Copies and research
Can you do research on my behalf?
We are pleased to offer up to 1 hour of research for free, per researcher, per month. After that we charge £25 per half an hour’s research.
Can I order copies of documents without visiting the Archives Centre?
Yes you can. Please complete the form linked below to do so. We are pleased to offer up to one hour of copying for free, per researcher, per month. The amount that can be copied in this time will vary by the complexity and variety in the collection(s) requested. We are typically able to process such requests within two weeks of submission.
If you have already submitted a request in a given month, or have had part of a long request deferred forwards, please do not submit a new request during that month without making this clear in your submission.
After the free hour we charge £25 per half an hour’s low resolution copying, as per our price list.
Can I order copies of documents to be sent to me by email or post?
It is normal practice to supply research copies as individual low resolution images to a customer’s email address, but alternative formats such as PDF compilations, or print outs supplied by post, are available on request.
Can I copy documents in the reading room?
Yes, you are welcome to take low resolution photographs of documents in the reading room. No flash photography is permitted and no tripods, stands or specialist equipment other than the camera may be used.
Copyright regulations as agreed to in the Researcher Registration should be adhered to.
How do I cite references to your records?
When including a reference to our collections in a footnote or bibliography, you should always follow the referencing style guidance set by your faculty, journal, or publisher. As a minimum we ask that you include the name of the repository (Churchill Archives Centre, Cambridge), the name of the collection (e.g. ‘The Papers of Julian Amery’, ‘The Papers of Admiral Sir Doveton Sturdee’, ‘The Papers of Baroness Thatcher’), and the alpha-numerical document reference as provided by our catalogue (e.g. ‘CHAR 1/282/71’ or ‘RTBT 5/2/1, file 4’).
I want to publish a picture of one of your records. What do I need to do?
Get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org or T: 01223 336087 and we can supply you with a publication licence and advice on clearing copyright.
I want to quote from something I’ve seen in your records. What do I need to do?
Get in touch at email@example.com or T: 01223 336087 and we should be able to give advice on clearing copyright.
Do you take credit cards or allow BACS transfers?
Yes. Please ask Archives Centre staff for further information and a link to our online payment system at firstname.lastname@example.org.