ZSR Library collecting evidence of coronavirus impact on lives, professional activities

Smith Reynolds Library is asking for help in collecting evidence of the daily lives and professional activities of Wake Forest students, faculty, staff and alumni during the coronavirus pandemic. In particular, the library’s Special Collections and Archives (SCA) team is hard at work on the project.

Z. Smith Reynolds Library

“SCA is collecting University records (including WFU web sites) regarding administrative and academic work, but personal documentation provides insight and truth in ways that official records cannot,” the library announced, recently. “Experiences can include staying on campus, learning remotely, working from home, the shift to online from in-person learning, stay-at-home life, essential worker experiences, distancing, self-quarantine, or illness. We truly want to capture what your experiences have been like as Wake Foresters.”

The library asks that students, faculty, staff and alumni consider submitting items (digital and paper) that document your daily life during this time:

  • Artifacts and objects
  • Artwork, such as drawings and collages
  • Audio recordings
  • Digital writings such as blog posts and journal entries
  • Photographs
  • Poetry
  • Screenshots of social media posts
  • Stories and oral histories

Additional information is available here.