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Voices of the First Coast

About Voices of the First Coast

Jacksonville Public Library and WJCT collaborated to capture the oral histories of Northeast Florida through Voices of the First Coast. The initiative’s mission was to record, preserve and share the stories that matter most to our community. The Voices of the First Coast project was modeled after StoryCorps, a nationwide story collecting project featured regularly on National Public Radio.

The Jacksonville Public Library is no longer adding these oral histories. However, earlier conversations may be heard and the existing recordings are stored in the library’s Special Collections Department and at the Jacksonville Historical Society.

The Voices of the First Coast was made possible through a grant from the Florida Humanities Council with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities.