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Purpose-built in 1973 to house Sir Winston Churchill's Papers, the Churchill Archives Centre is now home to the papers of almost 600 important political, military and scientific figures from the Churchill era and after. Contemporaries of Winston Churchill sit alongside major political, military and scientific figures such as; Margaret Thatcher, Ernest Bevin, John Major, Neil Kinnock, Admiral Ramsay, Field Marshall Slim, Frank Whittle and Rosalind Franklin.
Situated within the grounds of Churchill College, itself the national and Commonwealth memorial to Sir Winston, the Archives Centre is a valuable academic and cultural research hub. Its collections form one of the country’s most important sources for twentieth-century British history. The Archives Centre's mission is to preserve and make available to the public the unique materials in its care.
Randolph Churchill, great-grandson of Sir Winston Churchill, opened a new permanent exhibition in the Foyer of the Wolfson Hall, telling the story of Churchill and the College's foundation.Read article
A free exhibition to mark Holocaust Memorial Day, Churchill College, Monday 25 – Friday 29 January, 9am to 5pm.
Dr Aaron Donaghy, Archives By-Fellow, 2015-16, describes his research on the late Cold War era.Read article
Winston Churchill’s vast archive has been added to UNESCO’s International Memory of the World Register — joining treasures such as the UK’s Magna Carta, France’s Bayeux Tapestry ...Read article
As home to such a varied host of documents, resources and historic items, the Churchill Archives Centre is a world-class resource for researchers, educators and enthusiasts alike.Visit us