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COVID-19 Archive

Information related to the scope and purpose of the collection

What Do I Need To Do?

Start recording your thoughts and feelings in whatever ways feel most appropriate to you. There are no constraints -  one day you might write a standard journal entry, the next you might record a vlog, and the next you might create a painting. Do whatever works for you at the time. Also, don't worry about grammar or spelling - we're more interested in authenticity and self-expression.

Let us know you're interested in participating in this project by completing this Google form:

We'll send you more information about submission procedures after you complete the Google form.

Things To Know

A few other things to keep in mind: 

Donating a physical diary is not required for participation, but we will accept personal items related to your experience during this pandemic. Penfield Library’s Archives and Special Collections department will work with you if you make the decision to donate personal items to this collection. More information about donation will be provided at a later date.   

While we will immediately start collecting materials for this project, you decide who gets to see your creations. If you'd like to restrict access to your work for a certain amount of time, we can work with you. That said, our hope is to widely share this collection to help people understand daily life during the COVID-19 pandemic as quickly and safely as possible.

Works submitted for this collection will not be available to the public right away.

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