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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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#blacklivesmatter Web Archive

Archived since: Aug, 2014


In August of 2014, the Archive-It team put out a call for URLs related to the August 9th shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO. Soon after we were joined by Archive-It partner Washington University in St. Louis, MO who contributed lists of URLs and solicited URLs from communities in and around Ferguson. Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities contributed a significant number of URLs extracted from tweets about Michael Brown and Ferguson. In December we expanded the collection to include content related to the July 17th chokehold death of Eric Garner in Staten Island, NY, and the reactions around the country to the acquittal of the police officers in both cases. The collection then progressed further to reflect the movement building in reaction to the perceived unjust police violence against people of color. Today the #blacklivesmatter Web Archive contains news articles, blogs, social media, and other websites related to Ferguson, Michael Brown, Eric Garner, protests and demonstrations around the country, and seeks to document the movement as it grows and evolves. Seed URL nominations are continuing to be accepted. If you would like to contribute to the collection please copy and paste the following URL into your browser: Note: Many of these sites contain videos, some of which may not play back in the page. To view archived videos click on the Videos link in the yellow banner at the top of the archived web pag

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 Boston Marathon Bombing

Archived since: Apr, 2013


This collection is comprised of contributions from curators and subject matter experts; and includes news articles, blogs, social media sites, and organizational websites related to the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing and its aftereffects

Subject:   Spontaneous Events

2013 Government Shutdown

Archived since: Oct, 2013


This is a collection of websites affected by the September 2013 government shutdown. These websites address the impact of the shutdown in some way on their front page. The URLs were suggested by a very active community of librarians and archivists.

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

2015 Nepal Earthquake

Archived since: May, 2015


This is a collection of web resources related to the April 25th, 2015 earthquake and it's after effects in Nepal. Contributors to this collection include Columbia University Library, Yale University Library, and the Bodleian Library.

Adolfo Suarez

Archived since: Mar, 2014


A collection of news stories and websites related to the death of Spain's first democratically elected prime minister, Adolfo Suarez. URLs for this collection were provided by the National Library of Spain.

Burning Man

Archived since: Jul, 2014


The main website of the Burning Man event.

Subject:   Arts & Humanities Society & Culture

Charlie Hebdo

Archived since: Jan, 2015


A collection of social media, news stories, and institutional websites related to the January 7th 2015 attack on the Charlie Hebdo office in Paris. Seed URLs were nominated by the Archive-It team and IIPC member organizations.

Cuban Web Domain Crawl

Archived since: Dec, 2015


This collection is a snapshot of the Cuban Web Domain (.cu) from early 2016.

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

Jasmine Revolution - Tunisia 2011

Archived since: Jan, 2011


This collection consists of websites documenting the revolution in Tunisia in 2011. Our partners at Library of Congress and Bibliothèque Nationale de France have contributed websites for this collection, and the sites are primarily in French and Arabic with some in English.

Subject:   Spontaneous Events Blogs & Social Media Government - National

North Africa & the Middle East 2011-2013

Archived since: Jan, 2011


This collection documents the events in Northern Africa and the Middle East starting in January 2011. Content includes blogs, social media and news sites about Egypt, Yemen, Libya, Sudan and other countries. Countries separated by site groups (scroll down the page to see all of them). Archived content is in Arabic, English, and French.

Subject:   Spontaneous Events Government Blogs & Social Media North Africa Middle East blogs social media

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

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

Santiago de Compostela Train Accident

Archived since: Jul, 2013


This is a collection of news sites, articles, blogs, and social media related to the train accident in Santiago de Compostela Spain compiled by the Biblioteca Nacional de España

Spring 2013 Protests in Turkey

Archived since: Jun, 2013


This is a collection of news articles, blogs and social media sites covering the 2013 Protests in Turkey. Websites in this collection were submitted by individuals and institutions around the world. Archived content is in both English and Turkish.

The Life of Aaron Swartz

Archived since: Jan, 2013


Family, friends and colleagues remember Aaron Swartz November 8, 1986 – January 11, 2013

Ukraine Conflict

Archived since: Feb, 2014


This collection seeks to document conflict in Ukraine as it progresses. Contributions to this collection were made by the Archive-It team and subject matter experts from Stanford University, Library of Congress, Global Investigative News Network, and Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute in the fields of Investigative Journalism, Russian, and Eurasian studies. Content includes news outlets, social media, blogs, and government websites. Sites are in English, Ukrainian, Russian, and other languages.

Subject:   Government Spontaneous Events

Wikileaks 2010 Document Release Collection

Archived since: Jul, 2010


A collection of websites, news coverage, and commentary surrounding the Wikileaks releases. This collection includes documents released from the Afghan war diaries and the Iraq war logs, as well as the more recent release of the US State diplomatic cables. Please note, there are thousands of news articles, blog entries, etc. that are not listed below. To access these, the best way is to perform a search for the content you are interested in.

Subject:   Spontaneous Events Government - National

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