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SHSU Archive of 2020: Home

UPDATE: We want to include winter storm "Uri" (Feb 2021) in our project as well. Please share photos, stories, etc. of what you experienced to help document the significance of this disaster on our local community.

It's been quite a year already--help us tell the story of 2020 from the Huntsville perspective.

The Newton Gresham Library seeks personal narratives, letters, diary/journal entries, poems, artwork in any medium, photographs, video, audio, etc.--anything which helps to document the SHSU and Huntsville community's experience of events in 2020, such as:

  • COVID-19 pandemic, social isolation, health-related fears, grief and personal loss;
  • Job loss, economic turmoil, financially motivated fears, and the disruption of daily life, including university studies;
  • Protests following the death of George Floyd, nationwide/global protests against police brutality and systemic racism, and the increasing social support of the #BlackLivesMatter movement;
  • Debates over Huntsville's own Confederate monument and increased scrutiny nationwide of honorary names, statues, monuments, etc. honoring Confederates, slaveholders, or racists;
  • And other aspects of living through this year that you think should be preserved for the future.

Contributions may be submitted by any members of the communities in SHSU, Huntsville, Walker County, and the surrounding areas. Submissions will be reviewed and eventually hosted in the Newton Gresham Library's Digital Special Collections.

Share your story, and become a part of history.

A person's hand with a pen, resting beside an open journal which reads 'What can I say about 2020?' and includes images of the COVID-19 virus, toilet paper hoarding, mask-wearing, and Black Lives Matter protests.

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