City Readers Digital Historic Collections at the New York Society Library
Community Archive: Our Members and COVID-19
This gallery showcases how Library members have spent some of their days during the COVID-19 outbreak. We hope this gallery offers another platform for our membership to interact with another, to feel connected by seeing how we are spending our days, while we remain apart. Below, clickthrough to see submissions from friends and staff.
During this time of crisis and uncertainty, the Library has launched this initiative to document members’ lives during this COVID-19 outbreak. For the first time in our institution's history, we are actively requesting members to document their everyday lives to send to us to create a permanent digital archive. We encourage and invite members to document their personal experiences and contribute them to the Library’s COVID-19 Community Archive.
We each have a unique way of handling this crisis. Many of us are taking walks and taking pictures, capturing our environs and our lives in a very interesting moment. Some of us are journaling, drawing, writing poems or short stories, and coming up with inventive ways to spend the long days. The Library invites you to document this time and submit files to this Community Archive. You can send along a photo and accompanying story, create a description of how you’re spending your days, or even snap a photo of a journal entry or an art project you’ve worked on.
If you would like to contribute to this archival collection, please find the submission form here. With permission, the Library will select stories to highlight in this gallery. All contributors will have the opportunity to select whether they would like their submissions highlighted on City Readers.
The Library is accepting contributions for the duration of this outbreak. Please send in your submissions at any time. Multiple submissions are welcome. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you may have.