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Documenting the COVID-19 experience

A special project named in honor of Chancellor Carine M. Feyten will document the experiences and observations of the TWU community in relation to the coronavirus pandemic that became a major public health and economic crisis beginning in early spring 2020.

Voices of the Coronavirus Pandemic: The Chancellor Carine M. Feyten Collection will give voice to the social isolations, financial struggles, travel limitations and other measures people endured as they faced the pandemic. Those who worked on the front lines, including health professionals, social workers, first responders and more also are encouraged to share their experiences.

TWU faculty, staff, students and alumni — anyone affiliated with TWU, as well as contributors from historical and human context — are encouraged to submit personal narratives, journals, letters, diaries, op-ed pieces, essays, poems, creative works in fiction or drama or other genres, songs, audio recordings, videos and films, photographs, drawings or other expressions regarding the pandemic in any medium.

Submissions will be accepted beginning Friday, July 31. All submissions must include a release form for acceptance of the offering.

The Special Collections Division of the Texas Woman’s University Libraries and the TWU Jane Nelson Institute for Women’s Leadership will collect, maintain and make the materials available to student and scholars. Exhibits of submissions may be shared on the TWU campuses in Denton, Dallas or Houston, and in other appropriate venues.

The project is funded by a grant from the Jane Nelson Institute for Women’s Leadership.

An ad hoc committee is working together on the project. Contact any of the members if you have questions: