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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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2012 Russian Presidential Election

Archived since: Jan, 2012


This is a collection on the events leading up to the 2012 Russian Elections. Thanks to the State Historical Public Library in Moscow for helping to curate this collection.

Subject:   Spontaneous Events,  Politics & Elections ,  Government

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

2016 U.S. Presidential Election Results

Archived since: Nov, 2016


A collection of news stories, websites, and social media commentaries collected after the 2016 presidential election results. URLs for this collection were crowd-sourced from the general public.

Subject:   Politics & Elections

End of Term 2016 Press

Archived since: Dec, 2016


This is a collection of press articles about the End of Term 2016 project. End of Term is a collaborative project to preserve public United States Government web sites at the end of the current presidential administration ending January 20, 2017.

Subject:   Government,  Politics & Elections ,  Computers & Technology Web archiving Government

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

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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