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Julian E. Eubank III Collection

Identifier: MC-0027

Scope and Contents

The collection contains materials related to the academic career of Julian E. Eubank III, a student at NCSA from 1968-1972. The bulk of the materials were created and collected during Eubank’s enrollment and include school publications, newspaper and magazine clippings, correspondence, class assignments and notes, academic records, production programs, and ephemera. Particularly represented are Eubank’s photographic works depicting campus and local scenes, classmates, and school productions, primarily in the forms of negatives and slides with some photographic prints.

Also included are materials collected by Eubank as an alumnus of the school, including school publications, promotional material and performance calendars, newspaper and magazine clippings, programs, correspondence, and alumni reunion information.

In some materials in this and other collections, Eubank is incorrectly referred to as Eubanks.

In December 2019, Eubank and several of his former classmates met in the UNCSA Archives to identify some individuals, productions, and locations pictured in Eubank’s photographs. The photographs are printed on copy paper and include many notes regarding their subjects. These inscribed images are housed in the stacks next to the collection but are considered a part of the collection file.


  • Circa 1966-2020
  • Majority of material found within 1968-1972


Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the creators of items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Biographical Note

Julian Elmore Eubank III was born in 1949 and raised in Hampton, Virginia. After graduating from Hampton High School in 1968, Eubank enrolled at the North Carolina School of the Arts (NCSA) as part of the first class of Design and Production students. While enrolled at NCSA, he spent a year studying design at The Old Vic Theatre School in Bristol, England, and worked with the Ringling Brothers, Barnum and Bailey, and the Festival Dei Due Mondi in Spoleto, Italy. Eubank was involved with many productions on campus and served as technical director for NCSA’s 1972 Nutcracker production. Eubank graduated in June 1972 from the School of Design and Production with a Bachelor of Fine Arts and concentrations in Scenic Design and Technical Production.

After graduating, Eubank continued to support the school and served on the Board of Directors of the Alumni Association. He went on to establish Eubank, Inc., a design and manufacturing company that created motorized stage machinery and lighting controls for private clients. After selling the company in 2007, Eubank served as Technical Director for the Princeton Regional Schools Performing Arts Center before starting a freelance design company in 2015.


7.27 Linear Feet (5 document boxes, 2 narrow document boxes, 2 oversized flat boxes, and 1 artifact box.)

29 Photographic Prints

388 Photographic Slides

2039 Photographic Negatives

Language of Materials



The collection includes material produced and collected by Julian E. Eubank III, an NCSA Design and Production student from 1968-1972. Particularly represented are Eubank’s photographic works depicting campus and local scenes, classmates, and school productions. Also included are school publications, newspaper and magazine clippings, correspondence, academic records, class assignments and notes, set designs, programs, and other ephemera. The collection also contains some material collected by Eubank as an alumnus, especially correspondence and publications from the school, performance calendars, and programs.


The collection has been organized into two series: Series 1. Student Records and Series 2. Alumni Records. Series 1 has been further divided into Sub-series 1. NCSA Projects and Course Materials, and Sub-series 2. Campus Life. Within each grouping, folders are arranged in roughly chronological order.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Gloves are required for handling photographic prints, slides, and negatives.

Rolled items, held in Box 8, are fragile and require special permission for access or may be inaccessible.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

1 box of slides was donated by Julian E. Eubank III in August 2018; additional materials including records, ephemera, photographs, additional slides, and negatives were donated in March 2020; group photographs of Picklestock 2018 and 2019, two copies of Parade magazine, and one wooden object were donated in October, 2022.

Related Materials

Eubank's photographs were used in programs and posters to promote several school productions. Additional copies of these materials may be found in the Program Collection (RG-45) and the Poster Collections(RG-33).

One blueprint drawn by Eubank is included in the Blueprint Collection (RG-42).

Separated Materials

Records containing cofidential information have been removed to the collection file and are closed for research.

Copies of the N.C. Essay, the student newspaper of NCSA, have been removed to RG-27, the Publications Collection. A full list of editions that were included is available in the collection file.

Processing Information

Creator's file names were used where available; archivist supplied descriptive folder titles where the creator did not include one. Titles in quotes were derived from the creator's inscriptions. Materials were placed in acid-free folders and boxes; photographic materials were placed in archival sleeves. Duplicate items, non-archival quality enclosures, and documents with sensitive personal information were removed.

Guide to the Julian E. Eubank III Collection
Laura Silva
June 2021
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Revision Statements

  • 2022-11-10: Updated to include materials integrated from accession number 2022-10 by Laura Silva

Repository Details

Part of the UNC School of the Arts Archives Repository

1533 South Main St.
Winston-Salem North Carolina 27104 United States