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Queen's University archives chronicles COVID-19 for future researchers

Friday, May 8, 2020

KINGSTON-The Queen’s University Archives is doing its part to compile the most critical information surrounding the novel Coronavirus pandemic.


Shortly after Queen’s transitioned to remote teaching and working arrangements, the Archives moved quickly to start keeping a record of this unprecedented time. They decided to focus their efforts first on collecting records of materials such as municipal decisions, public health information, and communications from the university. These materials are what future researchers would be able to use to reconstruct a timeline of how the early stages of the pandemic unfolded at Queen’s and in the region.


Jeremy Heil, Digital and Private Records Archivist at Queen’s University is available to talk to the media about how Queen’s archives is gathering information, where it is coming from, and what is being documented.


Anne Craig, Media Relations Officer
613-533-2877 or anne.craig@queensu.ca 

Julie Brown, Media Relations Officer