Because the Pan-American Exposition is a relatively recent event in Buffalo's history, many of the related documents and source materials are still held in local repositories, libraries and with individual collectors. At the same time, most of these texts and artifacts are old enough to have reverted to the public domain.
The documents below have been scanned in their entirety (unless otherwise noted) and are being made available via this online exhibit to inform and educate anyone interested in contemporary accounts of the 1901 Pan-American Exposition. This would not have been possible without the generosity of the owners and collectors who were kind enough to allow us to digitize and in many instances exhibit their materials in our Summer 2001 celebration of the Pan-American Centennial. Our thanks are immeasurable.
Handbook : Official Handbook of Architecture and Sculpture and Art Catalogue
to the Pan-American Exposition
Catalogue of the Exhibition
of Fine Arts, Pan-American Exposition, Buffalo 1901.
at the Pan-American Exposition: Organists, Orchestras, Bands.
Twenty-eight pieces of sheet music are available from the Sheet Music Page.
"Edison at the Pan-American Exposition" [An Interview with a Representative of the Western Electrician.] Western Electrician, v. 29, no. 7 (Aug. 17, 1901) p. 103.
"The Edison Storage Battery at
"Edison Storage Battery
Not in Competition at Buffalo."
"The Evolution of Exposition Lighting,"
by Luther Stieringer.
"How Niagara Has Been Harnessed."
"Kellogg Telephone and
Switchboard Exhibit at the Pan-American Exposition."
"Models of Niagara Falls
"Pan-American Exhibit of
General Electric Company."
"Pan-American Exposition Searchlight Signals to Toronto."
"Police Signaling and Telephoning at Pan-American Exposition."
"The Power Plants of the Pan-American
"Searchlight Illumination at Niagara," by Orrin E. Dunlap.
"Telephoning the Roar of Niagara."
"Westinghouse Pan-American Exhibits."
Africans, Darkies and Negroes: Black Faces at the Pan American Exposition of 1901, Buffalo, New York
Images of the African Village: Pan American Exposition 1901.
Enterprising Housekeeper: Suggestions for Breakfast, Luncheon and Supper.
Recipe Book 1901. (Pan-American Cook Book)
Incubators at the Pan-American Exposition."
American Response to McKinley Assassination.
Assassination of President McKinley.
Medical Bulletins on the condition of President William McKinley after he was shot by Leon Czolgosz.
Reminiscences of McKinley Week."
John. " The
Surgery in President McKinley's Case."
McKinley's Pan-American Address at Buffalo, N. Y., With a Short Biographical
Sketch of the Late President.
of the Physicians who Attended President McKinley."
P.M., Matthew D. Mann, Herman Mynter, Roswell Park, Eugene Wasdin, Charles
McBurney, and Charles G. Stockton. " The
Official Report on the Case of President McKinley."
N.W. " Details
of President McKinley's Case."
of the Pan-American Exposition Compared to other International Exhibitions.
100 Views Showing the Grandeur of the Pan-American Exposition, Buffalo,
Exposition, Buffalo May 1 to November 1, 1901. Its Purpose and Plan.
Pan-American Exposition Illustrated by C. D. Arnold.
Issues of the Pan American Herald
Pan-American Exposition Daily Programs (not all are complete):
"Personal Impressions of the Pan-American Exposition" by Joe Mitchell Chapple. National Magazine, an Illustrated American Monthly. July 1901. [html]
Poem Delivered at the Dedication of the Pan-American Exposition by Robert Cameron Rogers.
Online Documents Available at Other Locations
The True Story of the Assassination of President McKinley at Buffalo
Pan-American Exposition Links