Contribute to the Harvard University Archives COVID-19 Community Archive

To do this project, we need your help. We would like to collect the materials you are creating right now that document this time and submit them to this project for archiving and future research. Some examples of items that could be included in the Community Archive are: 

  • a sign or art you or someone else in your community created 
  • screen shots of social media posts 
  • videos or recordings of events, classes, workouts, spoken words and music shared online during this time 
  • photographs of your home/work-space or scenes from around your community that illustrate changes in society taken during this time  
  • captures of classroom work or lectures given online 
  • homeschool schedules or other daily routines for parents working from home 
  • your own journal entries (written, audio, or video) documenting your experience

Submissions may be in the form of digital photographs, text files, PDFs, spreadsheets, presentations, audio files, or video files. Please submit materials using the COVID-19 Community Archiving Project submission form.

We have compiled some frequently asked questions, and we are happy to answer any other questions you might have about the project or your submissions. Please contact Virginia Hunt, Associate University Archivist for Collection Development and Records Management Services, with any questions.

Donate Non-Digital Materials

If your experience with the COVID-19 crisis is best documented in the physical, analog realm, we are able to accept donations of those materials as well. Just print out the submission form and send it with your material to the Harvard University Archives at the address below.  We will acknowledge your submission once we reopen:

Harvard University Archives COVID-19 Community Archiving Project 
Harvard University Archives  
Pusey Library 
1 Harvard Yard
Harvard University 
Cambridge, MA 02138