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Library of Congress Builds New Collections Documenting COVID-19 Pandemic | Library of Congress

The Library’s wide-ranging collecting to document the COVID-19 pandemic includes such artworks as “Mask Up” by Lisa Vollrath and “La Teacher” by Alfredo Ponce, both courtesy of Amplifier, the photograph “Donut Line” by Peter Rintels, “Seniors First” by Toni Lane and “Thank You” by Thomas Wimberly, courtesy of Amplifier. Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.

Collections Include Photographs of Community Impact, Web Archiving of Public Health Data and Artist Responses to the Health Crisis

Press Contact: Brett Zongker, (202) 707-1639, bzongker@loc.gov

As the world marks the one-year anniversary of the global COVID-19 pandemic, the Library of Congress has been collecting materials and documenting this time in history through a variety of initiatives.

The Library’s rapid-response collecting since the start of lockdowns and social distancing measures over the past year has included acquiring photographs that document the pandemic’s impact on individuals and communities, capturing artists’ responses to the outbreak, mapping the pandemic’s spread and archiving the world’s response online

“The extraordinary impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in our communities, families and social interactions is unlike anything we’ve seen in the past century,” said Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden.

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“Archivists and librarians at the Library of Congress are committed to documenting and preserving this difficult time in history through the eyes of artists…”

Source: Library of Congress Builds New Collections Documenting COVID-19 Pandemic | Library of Congress