Archives and Special Collections

Archives and Special Collections

McGreer Hall – Bishop’s University
2600 College St., Sherbrooke, Quebec  J1M 1Z7

All archival material is housed in locked storage in the John Bassett Memorial Library, and is made available upon request via transfer to the Old Library. This includes the University Archives, the Eastern Townships Resource Centre Archives and the Quebec Diocesan Archives. To access these records in the Old Library, arrangements must be made in advance, at least 24 hours prior to your visit (this does not include weekends). It is essential to make contact with the appropriate archivist to ensure the records you need will be available in the Old Library when you arrive. Please read below for details and contact information.

Bishop’s University Archives

The University Archives consists of all documents which give evidence and information about the University’s history, organization, function, and structure. The mission of the University Archives is to select, describe, preserve and make available for research those records which have enduring value to the University for administrative, legal, fiscal, and historical purposes. Archival holdings include records and publications of the administration, students, faculty, staff and alumni. Within these collections are a variety of media such as photographs, drawings, maps and plans, microfilms, and computer, video and audio tapes. Trophies, medals, badges, and other memorabilia are also collected by the archives.

Mission and Policy
Sending Materials to the Archives
Summary of Holdings

NB. The University Archives are stored off-site; arrangements must be made with the archivist prior to your visit.  


Ms. Anna Grant University Archivist/Special Collections Library Learning Commons
Phone: 819-822-9600 ext. 2609

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Eastern Townships Resource Centre Archives

The Archives Department of the Eastern Townships Resource Centre (ETRC) is devoted to the conservation of the archival heritage of the Eastern Townships for the purposes of research and teaching. It makes available to researchers textual documents, photographs, postcards, maps and plans and audio-visual material pertaining to the history of the Eastern Townships and the communities therein.

The Archives Department of the Eastern Townships Resource Centre  also manages the archives of the Quebec-Sherbrooke Presbytery of the United Church of Canada and of the Presbytery of Quebec of the Presbyterian Church in Canada. Researchers may consult archives of local churches, whose documents include minutes of Church Boards, annual reports, sermons, membership lists, newsletters, photographs and church registers.

To consult the archives of the Eastern Townships Resource Centre, please contact :

Ms. Jody Robinson Archivist Eastern Townships Resource Centre
Phone: 819-822-9600 ext. 2261

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Before you visit the Old Library to do some family history research, please make sure to contact and make arrangements with the ETRC Archivist ( to:

  1. make sure we will be available on the day of your arrival to assist you with your research and,
  2. verify that the records you need are in the Old Library (books are readily available in the library, but archives are stored off-site).

Quebec Diocesan Archives – Anglican Church of Canada

Holdings include correspondence, minutes, annual reports, land deeds, financial records and other material dealing with the Diocese of Quebec from 1793. Early material covers both Upper and Lower Canada as this was all part of the Diocese until 1840. The collection also has a number of early Canadian Church publications and material dealing with education and social services. There are parish minutes, membership lists and reports and a large number of civil status registers as well as a valuable collection of nineteenth century organ music.

NB: The Quebec Diocesan Archives are housed off-site and are available by appointment only.


Mr. James Sweeny Quebec Diocesan Archives / Library Assistant – Circulation Library Learning Commons
Phone: 819-822-9600 ext. 2567

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