Help Us Document
History As It Happens
This pandemic is an unprecedented experience for most living Americans. The Trumbull County Historical Society is diligently working to collect history as it is happening. We hope to preserve the experiences, thoughts, and feelings of everyday Trumbull County residents during this unique time for future use as a resource to help communities, medical institutions, researchers, and policymakers respond to future pandemics.
Who Can Participate
Anyone living, working, or visiting Trumbull County.
What We Are Collecting
We are currently asking for digital donations of the items listed below. If you’d like to donate something that’s not on this list, or if you have physical items you’d like to donate, please contact Meghan Reed at email@example.com.
What We Are Collecting
- Images documenting how COVID-19 has affected you or your community. This might include pandemic-related signs, deserted spaces, local businesses, people observing (or not observing) social-distancing guidelines, once-ordinary activities and events that are different now, health care, grocery-store shelves, how you and your family are surviving quarantine, e-learning and other activities that have gone virtual, etc.
- Please do not put yourself at risk in order to take a photograph. Always adhere to CDC guidelines for protecting yourself and others from possible infection.
- Use these formats: JPG, PNG, or TIF.
Audio or video recordings
- Record yourself, or yourself and others, talking about how COVID-19 has affected your life.
- Please keep recordings under 25 minutes.
- Not sure what to talk about? For a list of possible questions, click here.
- Use these formats: MP3, .MP4, .WAV, .MOV.
- Write about how COVID-19 has affected your life.
- No length requirement
- Not sure what to write about? For a list of prompt suggestions, click here.
- Use these formats: .DOCX, .ODT, .TXT., .PDF.
- We are working to digitally archive Ohio-related articles, social media posts, memes, websites, and other online content surrounding COVID-19. If you see something online that you think we might’ve missed, please email the URL to Meghan Reed at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Out of respect for others’ privacy and copyrights, please send only freely and publicly available content that has been published online in the form of a URL, or content that you have created yourself.