Documenting the UHart Community Experience During COVID-19 Pandemic
Students, faculty, and staff are all experiencing this unique moment in history in different ways. The University of Hartford Archives and Special Collections is collecting materials to record the experiences of the University community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Any documentation you’ve created of your experience during the pandemic would be a valuable contribution to the University Archives.
Collecting and preserving these perspectives supports the University’s research mission and allows future students, researchers, and scholars to study the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
How you can participate
You may share your experiences in writing through the submission page linked below. You may select an option to have your responses be anonymous when viewed by the public, and you are welcome to submit your experiences more than once. When providing written responses, consider how the pandemic has impacted your University experience, for example:
- Students: How have you been impacted by the changes in your learning environments, living situations, employment, and social connections?
- Faculty: How have you adapted the ways in which you deliver course materials and interact with students?
- Staff: How have you adjusted to changes in your work environment, both at home and on campus, all while coping with momentous change in your daily routines, family life, and personal health and safety?
You can also donate physical or digital materials that document your experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic. These materials can include journals, photographs, audio, video, artwork, and many other formats. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Please do not send any materials without confirming arrangements with the Archives.
Share Your Experience
Recognizing that the COVID-19 pandemic is a public health crisis, the University Archives and Special Collections asks that you please not include names or any personal identifying information of other people, especially regarding their health. Please be sure that you share experiences that relate to you and your experiences as a member of the UHart community. The Archives reserves the right to restrict, redact, or reject submissions that in our view violates someone’s privacy or don’t adhere to our collection policy. While many of our experiences during this time have been shaped by the people close to us, we ask that you please refer to other people in ways that don’t make them easily identifiable (e.g. “a classmate,” “my friend,” “a colleague/coworker,” “a family member”). Please contact email@example.com if you have questions or concerns.
What happens to the material I donate or the responses I submit?
Donations and submissions will be processed by the University Archive’s staff. Written submissions and digital donations will be accessible to the public through the Connecticut Digital Archive (CTDA). Physical donations will be accessible to the public by appointment in the Archives located in the Harrison Libraries. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns.