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Charles Suddarth Kelly Collection

Identifier: P014
The collection consists of 39 images (three proof sheets each containing nine images and three additional photographs). Additionally there are 39 negatives, however there is one negative without a corresponding print and one image without a negative. Mr. Kelly is a retired television broadcasting executive and long time resident of the District. In 1983 he authored a book entitled, Washington Then and Now: 69 Sites Photographed in the Past and the Present. The bulk of Mr. Kelly’s photograph collection was donated to George Washington University Library.


  • 1900-1984

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1 box

Custodial History

There is no deed of gift and it uncertain as to how the library acquired these photographs.

Processing Information

Each proof sheet and individual image was placed in an individual polypropylene sleeve. Each image was assigned a number. For the proof sheets, images are numbered from left to right, top to bottom. The completed sleeves were placed in acid free folders and then in an archival box for storage in the DC Community Archives. Negatives were individually placed in archival paper sleeves and assigned a number that directly corresponds with the positive version of the image. Negatives were then placed in an archival box and placed in the negative storage cabinet.
Charles Suddarth Kelly
An inventory of the Charles Suddarth Kelly Collection at DC Public Library
Finding aid prepared by Mark S. Greek.
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Repository Details

Part of the DC Public Library Special Collections Repository

1709 3rd Street NE
Washington DC 20002 USA