TAMUCC wants to archive the community's Coronavirus pandemic experience

TAMUCC wants to archive the communities Coronavirus pandemic experience
Posted at 5:01 PM, Apr 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-16 20:08:58-04

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi wants you to record and archive your personal account and experience during the pandemic as our nation goes through a historically challenging time.

If you’ve taken a picture, written notes or jotted down lines of poetry in the last few week chances, you’ve already been documenting history as it happens.

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi’s Mary and Jeff Bell library wants to archive every record they can of the community's experience.

“Its an intricate part of Corpus Christi’s history and we want it in our archive,” said Lori Atkins, Director of Special Collections and Archives at TAMUCC.

Atkins says they’re accepting digital and paper records of almost anything people are willing to share.

“Photos, voicemails, podcasts essays, poetry and journals,” said Atkins.

Your shared experience can be uploaded digitally on a cloud or stored in archives the old school way.

“It’s kept at 65 degrees Fahrenheit and 45 percent humidity so its dry and cool and dark,” said Atkins.

She says it’s designed so that researchers in the future can dive into the archives and get an idea of how Corpus Christi weathered the pandemic.

Also, so that lawmakers may take into account our personal experiences during this pandemic as they consider future legislation for similar events.

“They can listen to those tapes, can look at those pictures and get an idea of how people here in Corpus Christi and South Texas experiences the Covid 19 pandemic,” said Atkins.

To submit any material to the archives you can visit: