Archives Department

Archival services


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.

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Get in touch with the archivist

During my many years as a historian of the Eastern Townships, I’ve always looked forward to my annual spring visits to the archives of the ETRC, and to the excitement of examining recently acquired materials expertly catalogued by the invariably friendly and professional archivists.

Jack Little
Professor of History at Simon Fraser University and Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada