Collecting Stories of Life During the COVID-19 Pandemic

posted Jul 5, 2020

Save-Your-Story-Image-LM-HSM---LRThe Historical Society of Michigan is sponsoring an effort of the Library of Michigan to collect your stories of life during the coronavirus pandemic.

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected all of us in many different ways, and we are all eyewitnesses to the events that have been unfolding in the last few weeks. This is a time for us to record our daily experiences, thoughts, and feelings in diary form, either in writing or video.

The Library of Michigan and the Historical Society of Michigan envision collecting and preserving these stories of our daily lives during the crisis to provide future historians, researchers, and students with information and data on life in Michigan communities during the pandemic.

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adult-1850177_640Please take the time each day to record your activities, thoughts, and/or feelings in diary form. The entries can be handwritten, typed, or in video format, and they can be as long or short as you want. Don’t worry about handwriting, spelling, or punctuation. The goal is to capture your personal experiences.

Still have questions? See the Library of Michigan’s web page for details on getting started with your diary or how to submit your story.

Please consider saving and sharing your story of life during this pandemic for the Library of Michigan.


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