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.
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This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.