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COVID-19 Oral History Class Collection

 Collection
Identifier: SCU-OH-COV

College campuses began moving classes online in March, 2020 as the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) gained a strong foothold in the United States. In May, Andrea L’Hommedieu taught an online 3-week service learning course for UofSC’s Honors College to document the perspectives and experiences of those impacted in a variety of ways by the current global pandemic, using oral history skills to tell the stories.

The ten students in the class each chose one person to interview and those interviews are presented here. Given the need to conduct interviews remotely for the health and safety of all the participants, students interviewed people from many places across the country – Missouri, Georgia, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and New Jersey – by Zoom, Webex, or smart phone.

The interviewees provide diverse perspectives in dentistry, education, accounting, ministry, mechanical engineering, community service, medicine – and hail from the United States, China, Guatemala and India. They are stories of social isolation, resilience, workplace adjustments, online learning, family time, emergency medical services, face shield production, community outreach, and more.

Dates

  • 2020

Extent

10 Files

Repository Details

Part of the Department of Oral History Repository

Contact:
1322 Greene Street
Columbia South Carolina 29208 United States
803-777-3133

Title
COVID-19 Oral History Class Collection
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin