When a remarkable event unfolds in real-time it’s difficult to identify the historical impact in the moment. Mount Royal Library is calling on the campus community to document the pandemic we are currently living through to capture the many ways lives are being impacted and to help create a collection for future researchers.
MRU students, employees, alumni, and the greater community are being called upon to share how their day-to-day has changed while living through the COVID-19 pandemic. Everything from photos, blog posts, essays, videos, songs, poetry, and general creative artwork can be submitted. Contributors also have the option to answer a short set of questions posed by the project, which asks about the challenges, hopes, and fears they face during the pandemic.
This project aims to tell the COVID-19 stories of the MRU community by collecting experiences and artifacts of life from these uncertain times and preserving them for the historical record in the Archives and Special Collections.
Contributions will help researchers of the future – and perhaps, ourselves – to understand what it meant to live, work and study during the outbreak.
Go to library.mtroyal.ca/covid/submissions to upload files through a simple two-step process.