Welcome to Muncie Public Library's "Document Your Story: COVID-19 Pandemic Project Archive" submission page. These are unprecedented times and future historians will want to know how our community spent their time. What was the experience of the local community during this global pandemic?

The Ball State University Archives and Special Collections, the Center for Middletown Studies Everyday Life in Middletown project, and the Muncie Public Library invite you to help document this moment by keeping a diary of living during the COVID-19 epidemic in Indiana. Diarists may type or write by hand, transcribe news, compose poems, take photographs, record videos or audio, gather stories, create art, and so on. No stress needs to be placed on "good grammar," spelling or style. The emphasis is on self-expression, candor and a willingness to be a social commentator.

Events continue to change day by day. They are specific to you and to your families and friends and communities. Please start writing now! Muncie Public Library welcomes your diaries and creations in either analog or digital form.

If you are interested, please submit your content through this submissions page or contact us through Muncie Public Library's online contact form at https://www.munciepubliclibrary.org/contact/contact-us if you have questions or would like to donate a submission that is not digital. There is no deadline for submissions.

Submitting Your Digital Content

The submission process is free and only takes about 10 minutes. You are welcome to submit as many pieces of digital content as you want. Before you submit, please make sure your content is:

  • Reflective of the "Document Your Story: COVID-19 Pandemic Project."
  • An original work to which you own the rights.

Accepted File Formats

Audio files, Documents, Images, Videos

If you wish to donate material that is not digital, please contact us using the online contact form at https://www.munciepubliclibrary.org/contact/contact-us to make arrangements.

Submission Deadlines

There are no submission deadlines. We're building this collection to be featured permanently within our local history collection on Biblioboard, available to everyone at all times. We're seeking your submissions to do just that!