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Nave, David Larry



  • Existence: 1951-1993


David Larry Nave was born on January 2, 1951 in Knoxville, Tennessee. He spent his childhood and adolescence in Mountain City, Tennessee and attended Johnson County Public Schools. In 1976 he graduated from East Tennessee State University with a B.S. degree in history. He minored in sociology with an emphasis in anthropology.

From April 1974 through April 1976, Nave worked as a field researcher, producer, camera man, and sound man for Broadside Television in Johnson City, Tennessee. He participated in the Southern Appalachian Video Ethnography Series (SAVES), a cooperative project of Broadside and ETSU's Department of Sociology and Anthropology. While employed by Broadside, Nave produced "Parking Lot Pickin' and Fiddlin' Around," a documentary which dealt with off-stage activity at an old-time fiddlers convention. He also worked as a camera man and sound man on other SAVES projects.

Nave began working as an independent video producer who focused on Appalachian culture. In addition, Nave performed contractual work for hospitals, schools and industries, and individual professionals. Nave owned and managed an insurance agency in Mountain City, Tennessee. He died at Mountain City on January 18, 1993.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

David Larry Nave Video Recordings

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: AppMs-0304
Scope and Contents The David Larry Nave Video Recordings consist of videotapes of folk culture in Southern Appalachia and a small amount of supporting material. The tapes depict E.C. and Orna Ball, two old-time country musicians from Rugby, Virginia; Lynn and Morris, two singer-comedians; and Willard and Ora Watson, a toy maker and a quilter from Deep Gap, North Carolina. The tapes are arranged alphabetically by name of the subject of the videos. The supporting material includes a copy of a National Endowment...
Dates: 1967-1976