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“But I Can Remember Stories”


When the COVID-19 outbreak first began, people reached out to University Archives in the Libraries’ Mahn Center for Archives and Special Collections in hopes of finding more information about the similarities between today’s global pandemic and the 1918 flu pandemic from over a century ago.  

“Now, institutions, media organizations and archives around the nation are trying to collect and record [memories],” said Logan Sander, host from the video podcast Midstory. “And we are finding out, the things that are left behind and memorialized in time…can offer answers and clarity to ourselves in the future, near and far.”

Listen as Sander talks with the Mahn Center’s Bill Kimok, University archivist and records manager, Miriam Intrator, special collections librarian, and Jade Braden, student intern who recorded her own memories from this past year, about preserving those moments in time—and what researchers will look at to remember this historic time in our global history.

To read more about OHIO Libraries Preserving Student History during the Coronavirus
contact Bill Kimok.