Sonoma Responds: A Community Memory Archive

Sonoma Responds

Sonoma Responds: A Community Memory Archive has closed for submissions.

Launched in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Sonoma Responds: A Community Memory Archive invited community members to document the impact of the pandemic, social justice activism, local wildfires, and the presidential election. The archive collected photographs, videos, letters, zines, signs, blog and social media posts, and creative works such as novels, poetry and drawings, even an album of coronavirus-related songs.

Explore this community archive through our digital collections.

This archive will also be available through our online partners such as Online Archive of California, Calisphere, Internet Archive, and the Digital Public Library of America.

In 2021, the California Library Association recognized Sonoma Responds with Best in Show at the PRExcellence Awards, stating it was “a timely and meaningful project for this unusual time.”

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