades of the century. The collection is comprised of the following series: Arthabaska ([190-?]-[194-?]), Asbestos ([190-?]-[193-?]), Ayer's Cliff ([190-?]-[194-?]), Black Lake ([190-?]), Brome Lake ([195-?]), Bromptonville ([190-?]), Coaticook ([190-?]-[193-?]), Cookshire ([190-?]), Cowansville ([190-?]-[194-?]), Danville ([190-?]), Deauville ([194-?]), Disraéli ([196-?]-[198-?]), Drummondville ([190-?]-[198-?]), East Hatley ([190-?]), Farnham ([191-?]-[194-?]), Georgeville ([190-?]), Granby ([190-?]-[196-?]), Huntingdon ([190-?]-[193-?]), Inverness ([190-?]), Kinnear's Mills (1916), Knowlton ([190-?]), Leeds Village ([191-?]), Lac Megantic ([190-?]), Lake Memphremagog ([190-?]), Lennoxville ([190-?]-[199-?]), Magog ([190-?]-[195-?]), North Hatley ([190-?]-[191-?], [197-?]), Owl's Head, ([190-?]-[192-?]), Philipsburg ([194-?]), Plessisville ([191-?]), Potton ([190-?]), Richmond ([190-?]-[191-?], [195-?]), Rock Island ([192-?]-[193-?]), St.Albert de Warwick ([195-?]), Ste.Anne de la Rochelle ([190-?]-[192-?]), St.Clotilde de Beauce ([191-?]), St.François-Xavier de Brompton ([192-?]), Sawyerville ([190-?]-[191-?]), Scotstown ([190-?]-[195-?]), Shefford ([191-?]), Sherbrooke ([190-?]-[197-?]), Stanbridge East ([193-?]), Stanfold ([190-?]), Stanstead ([190-?]-[191-?]), Sutton ([190-?]-[194-?]), Victoriaville ([190-?]-[197-?]), Warwick ([194-?]), Waterloo ([190-?]-[194-?]), Waterville ([191-?]), Windsor ([190-?]), Yamaska ([190-?]).
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28 janvier, 2016