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Jan. 21, 2002

The Internet Archive Way Back Machine, http://www.archive.org/index.html

Ever wondered how your favorite website looked in its infancy? How have the websites of the Washington state agencies evolved over time? Who is documenting the ever-changing Internet? Is there any hope of finding a document for which you now get an Error 404--Not Found message?

The Way Back Machine offers snapshots of the Internet and millions of webpages. Type in the URL of your choice and then pick from the dates on which the site was archived. Not only homepages, but level after level within a website have been captured.

Several special collections of legal interest are available, including:

  • the September 11 archive, http://september11.archive.org/
  • the 2000 Presidential election, complete with the candidates' websites (Bush, Gore, Nader, Buchanan, Browne) and news coverage of the campaigns
 
2008, M.G. Gallagher Law Library, University of Washington