Upload and Share Covid 19 Experience

We are looking for personal stories, written works, artwork, photos, or photos of objects from the people of Illinois to document life during the COVID-19 pandemic.

These files will be used in our social media and online exhibitions, as well as preserved long-term for future research and exhibitions, so we need as much information from you as possible, as well as permission to use them.  Please take the time to read and respond to each of the fields in this form.

Where do you live? (Town, or area such as "rural Rochester")
I wish to remain anonymous if the Illinois State Museum publishes this submission Y/N
Tell us who you are and what your COVID-19 experience is like, in your own words:
(For photos, artwork, written work) What date was this item created?
(For objects) When was this object used?
Where was this object created/used? (City, county, state?)
Tell us the story behind this item. i.e. Who made it, if someone other than you? Do you want to identify any individuals in a photograph? Why did you decide to create this document? How was this object used? What does this item/photo mean to you? How were you feeling when this was made/used?
Would you consider donating the physical version of this item to the Illinois State Museum? (Y/N)
I hereby give the Illinois State Museum (“ISM”) a royalty-free, non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, and fully sub-licensable license to copy, digitize, reproduce, edit, translate, create derivative works, distribute, and publicly display and perform certain materials described below. I agree that ISM may add the material to the history collection according to the ISM Collection Management Policy or share the material to another appropriate library or museum. I agree that ISM may utilize any medium or media now existing or that will exist in the future to achieve the above-described purposes.
I am over the age of eighteen. I have read the foregoing and fully understand the contents thereof.
Submit your items here. If your file is too big, you can also use the URL field below to provide a link to where you have shared it.
Files must be less than 350 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg jpeg png txt rtf pdf doc docx avi mov mp3 ogg wav mp4 mv4.
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