Studio Recordings

From 2003 until 2010 the YourStory program recorded interviews with Utahns in studios in downtown Salt Lake City, first at the Museum of Utah Art and History and then at the Chase Home Museum of Utah Folk Art. Presented here are just a few selections from the hundreds of life stories that have been recorded. They demonstrate the similarities, diversity and uniqueness of each narrator’s life experiences, and in the process, they provide us with a greater understanding of our community as a whole.

Alice Kasai

In this recording made just before her 88th birthday, Alice Kasai, a long time community…

Elvira DiIorio

Elvira (“Cookie”) DiIorio, an actress and model, met her husband in his family pizza restaurant,…

Ellen Kuhel

Ellen Kuhel, born in Tabiona, Utah married a Pakistani man she met in Salt Lake…

Myrtle Muir

Myrtle Muir, now 93 years old, has loved to dance all her life. In fact,…

Charlie Piper

Charlie Piper, an Arapaho Indian from Wyoming, teaches traditional dance and drumming at the Indian…

Helen Nisenblat

Helen Nisenblat was born in Odessa, Russia, where she lived until moving first to St.…

Max Harward

Max Harward, a scientist and teacher, grew up helping on his father’s sheep ranch on…