The University of Tampa Macdonald-Kelce Library

UT Community COVID-19 Archive Project

The UT Community COVID-19 Archive Project gathers and digitally preserves artifacts in a variety of media which will be made available in the Macdonald-Kelce Library Digital Collections.


Submission Form: UT Community COVID-19 Archive Project Self-Guided Interview 

This is a community collection where you have a chance to share your experiences. We ask that you use your real name and give us a true account of your experience. These stories will be useful to future scholars. Your story will be kept in our digital archives and will be available to researchers.

The writing prompts are split up into six sections. Answer as many as you want as it relates to your experience:

  • Current Students
  • Learning/Teaching/Working (for Faculty, Staff, and Students)
  • Relationships & Social Connections
  • Emotions & Reactions
  • Daily Life
  • Historical Context

Submission Form: Photographs, Art, Written Communications, and other materials

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. Your submissions will be apart of the shared global public experience of COVID pandemic.

You retain full copyright ownership of your work upon submission. Upon submission, you consent to the publication and distribution of your materials by Macdonald-Kelce Library. Your work will be fully attributed to you unless you note to remain anonymous.

Digital reproductions of:

  • Drawings, paintings, sculptures 
  • Music 
  • Fiction and poetry 
  • Memes and gifs 
  • Video and audio recordings 
  • Zines
  • Posters/flyers
  • Photographs
  • Essays  
  • Interviews or oral history recordings
  • Written communications – social media posts, emails, text/chat conversations 
  • Faculty may consider submitting assignments and/or syllabi that reflect pandemic-related assignments, course changes, or new pedagogical approaches

Submission Requirements


Please note the following rights and submission guidelines that you will need to agree to in order to submit your work in the forms above.

Rights Statement

This statement describes your ownership of the work, and that you will retain copyright over your work with your submission:

Upon submission, I agree that all materials have been created by myself and not copied from any other source unless it falls under the terms of “Fair Use” as proscribed by US copyright law. My content will not infringe on any existing copyright. If my submissions have a co-creator, they will consent to the submission and I will include their name in the submission form. I grant the Macdonald-Kelce Library use of my and any co-creator's name attributed to my submissions. I retain ownership and copyright of all submitted materials.

I hereby release the Macdonald-Kelce Library and The University of Tampa from any liability or claims related to my submissions, including but not limited to claims for copyright infringement.

All work submitted will be attributed with the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. This license requires that reusers give credit to the creator (myself), and that reusers are free to copy and distribute the material in any medium or format for noncommercial purposes only. If others remix, transform, or build upon the material, they must distribute my contributions under the same license as the original.

My work is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

Submission Statement

This gives permission for the Macdonald-Kelce Library to use your submission in the UT Community COVID-19 Archive Project:

I hereby consent to the publication, distribution, and preservation of the self-guided interview and any other submissions conducted under the management of the Macdonald-Kelce Library at The University of Tampa. I give the library permission to make my materials accessible to the public and to use these materials to facilitate learning and teaching in the format of online and/or physical exhibits and archives.

Submissions will not violate the privacy of others and will be free of any harmful or discriminatory content that violates the UT and federal Title IX policies, or include any personally identifiable health information of other people that infringes upon the terms outlined in HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act). The Macdonald-Kelce Library has the right to reject any submissions that violate these and other institutional policies. The Macdonald-Kelce Library will not guarantee that all submissions will be preserved or published.

I certify that I am 18 years of age or above.

I understand that my submitted interview and materials may include my personal health information if I so choose.

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