About the COVID-19 Digital Archive
Archives & Special Collections preserves and shares the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's history. We are creating a digital archive about the current pandemic, and we need your help. The COVID-19 Digital Archive will document the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic and its aftermath on individuals in the University's community of students, employees, and alumni.
How to Donate
- Create an account or log in. Creating an account allows you to check back on the status of items you’ve donated and provides us with a contact. You can setup your account to display items as submitted by anonymous.
- Fill out information about the item on the Contribute Item form.
- Upload related files (as appropriate).
- Submissions will not be available immediately. Archives staff will review your donation (typically within 7 working days) before adding items to the archive.
What to Share
Consider your experience as an individual as well as a witness, observing and describing how the communities and groups to which you belong are affected. How you document your experience is up to you. Here are a few ideas:
- Journal entries (video, audio or text format) about your thoughts, feelings, activities, and observations
- Creative writing
- Digital storytelling
If you're unsure how to begin describing your experience, consider these questions:
- What would you like future generations to know about this period?
- What adjustments have you made in how you go about learning, working, and socializing?
- What will you remember about this period of your life?
For additional suggestions, take a look at our ideas for reflection.
Firsthand accounts of lived experiences become primary sources crucial for understanding our history. By collecting stories from a range of viewpoints, Archives & Special Collections aims to provide a more complete picture of the University of Nebraska and, for this project, the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on our community.
Who can Donate
University of Nebraska-Lincoln students, employees, and alumni