College Archives: Documenting COVID-19 and our St. Olaf Community's Experience
We are living in an historic moment. As a result of this global pandemic, our life on the Hill has been disrupted. Students have returned home and classes have transitioned to online. Our staff and faculty work remotely in order to preserve social distance and lower health risks. Future historians will want to know how we carried on with our daily lives in this time of upheaval.
In order to capture our community's experience, the College Archives invites you to document and share how COVID-19 is impacting you. We encourage you to keep a diary, write poetry, exchange letters, create art, take photos, etc. Reflecting on what you are living through is what is important, not the format. Your story will help contribute to the broader history of St. Olaf College during this time.
We are in a constant state of flux! Please start writing and creating now! We welcome physical and digital deposits to the College Archives and will notify our community when we are able to accept material.
Mary Barbosa-Jerez, Head of Strategy for Library Collections and Archives
Kristell Benson, Lead Archivist
Jillian Sparks, Librarian for Special Collections and Archives Instruction
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