Media News - Thursday, October 11, 2012
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 digital archive, which can be accessed remotely, is published by Bloomsbury. The annual subscription for universities and libraries and other institutions starts at GBP 1,120 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. The website contains links to the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography and Who's Who, and other reference works. (The Guardian)
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