University Archives COVID-19 Toolkit

University Archives COVID-19 Toolkit


General Submission Guidelines

The University Archives are working to document the effect of COVID-19 on our community.  To do this, we are asking community members to consider documenting their experiences and submit them to the archives.  We will enact restriction periods as appropriate, but our ultimate goal is to make these documents available for research.

University Archives Documents Unprecedented Times

University Archives Documents Unprecedented Times

Students paint the Fence one last time before Spring 2020 classes moved online due to the coronavirus pandemic. Photo courtesy of the University Archives.

Over 100 years after the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918 disrupted operations on the Carnegie Mellon University campus, the university found itself once again adjusting to a new normal with the move to online instruction and closure of many campus facilities as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

CMU Special Collections Houses Rare Edition of Vaccine Origins

As we all anxiously await the outcome of ongoing clinical trials seeking a COVID-19 vaccine, Carnegie Mellon University scholars, students, faculty, and staff might be surprised to learn that the Posner Collection holds a first-edition copy of the foundation text of modern immunology and vaccination: Edward Jenner’s "An Inquiry into the Causes and Effects of the Variolae Vaccinae, a Disease Discovered in Some of the Western Counties of England" (London, 1798). In this scholarly blog post, Dr.

Doctor Who, Political Facebook Posts, and Coming Clean about my Data Management History

Hi Datascapers - I'll refrain from saying "I hope everyone is doing well!" as I feel it's a bit of cold comfort right now. It's perfectly valid to not be doing well right now, and to be feeling a host of emotions. Did you know that Counseling and Psychological Services (CaPs) at CMU has some special resources for navigating emotions around COVID-19? Click here to learn more about the ways you can find support.

YYYY-MM-DD - My Declaration of Love for ISO 8601

How’s everyone doing? Lately, I’ve been trying out different songs to sing while I wash my hands, and as someone who spent so much time living in lovely East Tennessee (Go Vols!), I’m thrilled that the chorus of “Jolene” by Dolly Parton is exactly 20 seconds. Here’s a Twitter thread with a list of other songs with 20 second choruses:

Word of Mouth

So Min (Vivian) Noh (BFA '22, Department of Art) chose Hunt Library as the location for her “Word of Mouth” photograph, for Professor John Carson’s class “Intro to Contextual Practice.”