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COVID-19 Community History Project

This page is designed to support the community history project to document the COVID-19 experience of Minnesota State University, Mankato students, employees, friends and family and community members.

Contribute your own Experience

We are accepting individual experiences and oral history interviews for this project.  

Requirements for Individual Contributions:

  • Affiliated with Minnesota State University, Mankato OR be a resident of one of the twelve counties covered by the Southern Minnesota Historical Center (Blue Earth, Brown, Faribault, Freeborn, Le Sueur, Martin, Nicollet, Rice, Sibley, Steele, Waseca, and Watonwan).
  • Accompanied by a signed donor agreement.  See the Forms page.
  • Be an approved format (digital) or size (physical items).  See Resources for Project page for specific details.
  • If you'd like to provide an immediate written response to the questions, you can use "Your COVID-19 Story" page.

How to contribute:

Be interviewed by a Minnesota State Mankato student

Student workers at the University are being trained to do oral histories for this project.  If you would like to be contacted and interviewed by a student, 

How Faculty can Incorporate this Project into Courses

Minnesota State University, Mankato Faculty

If you have already started a similar assignment, please encourage your students to donate the outputs of those assignments to the University Archives. We will accept physical or digital materials. All donations must be voluntary.  If you would like to participate or learn more, please contact us at

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