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Margaret Thatcher's 1983 papers released

Previously unseen personal papers from Margaret Thatcher's 1983 papers have been opened and made available to the public for the first time.

Opening of new Duff and Diana Cooper papers

The Churchill Archives Centre has recently acquired an extensive new chunk of the papers of Alfred Duff Cooper, 1st Lord Norwich, and of his wife, the super-glamorous Lady Diana Cooper.

Archives Centre: Image of the Month

Churchill accompanying Kaiser Wilhelm II on manoeuvres in Germany, October 1913.

Archives Centre: Image of the Month

The fifth Bikini Atoll atom bomb test, in honour of the 50th anniversary of the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty.

No cigar?

Finally, in the Archives Centre's 40th year, a small but significant gap in our holdings has been plugged: we have one of Churchill's cigars!

Archives Centre: Image of the Month

Margaret Thatcher in a slightly less ferrous light than usual, taking the trouble to send a hand-written letter in reply to a question from a small boy.