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By John McCallum
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Personalizing the pandemic

Eastern Washington Archives project seeks to preserve experiences that put Covid-19 into human perspectives


Last updated 3/26/2021 at 10:17am

EWU Archives/Casey Bosse

EWU Archives/Casey Bosse "My diagnosis of covid last June was anxiety provoking," EWU's Casey Bosse wrote in summarizing her photo submission. "I was one of the lucky ones. A year of isolation summed up in one photo I took."

CHENEY - In the future, the way historians look at the coronavirus pandemic will depend a lot upon the amount and type of information they have access to.

Eastern Washington University Libraries is hoping to provide those researchers with a perspective not quite as cold as statistics and news articles have rendered the medical crisis that gripped the world in 2020 and beyond - a view of pandemic life from a more personal perspective.

"Life During Covid-19: Preserving Personal Pandemic Stories" is a digital collection of written and visual media being accumulated by University Archives desig...

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