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Barrie Nettles papers, 1974-1999

Identifier: BCA-023

Scope and contents

This collection consists of 1 box of teaching materials created and compiled by former Berklee faculty member (and chair of the harmony department) Barrie Nettles. Materials include reels, tapes, papers, and textbook drafts. Teaching materials include workbooks and exams for Harmony 1, Harmony 2, Harmony 3, and Harmony 4, as well as exams for Arranging 1 and 2 and Ear Training placement exams.


  • 1974-1999


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research by appointment. Advance notice is required for access because materials are stored offsite.

Audiovisual recordings have not been transferred. Patrons may view an item’s original container and/or carrier, but the original recordings are not available for playback due to preservation concerns. Patrons may request access to viewing/listening copies via onsite appointment, however recordings on obsolete formats may not be available. Contact Archives staff for further information.

Biographical note

Composer and arranger Barrie Nettles was a foundational member of the harmony department at Berklee College of Music, serving as chair and authoring many of its core curricular texts.


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The Barrie Nettles Papers are arranged in two series.

Series 1: Course Materials

The Course Materials series is made up of materials used for classes, including workbooks and exams. This series is arranged by course number.

Series 2: Audiovisual Materials

The Audiovisual Materials series is made up of reels and cassette tapes related to classes in Berklee's Harmony Department. This series is arranged by course number.

Barrie Nettles papers, 1974-1999
Amanda Axel; with Sofía Becerra-Licha
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The processing of this collection and the creation of this finding aid were completed with support from a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

Repository Details

Part of the Berklee Archives Repository

Berklee College of Music
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