The Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge, UK, was purpose-built in 1973 to house Churchill’s papers – some 3000 boxes of letters and documents ranging from his first childhood letters, via his great war-time speeches, to the writings which earned him the Nobel Prize for Literature. They form an incomparable documentary treasure trove. These original documents remain at the Archives Centre, but now also form the basis of the Churchill Archive Online, a digital edition of Sir Winston’s personal papers published by Bloomsbury.
Today the Centre holds the papers of almost 600 important figures and the number is still growing. Contemporaries of Winston Churchill, including friends and family, sit alongside major political, military and scientific figures like Margaret Thatcher, Ernest Bevin, John Major, Neil Kinnock, Admiral Ramsay, Field Marshal Slim, Frank Whittle and Rosalind Franklin.
If you have an inquiry about Churchill or the material held in the archives, you can email the Centre here.