The week of May 8, 2016

Archive Fever

Archivists of tragedy: Excavating the mystery of Jim Jones and the Peoples Temple

By Rick Paulas

Nearly 40 years ago, more than 900 people died in a commune called Jonestown. Poring over thousands of documents, letters, and audiotapes, a husband-and-wife team try to understand why.


The guerrilla archivists saving the Internet’s dying websites from oblivion

By Jesse Hicks

When websites fail, too often they’re lost forever, taking a little bit of Internet history with them. ArchiveTeam is a group of volunteers looking to change that.

The Malware Museum lets you look at old viruses without getting infected

By AJ Dellinger

Only ’90s kids will remember this classic malware.

How one woman’s VHS collection became the Internet Archive’s treasure

By Audra Schroeder

Marion Stokes taped the news for 30 years. Now the Internet Archive is digitizing her vision.


Should it be against the law to share tragic images on social media?

By Chris Stokel-Walker

Violent images online can spread quickly and have harmful consequences. Should we be using the law to fight that?