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COVID-19: Writing a New Chapter in University of Illinois History

WHAT’S YOUR STORY? COVID-19 and the University of Illinois Community

WHAT’S YOUR STORY? COVID-19 and the University of Illinois Community

The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting every part of the University of Illinois community, from building workers to students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Why not turn your experience into a window for future generations? Send us something about what you're going through right now-a personal reflection, a family happening, what it's like to forego a cherished U of I experience-to help the University of Illinois Archives create a record of this unprecedented time. What you provide us today will become a valuable research resource for generations to come. Help the future learn about today by sending us your stories!

Your stories can be text, audio, video, art, or images. Also, please do not submit personal health information through this form. We want to make sure your submissions will not raise HIPAA, FERPA, or other privacy concerns that would necessitate restrictions.

If you have questions about donating materials to the Archives or would like to donate physical items, please contact illiarch@illinois.edu. This form will remain open at least through December 31, 2020.

6. We invite you to donate any records that document your experience during the COVID-19 pandemic. These could include digital journal entries, audio/video recordings, an image, artwork, or an email. You can use software like Zoom to create audio and video recordings, or you can create journal entries in Word documents, text files, PDFs, etc.

7. To ensure maximum future usefulness of your contributions to this history project, we need you to review the following statement on copyright and access:

I am the creator and copyright owner of the donated materials. I retain full ownership of any and all copyrights that I currently own in the donated materials, but I grant the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign a nonexclusive right to authorize all uses of these materials for non-commercial research, scholarly, or other educational purposes in accordance with a Creative Commons Attribution, Non-commercial license.

Optional demographic questions:

Thank you for sharing your story with us. If you have any questions about donating materials or would like to contact the University of Illinois Archives, please email illiarch@illinois.edu.

If you have questions about this project, please contact Bethany Anderson, Natural and Applied Sciences Archivist (bgandrsn@illinois.edu), and Jessica Ballard, Archivist for Multicultural Collections and Services (ballard9@illinois.edu).