The MUSC University Archives and the Waring Historical Library invite you to keep a diary of life during the COVID-19 epidemic. Diarists may type or write by hand, draw, compose poems, and gather stories in a variety of formats. You may keep an audio or video diary of what your life is like. If you prefer, we can set up a schedule to call and talk on the telephone on a regular basis, recording your responses. No need to be concerned about grammar, spelling, or correcting and editing recordings. The emphasis is on self-expression, candor, and your willingness to be a social commentator.
Selected submissions will be featured on the The MUSC COVID-19 Archive: Documenting Life During the COVID-19 Pandemic Blog. Please, join us in building MUSC's collective memory.
For guidance in contributing your work, here are some basic parameters. No matter which method you would like to employ, you should commit to:
You can save photographs or images with commentary. You can write five sentences or one hundred and five sentences. You can record your daily work schedule. Record how the pandemic has disrupted your life. Tell us about your personal reaction, hopes, and challenges.
For assistance getting started, contact the Waring's staff.
The mission of the Waring Historical Library is to collect, preserve, and provide access to materials documenting the history of the health sciences in South Carolina and the southeastern United States. The MUSC COVID-19 Archive is dedicated to collecting personal reflections which chronicle life during the pandemic in those geographical areas. Personal reflection contributors do not have to be affiliated with the Medical University of South Carolina.
The MUSC COVID-19 Archive is particularly interested in stories about the transition from on-campus learning to remote learning, on-campus work to remote work, adjustments to student life including moving off-campus and the experiences of students who have remained on-campus, the impact of technology on your learning and teaching, your ability to stay connected to faculty, classmates, coworkers, friends, and family. People are encouraged to think about questions such as:
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