Goose Island Ramblers Documentation Project Collection, 1990-1991

Scope and Content Note

Wisconsin Historical Society Archives holds the original sound recordings of the interviews, cassette copies of the recording sessions, and a copy of the commercial cassette recording produced during the project. The interviews cover each band member's musical career and reach back into the 19th century. Copies of the interviews are also held by the UW-Madison Folklore Program.

Wisconsin Historical Society Archives also holds copies of photographic prints and photocopied materials collected from the Goose Island Ramblers during the project. The photographs show the Goose Island Ramblers posed in costume with their instruments and performing live as a group and with other performers. Photocopies from the musicians' scrapbooks include newspaper clippings, letters, releases, photographs, song lyrics, and autobiographies. Consent forms and tape indexes are also present.