StoryCorps is in Denver - Record Your Story!

UPDATE: The audio archive is now available in the Digital Collections Catalog.

StoryCorps is a national oral history project that encourages us to listen to each other by sharing the stories of our lives with the people we love. Their mission is to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share, and preserve these stories by recording high-quality interviews between friends or family.

StoryCorps has recording studios in New York, San Francisco, and Atlanta and travels across the country in their mobile studio--  a decked-out Airstream trailer. To date, they have already collected and archived more than 30,000 interviews from more than 60,000 participants. It is one of the largest oral history projects of its kind!

The StoryCorps mobile booth, presented by KGNU 88.5 FM/1390 AM will be in Denver from October 6 – November 5, 2011 and will be parked on the plaza outside of the Central Library (in-between DPL and Denver Art Museum).

This is such a wonderful program and we encourage everyone to come on down to the Central Library, record your story and become a part of American history!

Participants take home a CD of their recorded interview; have a copy archived at the Library of Congress; and the opportunity to be featured on National Public Radio. Select stories will also be broadcasted locally on KGNU 88.5 FM/1390 AM.

For more information, or to listen to some of the stories already recorded around the country, visit the StoryCorps website.

Written by Jen - DPL Spok… on September 30, 2011


Dayan Dare' Labrador on October 26, 2011


At two years old I left the Philippines with my American mother. Left behind were my Filipino Father, June, and my Aunts and Uncle. I was very close to my Aunt, Tita Litz (pronounced "Leets"). My widowed great-grandfather, Poppy, was in his seventies and needed a nurse at home. He flew to the Philippines to marry my father's sister, Carmelita (pronounced Carma leeta) when she was in her twenties. This gave her citizenship to join us in the U.S. Poppy gave her an education and she became a Registered Nurse. She was his nurse until he died around 1977. She continued to be a nurse for a living and played piano and aspired to play for the Iglesia Ni Christo church. She was self sufficient and successful in life. When I was small she played piano and sang for me. When I was 18 she gave me my first car. I love her dearly. Medical issues caused her to lose the life she had and move to California. Her last known address is a PO Box in the Denver zip code of 80261, near Colfax Ave. She is homeless. Today I heard that Denver has a drastic weather change. That from 80 degrees yesterday to SNOW today. I worry about my Aunt Carmelite, that she may be on a bench, freezing. She has frequented shelters and lived in homes for women. I did a zip-code search for the last PO Box address for her and found that the PO Box may be near Colfax Ave. I searched parks near there and found a few. When I saw there was a library, I looked it up and found this thread. It is meant to be that this story be heard, out loud, that she may hear or that someone who hears could find her. My mother called the Denver police office and they could not help. They said we have to call tomorrow and speak to missing persons. She wears mostly the color white. She is now in her sixties. She is under five feet tall and is devoted to the Lord. She is quiet and meek. She loves music, but avoids electronics. She plays guitar and piano beautifully. Her laugh is music to my ears. She has a home with me and my children in Jacksonville, Florida if she would like to come. If anyone can help me get in touch with her,email me at and I will provide a toll free number for her to reach me. Thank you all for reading this story. Will anyone consider recording this for me that it may reach the masses? This story needs a happy ending.

Max Fellner on August 8, 2012


Dear Sir, dear Madam,

My name is Max, I'm from Austria. I learned about Storycorps on NPR.
I do a lot of recordings in Austria but only among my relatives and want to learn more about you organization, technique ect.
Are there offices to meet people or is all going online?
Do you know if there are organizations like Storycorps in Europe, Germany, Austria or Switzerland?

I travel a lot in USA. This year my trip is over end of August. Next year I'll spend several months beginning in Mai.

I'll be in Denver at August 21/22nd 2012. Can I meet someone to talk abaot the programm?

Hope to hear from you


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