When COVID-19 moved most of UMB to mandatory telework, the HSHSL began to collect the history of our campus’ response to the pandemic. These items are now available in the UMB Digital Archive for future researchers to understand the effect of the pandemic on our campus and Baltimore city.
As we enter a new phase of the Pandemic and return back to campus from mandatory telework. The HSHSL encourages the campus community to once again reflect on COVID-19. Some points to reflect on are:
- What did it feel like to return to the office?
- What was your experience with getting the vaccine?
- What did it mean to you to get the vaccine?
- What did the last year teach you about yourself and UMB?
All members of the campus are welcome to participate in this project. Stories, photographs, and reflections on the pandemic can be submitted through the project’s website: UnMasking a Pandemic: Stories from UMB during COVID-19.
To date the project has collected personal reflections, artwork, and literary works from across the UMB Community. The HSHSL is interested in receiving items of personal reflection, creative work(s), or anything that documents your thoughts, emotions, and experiences during this incredible time.
To participate please see the Project’s Website and fill out the Survey to submit materials. If you have any questions or would like to submit physical items to our collections please contact, Tara Wink, Historical Collections Librarian and Archivist.