Wichita Public Library
Log Number: ARPML-250486-OMLS-22
The Wichita Public Library (WPL) will document COVID-19 in Wichita and the surrounding area, highlighting the experiences of healthcare workers, front line workers, students, educators, and its minority communities. Collecting and sharing a wide variety of oral and written experiences, photographs, and other ephemera from the pandemic will help Wichitans gain a better understanding of the impacts of COVID-19 on our community and will help foster a shared experience for those who felt the isolation of the pandemic. In addition, WPL will also digitize and provide access to City of Wichita ordinances and building codes from the early 20th century. This will allow the Library to better preserve the only known original copies of these titles, while making them available to a wider audience.