Institution of Mechanical Engineers Business Papers

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Business and administrative records for the Institution (IMechE) from founding discussions on. Some post-1930s records are closed due to data protection etc, business papers less than 30 years old are also closed.

Council minutes, drawings for 1 Birdcage Walk (Headquarters), historic photographs and some ey membership profiles (including past Presidents) are online - digitised items.

Membership forms up to and including 1930 are online - Ancestry links.

Full catalogue.

Administrative / Biographical History

Independent professional association, and learned society headquartered in central London, that represents mechanical engineers and the engineering profession. With over 120,000 members in 140 countries, working across industries such as railway, automotive, aerospace, manufacturing, energy, biomedical and construction, the Institution is licensed by the Engineering Council to assess candidates for inclusion on its Register of Chartered Engineers, Incorporated Engineers and Engineering Technicians.

Merged with Institution of Automobile Engineers (1947, IAE) and Institution of Locomotive Engineers (1969, ILE).

Conditions Governing Access

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Karyn French, Archivist, Mar 2018.

Related Material

For archives of the Institution of Locomotive Engineers and Institution of Automobile Engineers, please contact us as these are not yet catalogued.