North Carolina State University, Office of Public Affairs, Creative Services Records 1889-2014

Creator
North Carolina State University. Creative Services
Size
234.5 linear feet
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Special Collections Research Center Reference Staff.
Call number
UA 014.015
Access to materials

Collection is open for research; access requires at least 48 hours advance notice. However, materials may not be viewed until a use copy has been produced.

The records of the North Carolina State University Office of Public Affairs, Creative Services currently contain video recordings used in productions on a number of topics and record files related to these productions, publications made by the office, and office files. Materials range in date from 1889 to 2014, though the majority of the recordings are dated between 1978 and 2008.

Creative Services is the publishing, video and electronic media division of the North Carolina State University Office of Public Affairs. Its primary responsibility is to support University Advancement by producing print, electronic and broadcast materials for public distribution, providing campus footage for stations and networks and assisting with any assigned projects that enhance the image of North Carolina State University.

Biographical/historical note

Creative Services is the fully-staffed publishing, video, and electronic media division of the North Carolina State University Office of Public Affairs. Its primary responsibility is to support University Advancement by producing print, electronic, and video materials for public distribution, providing campus footage for stations and networks, and assisting with any assigned projects that enhance the image of North Carolina State University. These efforts correspond with the Office of Public Affairs missions of projecting the distinctive benefits and accomplishments of NCSU; monitoring and responding to public issues and perceptions; involving alumni, faculty, staff, students, and constituents in reaching the University's goals; and helping the university recruit and retain students, secure public and private resources and garner support.

The unit began as the Telecommunications Group in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and has had a long, successful history of producing informational television, video, and film. For projects created in-house, the Creative Services production team goes through the process of scripting, production, and post-production. It has won numerous awards and been included in many film festivals, including the New York and Dallas Film Festivals. The unit also establishes North Carolina State University's graphic identity and publication guidelines through their marketing services.

Scope/content

The records of the North Carolina State University Office of Public Affairs, Creative Services currently contain video recordings used in productions on a number of topics and files related to these productions, publications made by the office, and office files. The various types of video formats in this collection include film reels, videotape reels, Beta cassettes, U-matic cassettes, digital cassette, DVDCAM cassettes, VHS cassettes, and DVDs. The various types of record files include publications, scripts, treatments, production notes, correspondences, itineraries, pamphlets, research materials, interview transcripts, invoices, receipts, budget notes, postal orders, storyboards, time code sheets, work sheets, meeting minutes, resumes, talent information, newspaper clippings, brochures, contracts, permits, website layouts, slide show printouts, and evaluations. Visual materials include photographs, slides, photo negatives, contact sheets, mounted photographs, negative reels, and Polaroids. Other materials in the collection are audio cassettes, floppy-discs, zip discs, and CD-ROMs. Materials range in date from 1889 to 2014, though the majority of the recordings are dated between 1978 and 2008.

Physical description

109 cartons, 81 archival boxes, 1 flatbox, and 2 negative boxes

Arrangement

This collection has been arranged by series depending on topic or the project the materials belong to. Master video tapes have been arranged alphabetically by title, while all other video tapes have been arranged by their alpha-numeric identifier. Folder files have been arranged alphabetically by title, then by date. Some series have subseries within them, either representing specific series within the project or distinguishing materials as general record files from the video materials.

Use of these materials

This collection may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection 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 North Carolina State University assumes no responsibility.

The nature of the NCSU Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NCSU Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], North Carolina State University, Office of Public Affairs, Creative Services Records, UA 014.015, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Source of acquisition

Transferred by North Carolina State University, Office of Public Affairs, Creative Services.

Processing information

Processed by: Laura Abraham, 2010 August-2011 June; machine-readable finding aid created by: Laura Abraham, 2011 June.

The collection is organized into 210 principal series:

Access to the collection

Collection is open for research; access requires at least 48 hours advance notice. However, materials may not be viewed until a use copy has been produced.

For more information contact us via mail, phone, or our web form.

Mailing address:
Special Collections Research Center
Box 7111
Raleigh, NC, 27695-7111

Phone: (919) 515-2273

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], North Carolina State University, Office of Public Affairs, Creative Services Records, UA 014.015, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Use of these materials

This collection may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection 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 North Carolina State University assumes no responsibility.

The nature of the NCSU Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NCSU Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.