While volunteering this week with AHM, I have continued going through the COVID-19 questions & answers for residents in Lackawanna county. As I go through them and determine keywords that appear often, it is clear that many people in Lackawanna county felt similar emotions to one another’s towards the pandemic. Keywords that I’ve been finding are still similar to what I found last week: anxiety, virtual, frustration, etc. Like I said in a previous post, this information is very important to save in a time like this.
This project reminds me of the current project that we are doing in HIS 340: Introduction to Public History. The collecting project that we are doing in HIS 340 focuses on gathering contributions from the Misericordia community so that the university archives can save information about what our community did during the COVID-19 pandemic.
John and I did not have our weekly meeting this week because everything is going smoothly with determining the keywords, so there weren’t many new updates from either of us. Doing this work should take me a couple more weeks to complete, and I’m hoping to get as much done as possible before the semester ends. I’m happy that this project will take a lot of time because of the delay I experienced at the beginning of the semester. I can’t believe that there are only three weeks left of classes already!