Great, we're glad you're participating! Please be sure you don't use your full name or address, or anything that would identify you.
Type or paste your thoughts & experiences directly in the box below. Each week will include a new prompt to get you started, but feel free to write about anything you wish.
You may upload a photo, PDF, text file, or MS Word file.
Please do not use a photo of yourself or any other minor.
Drag a file into the box above, or click to choose a file from your device.
This is how your name will appear in public with your contribution. You can provide your name or something more anonymous, like “Boston healthcare worker” or “Mom of 2 in Reading.” Please include your geographic location. The text in this box is how you will be identified online. If you choose to create an account (see below), your username will also be used.
Give us only your first name, or something general, like "7th grader from Virginia", or "Marsha from Wichita". The MHS cannot accept personal information from children, such as your full name, street address, email, or social media handle.
The full name of a parent or guardian is required for internal recordkeeping purposes only and will not be made public. As a research library and archive, we cannot accept materials into our collection without attribution and contact information.
Why do we need this? A full name is required for internal recordkeeping purposes only and will not be made public. As a research library and archive, we cannot accept materials into our collection without attribution and contact information.
An email address for a parent or guardian is required. Your parent/guardian will be asked to verify his/her email address and give permission for your contribution to be posted on this website and become part of the MHS collection.
By submitting written experiences, text files, and/or electronic images, the user acknowledges the content to be of the user's own creation and understands that the contributions will become part of the MHS collection. The user grants the MHS non-exclusive rights to authorize anyone who accesses MHS collections to view, quote, copy, or reproduce said content. The MHS may also use this content for its own marketing purposes in print and online materials.
By agreeing to these terms the user acknowledges that he/she/they are 18 years of age or older.
Please participate with respect to all. The MHS reserves the right to remove any content that it considers offensive or inappropriate.
This will allow you to login and view your contributions, and quickly add others. This login can also be used to access other forthcoming online features.
This can be letters, numbers, and symbols, but no spaces.
At least 8 characters long, with a mix of letters and numbers.
Need help? please email collections staff.