4chan historical resources - UNDER CONSTRUCTION

  • Screencap archive
  • .docx files (not written by me) consisting of extensive summaries and timelines (version 1.4.1, February 2015) [pdf] [jun. 2014] [pdf] [11 mar. 2014] [pdf] [may 2013] and copypasted reminiscences of the site's early days (version May 2013). Yet another earlier version of the whole thing is here.
  • Mirror of Yotsuba Society's final updated 4chan history timeline (March 2014): [pdf]
  • /j/ archives garnered by /g/ when they hacked the board sometime in 2011
  • archive of all banners as of January 2013
  • nevada-tan fanart collection mirrored from nevada.natural20.net
  • damaged goods (includes all surviving original threads)
  • manually archived threads
  • detailed list of external thread archivers
  • 4chan informational pages rehosted: kimmo emails + april 2006 board changes
  • The UTV archives (PDF)
  • Some PDFs relating to indictments of 4chan users
    External Sites
  • Stanford Digital Repository mirror of the Yotsuba Society Archives
  • archive.org from 22 Nov. 2003; only the main page and /b/ can be viewed. /b/ goes back to page 21 (excluding 3-11 and 15), representing posts from 4 Oct. to 10 Oct. (which is when it was separately archived, far as I can tell).
  • bibanon
  • world2ch
  • yotsuba society; their wiki has a really elaborate historical page (still inaccessible as of 2013/08/13, but on archive.org and also bibanon in a dump of the entire wiki)
    note: YS archives are no longer being hosted, I'm working on mirroring them at rx. (but see Stanford link above)
  • tanasinn (not as detailed early on, but recently updated)
  • old wikiworld page on 4chan (2006/09/04) -- now mirrored here
  • mirror of an ancient version of 4chan's wikipedia page
  • everything shii knows (dead, sadly - though bibanon has a fair number of its relevant articles saved)
  • macrochan - huge collection of images, many very old
  • mz images - maybe even bigger collection of old images (at a glance, almost all from 2004-2008)
  • halcy.de kopipe archive - saved from etherchan.org, and appears to be a different version of the master list than those on tanasinn et al.
  • user-submitted greentext archive (new)
  • archived /q/ thread with fairly extensive reminiscences of the older site, plus links to other resources
  • moot's first PMQ/Q&A on /q/, 9/12/12-9/13/12
  • moot's second PMQ/Q&A on /q/, 11/18/12-11/19/12
  • moot's third PMQ/Q&A on /q/, 5/12/13-5/13/13
  • Jason Scott has 10 million old 4chan threads saved
  • nevada-tan information and fanart collection suspended, images mirrored here (see above)
  • another nevada-tan page, this one in Japanese
  • 4chan login pages pastebin from February 2012
  • /a/'s entries in the 2013 banner contest
  • 4chanlink (service that temporarily mirrors 4chan images on request)