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Go-Go Music Artificial Collection

Identifier: 101

Scope and Contents

This is an artificially created collection of materials related to Go-Go music and the Go-Go music community. Materials include live and studio recordings of Go-Go performances; periodicals and article clippings about Go-Go performers, music, and culture; academic works regarding Go-Go; and ephemera related to Go-Go music and performances.


  • Creation: 1975 - 2022


5.5 Linear feet

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Materials in the Go-Go Collection are organized into series based on material format. Subseries are created to create further subdivisions by specific types of materials and material origin.

Series I: Periodicals Series II: Scholarship Series III: Ephemera Series IV: Photographs Series V: Audio-Visual Materials Subseries 1: Cassettes Subseries 2: Compact Discs Subseries 3: LPs Series VI: Oversized Items


This artificial collection comprises materials acquired from multiple individual donors. The collection continues to be added to as donations are made periodically over time.

Related Materials

149, Craig Rosen and the Static Disruptors D.C. Groove Collection
199, Chip Py Go-Go Collection
211, Natalie Hopkinson Research Collection
225, Go-Go Museum and Café Collection
230: Kip Lornell and Charles Stephenson oral history collection
dcpl_web0026, Go-Go (Web) Archive

Separated Materials

The oral histoyr transcripts from Series 2, Box 2, folders 11 and 12 were seperated from this collection and places into collection 230: Kip Lornell and Charles Stephenson oral history collection.

Processing Procedure

Standard archival processing procedures were followed.

Clippings from newspapers and magazines were photocopied onto bond paper, and discarded. Original newsprint was separated from the collection. Duplicates of print materials were separated from the collection.

The collection was processed at the folder level. Items acquired and added to this collection will be placed into folders, and added to the appropriate series.

Go-Go Music Artificial Collection
An inventory of the Go-Go Music Artificial Collection
Processed by Philip Espe
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Revision Statements

  • 2022-08-25: Series and subseries updated.
  • 2022-08-25: Added information from the revised processing work and finding aid composition by DCPL staff member Philip Espe.

Repository Details

Part of the The People's Archive, Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library Repository

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