StoryCorps Pioneer Courthouse square

StoryCorps is in town people. As children, we always learned of the oral histories of past cultures and peoples. The bible is an oral history.

Well, NPR and The American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress have partnered with other sponsors to record personal hiStories of americans. Ever wanted to formally document/record the story of how you met your partner? Or of your first child’s steps? Or of your grandfather’s memories from WWII? This is your chance.

Go to StoryCorp and sign up for a private session with a professional. They will set it up like an interview with you and your story partner. They will record it professionally and give you a CD at the end. I would love to have a CD of me interviewing my great uncle about his experiences in WWII or even my father’s experiences in the northern lakes of Minnesota. Hey, I may just call him up and ask him. Or my mom’s stories of growning up on a farm in the 40’s. so many choices. the time when my best freind and i met Derek Jeter and Bernie Williams after a win by the Yankees in Seattle a year ago. i’m on a roll……
Do this! Do this for our collective oral history. Daily life is the lifeblood of our collective history and lives.

Sent from my phone, probably while hiding from the man.

1 Comment so far

  1. David (unregistered) on October 6th, 2005 @ 12:21 pm

    I think the StoryCorps Project is a GREAT thing. I heard they had like 10,000 applications here in Seattle for only 150 openings.

    I’ve started a blog patterened after StoryCorps and if you or anyone else wants to participate please feel free. No applications and no waiting.

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