Late last year the Institute received an offer of donation from the Department of Materials at Imperial College of a collection of doctoral theses. In January 2018 these were incorporated to the National Materials and Mining Archive in Grantham.
The collection of over 600 separate theses, constitutes an important contribution to the wide range of documents and content of the Archive. The theses range from around the late 1940’s to 2007 and cover all areas of material science and technology. A separate catalogue is available but this is presently being upgraded to establish subject specific areas across the collection. In this way members will be able to see the development of certain themes across the 60 plus years that the collection provides. Further details will be available shortly. Two separate offers for other collections are currently being assessed as the National Archive continues to develop.
Members of the Institute are welcome to access and consult the collection.