DOCUMENTING COVID-19: Help Us Create An Archive

July 17, 2020
The statue of Henry Rowan wears a mask during the Spring 2020 COVID-19 Quarantine.
Rowan University

The present time in history is remarkable. The effects of COVID-19 have changed the world, and this is only the beginning.  Future scholars of all ages will want to understand how this illness impacted our daily routines and changed our lives.

Your current experiences are history in the making, and we want to include that in an archive.

We invite you to participate in archiving your pandemic experiences, documenting this moment in time for future researchers and educators.  You may type your experiences directly into the questionnaire, or write by hand, draw, compose poems, gather stories, film video clips, or another creative format of your choice.  Be candid and honest in documenting your experiences, though please don't feel compelled to share trauma or participate if it will inflict or exacerbate trauma.  Don't worry about grammar, spelling, or style. You can fill out the questionnaire more than once.  You may also share this with friends and family in southern New Jersey if they would like to submit their stories.  

In light of the speed with which events and experiences change, we encourage you to fill out the questionnaire as soon as possible.  The questionnaire is set up through Google Forms and you will need to log in to your Google account to view and complete the form.  Should you choose to document your experiences outside the digital realm, you can mail your submission to:

Rowan University Archives & Special Collections

201 Mullica Hill Road

Glassboro, NJ 08028


To participate, please take the questionnaire by visiting, you may be prompted to log in to your Google account in order to view and complete the form.

For questions, please contact:

Emily Blanck (, Department of History

Sara Borden (, Rowan University Archives & Special Collections

Mikkel Dack (, Rowan Center for the Study of Holocaust, Genocide & Human Rights