Welcome to the Churchill Papers catalogue website. The site contains information about the Churchill Papers, the life of Sir Winston Churchill, the Internet version of the electronic catalogue of the Churchill Papers, and the digital edition of the Churchill Papers published by Bloomsbury Academic.
The Churchill Papers consist of the original documents sent, received or composed by Sir Winston Churchill during the course of his long and active life. Discover more about Churchill's life by visiting the biography section of the site at www.chu.cam.ac.uk/archives/collections/churchill_papers/biography/. The Churchill Papers are held at Churchill Archives Centre where they can be consulted by appointment. A digital edition of the Churchill Papers, published by Bloomsbury Academic, is now available online at www.churchillarchive.com and is freely available in our reading rooms.
The papers contain everything from Churchill's childhood letters and school reports to his final writings. They include his personal correspondence with friends and family, and his official exchanges with kings, presidents, politicians and military leaders. Some of the most memorable phrases of the twentieth century are preserved in his own drafts and speaking notes for the famous wartime speeches. The Churchill Papers comprise an estimated 1 million individual documents. In April 1995 grants from the Heritage Lottery Fund and the John Paul Getty Foundation purchased the Churchill Papers for the nation. You can find out more about the collection in the area of this site dedicated to the Papers at www.chu.cam.ac.uk/archives/collections/churchill_papers/the_papers/. See contact details below.
The Churchill Papers have been catalogued in a project lasting over 6 years. This catalogue, containing over 70,000 entries is now available online and allows you to locate references to individual people, subjects or events at the touch of a button.