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Tall shelves containing various styles of grey, beige, blue, and white archival storage boxes
Discover Archives & Special Collections materials through personal reference help and online tools.

Ready to discover what Archives & Special Collections has to offer?


Our collections are especially strong in these thematic areas:
  • University of Windsor & Assumption College history
  • Windsor/Essex County history and culture (especially agriculture, manufacturing, and labour)
  • Land records of Essex, Kent, and Lambton counties
  • Anti-slavery, slavery, and Underground Railroad history
  • Automotive history
  • Sport history
  • Author Katherine Mansfield
  • Research papers of the International Deep Drawing Research Group
But we also have much, much more! Below, you'll find a variety of ways to explore our collections.
At-a-glance overviews of our holdings, organized by broad subject areas. A quick and painless dip into our collections!
Historic photo of a woman with food, a handwritten letter, and a cookstove advertisement
In-depth details of historic documents, images, audiovisual materials, and ephemera in our archival collections.
Highly detailed documents explaining the specific arrangement and contents of some of our archival holdings.
A stack of six old books.
Use the library catalogue to find published works in our Special Collections.

Ask for Help

There is no shame in asking for help! Navigating Archives & Special Collections can be tricky, and many of our holdings are not yet publicly searchable online. Let us know what you are looking for, and we will do our best to help you find it.

By email:  archive@uwindsor.ca
By phone:  519-253-3000 ext. 3851
In-person:  Leddy Library (Main Building) basement, suite G-100