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UCSF Covid-19 Pandemic Chronicles

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Members of the UCSF community are invited to participate in documenting their COVID-19 pandemic experience by contributing their accounts of living, working, and coping to be preserved in the UCSF Archives and Special Collections.

During this unprecedented public health crisis, there is a historic need to collect, preserve, and provide open access to materials representing UCSF’s diverse constituencies who are responding to and experiencing the COVID-19 pandemic.

Collecting these materials will help UCSF create a comprehensive historical narrative that both incorporates stories of those affected, including clinicians, researchers, staff, trainees, patients, and our community partners, and allows for future examination of how this multi-faceted public health crisis played out along political, social, economic, cultural, and biomedical fronts.

Our goal is to develop and implement a UCSF-wide coordinated approach to obtain and document efforts related to research, patient care, community outreach, education, as well as everyday personal experiences that shape our collective record.

— taken from the UCSF Covid-19 Pandemic Chronicles website

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Photos prints and drawings; Periodicals; Audio recordings; Personal correspondence and writing; Interviews; Film