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About the Quincy Covid Memories project

Quincy Covid Memories is a community memory project documenting life during the corona virus pandemic. This website and the corresponding archive have been created as safe community spaces for people to document and share experiences in their own lives during Covid-19. All accepted submissions to this project will be preserved as a part our community’s historical record in the archives of the Thomas Crane Library.

The Thomas Crane Library, Quincy400 and Quincy Access TV invite individuals living and working in Quincy to participate in this community memory project by contributing submissions about your lived experience during the corona virus pandemic in the following ways:

  • Upload your submissions using the ‘Contributions’ page on this site.
  • Mail in your submission to:

    Thomas Crane Library
    Attn. Local History
    40 Washington Street
    Quincy, MA 02169

    Please include a title, description, creation date, the creator's full name, your full name, and your contact information with all mailed-in submissions.

Please note: All contributions to this moderated archive are reviewed by project staff before they are accepted to the archive and displayed on this website.

More information about what this community memory project is and is not is provided below, and in the project’s Terms and Conditions.

The Quincy Covid Memories project is:

A moderated community space created specifically to enable individuals to safely share their lived experience during the corona virus pandemic.

• Participation is voluntary.

• All submissions go to project staff moderators for review before they are admitted to the archive and potentially shared to this site’s display page.

• Participants may choose to designate their submission to the project as ‘public’ or 'private.' 

• 'Public' submissions whose content is deemed consistent with the described purpose and/or the spirit of this community memory project will be admitted to the archive and published to this website without changes or edits to their content.

• 'Private' submissions whose content is deemed consistent with the described purpose and/or the spirit of this community memory project will be admitted to the archive without changes or edits to their content and will only be available to Library sanctioned researchers.

• This process is for the safety of all who are participating in the project. It also means that there can delays of up to 48 hours between when items are submitted and when they will appear on this site’s display page.

The Quincy Covid Memories project is not:

An unmoderated space or public forum.

• Individuals contributing to this community memory project are expected to understand and respect its described purpose and spirit.

• There is no specific guarantee or ‘right’ to participation. Submissions containing content deemed inconsistent with the described purpose and/or the spirit of this community memory project will be deleted and not entered into the archive.

• Political commentary, opinion pieces, editorials, criticisms of public officials/agencies, and derogatory, demeaning or hateful speech/expression of any kind are all forms of content that are inconsistent with the described purpose of this community memory project.


If you have further questions about any component of this project, please contact project staff at: qulocalhistory@ocln.org.