Like Isaiah, it may not occur to members of the Georgetown University community that your experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic have historic value. And like Isaiah’s letters, the stories, reflections, and images of faculty, staff, and students are the truest and best record of this unprecedented time and an indispensable part of campus history.
The Georgetown University Archives, whose mission is to collect and preserve materials that tell the University’s story, has been collecting contributions from the campus community about their experiences throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and will keep them as a permanent record of Georgetown’s history. Contributions will also be uploaded to DigitalGeorgetown, Georgetown University's online institutional repository, for all to view.
What have your colleagues contributed? Take a look online at our first digitized group of journal entries, class projects, pandemic-related syllabi, photos of an eerily empty campus, and COVID-related signage across campus. If you would like to add your story, please fill out this Google form. Submissions may be made anonymously.