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Part 2, Series XVIII: Archived Websites


10 websites in 10 archived websites.

Scope and Content Note

The National Lawyers Guild, founded in 1937, is a non-profit federation of lawyers, legal workers, and law students, who use the law to advance social justice and support progressive social movements. It was the first integrated bar association. The website lists their current campaigns, their chapters, and news. The series also contains websites related to projects of the National Lawyers Guild. The National Immigration Project ( provides assistance and support to legal practitioners, immigrant communities, community-based organizations, and advocates seeking and working to advance the rights of non-United States citizens. The website contains publications, seminar listings, listings of immigration lawyers, news, trainings, and tools for practitioners and community members. The National Lawyers Guild International Committee ( supports legal work around the world "to the end that human rights shall be regarded as more sacred than property interests." The website contains news, information on subcommittees (Task Force on the Americas, Palestine Subcommittee, Cuba Subcommittee, Indigenous Peoples' Rights Committee, Africa Subcommittee, Haiti Subcommittee, Middle East North Africa Action Group, Human Rights Framework Project, Agent Orange Working Group, Puerto Rico Subcommittee, and Article 9 Working Group), event listings, and publications. National Police Accountability Project ( is a non-profit membership organization of plaintiff's lawyers, law students and legal workers dedicated to ending law enforcement and detention officer abuse of authority through coordinated legal action, public education, and support for grassroots and victims' organizations combating misconduct. The website contains news and opinions, event listings, publications, and resources.

The Labor and Employment Committee of the National Lawyers Guild is a non-profit unincorporated legal association engaged in legal education and advocacy. The website contains information on their annual meetings and national events in concert with the AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee; steering committee members; mentorship program; job postings; press releases; newsletter; resources on economic rights, elections, employment, immigration, injured workers, international issues labor, mass defense, OSHA, wage and hour, and Worker Centers; and projects related to Amicus, Immigrant Workers, International Labor, International Cuba Research, Labor Law Issues, Mass Defense, organizing Labor, Occupational Safety & Health, Section 7 Rights, Solidarity, Voter Protection, Worker Centers, Working America, and other action as needed.

The National Lawyers Guild New York City Chapter aims to provide fellowship for law professionals in New York City who seek a radical vision of economic, social and environmental justice. The website contains information on their governance; their foundation; the Parole Preparation Project; committees regarding environmenal justice, animal rights, mass incarceration, mass defense, labor and employment, immigration, and restorative justice; student chapters; events and news; press releases; job postings; resources and training regarding legal observers and know your rights, and a referral directory. In 2020, the website added a section regarding the George Floyd protests and the Black Lives Matter Civil Litigation Task Force.

The Military Law Task Force of the National Lawyers Guild is an organization of radical lawyers and legal workers interested in draft, military, and veterans issues. The website contains their quarterly journal On Watch; information on governance; news on Military Law practice and training, GI rights and counseling, advocacy, analysis, and opinion; press releases; position statements, training and education materials; Military Law library; memoranda on desertion, command influence, individual ready reserves, dissent and whistleblowers, casualty assistance, discharges, and military sexual violence; other publications; book reviews; and convention materials.

The Jailhouse Lawyers Handbook is a resource for incarcerated people who wish to file a federal lawsuit addressing poor conditions in prison or abuse by prison staff. It also contains limited general information about the American legal system. The guide was put together by the National Lawyers Guild and the Center for Constitutional Rights.


New site crawls are accrued semiannually.

In 2020, accruals were increased to biweekly then decreased to monthly in 2021.


Crawl was limited to domains and subdomains of,,, and,,,, and in order to remain within the collection scope and data constraints.

Crawl was expanded to include Google Documents.

Facebook was blocked at

Robots.txt (a piece of code designed to limit crawler activity within a website) was ignored on

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Due to technical or privacy issues, archived websites may not be exact copies of the original website at the time of the web crawl. Certain file types will not be captured dependent on how they are embedded in the site. Other parts of websites that the crawler has difficulty capturing includes Javascript, streaming content, database-driven content, and highly interactive content. Full-Text searches of archived websites are available at

Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
70 Washington Square South
2nd Floor
New York, NY 10012