How To Participate
A primary way for you to share your story is to complete our questionnaire. (If anonymity is a concern, participants have the option of submitting without providing a name.)
We are also soliciting donations of personal materials that serve as a record of your experience during this time of unprecedented personal, professional, and educational upheaval. Some options for donation include:
- Any journal writings you have created documenting your experiences
- Recordings of voice memos, interviews, or Zoom hangouts with your family or friends (If you interview other people in the course of your documentation, we will also need their permission so that we can preserve and share the recordings with future researchers. We can provide guidance on this process.)
- Social media posts
- Any coursework or research projects you created in response to COVID-19
- Photographs and/or videos of your daily life as shaped by the pandemic
Please be sure to comply with all applicable stay-at-home orders while self-documenting.
The Archives accepts almost all digital formats. To donate any materials or to ask any questions, please reach out to Jordon Steele, Hodson Curator of the University Archives, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submissions will not be available to the public immediately. However, after they are processed by University Archives staff, they will be publicly available in JScholarship, the university’s digital repository, and may be used in news stories, exhibitions, and other public venues.