COVID-19 Documentation Project

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Be a part of history. Help us document the COVID-19 pandemic.

Missoula County and the University of Montana's Mansfield Library are working together to create an archive of the Missoula community's experience with the COVID-19 pandemic. The archive will include oral history interviews, documents and other materials from businesses, local government, nonprofits and individuals around Missoula.

The purpose of the Missoula County COVID-19 Documentation Project is to create a rich collection of sources that can help us understand what is likely to be one of the most important historical events of the 21st century. In particular, the project seeks to document how people understood the pandemic, how they responded to it, and how the decisions they and others made shaped the experience of the pandemic in Missoula. The collection will be cataloged and made available to scholars and the public through a digital portal administered by the Archives & Special Collections Department of the Mansfield Library.

Individuals and organizations can submit their materials online on the Archives & Special Collections website. Organizations with larger donations, or those with suggestions on how to improve the submission site, can contact Leif Fredrickson.

View other submissions at http://missoula.co/coviddocumentation

Listen to the Tip of the Spear podcast, "History as it happens: Documenting the COVID-19 pandemic in Missoula County" to learn more about this project.

Banner photo:
Bryan Kostors, Up with Montana, May 23, 2022, UM Portal, Missoula County COVID-19 Documentation Project,
unimon.access.preservica.com

Project photo:
Missoula County Records Office, Mar-Dec. 2020 Health Department COVID updates, 3.27.2020, May 23, 2022, Local Government, Missoula County COVID-19 Documentation Project, unimon.access.preservica.com

Be a part of history. Help us document the COVID-19 pandemic.

Missoula County and the University of Montana's Mansfield Library are working together to create an archive of the Missoula community's experience with the COVID-19 pandemic. The archive will include oral history interviews, documents and other materials from businesses, local government, nonprofits and individuals around Missoula.

The purpose of the Missoula County COVID-19 Documentation Project is to create a rich collection of sources that can help us understand what is likely to be one of the most important historical events of the 21st century. In particular, the project seeks to document how people understood the pandemic, how they responded to it, and how the decisions they and others made shaped the experience of the pandemic in Missoula. The collection will be cataloged and made available to scholars and the public through a digital portal administered by the Archives & Special Collections Department of the Mansfield Library.

Individuals and organizations can submit their materials online on the Archives & Special Collections website. Organizations with larger donations, or those with suggestions on how to improve the submission site, can contact Leif Fredrickson.

View other submissions at http://missoula.co/coviddocumentation

Listen to the Tip of the Spear podcast, "History as it happens: Documenting the COVID-19 pandemic in Missoula County" to learn more about this project.

Banner photo:
Bryan Kostors, Up with Montana, May 23, 2022, UM Portal, Missoula County COVID-19 Documentation Project,
unimon.access.preservica.com

Project photo:
Missoula County Records Office, Mar-Dec. 2020 Health Department COVID updates, 3.27.2020, May 23, 2022, Local Government, Missoula County COVID-19 Documentation Project, unimon.access.preservica.com

  • Submit your content!

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    What sort of content should people submit?

    Examples of content that would be appropriate for the project include, but are not limited to:

    • Photographs, such as of you working from home, empty shelves in stores, closed playgrounds and parks, people wearing home-made masks, messages of hope in windows, chalk drawings on sidewalks, people receiving the vaccine
    • Social media posts, such as from businesses announcing altered business models, groups formed in response to the pandemic, personal posts sharing life in quarantine or receiving the vaccine
    • Video clips, such as of quiet streets or crowded trailheads, neighborhoods howling, social distancing
    • Diaries, blog posts or journal entries reflecting your experiences
    • Newsletters or email from a business sharing updates with employees or customers
    • Business records, such as meeting minutes, budgets, notes from incident command teams and continuity plans
    • Oral histories
    • Creative works, such as a song, poem, zine or short story

    Submit your content!

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