The NJCU COVID-19 Archive Project

Photo of Illustration of a person breathing up into the sky with the decorative word "Breathe"

What is Documenting COVID-19

Documenting COVID-19 is an exhibit, an archive, a research project, and an ongoing documentation. It is a community response to this pandemic and its profoundly destructive impact on our everyday life. Members of the NJCU community have been engaged in creating an archive of our individual and collective response to the pandemic. And over this academic year our community will expand the effort to conduct interviews and research, assemble photo documentations, write essays, create illustrations and stories as well as report events and news of this pandemic event. This, we feel, This, we feel, will help us make sense of our experiences and keep our campus informed by building a community archive of this difficult and historic event. The resulting web-based archive will be solely created by members of the NJCU community and those connected to us.

Page Title artwork submitted by Tionna Watson.

Visit the Archive

  • Drawing of Nurses in an Emergency Room

    Visual Submissions

    Design, drawing, painting, illustration, photograph, sculpture, and video.
    “Nurses” submitted by Alexis Castaneda


  • Artwork featuring a collage of charts and graphs about COVID-19

    Text Submissions

    Charts and graphs, email correspondence, essays, interviews, memoirs, reports, research projects, personal narratives, poems, and fiction.
    “A Week in a Life of College Student” submitted by Jasmine Shaw.


  • Hands opening a handmade book titled Are You Upset

    Audio Submissions

    Podcasts, interviews, original music, spoken word, poetry, and audio.
    “Are you upset: A Visual Book of Box Breathing.” submitted by Jin Jung.


  • NYC Panorama titled An Exquisite Corpse Poem: In the Air Summer 2020

    Multimedia Submissions

    Short film/video, podcast, blog postings, social media, website, multimedia documentation of music, dance, and performance.
    “In the Air: Summer 2020” submitted by Ann Wallace.