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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 for the 2020-2021 school year. We will make every effort to  accommodate reference and research inquiries, but please expect longer than normal turn-around times.

In the meantime, browse the UNCSA Archives Collections Database, explore Digital Collections, and find information about UNCSA History, all 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.

Archives Collections are open for public use for research or personal interest. The UNCSA Archives Collections Database includes descriptions of collections to guide exploration of Archives material.

Archival material cannot be checked out, but may be viewed in the Research Room. Selected items have been digitized and are available online. Patrons may also request reproductions of certain material, depending on format and copyright restrictions.

(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.)