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The Memory Hole's Archive

The Black Vault has undertaken a project to archive the documents obtained and released by the website The Memory Hole which started back in 2002.  Over the years, the site has gone offline, and the documents are not easily available.  With full credit to Mr. Kick, and his efforts, I am re-indexing them here at The Black Vault so the research is preserved and saved for future research.

Should the site ever come back online, I will ensure this page is updated with a direct link.

From Wikipedia about The Memory Hole:

"The Memory Hole was a website edited by Russ Kick; first launched on July 10, 2002, last post on May 11, 2009. Before being hacked in June 2009, the site was devoted to preserving and publishing material that is in danger of being lost, is hard to find, or is not widely known. Topics include government files, corporate memos, court documents, police reports and eyewitness statements, Congressional testimony, reports from various sources, maps, patents, web pages, photographs, video, sound recordings, news articles, and books. The name is a reference to the "memory hole" from George Orwell's novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, a slot into which government officials deposit politically inconvenient documents and records for destruction.

One of the most noticeable actions was the publication of several hundred photos depicting the coffins of U.S. soldiers fallen in Iraq. These were obtained by Russ Kick by filing a request based on the Freedom of Information Act. The photos sparked a controversy regarding the publication of war photos, public opinion and the behavior of the U.S. government.

The website is the 2005 winner of the Project on Government Oversight's "Beyond the Headlines" Award."

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