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LSE COVID-19 archive collection

Share your story with our community

Contribute to our archive collection exploring the experiences of the LSE community during the pandemic. 


We are leading a project to document the response and experience of the LSE community during the COVID-19 pandemic. We want to capture how we've all worked, lived and socialised since early 2020 and create an archive of material for the future.

Why should I contribute?

Our archives and special collections are an important source of information, and your submission could help researchers of the future understand what life at LSE was like during the pandemic. By contributing, you'll be helping to build a shared memory and a future research resource.

All contributions are welcome

We hope to receive submissions that are as varied and diverse as our community so that all parts of the LSE community are represented in the archive.

Please provide us with multimedia content – primarily photographs, but you can share other material – that reflects your own experiences of the pandemic.

How to contribute

Submit content via our form

If you are unable to use the form, you should email us your entry along with the following information. It is understood that you agree to our terms and conditions.

  • Your name:
  • Title for the item:
  • The story behind the item:
  • Location and date it was taken/recorded:

What will happen to my contribution?

Our team will curate the material received and we will explore opportunities to present, preserve and share it. We anticipate this will mean we preserve it in our digital library; present it on our website and share it through LSE Library social media channels.

Terms and conditions

  • Only LSE students, staff or LSE alumni should contribute and are free to submit multiple items.
  • By participating, you agree to have your entry included in the LSE’s archive, website and other online platforms. We will credit the person who uploaded the entry.
  • By submitting an item, you are granting the University a perpetual, royalty-free, non-exclusive licence to edit, publish, translate, modify, adapt, make available and distribute the entry throughout the world in any media now known or hereafter invented.
  • You also confirm that anyone depicted in an entry has given their permission for the inclusion of their image in the entry and use of it by you and LSE.
  • By submitting an image you are making a contribution to the LSE website. The LSE website's terms of use therefore apply. 

Further information

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to email us.