Check Your Shelf: Fall Oakland History Miniseries feat. Dorothy Lazard

Made possible by a Friends of the Oakland Public Library mini-grant, Check Your Shelf: The Oakland Public Library Podcast, invites listeners to take an inside look at OPL. In this miniseries, Dorothy Lazard (Oakland History Center) brings her Fall History lecture series to you.

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Episode 4: Archiving the Pandemic

Dorothy is the interview subject in this final episode of the Fall History Miniseries. Amy Martin, Community Relations Librarian and our usual host, talks with Dorothy about the COVID-19 pandemic and the changes it has brought to our lives. Dorothy shares some early submissions to the Oakland History Center's COVID-19 East Bay Community Archive, a digital record of our pandemic experience that needs your stories.

Contribute to the COVID-19 East Bay Community Archive

Photos, stories, blog posts, videos, art - the Oakland History Center welcomes your contributions to what will be a digital archive of the COVID-19 pandemic in the East Bay. Submissions will be accepted through December 31.

Read more and submit!

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Featured in this Episode:

Dorothy Lazard, Oakland History Center Librarian
Amy Martin, Community Relations Librarian

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has impacted the every day lives of residents in the East Bay. It is important to capture the feelings, memories, and perspectives of people in our communities to accurately preserve this moment in time in our nation and our region. Contribute to the COVID-19 East Bay Community Archive and help us document our history.

Got a local history question for Dorothy or the Oakland History Center? Email, or call (510) 238-3134.