The collection includes 36 photos and 20 documents from the family of Mykyta Bilyi (Arakelian family branch).
There are photos from the Ottoman Empire (Artvin city) from 1890 to 1915, from Russia as part of the Russian Empire and Soviet Union in 1921-1959, and a photo from the town of Drohobych, Ukraine (Ukrainian SSR at the time of taking a photo) from the 1950’s. Most photos are cabinet photographs of family and friends made in various photo studios (mentioned on the cards) and later presented to family members for long memory.
The documents date back from 1919 to 1979. They include some that testify to Armenians fleeing from genocide and hiding in the Russian Empire, and illustrating how the Second World War affected the family and education of family members.