Archives Department

The Archives Department of the Eastern Townships Resource Centre is devoted to the preservation and promotion of the region’s rich and colourful heritage. Accredited by the ministère de la Culture, des Communications et de la Condition féminine du Québec and by Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec, the Archives Department acquires, processes, preserves and gives access to archival fonds and collections that illustrate the development of the Eastern Townships’ English-speaking community. A variety of documents such as diaries, letters, minute books, photographs, postcards, maps, plans and audio-visual material are made available to researchers. Assistance is also provided to genealogists tracing their family roots.

Flooded to the Bridge

King Street Bridge in Sherbrooke, over the St. Francis River.  (P078 Andrew Sangster fonds)

Flooded to the Bridge

Ice in the Streets

St. Francis River, Sherbrooke. (P078 Andrew Sangster fonds)

Ice in the Streets

Quebec Central Railway Bridge 1906

St. Francis River Flood, Sherbrooke Quebec, 1906. Quebec Central Railway bridge. (Photo inreverse) (P078 Andrew Sangster fonds)

Quebec Central Railway Bridge 1906

St. Francis River

View of St. Francis River, loking down river from Sherbrooke (near Elmwood Cemetery). Grand Trunk Railway in foreground. (Photo scanned in in reverse) (P078 Andrew Sangster fonds)

St. Francis River

Henry Phelps' Hearse

Buick 1937. Hearse body made by Bishop's of Bishopton. (P020/003.06/002/828, E. T. Heritage Foundation fonds)

Henry Phelps' Hearse

Edward's Furniture Co.

Edward's Furniture Co. store in Sherbrooke, interior view. Three Edwards brothers were Arthur, Gordon, and Keith. (P020/003.06/002/934, E. T. Heritage Foundation fonds)

Edward's Furniture Co.

Edward's Furniture Co.

Edward's Furniture Co. store, interior view. The store, established in the 1890s, was located on Wellington Street, Sherbrooke. John Edwards, prop. (P020/003.06/003/751, E. T. Heritage Foundation fonds)

Edward's Furniture Co.

Eastern Townships Telephone Office

Interior of E.T. Telephone Office with four operators. 1929 Originally the People's Telephone Co. located on Dufferin Street in Sherbrooke. (P020/003.06/003/109, E. T. Heritage Foundation fonds)

Eastern Townships Telephone Office

Smith 5th CMR-1915

H. A. Smith joined the Fifth Canadian Mounted Rifles in 1915, Sherbrooke. (P998/083/366, ETRC Graphic Material collection)

Smith 5th CMR-1915

5th CMR

Trooper of the 5th Canadian Mounted Rifles, spring 1915 at the Sherbrooke Exhibition grounds. (P998/083/366, ETRC Graphic Material collection)

5th CMR

5th CMR on King Street in Sherbrooke 1915

5th Canadian Mounted Rifles Military Day Parade along King and Belvedere Sts. in Sherbrooke on June 4, 1915. (P010 5th Canadian Mounted Rifles Association fonds)

5th CMR on King Street in Sherbrooke 1915

Bird's Eye View of Sherbrooke

Bird's eye view of Sherbrooke, 1881.  (P022 Anna Lebaron fonds)

Bird's Eye View of Sherbrooke

Canadian Pacific Railway station

Second Canandian Pacific Railway station, Sherbrooke. (P998/083/474/001, ETRC Graphic Material collection)

Canadian Pacific Railway station

Canadian Rand & Drill Company Ltd.

Canadian Rand Ltd., a manufacturer of mining machinery. (P020/003.06/003/421, E. T. Heritage Foundation fonds)

Canadian Rand & Drill Company Ltd.

Canadian Rand Drill Company

Canadian Rand Drill Company, Sherbrooke, ca . 1915. (P020/003.06/002/387, E. T. Heritage Foundation fonds)

Canadian Rand Drill Company

Chateau Frontenac Hotel

Chateau Frontenac Hotel in Sherbrooke, at corner of Wellington and Aberdeen Streets, ca. 1920s. (P020/003.06/003/436, E. T. Heritage Foundation fonds)

Chateau Frontenac Hotel

Church Picnic

1940's Sunday School/Choir Picnic in Sherbrooke. (P008 St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church fonds)

Church Picnic

City Hall

City hall erected in 1859. (P998/090/063/001, ETRC Graphic Material collection)

City Hall

Courthouse

Courthouse, Court Street, Sherbrooke. (P020/003.06/003/451, E. T. Heritage Foundation fonds)

Courthouse

Courthouse & Strathcona Square

New Courthouse on Strathcona Square by Wellington Street. Built in 1904. (P020/003.06/003/424, E. T. Heritage Foundation fonds)

Courthouse & Strathcona Square

Dam on Magog River

Dam on Magog River at Sherbrooke. (P078 Andrew Sangster fonds)

Dam on Magog River

Dufferin Avenue

Dufferin Avenue in Sherbrooke, ca. 1915. Originally Commercial Street. Eastern Townships Bank building at left. (P020/003.06/002/885, E. T. Heritage Foundation fonds)

Dufferin Avenue

Dufferin Avenue in Sherbrooke

View of Dufferin Avenue, originally Commercial Street. (P078 Andrew Sangster fonds)

Dufferin Avenue in Sherbrooke

Dufferin Bridge- Sherbrooke

Dufferin Bridge with view of Eastern Township Bank headquarters. (P078 Andrew Sangster fonds)

Dufferin Bridge- Sherbrooke

Dufferin Street Tramway

View from Dufferin Street Bridge, looking south. Street cars were in operation from 1897 - 1931. (P020/003.06/002/249, E. T. Heritage Foundation fonds)

Dufferin Street Tramway

Eastern Townships Bank & Post Office

Dufferin Bridge and Eastern Townships Bank headquaters, and Sherbrooke post office located on Dufferin Avenue in Sherbrooke, ca. 1895. (P020/003.06/003/013, E. T. Heritage Foundation fonds)

Eastern Townships Bank & Post Office

Fairmount in 1906

Fairmount area, Magog River and Canadian Pacific Railway in foreground. (P078 Andrew Sangster fonds)

Fairmount in 1906

Fairmount in 1911

Fairmount farm, 1911, later Galt Street west. (P078 Andrew Sangster fonds)

Fairmount in 1911

Grand Trunk Station Sherbrooke

Grand Trunk Railway station at Sherbrooke in early 1920s. (P999/053/016/003, ETRC Postcard collection)

Grand Trunk Station Sherbrooke

Jenckes Plant in Sherbrooke

Jenckes Plant and Grand Trunk Railway Yard, Sherbrooke. (P078 Andrew Sangster fonds)

Jenckes Plant in Sherbrooke

King George's Visit to Sherbrooke

King George VI and Queen Elizabeth motorcade on Wellington street, Sherbrooke. Guard along the street is B.C.S cadet corps. 1939. (P020/003.06/002/954, E. T. Heritage Foundation fonds)

King George's Visit to Sherbrooke

King Street Sherbrooke-1920

View of King Street, ca. 1920. (P020/003.06/003/005, E. T. Heritage Foundation fonds)

King Street Sherbrooke-1920

Ladies Aid Meeting

Ladies Aid Meeting, ca. 1950, Sherbrooke. (PC008 St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church-Sherbrooke- fonds)

Ladies Aid Meeting

Lansdowne Market c.1900

Lansdowne Market, ca. 1930 on King Street. (P020/003.06/002/950, E. T. Heritage Foundation fonds)

Lansdowne Market c.1900

Magog River

Magog River from Wolfe Street Bridge, Sherbrooke. (P020/003.06/002/900, E. T. Heritage Foundation fonds)

Magog River

Magog River

Magog River from Montcalm Bridge, Sawmill and Pail factory. (P020/003.06/002/901, E. T. Heritage Foundation fonds)

Magog River

Magog River

View of Magog River. The Sherbrooke Power Company water power operations before extensive development. (P020/003.06/003/418, E. T. Heritage Foundation fonds)

Magog River

Magog River 1891

Sherbrooke Power Co. powerhouse. (P078 Andrew Sangster fonds)

Magog River 1891

Magog River at Sherbrooke

Magog River, source of early hydro power for the city. (P078 Andrew Sangster fonds)

Magog River at Sherbrooke

Magog River at Sherbrooke with Two Factories

View of factories on Magog River. (P078 Andrew Sangster fonds)

Magog River at Sherbrooke with Two Factories

Paton Manufacturing Company-1868

Paton Manufacturing Comapany, 1868. (P998/090/063/001, ETRC Graphic Material collection)

Paton Manufacturing Company-1868

Paton Mills

Paton Mill with dam in background, 1904. (P020/003.06/002/899, E. T. Heritage Foundation fonds)

Paton Mills

Road

View east on King Street in Sherbrooke, ca. 1900. (P020/003.06/002/258, E. T. Heritage Foundation fonds)

Road

Sherbrooke

Early view of downtown, Sherbrooke from east ward of city. St. Micheal's Cathedral on skyline. (P020/003.06/003/443, E. T. Heritage Foundation fonds)

Sherbrooke

Sherbrooke

Aerial view of Sherbrooke. (P078 Andrew Sangster fonds)

Sherbrooke

Sherbrooke 1855-1912

The original St. Michel's Cathedral, later replaced with by the basilica, view of Sherbrooke in background. Looking eastward, ca. 1905. (P998/090/063/001, ETRC Graphic Material collection)

Sherbrooke 1855-1912

Sherbrooke 1869-1889

The first bridge over the St. Francis in Sherbrooke, at King Street. (P998/090/063/001, ETRC Graphic Material collection)

Sherbrooke 1869-1889

Sherbrooke April 1896

Flood damage to Quebec Central Railway Bridge across the St. Francis, April 1896. (P998/090/063/001, ETRC Graphic Material collection)

Sherbrooke April 1896

Sherbrooke Exhibition Grounds

Main Building, Dominion Exhibition Grounds Sherbrooke, 1907. (P020/003.06/003/710, E. T. Heritage Foundation fonds)

Sherbrooke Exhibition Grounds

Sherbrooke Fair

Bird's eye view of the Sherbrooke Exhibition Grounds, 1921. (P020/003.06/003/709, E. T. Heritage Foundation fonds)

Sherbrooke Fair

Sherbrooke Fair

View of Sherbrooke Exhibition Grandstand, 1905. (P020/003.06/003/711, E. T. Heritage Foundation fonds)

Sherbrooke Fair

Sherbrooke Fire Station Brigade

Sherbrooke Fire Station Brigade. (P020/003.06/002/539, E. T. Heritage Foundation fonds)

Sherbrooke Fire Station Brigade

Sherbrooke Gibbs Club

Gibbs Club of Sherbrooke 1939, on the occasion of King George's visit to the region. (P998/088.12/012/001, ETRC Graphic Material collection)

Sherbrooke Gibbs Club

Sherbrooke Record

Sherbrooke Daily Record Block, ca. 1920s.  (P020/003.06/003/705, E. T. Heritage Foundation fonds)

Sherbrooke Record

Sherbrooke-1840

W. H. Bartlett's rendition of early Sherbrooke. (P998/090/063/001, ETRC Graphic Material collection)

Sherbrooke-1840

Sherbrooke-1876

Early view of Sherbrooke, St. Francis River, Grand Trunk Railway beyond, St. Michel's Cathedral on skyline. (P998/090/063/001, ETRC Graphic Material collection)

Sherbrooke-1876

Sherbrooke-1876

Courthouse and jail (1876) on Williams Street which later became the armoury of the 53rd Regiment. (P998/090/063/001, ETRC Graphic Material collection)

Sherbrooke-1876

Sherbrooke-1876

Flood in 1876 St. Francis River at Sherbrooke, Grand Trunk Railway in background with Wellington Street in foreground. (P998/090/063/001, ETRC Graphic Material collection)

Sherbrooke-1876

Sherbrooke-1890

Grand Trunk Railway yard, St. Jean Baptiste church on skyline. (P998/090/063/001, ETRC Graphic Material collection)

Sherbrooke-1890

Sherbrooke-1896

Jenckes Company (machinery manufacturer) during flood, 1896. (P998/090/063/001, ETRC Graphic Material collection)

Sherbrooke-1896

St. Francis 1890

St. Francis River near Sherbrooke, ca. 1890. (P020/003.06/003/022, E. T. Heritage Foundation fonds)

St. Francis 1890

St. Jean Block- Wellington Street-Sherbrooke

St. Jean Block, Wellington Street, ca. 1920s. (P998/083/477/001, ETRC Graphic Material collection)

St. Jean Block- Wellington Street-Sherbrooke

The New Sherbrooke Hotel

The New Sherbrooke Hotel, ca. 1950, built in 1900. This hotel replaced Sherbrooke House Hotel (destroyed by fire in 1899) and was located corner of Depot and King Streets. (P020/003.06/002/546, E. T. Heritage Foundation fonds)

The New Sherbrooke Hotel

View from Fairmount in 1907

Fairmount farm, later Galt Street west. (P078 Andrew Sangster fonds)

View from Fairmount in 1907

Walter Blue & Co.

Walter Blue & Co., the largest clothing manufacturer in the Eastern Townships, ca. 1920. (P020/003.06/003/422, E. T. Heritage Foundation fonds)

Walter Blue & Co.

Wellington Street

Wellington Street, Sherbrooke looking south. Postcard May 7, 1906. (P020/003.06/002/543, E. T. Heritage Foundation fonds)

Wellington Street

Wellington Street from King St. - 1898

Wellington Street, view north from King Street, 1898. (P998/090/063/001, ETRC Graphic Material collection)

Wellington Street from King St. - 1898

Wellington Street looking South 1898

Wellington Street looking south, 1898. (P998/090/063/001, ETRC Graphic Material collection)

Wellington Street looking South 1898

Wellington Street-Sherbrooke

Looking North along Welligton Street in Sherbrooke, 1898. (P020/003.06/003/706, E. T. Heritage Foundation fonds)

Wellington Street-Sherbrooke

Wolf Street Bridge 1909

Wolfe Street Bridge, 1909. (P020/003.06/003/019, E. T. Heritage Foundation fonds)

Wolf Street Bridge 1909

C.P.R. Station Sherbrooke

The Canadian Pacific Railway Station in Sherbrooke, ca. 1912. Postcard by: S.J. Hayward for Canadian Pacific Railway News Service. (P999/053/015/001, ETRC Postcard collection)

C.P.R. Station Sherbrooke

Elderly woman of Bowen family, ca. 1800s

Portrait of elderly woman of Bowen family, ca. 1800, (P006/010/002, Minnie Hallowell Bowen fonds)

Elderly woman of Bowen family, ca. 1800s

Military portrait, ca. 1800s

Military portrait of a male member of the Bowen family, ca. 1800s (P006/010/002, Minnie Hallowell Bowen fonds)

Military portrait, ca. 1800s

Elderly man of the Bowen family, ca. 1800s

Portrait of an elderly man of the Bowen family, ca. 1800s (P006/010/002, Minnie Hallowell Bowen fonds)

Elderly man of the Bowen family, ca. 1800s

Dr. Worthington, ca. 1800s

Portrait of Dr. Worthington reading, ca. 1800s (P006/010/002, Minnie Hallowell Bowen fonds)

Dr. Worthington, ca. 1800s

Mr. Hallowell, ca. 1800s

Portrait of Mr. Hallowell, grandfather of Minnie Hallowell Bowen, ca. 1800s (P006/010/002 Minnie Hallowell Bowen fonds)

Mr. Hallowell, ca. 1800s

Family Portrait

Family portrait, Bowen family, ca. 1800s (P006/010/002 Minnie Hallowell Bowen fonds)

Family Portrait

Man reclining

Portrait of man, Sherbrooke, June 1940 (P006/008 Minnie Hallowell Bowen fonds)

Man reclining

Group Portrait

Group Portrait, Sherbrooke, 1940 (P006/008 Minnie Hallowell Bowen fonds)

Group Portrait

Lloyd Bowen

"Dear Rose, with love, Lloyd", Portrait Lloyd Bowen, Easter 1921(P006/008 Minnie Hallowell Bowen fonds)

Lloyd Bowen

Mr. Clark

Portarit of Mr. Clark, grandfather of Minnie Hallowell Bowen ca. 1800s (P006/008 Minnie Hallowell Bowen fonds)

Mr. Clark

Portrait of two children

Portrait of two children ca. 1800s (P006/008 Minnie Hallowell Bowen fonds)

Portrait of two children

Horseback riding

Minnie Hallowell Bowen and friend on horses, ca. 1890s (P006/008 Minnie Hallowell Bowen fonds)

Horseback riding

Minnie Hallowell Bowen

Portrait of Minnie Hallowell Bowen, 1905 (P006/008 Minnie Hallowell Bowen fonds)

Minnie Hallowell Bowen

Minnie Hallowell Bowen

Portrait of Minnie Hallowell Bowen, 1929 (P006/008 Minnie Hallowell Bowen fonds)

Minnie Hallowell Bowen

Minnie Hallowell Bowen

Portrait of Minnie Hallowell Bowen, ca. 1890s (P006/008 Minnie Hallowell Bowen fonds)

Minnie Hallowell Bowen

Minnie Hallowell Bowen

Minnie Hallowell Bowen, ca. 1880s (P006/008 Minnie Hallowell Bowen fonds)

Minnie Hallowell Bowen

Mrs. Clark

"To dear Minnie and Cecil with Grandma's love in her ninety-fifth year", Portrait of Mrs. Clark, 1905 (P006/006/003 Minnie Hallowell Bowen fonds)

Mrs. Clark

Marjorie Bowen

Portrait of Marjorie Bowen who died of tuberculosis as a child, ca. 1800s (P006/006/013 Minnie Hallowell Bowen fonds)

Marjorie Bowen

Cecil Bowen

Cecil Bowen as Mephistophiles in Faust, ca. 1900s (P006/005/005 Minnie Hallowell Bowen fonds)

Cecil Bowen

Lloyd Bowen

Portrait of Lloyd Bowen, 1941(P006/004/016 Minnie Hallowell Bowen fonds)

Lloyd Bowen

Sherbrooke Rugby Team

Portrait of the Sherbrooke Rugby Team, 1923(P006/004/016 Minnie Hallowell Bowen fonds)

Sherbrooke Rugby Team

Woman posing outside

Portrait of a woman posing outside during the winter time ca. 1900 (P158/003/01/004 Hackett family fonds)

Woman posing outside

Dominion dam

Photo taken possibly when Dominion Textile Dam crumbled, 1915 (P135/008.01b H.K. Warren Milne Collection) 

Dominion dam

Flood in Sherbrooke

Flood in Sherbrooke, 1943 (P078 Andrew Sangster fonds) 

Flood in Sherbrooke

Flood in Sherbrooke

Flood in Sherbrooke, 1943 (P078 Andrew Sangster fonds) 

Flood in Sherbrooke

Flood in Sherbrooke

Flood in Sherbrooke, 1943 (P078 Andrew Sangster fonds) 

Flood in Sherbrooke

Flood in Sherbrooke

Flood in Sherbrooke, 1943 (P078 Andrew Sangster fonds) 

Flood in Sherbrooke

Flood in Sherbrooke

Flood in Sherbrooke, 1943 (P078 Andrew Sangster fonds) 

Flood in Sherbrooke

Flood in Sherbrooke

Flood in Sherbrooke, 1943 (P078 Andrew Sangster fonds) 

Flood in Sherbrooke

Train Station

The Train Station in Sherbrooke, ca. 1960 (P030 Louis-Philippe Demers collection)

Train Station

Colonel Moore

Portrait of Colonel Moore, ca. 1890 (P006/010/002 Minnie Hallowell Bowen fonds)

Colonel Moore

Mrs. Hallowell

Portrait of Mrs. Hallowell, ca. 1800s (P006/010/002 Minnie Hallowell Bowen fonds)

Mrs. Hallowell

Portrait of a man

Portrait of a man reading, from portrait Studio Blanchard Sherbrooke, ca. 1880 (P006/010/002 Minnie Hallowell Bowen fonds)

Portrait of a man

Portrait of a couple

Portrait of a couple ca. 1880 (P006/010/002 Minnie Hallowell Bowen fonds)

Portrait of a couple

Portrait of a young girl

Portrait of a young girl, from the Potrait Studio, Blanchard Sherbrooke, ca. 1880 (P006/010/002 Minnie Hallowell Bowen fonds)

Portrait of a young girl

Minnie H. Bowen

Portrait of Minnie Hallowell Bowen, 1891 (P006/010/002 Minnie Hallowell Bowen fonds)

Minnie H. Bowen

Portrait of a boy

Portrait of a boy, ca. 1880 (P006/010/002 Minnie Hallowell Bowen fonds)

Portrait of a boy

Portrait of two children

Portrait of two children, ca. 1880 (P006/010/002 Minnie Hallowell Bowen fonds)

Portrait of two children

Portrait of two women

Portrait of two women ca. 1880 (P006/010/002 Minnie Hallowell Bowen fonds)

Portrait of two women

Portrait of a woman and child

Portrait of a woman and a child, ca. 1880 (P006/010/002 Minnie Hallowell Bowen fonds)

Portrait of a woman and child

Group Portrait

A group portrait of women, ca. 1880 (P006/010/002 Minnie Hallowell Bowen fonds)

Group Portrait

Portrait of a couple

Portrait of a couple, ca. 1880 (P006/010/002 Minnie Hallowell Bowen fonds)

Portrait of a couple

Portrait two men

Portrait of two men most likely taken in winter time, (P006/010/002 Minnie Hallowell Bowen fonds)

Portrait two men

Tennis portrait

Portrait of man posing with a tennis racket, ca. 1890 (P006/010/002 Minnie Hallowell Bowen fonds)

Tennis portrait

Military portrait

Military portrait of a man, ca. 1880 (P006/010/002 Minnie Hallowell Bowen fonds)

Military portrait

Portrait of M.H. Bowen's Godfather

Portrait of Minnie Hallowell Bowen's Godfather, ca. 1880 (P006/010/002 Minnie Hallowell Bowen fonds)

Portrait of M.H. Bowen's Godfather

Portrait of M.H. Bowen's Godmother

Portrait of Minne Hallowell Bowen's Godmother, ca. 1880 (P006/010/002 Minnie Hallowell Bowen fonds)

Portrait of M.H. Bowen's Godmother

Cecil Hale Bowen and other

Portrait of Cecil Hale Bowen and other, ca. 1880 (P006/010/002 Minnie Hallowell Bowen fonds)

Cecil Hale Bowen and other

Portrait of a couple

Portrait of a couple, possibly M.H. Bowen, ca. 1900 (P006/010/002 Minnie Hallowell Bowen fonds)

Portrait of a couple

Portrait of four ladies

Portrait of four ladies, ca. 1890 (P006/010/002 Minnie Hallowell Bowen fonds)

Portrait of four ladies

Sherbrooke Exhibition

Booth at Sherbrooke Exhibition, 1928 (P006/008 Minnie Hallowell Bowen fonds)

Sherbrooke Exhibition

Group Portrait

Group Portrait, ca. 1900s (P006/008 Minnie Hallowell Bowen fonds)

Group Portrait

St. Francis River

View of the St. Francis River, 1912 (P006/008 Minnie Hallowell Bowen fonds)

St. Francis River

C.L.H. Bowen

C.L.H. Bowen, 1940 (P006/006/012 Minnie Hallowell Bowen fonds)

C.L.H. Bowen

Cecil Bowen

Cecil Bowen as a child, ca. 1890s (P006/005/005 Minnie Hallowell Bowen fonds)

Cecil Bowen

Lloyd Bowen and Ted Adams

Lloyd Bowen and Ted Adams, North Hatley, 1923 (P006/004/016 Minnie Hallowell Bowen fonds)

Lloyd Bowen and Ted Adams

Palais de justice

Palais de justice, Sherbrooke, 1958 (P030 album Louis Philippe Demers Collection)

Palais de justice

Fire Station

Fire Station, poste 1, Sherbrooke, 1958 (P030 album Louis Philippe Demers Collection)

Fire Station

Howard Park

Howard Park, Sherbrooke, 1958 (P030 album Louis Philippe Demers Collection)

Howard Park

Parc Racine

Parc Racine, Sherbrooke, 1958 (P030 album Louis Philippe Demers Collection)

Parc Racine

Tourism Office

Tourism Office, Sherbrooke, 1958 (P030 album Louis Philippe Demers Collection)

Tourism Office

Library

Library, Sherbrooke, 1958 (P030 album Louis Philippe Demers Collection)

Library

C.N.R. Railway Station

C.N.R. Railway station, Sherbrooke, ca. 1950 (P030 Louis Philippe Demers Collection)

C.N.R. Railway Station

Wellington Street

Wellington Street, 1950 (P030 Louis Philippe Demers Collection)

Wellington Street

Granada Theatre

Granada Theatre ca. 1950 (P030 Louis Philippe Demers Collection)

Granada Theatre

King Street

King Street, postcard, ca. 1950 (P030 Louis Philippe Demers Collection)

King Street

Portland Avenue

Portland Avenue, Sherbrooke, ca. 1950 (P030 Louis Philippe Demers Collection)

Portland Avenue

Sherbrooke

Sherbrooke, 1885 (P030 Louis Philippe Demers Collection)

Sherbrooke

Wellington North

Wellington North, Sherbrooke, 1885 (P030 Louis Philippe Demers Collection)

Wellington North

Navy Group Portrait

Navy Group Portrait, ca. 1950s (P173/005.004 Elvyn M. Baldwin family fonds)

Navy Group Portrait

Group Portrait

Navy group portrait, ca. 1930 (P158/010/001a Hackett family fonds)

Group Portrait

Dufferin street

Dufferin Street, Sherbrooke ca. 1900 (P078 Andrew Sangster fonds)

Dufferin street

Foot Bridge

Foot Bridge to Island street, was replaced 1890 (P078 Andrew Sangster fonds)

Foot Bridge

Sherbrooke view

View of Sherbrooke (P078 Andrew Sangster fonds)

Sherbrooke view

Portrait

Portrait, woman, [19?] (P158/003.01/004 Hackett family fonds)

Portrait

By the car with a new baby

By the car with a new baby, July 1960 (P158/010/001C Hackett family fonds)

By the car with a new baby

Child playing

Child playing with a scooter, [19-], (P158/010/001c Hackett family fonds)

Child playing

playing in a fort

Playing in a fort, near Lake Erie, August 31 1951 (P158/010/001c Hackett family fonds)

playing in a fort

Tennis time

Women posing with a tennis racquet, [190-] (P158/010/001c Hackett family fonds)

Tennis time

Christmas

Christmas [194?], (P158/010/001c Hackett family fonds)

Christmas

Family portrait

Family portrait, [19-] (P158/010/001b Hackett family fonds)

Family portrait

Theatre

Group portrait for a play, [19-] (P158/010/001b Hackett family fonds)

Theatre

Florence Knight Hackett

Florence Knight Hackett, [19-] (P158/007/001b Hackett family fonds)

Florence Knight Hackett

Portrait

Portrait of a lady, [18-] (P006/010/002 Minnie Hallowell Bowen fonds)

Portrait

Cecil Bowen

Cecil Bowen in "The Chimes of Normandy" as Gaspard, Sherbrooke Opera House, November, 1907 (P006/005/005 Minnie Hallowell Bowen fonds)

Cecil Bowen

Cecil Bowen

Cecil Bowen, [18-] (P006/005/005 Minnie Hallowell Bowen fonds)

Cecil Bowen

Cecil Bowen

Cecil Bowen, 16 years old [18-] (P006/005/005 Minnie Hallowell Bowen fonds)

Cecil Bowen

Guy Harding Hackett

Flying Officer Guy Harding Hackett, 1942 (P158/003.01/004 Hackett family fonds)

Guy Harding Hackett

Florence and Ann

Florence and Ann Hackett, [19-] (P158/003.01/004 Hackett family fonds)

Florence and Ann

Out for a walk

Couple out for a walk, [19-] (P158/003.01/004 Hackett family fonds)

Out for a walk

By the water

Woman pictured by the water, [19-] (P158/003.01/004 Hackett family fonds)

By the water

Two children

Two children, [19-] (P158/003.01/004 Hackett family fonds)

Two children

Halloween

Mother and child around Halloween, [19-] (P158/003.01/004 Hackett family fonds)

Halloween

Group Photo

Group photo, [193?] (P158/002.01/002 Hackett family fonds)

Group Photo

David M. Harding

Portrait of David M. Harding, [19-] (P158/003.01/001N Hackett family fonds)

David M. Harding

Horseback riding

Rose Marshall on Diek and John Hackett on Ajay, [19-] (P158/002.01/002 Hackett family fonds)

Horseback riding

David and Ruth Hackett

David and Ruth Hackett, [19-] (P158/002.01/002 Hackett family fonds)

David and Ruth Hackett

Group Photo

Included are: Ann, Eva, John, Julia, alice, Mary Dave, Helen Bergeron, August 23 [192-] (Hackett family fonds P158/002.01/002)

Group Photo

Awaiting the Princess

Awaiting the Princess at the Dorval airport, October 1951 (Hackett family fonds P158/002.01/002)

Awaiting the Princess

Unknown building

Unknown building, [19-] (Hackett family fonds P158/002.01/002)

Unknown building

Unknown building

Unknown building, [19-] (Hackett family fonds P158/002.01/002)

Unknown building

Group photo

J.H., L.H., Ann, Guy David, Florence, Julia, 1930 (Hackett family fonds P158/002.01/002)

Group photo

Group photo

Winifred Hackett, Michael W., John, Cora, Eva-Rose, Ryan, Ann, Sybil, Eva-Marie, Winfield, 1943 (Hackett family fonds P158/002.01/002)

Group photo

Portrait of children

Three children, Dec. 6, 1926 (Hackett family fonds P158/010/001c)

Portrait of children

Portrait of a boy

Portrait of a young boy with a book, [19?] (Hackett family fonds P158/010/001c)

Portrait of a boy

By the car

By the car with a new baby, July 1960 (Hackett family fonds P158/010/001c)

By the car

Plymouth United Church

Plymouth United Church, Sherbrooke, Christmas Eve, 1940

Plymouth United Church

Plymouth United Church

Plymouth United Church, Sherbrooke, ca. 1950

Plymouth United Church

Sherbrooke, 1836

Bird's eye view of Sherbrooke, 1836. Published by the British American Land Company. (P022 Anna LeBaron fonds)

Sherbrooke, 1836

Sherbrooke flood

Sherbrooke flood, 1943 (P078 Andrew Sangster fonds)

Sherbrooke flood

Daily Record Road Race

Daily Record Road Race, Sherbrooke 1908. (P177, Lake Massawippi Area Historical Society collection)

Daily Record Road Race

Eastern Townships Corset Co.

Eastern Townships Corset Co. with Burton Brewery in the background, ca. 1900. (P998/090/063/001, Eastern Townships Research Centre Graphic Material collection)

Eastern Townships Corset Co.

Office and Warehouse, Sherbrooke

Office and Warehouses of Messrs. D. McManamy et Co.: Wholesale Wine Merchants, Sherbrooke. (P999/053/001/018, Eastern Townships Research Centre Postcard collection)

Office and Warehouse, Sherbrooke

Parade

Parade on St. Jean Baptiste Day, Sherbrooke 1885. (P030, Louis-Philippe Demers collection)

Parade

Military Parade, 1914

Military parade on Dufferin and Frontenac Streets of the 53rd Sherbrooke Regiment, 4 August 1914. Appearing in the first row (l-r): Major K.E. Kennedy, Lieutenant-Colonel J.J. Penhale, Lieutenant-Colonel Bowen, Lieutentant-Colonel Worthington and Colonel Spearing.

Military Parade, 1914

McManamy & Company Offices

McManamy & Company, wine merchants, warehouse and offices in Sherbrooke (P999/053/001/018, ETRC Postcard Collection)

McManamy & Company Offices

Sherbrooke Fusiliers Regiment

Sherbrooke Fusiliers Regiment marching on King Street, ca. 1941.  The ski platoon is visible in the middle of the group, wearing white parkas and carrying skis. (P177/007.02/003 Lake Massawippi Area Historical Society collection)

Sherbrooke Fusiliers Regiment

Sherbroke fire wagon

Sherbrooke fire wagon with equipment, ca. 1890s. (P020/003.06/002/983, Eastern Townships Heritage Foundation fonds)

Sherbroke fire wagon

Lansdowne Market

Lansdowne Market, Sherbrooke, 1910 (P998/2014/003/001, ETRC Graphic Material Collection)

Lansdowne Market

Court Street

Court Street in Sherbrooke around 1930.  The house of Israel Wood (left), the St. George's Club (right) and the armoury of the 53rd Regiment (end of the street) can be seen in the photograph. (P998/2014/003/003, ETRC Graphic Material collection)

Court Street

Portland Square

Portland Square in Sherbrooke, ca. 1930.  (P998/2014/003/006, ETRC Graphic Material collection)

Portland Square

Trinity Methodist Church, Sherbrooke

Trinity Methodist Church on Court Street in Sherbrooke, ca. 1910. (P998/2014/003/007, ETRC Graphic Material collection)

Trinity Methodist Church, Sherbrooke

Sherbrooke Protestant Hospital

Sherbrooke Protestant Hospital on Parc Street in Sherbrooke in the 1910s. (P998/2014/003/008, ETRC Graphic Material collection)

Sherbrooke Protestant Hospital

Magog House Hotel

Magog House Hotel, Dufferin Street, Sherbrooke, ca. 1900 (ETRC998/2014/003/010, ETRC Graphic Material collection)

Magog House Hotel

Dow Brewery

Dow Brewery, Wellington Street South, Sherbrooke, ca. 1940 (P998/2014/005/001, ETRC Graphic Material Collection)

Dow Brewery

Archives Department Mandate

The mandate of the Archives Department is to preserve the documentary heritage of the Eastern Townships for the purposes of research and teaching. To that end, it collects and makes available various private archival fonds and collections that show the development of the Eastern Townships and its English-speaking communities.

Finding the Archives Department

The Consultation Room and Archivist’s Office are located in the Old Library, McGreer Hall building on the campus of Bishop’s University (identified as B12 on the campus map).  Researchers can visit the Old Library Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Contacting the Archives Department

Jody Robinson, Archivist
Eastern Townships Resource Centre
Bishop's University
2600 College Street
Sherbrooke, QC  J1M 1Z7
Tel.: 819-822-9600, ext. 2261
Fax: 819-822-9661
Email: etrc2@ubishops.ca

Making an Appointment

We strongly recommend that researchers who wish to visit the Archives Department make an appointment with the Archivist in advance to ensure that any material to be consulted can be retrieved and made available upon arrival.

Take a Walk through Townships History

Readers are welcome to browse through our historical articles that have appeared in the Sherbrooke Record.  They cover a variety of events, people and places that make up the Eastern Townships' rich and vibrant past.

ETRC 2013 Bookmark collection

The Archives Department has recently produced a collection of bookmarks featuring a number of the unique and interesting photographs from the archives.  A variety of themes can be seen on the bookmarks, including farming, churches, portraits, landscapes, and transportation.  The promotional bookmarks are available for free to the public and include information on the types of records found in the archives.  Visit our webpage to browse through all ten bookmarks and to view a brief description of each photograph.

Online Exhibits

The ETRC invites you to visit an online exhibit featuring material drawn largely from the ETRC Archives.  “Through the Looking Glass: One Hundred Years of Women’s Groups in the Eastern Townships” was made possible through the financial support of Canadian Heritage Information Network’s Virtual Museum of Canada Community Memories program.  This exhibition discusses the role and heritage of women's groups in the Eastern Townships, from the establishment of the first Women’s Institute, in 1911, to the present day.

In 2013, an artefact from the ETRC Archives was selected to be a part of a project initiated by the Quebec Anglophone Heritage Network (QAHN): The Identity of English-Speaking Quebec in 100 Objects.  "The Quebec Anglophone Heritage network invites you to explore the multi-faceted heritage and culture of Quebec's English-speaking communities through this wonderful on-line collection of objects"