Imagine you are a researcher 100 years from now, try to understand how COVID-19 impacted our community. What types of sources would you like to use? This project aims to document our experience in Humboldt County during this pandemic by creating an archive of what life in Humboldt looks like during this time.
Your experiences and feelings about today can become a part of history tomorrow.
This project will be archived at Humboldt State University Library Special Collections. The goal of this project is to create an archive of a material that will be publicly available to researchers at HSU in the future. To do this, we need your help. We would like to collect materials that you are creating right now to document this time.
There are many formats of material that we will accept, below is a listing of just a few types of materials we would like to add to the community archive.
Submissions may be in the form of physical objects or digital files, or both.
There are several ways you can contribute. You can submit digital material directly to the digital archive (directions on how to submit here). Or you can complete this Google form. If you have physical materials (diaries, print flyers, etc.) please contact Carly Marino (firstname.lastname@example.org) to schedule an appointment to drop off material once the shelter in place order for Humboldt County is lifted.
Thank you for helping us with this project and shaping our shared history.