Collecting a Crisis: Alabama During COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the lives of every Alabamian. From public health to the economy, it has transformed everyday life in our state. The Archives is seeking to document this unprecedented time in our history by acquiring a variety of materials that tell the story of Alabamians’ experiences. We are asking the public to contribute materials including photographs, audio recordings, video, journals, blogs, social media posts, three-dimensional items, and more.


Materials may be donated in digital or print formats. Examples include (but are not limited to):

  • Photographs documenting the activities of families while practicing social distancing

  • Journals and diaries written by adults or children

  • Artwork or special projects completed in quarantine

  • Materials documenting the experiences of healthcare workers and COVID-19 patients

  • Materials reflecting the economic effects of the pandemic on businesses and communities, such as protest signs, correspondence to public officials, or guidance for safe business operations upon reopening

If you are interested in donating materials, please click the button below to submit an online form. Questions? Contact ADAH Registrar Haley Aaron at (334) 353-4726 or haley.aaron@archives.alabama.gov.