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COVID: Experiences, Thoughts & Feelings

Willamette University students, staff, and faculty are invited to participate in this collecting initiative.

Archives & Special Collections encourages WU students, staff, and faculty to submit original created works that capture their unique experiences to be shared amongst our Willamette community as we support each other through our current challenges.

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What to Submit

Students, staff, and faculty are encouraged to express themselves in a medium that they feel best encapsulates their unique lived experience during COVID.

Sketches, audio recording of music, a recorded dance performance, a photograph, poem, story, or essay are all viable options to submit to the archives for preservation. Acceptable file types include: .docx, .pdf, .jpg, .png, .wav, .aiff, .mp4 and .mov. Submissions must not exceed 1GB in size.

How to Submit

There are two ways to share your experiences. You can share your experiences with the Willamette community today by contributing to the public collection. Your contribution to this collection may also be included in a digital exhibit during the second phase of this project.

Share your Experience with Others Today

Or if you prefer, you can add your experiences to a historical collection that will be hidden from view for 5 years (2025).

Contribute your Experience to Historical Collection (release date 2025)

Interested in submitting an item but withholding your name? Or, do you have an original work to donate that you are unable to upload (e.g. written diary, sketch, etc.)? Please contact University Archivist Susan Irwin at

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Salem Oregon 97301