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George Washington University COVID-19 collection

Identifier: RG0155

Scope and Contents

The collection was created by the University Archivist and contains material collected by the Archives as well as by faculty.


  • Creation: 2020-2021

Conditions Governing Access

Some materials are restricted.

Conditions Governing Use

To the extent that he/she owns copyright, the donor has assigned the copyright in her works to The George Washington University; however, copyright in other items in this collection may be held by their respective creators. For activities that the researcher determines fall under fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. Please contact Special Collections if the copyright status of the materials you wish to reuse is unclear. Staff will provide additional information.

For re-use of materials in the collection not created by the donor, researchers are responsible for determining who may hold materials' copyrights, determining if the intended re-use falls under fair use, and obtaining approval from the copyright holder if the intended use does not fall under fair use. For such materials, researchers do not need anything further from The George Washington University’s Special Collections Research Center.

Biographical / Historical

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. George Washington University pivoted to online learning at that time. This collection is an effort to document and identify for future researchers how the University responded to the virus.


100 item(s) (Contains video oral histories, images and other digital files.) : All digital.

Language of Materials



This collection documents the experiences of the students, staff, faculty and community during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Collection will be organized into series. There will be series for the web archives and social media; the student survey conducted by the University Archvies; and the material collected and donated by faculty.

Physical Location

Records are stored on a web-accessible server.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was partially harvested and archived through Archive-It and Social Feed Manager. The video files were transferred and donated by the person being interviewed.

Guide to the George Washington University COVID-19 collection, 2020-2021
Collection Level Record
Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University Repository

George Washington University Gelman Library
2130 H Street NW
Washington DC 20052 United States of America