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 sound and video recordings, performance programs, photographs, posters, departmental files, correspondence, and publications.
The Archives also holds collections from UNCSA alumni, faculty, and supporters, as well as affiliate arts organizations.
Archives Collections are available for research or personal interest. The UNCSA Archives Collections Database includes descriptions of collections to guide exploration of Archives material. Certain collections or items may not be accessible because they are unprocessed; for reasons related to the confidentiality of personnel, student, medical, and other legally protected records; or due to the format or fragile nature of the 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 legal 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.)