The Library of Congress will start limiting its Twitter archives in 2018

It doesn’t seem odd anymore that governments might want to save Twitter archives for historical purposes, what with all the attention our president gets for his contributions to the platform. The UK has been saving tweets and YouTube videos as historic media since 2014, while our own Library of Congress made it a practice since […]

What files? Thousands of govt papers on Falklands & Troubles vanish from National Archives

Published time: 26 Dec, 2017 15:19 A massive trove of government papers detailing some dark episodes of British history, including the Falklands War and the notorious Northern Irish Troubles, have vanished from the National Archives. Almost 1,000 files, each thought to contain dozens of British government papers, have disappeared from the National Archives in London […]

Western leaders misled Gorbachev with promises that NATO wouldn’t expand – released archives

In 1990, Western politicians repeatedly assured Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev that NATO wouldn’t expand east of Germany’s borders, but broke that promise less than a decade later, say insider archives from both sides of negotiations following the dismantling of the Berlin Wall. Researchers from the respected George Washington University-based National Security Archive, which specializes in […]

Haunting Digital Collages Inspired by Ancient Objects in the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Archives

We’ve been obsessing over artist Jim Kazanjian’s dreamy, decaying architecture for some time. The artist — who you probably know from his stunning Lovecraftian digital collages featuring surreal houses — just shared a new body of work with Flavorwire that uses images sourced from the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s online archive. Kazanjian’s new series of […]

HP lost key historical archives in California’s wildfires

There’s no question that California’s recent wildfires are ultimately a human tragedy, destroying homes and upturning lives. Please donate if you can. However, they’ve also represented a loss for technology history. The Press Democrat has learned that fire in Santa Rosa’s Fountaingrove region destroyed key archives of HP’s namesake founders, William Hewlett and David Packard, […]

Russia slams US for mishandling of diplomatic archives, reserves right to tit-for-tat response

Published time: 24 Oct, 2017 02:23 Edited time: 24 Oct, 2017 02:40 Moscow has accused Washington of denying access to and mishandling of diplomatic archives which remained in the Russian Consulate General in San Francisco after the building was seized by US authorities amid the ongoing diplomatic row. On August 31, Donald Trump’s administration ordered […]

History of flight: NASA is uploading its research archives to YouTube (VIDEO)

Published time: 22 Jul, 2017 09:34 NASA’s Armstrong Research Center has spent the last month uploading hundreds of videos to YouTube, providing unprecedented insight into the world of aeronautics innovation that has helped humanity take to the skies, land on the moon, and one day, reach Mars. So far, approximately 300 of a total of […]

Go back in time with the Internet Archive’s collection of Macintosh programs from the 1980s

The Internet Archive is an indispensable resource for web users, backing up websites and documents, but also providing copies of historical software, such as the earliest home console and arcade games. Now, there’s a new collection that should delight anyone who grew up in the 1980s: an entire collection of Macintosh programs, which you can […]