CFP: COVID-19 American History Project

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The American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress is proud to announce the launch of the COVID-19 American History Project (CAHP). The multiyear initiative will document, archive, and make accessible Americans’ experiences with COVID-19, to strengthen understanding of American life during the COVID-19 pandemic. The project will focus on the collection and preservation of oral histories—a powerful medium for sharing one’s experiences. Deadline for applications is June 20, 2023.

The American Folklife Center is now soliciting applications for an oral history award for researchers to document the experiences of frontline workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The award will provide up to $30,000 to each recipient. Applicants are asked to submit an initial concept paper by June 20 using the link above. Select applicants will be asked to submit full project proposals. Documentation from these projects will be archived at the American Folklife Center. Second, staff at the American Folklife Center have created an online resource guide, highlighting collections of COVID-19 documentation at the Library of Congress and many significant COVID-19 oral history initiatives already underway across the United States.

For more information on the COVID-19 American History Project, please contact the American Folklife Center at: [email protected].

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