Surf the Web as it was
The Internet Archive, working with Alexa Internet,
has created the Wayback
Machine. The Wayback Machine
makes it possible to surf pages
stored in the Internet Archive's
web archive. The Wayback Machine
was unveiled on October 24th
at Berkeley's Bancroft
Library. Visit the Wayback
Machine by entering an URL above
or clicking on specific collections
- Special Wayback Collections -
September 11, 2001
The tragic events of September 11, 2001, prompted web creators around the world to respond.
This special collection of archived web sites preserves this unique moment in our history.
The early years of the internet are a testament to the internet's diversity and ingenuity.
This special collection highlights a handful of sites that played a role in the early internet.
The United States Elections of 2000 were perhaps the most controversial elections in our nation's
history. Use this collection to revisit the historic elections of 2000. Go Wayback
- Other Archive Collections -
A related site, the Television Archive
(www.televisionarchive.org) has just launched.
Its first collection -- concerning the events of 11 September
2001 -- contains television news from around the world. You can watch the broadcasts, read critical commentary, and see differing perspectives in coverage from television stations worldwide.
the Television collection, released October 11, 2001.
The Internet Archive is collaborating with Prelinger Archives to digitize and put online almost 1,000
movies about everyday life, culture, industry, and institutions in the United States in the 20th century.
The 1996 presidential election
was the first time candidates and political
parties used the internet to reach voters. Never
before had so much information about candidates'
positions, activities, and standing in the polls
been immediately available.
What would a snapshot of the Web look like? Visitors passing through the lobby of the Library of Congress get the picture when they see
a sculpture a stack of computer screens and tapes housing a snapshot of the Web in early 1997 by Alan Rath. The Internet Archive is proud to have part of its collections in
the Library of Congress.