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

Image of Yelitza Castro and Willie Davis
Yelitza Castro talks with her friend Willie Davis about serving meals to the homeless community in Charlotte, North Carolina for ...
Image of Carlos Rocha
“I thought it was karma for what I had done. ”
Image of Maria Vasquez-Rojas and Francisco Vasquez
“Everybody thought I couldn't get pregnant...”
Image of Blanca Alvarez y su hija Connie
“Nos dijo, 'Quiero que caminen sin zapatos porque los perros son muy buenos en detectar las pisadas'.”
Image of Hector Vega and his wife Leopoldina
“She still thought I was in Iraq.”

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.

Partner Highlights

View the complete list of all of our partners here!

Historias Press

  • 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
  • – StoryCorps Presents the Cutest Love Story – Ever!
  • NBCLatino – “Facundo the Great”, a StoryCorps animation
  • Remezcla – StoryCorps Historias Keeps Latino History Alive
Historias News & Updates

A look inside our Historias Archive at The Nettie Lee Benson Collection in Austin, TX, in this exclusive interview with head archivist, Christian Kelleher!

Funding for the Historias Initiative Provided by

  • Major Funding Provided By

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  • National Broadcast Sponsors

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  • National Partners

    NPR American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress
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