Atlanta Corona Collective

small boy wearing mask makes wish on a penny

Portrait of Jennifer Liu’s son making a wish at the Avalon shopping center’s fountain.

Documenting Atlanta’s Response. Covid-19.

Atlanta History Center is collecting materials that illustrate how people are experiencing and responding to all aspects of life in Atlanta during the COVID-19 crisis. No matter where you are in the Atlanta region, we have all been impacted in some way. As the COVID-19 crisis highlights social, economic and political strife within our communities, we are grappling with issues that touch every aspect of society.

Atlanta History Center seeks to document and preserve your experiences through any items (e.g. objects, video, audio, photography, papers, typed stories or personal reflections, etc.). For more specific examples of the types of materials we are looking for, please read this blog post.

The stories and materials of the Atlanta Corona Collective will be important research and teaching tools and allow all of us to hare these experiences in the future. To write your story, or to submit a file or URL, please fill out this form or contact

Contributing. Physical items.

We are doing our part to flatten the curve by staying home and cannot currently collect physical material; however, we still want to collect your items that demonstrate the impact of COVID-19 on our region. Items that are of interest to us represent the economic, social, or public health impact of the coronavirus such as school curriculum packets, business or personal signage, finished crafts, or physical mementos of your experience while at home.

To offer physical objects for this project, please send a description and a photograph, if possible, of what you have to so we can set up an appointment with you to collect those items after the pandemic has passed.

To learn more about our usual donation process or to donate any historic Atlanta material, review our Frequently Asked Questions.

Terms and guidelines.

Atlanta History Center is collecting materials that document the response of Atlantans to the spread of coronavirus and COVID-19. Please read the following guidelines before submitting your content:

  • All content submitted through this form is deeded to AHC, and a non-exclusive license given for public use, research, display, exhibit, and publication. Donors retain rights to use, distribute, and/or donate digital materials elsewhere.
  • AHC reserves the right to decline or remove submissions of inappropriate, duplicative, or irrelevant nature and is not obligated to include all donated content for this project or to preserve all donated project content for perpetuity.
  • Please only submit photographic, audio, or video materialwhich you own or have created.
  • You must be 18 years of age or older to submit content. If you are under 18, please ask a parent or guardian to submit content on your behalf.

Submission. Form.

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