Skip to main content


Subject Source: Library Of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 50 Collections and/or Records:

Kristy la rAt interview part 2, 2019-08-28

Identifier: dcpl_dcohc016_04_2
Scope and Contents

In this interview, Kristy Chavez-Fernandez, known professionally as Kristy la rAt, discusses music, family and community memories growing up in the D.C. metro area with strong ties to her family in Lima, Peru and New York. Her work in activism, education and culture, with relationships at the core, led to co-founding Anthology of Booty and throwing intentional parties in D.C. with her best friends.

Dates: 2019-08-28

Laura Irene interview, 2021-06-05

Identifier: dcpl_dcohc031_04.wav
Abstract Laura Irene talks about moving to Washington, D.C. from Dallas, Texas and slowly finding the music and arts community that she continues to foster today. She reflects on her collection of records of LatinX music, interview recordings, and other interesting sounds. She remembers creating Day of the Dead altars for two years, where Rhizome DC community was invited to reflect on their dead, as well as remember LatinX people, killed by the police. She emphasizes how rare and important spaces...
Dates: 2021-06-05

Layne Garrett interview, 2021-06-05

Identifier: dcpl_dcohc031_05.wav
Abstract Layne Garrett discusses growing up in a typical household in Tennessee and spending his childhood, visiting family on long road trips to Texas. While interest in music was always present in Layne’s life, it was in high school that exposure to outsider literature and open tuning in guitar brought him to be a part of music projects and pursue creative expression. He reflects on four years of living in a new city in Phoenix after college, where lack of social engagements got him to experiment...
Dates: 2021-06-05

Kip Lornell and Charles Stephenson, Jr. Go-Go Oral History Collection

Identifier: 230
Content Description

This collection contains transcripts of interviews conducted by Kip Lornell and Charles Stephenson as part of the research for their book "The Beat: Go-Go's Fusion of Funk and Hip-Hop." The materials document the evolution of Go-Go performers and sound; as well as the cultural and political role the music plays in Washington, D.C.

Dates: 1988 - 1998

Violet Lowens D.C. Arts and Culture Collection

Identifier: 090
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of memorabilia, programs, invitations, correspondence, clippings, and newsletters from a variety of arts and culture institutions in Washington, D.C., including items related to theatre, musicals, concerts, exhibits, speeches, and dance performances.

Dates: 1942-1983

Luke Stewart interview, 2021-06-20

Identifier: dcpl_dcohc031_07.wav
Abstract Luke Stewart talks about being born in the Mississippi Gulf Coast and moving to Washington, D.C. in pursuit of music and historical connections to the legacy of radical music and culture in the capital. His approach to performance is that of recognizing musical legacies of the cities, where he is based, and using radical music and culture as tools of resistance and call for social justice. He meets a community of improvising musicians and elders while working at WPFW. Luke continues to meet...
Dates: 2021-06-20

Natalie Hopkinson Research Collection

Identifier: 211
Scope and Contents

Collection consists of research materials including notes and field recordings, photographs, clippings from periodicals, and ephemera documenting go-go music and culture in the Washington, DC metropolitan area gathered by Hopkinson. The collection also includes material written and published by Hopkinson.

Dates: 1986 - 2021

National Ballet Records

Identifier: 034
Scope and Contents

The records consist of trustee minutes, programs, advertisements, press releases, clippings, biographical files, promotional materials, and scrapbooks regarding the promotion and administration of the National Ballet. The collection also contains musical scores, hanging plots, stage directions, board studies, set designs, videotapes, audiotapes, microforms, and photographs which document its artistic work. The records are arranged into 12 series.

Dates: 1962-1974

National Christmas Tree Collection

Identifier: 088
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of correspondence, speeches, invitations, parking passes, sheet music, clippings, and photographs related to the history and raising of the National Christmas Tree, as well as items from the Christmas Pageant of Peace, which began in 1954.

Dates: 1923-1969

Chip Py Go-Go Collection

 Collection — External hard drive DIG_00029
Identifier: 199
Content Description The Chip Py Go-Go Collection consists of 1,900-plus individually composed and artistically rendered images of concert performances of Chuck Brown, the 'Godfather of Go-Go'; and other individuals and bands, including Rare Essence, Backyard Band, Familiar Faces, Suttle Thoughts, BE'LA DONA, and Da Mixx. The photographs were taken by Chip Py, personal photographer to Chuck Brown, between 2010 and 2020. The bulk of the collection dates from 2010-2014. The collection documents the importance of...
Dates: 2010 - 2020