Presidential Libraries

Archived Presidential White House Websites

White House websites are  Presidential records. The files that make up a Presidential administration's website are preserved in our Executive Office of the President Electronic Records Archive, however, the user interface is not. The National Archives has taken an additional step to "freeze" White House websites for access purposes. These "frozen in time" sites are representations of the original websites and approximate the interface and functionality for easy access by the public. These websites are no longer updated so links to external websites and some internal pages will not work.

William J. Clinton

President William J. ClintonThe archived versions of the first White House websites created by the Clinton Administration contain five versions of their website, spanning the years 1994-2001. The first White House Website was developed in 1994, during the Clinton Administration. The White House took snapshots of each version. These versions are historical materials, frozen in time, which means that they are no longer updated and links to other sites will not work. Some images were not provided to the National Archives and Records Administration and may appear as broken images or links.

  • Archived Clinton White House Website - Version 1
    Version 1 is representative of the Clinton Administration's first White House website. The information contained within this snapshot is as it existed in November 1995.
  • Archived Clinton White House Website - Version 2
    Version 2 is representative of the second major release of the Clinton Administration's White House website. This generation of the White House website introduced the White House as the "Gateway to Government." The information contained within this snapshot is as it existed in August of 1999.
  • Archived Clinton White House Website - Version 3
    Version 3 is representative of the Clinton Administration's White House website as it existed in July of 2000.
  • Archived Clinton White House Website - Version 4
    Version 4 provides examples of Audio (July through December, 2000), Video (August through November, 2000) and other online documents (August) as provided for by various features on the White House website.
  • Archived Clinton White House Website - Version 5
    Version 5 is the final version of the Clinton Administration's White House historical websites. It represents the website as it appeared during the last days of the Clinton Administration. Press briefings and radio addresses are included.
  • Archived Clinton White House Virtual Library
    The Clinton Administration's White House Virtual Library provides a searchable archive of White House documents, including Executive Orders, press briefings, radio addresses and other White House publications released between January 20, 1993 through mid-January, 2001. Originally published on the Clinton Administration's White House websites.

George W. Bush

President George W. BushIn January 2009, the White House archived its website as a way to preserve the online presence of the Administration of President George W. Bush.

  • Archived George W. Bush White House Website
    This archived website provides access to content that is no longer available on the web and it is a useful resource for photographs, speeches, press releases, and other public records of the Bush Presidency from 2001-2009. Since the Archived White House Website is no longer updated, some links and other features may not work properly.

Barack Obama

President Barack ObamaIn January 2017, the White House websites were archived as a way to preserve the online presence of the administration of President Barack Obama. The website interfaces and functionality are preserved for use by the public through this portal and the official files making up the websites are archived in our Electronic Records Archives (ERA).

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