Rhode Island’s COVID-19 archive

A Rhode Island COVID-19 digital collection was established to document and preserve the lived experience of the state’s residents by Kate Wells, Curator of the Rhode Island Collection at the John Nicolas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage, and Becca Bender, Film Archivist and Curator of Recorded Media at the Rhode Island Historical Society.

Browse the growing collection and go back often as countless daily submissions are posted and shared. Check out the interactive map to see contributions through-out the state. Contribute your experience easily today for free.

Not sure what to submit? Check out the “Guide to Personal Archiving” to help spark some inspiration or consider this: If you had the chance, what would you want your great or 2x great grandparents to tell you about the 1918 Spanish Flu?”

The South County Museum and South County Historical Center are collaborating to encourage Southern Rhode Islander’s submit their videos, photos, and stories. Be sure your experience is represented in this innovative crowdsourced digital humanities project. Who knows, you might just see your contribution on this website or at the museum!

Your stories are our shared history at the South County Museum where we capture, preserve, and celebrate them.