Copies and research

Copies and research questions


Can you do research on my behalf?

We are able to spend up to 30 minutes on your enquiry, after that we charge £25 per half an hour’s research.

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Can I order copies of documents without visiting the Archives Centre?

Yes you can. Please email us at archives@chu.cam.ac.uk and we will send you a reprographics form to fill in or you can download one from our website. The copies will normally be supplied as low resolution images. We charge 50p per image for orders under 50 images, after that we charge £25 per half an hour’s copying.

Download a reprographics form

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Can I order copies of documents to be sent to me by email or post?

It is normal practice to supply research copies by digital photography. The copies will usually be supplied as low resolution images to a customer’s email address, but print outs can be supplied by post on request.

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Can I copy documents in the reading room?

Yes, you are welcome to take low resolution photographs of documents in the reading room. A daily charge of £1 per day is levied for the use of all cameras, mobile phones or tablets for taking photographs. No flash photography is permitted and no tripods, stands or specialist equipment other than the camera may be used.

Reading room staff will ask you to complete and sign a copyright declaration, itemising the documents you have copied, and to include a printed copyright statement in all photographic images.

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How do I cite references to your records?

When including a reference to our collections in a footnote or bibliography, you should always follow the referencing style guidance set by your faculty, journal, or publisher. As a minimum we ask that you include the name of the repository (Churchill Archives Centre, Cambridge), the name of the collection (e.g. ‘The Papers of Julian Amery’, ‘The Papers of Admiral Sir Doveton Sturdee’, ‘The Papers of Baroness Thatcher’), and the full alpha-numerical document reference as provided by our catalogue (e.g. ‘CHAR 1/282/71’ or ‘RTBT 5/2/1, file 4’).

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I want to publish a picture of one of your records. What do I need to do?

Get in touch at archives@chu.cam.ac.uk or T: 01223 336087 and we can supply you with a publication licence and advice on clearing copyright.

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I want to quote from something I’ve seen in your records. What do I need to do?

Get in touch at archives@chu.cam.ac.uk or T: 01223 336087 and we should be able to give advice on clearing copyright.

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Do you take credit cards or allow BACS transfers?

Yes. Please ask Archives Centre staff for further information and a link to our online payment system at archives@chu.cam.ac.uk.

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