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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

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,…

A Century Ago on Sawyerville’s Main Street

January 16th, 2023

This fall marks 16 years that I have been archivist for the ETRC and through those years, I have been asked all manner of questions about the people and places in our beautiful Eastern Townships. …

Partying with the boss: Company Christmas parties from the past

December 20th, 2022

Tis the season for holiday parties and after a two-year hiatus on these seasonal celebrations, most are back in full swing this year.  The festive season prompted a dive in the archives for examples of…

The Copping family comes to Sand Hill

November 4th, 2022

If you look at the Quebec census returns from 1851, the first census when each person was enumerated, to 1921, the most recent census available, you will not see a huge variation in the number…

Going to school in Lennoxville with Arthur T. Speid

October 13th, 2022

During his long life, Arthur Speid was a fixture around Lennoxville and Bishop’s University, first as a day student at Bishop’s College School and, later, as part the theatre life of the University, as well…