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Poster Collection

Identifier: RG-0033


The Poster Collection consists of posters produced by each of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts' five schools, as well as those from all-school productions, international programs, special events, campus life, the Stevens Center, and professional affiliate organizations. Posters range in size and typically include text and graphics announcing performances and events related to the school.


  • 1966-2021


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.


16.7 Linear Feet (1 document box, 8 oversize boxes.)

Language of Materials



The collection is organized into 11 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; Series 6. All-School Productions; Series 7. Campus Life; Series 8. Promotionals, Scholarships, and Summer Sessions; Series 9. Galas and Special Events; Series 10. Stevens Center; and Series 11. Professional Affiliates.

Within each series, posters are arranged in chronological order. In Series 11, poster have been group by affiliate and arranged chronologically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Posters transferred primarily from the Public Relations department, among other UNCSA offices and departments.


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

Existence and Location of Copies

Selected material from the Poster Collection has been digitized and is available in the UNCSA Archives Digital Collections.

Related Materials

Additional material related to UNCSA performances and events can be found in many other Archives collections. Of particular interest may be the Program Collection (RG-0045), the Photograph Collection (RG-0024), and the Promotional Material Collection (RG-0046).

Guide to the Poster Collection
Annika Low; Laura Silva
February 2022
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