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Relive iconic headlines that have shaped our world

We’ve captured the moments that have shaped history across every topic — from 1846 to today

  • 1.7 million

    archive videos
  • 35 million

    editorial and creative images
  • 2 million

    audio clips

Our archive solutions

From news and politics to sports and entertainment, enrich your stories with video, photo, audio and text from our archive


Discover our collection of over 1.7 million global news and entertainment video stories dating back to 1895. Our archive features rare and previously unseen footage in high definition, including the entire collection from British Movietone.

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Ed Sullivan with the Beatles


We’ve been capturing history’s most iconic images for more than 100 years. Explore historical photos across all genres, captured by our Pulitzer Prize-winning photographers.

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Start with your favorites from our conveniently curated photo collections.

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A cement wall with graffiti that says London Calling


Our digital text collections on topics including news, politics, sports and entertainment are perfect for researching the causes and effects of various events over the years. Find whole stories or excerpts that provided the first look into breaking news from around the globe.

Air raid warden with microphone


Search more than 1 million actualities, correspondent reports, reporter Q&As and natural sounds to give listeners the sounds of history.

Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer’s wedding — now in high-quality 4K

Viewable for the first time in high-quality 4K, rediscover unique British Movietone footage of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer’s wedding in 1981.

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