Purple and WhiteIssues of Purple and White, the Assumption College student newspaper, are among the historical publications being digitized by the Leddy Library.

Library’s collection offers access to University history

One of the interesting aspects of developing open access digital collections is the opportunity to bring new life to publications that have a unique local connection, says librarian Dave Johnston.

As part of the Southwestern Ontario Digital Archive (SWODA), the Leddy Library has begun to publish works delving into the history of the University of Windsor. This includes the Assumption College Purple and White paper, Ambassador yearbooks, and other university publications.

“These works, dating back to 1924, are being made available online and fully searchable for the first time, so take an opportunity to delve in the University of Windsor’s past!” Johnston says.

He adds that the library will continue to add new items to this collection over time, “so keep checking back for more” or request notification by e-mail or RSS when new items are added.