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Internet Archive Global Events

Archive-It Partner Since: Feb, 2006

Organization Type: Other Institutions

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These collections of global events have been created by the Archive-It team in conjunction with curators and subject matter experts from institutions around the world.

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Earthquake in Haiti

Archived since: Jan, 2010


This collection is currently documenting the events of the January 2010 earthquake in Haiti and the aftermath, including the rescue efforts from around the world and the stories and circumstances of the Haitian people. Archive-It partners Library of Congress, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Virginia Tech and CTRnet, and University of Texas Libraries have all contributed websites for this collection.

Subject:   Spontaneous Events,  Society & Culture ,  earthquake poverty global aid infrastructure survivors

GifCities Press Archive

Archived since: Oct, 2016


A collection of various press and media documenting the GifCities project ( GifCities was released as part of the Internet Archive's 20th anniversary celebration in October 2016.

Subject:   Arts & Humanities Computers & Technology,  Society & Culture

Occupy Movement 2011/2012

Archived since: Nov, 2011


This collection documents and aggregates information related to the Occupy Movement starting in the Autumn of 2011 and continuing in 2012. In September of 2011, a demonstration was held in New York City, calling itself Occupy Wall Street. This demonstration inspired similar protests and demonstrations around the world calling for social and economic equality, which are collectively now referred to as the Occupy Movement.

Subject:   Spontaneous Events,  Society & Culture ,  Politics & Elections occupy movement activism politics

Total Solar Eclipse 2017

Archived since: Aug, 2017


A collection of news, social media, and information on the solar eclipse occuring on August 23, 2017. This eclipse is notable that a wide range of the United States was in view of its totality.

Subject:   Science & Health,  Society & Culture ,  Blogs & Social Media

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