Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Sources for Courses: The Churchill Archive

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Aberystwyth University is now providing access to The Churchill Archive, a digital library of modern international history that includes more than 800,000 pages of original documents relating to Winston Churchill. These range from items of personal correspondence straight to official letters documenting his communication with international leaders of his time.

The archive gives insight into the personal and professional life of Winston Churchill from his days in school to his final years as a statesman during the Cold War.

This archive is an exceptional resource that will be particularly useful for researchers and students of History, Literature and Politics. The online availability of this archive, which is based at the Churchill College, Cambridge, follows the completion of a two year digitisation process.

The archive also incorporates several interactive user tools, including a special feature called ‘Action this Day’ that provides information on the events of specific days in history.

You can search the archive for specific historical people, certain places, by topic, or by period. The whole text of the archive has been mined to identify individuals mentioned ten times or more, taking into account pseudonyms and titles. Full reading lists and bibliographies are also included to aid further research.
Access the archive via Primo by using the Databases A-Z feature.

If you have any general questions or comments, or would like to arrange training or a refresher for online resources at Aberystwyth University, please contact:

Academic Services
01970 621986

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