Anyone 18 or older can submit a work to this project. Due to HIPAA regulations, people under 18 cannot legally agree to the Submission Agreement and Personal Health Information Agreement, so they cannot submit a project.
This is a VERY important question. Since the COVID-19 pandemic is a public health crisis, it is possible that your submission might include the personal health information of yourself or others. This information is legally protected by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). At the time of submission you will be asked to agree to a Personal Health Information Agreement, which you...
While this project is only focused on the Harvard Community, the University Archives is interested in documenting how the COVID-19 pandemic had an impact on our neighbors in Cambridge. If you live near campus, or own a business in Harvard Square, we would welcome your submissions and donations.
We can accept any format, digital and analog. Submissions may be in the form of digital photographs, text files, PDFs, spreadsheets, presentations, audio files, or video files. Please use the Submission Form for digital content.
For non-digital submissions (hand written diaries, photographic prints, T-shirts), 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:
Every person’s submission will be unique, because each our experiences will be unique. We would like to collect the materials you are creating right now that document this time. 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