Search catalogue descriptions from deposited collections and IET records.
Search the Archives online catalogue
for information on the collections including company records, personal papers and images.
Use the simple search to search the whole catalogue by subject eg ”Faraday” for the Michael Faraday collections, photographs of Faraday and photographs of Faraday Medallists.
If you are looking for something specific, try the advanced search. You can search by subject, free text or reference code. Please note that all reference codes need to be prefixed with the IET’s code “UK0108”, eg “UK0108 SC Mss 001”. Alternatively take a look at our research guides for ideas on popular topics.
The catalogue contains detailed descriptions of the collections held in the IET Archives, including company records, institutional records and personal papers of eminent scientists and engineers. It also includes images from our photograph collection. for an overview of the collections please see the IET Archives index page.
Visit the Archives by making an appointment to view any of the items you have found in the catalogue
The catalogue only holds descriptions of the records we hold. Copies can be made in person during a visit or a request can be made to the archivists for some items to be copied on your behalf. Please read Using the Archives for more information. All copies depend on the fragility of the material.
If you are having difficulty finding items try searching using a simpler term, for example ”Faraday” rather than ”Michael Faraday”. If your search is still unsuccessful, email us with your query.