Archives of Mechanical Technologies Division

Identity Statement [Top]

Reference code(s)



Archives of Mechanical Technologies Division


1990 - 1995

Level of description


Extent of the unit of description

15 boxes, 2 linear metres

Context [Top]

Name of creator

Mechanical Technologies Division

Administrative history

The Mechanical Technologies Division came into being officially on 1st January 1990, directed by G. Bachy.

In 1996, MT Division was renamed Engineering Support and Technologies Division (EST) and was restructured with an enlarged mandate to provide, for the whole of CERN, centralized engineering services and not only mechanical technologies.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Received from F, Thizy

Content & Structure [Top]

Scope and content

This collection contains technical notes, reports, minutes of group leaders meetings, travel reports, files about management and personnel, organization, and projects concerning the Mechanical Technologies Division.

This Division brought together various mechanics groups from former accelerator Divisions and also took over the Workshops and Special Technologies groups that used to be in ST Division. This grouping aimed to provide more effective support to all CERN Divisions in terms of mechanical engineering and surface and materials technology as well as rationalizing and modernizing mechanical manufacturing facilities.

The MT Division was organized into functional units, each with its specific resources : engineering support, design offices, manufacturing facilities, surfaces and materials, computing support, installation support and administrative support. Parallel to that, a horizontal structure was responsible for the interface with the user Divisions and co-ordinated MT resources for large-scale projects (LHC, LEP200)

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 or French.

Finding aids

Listed to file level in the CERN Archives Database.

Description control [Top]

Archivist's note

Description prepared by Sandrine Reyes.

Date(s) of description

Geneva, the 17th April 2002, Revised 2007.