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Creating a "COVID-19 @ Whittier College" Archive
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 archive and share the stories, photographs, videos, and other documents of your experience. While we have returned to campus, the impact of COVID-19 continues.
If you have been a part of the Whittier College community between March 2020 and now--we want to document your experience!
Please take a look at what we currently have in our COVID-19 @ Whittier College Archive and contact us if you are interested in learning more.
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 OR you can do it anonymously.
- Since this is a healthy emergency, we ask that you be aware of sharing personal medical information of you or others in your observations.
- Who can submit content? Any student, faculty, or staff.
- How do I submit content? Begin by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Other questions? Please contact email@example.com.
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 the COVID-19 @ Whittier College archive 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.