The library is interested in receiving items of personal reflection, creative work, or anything that documents your thoughts, emotions, and experiences during the pandemic.
The 1918 flu, like the COVID-19 pandemic, affected the entire world. Researchers today can understand the impact of the 1918 flu locally and globally because of historical documents like this poem written by Richard W. Schafer, Baltimore College of Dental Surgery (BCDS), Class of 1921, published in the 1919 Mirror Yearbook.
Historical Collections in the Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL) invites members of the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) community to be part of the school’s history by submitting materials to the UnMasking a Pandemic: Stories from UMB During COVID-19 project.
The project is collecting stories, photographs, blogs, videos, etc., from across the UMB community about the COVID-19 pandemic. Members of the campus community at all levels (staff, faculty, students) are encouraged to participate in this project. HS/HSL is interested in receiving items of personal reflection, creative work, or anything that documents your thoughts, emotions, and experiences during this incredible time.
We are accepting:
- Journal entries
- Personal essays
- Poems, short stories, etc.
- Photographs (or other visual art pieces)
- Music or other audio recordings
- Screenshots of personal websites, blogs, or social media posts