Political Communications Web Archive

Release Date: 
Monday, December 6, 2010

The Political Communications Web Archive Project was an investigation and planning effort to develop effective methodologies for the systematic, sustainable preservation of Web-based political communications.

The effort focused on Web materials produced by political groups and NGOs in Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa, Southeast Asia, and Western Europe. Those materials included reports, manifestos, constitutions and declarations, official statements, and other documents issued via the Web by individual political activists, political parties, and popular front and radical organizations. Such communications are vital primary source materials for history and area studies, but tend to be produced erratically and disappear quickly.