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March 12, 2012
Gara LaMarche, a Senior Fellow at New York University’s Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service, has been elected Chairperson the Board of StoryCorps, the national oral history project. Mr. LaMarche served as President and Chief Executive Officer of The Atlantic Philanthropies from 2007 to 2011.
November 15, 2010
In celebration of Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month, StoryCorps has created Commemorate, a unique toolkit designed to help organizations record, share, and preserve the stories of people living with memory loss.
October 6, 2010
StoryCorps will be featured in “The Last Newspaper”—a new exhibition on view at the New Museum in New York City from October 6, 2010, through January 9, 2011. The exhibition, a large-scale exercise in citizen journalism that explores the ways artists approach the news, will allow the public to access part of StoryCorps’ archive of professional-quality audio stories.
September 29, 2010
StoryCorps has announced the third annual National Day of Listening to take place on November 26, 2010. The National Day of Listening is an effort to encourage Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs to interview a friend, loved one, or member of their community about their lives on the day after Thanksgiving.
August 5, 2010
StoryCorps makes its entrance into the world of television with an animated version of one of its most beloved stories. Danny Perasa was an OTB (off-track betting) clerk and Annie was a nurse when they first visited StoryCorps in Grand Central Terminal in 2004 to recount their twenty-seven-year romance. These remarkable Brooklynites returned to StoryCorps time and time again to document their lives and share stories of their lifelong love affair.
June 12, 2010
Gara LaMarche, President and CEO of the Atlantic Philanthropies, has been elected to serve on the Board of Directors of the renowned national nonprofit StoryCorps. Prior to leading The Atlantic Philanthropies, LaMarche served as the Vice President and Director of U.S. Programs at the Open Society Institute (OSI).
June 7, 2010
This year, for the first time, personal stories demonstrating the ongoing impact of award-winning museums and libraries will be documented through a cooperative agreement between IMLS and StoryCorps.
May 6, 2010
Dave Isay, who has brought the practice of oral history to tens of thousands of ordinary American families through StoryCorps, will receive the 2010 Stephen E. Ambrose Oral History Award at the annual meeting of the Rutgers Living History Society on Friday, May 14.
May 4, 2010
StoryCorps’ iPhone App helps you record an interview with your mom for Mother’s Day.
May 3, 2010
StoryCorps debuts its first animated short in honor of Mother’s Day.
March 11, 2010
On sale April 15, 2010, just in time for Mother’s Day! Edited with an introduction by Dave Isay.
9/11 Speakers Series to feature interviews from StoryCorps’ 9/11 archive on March 31, 2010.
New York Times bestseller Listening Is an Act of Love offers a unique holiday “gift that gives back” by supporting StoryCorps’ efforts to build a more thoughtful and compassionate nation.
StoryCorps creates a new holiday tradition where Americans share and record their stories on the day after Thanksgiving.
NYPL and acclaimed oral history project team up for all-day event on Friday, November 27, 2009.
Atlanta becomes the third city in the country with a long-term StoryBooth.
StoryCorps will visit cities throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico.
The StoryCorps CD will be distributed at the NAACP convention in New York City, July 11â17, 2009.
The national oral history project’s Airstream recording trailer comes to Manhattan for the first time to capture personal Lincoln Center Stories.
Overwhelming success of project that encourages the nation to interview loved ones; tradition to continue through the holidays.
President and Mrs. Bush to add personal stories to nation’s largest oral history project.
Acclaimed oral history project encourages Americans to interview a loved one the day after Thanksgiving.
New York Times and Los Angeles Times Bestseller.
StoryCorps will launch with a Community Listening Party and book signing featuring Dave Isay, StoryCorps founder and author of Listening Is an Act of Love.
StoryCorps Alaska will record more than 500 stories of everyday Alaskans in six-month initiative.
City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn to join StoryCorps at opening.
December 7, 2007
UNICEF, One Laptop per Child (OLPC) and Google today announced the launch of “Our Stories” (www.ourstories.org), a joint initiative to preserve and share the histories and identities of cultures around the world by making personal stories available online in many languages.
November 1, 2007
StoryCorps Griot partners with WKNO and the Memphis Public Library in gathering stories.
October 30, 2007
Edited and with an Introduction by Dave Isay.
August 7, 2007
Listening Is an Act of Love features remarkable stories from everyday people and creates a mosaic of American life.
June 21, 2007
StoryCorps Griot partners with Chicago Public Radio and WVON in gathering stories for archive to be housed at Smithsonian.
May 11, 2007
StoryCorps Griot partners with WDET in gathering stories for archive to be housed at the Smithsonian.
Martha’s Vineyard, Cleveland, and Omaha among the new cities on the tour.
March 28, 2007
StoryCorps Griot partners with WBGO in gathering stories for archive to be housed at the Smithsonian.
February 15, 2007
StoryCorps Griot Initiative largest of its kind ever undertaken. Will record the stories of everyday African Americans in cities across the nation.
February 7, 2007
StoryCorps Griot project largest of its kind ever undertaken. Will record the stories of everyday African Americans in nine cities across the nation, including Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, Newark and Selma.
StoryCorps to spend one month capturing the stories of Houstonians, including Hurricane Katrina evacuees.
StoryCorps to spend six months at the Milwaukee Public Library beginning January 25, 2007.
Houston, Richmond and Hartford among the new cities on the tour.
November 27, 2006
National oral history project wraps up 2006 Mobile Tour with first ever visit to Brooklyn.
September 5, 2006
Goal to collect at least one family recording for each of the 2,979 who perished on September 11, 2001, and February 26, 1993, as well as the stories of survivors and rescue workers.
Dec 14, 2005
After collecting nearly 2,000 stories in 26 cities, StoryCorps announces a new six-month, ten-city tour; NPR member stations to host StoryCorps MobileBooths in each city.
Jul 12, 2005
StoryCorps is the first programming element for WTC Memorial. Families and friends of 9/11 victims will record stories of lost loved ones.
Apr 26, 2005
StoryCorps launches two mobile recording booths from the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress to travel the U.S. capturing stories of ordinary Americans.
Sep 16, 2004
Recordings of New Yorkers in StoryCorps Booth reveal amusing and touching stories of ordinary people.
Sep 30, 2003
The American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress today announced that it will house the recorded archives of StoryCorps, a ground-breaking oral history project that kicks off October 23, 2003, in New York City.
Sep 29, 2003
MacArthur Fellow Dave Isay of Sound Portraits Productions starts a national movement to help Americans tell their stories.