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Marc Harrison (1936-1998) was an industrial designer and pioneer of universal design. The collection consists of Marc Harrison's business papers, legal records from cases in which Harrison served as a professional witness, files on exhibitions of Harrison's work, and publications featuring Harrison and products he designed.
Marc Harrison (1936-1998) was an industrial designer and pioneer of universal design. As a child, he experienced a traumatic brain injury during a sledding accident that required surgery and significant rehabilitation. Inclusivity and accessibility, therefore, played central roles in Harrison's personal life and career. The Marc Harrison photographs documents Harrison's career from the 1950s to the late-1990s, including various designs, product development, finished products, trade shows, and personal trips and events. The collection documents his tenure at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) and the various projects he completed through his design firm, Marc Harrison Associates. This collection's major companies and organizations well documented include the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, the American Red Cross, the International Lead and Zinc Research Organization (ILZRO), Krups, Chemex, and Cuisinart. Researchers interested in industrial design, universal design philosophy, and the history of accessibility will find this collection useful.