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The Pandemic, for Posterity

Tue, March 16, 2021 1:15 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

As published in "Inside UW" . . .

In spring 2020, as the rest of us scrambled to buy masks and hand sanitizer, the UW’s resourceful archivists were already thinking of posterity. They put out a call for photos, videos, social media posts, oral histories, and other digital artifacts from the campus community. The goal was to preserve Badger experiences of a unique historical moment.. Hundreds of submissions came in, some of them aching with despair. Other entries are more lighthearted. “I think people are trying to make the best of a terrible crisis,” says Katie Nash, who heads the UW Archives.  To read more of the article, click 

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