Our primary catalogue is hosted on Cambridge ArchiveSearch, along with most of the other Cambridge archives; help on searching ArchiveSearch is available here. Narrow down to 'Churchill Archives Centre' as a repository when using ArchiveSearch, if you just want to search our collections. The catalogue for the Churchill papers is hosted on this site. Other links below offer other ways in to our collections, such as allowing for searching our collections by subject, or guides written by our team, but will ultimately lead to links back to our catalogues.

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The full list of collections, with a brief synopsis of each, filterable by subject, and links to their catalogue entry.

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Research guides

Introductory guides to subjects and collections written by the Archives Centre team.

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ArchiveSearch

Catalogues and finding aids to archives and manuscripts held in Cambridge, including almost all of Churchill Archives Centre's catalogues.

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Online collections

Some of our collections have now been digitised and are available online.

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Frequently asked questions

Some of the most frequently asked questions about our collections.

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What's new

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

Below are some of our most requested collections

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 ArchiveSearch 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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Churchill College Archives

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

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