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The following is a list of all web archive collections developed by or in partnership with the Library of Congress. These are in various stages of production.

Active collections (i.e. currently collecting websites) are marked with a "".

U.S. Elections Web Archives

Since 2000, the Library has archived websites related to the U.S. presidential, congressional, and gubernatorial elections.

  • United States 2014 Election Web Archive
    Collection dates: March 2014 - December 2014
  • United States 2012 Election Web Archive
    Collection dates: October 2011 - December 2012
  • United States 2010 Election Web Archive
    Collection dates: June 2010 - December 2010
  • United States 2008 Election Web Archive
    Collection dates: April 2007 - November 2008
  • United States 2006 Election Web Archive
    Collection dates: May 2006 – November 2006
  • United States 2004 Election Web Archive
    Collection dates: October 2003 – December 2004
  • United States 2002 Election Web Archive
    Collection dates: July 2002 – November 2002
  • United States 2000 Election Web Archive
    Collection dates: August 2000 – January 2001

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U.S. Congressional/Legislative Web Archives

The Library regularly archives the websites of members of Congress, as well as Congressional Committees.

  • 113th Congress Web Archive
    Collection date: January 2013 - present
  • 107th - 112th Congress Web Archives
    Collection dates: December 2002 – January 2013

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Law Library Web Archives

The Law Library of Congress has archived web content documenting changes in the Supreme Court. They have also developed a selective collection of authoritative legal blogs associated with American Bar Association approved law schools, research institutes, think tanks, and other expertise-based organizations.

  • International Tribunals Archive
    Collection dates: April 2014 – present
  • Federal Courts Archive
    Collection dates: April 2014 – present
  • Legal Blawgs Web Archive
    Collection dates: March 2007 – present
  • Supreme Court Nominations
    Collection dates: August 2005 - February 2006; June 2009 - September 2009; June 2010 - November 2010

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Single Sites Web Archive

The Library has experimented with approaches for archiving websites unrelated to a specific theme or event. During this ongoing project, the Library's Recommending Officers select born-digital content to enhance and expand the Library's traditional analog holdings. Access to archived content is available for some, but not all, of the selected content.

  • Single Sites Web Archive
    Collection dates: March – November 2006; February 2010 – present

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Other Events and Themed Web Archives

The Library selects and preserves content for a variety of other event and thematic collections.

  • East European Government Ministries
    Collection dates: April 2014 – present
  • Web Cultures
    Collection dates: April 2014 – present
  • Science Blogs
    Collection dates: January 2013 – present
  • War of 1812 Bicentennial
    Collection dates: March 2012 - March 2015
  • Small Press Expo and Comic Art Collection
    Collection dates: September 2011 - Present
  • Performing Arts Web Archive
    Collection dates: March 2011 – Present
  • Civil War 150th Web Archive
    Collection dates: March 2011 – August 2015
  • Public Policy Topics (previously titled "Presidential Transition During a Time of Crisis")
    Collection Dates: February 2010-present
  • LC Manuscript Division Archive of Organizational Web Sites
    Collection dates: March – December 2006; February 2010 – present
  • Papal Transition 2013
    Collection dates: February 2013 – May 2013
  • Iraq War, 2003 Web Archive
    Collection dates: March 2003 – July 2009 (then merged with Public Policy Topics collection)
  • Visual Image Web Sites Archive
    Collection dates: April 2006 – September 2006
  • Crisis in Darfur, Sudan, Web Archive
    Collection dates: February 2006 – September 2006
  • Papal Transition 2005 Web Archive
    Collection dates: April 2005 - May 2005
  • Winter Olympic Games 2002
    Collection dates: February 2002
  • September 11 Web Archive and September 11 Remembrance
    Collection dates: September 2001 – December 2001; September 2002

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International Web Archives

The Library's Overseas Offices in Cairo, Islamabad, Jakarta, New Delhi, and Rio have documented websites covering elections and events in their regions of the world.

 

  • Afghanistan Elections 2014
    Collection dates: March 2014--present
  • Indonesia Presidential Election 2014
    Collection dates: December 2013--July 2014
  • Thailand Election 2014
    Collection dates: December 2013--September 2014
  • Political Islam: Islamic Organizations
    Collection dates: March 2013 - May 2015
  • Brazil Cordel Literature
    Collection dates: November 2011 - ongoing
  • Burma/Myanmar Election 2012
    Collection dates: February – May 2012
  • Timor Leste Election 2012
    Collection dates: January 2012 - August 2012
  • Egyptian Elections 2012
    Collection dates: April 2012 - July 2012
  • Malaysian Elections 2011-2012
    Collection dates: November 2011 - July 2012
  • Laos General Election 2011
    Collection dates: April 2011 - November 2011
  • Vietnam General Election 2011
    Collection dates: April 2011 - December 2011
  • Pakistan Nationalisms
    Collection dates: May 2011 - September 2012
  • Thailand National Elections 2011
    Collection dates: February 2011 - December 2011
  • Timor Leste
    Collection dates: January 2010 - February 2011
  • Brazilian Presidential Election 2010
    Collection dates: September 2010 - January 2011
  • Philippine Elections 2010
    Collection dates: March 2010 – July 2010
  • Burmese General Elections 2010
    Collection dates: October 2010 – January 2011
  • Afghanistan Web Archive
    Collection dates: July 2009 - December 2010
  • Sri Lankan Presidential and General Elections 2010
    Collection dates: December 2009 - October 2010
  • Indonesia General Elections
    Collection dates: March 2009 - October 2009
  • Indian General Elections
    Collection Dates: April - June 2009
  • Egypt 2008
    Collection dates: April 2008 - May 2008

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Collaborations

The Library of Congress also collaborates with other organizations to document events unfolding in the United States and around the world. Access is provided through partner websites. We have contributed to the following archives:

A Cooperative Web Archiving Project, sponsored by the NDIIPP and managed by the Web Archiving team, enlisted experts from the Library's curatorial divisions to identify international and national high-value collecting areas, with a focus on foreign countries experiencing volatile political situations. The Library experts were asked in early 2007 to identify scholarly centers, or partner institutions, with recognized expertise in the collecting areas, to assist in the collection and preservation of important at-risk materials. The following organizations were provided Archive-IT accounts during 2007 to 2011 to build collections:

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