In This Together: Documenting COVID-19 in the Commonwealth Collection

Abstract

In This Together: Documenting COVID-19 in the Commonwealth Collection (dated 2020; 346 MB; 189 digital files) comprises digital photographs, diary entries, and personal narratives that document the effect of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Kentucky.

Descriptive Summary

Title
In This Together: Documenting COVID-19 in the Commonwealth Collection
Date
2020
Extent
346 Megabytes
Subjects
Coronavirus infections -- Social aspects -- United States -- Kentucky
COVID-19 (disease)
Epidemics -- Kentucky.
Diaries -- United States -- Kentucky.
Arrangement
Collection is arranged alphabetically.
Finding Aid Author
Megan Mummey
Preferred Citation
2020ms084: [identification of item], In This Together: Documenting COVID-19 in the Commonwealth Collection, 2020, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
In April of 2020, the University of Kentucky Libraries Special Collections Research Center launched "In This Together: Documenting COVID-19 in the Commonwealth" an initiative to gather photographs, documents, audio, and other materials to document the effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic of 2020 on the people of Kentucky.
Scope and Content
In This Together: Documenting COVID-19 in the Commonwealth Collection (dated 2020; 346 MB; 189 digital files) comprises digital photographs, diary entries, and personal narratives that document the effect of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Kentucky. The materials document mask usage, store and restaraunt closures, remote learning, community art projects, and people's personal experiences with sickness. Cities documented include Lexington, Louisville, Wilmore, Carrollton, Nicholasville, Frankfort, Danville, Crestwood, Versailles, Stanton, Frankfort, and Georgetown. Counties include Fayette, Jefferson, Boyle, Scott, Franklin, Jessamine, Fleming, Powell, Woodford, and Oldham. Formats include JPEG, pdf, and M4A audio files.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.

Contents of the Collection

Anonymous 1, 2020 May

Barbershop window in Lexington, Kentucky, with sign that says "Due to coronavirus we will be closed until further notice. Sorry for the inconvenience", photograph is annotated, 2020 May 16

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Basketball before and after COVID-19, photograph is annotated, 2020 May 26

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Basketball hoop in Lexington with no net during the COVID-19 Pandemic of 2020, photograph is annotated, 2020 May 15

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Oscar Diggs restaurant in Lexington, Kentucky, with sign advertising carry out alcohol during the COVID-19 Pandemic of 2020, photograph is annotated, 2020 May 13

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Empty park baseball field in Lexington, Kentucky, during the COVID-19 Pandemic of 2020, photograph is annotated, 2020 May 16

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Grace Baptist Church in Lexington, Kentucky, during the COVID-19 Pandemic of 2020, photograph is annotated, 2020 May 16

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"COVID-19 Home-Incarceration Laundromat", photograph is annotated, 2020 May 14

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Sign advertising COVID-19 testing in Lexington, Kentucky, during the COVID-19 Pandemic of 2020, photograph is annotated, 2020 May 15

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"Political weaponizations of a minor virus" digital compilation of images showing the creator imposed over a house with bars, photograph is annotated, 2020 May 16

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"Prisoner of the COVID-19 Fascist Statists", creator with bars superimposed, 2020 May 11

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Minton's restaurant on North Limestone in Lexington, Kentucky, open following the shutdown during the COVID-19 Pandemic of 2020, photograph is annotated, 2020 May 16

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Military surplus store on Loudon Avenue in Lexington, Kentucky, during the COVID-19 Pandemic of 2020, photograph annotated, 2020 May 16

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Charmed Life Tattoo parlour with closed sign on North Limestone in Lexington, Kentucky, during the COVID-19 Pandemic of 2020, photograph is annotated, 2020 May 16

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Restaurant in Lexington, Kentucky, with carry-out sign during the COVID-19 Pandemic of 2020, photograph is annotated, 2020 May 13

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Anonymous 2, 2019-2020 May

"First Featured Article", 2019-2020 April

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"My COVID-19 Bootcamp - Learning to Put Me First", 2020 March-May

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"Will child mary help me through this time?", 2020 April 28

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Basuray, Rita, 2020 May-June

Biographical note

Rita Basuray is a staff member at the University of Kentucky who teaches short courses. She could retire, but chooses to continue teaching. Her hobby is painting.

In This Together - Rita Basuray COVID-19 reflections, 2020 June 26

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"Together 24/7 for COVID-19", 2020 May 12

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Boyle County family, 2020 June 11

In this Together - Boyle County family COVID-19 reflections, 2020 June 11

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Bryan, Ruth, 2020 April 16-22

Biographical note

Ruth Bryan was born in 1971 in Tucupita, Venezuela. She is the University Archivist in the Special Collections Research Center in the University of Kentucky libraries. She moved to Lexington in 2011.

Home work setup with cat, Mosca, photographs, 2020 April 22

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Green light in living room symbolizing compassion to honor the lives of people who died due to COVID-19, photograph, 2020 April 22

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View of house with green light in window symbolizing compassion to honor the lives of people who died due to COVID-19, photograph, 2020 April 22

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Making bleach water solution for household cleaning during COVID-19 pandemic, photograph, 2020 April 22

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Ruth Bryan's hair length on the day she would have gotten a haircut, photographs, 2020 April 22

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Recording studio set up by Ruth Bryan to record her voice to submit for a virtual church choir video (Episcopal Church of St Michael the Archangel in Lexington), photograph, 2020 April 22

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Home work setup, photograph, 2020 April 22

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Chairs set up for a social distancing visit with Ruth Bryan in her mother's, Carole Gnatuk, driveway, photograph, 2020 April 22

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Zoom meeting animal interruptions, photograph, 2020 April 16

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Virtual yoga session, photograph, 2020 April 22

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Chen, Yunqui, 2020 May 12

Biographical note

Yunqui Chen is a student at the University of Kentucky.

"Brief View of Coronavirus Epidemic in the United States", 2020 May 12

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Christensen, Tracy, 2020 Spring

Biographical note

Tracy Christensen is an Administrative Assistant for Facilities Management Medical Center at the University of Kentucky and has been able to work from home during the pandemic.

Tracy Christensen's son Kristian attending virtual non traditional instruction in Jessamine County during the COVID-19 Pandemic of 2020, photograph, 2020 Spring

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Green lights, symbolizing compassion to honor the lives of people who died due to COVID-19, outside Tracy Christensen's home in Jessamine County, Kentucky, photograph, 2020 Spring

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Combs, Rachel, 2020 March-May

Biographical note

Rachel Combs works in the University of Kentucky Science and Engineering library and lives in Scott County.

Recorded journal entry in which Rachel Combs shares her initial thoughts, fears, and challenges after working remotely and teaching her son during the first week of COVID-19 "healthy at home" self-quarantine, 2020 March 21

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Recorded journal entry by Rachel Combs, entitled "A View From a Special Needs Parent During the COVID-19 Pandemic", 2020 May 1

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Coulston, Melissa, 2020 May 24

Biographical note

Melissa Coulston grew up in Northern Kentucky and attended the University of Kentucky for an Undergraduate degree and late a Graduate Degree in Art History. Currently, she is a librarian at the Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives, a job she started right before the state of emergency was declared in Kentucky during the COVID-19 Pandemic of 2020.

In This Together - Melissa Coulston COVID-19 reflections, 2020 May 24

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Doty, Sarajane, 2020 April 26

Biographical note

Sarajane Doty earned a Master's degree from the University of Kentucky in allied health education in 1991. She worked at the Bluegrass Community and Technical College.

In This Together - Sarajane Doty COVID-19 reflections, 2020 April 26

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Sarajane Doty's COVID-19 craft, pinecone zinnias, photographs, 2020 April 26

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Fitch, Dani, 2020 July

Biographical note

Dani Fitch is a 25 year old barber in Louisville, Kentucky. Fitch is a caregiver for her father, who has high risk factors for complications from COVID-19.

In This Together - Dani Fitch COVID-19 reflections, 2020 July 5

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Dani Fitch, a Lexington barber, in mask giving a haircut, photograph, 2020 July

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Guthrie, Joseph, 2020 May 1

Biographical note

Joseph Guthrie is a current student at the University of Kentucky.

"Spring break travel during the 2020 coronavirus pandemic" by Joseph Guthrie, 2020 May 1

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Hartsough, Leanna, 2020 May 1

Biographical note

Leanna Hartsough is a PhD student in Communication and Interpersonal Communication Instructor at the University of Kentucky.

"The Uncertainty" poem written while Leanna Hartsough (a UK student) self-quarantined with COVID-19 symptoms but was unable to get tested due to test scarcity, 2020 May 1

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Hash, Steven, 2020 March-July

Biographical note

Steven Hash is a production assistant at a television station in Lexington, Kentucky.

In This Together - Steven Hash COVID-19 reflections, 2020 July 22

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Cinemark Movie Theater at Fayette Mall in Lexington, Kentucky, during the COVID-19 Pandemic of 2020, photographs, 2020 March 22

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Sign at the Cinemark Movie Theater at Fayette Mall in Lexington, Kentucky, during the COVID-19 Pandemic of 2020, photograph, 2020 March 22

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Higgins, Regina, 2020 March-June

Biographical note

Regina is a writer, who lives with her husband in Lexington, Kentucky.

"Higgins Signs of Life", 2020 May 4

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Sign saying "Everything Will Be OK" in a shop window at the corner of Winslow and Maxwell Streets in Lexington, Kentucky, during the COVID-19 Pandemic of 2020, photograph, 2020 March 25

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Chalk sign saying "Sometimes Carrying on is the Super Human Achievement" on a wall outside a Lexington, Kentucky, home during the COVID-19 Pandemic of 2020, photograph, 2020 March 27

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Closing notice for coffee shop High on Art and Coffee in Lexington, Kentucky, during the COVID-19 Pandemic of 2020, photograph, 2020 March

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Chalk sign on ground at corner of Old Park and Central in Lexington, Kentucky, during the COVID-19 Pandemic of 2020, photograph, 2020 April 3

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Chalk drawing on wall outside of house in Lexington, Kentucky, during the COVID-19 Pandemic of 2020, photograph, 2020 April 6

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Sign in shop window at the corner of Maxwell and Wood in Lexington, Kentucky, during the COVID-19 Pandemic of 2020, photograph, 2020 May 2

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"I Can't Breathe!" sign advertising a Black Lives Matter protest in Lexington, Kentucky, photograph, 2020 May 30

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Black Lives Matter chalk drawing on sidewalk, "Say Their Names - George Floyd" during the COVID-19 Pandemic of 2020, photograph, 2020 May 26

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Black Lives Matter chalk drawing on sidewalk outside Woodland Park in Lexington, Kentucky, during the COVID-19 Pandemic of 2020, photograph, 2020 May 26

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Chalk message saying "Be Kind" on sidewalk at the corner of Old Park and Central in Lexington, Kentucky, during the COVID-19 Pandemic of 2020, photograph, 2020 June 6

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Chalk message saying "Andy America's Governor" on the corner of Old Park and Central in Lexington, Kentucky during the COVID-19 Pandemic of 2020, photograph, 2020 June 7

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House flying the Kentucky state flag at the corner of Old Park and Central in Lexington, Kentucky, during the COVID-19 Pandemic of 2020, photograph, 2020 June 7

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"Wait" flier offering advice before calling the police on telephone pole outside Woodland Park in Lexington, Kentucky, during the COVID-19 Pandemic of 2020, photograph, 2020 June 7

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Black Lives matter chalk drawing on wall outside of a house on Kentucky Avenue in Lexington, Kentucky during the COVID-19 Pandemic of 2020, photograph, 2020 June 7

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Black Lives matter chalk drawing on wall outside of a house across from Woodland Park in Lexington, Kentucky, in COVID-19 Pandemic of 2020, photograph, 2020 June 7

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Howard, Lucinda, 2020 April

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Lucinda Howard, originally from Leslie County, Kentucky, works at Lexmark in Lexington and is retired from the military.

Crafts done by Lucinda Howard while self-isolating during the COVID-19 epidemic, photographs, 2020 April 28

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Outdoor lamp with a green bulb symbolizing compassion to honor the lives of those who died during the COVID-19 Pandemic, photograph, 2020 April 24

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Homemade crown that says "Staying at Home Queen", photograph, 2020 April 24

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"My Covid 19 story" by Lucinda Howard, 2020 April 26

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Jassim, Duha, 2020 May 1

Biographical note

Duha Jassim was a pre-dental student at the University of Kentucky, who graduated in May 2020, during the COVID-19 Pandemic of 2020 and worked as a student assistant at the Agriculture Information Center.

Painting of a New York city street created digitally in the procreate app by Duha Jassim a UK student for those on the front lines fighting COVID-19, 2020 May 1

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LeCompte, Maddie, 2020 May 7

Biographical note

Maddie LeCompte was a high school senior in Lexington, Kentucky, during the COVID-19 Pandemic of 2020.

"I Won't Be There" poem by Maddie LeCompte about missing her senior year of high school during the COVID-19 Pandemic of 2020, 2020 May 7

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Lucy, Megan, 2020 March-April

Biographical note

Megan Lucy works in faculty affairs at the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment. She was pregnant and gave birth during the COVID-29 Pandemic of 2020.

Megan Lucy recollections on giving birth during the COVID-19 pandemic, 2020 May 2

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Cecilia Lucy the day she was born at UK Chandler Hospital, photograph, 2020 March 14

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Cecilia and Megan Lucy at home on Easter, photograph, 2020 April 12

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Cecilia Lucy at home at one month old, photograph, 2020 April 14

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Mefford, Elizabeth, 2020 April-June

Biographical note

Elizabeth Mefford is a homeschooling mother of three from Carroll County, Kentucky. Her son and step-daughter are both essentail workers and her husband is at high risk of complications from COVID-19. She is active in Kentucky 4-H, crafts, and gardens.

Elizabeth Mefford's daughters wearing animal masks in Carrolton, Kentucky during the COVID-19 Pandemic of 2020, photographs, 2020 May-June

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Elizabeth Mefford's daughters, Brenna and Emma, holding a sign that says "Be Smart", photograph, 2020 April 20

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Sidewalk chalk signs and drawings done by Elizabeth Mefford and her daughters in Carrollton, Kentucky, during the COVID-19 Pandemic of 2020, photographs, 2020 April-June

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Elizabeth Mefford's daughters doing crafts in Carrollton, Kentucky, during the COVID-19 Pandemic of 2020, photographs, 2020 June 26

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Brenna Mefford making paper cranes in Carrollton, Kentucky, during the COVID-19 Pandemic of 2020, photographs, 2020 June 26

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Brenna Mefford posing with a pie in Carrollton, Kentucky, during the COVID-19 Pandemic of 2020, photograph, 2020 June 26

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Door in Carrollton, Kentucky, with sign that says "Be Kind", which was decorated as a part of a contest held by the town, photograph, 2020 May 8

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Envelope with note written on it "I used water to seal it, cuz, coronavirus", photograph, 2020 June 26

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Green lights, symbolizing compassion to honor the lives of people who died due to COVID-19, outside Elizabeth Mefford's home in Carrollton, Kentucky, during the COVID-19 Pandemic of 2020, photograph, 2020 April 16

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Mills, Kylen, 2020 May 6

Biographical note

Kylen Mills is a television news anchor in Lexington, Kentucky.

LEX-18 reporter Kylen Mills, using an extra long mic, interviewing Tania Crawford Gross, who works in Student Retention and Success for BCTC, at the Leestown Road campus for a story on the school's food pantry giving out free meals to students who may be struggling due to the Coronovirus Pandemic of 2020, photograph, 2020 May 6

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In This Together - Kylen Mills COVID-19 reflections, 2020 May 6

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Mummey, Megan, 2020 March-August

Empty toilet paper shelves in the Tates Creek Center Kroger in Lexington, Kentucky, during the COVID-19 Pandemic of 2020, photograph, 2020 March 8

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Empty cleaning supplies shelves in the Tates Creek Center Kroger in Lexington, Kentucky, during the COVID-19 Pandemic of 2020, photograph, 2020 March 14

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Working at home with children during the COVID-19 Pandemic of 2020, photograph, 2020 March 18

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Team Kentucky sidewalk chalk art in Lexington, Kentucky, during the COVID-19 Pandemic of 2020, photograph, 2020 March 21

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Barricaded parking lot at Veteran's Park, Lexington, Kentucky, preventing people from gathering in the park during the COVID-19 Pandemic of 2020, photograph, 2020 April 16

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Waiting in a long line of cars to pick up groceries at the Kroger at Tates Creek Center, in Lexington, Kentucky, during the COVID-19 Pandemic of 2020, photograph, 2020 April 23

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Sign advertising restaurant curbside pickup at Ramsey's in Lexington, Kentucky, during the COVID-19 Pandemic of 2020, photograph, 2020 May 15

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Barricaded road into Veteran's Park, Lexington, Kentucky, to keep people from gathering in the park during the COVID-19 Pandemic of 2020, photograph, 2020 May 25

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"Keep It Moving" sign in Veterans Park in Lexington, Kentucky, during the COVID-19 Pandemic of 2020, photograph, 2020 May 31

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Black Lives Matter chalk drawing in Lexington, Kentucky, during the COVID-19 Pandemic of 2020, photograph, 2020 June 3

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Black Lives Matter yard sign that has been vandalized by being cut in half, photograph, 2020 June 23

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Giving home haircuts on the porch in Lexington, Kentucky, during the COVID-19 Pandemic of 2020, photographs, 2020 August 2

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Needham, Judy, 2020 April

Biographical note

Judy Needham lives in Versailles, Kentucky.

"Easter 2020 - COVID 19 Isolation", 2020 April

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Robinson, Jeretta, 2020 April-May

Biographical note

Jeretta Robinson works at the University of Kentucky in the Education Library.

"Pregnant During the Pandemic - The New Normal" by Jeretta Robinson, 2020 April 23

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"Pregnant During the Pandemic - Missing Out" by Jeretta Robinson, 2020 April 27

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"Pregnant During the Pandemic - Changes" by Jeretta Robinson, 2020 May 11

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S. W., 2020 March-April

Empty hand soap shelves in a grocery store in Lexington, Kentucky, during the COVID-19 Pandemic of 2020, photograph, 2020 March 15

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Empty shelves in a Target in Lexington, Kentucky, during the COVID-19 Pandemic of 2020, photograph, 2020 March 30

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Watching Governor Andy Beshear daily press conference on COVID-19, photograph, 2020 April 5

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Green paper wrapped around a light to make a green lamp of compassion to honor the lives of those who died from COVID-19 in Kentucky, photograph, 2020 April 8

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Child doing remote school work in Lexington, Kentucky, during the COVID-19 Pandemic of 2020, photograph, 2020 April 13

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Sign on wall indicating that by order of Andy Beshear only one member of a household is allowed in a store at one time in Lexington, Kentucky, during the COVID-19 Pandemic of 2020, photograph, 2020 April 19

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Sign over empty hand soap shelves in a grocery store: "Attention Shoppers: Purchases are limited to one per person. Thank You." in Lexington, Kentucky, during the COVID-19 Pandemic of 2020, photograph, 2020 April 19

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Child on a video chat with other children in Lexington, Kentucky, during the COVID-19 Pandemic of 2020, photograph, 2020 April 22

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Woman wearing a face mask in Lexington, Kentucky, during the COVID-19 Pandemic of 2020, photograph, 2020 April 22

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Salchli, Carli, 2020 April

Biographical note

Carli Salchli is a student at the University of Kentucky, studying political scienct and pre-law.

"COVID-19 Journal" by Carlie Salchli, 2020 April

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Scaggs, Deirdre, 2020 May-October

Sign reminding patrons to practice social distancing outside Trader Joe's in Lexington, Kentucky, during the COVID-19 Pandemic of 2020, photograph, 2020 May 8

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Signs reminding patrons of masking and social distancing outside of Pearls Pizza on North Limestone in Lexington, Kentucky, during the COVID-19 Pandemic of 2020, photograph, 2020 July 11

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Stop sign with homemade "We Can Do This" sign on Southport drive in Lexington, Kentucky, during the COVID-19 Pandemic of 2020, photograph, 2020 October 7

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Letter written by an eight year old about the COVID-19 Pandemic of 2020 taped to a pole on Southport Drive in Lexington, Kentucky, photograph, 2020 October 7

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Abandoned disposable mask on Southport Drive in Lexington, Kentucky, during the COVID-19 Pandemic of 2020, photograph, 2020 October 7

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Homemade COVID-19 signs on bulletin board in Hill N Dale Park in Lexington, Kentucky, during the COVID-19 Pandemic of 2020, photographs, 2020 October 7

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COVID-19 caution signs in English and Spanish at the Hill N Dale park playground in Lexington, Kentucky, photograph, 2020 October 7

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Signs posted on the closed Drivers License Office in Lexington, Kentucky, during the COVID-19 Pandemic of 2020, photograph, 2020 June 5

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Sharif, Edna, 2020 June 15-24

Biographical note

Edna Sharif, of Louisville, Kentucky, is a retired teacher who worked for the Jefferson County High School in an alternative program for students who are at risk for dropping out of school.

Edna Sharif journal kept during the COVID-19 Pandemic of 2020, 2020 June 15-24

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Stallones, Jan, 2020 July 7

Biographical note

Jan Stallones is originally from Texas and moved to Lexington in 2016. She supervises student teachers and has worked as a part-time instructor at the University of Kentucky. She and her husband live far away from their childre and friends during the pandemic.

In This Together - Jan Stallones COVID-19 reflections, 2020 July 7

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Steenken, Paula, 2020 April-May

In This Together - Paula Steenken COVID-19 reflections, 2020 April 23

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Crafts and artwork done by Paula Steenken and her family during the COVID-19 Pandemic of 2020, photographs, 2020 May 6

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Bluegrass horse country photographed by Paula Steenken while on drives to get out of the house during the COVID-19 Pandemic of 2020, photographs, 2020 May 6

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Paula Steenken's grandchildren during a socially distanced Easter celebration during the COVID-19 Pandemic of 2020, photograph, 2020 April

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Suit, Val, 2020 April 26

Biographical note

Val Suit lives in Fleming County and her oldest daughter attends the University of Kentucky.

House with green light in window symbolizing compassion to honor the lives of people who died due to COVID-19, photograph, 2020 April 26

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Teter, Janie, 2020 March-May

Biographical note

Janie Teter is a retired Fayette County Public Schools teacher and a graduate from the University of Kentucky.

In This Together - Janie Teter COVID-19 reflections, 2020 May 6

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Janie Teter's COVID-19 journal, 2020 March-May

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Gas price sign for Shell gas station in Lexington, Kentucky, during the COVID-19 Pandemic of 2020, photograph, 2020 April 8

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Sidewalk chalk art "This To Shall Pass" in Lexington, Kentucky, during the COVID-19 Pandemic of 2020, photograph, 2020 May 6

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Janie Teter's child and grandchildren social distancing in Lexington, Kentucky, during the COVID-19 Pandemic of 2020, photographs, 2020 May 6

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Janie Teter wearing a mask in Lexington, Kentucky, during the COVID-19 Pandemic of 2020, photograph, 2020 April 4

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Walker, Nancy, 2020 June 11

Biographical note

Nancy Walker is a retired professor of developmental psychology, who worked at Creighton University and Michigan State University. Currently, she lives in Lexington and her daughter is a professor at the University of Kentucky.

"Mask Mamas", narrative about making masks during the COVID-19 Pandemic of 2020, 2020 June 11

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Wallace, Madison, 2020 Spring

Biographical note

Madison Wallace is a student at the University of Kentucky studying Elementary Education in the Collge of Education.

"Life in the Pandemic", paper written by Madison Wallace as an assignment for history course at the University of Kentucky, 2020 Spring

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Wrentmore, Stephen, 2020 March-May

Biographical note

Stephen Wrentmore is a faculty member in the University of Kentucky Department of Theater and Dance.

Outside of the Guignol Theater on the University of Kentucky's campus the week that Misummer's Night Dream was supposed to open during the COVID-19 Pandemic of 2020, photograph, 2020 May 29

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Empty stairwell in the Department of Theater and Dance at the University of Kentucky during the COVID-19 Pandemic of 2020, photograph, 2020 May 29

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Empty hallways in the Department of Theater and Dance at the University of Kentucky during the COVID-19 Pandemic of 2020, photograph, 2020 May 15

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Empty shelves in the toilet paper aisle at Meijer's in Lexington, Kentucky, during the COVID-19 Pandemic in 2020, photograph, 2020 March 24

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If you find description with problematic language that you think SCRC should review, please contact us at SCRC@uky.edu.

UK Libraries Special Collections Research Center is open by appointment only on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Materials must be requested at least 5 days before your appointment.

Researchers must have an SCRC Researcher Account to request materials. View account set-up and use instructions here.

Questions? Contact SCRC via our Contact Form.

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  1. Schedule an appointment. Properly fitting masks are required.

  2. Submit a request for SCRC materials.



You may come across language in UK Libraries Special Collections Research Center collections and online resources that you find harmful or offensive. SCRC collects materials from different cultures and time periods to preserve and make available the historical record. These materials document the time period when they were created and the view of their creator. As a result, some may demonstrate racist and offensive views that do not reflect the values of UK Libraries.

If you find description with problematic language that you think SCRC should review, please contact us at SCRC@uky.edu.