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Tracy Melton COVID-19 Photograph Collection

Identifier: MS 00327

  • Staff Only
  • No requestable containers

Scope and Contents

Collection includes 100 digital photographs of William & Mary's campus during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as 188 digital photographs of Downtown Williamsburg businesses with posted signs noting COVID-19 closures, remote services, and other operational information. Each business is photographed, with close-ups of the individual signage.


  • Creation: 2020 March 29 - April 13


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.

Conditions Governing Use

Before publishing quotations or excerpts from any materials, permission must be obtained from the Curator of Manuscripts and Rare Books, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.


1100 Megabytes : 200 digital photographs



Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

This collection contains born-digital photographs.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Tracy Melton

Williamsburg Historic Records Association (WHRA)

Related Materials

See Documenting Life During COVID-19 Collection, MS 00326

Processing Information

These materials are unprocessed but minimal description completed by donor through file naming.

Guide to the Tracy Melton COVID-19 Photograph Collection
In Progress
SCRC staff
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository