History Collections
Find out more about history collections and History Day

History Collections

Find out more about history collections and History Day

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)


We are the IET and we inspire, inform and influence the global engineering community to engineer a better world. As a diverse home across engineering and technology, we have extensive knowledge and a particular view of the profession to share. It means we help make better sense of the world in order to solve the challenges that matter.

Our Archives collect and retain material relating to the IET and its predecessor institutions, as well as the broader history of engineering and technology. Our collections cover innovation and developments in these areas from the fourteenth century to the present day.

History Day 2023 Contributions

Online videos

The Institution of Engineering and Technology – The IETTV

Watch some of our online videos presented by our archivist highlighting some of our interesting collections.

IET Archives blog


Covering lots of topics using our collections to bring the history of engineering and technology to life.

IET Archives on Pinterest


A snapshot of some of our visual highlights.


History Day 2022 contributions


IET Community Histories

As part of our 150th anniversary we asked our international Communities to share their story with us, so we could shine a light on their history and achievements throughout the years.

IET Community Histories (theiet.org)


IET @150 ‘Our stories’

Stories written and researched using the IET Archives collections tracing the 150 year history of the Institution.

IET @150 ‘Our stories’ (theiet.org)


IET Films on the London’s Screen Archives

Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) Archives – London’s Screen Archives – Collection (londonsscreenarchives.org.uk)


View Everyday Technology Firsts (#TechFirsts) from the collections


History Day 2021 contributions

History Day 2020 contributions