Documenting the pandemic in NYC

May 13, 2020

As our daily experiences are constantly evolving and in flux, cultural organizations to oral historians are looking at various ways to capture and archive New Yorkers experience during the pandemic.  Below are various ways you can capture and contribute to history.

Museum of the City of New York launches #covidstoriesnyc an open call via social media for images documenting a socially distanced NYC.  Read full story here.

NY Historical Society launched History Responds, and is asking the public to donate materials related to the health crisis in an effort to preserve history as it happens. Learn more here.

Queens Public Library started “Queens Memory” a program compiling messages and interviews which are published on an interactive map 

Columbia University is conducting 200 interviews with New Yorkers from different neighborhoods and industries as part of the COVID-19 Project.

Brooklyn Public Library + Brooklyn Historical Society are capturing stories from Brooklyn residents from nurses to delivery workers.