The Snowden Archive-in-a-Box is an autonomous version of the Internet-based archive Snowden Digital Surveillance Archive. It is a stand-alone wifi network and web server that permits you to research all files leaked by Edward Snowden and subsequently published by the media. The purpose of the portable archive is to provide end-users with a secure off-line method for individuals to use this database without the threat of mass surveillance. By default, the wifi network is open, but users can create their own wifi passwords and choose their encryption standard.

The Snowden Archive-in-a-Box began as part of an evolving and touring European project called Performigrations which focuses on migration/immigration and was launched in Montreal at the Blue Metropolis literary festival in April 2015. An evolving project in its own right, the Snowden Archive-in-a-Box also includes a surveillance demonstration apparatus that monitors wifi traffic around it and plays it back to the public.

The Snowden Archive-in-a-Box is based on a RaspberryPi mini-computer and the Raspbian operating system. All software is open-source. It was developed by and is maintained by Dr. Evan Light, a communications professor at York University.