A Guide to the Ken Krayeske Papers, 1969-2009

Krayeske (Ken) Papers An Inventory

Summary Information

Title
Ken Krayeske Papers
Inclusive Dates
1969-2009
Extent
39 Linear Feet
Abstract
The Ken Krayeske Papers consist of administrative records, publications, pamphlets, correspondence, clippings, financial records, fliers, legal documents, audio cassettes, photographs, and posters of Meriden, Connecticut based attorney and activist Ken Krayeske. The collection contains materials from 1969 to 2009, with the bulk of the collection comprised of materials from the 1990s and 2000s.
Call Number
2003.0090
Language
English
Finding Aid Prepared By
Tim Webb.
Repository
University of Connecticut Library 405 Babbidge Road Unit 1205 Storrs, Connecticut 06269-1205 archives@uconn.edu URL:

Preferred Citation

[Item description, #:#], Ken Krayeske Papers. Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center,  University of Connecticut Libraries.

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Access and Use

Acquisition Information

The records were donated by Ken Krayeske in installments beginning in 2003.

Access Restrictions

The collection is open and available for research.

Preferred Citation

[Item description, #:#], Ken Krayeske Papers. Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center,  University of Connecticut Libraries.

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Controlled Access Headings

Genre(s)

  • Microfilms
  • Maps (documents)
  • Notes
  • Newsletters
  • Photographs
  • Legal documents
  • Administrative records
  • Realia
  • Publications (documents)
  • Ephemera (general object genre)
  • Manuscripts (document genre)
  • Fliers (printed matter)
  • Clippings (information artifacts)
  • Correspondence

Personal Name(s)

  • Krayeske, Ken

Subject(s)

  • Actions and defenses

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Biography

Ken Krayeske is a  Meriden, Connecticut, based attorney who practices in commercial litigation and a variety of other areas of law. Krayeske is a 2010 graduate of the  University of Connecticut School of Law and a 1994 graduate of  Syracuse University's Newhouse School of Public Communications.

Before entering the law Krayeske wrote for daily, weekly, and monthly newspapers and magazines, taught youth journalism, been a snowboard instructor, manufactured minor league baseball cards, worked as a deckhand on a trans-Atlantic megayacht, and campaigned for Ralph Nader. Most recently, he ran for  United States Congress in Connecticut's First Congressional District with the  Connecticut Green Party in 2010.

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Scope and Content Note

Materials in the collection consist of administrative records, notes, publications, pamphlets, optical disks, correspondence, magnetic disks, clippings, financial records, fliers, legal documents, maps, realia, magnetic disks (floppy disks), audio cassettes, photographs, awards, microforms, and posters. The collection contains materials from 1969 to 2009, with the bulk of the collection from the 1990s and 2000s. The collection contains materials that some may find objectionable.

Subjects in the collection include the Blue Line Trading Cards Company,  Warning Track Trading Cards Company, Youth Communication, VOX, Southend Knightriders Youth Center Inc. (SKYC), A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition, Clifford Thornton Candidacy, Ralph Nader, the Eighth Annual Youth Spirit Awards,  Nevis Island, St. Kitts, Syria, Iraq, and the St. Christopher and Nevis Island Budget Address from 1994-1995. The collection also includes a wide variety of magazines and newspapers, to include  The Labour Spokesman,  The Democrat,  The Chronicle,  High Times,  Sports Illustrated,  The New York Post,  "The Atlantic" ,  Penthouse,  National Geographic,  Scientific American,  Harpers Mother Jones,  Rolling Stones,  Playboy,  The Sun,  The War Crimes Times,  New York Times,  The Hartford Advocate,  The Waterbury Observer,  The Observer St. Kitts-Nevis,  The Hartford Courant, and  Underground Voices.

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Related Materials

Separated materials

The following titles associated with this collection have been cataloged: -Hitlist. Vol2#2 (June/July 2000) -Punk Planet: Notes from the Underground. #55,#56,#79,#80 (May-August 2003, May-August 2007)

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Collection Inventory

Series I: An Inventory 1969-2009 

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Administrative Records, Notes, Publications (Pamphlets), Optical Disks, Correspondence, Magnetic Disks, Clippings, Financial Records, Fliers, Legal Records, 1995-2003   1.3 Linear Feet Folders with labeled tabs, Portfolio with labeled tabs.

Scope and Content Note

Subjects Include: Blue Line Trading Cards Company, Warning Track Trading Cards Company, Youth Communication, VOX, Southend Knightriders Youth Center Inc. (SKYC).

Controlled Access Headings

Subject(s)

  • Underground press publications
2006-0199_1

Publications, Fliers, Clippings, Financial Records, Legal Documents, Administrative Records, 2004, 2006, 2007   1.3 Linear Feet Paperwork is organized in enclosed folders and paperclips.

Scope and Content Note

Subjects Include: March on the Pentagon March 17 2007, A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition, Connecticut Campaign Finance Laws, Nominating Petitions for Candidates for State Offices for The Green Party: November 7, 2006 Election, Clifford Thornton Candidacy, State of Connecticut Mail-In Voter Registration, Eighth Annual Youth Spirit Awards Connecticut.

Controlled Access Headings

Subject(s)

  • Underground press publications
2007-0033_2

Notes, Publications, Map and Realia: Altoids Container, 1993, 1994, 1995   1 Linear Feet Folders with labeled tabs, Notepads.

Scope and Content Note

Subjects Include: St. Christopher and Nevis Island Budget Address 1994-1995, Nevis Island, St. Kitts, The Observer.

Controlled Access Headings

Subject(s)

  • Underground press publications
2005-0154_3

Publications, 9 Magnetic Disks (Floppy Disks), Map, 1993, 1994, 1995   0.25 Linear Feet Folders with labeled tabs.

Scope and Content Note

Subjects Include: Nevi's Historical and Conservation Society, The Labour Spokesman, The Democrat, The Chronicle, work from The Observer, Five Star Follies Musical Show Script.

Controlled Access Headings

Subject(s)

  • Underground press publications
2005-0154_4

Publications, 1989, 1992, 1995-2003   1.3 Linear Feet Organized by magazines with and without Krayeske publications.

Scope and Content Note

Subjects Include: High Times Magazine.

Controlled Access Headings

Subject(s)

  • Underground press publications
2005-0085_5

Publications, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1999-2005   1.3 Linear Feet

Scope and Content Note

Subjects Include: The New American, Smithsonian, The Progressive, Sports Illustrated, New York Post The Yankee's Century, The Atlantic, Private Eye, Green Anarchy, Pent House, Content, National Geographic, Scientific American, Natural History, Harpers Magazine, Mother Jones, Print, Rolling Stones, Playboy, The Sun, Heads, Fitness, The Nation, Weird, Slime, The Fantastic Four, The Silver Surfer, The Comic Journal, Dork, Peoples Weekly World, Home City Free Press.

Controlled Access Headings

Subject(s)

  • Underground press publications
2005-0085_6

27 Sound Recordings (audio cassettes), 1995-2001   0.5 Linear Feet Tapes are labeled.

Scope and Content Note

Subjects Include: VASS, Dan Forbes, Paul Bowles, Charlottes's Web, Harrelson, Tibetan Freedom Fest, Rapping with Reynolds, Colin and Me, Grinspoon, The United Church of Christ in Cornwall Congregation, UFO's-Code 4, Rowland Interview, Moe Interview, Colin, Marabel.

Controlled Access Headings

Subject(s)

  • Underground press publications
2007-0033_7

Publications, Fliers, 2007-2009   1 Linear Feet

Scope and Content Note

Subjects Include: The War Crimes Times, Prometheus Radio Project, Maine Cyclist, Quaker Action, Prospect, The Scope, COMPAGNIE Marie Chouinard, Peace Work, CO-OP American Quarterly, New York Times, Central Connecticut Bycicle Alliance, The Hartford, The Chronicle.

Controlled Access Headings

Subject(s)

  • Underground press publications
2003-0090_8

Publications, 1997-1998   2 Linear Feet Organized in chronological order.

Scope and Content Note

Subjects Include: The Register Citizen

Controlled Access Headings

Subject(s)

  • Underground press publications
2003-0090_9

Publications, Clippings, 1994, 1998-1999   2 Linear Feet Organized in chronological order.

Scope and Content Note

Subjects Include: The Hartford Advocate, The Waterbury Observer, The Observer St. Kitts-Nevis, The Hartford Courant, Underground Voices, The Register Citizen.

Controlled Access Headings

Subject(s)

  • Underground press publications
2003-0090_10

Publications, Clippings, Notes, Handouts, 1995, 1997, 1998, 2006   1.3 Linear Feet

Scope and Content Note

Subjects Include: Cliff Thornton Media, The Daily Campus, The Hartford News, The New Haven Register, The Hartford Courant, The Quinnipac Legal Times, The Chronicle, Voter's Guide Election 2006, The Putnam Villager, The Hartford Catholic Worker, The Sunday Republican, Town Times, The Sports Page Magazine, Track Record, Eastern Connecticut Public Liberal Arts University Pamphlet, The Greater Hartford News, Warning Track Cards Advertisements, The Downtowner.

Controlled Access Headings

Subject(s)

  • Underground press publications
2007-0009_11

Administrative Records, Clippings, Handouts, Financial Records, Correspondence, Notes, Legal Documents, Publications, 1998-2002   1.3 Linear Feet Folders with labeled tabs.

Scope and Content Note

Subjects Include: Columbia Scholastic Press Association High School Journalism Conference, Echoes Fromt the Streets, Dow Jones Newspaper Fund, Youth Communication, VOX, Student Press Law Center, Poynter Institute, Our Piece of the Pie, Southend Community Services, Youth Street News, YO! Hartford, Civil Rights, Court Case: Eric M. Weiss and The Hartford Courant vs. Michael P. Peters and John Bazzano.

Controlled Access Headings

Subject(s)

  • Underground press publications
2003-0090_12

Publications, Clippings, Handouts, Correspondence, Notes, Administrative Records, Financial Records, 2001-2002   1.3 Linear Feet Folders with labeled tabs.

Scope and Content Note

Subjects Include: Issue 4 RRR, Teaching Tips, Issue 3 RRR, Educational Partners, Resource Materials for students, Southend Community Services, Potential Funding for Echoes from the Streets, Youth Communication, Our Piece of the Pie, Story Development Strategies.

Controlled Access Headings

Subject(s)

  • Underground press publications
2003-0090_13

Administrative Records, Clippings, Legal Documents, Publications, Handouts, Correspondence, Financial Records, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000   0.5 Linear Feet Folders with labeled tabs.

Scope and Content Note

Subjects Include: The Republican American, Simsbury High School Football, Warning Track Cards and Marketing, Connecticut Annual Report and Legal Measures on Drugs, The Hartford Advocate Sale, The San Francisco Bay Gaurdian.

Controlled Access Headings

Subject(s)

  • Underground press publications
2003-0090_14

Publications, Notes, 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999   1.3 Linear Feet Organized in chronological order.

Scope and Content Note

Subjects Include: The Greater Waterbury Republican American, The Sunday Republican, Town Times, 22 Reporters Notebooks.

Controlled Access Headings

Subject(s)

  • Underground press publications
2003-0090_15

Publications, Clippings, Correspondence, 1994-1996, 1997   1.3 Linear Feet

Scope and Content Note

Subjects Include: The Sunday Republican, The Waterbury Republican American, Letter to Robert Brown editor of Waterbury Republican-American.

Controlled Access Headings

Subject(s)

  • Underground press publications
2003-0090_16

Publications, 1998-1999   1.3 Linear Feet

Scope and Content Note

Subjects Include: The Hartford Advocate.

Controlled Access Headings

Subject(s)

  • Underground press publications
2003-0090_17

Administrative Records, Correspondence, Clippings, Notes, Financial Statements, Postcards, Publications,  2001, 2002, 2003   1.3 Linear Feet Folders with labeled tabs.

Scope and Content Note

Subjects Include: Southend Community Services, Our Piece of the Pie, Sex Education, Look Up Hook Up, Student Press Law Center, Relocation of Echoes from the Streets, Columbia University Trip, Youth Street News, YO! Hartford, Trek for Knowledge 2002, PepNet 2002.

Controlled Access Headings

Subject(s)

  • Underground press publications
2003-0090_18

Legal Documents, November 2008   0.25 Linear Feet Labeled folder

Scope and Content Note

Subjects Include: Nominating Petitions for Scott Deshefy for Congress.

Controlled Access Headings

Subject(s)

  • Underground press publications
2003-0090_19

Legal Documents, November 2008   0.5 Linear Feet

Scope and Content Note

Subjects Include: Nominating Petitions for Ralph Nader for President, Ralph Nader letter.

Controlled Access Headings

Subject(s)

  • Underground press publications
2003-0090_20

Photographs, Optical Disks, Award 2001-2002 

Scope and Content Note

Subjects Include: Our Piece of the Pie Award, Governor Rowland, Echoes from the Streets.

Controlled Access Headings

Subject(s)

  • Underground press publications
2003-0090_21

Photographs, Microforms, 2001, 2002   1.3 Linear Feet

Scope and Content Note

Subjects Include: UCONN Basketball, Hartford Basketball, Sports, Miscellaneous.

Controlled Access Headings

Subject(s)

  • Underground press publications
2003-0090_22

Publications, Photographs 2002-2007   1.3 Linear Feet Two portfolios

Scope and Content Note

Subjects Include: Echoes from the Streets (Winter 2007, Summer 2006)

2003-0090_23

Administrative Records, Fliers, Notes, Publications, Financial Records, Posters, Pamphlets, Correspondence, Awards, 2004-2006   1.3 Linear Feet Folders with labeled tabs and portfolios.

Scope and Content Note

Subjects Include: Our Piece of the Pie, Echoes from the Streets, Southend Community Services, The Hartford Advocate, Echoes from the Streets materials and curriculum.

2003-0090_24

Administrative Records, Fliers, Notes, Publications, Financial Records, Posters, Pamphlets, Correspondence, Optical Disks, Magnetic Disks  2004-2006   1.3 Linear Feet

Scope and Content Note

Subjects Include: Our Piece of the Pie, Echoes from the Streets, Southend Community Services, The Hartford Advocate, Echoes from the Streets materials and curriculum, Book of Lists.

2003-0090_25

Administrative Records, Legal Documents, Financial Records, Clippings, Notes, Correspondence, Optical Disks, Magnetic Disks, Postcards,  1969-2006   1.3 Linear Feet Folders with labeled tabs.

Scope and Content Note

Subjects Include: Connectitcut Communitiy Providers Association, Qimin Liu, ECSU, ECSU Soccer 1969, IT Security: Ivestigation and Prosecution of Cyber Crimes, Progressive Magazine, Trip to Syria, Abu Kamal, Iraq War, New York Times, Echoes from the Streets.

2003-0090_26

Administrative Records, Legal Documents, Financial Records, Clippings, Notes, Correspondence, Optical Disks, Magnetic Disks, Postcards, Relia,  1992-2006   1.3 Linear Feet Folders with labeled tabs.

Scope and Content Note

Subjects Include: Denny Lane Story, The Boston Freedom Rally, War on Drugs, High Times Articles, Dr. Lester Grinspoon, Cliff Thronton for Governor, Green Party, Relia: Campaign Buttons.

2003-0090_27

Legal Documents, 2008   1.3 Linear Feet

Scope and Content Note

Subjects Include: Nominating Petitions for Candidates for Presidential Elector: Ralph Nader

2003-0090_28

Administrative Records, Correspondence, Publications, Manuscript, Notes, 1983-1994   1.3 Linear Feet Notebooks and folders with labeled tabs.

Scope and Content Note

Subjects Include: Survival as the Goal of Wisdom, Holy Cross High School, Eye Fish in a See of Word (An Anthology Syracuse University), The Daily Orange, Syracuse Herald Journal, USA Today, The Cross Chronicle, College Work (Syracuse Uconn).

2003-0090_29

Administrative Records, Correspondence, Publications, Manuscript, Notes, Postcards, Photographs, 1991-1994   1.3 Linear Feet

Scope and Content Note

Subjects Include: USA Today, High Times, Times Magazine, College Work (Syracuse Uconn).

2003-0090_30

Publications, Fliers (Pamphlets, Handouts), Microform, Notes, Clippings, 1963-2011   1.3 Linear Feet

Scope and Content Note

Subjects Include: New York Times, Hartford Courant, Tip Off 2008-2009: The Official Magazine of Uconn Basketball, The Mayor's Update, Presente!, The Hartford News: Articles Written by Ken Krayeske, World War 3 #38, The Diplomat, West Coast Leaf, Reporter Notebooks, Clippings and Publications on 1960's Wars and Civil Rights Movements, Articles about incidences of Ken Krayeske and Jim Calhoun, VHS: Old Ship of Zion.

2007-0033_31

Publications, Photographs, Posters, Clippings, Notes 1994-2007   1 Linear Feet

Scope and Content Note

Subjects Include: The Time Herald-Record: Woodstock a 25th Commemorative, Mongrel. New Haven Advocate 2007 article. Poster of articles and stories from Seriously, some written by Ken Krayeske.

2007-0033_32

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Series II: Accession 2016-0093  (2007-2016)

Scope and Contents

This contents of this series are focused primarily on the lawsuit Krayeske v. City of Hartford et al. The majority of the materials contained within this series are the materials rendered in the lawsuit itself, therefore researchers should be prepared to encounter a signficant amount of legal prodecure and terminology (including Latin).

Processing Information

Extensive deaccessioning has taken place within this series. Over half of the materials processed were redundancies. Additionally, as there was no discernible intellectual organization of the materials, and given the specialized nature of the materials, efforts have been made to arrange this series so that researchers may access them with an understanding of their context within the lawsuit Krayeske v. City of Hartford et al.

There are ten total boxes of materials that have been seperated. All deaccessioned materials have been separated and await review by Krayeske. Until such time as permission is recieved the materials have been labelled and shelved at: 3.48. F-K

Conditions Governing Use

Some of the documents in the series contain sensitive infomration gathered in the investigation into Karyeske prior his 2007 arrest which incited the lawsuit Karyeske v. City of Hartford et al. These materials, primarily the documents labelled "Law Enforcement Report" contain the social security number, addresses, phone numbers, and other information on Krayeske, his relations and others deemed as potential connections to Krayeske himself. Some of these reports have been censored, primarily in the bound depositions, however the efforts for censoring this sensitive material is not always sucessful. Additionally, the designations of sensitive information are for legal standards related to the lawsuit -not standards maintained by the archives. Additional review of these materials is needed in order to determine whether they should be restricted. redacted, or removed.

Separated Materials

The accession contains a large quantity of digital-born material, primarily 3 1/4 Floppy Disk Drives, and CD-ROMs. Some of the digital-born materials are labelled as digital surrogates for printed materials within the collection while others are recordings of media coverage related to Krayeske's arrest and subsequent lawsuit. At the moment there is no active processing plan for the digital-born materials. They have been collected and separated from the accession proper.

Pleading Indices for Krayeske v. City of Hartford et al. Vol.1-5 2013-2016 

Scope and Contents

The five volumes of pleadings entered into the lawsuit Krayeske v. City of Hartford et al are organzied by volume. The indiviudal pleadings have numerical organziation that runs continuously between each volume. The numerial organization also corresponds to the chronology of the pleadings submitted, with the earliest pleadings having the lowest number.

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Discovery Indices for Krayeske v. City of Hartford et al. Vol.1-4 2007-2011 

Scope and Contents

The following materials are the collected requests for discovery made by both parties of the lawsuit Krayeske v. City of Hartford et al. These requests include, but are not limited to, interrogatories, notices of depositions, and objections and responses to the aforesaid requests. The requests for discovery are organzed by volume number and contain a numerical ordering consistent between volumes. The numbering is also consistent chornologically, with lower number requests for discovery occuring earlier.

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Civil Docket for Krayeske v. City of Hartford et al. 2007-2011 

Scope and Contents

The civil docket collected for Krayeske v. City of Hartford et al. ranged from roughly 2007-2011 and covers all of the different rulings on requests, responses, and motions delivered to the civil court for the lawsuit. Given the chonrological range of the docket it is an extensive collection of items, over 180 individual items that are arranged in numerical order. Where possible the original index for the docket has been perserved for each item. The numerical order of the items represents a chronological progression, with lower numbers having earlier dates.

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Bound Depositions for Krayekse v. City of Hartford et al. 2009-2011 

Scope and Contents

The following sub-series contains the bound deposition transcripts for the material witnesses and primary parties of the lawsuit Krayeske v. City of Harford et al. Where relevant the depositions are also bound together with evidence salient to the deposition. The discrepences in the accoutns of the events leading to the arrest of Krayeske and the perceptions regarding 3rd party poltics and early internet journalism would be of interest to researchers.

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Filed Court Documents for Krayeske v. City of Hartford et al. 2007-2015 

Scope and Contents

The following sub-series collects together the court documents that were filed and brought onto the civil docket for Krayeske v. City of Hartford et al. Of intererest to researchers is that the documents often contain annotations, revisions and note upon being recieved by Krayeske and his legal representation. The papers in this series are organzed chronologically by the date of filing. Some of the documents are reproductions requested at a later date, but preference has been given to original creation and filing where possible.

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Newspapers and Printed Online Articles authored by or related to Krayeske 2009-2015 

Scope and Contents

The collected newpapers and printed articles in this sub-series have been curated to include materials that are directly relevant to the context of the lawsuit Krayeske v. City of Hartford et al. Some of the articles included in this sub-series were entered into discovery to cooraborate Karyeske's assertions of shifting public percpetion regarding the case and his identification as a journalist.

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2016.0093_5

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