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 https://onwisconsin.uwalumni.com/exhibition/the-pandemic-for-posterity/