San Francisco Public Library COVID-19 Community Time Capsule

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San Francisco Public Library COVID-19 Community Time Capsule

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The San Francisco History Center of the San Francisco Public Library (SFPL) is actively archiving all types of materials, in multiple formats, to build a collection that documents and preserves the collective experiences of San Francisco residents during the COVID-19 public health emergency. They are interested in what is happening to San Francisco residents, neighborhoods, schools and workplaces. They are asking local residents to put on their archives hats and help capture what is different in our world today, what we miss, what we’ve created to reflect our new reality, and how we are communicating and living now. With your help, SFPL will build a collection that reflects the many ways San Franciscans were impacted by, and responded to, this public health crisis. All submissions will be preserved in the COVID-19 Community Time Capsule at SFPL and be shared with the public, as well as remain in the City and County Archives of San Francisco (part of the San Francisco History Center), for long term preservation. If you are interested in sharing digital content, please use our online submission form below. Digital content will ultimately be available through our online collection platforms and social media accounts. Submissions may include: photographs, blog posts or social media posts, video or audio, notices, signs or posters, including government notices or signs from private businesses, letters, emails, postcards, community newspapers, personal journal and diary entries, creative work - such as drawings, paintings, graffiti, poetry, recipes and games.

This collection could be paired with the San Francisco Bay Area JOTPY Collection for a more robust picture of the impact of COVID-19 on the region.

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This item was submitted on August 29, 2020 by Shanna Gagnon using the form “Share Your Story” on the site “A Journal of the Plague Year”:

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