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The Papers of Sir Winston Churchill

The Churchill Archive comprises material in almost 2500 boxes, consisting of a variety of formats including paper, photographs and artefacts. 

The catalogue was written by, and is maintained by, the Churchill Archives Centre at Churchill College, Cambridge. It divides the Archive into two groups, or 'series'. The papers dating from before 27 July 1945, when Churchill's first term as Prime Minister ended, are known as the Chartwell Papers (catalogue reference CHAR) and were originally owned by the Chartwell Trust. The papers dating from after 27 July 1945 (catalogue reference CHUR) are known as the Churchill Papers and were given to Churchill College by Lady Churchill in 1969.

Within these two series the catalogue offers more detailed classifications relating to the type of material, and in many (though not all) cases describes individual documents.
 

Area Series Description Date range
Personal CHAR 1 Personal 1884 - 1945 select this
Personal CHUR 1 Personal 1945 - 1965 select this
Public and political: general CHAR 2 Public and political: general 1898 - 1945 select this
Public and Political: General CHUR 2 Public and Political: General 1945 - 1965 select this
Political: Constituency: Oldham [Lancashire]. CHAR 3 Political: Constituency: Oldham [Lancashire]. 1900 - 1905 select this
Political: Constituency: North West Manchester. CHAR 4 Political: Constituency: North West Manchester. 1904 - 1908 select this
Constituency: Dundee CHAR 5 Constituency: Dundee 1908 - 1922 select this
Political: Constituency, out of office CHAR 6 Political: Constituency, out of office 1923 - 1924 select this
Political: Constituency: Epping [Essex] CHAR 7 Political: Constituency: Epping [Essex] 1924 - 1945 select this
Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex] CHUR 3 Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex] 1943 - 1965 select this
Literary CHAR 8 Literary 1890 - 1945 select this
Literary CHUR 4 Literary 1924 - 1965 select this
Speeches CHAR 9 Speeches 1897 - 1945 select this
Speeches CHUR 5 Speeches 1942 - 1960 select this
Official: Colonial Office CHAR 10 Official: Colonial Office 1902 - 1908 select this
Official: Board of Trade CHAR 11 Official: Board of Trade 1906 - 1911 select this
Home Office CHAR 12 Home Office 1910 - 1911 select this
Official: Admiralty CHAR 13 Official: Admiralty 1911 - 1915 select this
Official: Duchy of Lancaster CHAR 14 Official: Duchy of Lancaster 1915 select this
Official: Ministry of Munitions CHAR 15 Official: Ministry of Munitions 1917 - 1919 select this
Official: War and Air CHAR 16 Official: War and Air 1918 - 1921 select this
Official: Colonial Office CHAR 17 Official: Colonial Office 1920 - 1922 select this
Official: Treasury CHAR 18 Official: Treasury 1924 - 1929 select this
Official: Admiralty CHAR 19 Official: Admiralty 1939 - 1940 select this
Official: Prime Minister CHAR 20 Official: Prime Minister 1940 - 1945 select this
Official: Cabinet CHAR 21 Official: Cabinet 1908 - 1915 select this
Official: Cabinet CHAR 22 Official: Cabinet 1920 - 1929 select this
Official: War Cabinet CHAR 23 Official: War Cabinet 1939 - 1945 select this
Official: Committee of Imperial Defence CHAR 24 Official: Committee of Imperial Defence 1909 - 1914 select this
Official: Committee of Imperial Defence CHAR 25 Official: Committee of Imperial Defence 1920 - 1939 select this
Official: War Council CHAR 26 Official: War Council 1914-1915 select this
Official: War Cabinet CHAR 27 Official: War Cabinet 1917 - 1919 select this
Official: Prime Minister CHUR 6 Official: Prime Minister 1951 - 1955 select this
Acquired Papers CHAR 28 Acquired Papers 1690 - 1960 select this
Miscellanea CHAR 29 Miscellanea 1906 - 1924 select this
Obsolete Lists CHAR 30 Obsolete Lists 1921 - 1952 select this