Digitization Projects: Winston Churchill Archive Made Available Online
From The Guardian:
Nearly a million documents that make up Winston Churchill’s archive, ranging from school reports, drafts of his famous wartime speeches, to cigar bills, have been made instantly accessible to students, historians, and even politicians looking for lessons from past coalition governments.
The entire archive, based at Churchill College, Cambridge, has been digitised enabling researchers, such as the director of its archive centre, Allen Packwood, “to find a needle in the Churchill haystack”.
The archive includes personal letters, official exchanges with kings, presidents and generals, as well as references to his love of brandy.
The digital archive, which can be accessed remotely, is published by Bloomsbury. The annual subscription for universities and libraries and other institutions starts at £1,120 [$1797/USD] for a small college rising to several thousand pounds depending on the size of the organisation and nature of the contract, Eela Devani, the Churchill project director at Bloomsbury said.
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