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Open Doors celebrates the completion of 4 archive imports in 2019!

Open Doors is pleased to announce the completion of 4 archive import projects in 2019, a total of 1750 works! We hope that you will find old and new favorites in the collections listed below.

Born For War

Completed: May 2019

Born For War was an archive for several fandoms and fanworks (chiefly het fanfiction), opened by Delenn in May 2000. Originally it housed only Xena/Ares (Xena: Warrior Princess) works, but later expanded to include Max/Alec (Dark Angel), Angel(us)/Darla (Angel: the Series), and Spike/Buffy (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) works. For a brief period, it also housed works focused on Drusilla (BtVS/AtS), which were later absorbed into the respective show sections.

Find works at the Born For War collection. For more information about the archive and its move to the AO3, see the Born For War announcement post. To learn about the history of the archive or share some stories of your own, check out the Born For War Fanlore page.

a little piece of gundam wing

Completed: August 2019

A little piece of gundam wing, a Gundam Wing archive, was opened in the summer of 2001 (along with its sister archive, soul circuit) due to the archivist’s desire to collect the works of her favorite Gundam Wing fanfiction authors in one place. For 16 years, the archive housed the fanfiction of 100 authors, as well as numerous pieces of fanart.

Find works at the a little piece of gundam wing collection. For more information about the archive and its move to the AO3, see the a little piece of gundam wing announcement post. To learn about the history of the archive or share some stories of your own, check out the a little piece of gundam wing Fanlore page.

soul circuit

Completed: August 2019

Soul circuit (along with its sister archive, a little piece of gundam wing) was opened in the summer of 2001 due to the archivist’s desire to collect the works of her favorite Koko Wa Greenwood fanfiction authors in one place. The archive housed numerous works of fanfiction for 16 years.

Find works at the soul circuit collection. For more information about the archive and its move to the AO3, see the soul circuit announcement post. To learn about the history of the archive or share some stories of your own, check out the soul circuit Fanlore page.

Underground

Completed: August 2019

Underground was an archive dedicated to the 1986 film Labyrinth, with almost 200 works.

Find works at the Underground collection. For more information about the archive and its move to the AO3, see the Underground announcement post. To learn about the history of the archive or share some stories of your own, check out the Underground Fanlore page.

In October 2019, Yahoo announced that they were closing Yahoo Groups and would be deleting all previously posted material that December. Open Doors worked extensively with other OTW committees and outside groups to publicize the closure, request a delay, and save as much fannish material as possible. Hundreds of fandom groups were preserved as a result of this work, and we have started working with Yahoo Groups moderators to import their archives of fanfic, fanart, meta, and other materials to AO3.

We want to give a huge THANK YOU to all of the archivists and volunteers who made these imports possible, as well as all the creators who have transferred or claimed their works! We look forward to importing more archives in 2020.