The William Blake Archive is driven by illustrations. From browsing to content, everything is centered on visuals. In terms of the content itself, the archive contains “Illuminated” books, commercial book illustrations, separate prints and prints in series, drawings and paintings, and manuscripts and typographic works. The organization of all the options is laid out in a very easy to access manner. On the home page every single document can be accessed through a single click. Browsing can be done by sampling through illustrations on the homepage that are linked to their respective documents. If a specific document is needed then there is also a search option.
“The archive preserves and reserves, protects and patrols, regulates and represses. The architecture of the archive and the sentinels who control access to its interior…” (Werner).This archive is supported by archival theory in that it preserves knowledge in its architecture (its architecture being the website). It protects knowledge from being forgotten. And it regulates knowledge by focusing on protecting specific works such as works by William Blake and artists similar to him.