The Archives and Collections Committee of the Historical Metallurgy Society was set up in 2008 to facilitate the management of its various archives and collections. There is a Memorandum of Agreement between the HMS and the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust (IGMT) where the archives and collections are housed. Follow the links below for further information.
The HMS archive includes both the records of the Society itself as well as other historical documents.
The Tylecote papers comprise a substantial body of notes and other written material amassed by Ronnie Tylecote. The papers have recently been catalogued and a list of the papers is available to download here.
Ronnie Tylecote's collection of metallographic mounts is subject to a Memorandum of Agreement between HMS and the Research Laboratory for Archaeology and the History of Art (RLAHA) at Oxford University who are housing and managing it for HMS. RLAHA are in the process of cataloguing the collection.
The HMS Library consists of books, pamphlets and leaflets that have been donated to the Society.
The Tylecote slag collection is the property of the HMS. A catalogue is in preparation.
The National Slag Collection, which is the property of the IGMT, was formed from several collections (including those of founding members of the HMS); it is stored at Ironbridge.
Louise Bacon (Chairman), Eddie Birch (Secretary), Justine Bayley, David Dungworth, Shane Kelleher, Peter King, Brian Read, Sue Mossman, Andrew Naylor and Rachel Cubitt