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Harold Mortlake collection of Sir Winston Churchill Books


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ID: 02/Churchill

Primary Creator: Mortlake, Harold

Extent: 90.0 Cubic Feet

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Churchill collection was assembled by London bookseller Harold Mortlake, and consists of editions of virtually everything which Churchill wrote from 1898 till his death in 1965. It was purchased in 1970 and contains many presentation copies, autograph and typed letters, and recordings, as well as biographical works on Churchill, periodicals and newspapers containing references to him, and ephemera.

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Repository: Rare Book & Manuscript Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Access Restrictions: Open to researchers.

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The RBML reproductions policies can be found here:


The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted materials.

Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study scholarship or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement.

This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgement, fulfillment of the order would damage materials or involve violation of copyright law.

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Arrangement: Oversize print materials will be stored in either oversize print shelving in UL6 South or will be stored in map cases in LL6 North. Oversize manuscript materials will, by and large, be stored in oversize boxes in UL 6 North. Collections are arranged in oversize locations by collection ID number.

These materials are filed in print shelving, as indicated below.

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