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School of Design and Production, Visual Arts Records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RG-0019

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of records and ephemera produced by the School of Design and Production, home to the high school Visual Arts program. Included are crew assignments, calendars, correspondence, budgets, faculty evaluations, curriculum reviews, orientation and registration materials, meeting agendas and minutes, graduate program and renovation information, long-range and space planning material, and information about the Nutcracker and other productions. Seven binders of sound design material are also included, along with one box of student work from the School of Design and Production.


  • Creation: 1967-2008


Conditions Governing Access

This collection has not yet been processed and is not available to researchers. For information about access to this collection, contact the Archives ( Please be advised that preparing unprocessed materials for access can be a lengthy process.

Conditions Governing Use

Archives collections may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information which is protected under federal or state privacy laws, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in the collections without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina School of the Arts assume no responsibility.

Historical Note

The School of Design and Production is one of five schools of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts alongside the Schools of Dance, Drama, Filmmaking, and Music. The School of Design and Production was established in 1968 and in 1970 added a Visual Arts program for high school students. In 1982, the school became home to NCSA's first graduate program. The school has continued to grow and now hosts nine undergraduate and eleven graduate programs in addition to the Visual Arts program.


6.93 Linear Feet (13 document boxes)

1 Items (1 VHS tape)

1 Reels (1 reel of Super 8 film)

Language of Materials



The School of Design and Production, Visual Arts Collection includes records, ephemera, and audiovisual materials produced since the school's inception in 1968.


This collection has been split into two series - 1. Departmental Records and 2. Student Work.

Materials within each series have not been arranged by an archivist. The materials are arranged in the order in which they were found.

Other Finding Aids

A folder-level inventory is available in Dropbox and in the collection file.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Materials transferred from UNCSA offices and departments.


Additions to the collection will be made as materials are transferred or donated to the Archives.

Related Materials

The School of Design and Production is involved with a wide range of school productions and events, and related material may be found in RG-27, the Publications Collection, RG-31, the Reports Collection, RG-45, the Program Collection, and RG-46, the Promotional Material Collection.

The School was involved with the North Carolina Summer Festival put on by Festival Theatre Incorporated, whose records are held in MC-07.

Related materials may also be found in the Julian E. Eubank III Collection, MC-27. Eubank was a student in the School of Design and Production from 1968-1972.

Separated Materials

Programs from this collection have been transferred to RG-45, the Program Collection. A complete list can be found in the collection file.

Processing Information

Creator's file names and dates were used. Materials were placed in acid-free folders and boxes.

Guide to the School of Design & Production and Visual Arts Records
Laura Silva
July 2021
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the UNC School of the Arts Archives Repository

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