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.

Re-opening the Churchill Archives Centre

The Churchill Archives Centre has now re-opened to provide a limited reading room service. For more details, see our Visit Us page.

We will continue to offer a limited but free copying and enquiry service and welcome enquiries sent to archives@chu.cam.ac.uk. We hope all our researchers stay safe and we look forward to welcoming you back.

Churchill Archives Centre: Summary of the Collections Development Policy

The Archives Centre collects primary sources for research, learning and teaching in modern British history.

Our collecting focuses on the personal papers of individuals who have been significantly involved in any of the following areas:

The prime criteria for the acquisition of new materials within these categories are their current and anticipated future research value. However, the parameters of the Collections Development Policy remain wide and flexible to allow diversity in the Centre’s future collecting strategies.

Archive collections are usually acquired by donation, although loans may also be considered in exceptional circumstances. Decisions on the acquisition of collections are made by the Director of the Archives Centre, in consultation with relevant subject specialists on the staff.

The Archives Centre is also the repository for the institutional archive of Churchill College, which is received by regular transfers from the College and by donations from students, staff and fellows.

This policy is subordinate to the Churchill Archives Centre Mission Statement

Reviewed by: Allen Packwood

Date: September 2020