Guide to the George Alfred Bell Store Ledger Digital Images, 1916-1923

Summary Information

Title: George Alfred Bell Store Ledger Digital Images, 1916-1923
Collection: AC.834
Extent: 1.0 linear feet (2 CD boxes)

The George Alfred Bell Store Ledger Digital Images is a digitized collection of the store's 1916-1923 business acounts. The original ledger was returned to the donor.

Creator: George Alfred Bell Store

Biographical/Historical Note

The Ledger came from the George Alfred Bell Store. He and his sons ran a store and post office in Slavens, Kentucky. The store was probably located in Wayne County, Kentucky before 1912, then moved to McCreary County, Kentucky. This ledger begins in 1916. (History provided by the donor)

Scope and Contents

This collection is seventy-four CDs of the digitized copy of a store ledger from George Alfred Bell's store in Kentucky (according to the donor) for years 1916-1923. The user copy of .jpegs (CD #74) is in box 2.


The 74 CDs are labeled and numbered and housed in two boxes, with the user CD copy being #74 in Box 2. All others are the archival copies of .tif files.

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

The donor, Wanda Worley loaned the original ledger to Sandy Ballard of Appalachian Studies and asked that we digitize it and return the original to her. The digital images were accessioned as AC.2009.039.

Processing Information

Processed by Anita Elliott, March 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.834: George Alfred Bell Store Ledger Digital Images, W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA.

Container List


Digitized Ledger on CDs 1-55, 1916-1923 


Digitized Ledger on CDs 56-74, 1916-1923