The Historias Initiative collects the living history of Latinos in the United States.
About the Historias Initiative
StoryCorps Historias is an initiative to record the diverse stories and life experiences of Latinos in the United States. Sharing these stories celebrates our history, honors our heritage, and captures the true spirit of our community. It will also ensure that the voices of Latinos will be preserved and remembered for generations to come.
Individuals and families can make a reservation to record stories at our ongoing locations in Atlanta, Chicago and San Francisco, and in cities on our Mobile Tour. Historias recordings are archived at The Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection at the University of Texas at Austin and at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress.
Stories from the Historias Initiative
“I thought it was karma for what I had done. ”
Carlos Rocha, an inmate at Danville Correctional Center in Illinois, talks about a murder he committed in 1998.
“Everybody thought I couldn't get pregnant...”
Maria Vasquez-Rojas talks with her brother, Francisco Vasquez, about being diagnosed with ovarian cancer shortly after finding out she was ...
“Nos dijo, 'Quiero que caminen sin zapatos porque los perros son muy buenos en detectar las pisadas'.”
Blanca Alvarez le cuenta a su hija Connie Alvarez sobre el dia en que cruzo la frontera sin documentos para ...
“She still thought I was in Iraq.”
Hector Vega and his wife, Leopoldina, remember the day Hector returned home from war.
Listen to More Stories from the Historias Initiative
What to Expect
For great tips on how to prepare for your recording go to our What to Expect page.
We also have a list of Great Historias Questions you can use in your interview.
- American Friends Service Committee – Oakland, CA
- Casa Central – Chicago, IL
- The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) – National
- Diocese of Brownsville – Rio Grande Valley, TX
- Voces Oral History Project – Austin, TX
- Emory Latino Student Organization – Atlanta, GA
- Gilbert Orchards – Yakima, WA
- Mission Asset Fund – San Francisco, CA
- RYSE Youth Center – Richmond, CA
- Sigma Lambda Upsilon (Georgia State University) – Atlanta, GA
- Student Action with Farmworkers (SAF) – Durham, NC
- WUFT – Entrevista con Mayra Sierra, Facilitadora de StoryCorps
- Racialicious – Meanwhile, On Tumblr: The Quvenzhaneé Wallis Edition
- Telemundo Part 1 – Une Nuevo Dia: StoryCorps Parte 1
- Telemundo Part 2 – Une Nuevo Dia: StoryCorps Parte 2
- Latina.com – StoryCorps Presents the Cutest Love Story – Ever!
- NBCLatino – “Facundo the Great”, a StoryCorps animation
- Remezcla – StoryCorps Historias Keeps Latino History Alive