Documenting Life During the Pandemic

The Pandemic Memory Project is an ongoing program of the Local History & Genealogy Center of the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library designed to collect first-person stories and images that document Trumbull County’s experiences and responses to the pandemic. We are asking for the community’s help to establish a lasting record of how we are living, working, and coping during this unprecedented time of the COVID-19 pandemic.

To Participate

You are invited to share how you have personally been impacted by this global health crisis. If you would like, you may also upload a digital photo that helps convey your experience during this pandemic. PLEASE NOTE: Submissions will become part of the archives of the library.

Compiling your stories, anecdotes, and observations now will allow us to make a lasting record of how we are living, learning, and working during this unprecedented time.

Possible Questions to Consider:

  • How did you experience any food, housing or job insecurities?
  • How are you juggling family and caretaking responsibilities?
  • What do you miss most about your pre-COVID life?
  • If working remotely, what has working at home been like?
  • How did the pandemic affect your business?
  • How are you coping with social distancing?
  • How has your daily life changed?
  • How did you experience any major milestones or life events since the start of the pandemic (weddings, funerals, graduations, etc.)?
  • How were your family gatherings altered?
  • How did you alter your worship practices?
  • Are you still shopping in person? What is that like?
  • How has COVID-19 affected relationships with family, friends and coworkers?
  • Have you or anyone you know gotten sick?
  • How are you getting your news?
  • What was the first thing you did when the stay at home order was lifted?
  • What will the long-term consequences of the pandemic be?

About Your Story and Photo Submission

Selected stories and photos may be posted on the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library website, on library social media, and will become part of the library’s online digital archive, the Trumbull Memory Project.

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