Who We Are
The Eastern Townships Resource Centre (ETRC) is a resource centre for the study of the Eastern Townships with a special focus on the English-speaking 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.
The ETRC Archives Department has over 52 000 photographs and postcards in its collection.
The photographs cover a wide variety of subjects and places. To explore some of our collection, go to Online Sources in the Archives Department section.
President of the Clio-Québec Subcommittee of the Canadian Historical Association (2003)
“For twenty years, starting at Bishop's University, the CRCE/ETRC has been offering history researchers in the Eastern Townships a commendable administrative framework worthy of mention. It testifies both to the excellence of the leading research of recognized historians, and to the praiseworthy concern taken by this organization to popularize history, notably with its book launchings, the publication of a comprehensive newsletter and an annual conference that attracts a large audience. The CRCE/ETRC shows how exciting it is to have quality research produced in the region, research that is expressed in the two languages that signify the historical richness of the Eastern Townships. […] Awarding the prize also highlights the remarkable quality of the ETRC/CRCE to the historical production of Quebec. Furthermore, it shows the great interest that the ETRC/CRCE has created in our minds for historical resources in the Eastern Townships.” Except from the March 20, 2003 letter from Martin Pâquet for the Clio 2002-Québec prize awarded to the ETRC/CRCE.