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Hundreds 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.
StoryCorps 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.
It 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 Congress.
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.
site is full of powerful testimonials. You can even listen to
some of the recordings.
StoryCorps is a national project to instruct and inspire Americans to record each other's stories in sound. They are an independent nonprofit project.
If 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). The project has also caught the attention of the media, including National Public Radio.
Everybody has a story to tell!