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Tracking reflections and responses since Milwaukee, Wisconsin's first COVID-19 cases were reported on March 13, 2020, COVID-19 MKE captures a unique moment in time at a community level. The site was designed by UW-Milwaukee Professor Christopher Cantwell and students in his Local History Research Methods class, with the goal of "document[ing] how the Milwaukee area experienced the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020." As of this write-up, close to 200 items have been cataloged. Visitors can browse the full collection on the Contributions page, where there is also a search feature that allows users to filter by item type (e.g. moving image or sound) and keywords, as well as an option to Browse by Tag. The COVID-19 MKE materials capture a range of experiences, including: socially-distanced Easter services, voting amidst a pandemic, and messages of gratitude for healthcare workers. Each archive record includes a title, description, date, and the contributor's name. Readers from Milwaukee interested in contributing an item should visit the Contribute an Item page to learn more. The collection welcomes various media, including stories, photographs, and videos. For more information on the project's purpose, you may enjoy reading some of the news stories written about it (linked on the Press page).
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Date of Scout Publication
May 8th, 2020
Date Of Record Creation
April 27th, 2020 at 5:56pm
Date Of Record Release
April 28th, 2020 at 9:38am
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