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The StoryCorps Archive

The StoryCorps Archive

StoryCorps’ archive comprises one of the first and the largest born-digital collections of human voices, featuring tens of thousands of conversations recorded across the United States and around the world.

Our full collection is housed at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. We are also actively working to bring a large portion of this collection online via our new StoryCorps Archive platform, archive.storycorps.org. This site includes all public conversations recorded by users of the StoryCorps App, in addition to a growing collection of interviews recorded by StoryCorps with our Mobile Tour, permanent StoryBooths in Chicago and Atlanta, and other projects and locations. New conversations are added every day by StoryCorps and by people from across the country and the world.

The StoryCorps Archive platform was developed as a resource for people who have recorded with StoryCorps and the general public, as well as students, educators, researchers, non-commercial media makers, community partner organizations, and others involved in scholarly or cultural work.

Accessing the StoryCorps Archive at the Library of Congress

If you are interested in using or listening to StoryCorps interviews in person at the library, please refer to the American Folklife Center’s website for information on how to access the collection. Contact the reference desk at the American Folklife Center’s Reading Room in advance to verify that a particular interview has been processed and transferred to the Library before you visit. Please note that the American Folklife Center does not provide copies of the interviews.

Research Requests

StoryCorps’ Recording & Archive Department can accommodate a limited number of research requests. If you are a researcher interested in working with StoryCorps interviews and require assistance beyond the on-site access provided by the American Folklife Center, please submit a request through our Help Center.

Community & Special Initiative Archives

In addition to the StoryCorps Archive at the Library of Congress, we partner with local, regional, and national institutions across the country, so that the communities who’ve recorded interviews through StoryCorps can access them locally, including:

  • Nashville Public Library
  • Auburn Avenue Research Library (Atlanta, GA)
  • Milwaukee Public Library (Milwaukee, WI)
  • Charles H. Wright Museum of African-American History (Detroit, MI)
  • University of Alaska – Fairbanks (Fairbanks, AK)
  • National Steinbeck Center (Salinas, CA)
  • Carnegie Library (Pittsburgh, PA)
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