Share Your Chuck Brown Memories

Contribute to the DCPL Go-Go Archive


In memory of music icon Chuck Brown, the DC Public Library is creating an archive honoring the artist and Go-Go.

But we cannot do it alone. We 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 and the music he loved, including:

  • 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 bring your items to the Washingtoniana Division, located on the third floor of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, during normal operating hours. All donations require completion of a form granting the DC Public Library ownership of the item without the expectation of payment or any other form of compensation.

Items donated to the archive will be reviewed by library staff. Selected items will be organized and preserved.

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.