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21st Oct, 2020 04:08:43 PM

The very first edit in the history is who created the page. For work pages, though, it's a bit fuzzy since some of them may have been created earlier, but the contents were moved from a Main/ namespace to a work namespace.

21st Oct, 2020 04:08:51 PM

Unfortunately, it looks like the page history cuts off right after the page was originally created by about a month, so just by glancing at that, there's no way to see who created it originally.

Unless the Wayback Machine website works, but I'm not sure about that.

21st Oct, 2020 04:29:15 PM

There are also articles where the history was purged to save space on the servers. I don't think that's a concern anymore, but many pages have been affected by such purges.

22nd Oct, 2020 09:22:16 AM

And also, for a while, the edit history didn't log the page's first edit, making it completely impossible to tell who created pages before a certain date.

26th Oct, 2020 02:24:10 PM

Thanks to everyone who replied; I appreciate the info! I'll see what I can find on the Wayback Machine but otherwise I guess the information is lost to history.

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