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COVID-19 Collection

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.

Donate your COVID-19 story

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
  • Artwork and drawings
  • Audio files
  • Photos
  • Videos
  • 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

A TWU student and resident assistant wears a face mask on the Denton campus near Parliament Village.
Theodora SamBrew worked as a resident assistant on TWU's Denton campus during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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.

Digital Submissions

  1. Fill out our submission form
  2. Attach files to form

Each additional submission will require a new submission form.

For problems or questions contact Kristin Clark, Digital Curator at kclark18@twu.edu

Physical Submissions

  1. Fill out our submission form
  2. 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 womenshistory@twu.edu 

Donation Guidelines

  • 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.

TypePreferred FormatAcceptable 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

Acknowledgements

Special thanks to the Jane Nelson Institute for Women's Leadership