Community Archive Project

Community Archive Project Hands holding a Globe

The Nevada County Community Library is working to preserve the narrative of this historic period in time by asking community members to send in items they’ve created during the COVID-19 crisis.  Items will create a snapshot of the county’s experience with COVID-19 and the resilience of the community.  Community members of all ages and talents are encouraged to submit.

We are collecting journal entries, poetry, short stories (up to 1500 words), drawings, paintings and photos.  Please submit only items that you own or have created.

How to Submit

Items may be submitted using one of the following options:

Community Archive Project

Attn: Laura Pappani

980 Helling Way

Nevada City, CA, 95959

All submissions must be accompanied by an Archival Contribution form found at the website above or available at any library branch. Please contact your local branch for more information.

Submissions received will be reviewed for value to local history, merit and appropriateness.  Once reviewed, items will be preserved in the local library collections and added to the library website or sent to the California State Library for their collection.  Please note that the Archive Project has no obligation to use all submissions but will do its best to preserve items best suited for the project.  Items submitted cannot be returned so keeping personal copies is encouraged.  All work must not violate any confidentiality, privacy, security or other laws.

Journal Prompts

Librarians are looking to answer questions such as; What feelings do people have? What are they doing during this time? What activities are popular? What do people miss?  What makes people grateful or nervous?  if you need help figuring out what to write or say, a journal entry template is avalable at the link below.

Journal Prompt