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Acquired papers relating to Sir Winston Churchill, up the end of his first term as Prime Minister, c.1874-c.1977 (mainly 1880-1945)

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAQ/1

Scope and Contents

The majority of this section dates from before 7 July 1945 when Churchill's first term as Prime Minister ended. Comprising original documents accumulated by Sir Winston Churchill, and subsequently acquired by Martin Gilbert, including personal papers; public and political papers; literary papers; speeches; official papers and papers which originally belonged to Lady Randolph Churchill.


  • Creation: c.1874-c.1977 (mainly 1880-1945)

Conditions Governing Access

From the Fonds:

The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers.

This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.


5.5 archive box(es)


The arrangement of the Chartwell Papers (CHAR), which are part of the Churchill Papers at Churchill Archives Centre, has been followed as closely as possible.

Related Materials

Related to the Churchill Papers (Chartwell Papers), CHAR.

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

Churchill Archives Centre
Churchill College
Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB3 0DS United Kingdom
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