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Emergency Archive

Help us document life in Central Maine during the COVID-19 pandemic by submitting your stories, images, oral history interviews, and videos to the Heart of Maine Emergency Archive.

We welcome anything created by you including audio or video diaries, journal entries, letters, photographs, drawings, personal recollections, and interviews with friends and family.

We also invite you to share stories about living through other times of emergency and upheaval. Did you experience the April Fools' Day Flood of 1987, the Ice Storm of 1998, or other historic disasters? What personal memories or stories of community resilience do you have of those times? How have past events prepared you for our current moment of crisis?

Click here to submit a text-based story or to upload an image, oral history interview, video, or audio recording.

If you prefer to share your story by phone, letter, or email, please contact us and one of our project partners will get in touch!

For questions to help guide your self-reflection or interview, please see Suggested Questions. For more information about conducting an oral history interview, see Tips for Interviewers.

With permission, your story will be preserved for future generations and shared online under the terms of a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.