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The HBS Archives is capturing this momentous period in the history of the School by recording the impact of the COVID-19 virus on the HBS community. To do this project we need your help. We want to collect the materials you are creating right now that document this time. Tell us your story, send photographs, journals, recordings, or objects that represent to you how your world has changed. Send as many contributions as often as you want. Together we can build this community archive!

Questions? Please see the FAQ at the bottom of this page or reach out to covid19archive@hbs.edu

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Can my submissions be anonymous? Can my submission be restricted from use for a period of time? Show Comment Hide Comment
    • Yes. We want all participants to feel comfortable being honest in their submissions.
  2. How frequently can/should I submit? Show Comment Hide Comment
    • This is up to you. You can send your submission in installments via the submission form or you can send it all at once when you are finished.
  3. How long do I have to submit something to this project? Show Comment Hide Comment
    • We are taking submissions through June 30, 2020, though we may extend the deadline as the situation continues to evolve. 
  4. Is there anything I should avoid documenting? Show Comment Hide Comment

    Since the COVID-19 pandemic is a public health crisis, it is possible that your submission might include the personal health information of yourself or others. The HBS Archives will not retain this data and cannot accept submissions that contain such information. 

  5. Are there any restrictions on the formats I can submit? Can my submission include multiple formats? Show Comment Hide Comment
    • We can accept any format, digital and analog.  Submissions may be in the form of digital photographs, text files, PDFs, spreadsheets, presentations, audio files, or video files.   For non-digital submissions (hand written diaries, photographic prints, etc.), please contact the HBS Archivist, Rachel Wise (rwise@hbs.edu). 
  6. What kinds of submissions or documents do you want for this project? Show Comment Hide Comment
    • We would like to collect the materials you are creating right now that document this time. Some examples include: photographs of the campus, your home/work-space, or scenes from around your community; captures of classroom work or lectures given online; homeschool schedules or other daily routines for parents working from home; or your own journal entries documenting your experience. 
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