Media promote Fogler Library collecting records of community experiences during COVID-19
News Center Maine, WABI (Channel 5) and the Bangor Daily News reported the University of Maine’s Fogler Library is asking UMaine community members, including faculty, staff, students and alumni, to submit materials reflecting their experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic for Special Collections to maintain as a historical resource for future research. The goal of the COVID-19 Community Archive Project is to preserve the story of the unprecedented time, News Center Maine reported. “It’s history in our time, really,” said Matthew Revitt, an archivist at Fogler. “This is the event that I think people are going to look back on in hundreds of years to see what happened and how people responded.” To share a story, send materials to firstname.lastname@example.org. The project also was mentioned in the Bangor Daily News April 27 morning update on the coronavirus. The Penobscot Times and The Piscataquis Observer carried the original BDN article.