Actor and writer David Sheaffer's collection of
documents and memorabilia related to theater in Santa Cruz County, California,
especially the Bear Republic Theater.
David Shaeffer was an actor and writer. He
started in local theater as soon as he arrived in Santa Cruz, in 1954. He was a
charter member of the
Santa Cruz Community Players, the seminal theater
group in Santa Cruz. As the Community Players splintered and other companies
started up, Sheaffer moved from production to production, company to company.
He worked building sets, designing programs, writing reviews and as an actor on
stage and later in movies filmed in Santa Cruz.
Property rights reside with the
University of California. Literary rights are retained by the creators of the
records and their heirs. For permission to publish or to reproduce the
material, please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.
Collection open for research.