Frequently Asked Questions

What should I document?

Think about in what ways the pandemic has affected you both personally and professionally. Please only share what you are comfortable with other people seeing. Collected submissions will become a permanent part of the University Archives and available for research.

How should I document my experience?

Please follow the prompts on the Help Us Make History homepage. If you have any questions about a submission, please contact

What happens after I submit my material? 

  • When we receive your submission, we will review it and check in with you if we have any questions. The digital files will be added to the Library’s digital preservation system where they will be preserved as a permanent part of the University Archives.
  • We will add a short description of your submission to Archives @ Yale for people to view.

If you have any further questions, please contact the University Archives at