A wide-range of documents by more than 570 political, military & scientific luminary figures from the Churchill era and beyond.

Full list of collections

Our primary catalogue is hosted on Cambridge ArchiveSearch, along with most of the other Cambridge archives; help on searching ArchiveSearch is available here. Narrow down to ‘Churchill Archives Centre’ as a repository when using ArchiveSearch, if you just want to search our collections. Other links below offer other ways in to our collections, such as our Full Guide, which lists all our collections alphabetically and also allows for searching our collections by subject, or research guides written by our team, but will ultimately lead to links back to our catalogues.

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Guide to holdings

The full list of collections, with a brief synopsis of each, filterable by subject, and links to their catalogue entry. Find out more
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Catalogues and finding aids to archives and manuscripts held in Cambridge, including almost all of Churchill Archives Centre's catalogues Search
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Research Guides

Introductory guides to subjects and collections written by the Archives Centre team. Find out more
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Newly catalogued and opened material

A continuing cataloguing programme at the Archives Centre means more material is being made available to researchers all the time. Find out more
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Frequently Asked Questions

Questions on our collections, and Archives Centre operations. Find out more

Popular collections

Some of our most requested collections

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The Churchill Papers

A comprehensive collection of Churchill's writings throughout his lifetime. The papers contain everything from Churchill's childhood letters and school reports to his final writings. Find out more
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The Thatcher Papers

Dating from childhood to the present day it includes rich details of her role in important domestic and world events. The archive contains over 1 million… Find out more
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The British Diplomatic Oral History Programme

Transcripts of interviews with former diplomats. The indexed catalogue is held on the ArchiveSearch webserver and transcripts are also available. Find out more
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The Papers of Vasiliy Mitrokhin

KGB files from the famous Mitrokhin Archive – described by the FBI as “the most complete and extensive intelligence ever received from any source” . Find out more
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The Franklin Papers

Most of Rosalind Franklin's papers are available online from the Wellcome Library. Find out more
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Churchill College Archives

The national and Commonwealth memorial to Sir Winston Churchill, the College admitted its first students in 1960.

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