Missoula County and the University of Montana’s Mansfield Library are working together to create an archive of the Missoula community’s experience with the COVID-19 pandemic. The archive includes oral history interviews, documents and other materials from businesses, local government, nonprofits, and individuals around Missoula County. The purpose of the Missoula County COVID-19 Documentation Project is to create a rich collection of sources that can help us understand what is likely to be one of the most important historical events of the 21st century. In particular, the project seeks to document how people understood the pandemic, how they responded to it, and how the decisions they and others made shaped the experience of the pandemic in Missoula County.
The collection is administered by the Archives & Special Collections Department of the Mansfield Library.