About this Collection
The Business in America Web Archive is a collection of websites of major companies that have appeared on the Fortune 500 list. Today's large corporations communicate to customers, shareholders, and others via their corporate websites. They also use their websites as platforms to present their points of view on public policy issues. Since much of the content on corporate websites can be quite ephemeral, capturing this content is important. We have used the annual Fortune 500 list as a good representation of business in the United States.
Websites are captured once per month, once per quarter, or twice per year and continue to be captured even if the company no longer appears on the list. For companies that have changed names, were part of a merger or acquisition, or have dissolved, we have tried to include notes in the description of the company website record.
Collection Period: March 2015 to present (this is an ongoing archive).
Frequency of Collection: Sites in the collection were targeted for capture monthly, quarterly, or twice-yearly.
Languages: Collection material in English.