Library of Congress To Launch StoryCorps

Posted October 3, 2003 at 2:22pm

The Library of Congress will team up with Sound Portraits Productions to create StoryCorps, a national project to collect and preserve the oral stories of Americans.

As part of the initiative, which kicks off Oct. 23 in New York City’s Grand Central Terminal, sound-proof booths will be built across the United States. For a nominal fee, the public will be able to take part in 40-minute oral history interviews under the guidance of a facilitator, with the resulting recordings sent —with the interviewee’s permission — to the American Folklife Center.

Once the stories are collected, they will be digitally preserved in the Folklife Center’s archives, then made accessible to the public both at the center and on the LOC’s Web site,

Georgia State Society Gettin’ Piggy With It

The Georgia State Society will host its annual Pig Jig barbecue and picnic Oct. 11 on the National Mall, between 14th and 15th streets Northwest, just east of the Washington Monument.

The event, which runs from 2 to 8 p.m., will feature a raffle, plenty of pork barbecue, and entertainment provided by the band Dean Dollar.

Tickets cost $15 for Georgia State Society members and $25 for nonmembers. For more information and to purchase tickets, go to www.

— Bree Hocking