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Photograph Collection

Identifier: RG-0024


The Photograph Collection consists of photographs of University of North Carolina School of the Arts students, faculty, staff, visitors, performances and events, as well as selected professional affiliate and local performing arts organizations. Included the collection are photographic prints, negatives, slides, and digital photographs.


  • 1964-2007

Conditions Governing Access

This collection has not been fully processed and requires advanced notice for access. 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

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.


102.35 Linear Feet (102 document boxes, 37 slide boxes, 6 record cartons)

Language of Materials



The collection is organized into 14 series: Series 1. School of Dance; Series 2. School of Drama; Series 3. School of Music; Series 4. School of Filmmaking; Series 5. School of Design and Production and Visual Arts; Series 6. General Studies/Division of Liberal Arts; Series 7. All School Productions; Series 8. Campus and Student Life; Series 9. Programs and Special Events; Series 10. Presidents and Chancellors; Series 11. Faculty, Staff, and Administration; Series 12. Boards and Societies; Series 13. Buildings and Campus Views; and Series 14. Professional Affiliates.

Materials are organized in rough chronological order within each series.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Photographs transferred from UNCSA offices and departments, particularly Public Relations.


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

Existence and Location of Copies

Selected material from the Photograph Collection have been digitized and are available in the UNCSA Archives Digital Collections.

Related Materials

Additional material related to UNCSA history can be found in many other Archives collections. Of particular interest may be the Program Collection (RG-0045), the Publications Collection (RG-0027), and the Promotional Material Collection (RG-0046).

Photographs transferred or donated with manuscript collections are organized and described within those collections.

Guide to the Photograph Collection
Kait Dorsky
September 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