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Together/Apart: The COVID-19 Community Memory Archive

Identifier: SC008


The Together/Apart North San Diego COVID-19 Community Memory Archive was created by the University Library, California State University San Marcos, in response to the arrival of the COVID-19 disease in California and societal impacts beginning in March of 2020. The collection is a particiaptory archive that utilized community participation from individuals that lived, worked, or studied in North San Diego County and Southern Riverside County in 2020-2022. The collection consists of 606 digital files submitted by San Diego County residents and California State University students, staff, and faculty, and 3 linear feet of physical materials.


  • 2020-03 - 2022-05


Language of Materials

Most textual materials are written in English. Some materials also have some Spanish-language writing.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Property rights reside with [IP holder, usually the university upon receipt of donation/transfer]. Copyrights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs.

Contributors have granted a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free license to California State University San Marcos and its agents to preserve, display, reproduce, transmit, publish, republish, and distribute their work as part of Together/Apart: The COVID-19 Community Memory Archive. This permission includes the right to modify and/or reformat the work as necessary for preservation, publicity, and/or access purposes, and to make it available for educational, research, and promotional purposes outside of the Archive, in perpetuity and in all mediums and media formats hereafter. For permission to reproduce or to publish, please contact

Permission to examine Library materials is not authorization to publish or to reproduce the examined material in whole, or in part. Persons wishing to quote, publish, perform, reproduce, or otherwise make use of an item in the Library’s collections must assume all responsibility for identifying and satisfying any claimants of the copyright holder.

The researcher assumes full responsibility for use of the material and agrees to hold harmless the University Library, and California State University, against all claims, demands, costs, and expenses incurred by copyright infringement or any other legal or regulatory cause of action arising from the use of the Library's materials.

In assuming full responsibility for use of the material, the researcher also understands that the materials they examine may contain Social Security numbers, other personal identifiers, and/or sensitive material on potentially living and identifiable individuals (e.g., medical, evaluative, or personally invasive information). The researcher agrees not to record, reproduce, or disclose any Social Security number or other information of a highly personal nature that may be found.


1.57 Gigabytes

3 Linear Feet