- Existence: 1917-
J. B. Collins was born in 1917 in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He is a graduate of King College, Bristol, Tenn., and has been a reporter and editor for the Chattanooga News-Free Press for the past 56 years. He is presently urban affairs editor for the newspaper. The photographs in the collection were taken by Collins as part of his coverage of serpent-handling church services in c. 1945 for the newspaper.