Are you an Olympian or Paralympian interested in sharing your story and having it become part of the archival collection of the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum? There are several ways to participate in the Museum’s ongoing oral history projects.
The Museum’s mission is to honor the Olympic and Paralympic ideals; document and share the history of the United States’ Olympic and Paralympic participation; and celebrate the achievements of U.S. Olympic and Paralympic competitors.
To remain focused on this mission, the Museum has initiated an expansive oral history collective of U.S. Olympians and Paralympians. This project includes interviews with and stories about athletes, coaches and other supporters of the Olympic and Paralympic movements. A key partnership of this project is with StoryCorps, the non-profit organization whose mission is to “preserve and share humanity’s stories” and whose segments can be heard on National Public Radio’s Morning Edition.
Oral history pieces can be found throughout this section, but the work continues! The Museum strives to collect oral histories from as many alumni as possible so that it can build a deep and rich archive to share with Museum guests, Olympic and Paralympic researchers, and fans of the Olympic and Paralympic movements. If you are interested in participating, please email [email protected] to book a recording session.