"Maine Remembers the Coronavirus Pandemic" Video

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In the fall of 2020, the McGillicuddy Humanities Center at the University of Maine began interviewing Mainers about their experiences during the global SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) pandemic of 2020. This video offers a preview of the project. Full interviews with Mainers that were directly, dramatically and immediately impacted by the arrival of coronavirus-19 and the ensuing shutdown of the state’s economy will be transcribed, indexed and made public. The project, for which this video was created, will employ the Center's Director and a Humanities Specialist to interview diverse Maine voices on their pandemic experiences, including small business operators, front-line medical practitioners, and residents of rehabilitation or nursing homes. These interviews and oral histories will be made public through Fogler Library’s University of Maine COVID-19 Community Archive to ensure researchers and the public can access the stories for generations to come. Interviewees in video: Abigail Carroll, Nonesuch Oysters, Scarborough, ME (interviewed September 26, 2020). Angela Okafor, Tropical Tastes and Styles International Market, Bangor, ME (interviewed October 8, 2020). Gibran Graham, Briar Patch Books, Bangor, ME (interviewed November 10, 2020).

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Content captured from YouTube by Matthew Revitt, University Archivist on March 19, 2020.

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