About the Project

The history of Emerson College is the history of its students, faculty, staff and alumni. The College’s Archives and Special Collections wants to share and preserve the living history of our community during the current COVID-19 crisis through our Emerson Endures: Documenting Our Shared COVID-19 Experience project.

Emersonians may be separated physically by the pandemic, but our strong sense of community and dedication to creativity bring us together. In this stressful time, we can find comfort in sharing and understanding each other’s fears, difficulties, and joys.

How has the COVID-19 pandemic affected you, your family, and your friends?  What is it like to live in this new reality of social distancing, commodity rationing, and uncertainty?

We are asking community members to create materials reflecting how the pandemic has impacted their lives, and to submit those materials to the archives digitally.  We will make submissions publicly available online so that community members can learn how the pandemic has affected others and to create a sense of camaraderie amongst Emersonians separated by great distances.

We are accepting many different types of submissions, such as the following:

  • Fiction Stories
  • Poetry
  • Nonfiction Writing
  • Monologues
  • Interviews
  • Sounds of daily life
  • Original Music
  • Original Dances
  • Artwork (Scanned or Photographed) and Images
  • Other original works

Please remember that all submissions will be publicly available on our digital archives and exhibits webpages, so please do not include any information that you would not wish to be publicly accessible.

If you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions relating to this project please contact us at archives [at] emerson.edu (archives[at]emerson[dot]edu). For technical support, please contact michelle_romero2 [at] emerson.edu (michelle_romero2[at]emerson[dot]edu).

Submit to the Project

Students, faculty, staff, and alumni are welcome to submit materials to Emerson Endures. We look forward to collecting your experiences and sharing them with the Emerson community.

View Community Submissions

View the submissions we have received from the Emerson community and be inspired to create your own.