Stories from Albion: Documenting COVID-19

Posted on May 26, 2020

Albion College and Albion District Library Seeking Local Experiences of
COVID-19 Pandemic

The Albion College Archives and the Albion District Library Local History Room are partnering to collect personal experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic. Area residents are invited to complete and return a survey with questions about how the crisis is affecting your work, education, and home life, how you’re managing daily tasks, and your hopes for the future. You may include your names or remain anonymous.

These are truly unique, overwhelming and even scary times for all of us. In addition to sharing your story with us through this survey, we encourage you to also document this time in your life personally. Keep a journal, photograph your new “work from home” office, or how you now plan to occupy your time. Create evidence of this time for the future. If you ever decide to donate these personal materials to the archives, it would be a welcomed donation.

The ultimate goal is to preserve stories from this unique time, to provide future historians, students, and anyone with a curiosity about the past, with information regarding what it was like for the Albion community during this crisis. Survey responses will become part of the permanent collections of the Albion College Archives and the Albion District Library Local History Room.

Those wishing to contribute to the project may complete the survey online HERE, or print it out and mail it to the College Archives or the Local History Room. For additional information please contact Elizabeth Palmer, Albion College Archivist, at, or (517) 629-0487; or Jennifer Wood, Albion District Library Local History Archivist, at, or (517) 629-3993, ext. 210.

Thank you for your contribution to local history!