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Eastern Townships Resource Centre Textual Records collection
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CA ETRC P997
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1.9 l.m. of textual records. - 1 drawing. - 4 maps. - 13 photographs. - 1 postcard. - 2 architectural 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. In 2010, the Eastern Townships Research Centre officially changed its name to the Eastern Townships Resoure Centre.
The documents were donated to the ETRC by various donors.
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The collection contains source material on various topics related to the Eastern Townships in the ninetieth and twentieth centuries such as settlement, colonization, politic, military, economy, transport, communication, health and welfare, education, religion and culture. It consists mainly of schedules, obituaries, by-laws, insurance policies, certificates, photographs, maps, drawings, posters, cards, petitions, genealogies, diaries, scrapbooks, newspapers, letters, songsheets, land grants, reports, ledgers, minutes of meetings, notebooks and programmes. The collection is comprised of the following series: Settlement and Colonization ([18--]-Photocopied 1994), Politics (1965-1974), Military (1802-1988), Economy (1830-1987), Transport and Communications (1826-1990), Health and Welfare (1931-1949), Education (1854-1998), Religion ([18-?]-Photocopied 1993), Culture ([18-?]-1990).
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The collection is arranged according to the classification system established by the ETRC. The collection consists of textual records donated individually.
Most of the documents are in English, some in French.
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28 janvier, 2016