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Project creators



Beaudry Allen

Preservation & Digital Archivist

Villanova University


Erica Hayes

Digital Scholarship Librarian

Villanova University


About the project

Future scholars, staff and students may wish to know and understand what this period was like for those who lived through it. For that reason, Falvey Library, in conjunction with the Albert Lepage Center for History in the Public Interest, has launched a “Documenting COVID-19” collection effort.

All Villanova students, faculty, full and part-time staff, and alumnae/i are invited to submit a story; share photograph; create or submit a video or audio recording; create or submit a collection of digital objects; share any reflections from this unique period. This may include experiences about school, work, home, or events surrounding the BLM protests. The goal is to ensure that future generations will have original sources of information regarding the lives and times of Villanovans who experienced this global pandemic.

Collecting will be ongoing throughout the pandemic and in the subsequent weeks after the pandemic has passed. People are allowed to submit as many times as they like as events or emotions change. All submissions will be preserved in the University Archives at Falvey Library.


For more information


The Albert Lepage Center for History in the Public Interest
St. Augustine Center, Room 410
Villanova University
Villanova, PA 19085

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