Quick Conversations

Sign on a door asks for "Quiet please" while a session is taped


Recording the past and bringing oral history to life

As part of the Museum’s mission to honor the Olympic and Paralympic ideals and document and share the history of the United States’ Olympic and Paralympic participation, the Museum is partnering with StoryCorps, a nonprofit organization that is a leader in recording and preserving the stories of Americans from all backgrounds.

These sessions match two or three interview partners, usually with a common bond, for a casual conversation. Additionally, these sessions become part of the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. As part of the Museum’s partnership, StoryCorps is producing select conversations into three-minute segments that focus on a particular topic during the interview.

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