Thanks to a new initiative by the Newton Gresham Library, Sam Houston State University and Huntsville community members now have the opportunity to share their stories and experiences by contributing to a digital archive intended to document multiples aspects of 2020.
Headed by Erin Owens, scholarly communications librarian for the NGL, the SHSU Archive of 2020 came to life after examining the projects of other universities who were building COVID-19 archives. She had the urge to do something similar, but broader.
The NGL is currently seeking personal narratives, letters, diary/journal entries, poems, artwork in any medium, photographs, video, audio, etc. There is no limit as to what can be submitted, and they plan to accept material into early 2021.
According to Trent Shotwell, special collections & archives librarian, archives record and preserve historically significant information to provide future generations of researchers with context to specific persons, places and events.
To share your story, and become a part of history, please visit: https://shsulibraryguides.org/2020archive