COVID-19 Oakland University Archive Project Submission Form

100 years from now, people will research the COVID-19 pandemic. They will find all kinds of statistics, official government documents, news media analyses, but how will they know how ordinary people experienced this crisis? 

How were their lives disrupted and how did they adapt? What were people thinking and feeling? What was it like to shop, eat, work, connect with friends, or care for family members? 

The Oakland University Libraries are assembling a COVID-19 archive to preserve the stories of people in southeast Michigan during these unprecedented times. To do this, we need your help.

We invite you -- students, staff, faculty, alumni, and your families, friends, and members of your community -- to share your experiences by answering a few questions or donating photos, written journals, flyers, videos and audio files, screenshots, and any other materials that convey your thoughts and experiences.

Donations, physical or digital, on any relevant topic will be added to the Oakland University COVID-19 Collection and will be preserved for future generations. The collection will be made available for research in the University Libraries' Archives and Special Collections.

If you would like to contribute, please fill out the following form. All questions are optional.

Questions or problems? Contact Dominique Daniel, daniel@oakland.edu (Oakland University Archives and Special Collections)

We invite you to tell us a little bit more about yourself and your experience to help us preserve people's experiences in southeast Michigan with COVID-19. All of the following questions are optional, so feel free to skip to the bottom to submit your donated materials.