Welcome to the Archives Unleashed Project

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The Project

The Archives Unleashed project aims to make petabytes of historical internet content accessible to scholars and others interested in researching the recent past. Our team develops web archive search and data analysis tools to enable scholars, librarians and archivists to access, share, and investigate recent history since the early days of the World Wide Web.

Supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Archives Unleashed is partnering with our colleagues at the Internet Archive. We will be integrating the Cloud with the Archive-It service to ensure the project’s long-term sustainability, as well as enhance the usability and accessibility of web archives.

Read more about the next stage of the project here.


The work of this project is made possible thanks to the generous support of financial and in-kind support from the following institutions:

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