Please: Help Build the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election Web Archive

seal_of_the_president_of_the_united_states-svgHelp us build a web archive documenting reactions to the 2016 Presidential Election. You can submit websites and other online materials, and provide relevant descriptive information, via this simple submission form. We will archive and provide ongoing access to these materials as part of the Internet Archive Global Events collection.

Since its beginning, the Internet Archive has worked with a global partner community of cultural heritage institutions, researchers and scholars, and citizens to build crowdsourced topical web archives that preserve primary sources documenting significant global events. Past collections include the Occupy Movement, the 2013 US Government Shutdown, the Jasmine Revolution in Tunisia, and the Charlie Hebdo attacks. These collections leverage the power of individual curators and motivated citizens to help expand our collective efforts to diversity and augment the historical record. Any webpages, sites, or other online resources about the 2016 Presidential Election are in scope. This web archive will build upon our affiliated efforts, such as the Political TV Ad Archive, and other collecting strategies, to provide permanent access to current political events.

As we noted in a recent blog post, the Internet Archive is “well positioned, with our mission of Universal Access to All Knowledge, to help inform the public in turbulent times, to demonstrate the power in sharing and openness.” You can help us in this mission by submitting websites that preserve the online record of this unique historical moment.

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  5. Sarah Considine

    Is there any way to get videos from YouTube to be uploaded? Specifically this trump campaigns short ads? This is one of the things that trump’s small supporters were told the campaign would spend the over 100 million in under 200 dollar donations they gave his campaign.

  6. Sarah

    Here is a link to one of the campaign ads the last one that Donald Trump sent out a fundraising request for two days out from the election. I will also let the trumpm campaign know about the archive presidential election project and see if they can provide to you directly. We’re so proud! This is one of the intelligent ways hid campaign spent the over 100 million in under 200 dollar individual donations we supporters sent him.

  7. rudolph

    I would like to see election night coverage from different networks, there are only available PBS and ABC on youtube.
    But I can’t find anything on

  8. Charles Tandy

    Best regards,


    Please sign these three petitions:

    Tell Donald Trump To Reject Hate And Bigotry


    Tell Electoral College Electors To Make Hillary Clinton President On December 19

    ELECTORS, please listen to the better angels of your nature! HannaH of the newly arrived film ARRIVAL says: YOU CAN DO THIS.


    Tell State Legislators To Modify the System So That Future Presidential Elections Will Be Decided By Popular Vote


    (November 9, 2016)

    I believe we are stronger together and we will go forward together. And you should never, ever regret fighting for that. You know, scripture tells us, “Let us not grow weary in doing good, for in due season, we shall reap if we do not lose heart.”

    — Hillary Rodham Clinton

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