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Other Deposited Collections Relating to Sir Winston Churchill

Reference Code: GBR/0014/WCHL

Scope and Contents

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: 1693 - 2012

Conditions Governing Access

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

Conditions Governing Use

Researchers wishing to publish excerpts from the papers must obtain prior permission from the copyright holders and should seek advice from Archives Centre staff.

Biographical / Historical

A biographical history of Sir Winston Churchill (WSC) is available as part of the introduction to Sir Winston's own papers.


129 archive box(es)

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Other Finding Aids

A copy of this catalogue is available for consultation at Churchill Archives Centre, Cambridge, the National Register of Archives, Kew.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The items which make up this collection have been deposited at Churchill Archives Centre from many different sources.


This collection increases steadily as material is donated to Churchill Archives Centre.

Related Materials

Churchill Archives Centre holds the papers of Sir Winston Churchill (references GBR/0014/CHAR and GBR/0014/CHUR) plus a range of related archive collections. These include the papers of Churchill's wife, Clementine Spencer-Churchill, press photographs, press cuttings, and the Broadwater Collection of Churchill family photographs and albums.

Churchill Archives Centre also has a microfilm copy of Churchill's Prime Ministerial Office papers, 1940-1945 (Public Record Office classes PREM 3 and PREM 4) and holds the papers of several people whose careers were closely linked with Churchill, such as Sir John Colville, Sir George Harvie-Watt, and Sir John Martin. A list of these collections is available at:


The catalogue was converted by Katharine Thomson and Natalie Adams of Churchill Archives Centre in August 2004 using information from the word-processed catalogue to the collection. The catalogue to the collection is regularly revised to incorporate new material.

Date information

DateText: The majority of material dates from the 1880s to the 1970s.



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Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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