StoryCorps


StoryCorps Oral History Project

Sign up today to record your story!

Two microphones. Two people. One incredible conversation.

You are invited to share and record a conversation with a family member or friend for generations to come with the new Bridges Library System’s “Gathering and Sharing Stories” initiative. 

We have partnered with StoryCorps, a national oral history non-profit, to record and preserve community stories and we’d love for you to be part of it! All stories are recorded with a trained facilitator; recordings can then be added to the StoryCorps Archive and Library of Congress (optional) or kept private based on the participants’ wishes.

Questions or comments can be directed to Angela Meyers at ameyers@bridgeslibrarysystem.org or 262-896-8245. 

Listen to Some Stories

What Is StoryCorps?

StoryCorps’ mission is to preserve and share humanity’s stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world.

We do this to remind one another of our shared humanity, to strengthen and build the connections between people, to teach the value of listening, and to weave into the fabric of our culture the understanding that everyone’s story matters. At the same time, we are creating an invaluable archive for future generations online and in the Library of Congress.

What Can Participants Expect?

  • A trained facilitator will contact participants to set up the recording date, meet them at the decided location, go over the paperwork, and help both conversation partners settle in and get comfortable.
  • Participants will find a compassionate, respectful environment in which to share their stories.
  • Participants will have up to 40 minutes to record a conversation.  
  • Participants can choose their conversation partner and what they would like to talk about. 
  • The recording is audio only. No video will be taken.  
  • Participants decide whether to share their recording or keep it private. 

Interested?

Sign up here and we will get in touch with you to provide you with more information about StoryCorps.