Archives across the country, including Wright State University Libraries’ Special Collections and Archives, have put out a call for volunteers to document the pandemic.
The archive is collecting diaries, videos, electronic word files and photographs that tell the story of the Miami Valley. Whenever national and international events impact people locally, the archive collects stories and experiences from people who are living through it, said Dawne Dewey, head of special collections and archives at Wright State University.
“Most people don’t think their stories are important, but someday we’re all going to look back on this and it will be interesting to read people’s accounts. Those kinds of reflections are going to be really important to people in the future.”