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North Carolina Scenic Studios Collection

Identifier: MC-0031

Scope and Contents

The collection is comprised of materials created by North Carolina Scenic Studios Incorporated, a professional affiliate of the North Carolina School of the Arts, from 1978-2006. Included are articles of incorporation, bylaws, articles of amendment, correpondence, and lists of directors and officers.


  • 1978-2006


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.

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

Incorporated on 6 June 1978 as Carolina Scenic Studios, Inc., the organization was a non-profit corporation and professional affiliate of the School of Design and Production at the North Carolina School of the Arts. Scenic Studios served many purposes, including providing Design and Production faculty with an outlet for professional development, providing students with professional experience, providing employment and professional opportunities for recent graduates, increasing scholarship assistance for students, raising the awareness and exposure of the School of Design and Production, and providing professional services to local and regional theatre groups.

The corporation's first board of directors included Edwin E. Bouldin Jr.; George M. Green; John H. Miller, Design and Production faculty member; John A Sneden Jr., Dean of the School of Design and Production; Martin Sokoloff, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs; and Gary Hugh Strickland.

The corporation's first elected officers included George M. Green, President; John H. Miller, Vice President; Edwin E. Bouldin Jr., Secretary; John A Sneden Jr., Treasurer; Samuel M. Stone, Assistant Secretary; and Margaret A. Pope, Assistant Treasurer.

On 18 April 1982, the name was changed through articles of amendment to North Carolina Scenic Studios, Inc.

It appears North Carolina Scenic Studios was dissolved in the early 2000s, though no specific end date is known.


.21 Linear Feet (1 document box)

Language of Materials



North Carolina Scenic Studios Incorporated was a professional affiliate of the North Carolina School of the Arts established in 1978. Affiliated with the School of Design and Production, Scenic Studios provided assistance with staging, design, lighting, costuming, and other areas of production to drama companies across the country and provided professional experience to faculty, students, and recent graduates. The collection includes articles of incorporation, bylaws, correspondence, and articles of amendment along with a list of directors and officers.


The collection is arranged in chronological order with undated materials held last.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Henry Grillo, June 2021

Related Materials

North Carolina Scenic Studios worked closely with the School of Design and Production (RG-19), and more information may be found in that collection.

As a professional affiliate, Scenic Studios was often in correspondence with school administration. Additional information may be found in the Chancellor's Collection, RG-01.

Processing Information

Archivist supplied descriptive folder titles. Materials were placed in acid-free folders and boxes.

Guide to the North Carolina Scenic Studios Collection
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