Universal Design

About this collection

Universal design principles prioritize accessibility for people regardless of age and ability in product and environment creation. The origin of these concepts can be traced to the rehabilitation engineering and assistive technologies that were developed during and after World War II to meet the needs of veterans with disabilities. This online collection explores the industrial design careers of two pioneers of universal design, Thomas Lamb (1896-1988) and Marc Harrison (1936-1998), and features approximately 500 documents and images digitized in conjunction with a web exhibit on the subject.

    To learn more about Hagley Library collections associated with universal design, view the following finding aids and collection descriptions: Thomas Lamb papers, Marc Harrison papers, Marc Harrison photograph collection.
    Image: Coffee pot with Wedge-Lock handle designed by Thomas Lamb. Click to view.

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Tortoise sculpture at the Forbidden City in Beijing, China
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Marc Harrison photograph collection (Accession 2005.255), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Hall of Supreme Harmony in the Forbidden City, Beijing China
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Marc Harrison photograph collection (Accession 2005.255), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Hall of Supreme Harmony in the Forbidden City, Beijing China
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Marc Harrison photograph collection (Accession 2005.255), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Hall of Supreme Harmony in the Forbidden City, Beijing China
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Marc Harrison photograph collection (Accession 2005.255), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Marc Harrison and unidentified assistant prepare a model to be photographed
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Marc Harrison photograph collection (Accession 2005.255), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Man with a piece of the Great Wall of China
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Marc Harrison photograph collection (Accession 2005.255), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Steps at the Great Wall of China
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Marc Harrison photograph collection (Accession 2005.255), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
The Great Wall of China
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Marc Harrison photograph collection (Accession 2005.255), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Party group, possibly in Belgrade, Serbia
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Marc Harrison photograph collection (Accession 2005.255), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Party group near a horse enclosure, possibly in Belgrade, Serbia
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Marc Harrison photograph collection (Accession 2005.255), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Woman and child
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Marc Harrison photograph collection (Accession 2005.255), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Marc Harrison, his mother and unidentified friends and family
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Marc Harrison photograph collection (Accession 2005.255), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Marc Harrison's mother on her birthday
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Marc Harrison photograph collection (Accession 2005.255), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Rabbit in the window of the Museum of Forestry and Hunting
View of rabbit in the window of the Museum of Forestry and Hunting, Belgrade, Serbia, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Marc Harrison photograph collection (Accession 2005.255), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Rooftops in Belgrade, Serbia
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Marc Harrison photograph collection (Accession 2005.255), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Archway in Belgrade, Serbia
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Marc Harrison photograph collection (Accession 2005.255), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Tortoise sculpture at the Forbidden City in Beijing, China
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Marc Harrison photograph collection (Accession 2005.255), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Courtyard entrance, likely in the Forbidden City in Beijing, China
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Marc Harrison photograph collection (Accession 2005.255), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Train engine in China
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Marc Harrison photograph collection (Accession 2005.255), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Group disembarking from a plane in China
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Marc Harrison photograph collection (Accession 2005.255), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Statue of camel
Taken during Marc Harrison's trip to China., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Marc Harrison photograph collection (Accession 2005.255), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Statue of elephant
Taken during Marc Harrison's trip to China., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Marc Harrison photograph collection (Accession 2005.255), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Statue of a horse
Taken during Marc Harrison's trip to China., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Marc Harrison photograph collection (Accession 2005.255), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Men and Chinese soldiers at a table
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Marc Harrison photograph collection (Accession 2005.255), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807

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