For Archive Users

The Churchill Archives Centre is now closed due to the Covid-19 outbreak. We are still able to offer a limited remote enquiry service and can be reached by email at archives@chu.cam.ac.uk. Do also check out our existing online resources here. We look forward to welcoming you back as soon as is possible and wish you and your families all the very best.

Our Coronavirus Guidance

So that we can ensure that all Members of the Churchill College community stay healthy and safe, things will look a little different when you next come to College. But you can find everything you need to know on our new Coronavirus Guidance page  From the latest research from the University to what you should do if you have symptoms, and from the provision of College services to minimising the risk of transmission, you'll find all the answers to your questions here.

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

Getting started

Frequently asked questions on visiting the Archives Centre, our collections, and obtaining and using copies from the archives.

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Visit us

A practical guide to visiting and using the Archives Centre, including opening hours, services, access guidelines and rules.

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Our collections

Discover a wide range of documents by more than 570 political, military & scientific luminary figures from the Churchill era and beyond.

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Online resources

Some of our collections, exhibitions and filmed events are now online.

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Contact us

Where to find general contact details for the Archives Centre as well as for individual members of staff.                                                                   .

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Events and exhibitions

Details of our upcoming public programme of events, exhibition loans and group visits.

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Education

Our collections are a valuable resource for students at all levels. We are happy to receive school groups as well as individual students and teachers.

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News & blog posts

Stay up to date with the latest news from the Archives Centre and explore our collections through our blog posts.

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Image gallery

A range of our collections are available to view on the Churchill Archives Centre Flickr account.

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Get involved

The Churchill Archives Centre relies on the support and generosity of trusts and individuals.

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About the Archives Centre

The Centre exists to preserve and make available the raw material of our recent past.

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“Where the modern history of Britain is open to all”

The Archives Centre began by collecting the papers of Winston Churchill and other contemporaries and has grown to become an important resource for the study of modern history from the late nineteenth century to the present day. Our collections encompass the personal papers of individuals who made and remade British domestic politics and international relations, advanced scientific knowledge, and who observed or transformed society, economics and culture. These materials record key events and trends in the history of Britain and beyond. The Centre continues to collect.

The Archives Centre has been awarded Accreditation by The National Archives and the Churchill Papers have been entered on the UNESCO International Register of the Memory of the World..

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Stay up to date with history

Take a look at the latest Archives blog entries below.

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RT @Cambridge_Uni: Rosalind Franklin was a key figure in the discovery of the structure of #DNA. To mark 100 years since her birth, @ChuAr
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Mystery of the Canon’s watch solved!

The identity of the couple whose names appear on the back of Canon Noel Duckworth's watch has now been revealed.

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He joined the Communist Party and in 1934 went to Russia and toured the Soviet Union delivering propaganda speeches… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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The Archive Centre’s part in the Unlocking Our Sound Heritage Project

Making some of our harder to access recordings available to researchers.

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RT @TeessideArchive: On this day, in 1939, Winston Churchill wrote a letter to Dorman Long to remind and encourage the employees that the w…
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We hold the papers of Leonard Wincott, in 1931 he became the spokesman for the crew of the cruiser "HMS Norfolk" wh… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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Archives Centre newsletter - June 2020

Latest news from the Archives Centre.

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The results are in! Our diary competition winners are here

 The Archives Centre is delighted to announce the winners of its diary competition capturing life in lockdown.

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His personnel file is available to view on the @UkNatArchives site: discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/downlo…
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