Way back last year, we ran a little story about the The Thomas A. Edge Archive’s COVID-19 Memory Archive Project, where we interviewed Archivist Karen Langley.
Fast forward almost a year for them to get submissions, stories, and pictures about life during the early months of COVID-19 isolation, and the exhibit is now open to view–virtually, of course.
It’s a wide ranging exhibit, don’t expect to see and read it all unless you’ve got an hour or two set aside, but if you’re the kind of person who likes to play peek-a-boo into other’s thoughts and experiences (and who doesn’t) it’s an hour or two well spent.
What’s more, it’s not done yet. They’re looking for even more submissions, and now that most of us have a year of COVID life under our belts, it might be interesting to give them your point of view, so that we can see what’s remained the same and what’s changed. What makes this project most interesting to me is that while it’s all about the AU community’s response to COVID-19, that community is so wide-ranging and diverse, it’s almost a look into the lives of Canadians across the nation. And your story should be a part of it as well.
To be immortalized, you can submit your photos, artwork, stories, videos, and more using the form on the archive index page: https://www.athabascau.ca/archives/covid-19-memory-project/index.html