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Internet Archive Global Events

Archive-It Partner Since: Feb, 2006

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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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#RickyRenuncia web collection (Puerto Rico 2019)

Archived since: Jul, 2019


On July 24, 2019, Governor of Puerto Rico’s Ricardo Roselló announced he was resigning from office effective August 2nd. It was the culmination of two weeks of mass protests in Puerto Rico calling for his resignation amid corruption scandals and the leak of a chat between Roselló and his inner circle that included homophobic and sexist language, where the casualties of Hurricane María were mocked, and where possible illegal activities were commited. This is a collection of web resources documenting the events that led to the governor’s resignation, and the protests that were characterized by the social media hashtag #RickyRenuncia. It covers the period between July 11 to August 2nd, and includes news reports, opinion articles, and social media content. El 24 de julio de 2019, el gobernador de Puerto Rico Ricardo Roselló anunció que renunciaba a su puesto efectivo el 2 de agosto. Este anuncio se da luego dos semanas de protestas masivas en Puerto Rico exigiendo su renuncia debido a escándalos de corrupción y la filtración de un chat entre Roselló y sus ayudantes cercanos que incluye comentarios homofóbicos y sexistas, donde se toma ligeramente las muertes causadas por el huracán María, y donde se cometen posibles violaciones a leyes de administración pública. En esta colección se documentan los eventos que llevaron a la renuncia de Ricardo Roselló y las protestas caracterizadas en redes sociales por el hashtag #RickyRenuncia. Cubre el período del 11 de julio al 2 de agosto de 2019, e incluye noticias, artículos de opinión y contenidos de las redes sociales.

#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 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. 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 page.

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 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.

2016 Pulse Nightclub Shooting Web Archive

Archived since: Jun, 2016


This collection includes web material related to the June 12, 2016 mass shooting perpetrated at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida, its victims, and its impacts on the local and global LGBTQ and Latinx communities. It includes news reports and blog posts, social media feeds, interactive timelines, and videos. The Internet Archive seeks your nominations of further materials to be included in the collection and preserved for future generations. Help us by contributing URLs and descriptions here:

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

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.

Current Events

Archived since: Jun, 2022

No description.

Dakota Access Pipeline

Archived since: Oct, 2016


This is a collection of websites, social media feeds, news articles, and videos concerning the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) and actions related to its direction through the Standing Rock Indian Reservation. To add to this collection, please use the submission form available at: [collection image attribution: "A tribal elder addressing people at the pipeline blockade" by Shane Balkowitsch; CC BY-SA 4.0]

Decentralized Web Summit

Archived since: Jun, 2016


The Decentralized Web Summit was an event held June 8-9, 2016, at the Internet Archive in San Francisco, CA. The summit brought together web technologists, service providers, thinkers, journalist, and others in order to imagine and articulate the needs of a World Wide Web that is “open, secure and free of censorship by distributing data, processing, and hosting across millions of computers around the world, with no centralized control.” Its program included keynote addresses by Mitchell Baker (Mozilla Foundation), Vint Cerf (Google), Tim Berners-Lee (W3C) Brewster Kahle (Internet Archive), and Cory Doctorow (Electronic Frontier Foundation); panel discussions; and lightning talks by web developers , designers, and academics. This web archive preserves and provides access to the Summit’s official website and YouTube-based livestream of events, its surrounding social media conversation, its reactions and recaps among blogs and the popular press, and materials related to its speakers’ and panelists’ presentations.

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

El Paso Mass Shooting, August 3, 2019

Archived since: Aug, 2019


This archive contains digital news and social media coverage of the El Paso mass shooting, August 3, 2019, and related events.

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

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

Hurricane Harvey 2017

Archived since: Aug, 2017


This is a collection of websites, news articles, advisories, social media feeds, and other online materials related to Hurricane, later Tropical Storm, Harvey in 2017. To add to this collection, please use the following contribution form: / / Esta es una colección de sitios web, artículos de prensa, avisos oficiales, feeds de las redes sociales y otros materiales en línea relacionados con el huracán, y luego clasificado como tormenta tropical, Harvey en 2017. Para agregar a esta colección, utilice el siguiente formulario de contribución: / / Translations by Ana D. Rodriguez and Natalie Baur.

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

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

Ukraine Conflict

Archived since: Feb, 2014


This collection seeks to document conflict in Ukraine. 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

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

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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