Collection ASM0700 - StoryCorps-Warmamas Community Archive

Warmamas Web Collection

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StoryCorps-Warmamas Community Archive


  • 2013-2015 (Creation)


67 Items

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The StoryCorps oral histories project began in 2003 as an effort to “provide people of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share and preserve the stories of our lives.” As of 2015, the project has recorded more than 50,000 interviews with more than 90,000 participants. The work of StoryCorps provides an “invaluable archive for future generations,” and is housed at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress.

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The StoryCorps-Warmamas Community Archive (2013-2015) is a collection of interviews with enlisted men and women, veterans, their family and friends. The collaboration between StoryCorps and Warmamasis part of StoryCorps' Military Voices Initiative which serves as a platform to allow military families to share their experiences.  Warmamas also places a special emphasis on intervieweing women whose children were deployed  to serve in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. As a repository for personal reflections on the ramifications  of war, the collection includes individual testimonies and helps to document American history.

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This collection is arranged by interviewee.

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This collection is available for viewing on-site from the Special Collection's reading room and from the University of Miami Richter Library. Please contact Special Collections the following phone number: 305-284-3580 or email: to listen to the interivews. Special Collections is located at the Otto G. Richter Library on the Coral Gables campus of the University of Miami at 1300 Memorial Drive, Coral Gables, Florida 33124.

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Courtesy of StoryCorps, a national nonprofit dedicated to recording and collecting stories of everyday people. Any other uses of this material--for commercial or non-commercial distribution, editing, exhibition, publishing, publicly performing, publicly displaying, reproducing on a website, or quotation beyond "fair use"--requires the permission of StoryCorps. For clearance, please contact StoryCorps at

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  • English
  • Spanish

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Gift of Patricia Sowers and StoryCorps, 2015.

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Caribbean Diaspora Oral History Collection - Patricia Sowers, Director/Founder, Warmamas.

StoryCorps Historias Interviews Collection, 2009-2010

StoryCorps Military Voices Initiative

StoryCorps Historias Digital Collection

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