Collecting COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions
How do I nominate myself or someone else to be interviewed?
We’d love to hear about any ideas you might have for who we should interview. You can submit names via our form or email Project Director Amanda Kay Gustin directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do you choose who to interview?
We have an Advisory Committee composed of Vermonters with broad perspectives across the state who review all suggestions together and forward names on to be interviewed.
The project aims to complete interviews across a wide spectrum of experiences, with diverse backgrounds, geographic locations, life situations, and more.
When are you conducting interviews?
Interviews will occur between January 2023 – December 2023.
How will you use the interviews?
At the completion of the project, all the interviews will be available through an online archive. They will also be part of the Vermont Historical Society’s permanent collection, to be used by future generations of researchers as they try to understand this historic event.
In the immediate future, we will create a book and podcast using the interviews, that will appear at the end of 2024.
How can I donate objects or papers about COVID to the Vermont Historical Society?
We’d love to hear from you about items related to your COVID experience that you would like to donate. Please reach out to the appropriate point person first:
- Oral histories that you or your organization have collected: Amanda Kay Gustin, Director of Collections & Access, email@example.com
- Papers, posters, stickers, photographs, video, other audio: Kate Phillips, Librarian, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Objects (anything 3D): Teresa Teixeira Greene, Collections Manager, email@example.com
- Any other ideas that don’t fit into these categories: Amanda Kay Gustin, Director of Collections & Access, firstname.lastname@example.org
How long will the project last?
The project is funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services from September 2022 – December 2024.