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Steven H. Scheuer Papers

An inventory of his papers at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: PRB
Date: 24 May 2007

Biographical History

Steven H. Scheuer is a movie and television historian and critic. He was the editor of Movies on TV (originally titled TV Movie Almanac & Ratings) which went through 17 editions between 1958 and 1993. The first guide of its kind (it preceded the still-active Maltin's TV Movies and Video Guide by ten years), the book contained a mixture of movies, videos and TV movies with ratings up to four stars.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Steven H. Scheuer Papers contains research files, correspondence, photographs, clippings, press releases, reviews, writings (scripts, story proposals, articles), printed material, and miscellanea. The collection is partially processed and the inventory below is to the box level.

Arrangement of the Collection

The collection is partially processed. For the most part original order has been retained.


Access Restrictions:

The majority of our archival and manuscript collections are housed offsite and require advanced notice for retrieval. Researchers are encouraged to contact us in advance concerning the collection material they wish to access for their research.

Use Restrictions:

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

Related Material

See also the Steven H. Scheuer Television History Interviews.

Subject Headings


Scheuer, Steven H.


Popular culture -- United States.
Television -- United States.

Genres and Forms

Clippings (information artifacts)
Press releases.
Printed material
Research notes.
Reviews (document genre)
Scripts (documents)



Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Steven H. Scheuer Papers,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Gift of Steven H. Scheuer.

Table of Contents

All About TV

Baseline, Inc

Cable Key


Radio TV Daily

Scripts and story proposals

Soap Opera Scene

TV Key

TV Watching

Video buyers service


Personal files