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About Jazmine

I am a proud Townshipper, descended from settlers in the Stanstead and Magog areas. I studied History and Indigenous Studies at Bishop’s University and completed my Master of Information Studies degree at McGill. I am Head Archivist of the Eastern Townships Resource Centre, and I have also worked with other heritage organizations in Quebec and Ontario since 2017. I am passionate about preserving and sharing our rich local history.

Latest articles

Unveiling the Mystique: Exploring the Secretive Aspect of Freemasonry in the Eastern Townships

August 1st, 2023

By Joanie Tétreault Freemasonry, with its rich history and enigmatic symbolism, has long captivated the imagination of many. In the Eastern Townships, the Freemasons have left an indelible mark on the community, fostering brotherhood, charitable…

Jim’s Journal

August 1st, 2023

By Jazmine Aldrich One of the great pleasures of archives is diving into the past and discovering new perspectives. I recently stumbled upon James ‘Jim’ Wark’s journal which was written to his family in Sherbrooke…

Autograph Books: Yesterday’s Social Network

May 8th, 2023

By Jazmine Aldrich The Eastern Townships Resource Centre (ETRC) Archives include several autograph books; these are typically small, bound books containing signatures, poems, proverbs, doodles, and other unique entries. Other names for these books include…

Mead Haskell Baldwin: Brother, Son, and Soldier

May 2nd, 2023

By Jazmine Aldrich History is made up of the stories of individuals: their choices, their experiences, and their relationships. These stories can be abstracted with time – that is – until we reconnect with the…

Doris Snowdon: Art in the Archives

February 20th, 2023

By Jazmine Aldrich, in collaboration with Marjorie Mikasen The word “archives” brings to mind photographs, diaries, letters, and maps, but did you know that the Eastern Townships Resource Centre also preserves works of art? This…

Toil, Tears, Trials and Tribulations: Recollections of the National Thread Limited

February 2nd, 2023

By Jazmine Aldrich In a brief history written in the late-1960s, Freeman Clowery reflects on his time spent working for The National Thread Limited in Sherbrooke: “How well I recall these days of toil, sweat,…