Mission Statement


“Where the modern history of Britain is open to all”

The Archives Centre began by collecting the papers of Winston Churchill and other contemporaries and has grown to become an important resource for the study of modern history from the late nineteenth century to the present day. Our collections encompass the personal papers of individuals who made and remade British domestic politics and international relations, advanced scientific knowledge, and who observed or transformed society, economics and culture. These materials record key events and trends in the history of Britain and beyond. The Centre continues to collect.

The Centre exists to preserve these unique collections and make the materials available to a wide range of audiences, in the reading room, online, and through public engagement projects.

— Allen Packwood, Director

Reviewed by: Allen Packwood

Date: September 2020