February 28, 2018

Goodbye, Bay Area! Thank You for a Decade of Partnership.

This month, we are ending our operations in San Francisco.

StoryCorps has had a footprint in the Bay Area for nine years, recording nearly 6,000 interviews and working with a range of community partners who have connected us to dynamic communities in the greater Bay Area and region.

Starting in 2009, the Contemporary Jewish Museum housed our StoryBooth. In 2014, it was moved to the San Francisco Public Library.

Over the last four years, community organizations and members of the public have come to the library to have intimate conversations with loved ones. In addition, our San Francisco-based team has traveled extensively to partner with organizations and groups in the region and record stories of people of all backgrounds.

Listen to a special collection of San Francisco stories here.

We are very grateful to our community and regional partners who have entrusted us with their stories, as well as to the San Francisco Public Library, our San Francisco-based funders, our local station partner KALW, and the many Bay Area participants who have shared their stories with us.

StoryCorps has recording booths in Atlanta, housed at the Atlanta History Center with WABE as our local station partner; Chicago, located at the Chicago Cultural Center with WBEZ as our local station partner; and in New York City. It also has a mobile recording booth that travels the United States while recording the stories of everyday people.

While our permanent location in San Francisco will no longer be open, StoryCorps works with groups and organizations in other ways:

•  You can record anywhere with the StoryCorps AppContact us for advice on how to incorporate the app into your community events and activities.

•  Make plans to visit our StoryBooth locations in Chicago and Atlanta, where you can record in a recording booth and have your interview added to the Library of Congress.

•  Meet us on the road! Our Mobile Tour continues to travel the country and might be visiting a city near you in 2018.

Source: SNPR Story Corps