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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 for the Arts (NEA) grant application for a documentary of E. C. and Orna Ball as well as slides depicting E. C. and Orna Ball and Richard Blaustein of the Department of Sociology at East Tennessee State University at the August 1975 Mountain City, Tennessee Fiddlers Convention.


  • 1967-1976


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.


12.00 Video recordings

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The collection is divided into four series: Series 1, Original Recordings; Series 2, Access copies; Series 3, Preservation masters; and Series 4, NEA Grant Application and Slides.

Method of Acquisition

The David Larry Nave Collection was donated to the Archives of Appalachia on September 10, 1987, 1988-023.

Separated Materials

The original donation included tapes and other material which related to work done for Broadside Television. These have been added to the Broadside Television Collection, AppMs 28.

Processing Information

Norma Myers and Marie Tedesco completed processing the collection in April 1991.

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Repository Details

Part of the Archives of Appalachia Repository

PO Box 70295
344 J.L. Seehorn Jr. Rd.
Johnson City TN 37614 USA