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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 [email protected].

Local History COVID-19 Archive Submission Form

Sketchbook Archive Project

Last year, we handed out hundreds of sketchbooks to document Saskatoon residents and their experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are now asking patrons to return the sketchbooks and add them to the COVID-19 Local History Archive in order to preserve the memory of these historical times for future generations to come.

Sketchbooks can be dropped off at any library through the book drop, along with a 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.

Photographs of Saskatoon during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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

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

There are many ways individuals are coping with the pressures of the pandemic, including humour.