Library faculty members Alice Swabey and Peter Houston have recently launched “Documenting the Pandemic: MRU Community Experiences of Life During COVID-19,” a project that aims to collect experiences and artifacts of life from these uncertain times, and to preserve them for the historical record.
MRU faculty members, students, employees, and alumni are invited to contribute digital items that relate to the local impacts of the pandemic or that reflect personal, professional, or academic experiences. Photographs, artwork, journals, essays, creative writing, video and audio recordings, and more can easily be contributed via the project website, where you can also participate by answering a question or sharing your thoughts and experiences. Items that are accepted will be permanently preserved in the Archives and Special Collections as part of the MRU Community COVID-19 Collection, and will be made publicly accessible online (please see the gallery at the bottom of the project website).
Your contributions can help researchers of the future – and perhaps, ourselves – to understand what it meant to live, work and study during the outbreak. So please tell us your stories, share your thoughts, document what you have seen and done, record how the world around you has responded