Guide to the Will Watlington Entertainment Papers and Recordings, undated

Summary Information

Title: Will Watlington Entertainment Papers and Recordings, undated
Collection: AC.784
Extent: 0.25 linear feet (1 half-size manuscript box)

This collection features Will Watlington of Roanoke, Virginia, and his Do-All Magical Medicine Pitch show, as well as a cassette tape he recorded Get Off Your Ham and Fight for Sam, all undated.

Creator: Watlington, Will

Biographical/Historical Note

Will Watlington was a magician/speaker in Virginia, Tennessee, and North Carolina in the 1970-80s. As indicated on the fliers, he entertained at many gatherings of big-name and smaller companies' employees, such as Ford, West Bend, Sealtest, and numerous Chambers of Commerce.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of one original cassette tape, a user CD copy and an archival CD copy by Will Watlington of Roanoke, VA titled Get off your ham and fight for Sam. On tape, it reads, One of thirty-five 'original' tapes for the private listening of Mr. Lawrence. Also included in this collection are two fliers advertising Doctor Will Watlington's Do-All Magical Medicine Pitch entertainment show. They list several companies and venues at which he entertained.


This collection is housed in one box, fliers in a folder, audio materials in an envelope inside box.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room. An appointment for research is recommended. The Dougherty Reading Room is located on the 4th floor of Belk Library in Special Collections.

Acquisitions Information

This collection was purchased from Bookworm and Silverfish. Accession numbers AC.2011.108 and 109

Processing Information

This was processed by Anita Elliott, February 2014. This collection was processed as part of a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. The grant funded extensive processing of the backlog within the W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection between 2012 and 2014.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], AC.784: Will Watlington, Roanoke, Virginia, Entertainment Papers and Recordings, W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA.

Container List

Entertainment Fliers, Do-All Magical Medicine Pitch, undated Box 1
Audio Cassette and CDs, Get Off Your Ham and Fight for Sam, undated Box 1