The major news of this update is the completion of EAD encoding for the second box of Mascouten documents. This box showcases a transition in life for the Native American inhabitants of the Midwest as well as the Europeans who have come to live in the region as well. This transition is brought upon by the transfer of control of the French colonies in the region to Britain following the French and Indian War. Those familiar with the American Revolution will begin to see some recognizable names in the correspondences between Europeans and European Americans found in this box. Specifically, several letters addressed to Benjamin Franklin can be found in these materials.
The next phase will be to digitize the materials located in box 2.