About StoryCorps Historias
- StoryCorps Historias is a groundbreaking initiative in partnership with the Latino Public Radio Consortium, Latino USA, and the U.S. Latino and Latina World War II Oral History Project, to record and preserve the diverse stories and life experiences of Latinos in the United States.
- StoryCorps Historias launched nationally on September 24, 2009 in Washington, D.C.
- The goal of this initiative is to record interviews across the country, reflecting the rich diversity of Latino culture.
- StoryCorps Historias will post and share interview excerpts online here.
- StoryCorps Historias is made possible by funding from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
- StoryCorps is an independent nonprofit oral history project whose mission is to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share, and preserve the stories of our lives.
- Founded in 2003 by MacArthur Genius Dave Isay, StoryCorps invites everyday people to record interviews and share stories with their loved ones, in our professional recording booths.
- With the help of trained StoryCorps staff, participants record 40-minute interviews in the booth. At the end of the session they take home a free broadcast-quality CD to share with friends and family. A second copy is preserved at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress for future generations to hear.
- Excerpts of selected interviews air every Friday on NPRâs Morning Edition, and are accessible at storycorps.org.
How interviews will be collected
- Highly trained, bilingual Facilitators will collect interviews across the country through our Door-to-Door, MobileBooth and StoryBooth services.
- MobileBooths are Airstream trailers outfitted with professional recording studios. In each city the MobileBooth visits, StoryCorps Historias will partner with various community organizations to ensure that a wide range of Latino voices are recorded and archived. The MobileBooth tour will include cities in Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, New Mexico, Texas and many others. These visits will last approximately 4 weeks each.
- As part of our Door-to-Door service, staff will record interviews with portable recording equipment on-site at community organizations, libraries, and public radio stations. Door-to-Door visits last from 3-to-5 days.
- StoryBooths are custom designed recording booths located in cities across the country and operated in partnership with cultural institutions for a minimum of one year.