Bringing History to Life One Story at a Time

Storytelling bridges generation gaps and unifies cultural divides. With over 47,000 Samford alumni and 5,000 current students who live, work, study, and serve all over the world, there are a lot of stories right here at our front door. They take us to the battlefields in France during World War II, the mission field in Nigeria, and the Tiananmen Square uprisings in 1989.

During its operation, S.T.O.R.I. was committed to collecting, preserving, archiving and disseminating oral histories from the Samford community, the Birmingham area, and the state of Alabama.