Round up of Pandemic Diary Articles & Archives

Articles About Pandemic-Era Diary Writing

Begley, “For the Sake of History, Keep a Cornoavirus Diary,” Medium, March 26, 2020

Burch, “What Will Historians See When They Look Back on the COVID-19 Pandemic of 2020?” New York Times, April 15, 2020

Chen, “Ai Xiaoming and the Quarantine Counter-Diary,” LA Review of Books, March 12, 2021

Daley, “Note to Self: A Pandemic is a Great Time to Keep at Diary,” The Conversation, Sept. 2020

Geisel, “Journal-Writing in the Time of Corona,” The Rambling, Oct. 23, 2020

Kohli, “How to Keep a Quarantine Diary,” Boston Globe, April 26, 2020

Maitland, “There’s Never Been a Better Moment to Start a Diary,” Vogue UK, July 11, 2020

Miller, “Why You Should Start a Coronavirus Diary,” New York Times, April 13, 2020

Nimura, “The Value of Writing Our Way Out of a Tumultuous Year,” PBS News Hour, Nov. 13, 2020 (video)

Ome, “Dear Diary: This is My Life in Quarantine,” The Atlantic, August 6, 2020

Rittenberg, “The Importance of Pandemic Diaries,” BookRiot, July 7, 2020

Sneider, “The Race to Collect the Pandemic’s History — as It Unfolds,” Wired, Aug. 20, 2020

Waldman, “Dear Diary, The World is Burning,” The New Yorker, April 10, 2020

Wiess, “I’m keeping an Instagram pandemic diary. When should I stop?” Boston Globe, March 16, 2021

Wilkinson, “Plague journals and the need to capture time,” Vox, March 11, 2021

Archives Gathering Pandemic Diaries & Journals

A Journal of the Plague Year

Coronavirus Chronicles

Covid Stories

COVID-19 Journal Project, Wisconsin Historical Society

Beyond 2020 Living History

The Diary Files, State Library New South Wales

The Mass Observation Project

NYC Covid-19 Oral History, Narrative and Memory Archive, Columbia University

Pandemic Diaries Project, Cal State LA

Pandemic Diaries Project, NYPL

Stories of the Pandemic, U of Alberta 

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