StoryCorps is born with the opening of a StoryBooth in Grand Central Terminal in New York.
StoryCorps launches its two MobileBooths—traveling recording studios housed in Airstream trailers—from the Library of Congress. By mid 2008, they will have recorded stories in all lower 48 states.
StoryCorps launches our first special initiative to honor the people affected by the events of September 11, 2001, in partnership with the National September 11 Memorial & Museum.
StoryCorps launches a special initiative to reach out to people affected by memory loss.
We open a StoryBooth in Milwaukee. Months later, we open another StoryBooth in Nashville.
The StoryCorps Griot Initiative launches to collect the stories of of African American families across the nation.
StoryCorps receives a rare institutional Peabody Award.
The first-ever StoryCorps book, Listening Is an Act of Love is released by The Penguin Press and featured at Starbucks. The book is an instant New York Times bestseller.
Our flagship StoryBooth in Grand Central Terminal closes, and the new flagship StoryBooth opens in Lower Manhattan’s Foley Square.
The StoryCorps Griot Initiative surpasses the 2,300 interviews gathered as part of the WPA slave narratives of the 1930s to become the largest collection of African American stories in history.
StoryCorps opens a StoryBooth in San Francisco, in partnership with the Contemporary Jewish Museum, and launches a special one-year initiative in Alaska. The paperback edition of Listening Is an Act of Love is released and becomes a New York Times bestseller.
StoryCorps launches the first annual National Day of Listening on the day after Thanksgiving, inspiring tens of thousands of Americans to record and preserve conversations with loved ones during the holidays.
StoryCorps launches StoryCorps Historias, and initiative to honor and celebrate Latino stories.
StoryCorps 2010-2014 Strategic Plan complete. Establishes long-term goal of touching the lives of every American family.
StoryCorps’ second book Mom: A Celebration of Mothers from StoryCorps is released and becomes a New York Times bestseller.
StoryCorps’ first animated short “Q&A” premiers online and receives 600,000 views over Mother’s Day weekend. More animated stories will air on public television starting in August 2010.