Appalachia project asks people to document COVID-19 life

Published 1:16 pm Monday, April 13, 2020

(AP) Leaders of an East Tennessee State University project is asking local residents to document their experiences of living through the coronavirus pandemic.
The university says the submissions will be housed at the school’s Center for Appalachian Studies and Services, which includes the Archives of Appalachia.
Archives director Jeremy Smith says people are invited to share diaries, writings, photographs, videos, social media posts, business correspondences and other items about living through COVID-19 times.
“We want to hear from our community how they spent their days, how their lives, families, and businesses were affected and how they experienced loss and hardship, as well as how they stood in solidarity and the lessons they learned,” Smith said in a news release.
Files can be submitted online via email or they can be mailed to the Archives of Appalachia. More information is available on the Archives website.

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