I was in Milwaukee in September, 2002 and spent the better part of two days at the Library. The business meetings that I was supposed to be attending got in the way somewhat but I managed to go through all of the material and took a lot of notes.
As I recal, the information was part of a doctoral research project by Richard Johnston who spent a lot of time in the mid 1970s interviewing the principals and minor characters who were willing to talk to him. He never finished his thesis but, based on a rough draft of the first chapter, apparently wanted to tell the KT story through a Greek Tragedy motif.
Most of the material is GP rated with some funny quips but some should probably not be widely disseminated due to the still raw feelings of some of the participants.
: Trio fans in the Milwaukee area might be interested in this. I checked and saw it is
: cited on the Thank You page of KTOR. Don't know what else is in this collection
: that was not covered in KTOR but thought it can't hurt to mention it. Curious as to
: what is in the video items. The location:
: Univ. of Wisc. - Milwaukee Library
: 2311 East Hartford Ave.
: Milwaukee, WI 53211
: Available at UWM Libraries Archives Collection (Call Number:UWM Manuscript
: Collection 16)
: Title: Kingston Trio records, 1956-1986.
: •Author: Kingston Trio
: •Form/Genre: Photographic prints; Interviews
: •Format: 3.4 cubic ft. (6 boxes including 1 audio cassette; 1 audio reel; 2
: videocassettes) 2 film reels
: •Contents/Summary: This collection consists of the records related to the Kingston
: Trio and founding member and group leader Dave Guard. It documents the history of
: one of the most popular and influential music groups in American history. Beginning
: in the spring of 1957, the Kingston Trio launched a career into popular music that
: would top the charts for over the next several years with dozens of top selling
: records and number one hits. This collection documents the rise and continued
: success of the Kingston Trio with news articles, promotional materials, photographs,
: ephemera, and a series of interview transcripts with group members and associates.
: •Notes: There are no access restrictions on the materials, and the collection is
: open to all members of the public in accordance with state law. As a preservation
: measure, researchers must use the access copies of the television pilot,
: commercials, and record album (dub) rather than the original items.