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Doris Snowdon fonds

  • CA ETRC P138
  • Fonds
  • [195-?]-[2002?]

The fonds contains biographical source material on Doris Snowdon's life as an artist and on her family genealogy. It consists of a biographical brochure, an article on the Maffre's genealogy, 3 paintings (reproductions), 6 sketches, a photo album with 54 photographs, and 5 textual records related to the ownership of the Snowdon cottage. The fonds is comprised of the following series: Biography ([196-?]-2001), Maffres' Genealogy ([2002?]), Artistic Works ([195-?]-[196-]), Audiovisual Materials ([1953-1962?]), Photographs ([1930]-[1950]), and Snowdon Cottage at Sally's Pond (1971, [2010])

Snowdon, Doris, 1897-1996

Eddy Echenberg collection

  • CA ETRC P164
  • Collection
  • 1863-1999

The collection contains source material on the business, cultural and family history of the Eastern Townships during the 19th and 20th centuries, along with other topics. It consists mainly of Sherbrooke and surrounding regions telephone directories, business pamphlets, Bishop's College School yearbooks, club information, Sherbrooke Newspaper, maps of the Eastern Townships, and booklets from the Sherbrooke Winter Fair. Included among the material is a copy of "The Echenbergs of Ostropol and Sherbrooke: a tale of two shetls" by Myron Echenberg and Ruth Tannenbaum (1986) and two prints published that represents the Counties of the Eastern Townships. The fonds consists of the following series: Personal Documents (1854-1986), Edwin Echenberg (1915-2001,) Business Ephemera (1863-[197-?],) Newspapers (1886-1957, [198-?]), Bishop's College School Yearbooks (1925-1929), Phone Directories (1922-1952,) and Miscellaneous (1893-2000).

Echenberg, Eddy, 1925-2014

Emmanuel United Church (Cowansville) fonds

  • CA ETRC UC031
  • Fonds
  • 1843-1999

The fonds contains source material on the management of the church, on the congregation's affairs, on the history of the church from its beginning, and on the activities of the church's organizations and societies for Emmaunuel United Church in Cowansville from 1843 to 1999. It consists mainly of minutes, correspondence, reports, building plans, registers of Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, membership lists, historical sketches, press clippings, and photographs. It also includes information on the Sweetsburg Cemetery. The fonds is comprised of the following series: Church Boards (1877-1986), Buildings and Property (1843-1997), Financial Resources (1910-1959), Annual Reports (1962-1965), Guest Books (1991-1999), Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials (1856-1968), Funds (1923), Membership (1939-1999), Historical (1863-1992), Organizations (1887-[199-]), Prints, Paintings, Drawings ([195-?]), Photographs ([192-?]-[195-?], [197-?], 1984), and Miscellaneous ([19--?]-1990).

Emmanuel United Church (Cowansville, Que.)

Melbourne Ridge United Church fonds

  • CA ETRC UC075
  • Fonds
  • 1857-1992, [200-?]

The fonds contains source material on Church management and membership, and on the Church organizations from 1857 to 1992. It also provides partial information on St. Andrew's United Church in Kingsbury. It consists of minutes, historical sketches, a communion roll, a panorama of Sacred Story, and press clippings. The fonds is comprised of the following series: Church Boards (1857-1956), Buildings and Property (1988), Membership ([188-]-[1957?]), Historical (1988), Organizations ([1896?]-1992), and Photographs ([197-?], 1988).

Melbourne Ridge United Church (Melbourne, Que.)

Annie Fergusson fonds

  • CA ETRC P089
  • Fonds
  • 1671-1953; predominant 1790-1917

The fonds contains source material on Annie Fergusson's family history, her grandfather Captain Josiah Brown having settled in Windsor in 1805. The documents trace the history of property and financial transactions and lawsuits involving various members of the Brown family who lived in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and later Windsor. The time span covered is the late 17th century to the early 20th century. Most of the records, however, relate to Captain Josiah Brown. The fonds is also of some value as a source of information on the settlement of Windsor, Stoke, and Shipton; and on the Reverend James Fergusson, a minister in Richmond and Windsor in the late 19th century. The fonds consists mainly of sales agreements, correspondence, wills, accounting records, promissory notes, estate inventories, summonses, legal documents, lists of titles, and biographical and genealogical notes. It is comprised of the following series: Charles Browne (1671), Gershom Browne (1682), John Browne (1721), Abigail Browne ([17-?]), Samuel Brown (1736), Lieut. Josiah Brown (1741-1769), Capt. Josiah Brown (1785-1814), Joseph and Josiah Brown Jr. (1807-1849), Emily Brown (1839,1848), Shepard Joseph Brown ([186-?]-1908), Rev. James and Annie Fergusson (1859-1953), and Miscellaneous Documents ([17-]-1902).

Fergusson, Annie, b. 1868

5th Canadian Mounted Rifles Association fonds

  • CA ETRC P010
  • Fonds
  • 1916-1967

The fonds contains source material mainly on the activities of the 5th Canadian Mounted Rifles Association from 1934 to 1967 and is also of value for information relating to the activities of Eastern Townships soldiers and veterans during World War I, Quebec Branch No. 10 of the Canadian Legion of the British Empire Service League; the 117th Eastern Townships Battalion Association; and the 53rd Sherbrooke Regiment. It is comprised of the following series: Minutes (1934-1966), Correspondence (1953-1967), Membership Lists (1934-1967), Accounting and Financial Documents (1961-1966), Newspaper Clippings ([191-]-1975), Iconographic Documents ([191-]-[198-?]), Cartographic Documents (1910-1942), Personal Documents (1916-1958), Minutes of the Quebec Branch of the Canadian Legion of the British Empire Service League (1930-1942), Artefacts ([191-]-[1940?]), and Miscellaneous Documents (1915-1965).

5th Canadian Mounted Rifles Association (Sherbrooke, Que.)

The Record fonds

  • CA ETRC P101
  • Fonds
  • 1839-1997

The fonds contains source material on the circulation, distribution, production, and advertising of The Record from 1839 to 1997. It provides information on the subscribers in Sherbrooke and in the region; on carriers and dealers; and on service copies, number of produced and spoiled copies, pounds of paper used. The fonds consists of carriers' draw sheets and account summaries; newsdealers' draw sheets; carriers' route lists; circulation records; press room report of production; reports from the Audit Bureau of Circulation, photographs, buttons, a handbook for correspondents, a petition and a survey. The fonds is comprised of the following series: Newspaper Management (1932-1997), Newspaper Delivery (1956-1984), News Dealers (1936-1967), Public Relations (1914-1997), Special Events (1925-1997), Souvenirs (1839-1992), Photographs (1958-1997), and Human Resources (1960).

The Record (Sherbrooke, Que.)

Sherbrooke and District University Women's Club fonds

  • CA ETRC P023
  • Fonds
  • 1831-2019

The fonds contains source material on the organization and activities of the Sherbrooke and District University Women's Club from 1968 to 2016. It is comprised of the following series: Historical and Constituent Documents (1968-2015), Administration (1968-2009), Reports (1971-2009), Committees ([197-?]-2010), Membership (1969-2009), Financial Documents (1970-2008), Conferences, Colloquia and Other Activities (1969-2009), Newsletters ([1973?]-2017), Subject Files ([197-?]-[1999?]), Correspondence (1968-2009), Newspaper Clippings (1973-2011), Provincial Council of Quebec of University Women's Clubs (1969-2009), Canadian Federation of University Women (1968-2008), International Federation of University Women ([1969?]-1989), Conseil régional de la promotion de la femme ([1977?]-[1981?]), Miscellaneous Documents ([1970?]-1994), One-Room Schoolhouse Project (1831-2009) and Scholarship Foundation (1994-2016).

Sherbrooke and District University Women's Club (Sherbrooke, Que.)

Hatley Centre Women's Institute fonds

  • CA ETRC P118
  • Fonds
  • 1955-1983

The fonds contains source material on the organization and the activities of the Hatley Centre Women's Institute from 1955 to 1983. It is comprised of the following series: Minutes (1958-1983), and Accounting Books (1955-1981).

Hatley Centre Women's Institute (Hatley, Que.)

Elmwood Cemetery Inc. fonds

  • CA ETRC P247
  • Fonds
  • 1890-2018

The fonds contains information on the operation and management of Elmwood Cemetery Inc. in Sherbrooke from 1890 to 2018. It consists primarily of correspondence, minutes, financial statements, ledgers, and plans. The fonds is comprised of the following series: History and constituent documents (1890-1923, 1978-2018), Administration (1890-2005), Cemetery management (1890-2005), Legislation ([1895], 1960-1966, 2004).

Elmwood Sherbrooke Inc.

Townships Sun fonds

  • CA ETRC P254
  • Fonds
  • 1974-2023

-issues of the Townships Sun, 1974-2021

Minnie Hallowell Bowen fonds

  • CA ETRC P006
  • Fonds
  • [1752?]-[200-?]

The fonds contains source material mainly related to Minnie Hallowell Bowen's literary writings, community and political implicatons, and personal life at the turn of the 20th century. Many of her poems relate to local events, to the World Wars, and to Canadian and British politics. The fonds also provides information on the activities of Minnie's family members, including but not limited to: her husband Cecil H. Bowen, her son Lloyd H. Bowen, her daughter Rose Meredyth Bowen, Henry Bowen, Edward Bowen, Eleazar Clark, George Frederick Bowen, John Hallowell, William Bowen, Frank A. Bowen, Frederick Chamberlin Bowen, and Edward Hugh Bowen. The documents show their involvement mainly in the development of railways, in the mining industry, in the Armed Forces and Militia, in politics, in scouting, in church activities, and in social clubs and associations. Some documents are about the Fenian Raids, the Knights of Columbus, and the history of Sherbrooke.

The fonds consists of mainly manuscripts, correspondence, photocopies of press clippings, articles, publications, photographs, diaries, prospectuses, and drawings. It is comprised of the following series: Literary Works and Other Writings (1883-1941), Involvement in the Canadian Flag Issue ([1887?]-1946), Personal Life ([1863-1865]-1943), Lloyd H. Bowen (1865, 1902-1995), Cecil H. Bowen ([1866?]-1935, 1986), Other Family Members (1801-1940), and History of Sherbrooke ([1836?]-1967), Family History ([1752?-200-?]), Obituaries and Other Clippings (1836-1943, 1964-1997), Other Photographs and Graphic Material (1840-1956), Miscellaneous ([1835-1904?]).

Bowen, Minnie Hallowell, 1861-1942

Eastern Townships Resource Centre Postcard collection

  • CA ETRC P999
  • Collection
  • [190-?]-[199-?]

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-?]).

Newport Township collection

  • CA ETRC P256
  • Collection
  • 1790-1937

The collection contains primary source information on the administration of Newport Township, financial transactions in the Township, the lives of its citizens, legal affairs, military operations, and land division, from 1790 to 1937. It consists primarily of meeting minutes, correspondence, account statements, and land deeds, among many other types of records. The collection is comprised of the following series: Administrative (1791-1880), Financial Records (1790-1900), Correspondence (1799-1893), Legal Documents (1792-1834), Military (1792-1830), Land and Property (1799-1937), and Miscellaneous Documents (1815-1937).

Hazel A. Coates fonds

  • CA ETRC P014
  • Fonds
  • [1967?]

The fonds contains information on Quebec crafts compiled by Hazel A. Coates in preparation of the 1967 publication of A Quebec Mosaic. A story of Quebec and its crafts. It consists of pen drawings by Thelma Crawford and photographs of furniture, carpets, jewellery, pottery, tools, kitchen utensils, and rural scenes, which were published in A Quebec Mosaic. The fonds is comprised of the following series: Photographs ([1967?]) and Drawings ([1967?]).

Coates, Hazel A., 1893-1980

Ian Tait Collection

  • CA ETRC P163
  • Collection
  • [188-?]-1995

This collection contains source material on the local history, culture and traditions of the Anglophone community of the Eastern Townships at the beginning of the 20th century. It consists largely of audio cassette tapes, video cassettes, photographs, some textual records, a topographical map of Dudswell. The fonds is comprised of the following series: Local Culture in the Eastern Townships, Radio Broadcasts by Ian Tait, CRC Class-Student Projects, Photographs and Drawings, Maps, and Miscellaneous Documents.

Tait, Ian, 1947-2005

Kay Kinsman fonds

  • CA ETRC P062
  • Fonds
  • 1947-1998

The fonds contains source material on Kay Kinsman's life as an artist from 1947 to 1998 and a student at Bishop's and McGill Universities from the 1970s to 1998. It consists mainly of notebooks, watercolour books, sketchbooks, press clippings, correspondence, papers submitted for courses at Bishop's, her M.A. thesis, exhibition catalogues, slides and photographs. The fonds is comprised of the following series : Private Life (1947-1998), Artistic Life (1949-[between 1980 and 1998]), Academic Life (1964-1996), and Works on Kay Kinsman (1992-1995).

Kinsman, Kay, 1909-1998

Barbara Verity fonds

  • CA ETRC P237
  • Fonds
  • [18 - -], [197-?]-2012

The fonds contains information on various articles and projects realized by Barbara Verity from [197-?] to 2008. It consists primarily of newspaper articles written by Verity, joined with photographic negatives that she took; of posters regarding the life and voyages of David Thompson and her research on covered bridges. The fonds is comprised of the following series: Articles ([197-?]-1992); Poster Project (2008); Researches (1987-1989); Reels ([1977?]), CDs (2008), and Photographs ([1937 and 1947, reproduced], [197-?]-[199-?]).

Verity, Barbara

Tom Martin fonds

  • CA ETRC P059
  • Fonds
  • 1977-1982

The fonds contains source material on the daily life of the English-speaking community in the Eastern Townships during the Depression and World War II. It consists of a brief description of both projects, the tape recordings, the transcripts, the consent forms, summaries of the majority of the interviews, and the students' term papers. The fonds is comprised of the following series: Oral History Project "Depression Years 1929-1939" (1977-1978) and an Oral History Project "The Eastern Townships During World War II" (1979-1982).

Martin, Tom, b. 1938

William G. Clark collection

  • CA ETRC P031
  • Collection
  • 1890-2003

The collection contains source material on the history of the Asbestos region and on the development of the asbestos industry in the 19th and 20th centuries; it is also a source of information on the Johns-Manville Corporation, the life of William G. Clark, and includes an architectural sketch of the St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Asbestos from 1945. Among the materials are memoirs written by William G. Clark on his life and the town of Asbestos. The collection is comprised of the following series: Le Citoyen Historical Sections (1971-1980), Periodicals (The Asbestos Producer and Johns-Manville News Pictorial) (1948-1976), Photographs ([1897?]-1981), Miscellaneous Documents (1940-1971), and William G. Clark ([197-?]-2003).

Clark, William G., 1902-1999

Bessie Jane Banfill fonds

  • CA ETRC P190
  • Fonds
  • [192-]-1998

The fonds contains primary source material on the life of Bessie Jane Banfill from 1923 to 1998. It consists of articles, biographical notes, a leaflet of her graduation ceremony and photographs. It is comprised of the following files: Biography (1923-1998), Photographs and Postcards (1924-[1975?]).

Banfill, Bessie Jane (1899-1975)

C.M. (Catherine Matilda) Day fonds

  • CA ETRC P015
  • Fonds
  • [18-]-1962; predominant 1860-1899

The fonds contains source material on Catherine M. Day's literary and historical work during the second half of the 19th Century. It consists of manuscripts, correspondence, literary texts (including excerpts from "Alice Maynard"), press clippings, manuscript notes, and photographs. It is comprised of the following series : Biographical Notices ([19-]-1962), Correspondence ([1869?]-[1886?], Historical Writings ([186-?]-1898), Literary Writings ([18-]), Miscellaneous Writings ([18-], and Photographs ([189-?]). 'Historical Writings' includes part of the manuscript of "History of the Eastern Townships", containing unpublished chapters.

Day, C.M. (Catherine Matilda), 1815-1899

Louise Abbott fonds

  • CA ETRC P146
  • Fonds
  • 1904-2004, predominant [197-]-2004, 2020

The fonds contains source material on the professional activities of Louise Abbott as a writer, photographer and documentary filmmaker from the 1970s to 2020. It consists largely of research files, press clippings, correspondence, publications, articles, photographs, oral interviews and video tape cassettes. The fonds is comprised of the following series: Research Projects ([17--?], reproduction-2020), Photography (1963-2003), Literary Work (1980-2002) and CBC Internal Radio Awards (2003).

Abbott, Louise, b. 1950

Mildred Waldron collection

  • CA ETRC P170
  • Collection
  • 1890-2004

The collection contains source material on the history and families of Clifton and Eaton Townships, the village of East Clifton, in Compton County from 1890 to 2004. The fonds consists mainly of family trees, photographs, family histories and includes detailed genealogical information on various families, such as Waldron, Cairns, Smith, Schoff, Hurd, Lowry, Dempsy, Cooper, Forgrave, Banks, Hodgen, Gilbert, McConnell, Gray, Elliot, Lindsay, Bain, Graham, Jordon, Cromwell, MacRae, McBurney, Mackay, Hall, Gordon, Waters, Pope, Reed, Williams, Bellam, Barber, Betts, Blair and Hurley. It consists of the following series: Publications ([198-?]-[199-?]), Historical Research (1890-[199-?]), Genealogy ([196-?]-[199-?]) and Miscellaneous ([19--]-[199-?]).

Waldron, Mildred, 1924-2008

Mary Jean Woodard Bean fonds

  • CA ETRC P189
  • Fonds
  • 1842-[200-?]

The fonds contains primary source material that reflects Mary Woodward Bean's interests as a teacher and writer. It consists of school reports, school censuses, minutes from school commissions, geneology, manuscripts, a scrapbook, and research. The fonds is comprised of the following series: Education (1842-1943), Geneology ([19--?]-1996), Writings ([197-?]-[200-?]), Julia Grace Wales Research ([1915?]-[1978?]), Map ([19--?]), Legder (1859-1866), and Historical Misc. (1967-1995).

Bean, Mary Jean Woodward, 1921-2011

Joyce Marshall fonds

  • CA ETRC P047
  • Fonds
  • 1914-2005

The fonds contains source material on the work, professional life, and personal life of Joyce Marshall from 1914 to 2005. It consists mainly of her manuscripts, records on related activities, correspondence, diaries, photographs, drawings, press clippings and research material. Correspondence with Gabrielle Roy is among the holdings. The fonds is comprised of the following series: Youth Writings ([192-?]-1932), Short Stories ([193-?]-1996), Novels ([after 1946]-1994), Radio Scripts ([194-?]-[1977?]), Articles ([after 1963]-2001), Reviews ([1958?]-1998), Translations ([196-?]-1980), Editing (1944-2002), Lectures and Writing Workshops (1967-1998), Manuscript Appraisals ([198-?]), Professional Life (1949-2003), Trent University (1980-1982), Correspondence with Writers (1946-2004), General Correspondence (1960-2005), Photographs ([1918?]-2002), Media (1954-2001), Personal Life (1914-2005), Non-Fiction Works (1988-2005), Television (1958), Education (1932-1996), Miscellaneous Writings ([1945?]-1998) and Miscellaneous Documents (1950-1976).

Marshall, Joyce

Dorothy Dutton fonds

  • CA ETRC P143
  • Fonds
  • [1607? (copied)]-2001?, predominant [19--]-1998

The fonds contains source material on Dorothy Dutton's writing activities - published and unpublished literary works - and a press clipping file arranged by subjects. The main subjects are: Canadian history, Eastern Townships history, education, religion, war, environment, politic, and economy. It consists mainly of research files, manuscripts, typescripts, and press clippings. The fonds is comprised of the following series: Fiction ([19--]-1998), Bible Stories ([19--]-[198-?]), Non-fiction (1938-1970), Press Clippings ([1607? copied]-1998), Research Notes ([19--]-1995), Correspondence (1942-1997), Dissemination Activities (1978-1997), Martha Maxwell's Typescripts ([19--]), Paintings and Drawings ([19--]), Awards ([19--]) and Projects ([19--]).

Dutton, Dorothy, 1901-2003

Bibliothèque Lennoxville Library fonds

  • CA ETRC P207
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1900]-1918, 1937-2016

The fonds contains primary source material on organization, activities, and finances for the Bibliothèque Lennoxville Library from the 1950s to 2016. It consists of meeting minutes, reports, budgets, collections, accession ledgers, activities, membership lists, correspondence and graphic material. The fonds is comprised of the following series: Administration ([ca. 1900]-1918, 1937-2013), Human Resources ([1980?]-2013), Financial Resources (1959-2016), Immoveable and Moveable Property ([195-?]-2012), Public Relations ([198-?]-2016), Membership ([198-?]-2012) and 100th Anniversary (2010-2012).

Bibliothèque Lennoxville Library (Lennoxville, Que.)

Loyal Orange Lodge fonds

  • CA ETRC P166
  • Fonds
  • 1870-1995

The fonds contains source material on the different Loyal Orange lodges of the Eastern Townships. It consists of historical and constituent documents, minutes, memberships and financial documents, and artefacts from 1870 to 1984. The fonds is comprised of the following series: Loyal Orange Lodge #1308, Sawyerville (1870-1995); Loyal Orange Lodge #1591, Lennoxville & Waterville (1893-1984); Loyal Orange Lodge, Sherbrooke County (1926-1984); Loyal Orange Lodge #2991, Bury (1925-1938); Loyal Orange Lodge #3231, Richmond (1953-1971); Artefacts ([19--]); and Maple Leaf Lodge, No. 689, L.O.B.A. (Sawyerville) (1962-1972, 1989-1993).

Loyal Orange Lodge (Sherbrooke, Que.)

Eastern Townships Research Centre Special Media collection

  • CA ETRC P995
  • Collection
  • [187-?]-2021

The collection contains source material on various topics related to the Eastern Townships in the nineteenth, twentieth and twenty-first centuries such as towns, military, settlement, agriculture, life, artist and oral histories. It consists of audio tape cassettes, videos, artefacts, textual records, photographs, and an engineering and technical drawing.

Eastern Townships Research Centre Special Media (Sherbrooke, Que.)

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