5/25/05 - I had a meeting today at the Library of Congress in the Jefferson building. On the way in I spotted two brand new custom Airstreams parked across the street in front of the James Madison Memorial Building of the Library of Congress. After our meeting I had to venture over to see what these trailers were all about.
No sooner did I poke my head through the door of the trailer we were greeted by four people who insisted on inviting us in. As if we needed coaxing. They were all hanging in the front area as seen here...
We learned that the trailers
were commissioned by Sound Portraits Productions, in partnership with the
American Folklife Center at the Library of
Congress. These trailers were customized at the Airstream factory
by the crew below...
The pair of matching trailers were built to act as rolling recording studios that will tour the country this Summer recording people interviewing people for NPR.
To learn more visit www.storycorps.net.
The recording studio has been built in the rear of the Airstream as shown below...
Here's the wonderful Airstream luck I had today...it winds up one of the women in the Airstream was none other than a colleague of the person we met with at the LOC, and are trying to do some business with. It was a great Airstream chance meeting! I wonder if the StoryCorps will attend this years International Rally???
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