Explore the stories of our time

The StoryCorps Archive comprises one of the largest born-digital collections of human voices, featuring more than 200,000 conversations recorded in all 50 states and Puerto Rico, and around the world. The full collection of interviews is housed at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.

On this site, you can access a selection of the many interviews shared by people who have recorded a conversation with StoryCorps, the nonprofit organization that has, since 2003, given more than 400,000 people of all backgrounds and beliefs the chance to record interviews about their lives.

This site represents a growing archive: new interviews are added every day by StoryCorps and by people from across the country and the world. It was developed as a resource for the public and people who have recorded with StoryCorps, as well as students, educators, researchers, non-commercial media makers, community partner organizations, and others involved in scholarly or cultural work.

In our beta launch, only interviews recorded using the StoryCorps App are accessible. Facilitated interviews recorded in our StoryBooths, MobileBooth, and other locations, will be available in the coming months, so check back often.

Ready to dive in? Here are a few ways to explore and contribute to this site:

  1. Search for interviews recorded in your state or hometown, or any keyword you might imagine.
  2. Browse our user-curated Communities, which feature interviews organized around events, interests, hobbies, and more.
  3. Get the StoryCorps App for Android, iOS or Kindle, and record and upload your own interview to this growing collection.

STORYCORPS AT THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

If you are interested in using or listening to StoryCorps interviews in person at the library, visit the American Folklife Center’s website for information on how to access the collection. Please note that the American Folklife Center does not provide copies of the interviews.

RESEARCH REQUESTS

StoryCorps can accommodate a limited number of research requests. If you are a researcher interested in working with StoryCorps interviews and require assistance, please submit a request through our Help Center.

CONTENT USE

If you would like to use StoryCorps audio or visual content in any way, please contact us by submitting a request here, and include details about the specific materials you are requesting and how they would be used.

OUR THANKS

Original support for StoryCorps Archive was provided by Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and the Institute for Museum and Library Services. This site is made possible by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

 

Illustration by Kirill Yerestsky

 

Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this site, do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.