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.
21 Linear Feet
18 half cartons, 1 oversize flat
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