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Coronavirus at UNC collection

 Collection — SharePt: BornDigital_Collections, Folder: SC171 Coronavirus at UNC
Identifier: SC171

Collection Scope and Contents

This collection contains materials from UNC students, faculty, and administrators during the COVID-19 pandemic, much of which is born-digital. There are emails from administration to students, staff, and parents of UNC students that discuss how the campus has been impacted and the measures that will be taken to continue with the spring semester of 2020. There are also video interviews (oral histories) with UNC students, faculty, and Blaine Nickeson, Assistant Vice President for Administration, documenting how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected their lives, work, and education. There are also donated materials from various UNC affiliates that give insight into daily life during the pandemic. This material includes class assignments related to the pandemic; personal photographs and written accounts; “Grim Days” comic drawings; and 1 UNC mask. This collection also contains UNC websites created and updated during the coronavirus pandemic.


  • 2020-03 - 2021


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research with the following caveats: original electronic files in preservation storage are restricted, use copies must be made for researchers and advanced notice may be required. In Julie Lang's materials, names of all people other than donor must be redacted from journal entries before granting access.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright restrictions may apply. User is responsible for all copyright compliance. The following donors retain copyrights for any that they may hold: Anna Williams, Jingying (Crystal) Zhen, Rachel Trujillo, students of Janel Greiman, Julie Lang, Kyle Nelson, and Sonya DeWitt. Please contact the Archives and Special Collections Department for further information.


10.65 GB (341 digital files)

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This collection contains materials documenting the COVID-19 pandemic at the University of Northern Colorado. It includes oral histories, photographs, written accounts, course assignments, and more. Most material is digital.

Acquisition Information

Oral histories facilitated by Laura Uglean Jackson or Aubry Van Oss (intern, spring 2020) via Zoom during spring semester 2020. Emails accumulated by Aubry and saved to digital storage in spring semester 2020. Individual donations were either emailed to Laura and then saved to digital storage or uploaded directly by the donor between March 2020 and September 2020. Photographs by Kate Johnson taken in October 2020. Archives Intern, Nikaiya Lawson, facilitated four additional oral histories in spring 2021. Laura Uglean Jackson conducted a follow-up oral history with Julie Lang in August 2021 (added to collection in 2022).

Materials Available Online

Some materials within this collection are available in Digital UNC: Archived websites are available through Archive-It:

Minimally Processed
Aubry Van Oss, updated by Laura Uglean Jackson
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Edition statement
Finding aid created in 2020. Updated by Laura Uglean Jackson during accessioning in October 2020, February 2021, November 2021, and July 2022.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Northern Colorado Repository

University Libraries
James A. Michener Library L119
Campus Box 48
Greeley CO 80639