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Carroll County Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) collection

Identifier: LH-0128

Scope and Contents

The Carroll County Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) collection contains documents and other records generated by Georgia Governor Brian Kemp and other public officials, the Center for Disease Control, the Georgia Department of Public Health (District 4), the Carroll County Board of Health, Tanner Health Systems, the Carroll County Health Department, the Carroll County Board of Commissioners, Carrollton's Mayor and City Council, the Carroll County Court System, the Solicitor-General's Office for the State Court of Carroll County, the University of West Georgia, churches and other local establishments, the media, and individuals. Materials include Governor Kemp's executive orders, city and county state of emergency orders, a timeline of the epidemic in Carroll County (March-May 2020), judicial orders, newspaper articles, press releases, public notices, reports, flyers, minutes and agendas, website screen shots, social media posts, newsletters, guides and protocols, photographs, PowerPoint slides, tracking spreadsheets, poetry and original artwork, a journal, and response pieces.


  • 2020 - 2021

Conditions Governing Access

Open to all users; no restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

All rights held by the University of West Georgia.

Biographical / Historical

The international COVID-19 pandemic became a local issue in Georgia, Carroll County, and Carrollton in March 2020. On March 14, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp declared a statewide public health emergency, the first in Georgia's history. The Carroll County Board of Commissioners followed suit two days later and the leadership of Carrollton made their own declaration on March 18. On March 24, with the number of locally confirmed cases climbing, the Carroll County Board of Health took additional steps to slow the spread of the virus. This put in place the following day the "Shelter in Place" measure that all Carroll County residents lived under until Governor Kemp's statewide shelter in place order, issued on April 3, expired at midnight on April 30.

During Spring Semester 2020, UWG Special Collections staffers set out to document the social and historical impact of the COVID-19 pandemic with a focus on how the outbreak affected the west Georgia region. The materials collected show how the outbreak affected and disrupted virtually every aspect of daily life in the area.


1.26 Linear Feet (3 boxes and Digital Files)




Documents and other records related to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) epidemic in Carroll County, Georgia, in 2020-2021. Items include both paper and digital files and a lapel button.


Arranged by type. Documents arranged in chronological order.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Items collected by Ingram Library's Special Collections staff.

Guide to the Carroll County Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Collection
Catherine Hendricks
February 2021
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the University of West Georgia Special Collections Repository

Special Collections, Ingram Library
University of West Georgia
1601 Maple Street
Carrollton GA 30118-2000 United States