The collection is organized into two series: Series 1, 5" x 7" negatives and prints; and Series 2, 4" x 5" negatives and prints. The negatives have been placed before the prints. Nitrate negatives have been placed in Box 3, and damaged cellulose diacetate negatives in Box 4.
Method of Acquisition
On December 18, 1981, Albert S. Kelly donated to the Archives of Appalachia 159 prints and 159 negatives of Bristol, Tennessee and Virginia schools, churches, and businesses.
The collection was processed as a separate collection in December, 1988 by Georgia Greer and Marie Tedesco.