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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Limited Access

Beginning Monday, March 23, McDaniel College Archives will be CLOSED until further notice. For help with reference inquiries, please contact the College Archivist (via Email or Research Request Form). For more information, see the McDaniel College COVID-19 Information Page.

Special Collections

COVID-19 Project Overview

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted every aspect of life on The Hill. McDaniel College Archives wants to document this unprecedented moment in the College's History and we want to hear from you. If you are a student, staff member, faculty, or alumni, please consider taking the time to reflect on and record your experiences during the pandemic. Some things you might consider documenting are: 

  • How the coronavirus has impacted your education 
  • How the transition to online learning has restructured your teaching or work experiences 
  • How your relationship to the College has changed 
  • Changes you've experienced in your personal life

Please note, while the McDaniel College Archives is limiting submissions to those with active ties to the College, if you are a Westminster or Carroll county resident, there are other ways you can participate in similar projects. Please visit the Historical Society of Carroll County website for more information.  

How to Donate

McDaniel College Archives is currently accepting materials related to the campus community's experiences with COVID-19. All submissions should comply with the Archives' Collection Policy guidelines. The Archives is accepting both physical and digital materials.

To contribute a digital file, please visit the online submission portal. We ask that all digital files comply to the following file formats:

  • Text - pdf or docx
  • Photographs - jpg or tiff
  • Video - mp4 or mov
  • Audio - mp3

To speed your submission process, please prepare a short description statement for each file submitted, including notes related to the location, event, dates (in YYYY-MM-DD format), and names of people included if known. 

Multiple file submissions through the online portal are permitted. For donations of four files or less, attach each file as a separate submission in the spaces provided in the portal. For submission of 5+, please compress your files into a ZIP file before uploading or contact the Archivist at gcoddington@mcdaniel.edu.  

Please note: Digital files over 100 mb cannot be submitted through the online portal. Please contact the Archivist to contribute files of this size or larger. 

To contribute a physical item (such as a written journal or printed photograph) please contact the Archivist.