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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.|
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.
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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.Back to Top
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.Back to Top
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.
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.
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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||
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.
|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).
Processed by: Jessica Venlet, March 2021
Encoded by: Dawne Howard Lucas, April 2021Back to Top