Scope and arrangement
This collection documents Gerard Oestreicher's career as a theatre producer. The materials include correspondence and telegrams; theatrical scripts and musical scores; scrapbooks; theatre programs; financial records; a stage design blueprint; a watercolor sketch and theatrical posters. There are a small number of photographs in the collection representing Oestreicher and his work during his theatre years.
Notable items in the collection are the numerous materials related to Milk and Honey including original handwritten scores; an early draft script of Shalom (the original title of Milk and Honey); a blueprint illustrating the set design and a brightly colored, oversized watercolor sketch. Also notable are the draft scripts of So Much of Earth, So Much of Heaven and La Belle with marginalia and hand written edits. There is also a first draft script copy for the musical Annie.
The correspondence and telegrams are related to his work in theatre production, the majority of which are invitations, well wishes and congratulatory messages from friends, family and associates. Financial records consist of typed budgets, box office receipts and statements documenting The Perils of Paul, When Do the Words Come True and unidentified performances.
There are five posters in the collection. Four posters are for the Oestreicher produced shows A Girl Could Get Lucky, But, Seriously..., When Do the Words Come True?, and The Royal Hunt of the Sun. The poster for Via Galactica indicates the production played at Oestreicher's Uris Theatre.
The scrapbooks in this collection contain press clippings, magazines, reproductions of reviews and articles, photographs, typed reviews and ephemera such as playbills, programs, invitations and ticket stubs reflecting various plays and musicals with which Oestreicher was involved.
Audio recordings in the collection document Oestreicher's production career and consist of commercial recordings. Inquiries regarding audio materials in the collection may be directed to the Music Division (email@example.com) in advance. Audio materials may be subject to preservation and migration prior to access.
Alphabetical by format.