Witness to History: What Are Your COVID-19 Experiences?

Please share your experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020. Contribute to the MHS Collection and help future historians tell the story of this unprecedented time.

Tell us if you are an adult or minor

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.

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.
Please read our privacy policy.

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.

Please read our privacy policy.

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.

User agreement

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.

Create a free account.

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.

Need help? please email collections staff.