Object Type: Folder
In Folder: AR.2020.014 The COVID-19 Files: Austin Responds to a Pandemic
Blog posts created by Dina Abramson in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Social media posts and video content created by the Austin History Center in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Videos feature staff of the Austin History Center.
Amalia Rodriguez-Mendoza posted selfies on Instagram every day during the COVID-19 pandemic. Her captions document what was going on locally and in her life in 2020-2021. Amalia Rodriguez-Mendoza, born in 1946 in Del Rio, Texas, is the long-serving Travis County (Texas) District Clerk. She is also very active in various civic and community organizations, especially those focused on the rights and needs of women and Hispanics.
Original video and written works created by Dale Bridges as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic including the series "Diary of a Retail Worker" and "Unmasking the Virus: A Retail Diary of the Plague Years". Dale Bridges is a fiction writer, essayist, and freelance journalist. His writing has been featured in more than thirty publications, including The Rumpus, The Masters Review, and Barrelhouse Magazine. For several years, Dale was the arts-and-entertainment editor at an alternative newspaper called Boulder Weekly, where he wrote an award-winning humor column titled That’s Irrelevant. He has also won awards from the Society of Professional Journalists for his feature writing, narrative nonfiction, and cultural criticism. He has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize on several occasions, and his essays and short stories have been anthologized. His essay, “Off the Grid,” was selected for inclusion in Sundress Publications’ Best of the Net 2012. He lives in Austin with his wife and two cats. He is currently working on his first novel.
Project files, video, and photographs documenting the Asian American fundraiser event "Celebration of Love: A Civic Fundraiser for COVID-19." The event was performed online on May 2. The musical performances in the concert featured six locally and internationally known South Asian-American vocalists and musicians - Babna Karim, Raka Bhaduri, Argha Guha, Chandan Zaman Ali, Pooja Paul Choudhury, Shubhro Banerjee, Reshmi Chowdhury. In this difficult time, the concert aimed to give a soothing musical experience, while raising funds for low income Asian Americans in Central Texas as well as the underprivileged people in Bangladesh. Reshmi Chowdhury organized and hosted the fundraiser, which was acknowledged by the Asian American Quality of Life (AAQoL) Commission and is being archived by the Austin History Center. KOOP aired the music program that aimed to uplift the community spirit and to encourage local artists, without the fundraising content.
Social media posts created by Lisa Del Dotto in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Social media photo and video posts created by Haley Elander in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. "A story of an inflatable friend Wacky during shelter in place. The videos are a series of an inflatable friend named Wacky that was a fun entertainment series I made while sheltering in place during COVID-19 in Austin, TX. He was originally given to me as a gift for a pool float, but during this time became a silly virtual outlet of fun, gained lots of fans, and made my friends and family laugh."
Photographs created by Tiffany Felan as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Social media posts created by Charlie Jackson in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Social media posts created by SolAna Renteria in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.