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Chong Lung and Co. collection

Identifier: 2011.090
The collection mostly contains administrative and business records of Chong Lung and Co., such as business cards, letterhead, bills, receipts, inventory lists, payroll records, tax records, bank accounts, check books, and other financial records. Most of the business records are from the early 1920s to the late 1940s. In addition, there is a newspaper clipping and a few personal items, including letters, cards, envelopes, and notebooks. Objects are also searchable via PastPerfect Online System at


  • Majority of material found within 1921-1969

Language of Materials

Some materials in Chinese.

Conditions Governing Access

Some of the material in the first series, business documents, is restricted due to sensitive financial information.

Conditions Governing Use

For reference use only; not for reproduction, distribution, or deposit in another collection. Requests for permission to publish material from this collection should be discussed with the Director of Collections. If publishing, cite: Chong Lung and Co. Collection, Museum of Chinese in America.


9 Linear Feet : 9 linear feet (8 boxes; 1 large flat box) of paper documents.

Biographical / Historical

Chong Lung & Co. was a Chinese grocery store, founded in the early 1920's at 33 Pell Street in New York's Chinatown.


Organized alphabetically into 4 series: (1) Business documents, (2) Newspapers, (3) Personal items, and (4) Photographs.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Salvaged items.


This finding aid was created with grant support from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).
Chong Lung & Co. collection
Magdaline Lawhorn
September 23, 2015
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Repository Details

Part of the Museum of Chinese in America Repository

70 Mulberry Street,2nd floor
New York NY 10013 USA