One Book, One Chicago 2013-14
StoryCorps @ your library – Share and Record Your Migration Story
DePaul University student volunteers
Chicago Public Library had the pleasure in 2013 to participate in StoryCorps @ your library, a pilot program presented by the American Library Association and StoryCorps. We worked with DePaul University students, who were trained as volunteer facilitators by StoryCorps, to record Chicagoans’ stories of migration. How did you or your family get to Chicago? How did it become home? We heard from such a wonderful group of people—a true patchwork of ages, races, neighborhoods and more!
Recording sessions were offered at 14 CPL locations from May through October, before this One Book, One Chicago project wrapped up. However, please stay tuned for an event to be held in March 2014 celebrating the many stories of migration that were collected. The event with be held at the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum.
StoryCorps is an independent nonprofit organization with the mission to provide people of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share and preserve the stories of our lives. Since 2003, more than 40,000 everyday people have interviewed family and friends through StoryCorps, making it one of the largest oral history projects of its kind.
StoryCorps @ your library is made possible by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to the American Library Association Public Programs Office.