Collection Number: 70097

Collection Title: Carolina COVID-19 Archive, 2020-2021

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held in the Wilson Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in our reading room, and not digitally available through the World Wide Web. See the Duplication Policy section for more information.


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Size Approximately 141 items (8.725 gigabytes)
Abstract This collection contains donated and found materials related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The collection documents the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s decision to suspend in-person classes, planning for Fall 2020 semester, and implementation of various policies and plans to address teaching, learning, and working at the university. The collection also includes personal accounts of the pandemic for University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill affiliates as well as North Carolinians from the surrounding communities.
Creator University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. University Archives and Records Service.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Restrictions to Use
No usage restrictions.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Carolina COVID-19 Archive #70097, University Archives, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
In 2020, University Archives began collecting materials pertaining to the COVID-19 pandemic. New materials are added to this collection on a periodic basis, including: Acc. 20210219.3 (February 2021) and 20210330.5 (March 2021).
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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The following terms from Library of Congress Subject Headings suggest topics, persons, geography, etc. interspersed through the entire collection; the terms do not usually represent discrete and easily identifiable portions of the collection--such as folders or items.

Clicking on a subject heading below will take you into the University Library's online catalog.

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On March 13, 2020, the President of the United States declared a national emergency in response to the growing number of COVID-19 cases nationwide. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill pivoted to online learning at that time. This collection is an effort to document and identify for future researchers how the University, the Town of Chapel Hill, and surrounding communities responded to the pandemic.

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The collection contains donated and found materials related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The collection includes many websites and video content produced by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to share information about policies, procedures, "community standards,” and planning related to teaching, learning, and working during the pandemic. Collection of these materials began in March 2020. The collection contains material documenting a selection of virtual programming and events associated with University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The collection contains statements and demands made by graduate student workers and the NC Public Service Workers Union regarding safe working conditions and compensation for workers. The collection contains websites, photographs, journals and other writings, and video documenting personal experiences of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill faculty, staff and students as well as North Carolinians from surrounding communities. Some of these materials were donated following an open call for anyone to submit to the Carolina COVID-19 Archive.

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Contents list

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. COVID-19 Website Archives, 2020-2021

This series includes many websites and other content produced by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to share information about policies, procedures, "community standards," and planning related to teaching, learning, and working during the pandemic. Collection of these materials began in March 2020. This includes the Carolina Together website, select video messages from the Chancellor, teaching and learning resource websites, Office of Human Resources and Registrar policies, Carolina Athletics news, podcasts and other virtual programming, and more.

The COVID-19 Pandemic Web Archive Collection 2021 #70097, Series: "1. COVID-19 Website Archives, 2020-2021"

119 archived websites

The COVID-19 Pandemic web archive collection is organized into subject groups, which are listed alphabetically. Records include websites harvested through Archive-It beginning in 2020.

Groups include: Experiences and Virtual Events; News; Student and Worker Statements; UNC Covid-19 Information Portals; and UNC Health Care and Campus Health; University Administration; University Departments; University Athletics

To view the websites, go to https://archive-it.org/collections/13801.

The University Archives web archive collection 2021 #70097, Series: "1. COVID-19 Website Archives, 2020-2021"

The University Archives web archive collection also contains many university websites that share COVID-19 related information and stories. This includes The Well, UNC News, Chancellor’s website, UNC OHR website, and others.

To view the websites, go to https://archive-it.org/collections/3491.

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This series includes websites and other content produced by members of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill community following an open calls for submissions to the Carolina COVID-19 Archive.

Digital Folder DF-70097/1

COVID Diary #70097, Series: "2. Carolina COVID-19 Archive Submissions, 2020-2021" DF-70097/1

Diary submitted by Gavin J. Woolard. A PDF copy is available in the Digital Collections Repository. The orginal Google document version is available via Archive-It.

Digital Folder DF-70097/2

LDOC During COVID #70097, Series: "2. Carolina COVID-19 Archive Submissions, 2020-2021" DF-70097/2

Contributor Dr. Kelly A. Hogan shared that "[this is] a video aimed at students in the College of the Arts and Sciences for some last day of class (LDOC) fun." The video was created on TikTok and also shared on Twitter.

Digital Folder DF-70097/3

Places: An Interactive Diary of March and April 2020 #70097, Series: "2. Carolina COVID-19 Archive Submissions, 2020-2021" DF-70097/3

Diary submitted by Kieran Patel.

Digital Folder DF-70097/4

Quarantine Signs in Chapel Hill and Carrboro, May 2020 #70097, Series: "2. Carolina COVID-19 Archive Submissions, 2020-2021" DF-70097/4

Photographs of coronavirus and quarantine-related signs posted around Chapel Hill and Carrboro taken by Maria Estorino.

ZigZagLife: The Personal, Professional, and Everything in Between #70097, Series: "2. Carolina COVID-19 Archive Submissions, 2020-2021" DF-70097/4

Personal blog of UNC professor Mimi V. Chapman.

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17 items
Digital Folder DF-70097/5

"In this Moment" recordings and interview transcripts, 2020 #70097, Series: "3. In This Moment: Stories and Reflections during the COVID-19 Situation, 2020" DF-70097/5

Short interviews conducted between April and June 2020 by the UNC Partnerships in Aging Program. Eight participants shared reflections on life during the initial stages of the COVID-19 pandemic and stay at home orders in North Carolina. Participants are identified by first name: Peggy (age 81), Brad (age 67), Bonnie (age 74), Kimberly (age 37), Cathy (age 66), Lisa (age 56), Jean (age 77), and Eva (age 69).

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Processing Information

Processed by: Jessica Venlet, March 2021

Encoded by: Dawne Howard Lucas, April 2021

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