Thomas Lamb papers

About this collection

    Thomas Lamb (1896-1988) was a industrial designer most noted for his design of physiologically efficient handles. His papers contain drawings, sketches, and artifacts pertaining to Lamb's career, which trace the development of his unique handle design, as well as his pursuits in the fields of textiles, cartoons, and writing, particularly for children.
    The Thomas Lamb papers (Accession 2181) collection has not been digitized in its entirety. This digital collection focuses especially on materials from the collection documenting Lamb's work in the field of universal design, a branch of industrial design whose principles prioritize accessibility for all people, regardless of age and ability, in product and environment creation.
    To view a digital exhibit about universal design resources at Hagley Library, click here.
    Image: Wedge-Lock Handle Models, ca. 1960. Click here to view in the collection.

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