We are making global history. As a historical society, it’s important that we help future generations understand these unprecedented times. We are asking YOU to help us create a community archive that will record and preserve these stories.
How can I help?
We are asking you to submit any materials that you feel represent your experience, and/or your community's experience during the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes how businesses, schools, health care facilities, government agencies, and other organizations (social, political, religious, etc.) are affected. We’re also asking for records of individuals' thoughts and reactions to the pandemic, routines for school children at home, day-to-day quarantine routines, and life for essential service workers.
Some examples of items you might contribute include:
• Statements or journal entries documenting personal reactions to this time
• Photos from your neighborhood, grocery stores, or other places that have changed during this time
• Signage indicating closures or changes at restaurants, playgrounds, grocery stores, etc.
• Social media posts (video/photo)
• Recordings of events shared online during social distancing practices
• Materials from your place of business or worship explaining the move to online services
• Distance learning schedules or other daily routines
• Measures your business or organization has taken during this time
This list is NOT exclusive. If you think it’s important, it likely is. Please visit our website if you have more questions. www.hibbinghistory.org
Because these items are already archived by other organizations, we are not collecting newspaper articles or any materials from people or businesses outside of the Hibbing area. We are also not able to accept any physical artifacts at this time. If you have a physical artifact that you feel would be appropriate for this collection, please save it for inclusion at a later date.
Submissions may be in the form of digital photographs, text files, PDFs, spreadsheets, presentations, audio files, or video files, and can be emailed to: [email protected]
If you are located outside the Hibbing area, please consider submitting your materials to the Northeastern Minnesota COVID-19 Community Archive Project:
Or the Saint Louis County Historical Society: