Chronicling COVID-19: the UT Student & Campus Response to the Coronavirus

Calling on all Volunteers

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our lives, our communities, and our society is unprecedented in our lifetime. Our individual understanding and reactions to this rapidly developing global event changes daily, which is why it is so important that we act now to document our individual experiences.

Over the next year, the University Archives will be accepting submissions from our UT campus community either by filling out our online questionnaire or your own creative works. Submission should express how your life has changed and what it is like living during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Future historians NEED to hear from you! They will want to know what was the local, lived experience of a global pandemic from day to day and week to week. Your perspective is significant and urgently needed. For those interested in contributing their voice to the Volunteer legacy, please start writing now.

Two ways to participate

Complete Online Questionnaire (11 questions)

Donate Creative Works. Please fill out this form and we will contact you individually with more information on the donation process. Examples of individual creative works include submissions of videos, typed or handwritten diaries, journals, essays, artwork, poems, music or photographs. 

If you have any questions about accepted donations, please email archives@utk.edu.