Learn how to document and preserve the local stories and history of your community.
After years of working closely with community partners, StoryCorps has created a new set of do-it-yourself resources to help organizations develop their own interview collection projects.
With multimedia resources and guides, StoryCorps DIY offer insights and instructions on how to:
- Promote listening: Preserve the life stories of your community members, and facilitate meaningful interactions between community members.
- Build an archive: Develop your organization’s oral history collection, and add voices and perspectives that are currently missing.
- Create dynamic public programming: Bring new audiences to your organization by inviting them to record their own stories, or to take part in listening events.
- Partner in new ways with peer organizations: Forge meaningful connections with partner organizations for a shared project goal.
StoryCorps DIY is best suited for groups and organizations that wish to create a sustainable community program around storytelling. Sign up for a free trial for libraries, museums, and institutional users.
Sample Video Resource
Sign up to receive an introduction to StoryCorps DIY resources from StoryCorps staff and learn how to use these tools to start your own storytelling and archiving project in your community. All webinars last approximately 60 minutes.
Access StoryCorps DIY
Note: StoryCorps DIY will be temporarily unavailable for several weeks after August 30 while we transition to a new platform. Thereafter, stay tuned for updated information on accessing StoryCorps DIY resources. During the interim period, reach out to our Community Training team with your DIY questions or make sure you’re the first to know when the new platform launches by writing communitytraining@storycorps.
This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.