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 1854. 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, taking part in company after 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.