Out of the Archives: Georgia

Today’s edition of Out of the Archives was totally serendipitous. I was browsing down a deep, deep rabbit hole of library/information literacy/digital media resources/human-physical-space-digital-space-interaction when I came across the Digital Public Library of America. And a small slice of this big, big library full of lots and lots of stuff caught my eye. A small, country slice out of Richmond County Georgia:


Descriptive Title:
Photograph of Harry Chung’s Grocery, Augusta, Richmond County, Georgia, 1933
Augusta, 1933. Harry Chung’s Grocery located at the corner of 11th and Hopkins Streets.
Richmond County
Type of original:
Augusta | Asian Americans | Business
Cite as:
Vanishing Georgia, Georgia Division of Archives and History, Office of Secretary of State.
Usage note:
Contact repository re: reproduction and usage.
Held by:
Georgia Archives, 5800 Jonesboro Road, Morrow, GA 3026
Reference URL:


More on the Digital Library of America:

The Digital Public Library of America brings together the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them freely available to the world. It strives to contain the full breadth of human expression, from the written word, to works of art and culture, to records of America’s heritage, to the efforts and data of science. The DPLA aims to expand this crucial realm of openly available materials, and make those riches more easily discovered and more widely usable and used, through its three main elements:

1. A portal that delivers students, teachers, scholars, and the public to incredible resources, wherever they may be in America.

2. A platform that enables new and transformative uses of our digitized cultural heritage.

3. An advocate for a strong public option in the twenty-first century.

Try searching for Asian America. Then on the subjects box, I chose Asian Americans–Georgia–Augusta, for 30 pictures of the Chinese American community in Richmond County, Georgia from 1914 to 1962. Theoretically these pictures should also be on the Digital Library of Georgia but a preliminary search found me only 10, in the Vanishing Georgia Collection.


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