Explore the stories of our time

The StoryCorps Archive comprises one of the largest born-digital collections of human voices, featuring conversations recorded across the United States and around the world. The full collection is housed at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.

The collection accessible here represents a growing selection of these stories, all recorded with StoryCorps, the non-profit organization that has, since 2003, given people of all backgrounds and beliefs the chance to record conversations about their lives. It includes all public conversations recorded by users of the StoryCorps App and StoryCorps Connect, in addition to a growing collection of interviews recorded by StoryCorps with our Mobile Tour, permanent StoryBooths in Chicago and Atlanta, and other projects and locations. New conversations are added every day by StoryCorps and by people from across the country and the world.

The StoryCorps Archive 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.


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.


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.