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Ken Krayeske Papers

Identifier: 2003-0090

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.


  • 1969-2009


The collection is open and available for research.

Restrictions on Use and Copyright Information

Permission to publish from these Papers must be obtained in writing from both the University of Connecticut Libraries and the owner(s) of the copyright.


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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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.

Provenance and Acquisition

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

Related Material

Archives & Special Collections has a substantial collection of materials pertaining to various aspects of Connecticut history and politics, the University, its history, administration, faculty, staff and students.

For detailed information on these collections please contact the curator or ask at the Reading Room desk.

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)

High Times publications from boxes 2005-0085_5 and _6 removed and integrated to Dodd Per.

Ken Krayeske Papers
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2012 July
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Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Special Collections, University of Connecticut Library Repository

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