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UNCSA Archives

The archives exists as the institutional memory of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.

UNCSA Archives Closed

The UNCSA Archives is closed for in-person research, and cannot accept material donations at this time. We will make every effort to  accommodate reference and research inquiries, but please note that these services are limited.

Visit our Digital Collections and UNCSA History pages to explore resources and information available online.

Explore the Collections

Concept sketch of the School of the Arts campus, including buildings and people walking on lawn. Includes designer's signature and NCSA logo.The UNCSA Archives serves as the institutional memory of the University, collecting records of enduring historical value dating from its founding in 1963 to the present. The holdings of the Archives include minutes, reports, departmental files, personal and official correspondence, publications, posters, sound and video recordings, programs, and photographic materials, among others.

Collections in the Archives are open for public use for research or personal interest. A list of Archives Collections is available to help guide exploration of these resources, and detailed Collection Guides are forthcoming. Archival material cannot be checked out, but may be viewed in the Research Room. Selections of the Archives have been digitized and are available online. Patrons may request reproductions of certain Archives material (please note that fees may apply).

(Campus concept sketch, October 1966. Sketch by Sanford Hirshen and Slim Van der Ryn, architects. Photograph Collection, UNCSA Archives, University of North Carolina School of the Arts.)