Charles Coons- The September 11 2001 attacks

Charles Coons lived in New York and worked in the financial district during the 9/11 terror attacks. He recounts his life prior and during his experienc during this event.

Don Mccoy- a life of laughter and kindness

Don's life began in rural Louisiana. Before he was 25 years old, he had traveled the US and settled in New York City where he finally reaized what it felt like to be completely free to be himself. He has...

Aunt Ruth, what do you remember about the SS Borinquen trip in October of 1936 from New York to San Juan to visit my Great Grandparents?

In this interview over the phone on July 5th, 2020 I speak with my Mother's Sister Ruth about the voyage in October of 1936 to see her Grandparents in Puerto Rico with her sister Naomi and mother Maria aboard the...

Life in the US, LA vs NYC, and Tech

We talk about his immigration experience, college in the US, and the future of technology

A conversation with my cousin Maura Collingwood in Huntington Beach, CA

I asked my mom's 1st cousin about her early life, growing up on a farm in western Ireland and later studying, working as a nurse and raising a family in England, and how she came to be living in the...

A daughter interviews her mother about her mother's life from 1906 to 1985.

Alice Lorraine Palmer Mathews (daughter) interviews her mother Alice Beatrice Carlos Palmer (mother) in 1985. Note that Alice Beatrice gets confused at times thinking the interviewer (her daughter) is her grand-daughter. Note also that Cheryl Mathews is the StoryCorps account...

Julia Wagner and her grandmother, Jean Hibbs, talking about Jean’s life as a teacher and some of her favorite memories.

In this interview, conducted on November 26, 2017 in Ringoes, New Jersey, Julia Wagner (15) interviews her grandmother, Jean Hibbs (75) about some of her favorite childhood memories. Mrs. Hibbs talks about her life as a teacher and shares stories...

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Melli Vargas and Scott Acord

Melli (54) talks with colleague Scott Acord (59) about her journey into healthcare and the discrimination her bi-racial daughter faces from the community and her family.

Dave Adams discusses the aspects of his life.

In this interview, conducted in Saint Clair, PA, Logan Maurer (age 17) interviews her Uncle's friend David Adams (65), about the different aspects of his life. Dave Adams reveals the worst parts of living in New York City and why...

A Spanish teacher from Missouri remembers the 50’s and 60’s

My interview summary: I interview my grandma about living in the 50's and 60's. She talks about her childhood, and what it was like in high school during a time of racial tension. She talks about taking a group of...

A Commoner’s View on 9/11

I talk to my father about the terrorist attacks that took place on September 11th, 2001.

“A Journey Of A Thousand Steps Starts With One Step”

A father, a husband and a son talks about his childhood, his family and traditions that have shaped him into the man he is today. Mustansar Nasir talks about his experiences and memories combined into adversities that he has encountered...

My Grandma’s Life As an Immigrant

Anna Avner immigrated to America from the Soviet Union to give her family and herself a better life and freedom to practice Judaism. She had to start all over in a new country with a new language.

First Day of School

First day back in school, specifically college. Nerve racking on the first day but towards the end of the day and onward she was very much more relaxed with where was was in. She hopes to graduate on time in...

History With Chip

In conclusion my father is very wise. He has taught me a lot of things about his past that I am grateful to know about. He has made me laugh and think about how I can change my life for...