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Churchill's Recorded Speeches, 1909 - 1971

Reference Code: GBR/0014/WCHL 3

Scope and Contents

From the Fonds:

The 'Churchill Additional' collection is distinct from Sir Winston Churchill's own papers because the 'Churchill Additional' material has a different provenance (it was not maintained with Sir Winston's own archive) and cannot be considered as having been generated by the same processes as Sir Winston's papers. Much of the collection was not generated, accumulated or received by Churchill, but came from various different sources. It includes a diverse range of material: correspondence, with many letters to Churchill's mother, Lady Randolph Churchill; visual and audio records, most notably Churchill's own record collection and recordings of many of his most famous wartime speeches; material relating to the official biography of Churchill's life; material relating to Churchill's death and funeral; individual items formerly kept on display at Churchill's old home, Chartwell [Kent]; a large number of files relating to the "Churchill" television documentary made in 1992, chiefly tapes and transcripts of interviews gathered for the programme; correspondence and papers from Churchill’s last years as MP for Woodford, Essex; copies and transcripts of correspondence between Clementine and Winston Churchill, throughout their marriage.


  • Creation: 1909 - 1971

Conditions Governing Access

From the Fonds:

The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Closures are noted in the catalogue.


1 archive box(es)

Language of Materials


Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Most of this set of long-playing records of Churchill's most famous war-time speeches has been copied onto cassette to enable researchers to make use of the collection. Exceptions are marked. Please seek advice about accessing this material.

Related Materials

The Papers of Sir Winston Churchill include speech notes for many of this speeches (references GBR/014/CHAR 9 and GBR/014/CHUR 5).


Many of Churchill's speeches have been published in "The Complete Speeches of Winston S Churchill" by Robert Rhodes James. This is available for consultation at Churchill Archives Centre.

Finding aid date

2004-07-26 14:30:07.450000+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

Churchill Archives Centre
Churchill College
Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB3 0DS United Kingdom
+44 (0)1223 336087