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StoryCorps Collection (AFC 2004/001): 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. So please contact us ahead of your planned visit, both to confirm that the interview has been received by the Library and to allow us the necessary time to locate and download the relevant files to a server accessible in the reading room. Email: [email protected]; phone: 202-707-5510.

Are the interviews online?
You can listen to edited interviews External Link and watch the latest animated shorts External Link at In addition, StoryCorps' weekly broadcast is featured on NPR's Morning Edition External Link and at

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 (both interviews and photos). You can submit a request External Link through the StoryCorps Inquiries page.

Do you have a database I can use to search for certain names, geographic regions, or topics of interest?
There is a database for Storycorps interviews, but searches must be conducted by an AFC staff member. Please send inquiries to the AFC reference staff, and include "StoryCorps" in the subject line.

What are StoryCorps Initiatives?
These special projects reach out to targeted populations to fulfill StoryCorps' commitment to record as diverse an array of voices as possible. For more information, visit the StoryCorps Initiatives web page External Link.

Further information about additional StoryCorps Archive Partners can be found on their StoryCorps Partners page External Link.


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