Churchill Archive Platform - About Churchill Archive



"I have found the Churchill Archive to be a priceless academic resource."
— Dr Piers Brendon, Fellow of Churchill College, Cambridge
"This is the holy grail of twentieth-century archives."
— Martin Farr, Director of Undergraduate Studies, School of Historical Studies, Newcastle University, UK
"There are few figures more important to the history of the twentieth century than Winston Churchill."
— David B. Woolner, Senior Fellow and Hyde Park Resident Historian, Roosevelt Institute, USA

Published in October 2012 by Bloomsbury Publishing in collaboration with the Churchill Archives Centre, the Churchill Archive; is a digital library of modern international history. In 2024, the Acquired Papers were added to the Archive, ensuring unparalleled insight into Winston Churchill’s personal and political life.

It includes more than 800,000 pages of original documents, produced between 1874 and 1965, ranging from Winston S. Churchill’s personal correspondence to his official exchanges with kings, presidents, politicians, and military leaders. This is more than a fantastic collection of primary source material; it is a unique online resource offering new insight into a fascinating period of our past.

Access the full archive, as well as specially commissioned essays written by leading historians and curated groups of documents focussing on wide areas of study and research.

The Churchill Archive is available for purchase by institutions via subscription or on a perpetual access basis. Free trials are now available.