Recently staff during the Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre (SRSC) started a task to digitize several of the stock registers, records publications, and monetary documents linked with all the Shingwauk Indian household class, which operated in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. The materials in see this site this task ranged in date from 1883 to 1945, using the majority of the records regarding 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 – so just why was the SRSC trying to digitize these specific documents?