May 05, 2020 10:39 AM

FHSU library seeks stories on local effects of COVID-19 pandemic

Posted May 05, 2020 10:39 AM

FHSU University Relations

Forsyth Library at Fort Hays State University is joining with libraries across the nation to document the historical impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) global health crisis on individuals, families, organizations, businesses, and communities. 

The Library is seeking stories and file submissions from individuals from the FHSU and Ellis County communities for inclusion in the university archive. These submissions will be made available as primary resources for historical and research purposes, exhibits, and public dissemination. 

Submissions might include experiences with the stay-at-home order, social distancing, self-quarantine, online education, working remotely and other local effects of the pandemic. 

Similar primary source collections have been gathered by libraries during times of great community impact such as natural disasters, terrorist attacks, wars, and recessions. They serve as primary research material for many disciplines in the present and for the future. 

Please consider submitting your real-life stories to capture the local experience during this unprecedented time and document it for posterity. To submit a story, send text, photographs, journal and diary entries and other digital evidence by using the project's submission form at https://bit.ly/COVIDarchive or email [email protected]