Subject guide

This guide groups the collections held at Churchill Archives Centre under various subject headings. We have a fantastic wealth of collections of personal papers (almost 600) but if you are interested in a subject, theme or event, this is the place to start. The subject guide helps you find out 'Which collections cover World War 2?', or 'Is there anything about women's history?'.

It is the 'way in' to our collections for people interested in subjects, rather than in specific individuals. The Subject Guide covers all the collections held by the Centre (even those which have not been catalogued yet). Of course many of our collections have now been catalogued online so the Subject Guide can be used in conjunction with all our other online resources.

Clicking on 'further details' next to each entry in the Subject Guide will take you to the relevant section of the Full Guide to the Archives Centre's holdings where further details about each collection are available.

We would be very grateful for comments and suggestions for improvements we can make to this guide.

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Have a look at these recent blog posts on the British Diplomatic Oral History Programme and the diplomats Sir Alexander Cadogan and Sir Geoffrey Jackson.

Have a look at this blog post on the social scientist Mark Abrams.

For example, the archives of Baroness Thatcher, whose 1987 and 1986 papers were opened in 2017, and 1985 papers the previous year, the Cabinet Secretary Maurice Hankey and the papers of Julian Amery.

Blog posts on the engineer Sir Kenneth Hutchison, the physicist Sir John Cockcroft, the biophysicist Sir Aaron Klug and the geophysicist Ralph Bagnold.

The Archives Centre has a steadily growing collections of women's archives, as these 2017 posts on women in science, the sculptor Barbara Hepworth and the socialite Lady Diana Cooper show.

Recent blog post on the First World War Bickersteth Papers.