StoryCorps in Atlanta
Since 2013, StoryCorps has recorded the voices of Atlanta through our recording booth located in the Atlanta History Center. We have facilitated thousands of conversations, and have preserved them in the Library of Congress.
What to Expect
In March 2020, we temporarily closed our Atlanta booth and shifted to an exclusively virtual recording space due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Atlanta History Center has reopened, and we are excited to re-welcome you to the booth this October, as we offer in-person appointments in addition to our continuing virtual appointments. You can schedule your in-person appointments for October.
If you choose to record in person, a StoryCorps staff member will be in touch with you to confirm your appointment and to brief you on our safety protocols prior to your recording date. Please review the community guidelines we have in place to see what we are doing to keep you and our staff members safe. Upon arrival, we require the following:
- All participants and StoryCorps staff will wear masks fastened snugly over their noses and mouths when interacting in the greeting area and while in the recording space. StoryCorps will provide masks if needed.
- All non-household groups agree to maintain social distancing. Participants who choose not to distance, do so at their own risk. All StoryCorps staff will maintain a 6-foot distance from participants at all times.
- Prior to their interview, all participants will be asked to complete a health acknowledgement form to screen for COVID-19 exposure and symptoms and sign an acknowledgement of risk form.
- All participants agree to cancel their interview if they are feeling ill or have tested positive for COVID-19 within two (2) weeks of the Recording Day. If a participant is exhibiting symptoms upon arrival, StoryCorps staff will be required to cancel the interview appointment.
If you are not willing to comply with these agreements, we will require you to record virtually.
Meet us in person or virtually, we look forward to hearing your stories! Click here to learn more about what StoryCorps is doing to keep you and our staff safe.
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Become a Community Partner
Our goal is to make the StoryCorps recording experience accessible to all. One way we do that is by partnering with local organizations that serve diverse populations. StoryCorps interviews celebrate the voices and milestones in your community and encourage meaningful interactions between your organization and the people you serve. Community partnerships are free of charge, and conversations can be recorded in any language.
To learn more about the benefits of community partnership and our partner criteria, contact [email protected].
About Our StoryBooth
Remote Office Hours
Schedule times and dates may vary and are subject to change. This includes major holidays.
Tuesday: 1pm – 6pm
Saturday: 10pm – 4pm
Remote Recordings by Appointment
Tuesdays: 10:30am and 2pm
Parking & Access
For easy access to McElreath Hall, park in the lot accessible from both West Faces Ferry Road and Andrews Drive. Handicap spaces are available and there is no parking fee.
You do not need to purchase an admission ticket to the Atlanta History Center if you are recording a StoryCorps interview.
Support for StoryCorps in Atlanta
Thalia and Michael C. Carlos Foundation