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The Curative Effect: Health and Design in Buffalo

Thursday, October 7th, 2021

The University Libraries, University at Buffalo, presents:


A series of short curatorial talks presented in conjunction with the exhibition, “The Curative Effect: Richardson, Olmsted and The Kirkbride Plan,” on view in Silverman Library, University at Buffalo North Campus.

Wednesday, November 10, 2021
7:00pm EDT

We invite you to join us for this virtual event highlighting the history of Buffalo’s Richardson Olmsted Campus, the history of psychiatric care told through materials from the Robert L. Brown History of Medicine Collection, the original drawings by Buffalo civil engineer Peter Emslie featured in the exhibition and other architectural drawings in the collections of UB’s School of Architecture and Planning, and the design collections held in the University Archives.

  • Rose Orcutt, Architecture & Planning Librarian, University at Buffalo
  • Mark Mortenson, President, Richardson Olmsted Campus and the Lipsey Architecture Center
  • Keith Mages, Curator, Robert L. Brown History of Medicine Collection, University at Buffalo
  • Sarah Cogley & Marie Elia, Interim Co-University Archivists, University at Buffalo

Visit the digital collection for the Peter Emslie Illustrations of H.H. Richardson’s Buffalo State Hospital.