Churchill Archives Centre

Churchill Archives Centre

The Churchill Archives Centre (CAC) is one of the largest repositories in the United Kingdom for the preservation and study of modern personal papers. It is best known for housing the papers of Sir Winston Churchill, the private papers of Baroness Thatcher, and a wide range of political, diplomatic, military and scientific collections, including such well-known modern personalities as: Ernest Bevin, Enoch Powell, Lord Kinnock, Sir John Colville, Lord Hankey, Admiral Lord Fisher, Field Marshal Lord Slim, Sir John Cockcroft, Sir James Chadwick, Professor Lise Meitner, Dr Rosalind Franklin and Sir Frank Whittle.

The Centre is located in the grounds of Churchill College, Cambridge, England, itself the National and Commonwealth Memorial to Churchill. It has been awarded designated status by the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council. It is open to the public and welcomes enquiries about its collections. Its mission is to preserve the collections in its care for future generations and to make them as accessible as possible.

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... Churchill College began to collect papers in 1965, beginning with those of Clement Attlee ... The Archives Centre was purpose-built in 1973 to house the papers of Winston Churchill ... wife, but those concerning his life before 1945 remained in family ownership (though housed in the Archives Centre) until 1995, when they were bought for the nation ...

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