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Northwestern University Web Archive

Identifier: 77/1

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The Northwestern University web archives are intended to document and preserve online resources of unique, essential, and enduring value. These archived websites parallel and complement NUA’s manuscript collections and record groups (both paper-based and digital). Many important documents are now available exclusively online and the expansion of interactive features, forms, and collaborative resources have made websites indispensable to the university’s daily operation. Although certain content types and features are difficult to capture and render accurately, NUA aims to preserve academic and administrative policies; significant publications and resources; important representations of research, instruction, and creative work; and the overall look and feel of the Northwestern University web domain.


  • 2001-2014


Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions.


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The Northwestern University Web Archives is an initiative managed by the Northwestern University Archives which crawls and makes available websites and other online content which falls within the institutional collecting scope.

Source of Acquisition

Method of Acquisition Sites in the Northwestern University Web Archive have been acquired with the California Digital Library's Web Archiving Service, which uses the Heritrix web crawler.

Processing Information

Benn Joseph, 2014.
Guide to the Northwestern University Web Archive
Benn Joseph.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Northwestern University Archives Repository

Deering Library, Room 110
1970 Campus Dr.
Evanston IL 60208-2300 US