Archives of Engineering Division, ENG

Identity Statement [Top]

Reference code(s)



Archives of Engineering Division, ENG


November 1960 to December 1963

Level of description


Extent of the unit of description

3 boxes, 11 items, 0.30 linear meter

Context [Top]

Name of creator

Engineering Division

Administrative history

In 1961 the Engineering Division was developed from the Electrical Engineering group, Drawing Office and Workshop of the former Proton Synchrotron (PS) division. Its function was to design and execute mechanical and electrical projects arising from the experimental programme or from large-scale modificiations to the accelerators.

The Engineering Groups were :

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering workshop (with a mandate to develop, build and repair special apparatus and instruments, and assist divisions or groups in the assembly and installation of components of the accelerators or experimental equipment).

In June 1962 the Engineering workshop moved into the Site and Building (SB) Division.

In 1964 the Engineering work and staff were mainly transferred to the Machine Proton Synchrotron Division (MPS).

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Engineering Division

Content & Structure [Top]

Scope and content

This collection contains specifications from the Mechanical Enginering (ME) group, and reports from the Electrical Engineering (EE) and Division Leader (DL) groups.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information

Nothing was destroyed.


No further accruals are expected.

System of arrangement

The original order has been preserved.

Conditions of access and use [Top]

Conditions governing access

See file level description and the CERN operational circular No 3: rules applicable to archival material and archiving at CERN. In general, records on any subject that are over 30 years old, and all records of a purely scientific nature, may be consulted.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copyright is retained by CERN, no reproduction without permission.

Language / scripts of material

Most of the material is written in English.

Finding aids

Listed to file level in the CERN Archives Database.

Description control [Top]

Archivist's note

Description prepared by Barbara Veyre.

Date(s) of description

Geneva, the 15th December 2008.