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The Churchill Archives Centre

Safeguarding millions of historic documents, the Churchill Archives Centre preserves history in the raw — a place where the modern history of Britain is open and accessible to all.

About the Archives Centre Latest news & blog posts

The Churchill Archives Centre

Safeguarding millions of historic documents, the Churchill Archives Centre preserves history in the raw — a place where the modern history of Britain is open and accessible to all.

About the Archives Centre Latest news & blog posts

The Churchill Archives Centre is a world-leading collection of 20th Century history.

“The aim of this venture is to make the College a major centre of historical research into what might be termed the Churchill Era, where scholars will be able to find a great mass of inter-related material gathered together under a single roof.” Sir John Cockcroft, Master of Churchill, 14 July 1967

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 Marshal 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.

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Our collections

With a fascinating array of documents by almost 600 important political, military and scientific figures, our collections are a rich insight into the Churchill era and after.

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Our collections

With a fascinating array of documents by almost 600 important political, military and scientific figures, our collections are a rich insight into the Churchill era and after.

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The panels of the first day of our 'What is war?' symposium are all now available online #churchillatwar youtube.com/playlist?list=…
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The Great Churchill Archives Centre Bake Off

Any excuse to write about cake, really.

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RT @ChurchillCol: Why are we fighting today? Panel discussion feat. @kennedycdog & @MalcolmRifkind ow.ly/iLwF306FfBj #churchillatwar
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Maurice Hankey: “Man of Secrets” chu.cam.ac.uk/news/2016/dec/…
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Bye bye baby, bye bye

Goodbye to the original test tube

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Florence Horsborough MP, travelling kitchen pioneer and social welfare champion #hiddengem #WomenInParliament flickr.com/photos/churchi…
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RT @ChurchillCol: FREE TALK this Mon 5 Dec, 6pm @ChuArchives Lord Alan Watson talks about his new book 'Churchill's Legacy' https://t.co/XS…
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Keep the Damned Women Out: Professor Nancy Malkiel on why some Colleges and Universities 'went mixed'

Exploring the decision in the 1960s and 70s by several Ivy League universities in the USA and colleges in Cambridge and Oxford to 'go mixed'.

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Maurice Hankey: “Man of Secrets”

Maurice Hankey, the first of the Cabinet Secretaries.

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RT @JCSResources: It's Churchill's bday! Schools that sign up for free access to his Archive by 7 Dec can win £100 of Bloomsbury books http…
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