If you are a member of the School of Medicine, School of Nursing, or Duke Health communities, the Medical Center Archives and Library are collecting your stories.

Please visit their collecting project website for more information.

The global pandemic has disrupted all aspects of our lives, from the ways we socialize to the ways we work to the ways we learn. COVID-19 has impacted many of our families and friends in profound ways.

The Duke University Archives and the Duke University Medical Center Archives have been hard at work to document this unique time in history. We would like to hear from students, staff, faculty, and other people who live, work, or study at Duke. You may tell your story through writing, photographs, film, or other means. We've also created a list of optional prompts, if you're not certain where to begin your story. You can also look at submissions to the project for inspiration.  (Durham community members, connect with the Museum of Durham History to share your stories!)

  • Interested? If you are interested in sharing your story at some point in the future, please fill out this online form. Signing up won't obligate you to submit anything; it simply permits Archives staff to reach out to you periodically to let you know about options for submission. You can opt out of receiving these notices at any time.
  • Ready to share? If you would like to share your story now, you can send it to us using this submission form. Your story will be submitted to the University Archives or the Medical Center Archives, where it will be permanently preserved and made available for research.

We recognize that you may want time to reflect on your experiences and will continue to collect stories on an ongoing basis.

The submission process includes options for keeping your name anonymous; in that case, your contact information would be known only to the staff of the University Archives and Medical Center Archives.

Most importantly, please know that your story matters. We want to hear yours. Please contact us with any questions or take a look at our FAQ page for more detailed information.