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The Churchill Archive contains more than 800,000 pages of original documents produced during Sir Winston Churchill’s lifetime. These documents range from top-secret telegrams to photographs and newspaper reports, from private letters to annotated versions of speeches. This iconic collection is internationally recognised as a cultural treasure and has been added to UNESCO’s International Memory of the World Register.

“There are few figures more important to the history of the twentieth century than Winston Churchill.”

David B. Woolner, Senior Fellow and Hyde Park Resident Historian, Roosevelt Institute, USA

By Subscribing to the Churchill Archive and you will:

  • Understand more about Churchill’s relationships, strengths, and achievements by exploring the Collection Highlights, such as Churchill and America, Winston Churchill and Public Speaking and Churchill’s First World War.
  • Explore further by reading short Introductions by leading historians on key topics such as The Century of the Special Relationship and The Cold War and Nuclear Weapons.
  • Learn about significant events through correspondence with presidents, royals and world leaders in our Featured Document of the Month.
  • Get a brief insight into Churchill’s personal and political life every single day of the year through the daily snippet feature, Action This Day.

“The Churchill collection is an Aladdin’s Cave of historical riches, which it has been my privilege to explore. I strongly endorse this project, which will enable everyone to have access to Winston S. Churchill’s writings and correspondence.”

Sir Martin Gilbert, Official Biographer of Winston Churchill and Historian of the Twentieth Century

How to Subscribe

The Churchill Archive is now available outside academic institutions as an individual subscription, giving unprecedented access to all those interested in the life of Sir Winston Churchill and the fascinating era in which he lived.

International Churchill Society members receive a 25% discount on annual and semi-annual subscriptions. 

To find out how to access this treasure trove of a resource, simply email Bloomsbury Publishing here if you are in the United States or here if you are in the United Kingdom or Rest of World.

Access to the Churchill Archive is also available for free to all secondary (high) schools worldwide by the very generous $1 million donation of the International Churchill Society Chairman Laurence Geller CBE. If you would like access to the Churchill Archive for Schools you can find out more here.

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The International Churchill Society (ICS), founded in 1968 shortly after Churchill's death, is the world’s preeminent member organisation dedicated to preserving the historic legacy of Sir Winston Churchill.

At a time when leadership is challenged at every turn, that legacy looms larger and remains more relevant than ever.