Welcome to the Southwestern Ontario Digital Archive, a multi-faceted resource hosted by the Leddy Library at the University of Windsor. It is dedicated to assisting faculty, students, and other researchers in their exploration of southwestern Ontario history and culture.
This region is one of the oldest settled areas in Ontario and has a very rich history. This history encompasses settlement by First Nations groups, early French settlement led by Cadillac, the Jesuit mission to the Huron Indians, Black fugitive settlement, and the vital role of the underground railway. In the later 19th and early 20th centuries, the region was a hub for industrial development and an important area for the study of management/labour relations in Canada.