In addition to oral histories we are also collecting other material we can preserve digitally. If you have anything related to your COVID-19 experience, please get in touch.
The following list contains suggested types of materials you may consider submitting. Any materials related to the experiences of the COVID-19 Pandemic may be submitted. These should be original works. Your submissions will be apart of the shared global public experience of COVID pandemic.
Librarians are collecting these, so don't worry about submitting them:
Please let us know if you have suggestions for additional types of materials we should be collecting.
Yes. Since this is a UT Community only archive, please don't send us:
Your submission will be catalogued in the Macdonald-Kelce Library Digital Collections, and will be available to anyone interested in your story. The library will preserve the digital copy of your work here.
No: When you submit a self-guided interview, you must attribute your name to your story. History is about people. As an oral history project we are interested in your unique story. We are not collecting data for social science research, so we connect your name with your experience. Tell us as much or as little of your story as you want. The more stories we get, the better our record of this time.
Yes: You may submit anonymous work when contributing materials. We strongly suggest that you attribute your name to any original artwork or fiction.
You retain ownership and copyright of all submitted materials. While portions of this archive (including the oral histories) are licensed Creative Commons - Attribution CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 not everything is free of copyright restrictions. For instance, if you submit a video and include a song, that song is probably under copyright. Please contact the Macdonald-Kelce Library for information about copyright status of materials you are interested in re-using.
Submit in whichever formats work best for you. Preferred formats are: .jpg, .pdf, .doc, .mp3, .mp4.
If you have multiple files that exceed the materials submission form upload, or something that is too large to send as an email attachment, you may be able to send through The University of Tampa Dropbox account, accessed via MyUTampa. Please send Dropbox files to librarian Leslie Vega or contact with further questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Remember that your name will be associated with the self-guided interview. This, including any other materials shared whether anonymous or attributed should not have inflammatory language, hate speech, or discriminatory content. Please see the full rights and submissions statement here.