Guide to the J. Paul Scheetz Papers, 1953-1973 CTC.1961.01

ULS Archives & Special Collections

Summary Information

Repository
ULS Archives & Special Collections
Title
J. Paul Sheetz Papers
Creator
Sheetz, J. Paul
Collection Number
CTC.1961.01
Date
1953-1973
Extent
0.5 linear feet (1 box)
Abstract
J. Paul Sheetz was a stockholder of the Edward Spector Productions, which was founded as Theater 200 in 1954. This collection of correspondence, financial statements and newspaper clippings details the history of the firm through its dissolution in 1972.

Preferred Citation

J. Paul Scheetz Papers, 1953-1973, CTC.1961.01, Curtis Theatre Collection, Archives & Special Collections, University of Pittsburgh Library System

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History

This collection of papers, as described by Mr. Sheetz, reveals "the building, development, and the eventual demise of an organization which was established to finance and promote new Broadway productions." Mr. Scheetz was a stockholder in Edward Spector Productions, which was founded as Theater 200 in 1954. The original capital of the firm was $500,000, and shares were offered in units of $2,500, for which the successful investments included Gypsy,  The Music Man, Any Wednesday, and  Henry, Sweet Henry. The company was dissoved on April 30, 1972 and its' remaining assets were assigned to Edward Spector. The company showed a deficit of $498,894.29 upon liquidation.

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Scope and Content Notes

The files are arranged chronologically and contain correspondence to stockholders, correspondence to and from Mr. Scheetz, financial statements (both annual reports and reports for individual plays), as well as a few clippings and reviews of the successful plays that the company financed.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

ULS Archives & Special Collections, March 2010

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Access Restrictions

No restrictions.

Copyright

The University of Pittsburgh holds the property rights to the material in this collection, but the copyright may still be held by the original creator/author. Researchers are therefore advised to follow the regulations set forth in the U.S. Copyright Code when publishing, quoting, or reproducing material from this collection without the consent of the creator/author or that go beyond what is allowed by fair use.

Acquisition Information

Gifts of J. Paul Scheetz in 1961-1964, 1972, 1983.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Jeanette Blanco in 1983.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Edward Spector Productions. -- Records and correspondence
  • Theater 200. -- Records and correspondence

Genre(s)

  • Clippings (Information artifacts)
  • Correspondence
  • Financial records

Personal Name(s)

  • Sheetz, J. Paul
  • Spector, Edward

Subject(s)

  • Theater
  • Theater -- New York (State) -- New York -- Finance
  • Theater -- Production and direction -- New York (State) -- New York -- Finance
  • Theatrical producers and directors -- New York (State) -- New York

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Previous Citation

J. Paul Scheetz Papers, 1953-1973, CTC.1961.01, Curtis Theatre Collection, Special Collections Department, University of Pittsburgh

Papers of J. Paul Scheetz, 1953-1973, CTC.13, Curtis Theatre Collection, Special Collections Department, University of Pittsburgh

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Collection Inventory

  BoxFolder
Materials, 1953-1973 11-3

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