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The Papers of Sir Winston Churchill

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR and CHUR
Scope and Contents The papers consist of original documents accumulated by Sir Winston Churchill throughout his life (1874-1965). They have been divided into two sections: the Chartwell Papers (CHAR) and the Churchill Papers (CHUR). Together, the two sets of papers cover the following major areas: Personal (CHAR 1 and CHUR 1), 1884-1965 The papers of Churchill as a private person. They include correspondence with or about his family and friends on non-public topics and papers relating to...
Dates: 1690 - 1965
Conditions Governing Access: 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 churchillarchive.com. 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 churchillarchive.com 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.
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General Strike, 1926-05 - 1926-06

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 1/4/7
Scope and Contents Includes: letter from LSA to his constituency (Sparkbrook, Birmingham [Warwickshire]), explaining why he could not leave London, and putting the Government position on the strike; issue of the British Gazette; issue of the Birmingham Central strike bulletin; issues of Punch, produced during and after the strike; Conservative and Unionist Central Office hints for speakers on the strike.
Dates: 1926-05 - 1926-06
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Copies of The Evening Standard, Evening Gazette, and Evening News all published during the General Strike, 1926-05-08 - 1926-05-11

Reference Code: GBR/0014/WCHL 6/10
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...
Dates: 1926-05-08 - 1926-05-11
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.
 Sub-Series

Newspapers published during the General Strike, 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0014/HTRY 13/3
Scope and Contents From the Series: Includes newspapers published during the General Strike.
Dates: 1926
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required.
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Portfolio of newspapers from the General Strike, 1926-05

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHWL/PE 27 (box 80)
Scope and Contents Includes the Daily Telegraph, Daily Mail, Daily Express, Daily Mirror and Sunday Pictorial, with a copy of King George V's message to the nation, issued after the end of the strike.
Dates: 1926-05
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Interview with Fred Ravey regarding the miners' strike of 1926, 1991 - 1992

Reference Code: GBR/0014/WCHL 15/2/54
Scope and Contents From the Series: The records include records (transcripts, video and audio tapes) of interviews with people regarding their (or their relatives') personal recollections of Sir Winston Churchill or their experiences of events related to Sir Winston's career (e.g. the bombing of Dresden). There are also files of transcripts of Sir Martin Gilbert's 'pieces to camera'.
Dates: 1991 - 1992
Conditions Governing Access: From the Series: The collection is open to consultation by researchers. Please ask staff advice about accessing the audio-visual materials in WCHL 15/3 and 4.
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General Strike, 1926-05

Reference Code: GBR/0014/RDCH 3/6/1/6
Scope and Contents Photocopies of newspaper cuttings on the strike.
Dates: 1926-05
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. The catalogue includes details of some material in the collection which is currently too fragile to be produced and researchers should seek advice from Archives Centre staff about accessing this material.
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General Strike, 1926-05

Reference Code: GBR/0014/RDCH 3/6/1/7
Scope and Contents Photocopies of newspaper cuttings on the strike.
Dates: 1926-05
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. The catalogue includes details of some material in the collection which is currently too fragile to be produced and researchers should seek advice from Archives Centre staff about accessing this material.
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Press cuttings: Party general and political general, 1984-09 - 1986-03

Reference Code: GBR/0014/KNNK 18/11
Scope and Contents Subjects include: Militant in Liverpool; the 1984 Party Conference; the Fulham by-election [London], 1986; the Brecon and Radnor by-election, [Wales], 1985; the miners’ strike; reselection of parliamentary candidates.
Dates: 1984-09 - 1986-03
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required.
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Cuttings, pamphlets and notes regarding coal and the General Strike., 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0014/NBKR 1/3
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series: Material relating to Noel-Baker's time as Labour Member of Parliament for Coventry.
Dates: 1926
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: With the exception of two files which are still closed, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required.
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Bevin's account of the General Strike presented at the Area Secretaries' conference held to discuss the miners' lock-out, 1926-05

Reference Code: GBR/0014/BEVN II 7/7
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: The Papers consist of political papers, correspondence, speeches and press cuttings, mainly relating to Trade Unions, the Ministry of Labour and National Service, and the Foreign Office.
Dates: 1926-05
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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General files on political issues, 1924-04 - 1948-08

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 1/4/11
Scope and Contents Includes: Unionist Central Office hints for speakers on the budget (April 1924 and May 1925), general progress from November 1924 to spring 1925, unemployment, general progress from November 1924 to August 1925, the coal dispute, General Strike and the Unemployment Insurance Act; copy of Hansard on debates over the frontiers of Iraq, naval commitments to the League of Nations, and a vote of censure against the Government; report and notes on the appointment of ex-servicemen to the civil...
Dates: 1924-04 - 1948-08
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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BBC Radio 4, News at One, 1985-01-30

Reference Code: GBR/0014/KNNK 26/2/17
Scope and Contents L Parkin interviews Peter McNestry, General Secretary of the National Association of Colliery Overmen, Deputies and Shotfirers (NACODS), on the closure of uneconomic pits in the miners’ strike.
Dates: 1985-01-30
Conditions Governing Access: From the Sub-Series: Access copies available.
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Post-miners’ controversy, 1984-07 - 1986-01

Reference Code: GBR/0014/KNNK 15/2/48
Scope and Contents Includes: annotated draft of NK’s speech for the Durham Miners’ Gala; drafts of a paper by John Reid [political adviser to NK] on the tactics and strategy used in the strike; answers to charges against NK; speech notes for the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM)’s annual conference; advice on speeches and statements about the strike; correspondence with David Blunkett on how NK would speak about the strike at the 1985 Conference; legal opinion from John Morris [Shadow Attorney General] on Tony...
Dates: 1984-07 - 1986-01
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required.
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Cuttings, 1926-03-10 - 1926-12-19

Reference Code: GBR/0014/BRDW I Press 26 B/2
Scope and Contents Cuttings on the economy: Budget (attacks on WSC’s handling including speech by David Lloyd George, and release of the new budget); General Strike and subsequent negotiations; Trade Unionism; war debts of France; taxation (especially betting); Bank Rate.
International/National affairs: WSC’s visit to Belfast, Ulster, problems with Soviet Union, Agricultural Policy; rumours of WSC being made first Minister of Defence.
Dates: 1926-03-10 - 1926-12-19
Conditions Governing Access: From the Series: Accessible on microfilm.
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Press cuttings, 1985-01

Reference Code: GBR/0014/KNNK 18/12
Scope and Contents Subjects include: Larry Whitty’s election as General Secretary of the Labour Party; a motion of censure on the economy; the miners’ strike; battles with the Left, particularly Eric Heffer and Tony Benn; NK’s visit to Nicaragua.
Dates: 1985-01
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required.
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Papers relating to the 1984/5 miners' strike (5), 1984

Reference Code: GBR/0014/THCR 1/12/27
Scope and Contents Includes: MT's handwritten notes
includes: letter from Lord (Hugh) Thomas of Swynnerton, 2 October 1984; and notes on radio interview by (Lionel) "Len" Murray (General Secretary, Trades Union Congress), September 1984
Dates: 1984
Conditions Governing Access: Opened in October 2014 It may be possible to access a digital version of the file in PDF format at Churchill Archives Centre. Advance notice is essential so please contact us to make a request.
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Papers relating to the 1984/5 miners' strike (4), 1984

Reference Code: GBR/0014/THCR 1/12/26
Scope and Contents Includes: memorandum from John Redwood (Head, PM's Policy Unit) on the miners' and dock strikes, August 1984; copy of letter from Ian MacGregor (Chairman, National Coal Board) to (Lionel) "Len" Murray (General Secretary, Trades Union Congress), August 1984; list of profitable and non-profitable pits, September 1984; memorandum from Redwood on the coal industry, September 1984; copies of MT's correspondence with David Hart, Jack Peel and Lord (Harold) Watkinson relating to the strike,...
Dates: 1984
Conditions Governing Access: Opened in October 2014 It may be possible to access a digital version of the file in PDF format at Churchill Archives Centre. Advance notice is essential so please contact us to make a request.
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Newsnight, 1984-10 - 1985-12

Reference Code: GBR/0014/KNNK 17/39
Scope and Contents Transcripts of and briefing for interviews on subjects including the miners’ strike, defence, economic policy and the Social Democrat/Liberal Alliance. Also includes correspondence between the BBC and Peter Mandelson, Director of Campaigns and Communications, on coverage of Labour in general.
Dates: 1984-10 - 1985-12
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required.
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Press cuttings, 1985-02 - 1985-03

Reference Code: GBR/0014/KNNK 18/14
Scope and Contents Subjects include: Labour’s relations with the miners’ unions; a call from Tony Benn and Eric Heffer to withdraw Britain from NATO; the miners’ strike; strikes by the National Union of Teachers (NUT), supported by Glenys Kinnock; the prosecution of the Ministry of Defence official Clive Ponting for breaking the Official Secrets Act [after he leaked documents on the sinking of the Argentine warship General Belgrano during the Falklands War]; rate-capping of local government budgets.
Dates: 1985-02 - 1985-03
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required.
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Miscellanea, 1919 - 1966

Reference Code: GBR/0014/HTRY 13
Scope and Contents Includes newspapers published during the General Strike.
Dates: 1919 - 1966
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required.
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General papers, 1983-10 - 1984-12

Reference Code: GBR/0014/KNNK 15/2/1
Scope and Contents Includes: briefings for meetings with the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM); press statements; report of meeting between representatives of the National Executive Committee and the NUM; background papers; correspondence with individuals including Hugh Montefiore, Bishop of Birmingham and John Reid [political advisor to NK]; extracts from Hansard; copies of correspondence between Arthur Scargill, President of the NUM and the BBC and ITN News, on reporting of the strike; declaration by Welsh...
Dates: 1983-10 - 1984-12
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required.
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General correspondence, 2009-10 - 2009-11

Reference Code: GBR/0014/KNNK 1/10/21
Scope and Contents Subjects include NK’s meetings with Soviet leaders in the 1980s and NK’s views on the Miners’ Strike. Also includes drafts and text of his speech to the British Council on international cultural relations.
Dates: 2009-10 - 2009-11
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required.
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Commentaries of government performance and policy, 1979 & 1981-83, 1979 - 1983

Reference Code: GBR/0014/THCR 1/15/3
Scope and Contents Part 1, 1979: includes typescript notes probably from Woodrow Wyatt, "General" [on the composition of the Government and related issues], "Taxation" and "Denationalisation and allied matters", all 8 May 1979; with second draft of a separate note for MT to send to colleagues on the work of her new Government, May 1979 (for earlier draft see THCR 2/6/2/118) Part 2 1981: copy of official paper, "Gas gathering in the north sea", circa July 1981, and note...
Dates: 1979 - 1983
Conditions Governing Access: Part 1 opened in February 2010; part 2 opened in March 2012; part 3, opened in March 2013; and part 4, opened in October 2014 It may be possible to access a digital version of the file in PDF format at Churchill Archives Centre. Advance notice is essential so please contact us to make a request.
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General papers, 1984-09 - 1984-11

Reference Code: GBR/0014/KNNK 15/2/21
Scope and Contents Cuttings and correspondence, with correspondents including: James Over, Chief Constable of Gwent, on policing of the strike; James Mortimer, General Secretary of the Labour Party, on an accusation from the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) that NK used offensive language about Arthur Scargill [President of the NUM] in the Face the Press programme.
Dates: 1984-09 - 1984-11
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required.
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