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What Will You Submit to PPHM's High Plains COVID Chronicles?

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Today, I spoke with Stephanie Price, Communications and Marketing Director at Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum at West Texas A&M University, about their new project:  Collecting COVID-19 Experiences—and they want YOU to submit your experience.

The museum will continue to accept submissions as life under the pandemic evolves. 

Hear our full interview on the link below, and scroll down for details and links to the project!

How can you take part?

-Through written accounts of your thoughts and experiences during the pandemic. These could be essays, journals, or other narratives, describing your day-to-day activities, your reaction to local and national events, and your thoughts on the future.

-Through photographs and other graphic works that show the response of your community.

-Through audio or video that record the effects of the pandemic.

-Through documents produced in response to the pandemic. For example, personal diaries, printed notices from local institutions, signs, newsletters, posters, etc., anything that demonstrates the changes imposed on our lives.

It may be hard to know where to start, click here for helpful tips!

Digital files in a variety of formats may be submitted . To submit your experience online, click here for the online form. ***If you have a very large file, please email sprice@pphm.wtamu.edu for help in sending this to our Archives.

To mail your information to the museum, send physical materials to:

Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum Research Center

WTAMU Box 60967

Canyon, TX 79016

Other considerations

-Context is important to historical records. Provide as much information as possible about yourself and the documents you are providing.

-Places, dates, identification of images will aid greatly when interpreting these items.

-Be mindful of privacy issues. Please do not submit any medical or health-related information about yourself and others.

-Must be original content and must be 18 to submit or do it with a parent.

-Do not submit any non-original material under copyright.

For more information about the items we are seeking, please contact Stephanie Price by email.