I am capturing first-hand stories and experiences of people and putting together 2020 pandemic archive for our future generations - this includes front liners, essential workers, individuals going above and beyond, etc.
Any feedback and guidance on the idea would be appreciated.
Also, if anyone has any idea on which direction I can take this concept to, please share the same.
Look at NPR who has been doing audio archives for many, many years. It's not simple or cheap. Their mechanism for collection also depends on the fact they have the ability to broadcast the open call for stories so broadly at little to no cost. And they use their connection to licensed stations to have facilities spread across the country where people can go to record. Having people record at home and send recordings in is risky. There have been telephone collection methods in the past. Just do a little digging, it's not hard to find out exactly how it has been done before.