StoryCorps DIY

StoryCorps DIY

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.
 

 

Support for StoryCorps DIY

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

Each week, the StoryCorps podcast shares these unscripted conversations, revealing the wisdom, courage, and poetry in the words of people you might not notice walking down the street.