Title: Olmsted Park Research by Dr. Francis Kowsky
Date Span: 1850-1920
Acquisition Number: N/A
Creator: Francis Kowsky
Donor: Francis Kowsky
Date of Acquisition: 04/2019
Extent: 1 box
Location: Archives & Special Collections Department, E. H. Butler Library, SUNY Buffalo State
Processed: Hope Dunbar, 2019
Access: The collection is open for research.
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[Description and dates], Box/folder number, Olmsted Park Research by Dr. Francis Kowsky, Archives & Special Collections Department, E. H. Butler Library, SUNY Buffalo State.
Francis R. Kowsky is a notable architectural historian and State University of New York Distinguished Professor of Fine Arts at Buffalo State College, SUNY, Buffalo, New York. He has published on nineteenth-century American architects and architecture including Frederick Withers, Calvert Vaux, and H. H. Richardson, as well as the architecture and landscape of Buffalo and northwestern New York State. He is also active in historic preservation and has served on the New York State Board for Historic Preservation, the Board of Directors of the Preservation Coalition of Erie County, New York, and is currently a trustee of the National Association for Olmsted Parks.
Scope and Contents:
The collection comprises 38 folders of research material focusing on the Olmsted Park system and its place in WNY history.