• Creator Names Pratt, Davis.
  • Title Davis Pratt papers [manuscript], 1959-1981.
  • Physical description 1.5 linear ft.
  • Collection summary Correspondence, annual reports, journal articles, teaching materials and other professional papers of Davis Pratt, a professor of design at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, who specialized in tools for developing countries. Collection contains class readers, syllabi and student assignments for a class on cross-cultural problem-solving, and two mimeographed books produced by his students: "Bicycle Brainstorms" (by 1975 class of Design-391) and "The Limerick as an Instrument of Social Comment" (by 1977 class of Design-102). The papers also include a 1959 plan for disposable housing for laboratory mice for Labline, Inc., papers relating to Professor Pratt's tenure with the Design Research Institute, a joint project of Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and the Government of Thailand, and annual reports, correspondence, and journal articles from Intermediate Technology, and its journal, Appropriate Technology.
  • Acquisition information Gift of Elsa Pratt (1986.0715).
  • Names
    • Pratt, Davis Archives.
    • Design Research Institute (Project for Thailand)
    • Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.
    • Design Research Institute (Project for Thailand)
    • Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.
  • Subjects
    • College students' writings, American Illinois Carbondale 20th century.
    • College teachers Illinois Carbondale 20th century.
    • Designers Illinois Carbondale 20th century.
    • Design, Industrial United States 20th century.
    • Design Periodicals.
  • Geographic coverage
    • Carbondale (Ill.) Intellectual life 20th century.
    • Thailand Description and travel 20th century.
  • Genre
    • Annual reports. aat
    • Articles. aat
    • Correspondence. aat
    • Design drawings. gmgpc
    • Photographic prints. aat
    • Syllabi. aat
  • Geographic name United States Illinois Carbondale.