Thanks a Million!

Thanks to the generous support of our users we raised $250,000 in donations during the month of December, and with the 3-to-1 match from one of our donors that gives us $1,000,000!  We raised enough to purchase 4 petabytes of storage, which helps us towards the 10 we estimate for next year.  Beyond that, this will help us archive books, music, video and web sites.   If you haven’t donated yet, please help keep the archive open!

We brought an unprecedented amount of information into the archive in 2012:

  • 50,000,000,000 web pages
  • 1,000,000 hours of television
  • 370,000 new audio/music items
  • 100,000 new videos

We launched the TV News Search & Borrow service, which makes almost 400,000 television news programs searchable and borrowable.  We made all of Balinese literature available online.  And you can play with a new, beta Wayback that has a much more up to date index.

We look forward to archiving even more great material in 2013.   Thank you for helping to support the goal of Universal Access to All Knowledge.

11 thoughts on “Thanks a Million!

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  2. jwjb

    Congratulations on reaching such an auspicious milestone for 2012!

    The Wayback Machine has been really helpful and informative to use over the years and the Internet Archive is in my top ten of websites I use to access and use all the information I need on a daily basis to say nothing of all the great radio and other programs you have available for download.

    All the best in 2013 to the team and the important work you do to support the goal of Universal Access to All Knowledge.

  3. Russell Johnson

    Just discovered, this is my #1 resource website now. The amount of content is mind-blowing! Congratulations on $1 Million raised.

  4. Sheila Jackson

    Congratulations. Thanks so much for all you do. Your site adds so much to my life through the Old Time Radio programs and classic television shows. I listen to classic radio programs almost every day thanks to you! There is no other internet site providing this type of service at no cost. You are a public service to our nation because you are preserving our history. I appreciate and support what you are doing. Looking forward to expanded content in 2013 and years ahead!!

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  7. Betty Boyd Lampterton

    I archive many different sorts of materials on It is important to me for creating a history of my family, my travels, and the cultural heritage materials that my family has access to that need preserving. I’m very grateful to the service that you provide and hope that you are able to continue to run forever. I made a small donation to you this year and will do so again if need be.

  8. Homer

    Thanks from the bottom of my heart.

    I’ve got quite a bit of material to add. Just got through creating a digital file of Spring Valley High School 2008 Commencement program, and finishing up Powder Valley Payoff a very fragile book.

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