Recently staff during the Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre (SRSC) started a project to digitize many of the stock registers, records publications, and economic documents linked aided by the Shingwauk Indian household class, which operated in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. The materials in this task ranged in date from 1883 to 1945, using the almost all the documents associated with the 1905 to 1930 duration.
These accounts books might not seem like a prime candidate for digitization – visually they aren’t overly interesting and they have been used relatively little by researchers at first glance. Digitization takes considerable time and effort – why had been the SRSC looking to digitize these records that are particular?
Among the gaps that are major the SRSC’s archival documents concerning the Shingwauk household School, relates to student life from 1905 to 1935. The Centre has a substantial amount of photographs from 1910-1920 but there is however reasonably small textual paperwork associated to the duration. The records books and linked product will be the just written documents with this duration and certainly will offer understanding of the foodstuff at Shingwauk, clothes donned by the pupils, farming methods, along with other areas of day-to-day pupil life. Continue reading “Unanticipated Archival Finds: Shingwauk Student Enroll”