Revisiting the World's Fairs and International Expositions


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1901 Pan-American Exposition Buffalo, New York


  • Bamford, Heidi. "A Century Ago: Behind the Scenes with 'Uncle Hank': The 1901 Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo." Nineteenth Century 21:2 (2002):44-47.
    Looks back on the 1901 Exposition, how it came into being, and a book that was written by Thomas Fleming, Around the ‘Pan' with Uncle Hank: His Trip Through the Pan-American Exposition.
  • Bewley, Michele Ryan. "The New World in Unity: Pan-America Visualized at Buffalo in 1901." New York History 84:2 (2003): 179-203.


  • Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society. Treasures from the Past: the Pan-Am Expo of 1901. Buffalo, N.Y.: Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society, 2001.
    Offers educators a practical way to teach the Pan-American Exposition curriculum. Provides lessons for all grade levels, source documents, links to web sites: CD Rom included.
  • Grant, Kerry S. The Rainbow City: Celebrating Light, Color, and Architecture at the Pan American Exposition, Buffalo, 1901. Buffalo, N.Y.: Canisius College Press, 2001.
  • Harmon, Carey A. and Varney Greene. The Pan-American Exposition: A Selected Annotated Bibliography of Sources Available at the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library. Buffalo, N.Y.: The Library, 2001.
  • Lee, Raya and Robert Berkman. Pan American Exposition, Buffalo New York, 1901: A Bird's Eye View of Sights and Sounds. Buffalo, N.Y.: Canisius College Press, 2001.
    Accompanying CD includes popular music of the time period.
  • Loos,William, Ami Savigny, Robert Gurn, and Lillian Williams.The Forgotten "Negro Exhibit":African American Involvement in Buffalo's Pan-American Exposition, 1901. Buffalo, N.Y.: Buffalo/Erie County Public Library: 2001.

Web Sites

  • Illuminations: Revisiting the Buffalo Pan-American Exposition of 1901.
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