Help us Document the CSUN community’s response to Covid-19
We need your help! Your memories matter!
While health and safety should be everyone’s priority, the University Archives would like to document our community’s response to Covid-19.
Institutions around the world are collecting facts and statistics about Covid-19 (and that’s great!) But what’s going to make life during the pandemic real to future students, historians, and other researchers are the personal stories that we all have. Oral tradition – storytelling – has been the dominant method of human communication since … forever. Stories evoke reaction – empathy, sympathy, outrage, respect – because we can all see ourselves in stories.
Submissions are not about grammar, spelling, or style. They are about self-expression, openness, and a willingness to be a social commentator. As part of the records preserved in Special Collections and Archives, your submissions will be an accessible part of the historical record and contribute to research for years to come.
For more information please see our FAQs.
If you work at CSUN and would like to help preserve official university records during this time, please contact University Archivist April Feldman at email@example.com.
- Teaching history by telling stories. National Museum of American History
- What Makes Storytelling So Effective For Learning? Harvard Business Publishing
- The Healing Power of Telling Your Trauma Story. Psychology Today
- Journaling for Mental Health. University of Rochester Medical Center