of people have utilized StoryCorps various recording booths and mobile
recording vehicles to record a portion of their life story. It's made a
huge difference in these peoples' lives.
is one of those small dreams that has yielded some great results. These
results are not measured so much in dollars and cents as they are in
the priceless memories they've preserved for so many.
started in 2003 with a booth if Grand Central Terminal, one of the
busiest places in the world and an ideal location for busy commuters
and travelers in New York city. There people are allowed to
record up to a one hour session for just $10. You leave with a CD
recording of the session and you also have the opportunity for your
story to be added to the StoryCorps Archives, housed at the Library of
then over 35,000 everyday people have shared life stories with
StoryBooths. What a great way to take that first real step to
preserving your life story. StoryCorps has continued their mission with
a productive and fruitful collaboration with NPR (National Public
Radio) and every Friday they present a short audio reminiscence from
someone about a significant time in their life.
StoryCorps initiated an annual event with
the National Day of
on November 28, 2008. They have continued this trend the day after Thanksgiving ever since. They encourage all of
us to spend time listening to someone's story - even better, recording
an hour of personal history of a family member, friend or even a
stranger. Details are listed at www.nationaldayoflistening.org.
is full of powerful testimonials. You can even listen to
some of the recordings and learn more about their mission to preserve
and share humanity's stories and build connections between people.
StoryCorps is a
national project to instruct and inspire Americans to record each
other's stories in sound. They are an independent nonprofit project.
you want to participate you can do it at the booth location, but there
are other ways if you can't go there.
Over the past few years StoryCorps
has made great strides and even been recognized with the prestigious
journalistic Peabody Award (in 2007). StoryCorps
has continued their mission with a productive and fruitful
collaboration with NPR (National Public Radio) and every Friday they
present a short audio reminiscence from someone about a significant
time in their life.