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Special Collections & Archives: COVID-19 @Whittier College

COVID-19 @ Whittier College

What has been your COVID-19 Experience at Whittier College?

The Library is attempting to collect the experiences of the Whittier College community during the COVID-19 pandemic. We want to collect and share the stories, photographs, videos, and other documents of your experience.

Things to remember...

Note about privacy

  • We do intend for this to be a public project so do not share things you may not want the world to know.
  • Since this is a healthy emergency, we ask that you be aware of sharing personal medical information of you or others in your observations. 

 

Questions?

  • Who can submit content?  Any student, faculty, or staff.
  • How do I submit content? Email files to library@whittier.edu.
  • Other questions?  Please contact library@whittier.edu.

COVID-19 @ Whittier College

What should I save and send?

  • Whatever you are thinking, experiencing, or observing about the pandemic.  Really anything of interest because it will provide a point of view often missing from documenting historical events.  
  • Writings, whether that be in the form of a short diary, reflections, or opinions, photographs, and videos are all of interest.  

 

How do I do that?

  • Maybe writing a paper for an assignment with the focus of COVID-19 or it could be some personal experiences or reflections you want to share as a representative of Whittier College.
  • Any written format is okay but PDF or Word is preferred.
  • Photographs can be shared in the jpeg or tiff formats.
  • MP4 video files or audio MP3 files can also be included.

 

What will the Library do with my materials?

  • The Library will follow archival practices and catalog the materials under the name of their creator (writer, photographer, or recorder).
  • The materials will go into Wardman Library's Special Collection and Archives.  Specifically, the goal will be to make them available in Poet Commons which has recently been established as our digital repository.  We hope to make Poet Commons a digital archive for student and faculty scholarship as well as institutional history and publications.