Special Collections is collecting and curating material related to the impact of COVID-19 on campus, in Carrollton, and in Carroll County. Materials include government documents, newspaper articles, personal narratives, social media posts, creative works, photographs, and other materials. Portions of the collection are available online here.

Share your COVID-19 Experience with UWG's Special Collections!

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a sudden and world-changing event. Ingram Library's Special Collections at the University of West Georgia wants to collect and preserve the history of its impact on the west Georgia region as this unprecedented event unfolds. We want to know how this experience has impacted you, your family, education, business, and well-being. Years from now, historians, scholars, students, and others will also want to understand how our community reacted to the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Your voice is important and we need your help!  

We would like to collect the materials you are creating right now that document this time and submit them for archiving and future research. The different forms can be as varied as your experiences.  

Some examples of items that could be included are:   

- signs and/or art 
- screenshots of social media posts 
- audio/video recordings of events, classes, workouts, spoken words and music shared online
- photographs of your home and surroundings that illustrate changes in your life 
- examples of classroom work or lectures given online 
- homeschool schedules or other daily routines for parents working from home 
- your own journal entries and letters documenting your experience   
- unusual homemade masks and other creative protective gear    
- other items that show how you and your church, family, friends, etc., responded to the pandemic

At Special Collections’s discretion, donated items may enter the permanent collection, where they will be used for scholarly and educational purposes. These purposes may include appearing in displays and exhibits, broadcasts, newspaper articles, and/or other ways of sharing the collection on campus and in the community. 

Digital Donations

Donations to this collection using the submission form link below may be in the form of digital photographs, text files, PDFs, spreadsheets, presentations, audio files, video files, etc., but, to protect your privacy, should not include personal health information. There is also an opportunity to record your thoughts directly into the submission form. Please contact Special Collections at special@westga.edu to contribute electronic files greater than 100 MB in size. 

Non-Digital Donations

If you have objects that you would like to contribute, please complete the submission form via the link below and then contact Ingram Library's Special Collections at special@westga.edu.  

If you have any questions, please contact special@westga.edu. Thank you for your interest in this project and we look forward to your submissions.