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BAnQ Sherbrooke

Location: Sherbrooke
Year of inauguration: 1979 

ON THE WAY TO THE TOWNSHIPS
The history of the region since 1793

Sherbrooke circa 1940.

Downtown Sherbrooke, corner of King and Wellington (circa 1940).
Freeman Clowery collection (P14, S71, P67). Unidentified photographer

Located in Sherbrooke, the Estrie archives centre covers a territory with an area of almost 10,200 square kilometres. It is part of the network of nine Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ) archives centres located throughout Québec.

Dedicated to the preservation and development of the region's public and private archives, it offers researchers and the public a consultation room and efficient personnel to guide them in the use of the wide range of materials the centre holds. The oldest items date back to 1793.

The Estrie archives centre houses:

  • 2045 linear metres of written materials;
  • 75,020 photographic materials;
  • 2841 audio and film materials;
  • 6155 cartographic materials.
Magog River, postcard.

Magog River, Sherbrooke,
Quebec, postcard (circa 1906).
Freeman Clowery collection
(P14, S71, P145).
Unidentified photographer.

 

The public archives include the:

  • archives of the judicial districts of Saint-François and Bedford, in which the oldest items date back to 1794, including the records of notaries and surveyors, guardianships and curatorships, civil status records, civil marriage contracts, wills, inventory closures and judgments;
  • archives of the various government departments present on the territory, which concern, among other things, the inventory of sites of worship, aerial photograph coverage of the region, the management of the Winter prison or even the Baldwin fishery.

The private archives cover the:

  • family history (for example, the Bowen family fonds, 1799-1896);
  • literature (Alfred DesRochers fonds, 1910-1978);
  • music (Sylvio Lacharité fonds, 1910-1983);
  • trade and industries (Chambre de commerce de Sherbrooke fonds, 1881-1981, Paton Manufacturing Company fonds, 1923-1947).

 

 

Certified private archives services

  • Centre de ressources pour l'étude des Cantons-de-l'Est
  • Regroupement des archives du Séminaire de Sherbrooke et de l'archidiocèse de Sherbrooke
  • Société d'histoire de Sherbrooke

The Estrie archives centre also holds a few collections from MNAs, architects and photographers, as well as fascinating collections of postcards by Freeman Clowery and wax cylinders by Jean-Jacques Schira, covering the periods of 1840 to 1920 and 1897 to 1960, respectively. It should be noted that the collection also includes a financial register from Attleborough that recorded the purchases by the first United Empire Loyalists who settled in the Eastern Townships (1793-1828).

 

Contact information

Various archive documents.

All of the materials reproduced to illustrate this leaflet
are included in the collections and fonds of BAnQ's Estrie archives centre.

Estrie archives centre
225, rue Frontenac, bureau 401
Sherbrooke (Québec)  J1H 1K1

Opening hours
Monday through Friday,
from 8:30 am to 12 noon
and from 1 pm to 4:30 pm

Telephone: 819 820-3010 or 1 800 363-9028
Fax: 819 820-3146
E-mail: archives.sherbrooke@banq.qc.ca

Our partners

Catalogue des bibliothèques du Québec. RFN. RDAQ. Les Amis de BAnQ. Fondation de BAnQ.