The ETRC’s mission is to act as a resource centre for the study of the Eastern Townships of Quebec. In addition to facilitating knowledge transfer, its mission includes partnering with community stakeholders to collect, share and disseminate Eastern Townships archival resources.
The ETRC is a bilingual, not-for-profit, incorporated organization with Bishop’s University as its parent organization. It is administered by a Board of Directors consisting of Bishop’s professors and librarians, representatives from other higher education institutions in the area, and members of the local community.
The ETRC was originally founded in 1982 by faculty members at Bishop’s University to further multidisciplinary research on the Eastern Townships through funding regional and community-based research projects, disseminating scholarly work in its own journal-Journal of the Eastern Townships Studies / Revue d’études des Cantons-de-l’Est (JETS/RECE), holding conferences and speaker forums, preserving archival collections and organizing exhibitions. Its original name Eastern Townships Research Centre reflected this academic oriented focus.
Bishop's University Foundation
Bibliothèque et archives nationales du Québec
Canadian Council of Archives
Ministère de la Culture, des Communications et de la Condition féminine du Québec
ETRC would also like to acknowledge its past financial partners.
Eastern Townships Resource Centre
2600 College Street
Fabian Will, Executive Director
819-822-9600, ext. 2647
Vicky Martineau, Archivist
819-822-9600, ext. 2261
Cheryl Gosselin, JETS Editor-in-Chief
819-822-9600, ext. 2559
Christopher Kirkey, JETS Editor-in-Chief
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