The Audiovisual Materials Unit is part of the Special Collections Section of the State Archives of North Carolina. This unit manages the State Archives' vast holdings of photographic negatives, print photograph and image collections, audio recordings, motion picture films, and other moving image media; well over a million items in total.
Tools and Guides for Audiovisual Materials
- Online catalog for the Division of Archives and Records
- Audiovisual Materials Finding Aids
- Flickr account
- YouTube Audiovisual Materials playlist
- Photographers in North Carolina: The First Century, 1842-1941
The Audiovisual Materials Unit collects photographic negatives, print photograph and image collections, audio recordings, motion picture films, and other moving image media that document the history, culture, and people of North Carolina and/or that supplement or complement the public records of the state.
Reference Services for Audiovisual Materials
Reference services for select audiovisual materials may be unavailable without advance notice. Please contact Vann Evans, Audiovisual Materials Archivist, prior to visiting or scheduling an appointment. Your experience with the Audiovisual Materials Unit will be greatly enhanced if the staff has adequate time to fully address your research needs. Audiovisual staff members may be able to assist researchers by e-mail and telephone, and an in-person visit may not be required. We can provide copies of most of the photographs, videos, and digital media in our collections for reasonable fees.
Audiovisual Materials Unit
State Archives of North Carolina
Special Collections Section
4614 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-4614
See the Archives Visit Us page for Search Room hours of operation, holidays, and other guidance.