Queens Memory COVID-19 Project

by Asif Alam

This borough-wide archiving campaign, initiated by Queens College Library and Queens Public Library, will collect first-person stories and documentation of life in the epicenter of the pandemic. The public can submit testimony, photographs, and documents through this site, powered by our tech partner, the Urban Archive.

It will become a permanent archive, open to researchers.

In addition to collaborating on the borough-wide outreach campaign, archivists at the Rosenthal Library are conducting long-form interviews with Queens College faculty, staff, and students, to ensure that our unique perspectives are recorded. For more information or to get involved, contact Queens Memory Outreach Coordinator Lori Wallach at lori.wallach@qc.cuny.edu.