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Documenting the University at Buffalo Community Experience during COVID-19 Pandemic collection

 Collection
Identifier: 3/3/1400
The Documenting the University at Buffalo Community Experience during COVID-19 Pandemic collection, 2020-2021 contains materials contributed by University at Buffalo faculty, staff, and students providing first-hand accounts of their experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes essays and poems of reflection, PowerPoint presentations, completed questionnaires, videos, images, correspondence, and examples of coursework completed during the transition to online learning in the spring 2020 semester. Contributions have continued through the summer and fall 2020 semesters and reflect the online and hybrid learning and teaching models implemented in the 2020-2021 academic year. This collection will continue to grow and the University Archives encourages the UB community to reflect and document their experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic. Contributions to the collection can be submitted by visiting the Documenting the UB Community Experience during COVID-19 Pandemic web page.

Dates

  • 2020-2021

Terms of Access and Use

The Documenting the University at Buffalo Community Experience during COVID-19 Pandemic collection, 2020 is open to researchers.

Copyright

Copyright of papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns. Researchers must obtain the written permission of the holder(s) of copyright and University Archives before requesting photocopies and/or publishing quotations from materials in the collection. Once permission is obtained, most papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures unless otherwise specified.

Extent

0.238 Gigabytes (101 files)

Abstract

Documenting the University at Buffalo Community Experience during COVID-19 Pandemic collection, 2020 contains materials submitted by University at Buffalo faculty, staff, and students sharing their experiences living, learning, and teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Historical Note

COVID-19 is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The virus that causes COVID-19 is a novel coronavirus that was first identified during an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China in December 2019. Subsequently the virus has spread around the world. The first local (Erie County) confirmed case of COVID-19 was reported March 14, 2020. The first case of an individual from the UB community was reported March 18, 2020.

In March 2020, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the closure of SUNY campuses statewide. As a result, the University at Buffalo community experienced a rapid shift of many university services to a remote, online setting. All students have been impacted by great change to their learning environments, living situations, employment, and social connections. With the exception of essential workers, the majority of faculty and staff transitioned to remote employment, quickly adapting to working from home.

In March 2020, the University Archives launched a project to encourage students to document their personal experiences during the COVID-19 outbreak and contribute them to the University Archives. The project was expanded to include submissions from faculty and staff in May 2020. The University Archives is actively documenting the university’s response to this public health emergency and recognizes the importance of also gathering a record of the student experience. By collecting and preserving student, faculty, and staff perspectives the University Archives supports the research mission of the university, allowing future students, researchers, and scholars to study the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, an undoubtedly transformative event in the history of student life and the academic experience at UB.

Arrangement

Documenting the University at Buffalo Community Experience during COVID-19 Pandemic collection, 2020 is arranged alphabetically by the last name of the contributor.

Acquisition Information

Materials in the Documenting the University at Buffalo Community Experience during COVID-19 Pandemic collection, 2020 were submitted by University faculty, staff, and students beginning in the spring 2020 semester through the fall semester, 2020 as accession #2020-11.

Accruals and Additions

This collection will continue to grow as new materials are submitted to the University Archives.

Processing Information

Processed by Sarah Cogley and Grace Trimper, March 2020 - April 2021; finding aid encoded by Sarah Cogley and Grace Trimper, August 2020.

This collection was processed in accordance with the University Archives processing guidelines/policies.

Source

Title
Finding Aid for the Documenting the University at Buffalo Community Experience during COVID-19 Pandemic collection
Status
in_progress
Author
Finding aid prepared by Grace Trimper and Sarah Cogley
Date
21 August 2020
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
eng

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives Repository

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