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Documenting COVID-19

image from liblamp.uwm.edu
Baby Yoda with Toilet Paper, drawn by Carly and submitted by Scott Yanoff. Part of the COVID-19 MKE project

Recollection Wisconsin is an organization which brings together digital cultural heritage resources from Wisconsin libraries, archives, museums and historical societies and shares them with the world in partnership with the Digital Public Library of America. I saw today that they shared a great post on Twitter about community archiving efforts to document COVID-19 and its impact on our communities.  Here's an excerpt:

"Over the past few weeks, it’s been fascinating to watch the growth of community archiving efforts to document COVID-19 and its impact on our communities. There are a multiple local, regional and national efforts underway with new projects popping up every few days. Here are a few Wisconsin-based “rapid response collecting” activities:

The full "Rapid Response Collecting and COVID-19" post includes links to projects in other states, as well as to a site with templates and documents to assist you in collecting materials amid unprecedented and unanticipated situations.

Great resources for checking out or participating in existing projects or even for starting your own project! 


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