Hindsight 2020: New Haven Project Collection
Scope and Contents
The collection comprises submissions collected by Yale Library Manuscripts and Archives' Hindsight 2020: New Haven project documenting life in the Greater New Haven area during the events of 2020 and their continuing impact. Included are 10 born-digital submissions submitted through the Hindsight 2020 website, 93 postcards collected at events on the New Haven Green and through stations at local public libraries, digital surrogates of the postcards, and a capture of the Hindsight 2020 website.
Language of Materials
The materials are in English, Spanish, and Arabic.
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research.
Original computer files may not be accessed due to their fragility. Researchers must consult access copies.
Conditions Governing Use
Copyright for materials submitted to the Hindsight 2020: New Haven project is retained by their creators. Copyright for content created by the project coordinators is held by Yale University.
Materials in the collection are arranged by submission type and chronologically therein.
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The collection comprises submissions to the Yale Manuscripts and Archives' Hindsight 2020: New Haven project documenting life in the Greater New Haven area during the events of 2020 and their continuing impact.
Biographical / Historical
The Hindsight 2020: New Haven project was launched in fall 2020 by Yale Manuscripts and Archive's staff Michelle Peralta and Jennifer Coggins with the goals of engaging the community in collaborative memory work and preserving a representative record of 2020 and its ongoing effects on New Haven. Residents contributed reflections via an online platform and through postcard stations on the New Haven Green and at local public libraries. These contributions were shared on the project website through summer 2023. Submissions to the project closed in January 2022.
Manuscripts and Archives staff arranged and described these materials according to national and local standards.
- Guide to the Hindsight 2020: New Haven Project Collection
- compiled by Michelle Peralta
- May 2023
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository
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