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Twilight COVID-19 diary project, April, 2020 - September, 2020

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: A20_twilight_2

Scope and Contents

Includes participant agreements and approximately 30 diaries written by students and two diaries written by staff during the COVID-19 pandemic. Most diaries date from May, 2020 to July, 2020, but some extend through September, 2020.


  • Creation: April, 2020 - September, 2020

Conditions Governing Access

Twilight COVID-19 diaries are restricted as follows: Student diaries open 2025 Baishakhi Taylor (staff) open 2032

Biographical / Historical

The Twilight Diary Project seeks to tell the stories of diverse communities who have been excluded from history, including racial, ethnic, and religious minorities, immigrants, LGBTQ+, low-income, or those with documentable learning or other forms of disabilities. Students, faculty, and staff who identified with one or more of these groups were invited to apply to participate in the Twilight COVID-19 Diary Project. Participants were asked to document their experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic in a diary which they agreed to deposit in Special Collections. Participants could elect to keep either and electronic or a manuscript (print) diary. Student participants were compensated for their work upon receipt of their diary.


From the Series: 2.25 Linear Feet (3 document boxes, 3 half document boxes)

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

All diaries deposited in Special Collections by individual diarists, in accordance with signed Twilight COVID-19 Diary Project agreement.

Existence and Location of Copies

Born-digital archives exist for this resource. Contact for more information.

Repository Details

Part of the Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives Repository

Middlebury College
Davis Family Library
110 Storrs Avenue
Middlebury Vermont 05753 United States