Voices of the Coronavirus Pandemic: The Chancellor Carine M. Feyten Collection
Help us tell the story of our community during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are experiencing history in the making and living in a time that will one day be written about in the next generation’s history books. Your story is our history.
We invite you to document and share your COVID-19 story in either digital or physical format. Submissions will be archived and preserved as a personal and historical account of the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide.
What to Submit
This project seeks to capture the experiences of the TWU community and people around the world during the COVID-19 pandemic. Participants may submit in either physical or digital formats:
- Diaries, journals, reflections, poems, or other writings
- Read Katherine Landdeck's, TWU associate professor of history and political science, TIME Magazine piece on Why We Should All Be Keeping Coronavirus Journals
- Artwork and drawings
- Audio files
- Social media posts
- Clothing/Textile (ex: face mask)
- Artifact (ex: face shield, PPE, hand sanitizer, gloves)
The collection is supported by the TWU Libraries and the Jane Nelson Institute for Women’s Leadership. The collection is managed by TWU Special Collections and the University Archives.
Who Should Donate
We are seeking donations from individuals around the world including our own TWU community. It is important that this collection reflect the global diversity of our communities and include voices from all perspectives.
As one of the largest collections on the history of American women, we are especially interested in collecting women's experiences.
- Fill out our submission form
- Attach files to form
Each additional submission will require a new submission form.
For problems or questions contact Kristin Clark, Digital Curator at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Fill out our submission form
- Mail submissions to:
Texas Woman’s University
Attn: Woman’s Collection/Library
PO Box 425528
Denton, TX 76204
If you would like to drop off your materials in person please call 940-898-3751 to schedule an appointment.
For questions, contact us at email@example.com
- Physical or digital formats accepted.
- Donations must be original; plagiarized works will not be accepted.
- Special Collections staff may not include all submissions in this collection (for example, a blurry photograph).
- All accepted material will be cataloged following review and processing.
- All donated materials will become the property of the TWU Special Collections and made publicly available to researchers in a time designated by the donor- immediately, 1 year, or 5 years.
Digital file formats
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Digital files will only be accepted in the following formats to ensure preservation.
|Type||Preferred Format||Acceptable Format|
|Text/word processing applications||PDF, PDF/A||RTF (text), TXT|
|Images/graphics||TIFF (uncompressed)||JPG, DNG, PNG, JP2|
|Video||Motion JPEG 2000, MOV, AVI||MPEG-4|
|Audio||BWF-Broadcast WAV (.wav is the extension)||WAV, AIFF, FLAC|
|Websites and social media records||WARC||ARC|
Special thanks to the Jane Nelson Institute for Women's Leadership