Celebrate the Internet Archive's 25th Anniversary!
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As the Internet Archive turns 25, we invite you on a journey from way back to way forward, through the pivotal moments when knowledge became more accessible for all. On this anniversary page you can:
- sign up for our virtual celebration
- create a video anniversary message
- tweet about how the Internet Archive has enhanced your life & work
- dive deep into our stories, collections & important milestones in an interactive timeline
- send us a donation for our birthday!
But first, in the video above, go way back to 1996 when a young computer scientist named Brewster Kahle dreamed of building a “Library of Everything” for the digital age. A library containing all the published works of humankind, free to the public, built to last the ages. He named this digital library the Internet Archive
. Its mission: to provide everyone with “Universal Access to All Knowledge.”
Join our Virtual Celebration
Come celebrate with us, no matter where you are in the world.
From Wayback to Way Forward: The Internet Archive at 25
A virtual journey with the builders and dreamers who have reached for the stars.
Thursday, October 21 at 6 PM PT (9 PM ET)
Key Moments in Access to Knowledge Every Collection Tells a Story
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Share an Anniversary Wish
How has the Internet Archive inspired you? What’s your favorite Internet Archive story? To tell us, just hit the “Record a video” button below.
Support our work
In 25 years, the Internet Archive and our community has accomplished so much. Together, we have built a world class library on the Internet. It’s all possible thanks to patrons around the world who are curious, generous, and preservation-minded, just like you.
If the Internet Archive has helped you over the last 25 years, that’s reason to celebrate! Please support our work.
Make a gift
Tweet an Anniversary Message
Have you ever recovered a lost web page in the Wayback Machine? Found a rare book online? Relived your favorite @GratefulDead concert?
Then join me in wishing the @InternetArchive a Happy 25th Anniversary!
Here’s to 25 more!
Happy 25th Anniversary @InternetArchive!
What would we do without the Wayback Machine, Open Library, Live Music Archive & more?
Thanks for being the Internet’s Library for 25 years!
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Follow our Story #InternetArchive25
Interested in producing a story about the Internet Archive? We’ve got you covered with key statistics, logos, historical images, and photos. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
to set up an interview or attend one of our anniversary events nationwide.
Our Press kit is here
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