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Libraries will reopen in multiple phases with limited capacity & services starting Aug 25. Learn about our Path to Reopening.

Local History wants to hear about your experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic. Send us your photos, videos, audio recordings, written thoughts, diaries, memes, drawings, or anything else that reflects your individual experience of this time. These materials will be stored and help create a permanent record of what life was like in our city during the pandemic.

This project complements other community archiving projects being undertaken by the University of Saskatchewan and the Western Development Museum.

You can send us your contributions in one of two ways:

1. Submit using the webform on this page.

2. Fill out the PDF form below and send it, along with your materials, to lhstaff@saskatoonlibrary.ca.

Local History COVID-19 Archive Submission Form

Sketchbook Archive Project

Show us your artistry and contribute it to the Local History COVID-19 Archive.

Free sketchbooks will be available at various locations around the city. Email lhstaff@saskatoonlibrary.ca if you wish to obtain a free sketchbook. Or, if you wish to use a sketchbook already in your possession, go ahead!

Sketch your feelings, thoughts or anything else related to the COVID-19 pandemic. If you’d like to contribute your drawings and writings to the COVID-19 Sketchbook Archive, return your completed sketchbook at any library via the books drops.

The sketchbooks will become a unique addition to Saskatoon Public Library’s collection, stored and maintained in Local History capturing the many experiences of this historical moment in our community. We ask that all sketchbooks returned to the library as a contribution to the Local History include a completed Local History submission form.

View Current Submissions

Click the buttons below to view current submissions to the COVID-19 Archive, by category. Please note, views expressed in these submissions are not those of the SPL, but of individual contributors.

Personal stories from local individuals about their COVID-19 experiences.
STORIES

Photographs of Saskatoon during the COVID-19 pandemic.
GALLERY

Materials showcasing how local businesses and organizations adapted to the COVID-19 pandemic crisis.
LOCAL BUSINESSES & ORGANIZATIONS

Broader reflections on COVID-19 and what it means for Saskatoon, society, and the world.
COMMENTARY

There are many ways individuals are coping with the pressures of the pandemic, including humour.
HUMOUR, RECIPES & MORE