StoryCorps is one of the largest oral history projects of its kind, having collected and archived more than 45,000 interviews with nearly 90,000 participants since 2003.
In January 2013, StoryCorps at the Atlanta History Center opened in the Franklin Miller Garrett Studio, making the Atlanta History Center the second museum in the country to host this nation-wide initiative.
Record your story.
Bring your friends and family together for a recording you’ll cherish for a lifetime. As a part of the experience, you will take home copy of your conversation while another copy is preserved at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress in D.C.
Recording sessions are by appointment only and can be made at the StoryCorps website or by calling StoryCorps at 800.850.4406.
Since 2009, StoryCorps has partnered with WABE 90.1 FM to air local stories collected through the project. StoryCorps can be heard on WABE Tuesday during Morning Edition at 7:43am and 9:43am; and Friday during Morning Edition at 6:30am and 8:30am.
Interview highlight. John Lewis.
As a young man, John Lewis was inspired by the words and actions of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. At StoryCorps, Congressman Lewis told his friend Valerie Jackson how he met Dr. King, and went from “the boy from Troy” to a civil rights leader in his own right.
Developed in March 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, StoryCorps Connect is a first-of-its kind platform that enables you to record a StoryCorps interview with a loved one remotely using video conference technology.
The audio and a still photo from each interview goes into our archive at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress.
Buildings & Grounds
McElreath Hall houses many important components of Atlanta History Center, including Kenan Research Center and Woodruff Auditorium.
After engaging in over 60 years of activism and service to the Atlanta community, prominent Civil Rights leader and Congressman John Lewis has died.
Projects & Initiatives
The Veterans History Project oral history collection contains video and audio interviews of those who served in World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Persian Gulf War, the Global War on Terror, and civilians who supported them.
Oral histories are memories that people share about the past. Ever since humans developed language, parents passed down family and community history to their children orally—with the spoken word—rather than by writing alone.