Go-Go Archive at DC Public Library

Go-Go Archive at DC Public Library

Contribute, Participate, Share and Learn

In memory of music icon Chuck Brown, the DC Public Library has established a Go-Go archive to honor, preserve, enjoy and learn from DC's original music.
We cannot do it alone and need your help -- and your favorite Go-Go memorabilia. 

To create the Chuck Brown/Go-Go music archive, we are looking for materials relating to Chuck Brown, the music he loved, the culture surrounding the genre, and the spaces Go-Go has inhabited. This includes:
  • CDs and audio recordings of Chuck Brown and other Go-Go musicians;
  • flyers and posters;
  • photographs;
  • concert-ticket stubs;
  • videos or DVDs; and
  • letters that describe attending a Chuck Brown/Go-Go concert.
If you would like to contribute to our archive, please contact us at archives.dcpl@dc.gov or call at 202-727-2272. Items donated to the archive will be reviewed by library staff. Selected items will be organized, preserved and made accessible to generations to come. By sharing your Go-Go and Chuck Brown memories, students, researchers and historians will be able to access the rich history of the archive free of charge.

Go-Go As DC History Panel Discussion 
August 15, 2017 
Moderated by Marcus Dowling 

Go-Go As DC History Panel Discussion
 February 27, 2016 
Moderated by Marcus Dowling 

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