At the end of the session, participants walk away with a CD copy of the interview, and StoryCorps sends another copy to the Library of Congress, where it becomes a part of America’s history.
What started with a booth in Grand Central Terminal has grown into one of the largest oral history projects of its kind, with recordings in all 50 states. A permanent StoryCorps recording studio was set up at the Atlanta History Center in 2013. Close to 3,000 interviews have been recorded at the Atlanta StoryBooth, which is one of three permanent StoryBooths in the country.
Now 65,340 recordings-strong (with almost 125,000 participants across the nation), StoryCorps speaks to the power of the bonds between families, friends, neighbors. Hundreds of the conversations are broadcast on NPR stations around the globe.
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