Materials are evaluated under the following criteria, on a case-by-case basis:
Changing user demands, emerging creative fields/projects, new courses, a limited budget, and limited space oblige us to take a calculated approach to selection choices. We reserve the right to perform a site visit to evaluate materials before they are brought to the Archives.
The UNCSA Archives appreciates the consideration and generosity of individuals and organizations interested in donating material to the collections. Due to considerations of staffing, space, and cost related to processing and maintaining materials, the Archives can only accept materials under the following conditions:
While we are not able to accept certain special collections material (signed/first edition published works, special archival material, artists books, etc.) at this time, we hope to develop this as a collecting area in the future. In the meantime, we will be happy to help you identify other collecting institutions who may be interested in this kind of material at this time.
Monetary donations are also greatly appreciated and help us grow, preserve, and provide greater access to the collections. Monetary donations for specific projects and/or materials are welcome; the Archives coordinates with Advancement on all monetary gifts.
While we do not often deaccession materials from the UNCSA Archives, we do reserve the right to do so based on careful consideration of the following criteria:
Please contact the University Archivist if you would like to make a material or financial donation to the UNCSA Archives. Donations to the Archives must be accompanied by a signed Gift Agreement Form.
The UNCSA Library also accepts select donations of materials based on their Collection Development Policies. The primary subject areas collected are those that support the creative, instructional, and research activities of the University, which is divided into the Schools of Dance, Design & Production, Drama, Filmmaking, and Music. Library resources are also selected to support the High School and the Division of Liberal Arts, which require a broader, more traditional subject set than the professional and practice-focused content for each arts school.