Special Collections Gallery

The Open Doors Special Collections Gallery links to rescued archives and challenges hosted at the Archive of Our Own, as well as to digital projects which cannot currently be integrated into the Archive or Fanlore. These include .pdfs, multimedia fanworks, historically important fan sites, and other digital artifacts. While some of these fanworks may later be integrated into the Archive or Fanlore, others which have a particular historical significance or are structurally difficult to integrate may continue to be preserved as “special collections.”

Special Collections

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2015/06/29GeoCities Rescue ProjectGeoCities, a web hosting site founded in the mid-1990s which gave free home pages to its users, closed its doors on October 26, 2009, and took down all its sites. Many fans used the site; therefore fandom lost many early archives and resource sites when GeoCities closed. If you were the owner of a fanfiction archive or resource, meta, or other fannish page on GeoCities and you do not have another hosting alternative, we can help! Open Doors is teaming up with the Archive of Our Own and Fanlore to preserve as much material as possible. Fanfiction: We’re offering AO3 accounts to fanfiction archives (both single author and multiple author archives are welcome) so that you may archive your fiction. (If you are not the owner or site administrator, you can still document and memorialize the site on Fanlore. Contact Open Doors for more information.) Resource sites: If you are …
2010/08/05The Foresmutters ProjectThe Foresmutters Project was the first test case for the Open Doors project. Foresmutters is a bibliography and collection of stories from the very earliest days of recorded slash, principally Kirk/Spock from the mid-1970s. It’s a tremendously valuable resource for the K/S fandom, which is still active today, and for historians of fanworks. We are hoping to grow this collection. If you or someone you know wrote K/S in the 1970s or 1980s, please contact us; we can find someone to help you transcribe or scan your fiction. Visit the original mirror for the archive, or read (or edit!) the Foresmutters Project article on Fanlore.
2010/08/05Missed the Saturday DanceMissed the Saturday Dance, by Zoetrope, is a multimedia World War II Stargate: Atlantis AU (Rodney McKay/John Sheppard, NC-17). It has won many awards and is a fan favorite for its worldbuilding and seamless integration of art, audio, video, and story elements. Read (or edit!) the Missed the Saturday Dance article on Fanlore.

Online Archives

DateTitleContent
2016/08/04The Hex FilesThe Hex Files, a Harry Potter archive for Draco Malfoy/Harry Potter fanfiction and fanart, is being imported to the Archive of Our Own (AO3). For more information about the 2016 move to the AO3, please see the announcement post. Read (or edit!) the Hex Files page on Fanlore!
2016/08/04HP FandomHP Fandom, a Harry Potter archive for gen and slash fanfiction, is being imported to the Archive of Our Own (AO3). For more information about the 2016 move to the AO3, please see the announcement post</a> Read (or edit!) the HP Fandom page on Fanlore!
2016/08/01The Spooky AwardsThe Spooky Awards, a collection which includes X-Files fanfiction that was submitted to the Spooky Awards between 2003 – 2005, is being imported to the Archive of Our Own (AO3). Read (or edit!) the Spooky Awards page on Fanlore!
2016/08/01The BasementThe Basement, the principal archive of X-Files slash fan fiction, is being imported to the Archive of Our Own (AO3). Read (or edit!) The Basement page on Fanlore!
2016/08/01Scully Slash ArchiveScully Slash, an archive for f/f slash fanfiction focused on Dana Scully and other female X-Files characters, is being imported to the Archive of Our Own (AO3). Read (or edit!) the Scully Slash Archive page on Fanlore!
2016/07/22Warp 5 ComplexWarp 5 Complex, a Star Trek: Enterprise fan fiction archive, is being imported to the Archive of Our Own (AO3). For more information about the 2016 move to the AO3, please see the announcement post. Read (or edit!) the Warp 5 Complex page on Fanlore!
2016/07/05Dave & Ken’s DinerDave & Ken’s Diner, a slash Starsky & Hutch archive, is moving in with the Archive of Our Own (AO3). For more information about the 2016 move to the AO3, please see the announcement post. Read (or edit!) the Dave & Ken’s Diner page on Fanlore!
2016/01/23Human NatureHuman Nature, a Doctor Who RPF fan fiction archive, is moving in with the Archive of Our Own (AO3). For more information about the 2016 move to the AO3, please see the announcement post on AO3. This move was completed in June 2016. Read (or edit!) the Human Nature page on Fanlore
2016/01/23The PrydonianThe Prydonian, a Doctor Who fan fiction archive focusing on the relationship between the Doctor and the Master, is moving in with the Archive of Our Own (AO3). For more information about the 2016 move to the AO3, please see the announcement post: http://archiveofourown.org/admin_posts/4633 This move was completed in June 2016. Read (or edit!) The Prydonian page on Fanlore
2016/01/08Hornblowerfic.comHornblowerfic.com, a fan fiction archive for the Horatio Hornblower fandom, is moving in with the Archive of Our Own (AO3). For more information about the 2016 move to the AO3, please see the announcement post on AO3 . This move was completed in March 2016. Read (or edit!) the Hornblowerfic.com page on Fanlore!
2015/12/23Innocent LiesInnocent Lies, a fanfiction archive for Alexis Denisof RPF , is moving in with the Archive of Our Own (AO3). For more information about the 2016 move to the AO3, please see the announcement post on AO3. This move was completed in February 2016. Read (or edit!) the Innocent Lies page on Fanlore.
2015/12/23WesleyFanfiction.netWesleyFanfiction.net, a fanfiction archive for fanworks centering on the character Wesley Wyndam-Pryce from Buffy and Angel, is moving in with the Archive of Our Own (AO3). For more information about the 2016 move to the AO3, please see the announcement post on AO3. This move was completed in June 2016. Read (or edit!) the WesleyFanfiction.net page on Fanlore.
2015/11/29Wolf and HoundWolf and Hound, a Sirius Black/Remus Lupin pairing-centric Harry Potter archive, is moving in with the Archive of Our Own (AO3). For more information about the 2015 move to the AO3, please see the announcement post: http://archiveofourown.org/admin_posts/4217. The move was completed in February 2016. Read (or edit!) the Wolf and Hound page on Fanlore!
2015/11/28Seamus/Dean ForeverSeamus/Dean Forever, Harry Potter fan fiction archive dedicated to the Seamus/Dean ship, is moving in with the Archive of Our Own (AO3). For more information about the 2015 move to the AO3, please see the announcement post (http://archiveofourown.org/admin_posts/3438). The move was completed in October 2015. Read (or edit!) the Seamus/Dean Forever page on Fanlore!
2015/07/04Hermit LibraryThe Hermit Library, Blakes 7 fan fiction archive, is being imported to the Archive of Our Own (AO3). For more information about the 2015 move to the AO3, please see the announcement post: The Hermit Library is Coming to the AO3. This move was completed in October 2015. Read (or edit!) the Hermit Library page on Fanlore!
2015/06/29GeoCities Rescue ProjectGeoCities, a web hosting site founded in the mid-1990s which gave free home pages to its users, closed its doors on October 26, 2009, and took down all its sites. Many fans used the site; therefore fandom lost many early archives and resource sites when GeoCities closed. If you were the owner of a fanfiction archive or resource, meta, or other fannish page on GeoCities and you do not have another hosting alternative, we can help! Open Doors is teaming up with the Archive of Our Own and Fanlore to preserve as much material as possible. Fanfiction: We’re offering AO3 accounts to fanfiction archives (both single author and multiple author archives are welcome) so that you may archive your fiction. (If you are not the owner or site administrator, you can still document and memorialize the site on Fanlore. Contact Open Doors for more information.) Resource sites: If you are …
2015/02/27Table for ThreeTable for Three, a Harry Potter archive dedicated to the Harry/Ron/Hermione ship, is moving in with the Archive of Our Own (AO3). For more information about the 2015 move to the AO3, please see the announcement post: http://archiveofourown.org/admin_posts/2582 The move was completed in September 2015. Read (or edit!) the Table for Three page on Fanlore.
2015/02/22Ink Stained FingersInk Stained Fingers, a haven for Harry Potter slash and femslash fan fiction and fan art, is moving to the Archive of Our Own (AO3). For more information about the 2015 move to the AO3, please see the announcement post. Read (or edit!) the Ink Stained Fingers page on Fanlore.
2015/02/22Henneth Annûn Story ArchiveThe Henneth Annûn Story Archive (HASA), an archive dedicated to well-written, imaginative, and engaging J.R.R. Tolkien fan fiction, is being imported to the Archive of Our Own (AO3). For more information about the 2015 move to the AO3, please see the announcement post. The move was completed in September 2015. Read (or edit!) the HASA page on Fanlore.
2015/02/22MonaBoyd.netOpen Doors is pleased to be working with Shirasade to welcome the Monaboyd.net Archive, a Lord of the Rings RPF fan fiction archive focused on the pairing of Dominic Monaghan (Merry) and Billy Boyd (Pippin), to the Archive of Our Own (AO3). For more information about the 2015 move to the AO3, please see the announcement post. Read (or edit!) the Monaboyd.net page on Fanlore.
2014/11/04ChainsBoys in Chains, a multi-fandom archive for both fiction and art, with a focus on stories about emotional bonds between people of different ranks or status, is moving in with the Archive of Our Own (AO3). And to reflect its openness to femslash, het, and gen, its name will be changing to Chains: The Powerfic Archive. For more information about the 2014 move to the AO3, please see the announcement post. The move was completed in July 2015. Read (or edit!) the Boys in Chains page on Fanlore
2014/10/26Leah Adezio ArchiveLeah Adezio was a fan artist and fan writer in fandoms including A Distant Soil, DC Comics, Nightwing and Teen Titans. Since her passing in 2007, her friend kerithwyn made Leah’s work available on her archive. To ensure their posterity, kerithwyn and Open Doors preserved her works on the AO3. Read (or edit) Leah Adezio’s article on Fanlore.
2014/10/26Dannell Lites ArchiveDannell Lites was a prolific and beloved writer of fan fiction and filk in both Marvel and DC universes, as well as Highlander: The Series. Since her passing in 2002, her friend and sometime collaborator kerithwyn has made Dannell’s work available on her archive. To ensure their posterity, kerithwyn and Open Doors preserved her works on the AO3. Read (or edit) Dannell Lites’ article on Fanlore.
2014/09/14StargateFanStargatefan, started in 1997, is a large fansite devoted to Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis that features fic, art, links, historical information relevant to the show, and other resources for fans. In 2013, the Organization for Transformative Works announced that Open Doors would assist StargateFan in preserving over 2,000 stories, fan art, and comics to their own collection on AO3. Read (or edit!) the Stargatefan page on Fanlore.
2014/05/28The Good Omens LibraryThe Good Omens Library: A Nice and Accurate Stories Archive, first opened in 2005 as a hub for Good Omens fanfiction. After eight years, decreased funds and usership nearly closed the archive for good. To preserve its works and allow the collection to continue to grow, it was imported into a new AO3 collection in 2013. Read (or edit!) the The Good Omens Library article on Fanlore.
2014/05/25YuletideYuletide is a popular annual rare-fandoms gift exchange fan fiction challenge, encompassing gen, het, femslash, and slash. The idea of Yuletide is to provide fiction for people who may never have seen any stories for a source they love, or have seen so few that they’re starving for them. Importing the Yuletide Archive to the Archive Of Our Own had been planned for a number of years. While the challenge has been operating on the AO3 since 2009, it was not until May 2014 that we were able to actually move the original archive for the years 2003 to 2008. Read (or edit!) the Yuletide article on Fanlore.
2014/04/24852 Prospect852 Prospect: The Sentinel Adult Fiction Archive contains fan-written fiction set around the TV show The Sentinel. 852 Prospect is open to new stories that adhere to the original archive guidelines. Open Doors opened the collection to submissions by original authors on 29 January 2013, and an automated import brought in over 4700 remaining works on 10 May 2013. Read (or edit!) the 852 Prospect article on Fanlore.
2014/04/24Smallville Slash ArchiveThe first episode of Smallville aired on October 16, 2001, and people began writing fanfiction, including slash, immediately. Livia designed the look of the archive, Naomi provided the scripts that allow people to archive their own stories, Calysta Rose set up and installed them, and Minotaur generously hosted the archive at slashdom.net. The Smallville Slash Archive went live on October 20, 2001. With Minotaur’s passing in 2009, the archive’s continued existence and maintenance became problematical. In an effort to preserve the thousands of stories in the SSA, the archive was imported to the AO3 through the Open Doors Project : Smallville Slash Archive. Read (or edit!) the Smallville Slash Archive page on Fanlore
2014/04/24GSSU (German Speaking Slashers United)Deutsch: Diese Sammlung enthält Geschichten des GSSU Archivs. Das Archiv wurde im Jahre 2000 als Ergänzung zur Querstrich Mailingliste erstellt, es wurde Ende 2012 geschlossen. Um diesen Teil der Geschichte des deutschsprachigen Fandoms zu erhalten, wurde das GSSU Archiv ins Archive of Our Own mit Hilfe des Open Doors Projektes importiert. Lies (oder bearbeite!) die GSSU-Archivseite auf Fanlore. English: This collection contains stories originally located at the GSSU archive. The archive was created in 2000 to complement the Querstrich mailing list, it closed at the end of 2012. To preserve this part of German-speaking fandom’s history, the GSSU archive was imported to the Archive of Our Own through the Open Doors Project. Read (or edit!) the GSSU archive page on Fanlore
2010/08/05The Foresmutters ProjectThe Foresmutters Project was the first test case for the Open Doors project. Foresmutters is a bibliography and collection of stories from the very earliest days of recorded slash, principally Kirk/Spock from the mid-1970s. It’s a tremendously valuable resource for the K/S fandom, which is still active today, and for historians of fanworks. We are hoping to grow this collection. If you or someone you know wrote K/S in the 1970s or 1980s, please contact us; we can find someone to help you transcribe or scan your fiction. Visit the original mirror for the archive, or read (or edit!) the Foresmutters Project article on Fanlore.
2010/08/05Kista (1986) and Demeter (1987): two novels by Jane LandKista (1986; original zine 267 pages) was described by author Jane Land as “an attempt to rescue one of Star Trek‘s female characters from an artificially-imposed case of foolishness.” In it, Chapel still loves Spock, but their developing romance is allowed to be complex, with Chapel being more of a rounded person (as well a doctor!) than she was allowed to be onscreen. Demeter (1987; original zine 305 pages) is a sequel to Kista. As Henry Jenkins and John Tulloch wrote in Science fiction audiences: watching Doctor Who and Star Trek, “Demeter places [Spock and Chapel’s] relationship within a larger social context, dealing more directly with how women are treated within the Federation.” The plot “concerns the threat a group of intergalactic drug-runners pose to Demeter, a feminist space colony, a world where women have lived without any contact with men for several generations.” Uhura also plays a large role …