StoryCorps @ MOCA
MOCA hosts a StoryCorps recording day to capture the stories that are important – the stories of your life, your family and your community.
StoryCorps’ mission is to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share, and preserve the stories of our lives. Since 2003, tens of thousands of everyday people have shared their stories. Each conversation is recorded on a free CD to share, and is preserved at the Library of Congress.
Find out more about StoryCorps at http://storycorps.org.
How StoryCorps works?
• First, think of a person whose stories you would like to hear, or someone who might like to ask about yours, like a sibling, relative or friend.
• Sign up for a recording slot (LIMITED AVAILABILITY) by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
• When you arrive at MOCA with your interview partner, a trained StoryCorps Facilitator will meet you to explain the process.
• You will get 40 minutes to do the interview. While you and your partner are talking, the Facilitator will take notes, keep time and monitor audio. Facilitators are not interviewers, though they may ask a question during the interview. Participants may discuss whatever topics they’d like, but personal stories are the most memorable.
At the end of the session, the participants can expect:
• To receive one copy of the interview on CD per pair.
• To have their interview archived at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress with their signed consent. If a participant does not want to archive their interview, they may still participate in the interview.
• Participants will be photographed, but the recording is audio only.
Questions? Please email email@example.com