StoryCorps collection

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Subjects:

  • Social life and customs,
  • September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001,
  • Families,
  • Storytelling,
  • Anecdotes,
  • Hispanic American families,
  • Interviews,
  • African American families,
  • Hispanic Americans,
  • StoryCorps (Project),
  • African Americans,
  • Sexual minorities,
  • Folklore,
  • Personal narratives,
  • Oral history,
  • Memory disorders

About the Edition

Collection of sound recordings of approximately 42,000 interviews recorded in StoryBooths in New York City and in mobile sound booths at various locations around the United States. Each interview is approximately 40 minutes long and conducted with the help of a trained facilitator. Most interviews are conducted by family members and friends of the interviewees. Many interviews are accompanied by color photographs of the participants taken at the time of the interview and by supporting documentation which has been scanned. The StoryCorps collection includes interviews gathered through several special initiatives including StoryCorps Griot, to record the stories of African Americans throughout the country; the September 11 initiative, to remember and honor the stories of survivors, rescue workers, and those personally affected by the September 11, 2001 attacks; the Nashville Outreach, for stories recorded at the Nashville, Tennessee StoryBooth; the Milwaukee, Wisconsin Outreach; the New York City Outreach; the San Francisco, California Outreach; the Memory Loss Initiative to reach out and record stories from those affected by memory loss; StoryCorps Historias to record stories of Latinos; StoryCorps OutLoud to to record and preserve the voices of LGBTQ individuals; and StoryCorps Alaska.

Edition Notes

Book details

Other titlesStoryCorps collection, StoryCorps archive
Statementcollected by StoryCorps, a project of Sound Portraits Productions
ContributionsSound Portraits Productions, Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress), American Folklife Center, National Public Radio (U.S.)
The Physical Object
Pagination41,957 digital sound files (41,957 interviews) : 122,489 photographs : 168,930 digital image files. 1 folder. 2 sound discs : 1 sound cassette :
Number of Pages41957
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25146901M
LC Control Number2007700231

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If StoryCorps has ever made you laugh, cry, or feel more connected to others, please consider a gift today. Your donation today will directly support this simple act of listening and honoring each other.

Donate Now. The Heart of NYC Stories of love, generosity, and. The first StoryCorps book, Listening is StoryCorps collection book Act of Love, is released and becomes a New York Times-bestseller.

StoryCorps’ Griot Initiative becomes the largest collection of African American stories collected in history. StoryCorps’ second book, Mom: A Celebration of Mothers from StoryCorps, is released. Our first series of Animated.

Dave Isay is the founder of StoryCorps and the recipient of numerous broadcasting honors, including six Peabody awards, a MacArthur "Genius" Fellowship, and the TED is the author/editor of numerous books that grew out of his public radio documentary work, including four StoryCorps books: Listening Is an Act of Love (), Mom: A Celebration of Mothers from StoryCorps (), All /5().

This book is kind of exhausting to read. If you loved Chicken Soup for the Soul, with lots of stories without a real theme, you'll love this book. This is just a collection of stories of people. The stories are well-edited, and inspirational, but I was looking for something a little more meaty/5(72).

StoryCorps is an independently funded (c)(3) organization. Our mission is to preserve and share humanity’s stories in order to StoryCorps collection book connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world.

Learn more at All interviews are preserved at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. SinceStoryCorps has helped to preserve the stories of more than half a million people of all backgrounds and beliefs. Watch this short to learn more about who we are and what we : 77K.

In Mom, Dave Isay-StoryCorps's founder and the editor of the project's bestselling collection, Listening Is an Act of Love-presents a celebration of American mothers. Featuring StoryCorps's most revelatory stories on the subject, Mom looks across a diversity of experience to present an entirely original portrait of motherhood/5(24).

Watch the collection of stories we’ve animated on our website or on our YouTube channel. Read. Explore themed story collections in our books: Listening Is an Act of Love: A Celebration of Life from the StoryCorps Project.

Mom: A Celebration of Mothers from StoryCorps. All. Created by the ALA Public Programs Office in collaboration with StoryCorps, StoryCorps @ your library (SCL) was a national program that partnered with public libraries across the country to engage their communities and expand their orps @ your library is a two-year pilot program to create a replicable model of multi-format public programming on broad themes of oral narrative.

StoryCorps is an independent nonprofit project whose mission is to honor and celebrate the lives of everyday Americans by listening to their stories. StoryCorps is an American non-profit organization whose mission is to record, preserve, and share the stories of Americans from all backgrounds and beliefs.

StoryCorps grew out of Sound Portraits Productions as a project founded in by radio producer David headquarters are located in the Fort Greene neighborhood of Brooklyn, New on: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S. Like the book Listening is and Act of Love, this book is a collection of interviews from the Storycorp project.

All the interviews StoryCorps collection book stories focus on motherhood. From miscarriages StoryCorps collection book adoption, from remembering a passed mother to dealing with the death of a child/5. In Listening Is an Act of Love, StoryCorps founder and legendary radio producer Dave Isay selects some of the most remarkable stories from the already vast collection and arranges them thematically into a moving portrait of American life.

The voices here connect us to real people and their lives—to their experiences of profound joy, sadness /5(30). I've read several of the StoryCorps books and I've been taken with them all. This collection of stories centers on people who love their work. Given that I've always been a huge fan of Studs Terkel's book, Working, and given that I've loved the other StoryCorps books, I was pretty sure I'd like this one, too.

And I 4/5. An essential contribution to the beloved StoryCorps collection, Callings is an inspiring tribute to rewarding work and the American pursuit of happiness.

ABOUT DAVE ISAY Dave Isay is the founder of StoryCorps and the recipient of numerous broadcasting honors, including six Peabody awards, a MacArthur "Genius" Fellowship, and the TED Prize. Since then, a quarter of a million of people have recorded interviews with their loved ones through StoryCorps.

The new book is a remarkable collection of stories from the heart of the American. About Listening Is an Act of Love. A New York Times bestseller. As heard on NPR, a wondrous nationwide celebration of our shared humanity StoryCorps founder and legendary radio producer Dave Isay selects the most memorable stories from StoryCorps’ collection, creating a moving portrait of.

StoryCorps: A Story Of Love, Passion — And Vacuum Cleaners On their first date, Tom Gasko and his husband, Donnie Pedrola, talked for hours about vacuum designs. "Most people aren't that.

An essential contribution to the beloved StoryCorps collection, Callings is an inspiring tribute to rewarding work and the American pursuit of happiness. Details ISBN Brand: Penguin Books. PUBLISHERS WEEKLY SEP 3, Four years ago. StoryCorps set out to record an oral history of America with the voices of everyday people.

This book is a collection of the most compelling excerpts from more t interviews recorded, compiled by StoryCorps founder Isay (Flophouse), a radio documentary producer and MacArthur fellow/5(22). An essential contribution to the beloved StoryCorps collection, Callings is an inspiring tribute to rewarding work and the American pursuit of happiness.

About the Author Dave Isay is the founder of StoryCorps and the recipient of numerous broadcasting honors, including six Peabody awards, a MacArthur "Genius" Fellowship, and the TED Prize.

Founded inthe nonprofit organization StoryCorps has given more thanpeople the chance to record interviews about their lives, pass wisdom from one generation to the next, and leave a legacy for the future. StoryCorps shares edited excerpts of these recordings with millions each week through popular weekly NPR broadcasts, animated shorts, digital platforms, and best-selling books /5.

StoryCorps Shorts: The Bookmobile. Judge Olly Neal recounts how a book cover turned him around academically. A collection of the StoryCorps animated shorts by the Rauch Brothers.

StoryCorps Shorts: A Life, Complete. Judge Olly Neal recounts how a book cover turned him around academically.

A collection of the StoryCorps animated shorts by the Rauch Brothers. Visit StoryCorps' online story collection. Some of the more t stories recorded by StoryCorps are available online for free. To hear these stories, go to and click the "Stories" tab near the top or click this : K.

"Callings" is an essential contribution to the StoryCorps collection and in it Isay presents unforgettable stories from people doing what they love. The book gives a wide range of stories from those young and old, those who have overcome great odds and those who have completely changed their life to pursue what matters to them.

Listeners to National Public Radio's "Morning Edition" on Fridays are familiar with interviews from Dave Isay's StoryCorps project. Here in written form is a collection of some of those essays, along with a photograph of the person being interviewed and usually the interviewer as well.5/5(5).

About this book, quoting from the book's back cover, "StoryCorps founder and legendary radio producer Dave Isay selects the most memorable stories from the StoryCorps collection, creating a moving portrait of American life/5(22). StoryCorps founder and legendary radio producer Dave Isay selects the most memorable stories from StoryCorps’ collection, creating a moving portrait of American life.

The voices here connect us to real people and their lives—to their experiences of profound joy, sadness, courage, and despair, to good times and hard times, to good deeds and. By publishing your story, you permit StoryCorps to add it to the largest single collection of human voices in the world at The American Folklife Center in the Library of Congress.

6 Listen Listen to other stories from our AACN community, or browse the StoryCorps collection to hear stories that others have shared. An essential contribution to the beloved StoryCorps collection, Callings is an inspiring tribute to rewarding work and the American pursuit of happiness. About Callings Stories of passion, courage, and commitment, following individuals as they pursue the work they were born to.

StoryCorps Collection (AFC /): Frequently Asked Questions. How can I listen to an interview. Visitors can listen to interviews in the Folklife Reading Room (Jefferson building, room G53). Depending on the material being sought, advance appointments may be necessary. StoryCorps founder and legendary radio producer Dave Isay selects the most memorable stories from StoryCorps' collection, creating a moving portrait of American life.

The voices here connect us to real people and their lives--to their experiences of profound joy, sadness, courage, and despair, to good times and hard times, to good deeds and.

Over the last 10 years more thanpeople have participated in StoryCorps, making it the largest single collection of human voices. A new book, "Ties that Bind: Stories of.

In StoryCorps published the first collection of stories in book form, the one I have just mentioned: Listening Is an Act of Love: A Celebration of American Life from the StoryCorps Project.

On April 15 of this year a second book of stories by StoryCorps became available, just in time for Mother’s Day, since mothers are the topic of the.

StoryCorps founder Isay culls and collects wise words and powerful stories about searching for meaning in work from the more t stories recorded in StoryCorps booths across America over the p.

Thanks to The Great Thanksgiving Listen, the StoryCorps collection of interviews has doubled!Since the launch of mobile app in March, more t interviews have been uploaded as of today—the vast majority of them in the few days following Thanksgiving.

The American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress is the archival home for StoryCorps, one of the largest oral. Callings: The Purpose and Passion of Work (A StoryCorps Book) (Paperback) By Dave Isay. $ An essential contribution to the beloved StoryCorps collection, Callings is an inspiring tribute to rewarding work and the American pursuit of happiness.

About the Author. Listening Is an Act of Love: A Celebration of American Life from the StoryCorps Project - Ebook written by Dave Isay. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices.

Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read Listening Is an Act of Love: A Celebration of American Life from the StoryCorps Project/5(19). The book, “Listening is an Act of Love,” is a compilation of stories that were collected as part of the StoryCorps project, which is a national effort to capture the stories of everyday Americans.

Once he had enough notes about a topic he would write a book about it. He also wrote a column in the Elgin newspaper, The Courier-News, about local history, and served as mayor of Elgin.

Enjoy other Elgin residents' stories in the StoryCorps Collection.SincePOV and StoryCorps have brought over 30 animated shorts to PBS and online audiences. Founded by Dave Isay, StoryCorps records and preserves the voices of everyday people, one conversation at a time.

For more information visit The StoryCorps collection is funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Sixty-seven thousand interviews, spann hours, containing overvoices – and counting. These are among the raw estimates for one of the nation’s largest collections of recorded memories, StoryCorps.

Founded in and based in Brooklyn, New York, StoryCorps seeks “to preserve and share humanity’s stories in order to build connections between people and create a .

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