In 1921, W.E.B. Du Bois sent a letter to Winston Churchill which illuminates the Pan-African and anti-colonial activism of the period. Then, a design registration record from the Victorian era asks the question, “can design improve health?” We follow the paper trail of a doctor who believed it could.

Documents: BT 45/5/950; BT 45/5/973; CO 323/878; MH 13/196/81

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