Illuminations - Revisiting the Buffalo Pan-American Exposition of 1901
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A message from Associate Vice President for University Libraries, Barbara Von Wahlde

The University at Buffalo Libraries joined its sister institutions throughout the Western New York area in 2001 to commemorate the centennial of the Pan-American Exposition, held in Buffalo in 1901. Librarians, staff, and students from the libraries voluntarily undertook this collaborative project to help celebrate and document an exciting part of Buffalo's rich history.

This online exhibit grew out of exhibits installed in seven units of the University Libraries in July through December 2001: Lockwood Memorial Library (with three exhibits), the Science & Engineering Library, the Music Library, the Health Sciences Library, the Charles B. Sears Law Library, and the University Archives, along with the Poetry and Rare Books Collection. The Undergraduate Library was also host to an exhibit mounted by the Uncrowned Queens Project: African American Women Community Builders of Western New York.

The University Libraries Pan-American Exhibit Group was responsible for the installation of exhibits and was generously assisted in its efforts by University at Buffalo faculty, members of the Buffalo community, and staff at other Buffalo Institutions, including the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library, the Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society, and the Buffalo Museum of Science. The Committee wishes to thank these institutions, the numerous contributors and the University Libraries administration, without whose generous support this project would not have been possible.

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