The Internet Archive is a non-profit digital library with the stated mission of "universal access to all knowledge." A vast majority of the content on The Public Domain Review is sourced from its enormous archives of books, films and audio material. Highlights include the Prelinger Archives, a fantastic collection of ephemeral and public service films on a huge range of topics, from how to be popular to surviving a nuclear attack, and a great collection of 78rpm records and cylinder recordings. Many institutions from all over the world use the Internet Archive to house and provide access to their material. There is a default general non-commercial "Terms of Use" statement in operation in the site but it is overridden should the institution, digitising sponsor, or individual uploader make a statement to the contrary on the site. Many institutions - such as the California Digital Library, The Royal Society, and University of Toronto Libraries - have done so and so have openly licensed digital copies on the site. Visit the Internet Archive site OUR CONTENT FROM THE INTERNET ARCHIVE

The Private Life of a Cat (ca. 1945)

Experimental film from Alexander Hammid (and possibly also Maya Deren) exploring the lives of their two cats (and then five kittens) with which they lived in their …more

Philippine Folk Tales (1916)

Huge variety of stories presented, sourced from both the more traditional tribes, including the headhunters of the rugged mountain regions, and from those “Christia…more

Mazes and Labyrinths (1922)

William H. Matthews’ vast and richly illustrated encyclopaedic portrait of these mysterious phenomena across time and space….more

Paterson’s Roads (1826 edition)

Perhaps the closest thing the 19th century ever got to Google Street View, a book to guide the journeyer along the major roads of England and Wales….more

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