StoryCorps Archive

StoryCorps Archive

StoryCorps’ archive comprises one of the first and largest born-digital collections of human voices, featuring more than 65,000 interviews recorded in all 50 states and Puerto Rico.

Interviews are housed at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. We are actively working to make the contents of our archive accessible online, both as a way to complement our existing online collections of national broadcasts and animated shorts, and also to share this amazing resource with scholars, educators, and the general public.

How to Access the StoryCorps Archive

If you are interested in using or listening to StoryCorps interviews in person at the library, please refer to the American Folklife Center’s website for information on how to access the collection. Contact the reference desk at the American Folklife Center’s Reading Room in advance to verify that a particular interview has been processed and transferred to the Library before you visit. Please note that the American Folklife Center does not provide copies of the interviews.

Research Requests

StoryCorps’ Recording & Archive Department can accommodate a limited number of research requests. If you are a researcher interested in working with StoryCorps interviews and require assistance beyond the on-site access provided by the American Folklife Center, please submit a request through our Help Center.

Community & Special Initiative Archives

In addition to the StoryCorps archive at the Library of Congress, we partner with local, regional, and national institutions across the country, so that the communities who’ve recorded interviews through StoryCorps can access them locally, including:

  • Nashville Public Library
  • Auburn Avenue Research Library (Atlanta, GA)
  • Milwaukee Public Library (Milwaukee, WI)
  • Charles H. Wright Museum of African-American History (Detroit, MI)
  • University of Alaska – Fairbanks (Fairbanks, AK)
  • National Steinbeck Center (Salinas, CA)
  • Carnegie Library (Pittsburgh, PA)

Matching gift opportunity extended! Thanks to our great friends, Blythe Haaga Parker and Tyler Parker, all donations will be matched dollar for dollar up to $10,000. Donate to StoryCorps today and double your gift!

Each week, the StoryCorps podcast shares these unscripted conversations, revealing the wisdom, courage, and poetry in the words of people you might not notice walking down the street.