Tim Barnes Doctoral Research Files on Eddie Alkire


Scope and Contents

Biographical Note

Administrative Information

Detailed Description

Personal Papers and Correspondence

Research Files

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Title: Tim Barnes Doctoral Research Files on Eddie Alkire, 1925-2010Add to your cart.

ID: 26/20/228

Primary Creator: Barnes, Timothy E.

Extent: 1.0 cubic feet

Arrangement: Within each series, items are arranged in alphabetical order. Sheet music is arranged alphabetically by title.

Date Acquired: 03/20/2020

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Consists of Tim Barnes' doctoral research notes and materials on Elburn "Eddie" Alkire. Collection is organized into two series: Series 1: Personal papers and correspondence which includes Alkire's correspondence and Barnes' dissertation notes and proposal.  Series 2: Research files divided into four subseries: 1)  Trade magazine, journal and newspaper articles; lectures; radio program scripts; and photographs; 2) Ads and promotional materials for Alkire's publications company; 3) Sheet music for Hawaiian guitar; 4) Books.

Biographical Note

Timothy E. Barnes, a native of New Jersey, received his Bachelor's degree in music from Shenandoah University in 1985 and a Master of Music from the University of Maryland at College Park in 1989. He was a doctoral student in musicology at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana from 1990 until 2010. From 1998 until 2017, Barnes held several administrative positions at Illinois including Director of Illinois Strategic International Partnerships (ISIP). In 2016, under his direction, ISIP was awarded the Andrew Heiskell Award for Innovation in International Education for the Best International Partnerships by the Institute for International Education (IIE). In November, 2017, Barnes was appointed Executive Director of  International Partnerships and Research at the University of Kentucky.

Administrative Information

Repository: The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music

Acquisition Source: Tim Barnes

Acquisition Method: Gift

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[Series 1: Personal Papers and Correspondence, 1925-2010],
[Series 2: Research Files, 1930-2006],

Series 1: Personal Papers and Correspondence, 1925-2010Add to your cart.
Materials related to Tim Barnes' development of dissertation topic including draft of dissertation proposal, survey of resources on Eddie Alkire and Hawaiian music, and copies of Alkire's personal correspondence.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Alkire, Eddie: Biographical Skech, June, 2006Add to your cart.
Composed by Tim Barnes. Bographical sketch includes chronology of important dates in Alkire's life.
Folder 2: Copyright Law, undatedAdd to your cart.
Excerpts from U.S. Copyright law presumably at the time Barnes was researching and writing his dissertation.
Folder 3: Correspondence, 1925Add to your cart.
Letter from First Hawaiian Coonservatoryof Music, Inc. to Eddie Alkire re: his enrollment in a correspondence course to learn to play the Hawaiian Guitar..
Folder 4: Correspondence, Personal: Eddie Alkire (1 of 2), 1934-1952Add to your cart.
Carbon copies of letters from Eddie Alkire to family and friends.
Folder 5: Correspondence, Personal: Eddie Alkire (2 of 2), 1948-1952Add to your cart.
Correspondence between Alkire and family, friends and others.
Folder 6: DIssertation Proposal, 2010Add to your cart.
Includes comments from reviewers.
Folder 7: Library Searches, 2010Add to your cart.
Library of Congress searches.
Folder 8: Preliminary Overview of Subject: Finding Aid and Journal Articles, 2006-2008Add to your cart.
Material contained in a binder. Printed copy of finding aid on Eddie Alkire collection in Sousa Archives and Center for American Music , University of Illinois.
Folder 9: Research Notes, undatedAdd to your cart.

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