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StoryCorps Collection (AFC 2004/001): Frequently Asked Questions

What is StoryCorps?
From the StoryCorps website: "Our mission is to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share, and preserve the stories of our lives."

How can I listen to an interview?

Visitors and researchers can listen to interviews in the Folklife Reading Room (Jefferson building, Room G53). Please contact us ahead of your planned visit, so that we can confirm that the interview you want to hear has been received. (You can listen to more than one interview during your visit.) Make the most of your time by contacting the staff in advance.

Are the interviews online?

On the StoryCorps "Listen" site External Link, you can hear a variety of interviews; the selections are updated on a regular basis. In addition, the National Public Radio StoryCorps series site External Link features selected, edited interviews.

How can I get a copy of an interview?

Copies must be requested directly from StoryCorps, since the organization retains all intellectual property rights to materials gathered as part of the project (including both interviews and photos). You can submit a request through the StoryCorps Inquiries page.External Link

Do you have a database I can search?

Searches for StoryCorps interviews must be done by a staff member. Please contact us with any inquiries.


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