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Catalogues and finding aids to archives and manuscripts held in Cambridge, including an increasing number of Churchill Archives Centre catalogues.

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A continuing cataloguing programme at the Archives Centre means more material is being made available to researchers all the time.

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Popular collections

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The Churchill Papers

A comprehensive collection of Churchill's writings throughout his lifetime. The papers contain everything from Churchill's childhood letters and school reports to his final writings.

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The Thatcher Papers

Dating from childhood to the present day it includes rich details of her role in important domestic and world events. The archive contains over 1 million documents.

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British Diplomatic Oral History Programme (BDOHP)

Transcripts of interviews with former diplomats. The indexed catalogue is held on the Janus webserver and transcripts are also available.

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The Mitrokhin Papers

KGB files from the famous Mitrokhin Archive – described by the FBI as “the most complete and extensive intelligence ever received from any source” .

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Churchill College Archives

The national and Commonwealth memorial to Sir Winston Churchill, the College admitted its first students in 1960.

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