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J. B. Collins Photographs

 Collection — other: 1 folder in Box 3
Identifier: AppMs-446

Scope and Contents

The J. B. Collins Photographs collection consists of 79 black and white photographic images (4" x 5") on 20 contact sheets depicting serpent-handling church services at the Dolley Pond Church of God with Signs Following at Birchwood, Tennessee, and the Faith Tabernacle at LaFollette, Tennessee, c. 1945. Included are scenes of members being arrested at the Dolley Pond church and scenes at the Hamilton County Courthouse in Chattanooga, Tennessee.


  • circa 1945


Conditions Governing Access

The photographs are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The photographs may not be reproduced or used for commercial purposes.


1.00 folder(s)

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Method of Acquisition

The collection of J. B. Collins Photographs was donated to the Archives of Appalachia by J. B. Collins, Chattanooga, Tennessee, December 7, 1990 and opened to researchers in December 1996. The original negatives from which the contact prints were made have been returned to the donor.

Processing Information

Ned Irwin completed processing the collection in December 1996.
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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