Churchill College, the national and Commonwealth memorial to Sir Winston Churchill, is a college of the University of Cambridge. The foundation can be dated to October 1960 when the royal charter was granted and the first students arrived. The College has been keeping its own records since foundation, most of which are now stored in the New Wing of the Churchill Archives Centre. Churchill College Archive is committed to collecting, documenting and providing long term access to those records which reflect and illustrate the history of the College and its members.
The College Archive consists of the official records generated by the College administration, including records of the Churchill Archives Centre and the Moller Centre. It also includes records of related bodies such as College and student societies and organisations, personal papers of prominent past members, and a collection of artefacts, ephemera and images relating to the College and its members. The records are classified under the following headings: Governance; Administrative; Tutorial and Academic; Clubs, Societies and Organisations; Photographic and Image Collection; Personal and Private Papers; Historical Reference Collection.
The College Archive receives significant annual and ad hoc accruals from College departments and individuals.
College records are appraised according to established retention schedules.
The College records are divided into functional classifications and collections.