History 106 Class


History 106 Class


This collection includes items submitted by students in Prof. Ian Delahanty's class HIST 106: The Civil War to Modern America. The class was taught in the spring 2020 semester; three sections of the class totaling 66 students contributed to this collection. Students were given an assignment in which they were asked to identify, capture, and describe an item that could be used as a primary source by future historians and researchers to study the experiences of Springfield College during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Springfield College Archives and Special Collections


Springfield College


March 24, 2020

Collection Items

Danbury Hospital's Nurse and Doctors Prepared for COVID-19
Danbury Hospital's Labor and Delivery Staff wearing masks and face sheilds. Back Row (Left to Right): K. Dietter RN, DeVita MD, Brunton MD
Front Row (Left to Right): Fox RN & N. Amaral RN

York, Maine Athletic Fields Closed Due to COVID-19
This shows the gates to the track and football field in York, Maine closed off with a sign that says "Athletic Field Closed Per order of the town of York, Maine. Police take notice. stay Home, stay healthy."

Glen Island, New York COVID-19 testing site
This photo is an aerial view of what the testing site local to me looks like. In the photo is various amounts of essential workers fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, included in the photo are: New York State Troopers, Nurses, Military members, other…

You Have to Go Home
"You Have to Go Home" written by Sage Bray

Going Home Early
This is a screenshot of an email I received from Springfield College regarding the dates and times for students to move out of their dorms.

"Uncertainty" written by Carter Brochu.

The Official Decision
This resource is an email from Springfield College President, Mary Beth Cooper. The email is the official announcement for Springfield College to move to online classes to finish out the semester amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic

Ultra Miami 2020 Rescheduled Email
Ultra Music Festival is a annual outdoor electronic music festival that takes place in Miami. This is a email that the company sent out to inform ticket buyers that the event will not take place in 2020 and that they could instead attend the event in…

Hand Washing technique with soap and water
Images on how to wash your hands properly with soap and water.

Spring Semester 2020
This is a typical Zoom class for an Ethics course. The highlighted box indicates the professor was speaking to her students. Not all the students' cameras are on and most of their microphones are muted.

Staying fit during quarantine (SCWBB and SCWVB)
In this video my basketball team and the volleyball team are doing a workout challenge over zoom to stay connected and keep working out during quarantine.

Shedding Some Light
Photograph of the view seen at the peak of Mount Holyoke in Hadley, Massachusetts.

N95 Respirator Pandemic Instructions
This flier given to employees at Baystate Medical Center for instructions and information about the extended use of the N95 masks.

Personal Protective Equipment
Here is a picture of a my mom wearing everything should would during her work day. She is wearing, her uniform under the visible paper gown. Then, she has on a KN N95 face mask which is also covered by a face shield. The face shield is solid plastic…

E-Mail sent to Springfield College students regarding move out information
This is an email that was sent from Springfield College Resident Life to all students regarding move out information. When students left for spring break, they did so leaving some items in their dorm rooms. The college implemented a staggered move…

Instagram Post when the SC Softball Season was Canceled
The Springfield College Softball Program was ended early due to COVID-19. This is an Instagram post that acknowledges a senior who's season was taken away and she recognizes her career.

Seniors Take A Hit By The Coronavirus
This is an email sent out by the Director of Student Activities and Campus Union with the most up to date information about senior activities.

Social distancing Rule for Springfield college students
This photograph explains the significance on social distancing and keeping yourself protected during this difficult time. This will give future researchers an idea of what Springfield college was like. It also gives people the perspective of how…

COVID-19 Forces Shutdown of Hair Salons
This is an image of three different on hair salons doors stating that they are closed due to the coronavirus in order to keep their employees and customers healthy. There are no people in the image, just signs on hair salons stating they are…

Working From Home
My brothers and I working on our school work online due to COVID-19 in the dining room of our house in East Haddam, Connecticut. The people in the photo include:
(Left) Joshua Ricard, (Middle) Zachary Ricard, and (Right) Matthew Ricard.
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