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COVID-19 Reflections Project

Archives and Special Collections is seeking personal reflections on the COVID-19 pandemic from the extended Hope College family to provide a lasting chronicle of the era as seen through the eyes of those who are experiencing it.

Students, staff, faculty and alumni are encouraged to share their stories, or to help others share their accounts.

Examples of relevant topics include the economy; political messaging; level of trust in the government and media; and discussion of what’s happening in terms of the weather, relationships with family and friends, neighbors and colleagues. Survivor stories are also wanted.

Here are just a few examples of possible formats:

  • Diaries or journals
  • Essays, poetry and other writing
  • Photographs
  • Videos
  • Physical and digital artwork
  • Personal correspondence
  • Social media posts
  • Emails
  • Voice memos, voicemails, recorded phone calls
  • Podcasts, interviews
  • Blogs and websites
  • Screenshots

By submitting your personal reflections you are granting permission for Archives and Special Collections to share it with the public.