Featured Digital Collection: Héritage

Héritage, a project of Canadiana is a 10-year initiative to digitize some of Canada's most popular archival collections previously available only in micro-formats.  A valuable resource for students, academics, and geneaologists, the collection spans the 1600s to the mid-1900s with particular strengths in labour, military, women's and aboriginal history, as well as politics, art, and literature.   The project is a collaboration between the Canadian Research Knowledge Network, in which Trent University participates, and Library and Archives Canada

The first release of this database features digital enhancements for 86 archival fonds, made searchable through the tagging and transcription of either finding aids or select reels, thus enabling keyword searching at the document level for approximately 1.5 million pages of content.  The top 5 collections prioritized for transcription, as determined by CRKN and other stakeholders, were: 

For an evolving list of archival fonds digitized or transcribed by the Héritage Project, please consult the catalogue (PDF).