About the StoryCorps Online Archive

This is the primary online access point to the StoryCorps Archive, which began in 2003 with interviews recorded in a StoryBooth in Grand Central Station. The StoryCorps Archive includes interviews recorded by StoryCorps with our Mobile Tour, StoryBooths in cities across the country, such as Chicago and Atlanta, and through the StoryCorps App and StoryCorps Connect. New conversations are added every day by StoryCorps and by people from across the country. We believe that the StoryCorps Archive reflects our mission to preserve and share humanity’s stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world.

Share Your Story

Make an appointment to record a facilitated, Signature StoryCorps interview, or use our free digital tools to record from anywhere. Your recording will be added to the StoryCorps Online Archive and preserved in the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress.
Record a facilitated interview
Make an appointment at one of our locations to record a facilitated Signature StoryCorps interview.
The StoryCorps App
Download the StoryCorps App to record and archive an in-person interview from anywhere.
StoryCorps Connect
Use our virtual recording platform, StoryCorps Connect, to record a long-distance conversation.
Sign up for One Small Step, our effort to remind the country of the humanity in all of us—even those we disagree with.

Explore Our Collection

Search the Online Archive
Here on archive.storycorps.org you can find full-length, unedited StoryCorps recordings from across the country and around the world. Search our archive by subject, name, and more…
Our Award-winning Broadcasts and Animations
Go to StoryCorps.org, for stories that have been edited by StoryCorps producers for broadcast.  Our podcast episodes,  weekly broadcasts, and animations bring the StoryCorps Online Archive to life!

Start your own Interview Collection Project

If your group or organization is interested in an interview collection project, StoryCorps DIY, is for you! StoryCorps DIY is a set of multimedia, self-paced courses for community organizations seeking to embed storytelling into their work. Our Fundamentals Course offers insights and best practices from StoryCorps staff and partners on how to develop and implement a recording program at your organization.

Looking to become an official partner and receive customized support from StoryCorps? Visit our StoryCorps For Hire page or contact our Custom Services team at customservices@storycorps.org to discuss partnership possibilities for for-profit and non-profit organizations.

Support

Need help managing your interview? Accessing your account? Using our recording tools?
Check out our Help Center for answers to common questions and technical troubleshooting guides. If you can’t find the answer there, submit a request to reach out to our Public Support team for more assistance.

Transcripts

StoryCorps uses Google Cloud Speech-to-Text and Natural Language API to provide machine-generated transcripts. These transcripts have not been checked for accuracy, so they may contain errors. Learn more about our FAQs through our Help Center or do not hesitate to get in touch with us if you have any questions.

Research

StoryCorps supports the use of its materials by researchers.  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.