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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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2013 Supreme Court Hearings on DOMA/Prop 8

Archived since: Mar, 2013


News articles, blogs, organizational websites, and social media related to the 2013 Supreme Court hearings and subsequent rulings for the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and California's Proposition 8.

Subject:   Government - US Federal ,  Politics & Elections Government - National

SOPA Blackout

Archived since: Jan, 2012


A collection on the January 2012 web blackout in protest of the SOPA and PIPA legislation being considered by the US Congress. Sites include those participating in the black out as well as commentary and news surrounding the event. Thanks to Library of Congress and other colleagues for Url submissions.

Subject:   Blogs & Social Media,  Government - US Federal ,  Spontaneous Events

United States Government Shutdowns

Archived since: Oct, 2013


This collection documents United States federal government shutdowns. Documentation of the September 2013 government shutdown consists of websites that address the impact of the shutdown in some way on their front page. These URLs were suggested by a very active community of librarians and archivists using an online seed URL nomination form created by Archive-It staff. Documentation of the January 2018 shutdown additionally includes a dataset of 29,403 seed URLs extracted from #shutdown-related Twitter data using Social Feed Manager.

Subject:   Government - US Federal ,  Politics & Elections

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