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Collections Policies

This site serves as a centralized location for gathering materials that speak to the responses to and experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic at Carleton and its communities. We welcome a wide variety of materials that reflect collective responses to the pandemic and individual experiences, including, but not limited to,

  • Journals and diaries (physical or digital)
  • Photographs of people or places
  • Announcements
  • Emails
  • Posters
  • Organizational policies
  • Oral histories
  • Artwork
  • Scrapbooks (physical or digital)
  • Social media posts
  • Memes

All these items and more can be submitted on this site through our submission form. However, not all items will be publicly accessible. At this time, we are not planning on making diaries, journals, or oral histories visible to the public on this online archive for privacy reasons. Nevertheless, this site is functioning as a centralization location for submission for all types of materials.

Furthermore, you may have submitted an item but don’t see it on the public site yet. All our submissions go through a review process by our student curators, so there may be a lag time before items become public.

By default, we plan to make all items submitted to this archive publicly available on this site. However, you can opt-out of this default on the contribution form, directly below the map. By unchecking this box, your item will not be made public on our site. However, your item will still become part of the collection and enter the archives at Carleton College, the Rice County Historical Society, or the Northfield-Rice County Digital History Collection.

All items submitted to this site may end up in one or more final location: the Carleton College Archives, the Rice County Historical Society Archives, the Northfield-Rice County Digital History Collection, and/or the Journal of the Plague Year, run out of Arizona State University. If you opt to keep your contribution private, it will not be shared with the Journal of the Plague Year.

For more information on journals and diaries, scrapbooks, and oral histories, please see Professor Serena Zabin's guides on the CCCE website.