Community Memories Project:

Documenting COVID-19 in Columbia County 

We are living in a truly historic time. We want to help document how we react and respond – as individuals and as a community for future generations. We know that the best way to ensure this content is available to future generations is to gather it proactively right now. We want to archive your experiences through this historic global pandemic. You can submit all forms of media, including but not limited to: stories, photographs, music, poems, artwork, and so much more.  We have partnered with the Historic Depot Society for this project, if you have physical items that you wish to share please contact the Historic Depot for collection information.

The purpose of this project is to encourage agencies, organizations and individuals from across Columbia County to document their actions and experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic, and to provide a mechanism for this documentation to be collected, maintained and shared as a community archive.

At the bottom of this page you can attach files to submit to the project. Thank you for contributing to this community archive!

Required fields are indicated with an *

Community Memories

Submission Statement

Please read each statement and check the Agree box below to indicate your understanding and agreement.

  • I understand that the materials I am contributing today to the Documenting COVID-19 Community Memories Project will be maintained by Columbia County Rural Library District (hereafter CCRLD). I understand that the material/file(s) will be managed in a manner consistent with established professional standards and CCRLD's collection development policy and I place no restrictions on their use or disposition.
  • I agree that CCRLD may make publicly accessible, either immediately or in the future, the material/files I’m submitting for this project.
  • I am eighteen years old or older. Parents or legal guardians may submit material on behalf of their children.
  • I understand that material submitted through this form must not violate any confidentiality, privacy, security or other laws. I agree not to submit material that contains sensitive personal information about other individuals, including personal health information.

  • I give consent to CCRLD to digitally reformat the collection or migrate existing digital content to new technical environments as appropriate for preservation and/or access purposes.
  • I confirm that I own (or have legal authority over) the materials I am submitting. I voluntarily transfer to CCRLD all rights, title, and interests, including non-exclusive intellectual property rights, to these materials.
I agree to the statements above *

Please provide information about the author/photographer/creator of the material you are contributing.

This could be biographical information such as age, gender, occupation, information about how the COVID pandemic has impacted you/your family or changed your routine. If the creator is an agency, business or organization this could be its name plus information about its mission, how long it has been in existence, the impact of the pandemic on it, how it is adapting with the changes, etc. (optional)

Please provide contextual information about the material you are contributing.

Think about what someone 50 or 100 years from now would need to know to understand the context and content of the file(s). For example, give the date the item was created, as well as information about the place or organization, the names of individuals, and the reason why you feel this file helps convey the impact and experience of COVID-19 in Columbia County. etc. (optional)


Submit your items here. Files accepted include documents, spreadsheets, audio recordings, video, and photos. File types allowed for upload are .doc, .docx, .txt, .xls, .xlsx, .odf, .png, .pdf, .mov., .mp3, .mp4, .jpeg, and .tiff. File uploads are limited to 10 files. Each file is limited to 100 MB.

If you wish to submit file types that are not listed above (including social media files and e-mails), files which exceed the 100 MB limit, physical materials, or if you wish to submit more content than this form allows, please contact to discuss options.

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