Internet Archive Turns 20, Gives Birthday Gifts to the World


On May 12, 1996, like a benevolent mad scientist, Brewster Kahle brought the Internet Archive to life. The World Wide Web was in its infancy and the Archive was there to capture its growing pains. Inspired by and emulating the Library at Alexandria, the Internet Archive began its mission to preserve and provide universal access to all knowledge.

On October 27, 2016, the Internet Archive celebrated its 20th birthday with a party at its beautiful headquarters in San Francisco