UMaine COVID-19 Community Archive


UMaine COVID-19 Community Archive

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The University of Maine COVID-19 Community Archive is a collection of items compiled as part of Raymond H. Fogler Library's Special Collections' project to create an archive that preserves the story of the experiences of the University of Maine community during the pandemic. Material was submitted to Special Collections by members of the University community and web content harvested directly by the University Archivist, starting in February 2020.

As well as collecting and preserving the University's administration's response the COVID-19 Community Archive documents the responses of individual University of Maine departments to the pandemic, particularly the transition to online teaching and learning. The Archive also contains items that illustrate the personal experiences of individual students, faculty, researchers, staff, and alumni, whether currently in Maine or not.


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University of Maine
Penobscot County, Maine

Collection Items

COVID-19 : UMS COVID-19 Scientific Advisory Board Library Presentation
Slides from Melissa Maginnis' workshop at the 2021 Raymond H. Fogler Professional Development Day regarding the work of the Advisory Board.

Chancellor Messages: Transition to Online Instruction
Message to the University of Maine System community from Chancellor Dannel P. Malloy regarding plans to transition to online instruction for the remainder of the Spring semester as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Honors College: "Screw this Virus" Essay
Essay by University of Maine student Patrick Fleming for HON 112, featuring COVID-19.

Personal Reflections: Corona Chronicles
COVID-19 experiences of members of an Orono Public Library writing circle compiled by Barbara Wicks as the "Corona Chronicles", starting in March 2020. Subsequent issues are included as supplemental content.

Black Bear Statue with Mask
Photograph of Black Bear statue with a face mask on. The statue of the University of Maine mascot is erected outside of the University's Memorial Gym, photograph was taken by Matthew Revitt, University of Maine Archivist on August 9, 2020.
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