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Capturing COVID Stories for Tomorrow

Capturing COVID Stories for Tomorrow: A Conversation about the Documenting Life during COVID-19 Project

“Capturing COVID Stories for Tomorrow” will be a conversation about the Documenting Life during COVID-19 Project. Panelists will discuss the history, present state, and future of both the project and the archival collection born from the project, including two class-created projects that were donated: Generation COVID: Coming of Age While Six Feet Apart and Through It All. All who come are invited to participate in the conversation.

Register in advance for this meeting: 

Rachel Makarowski, Special Collections Librarian, Walter Havighurst Special Collections, Miami University Libraries

Kim Hoffman, Preservation Librarian, Walter Havighurst Special Collections, Miami University Libraries

Katie N. Johnson, Professor of English and an Affiliate of Film Studies and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Miami University

Carla Myers, Assistant Professor, Coordinator of Scholarly Communications, Miami University Libraries.

D. Andy Rice, Assistant Professor of Film Studies and Comparative Media Studies, Department of Media, Journalism and Film, Miami University

Shawn Audrey Vanness '09, Communication Specialist, Miami University Libraries

and  Eden Milord, class of 2020


The Documenting Life During COVID-19 Project by Miami University Libraries was launched in March 2020 as a direct response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Modeled after similar mass observation-based projects, it aimed to record and collect stories during the pandemic focused on members of the Miami University community for the future. Volunteers were encouraged to journal their experiences in whatever medium they wanted to capture their feelings and reactions to what was happening around them. All participants in the project are invited to donate their journals (and other creative end products) to the Walter Havighurst Special Collections and University Archives.

Friday, October 23 at 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Virtual Event