unprecedented: a campus community reflects on life in pandemic


The mission of the University of Michigan-Dearborn Covid-19 Archive is to collect, preserve, and make accessible the individual and institutional experiences of our campus community during the Covid-19 pandemic. Understanding not only the struggles people went through, but their achievements, and the ways the campus came together as a community to accomplish day-to-day tasks as well as unimaginable challenges.



  • To encourage that the materials collected by the University of Michigan-Dearborn community related to the Covid-19 pandemic are well organized and easily accessible.
  • To ensure that the collected materials are discoverable and to encourage their use for teaching and research purposes.
  • To produce digital and physical exhibitions that highlight the collected materials.




The Mardigian Library encourages students, staff, and faculty to contribute records of their personal experiences to the archive. Submissions can include, but are not limited to:

  • Stories
  • Poems
  • Essays
  • Journal Entries
  • Blog Entries
  • Short Films
  • Flyers
  • Photos
  • Newsletters
  • Original Music
  • Social Media Posts/Memes
  • Syllabi
  • Assignments
  • Recorded Lectures
  • Emails
  • Signage (e.g. social distancing, hand washing)
  • Artwork including digital drawings, videos, images of 3-D artwork


Contribute to the archive