Living and Dying With COVID-19: The Maryland Stories

THE GLOBAL Z RECORDING PROJECT PROVIDES OPPORTUNITIES FOR MARYLANDERS TO TELL & RECORD THEIR COVID-19 STORIES.

We live in highly unique times. Living in a pandemic world has imposed significant inconveniences, hardships, unforeseeable circumstances, stressed academic and health systems, caused economic damage, psychological trauma, physical illness, and even death. Every human being has been impacted by COVID-19. Every human being has a story to tell.

Storytelling is known to be an incredibly powerful and valuable historical tool. The Global Z Recording Project has partnered with 15 libraries across the state of Maryland. Audio production gear has been installed in these partnering libraries, where all Marylanders may record personal stories of how COVID-19 has impacted and continues to impact their lives. Their voices and stories will become part of the Enoch Pratt Free Library’s Digital Maryland and Maryland State Archives collections where they will be available to benefit all of mankind. In addition, feature stories will be distributed with the assistance of National Public Radio flagship station, WYPR.

Helpful Resources:

Oral History Participant FAQ

Library Partnership Map

Living and Dying Poster

Oral History Participation Agreement Form

Full Press Release