Personal papers of James Barnes
Barnes taught in the School of Fine Arts at the University of Kansas for several decades, as well as composing original pieces for concert band and orchestra. This collection includes correspondence, sheet music, music scores, and manuscripts from throughout his professional musical career.
- Creation: 1975-2000s
- Barnes, James, 1949- (Composer, Person)
Conditions Governing Access
These materials are stored in the KU Annex off-site storage area.
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Conditions Governing Use
Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.
Biography of James Barnes
Barnes received his B.M. in 1974 and his M.M. in 1975, both in Music and both from the University of Kansas. He joined the faculty of KU's School of Fine Arts as the assistant to the Director of Bands in 1975, reaching full professor status in 1991. While at KU, Barnes taught music composition, orchestration, arranaging, and wind band history/repertoire courses.
Barnes has composed seven symphonies, three concertos, and numerous other pieces for concert band and orchestra. He has guest conducted and lectured in Japan, Europe, Australia, Taiwan, Singapore, and throughout the United States. Barnes has been a member of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) and the American Bandmasters Association.
10 Linear Feet (10 boxes + 14 oversize boxes)
Language of Materials
Annex (Contact Spencer Library Public Services)
- Guide to the James C. Barnes Collection
- Personal papers of James Barnes
- Finding aid prepared by ad, 2005. Finding aid encoded by ad, 2005. Finding aid revised by skt, 2010.
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Finding aid written in English.
- Finding aid permalink
- Preferred citation
Personal papers of James C. Barnes, University Archives, PP 325, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas