Catalogue description United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority and predecessors: Atomic Energy Research Establishment, Harwell: Reports and Memoranda

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Title: United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority and predecessors: Atomic Energy Research Establishment, Harwell: Reports and Memoranda

These reports and memoranda include those produced by the ten divisions of the Harwell Atomic Energy Research Establishment, extramural reports submitted by commercial contractors and universities, and conference reports.

Also included are some copies of reports of the National Physical Laboratory, the Chemical Research Laboratory and the Radiochemical Centre, Amersham, in addition to some bibliographies prepared by the Information Office.

Date: 1940-1995

The numbering system of the Atomic Energy Research Establishment's documents in report and memoranda series was introduced in 1947 with the report series starting at number 100. The numbering of reports in a single series was controlled from a register in the main library and copies were automatically deposited in the library by the Reproduction Section; the divisions each numbered their own memoranda and as many did not go through the Reproduction Section, this series is not complete before 1958. Until 1958 the divisional prefix was inserted before the R or M number: since that time the memoranda numbering has also been controlled by a library register and the divisional prefixes have been dropped.

  • The prefixes are as follows:
  • C Chemistry
  • CE Chemical Engineering
  • D Director
  • E Engineering
  • EL Electronics
  • G General Physics
  • H Health
  • M Medical
  • N Nuclear Physics
  • T Theoretical Physics
  • X Extramural

The Extramural reports are mainly progress reports submitted by various contractors and some were catalogued in the report series while others were catalogued in a miscellaneous series and given the prefix HaR; in 1951 this type of report was given an X/PR reference. In this list, all reports submitted by external organisations have been listed together under the name ot the organisation concerned: piece nos 186 to 192 are documents which were issued without any individual reference numbers

Until January 1949 the Electronics Division was based at the Telecommunications Research Establishement and piece nos 1 to 13 are a mixture of AERE and TRE references.

During 1947-49, AERE/TRE Malvern took up the series of numbers AERE G/M 100 to AERE G/M 119.

Related material:

For records of the National Chemical Laboratory see DSIR 5

For other records of the laboratory, see AY 5

Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English
Physical description: 7755 files and volumes
Access conditions: Open unless otherwise stated
Immediate source of acquisition:

From 1973 United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority

Accruals: Series is accruing

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