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Finding Aid for the Pan-American Exposition Sheet Music Collection, 1899-1909

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Mus. Arc. 8.2

State University of New York at Buffalo. Music Library


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Buffalo, New York 14260-4750
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Finding aid prepared by John Bewley.
Finding aid encoded in EAD by John Bewley, March 2010.
Finding aid written in English.
Finding aid prepared using DACS (Describing Archives: A Content Standard ).

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Collection Overview

Title: Pan-American Exposition Sheet Music Collection, 1899-1909
Collection Number: Mus. Arc. 8.2
Creator: State University of New York at Buffalo. Music Library
Extent: 1 box (36 items)
Language of Material: Collection material in English.
Repository: State University of New York at Buffalo. Music Library
Abstract: Thirty-five titles of sheet music related to the 1901 Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo and one title related to an exposition held in 1905 in Buffalo. All but nine of the titles are photocopies of works in the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Specified item], Pan-American Exposition Sheet Music Collection, 1899-1909, Music Library, The State University of New York at Buffalo.

Acquisition Information

The Buffalo & Erie County Library graciously loaned their collection of sheet music related to the Pan-American Exposition to the Music Library in 2001 in order to have preservation copies made and to have the music digitized. Other titles came from other sources, including the University Archives and individual donors, Brenda Battleson, Kerry Grant, and John Bewley.

Terms of Access

Materials can be examined by qualified researchers in the Music Library during hours of operation during which Music Librarians are present. In order to insure access, researchers are advised to contact the Music Library in advance of visits.

Copyright

Copyright for the materials in the collection does not reside with the Music Library. Therefore, patrons wishing to publish any item, or part of an item from this collection for any purpose, are responsible for securing requisite permissions.

Alternate Forms

All of the titles in the collection have been digitized. They are available online at: Sheet Music of the Pan-American Exposition , part of the University Libraries exhibit, Illuminations: Revisiting the Buffalo Pan-American Exposition of 1901 .

Processing Information

Processed by John Bewley, May 2004.

Accruals and Additions

No further accruals are expected to this collection.


Historical Note

The Pan-American Exposition held in Buffalo in 1901 was one of a series of world expositions that were mounted at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century, including the 1876 Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia , the Paris Exposition in 1889, the Columbian Exposition of 1893 in Chicago, and the Louisiana Purchase Exposition held in St. Louis in 1904. Like the other expositions, the Pan-American provided an opportunity to showcase the latest developments in technology and industries. It also provided a showcase for the arts, including music. Most of the musical display was in the form of performance, be it by renowned bands like those of John Philip Sousa or Thomas Preston Brooke, or by any of the seventy-one organists who performed on the Emmons Howard organ installed in the Temple of Music.

Music composed for the Exposition was predominantly in the form of popular pieces that drew on the celebrity of the event in order to sell music. For this reason, most of the music is ephemeral in nature, much like other Exposition memorabilia. Music that stands out is that composed by John Philip Sousa and the other band leaders who performed at the Exposition, Thomas Preston Brooke (Chicago Marine Band) and Francesco Fanciulli (71st Regiment Band). Victor Herbert, who conducted the Pittsburgh Orchestra at the Exposition, composed his PanAmericana especially for the Exposition and it reputedly won a gold medal for composition, though no record of any other entrants exists. The assassination of President William McKinley at the Exposition was also memorialized in music.

Sheet music at the turn of the century was still prevalently issued in a larger format with illustrated title pages. The illustrations include portraits of band leaders and dignitaries, views of Exposition buildings and scenes, and general boosterism for the Exposition and the city of Buffalo.


Scope and Content Note

The collection contains thirty-five pieces of music, thirty-four of which are related to the Pan-American Exposition. The one exception is a work written for the Exposition held in Buffalo in the summer of 1909. Nine of the pieces are in original form; 26 are photocopies. There are songs in the collection and works for solo piano (some of the marches were also available in arrangement for band). There are also works in the collection that commemorate the death of President McKinley.


Arrangement

The collection is arranged in one series.


Container List

Box Item Contents
1 1 Anderson, Edward D., composer
Pan-American march : Buffalo, 1901
Washington, D.C.: Sanders and Stayman 1899

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5 p. of music : col. ill. ; 37 cm. Photocopy

Title page illustration: photo. of bison over map of the Americas.

For piano.

1 2 Austin, B. P.
Pan-American : march : op. 195
Hammondsport, N.Y.: Hammondsport Music Co., 1901

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5 p. of music : col. ill. ; 35 cm. Photocopy

Title page illustration: inset drawing of the Pan-American Exposition’s United States Government Building on red, white, and blue background.

For band and orchestra; arranged for piano.

1 3 Austin, James H., composer
Pan-American : march and two-step
New York: Richard A. Saalfield, 1901

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[3] p. of music : col. ill. ; 37 cm. Photocopy

Title page illustration: drawing of North and South America shaking hands, symbolized by George Washington and Simón Bolívar.

For piano.

1 4 Bradley, D. F., composer
Pan-American march : for piano : op. 44
Utica, N.Y.: D.F. Bradley, 1901

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5 p. of music ; 36 cm.
1 5 Brooke, Thomas Preston, 1856-1921
Buffalo march : for the piano
Cincinnati: John Church Company, 1901

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5 p. of music : ill. ; 32 cm. Photocopy

Title page illustration: bandmaster Thomas Preston Brooke; a buffalo jumping through the letter B in the title.

1 6 Dillon, John, composer
Put me off at Buffalo : the one and only Buffalo song
New York: M. Witmark and Sons, 1895

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[5] p. of music : col. ill. ; 34 cm. Photocopy

Title page illustration: Caricatures of an African, an Arab, a Native American, an East Asian, and a frontiersman.

For medium voice and piano.

Words by Harry Dillon

1 7 Douglas, Theo., composer
At the Pan-American Fair : in 1901
[Buffalo, N.Y.?] (45 Division St.): Graser Bros., 1899

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1 score ([16] p.) ; 36 cm.

Songs for voice and piano.

With: Two boys in blue / [music] by Erwin C. Koeppen

1 8 Edwards, Estelle
Pan-American : characteristic march and two-step
Baltimore, Md.: Cohen and Hughes, 1901

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5, [1] p. of music : col. ill. ; 35 cm. Photocopy

Title page illustration: drawing of Native American holding globe in which title is set / Rickert.

For piano.

1 9 Edwards, Gus, 1879-1945
Pan, Pan, Pan
New York: Howley, Haviland and Dresser, 1901

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1 score ([8] p.) : col. ill. ; 35 cm. Photocopy

Title page illustration: drawing of three ladies and two gentlemen walking towards Pan-American Exposition grounds. Small photographic portraits of the composer and lyricist at bottom of page.

Song for medium voice and piano.

Words by Will. D. Cobb

1 10 Evans, H. Geo.
Pan-American Exposition march : two-step, op. 29 ; D.M.V. march : two step, op. 28
Johnstown, Pa.: Pepper-Evans Music Co., 1901

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[6] p. of music : ill. ; 36 cm.

Title page illustration (1st work): inset photo. of H. Geo. Evans.

For piano.

1 11 Fanciulli, F. (Francesco), 1853-1915
Electric century : march and two step
New York: W. Paris Chambers, 1901

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6 p. of music : col. ill. ; 36 cm.

Title page illustration: the Electric Tower at the 1901 Pan-American Exposition set over an American flag.

For piano.

1 12 Fearis, J. S. (John Sylvester), 1867-1932
Beautiful isle of somewhere
Chicago: Forster Music, 1901, 1897

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1 score (5, [1] p.) : ill. ; 31 cm.

"As sung at the funeral of our martyred President William McKinley by the Euterpean Quartette." Cover illustration: Inset photographs of President McKinley by Courtney Studio, Canton, Oh., and the members of the Euterpean Quartette: Harriet Levinger, Fannie Levinger, Jeanette Bauhof, and Katherine Baehrens. Decorative lithography by Falk and Co., Chicago.

For soprano voice and piano or organ.

Words by Jessie Brown Pounds

1 13 Gethoefer, Ida A.
Pan-American Exposition : three step
Buffalo, N.Y. (269 Main St.) : Denton, Cottier and Daniels, 1898

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5 p. of music : col. ill. ; 37 cm. Photocopy

Title page illustration: drawing of head of Native American set within a frying pan.

For piano.

1 14 Hartenstine, W. Franklin
Exposition march and two step : 1901, Buffalo, N.Y.
Buffalo, N.Y.: Denton, Cottier and Daniels, 1900

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5 p. of music : col. ill. ; 35 cm. Photocopy

Title page illustration: the official medallion logo of the 1901 Pan-American Exposition, by Raphael Beck.

For piano.

1 15 Haussauer, Meranda H.
Pan-American waltz
Buffalo, N.Y. (217 Virginia St.): J.S. and M.H. Haussauer, 1899

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[3] p. of music : col. ill. ; 35 cm. Photocopy

Title page illustration: map of the Americas.

For piano.

1 16 Hedger, Harry D., Mrs.
Our country's loss
Boston: Mrs. Harry D. Hedger, 1902

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1 score (5 p.) : ill. ; 34 cm. Photocopy

Title page illustration: photograph of President William McKinley set between two U.S. flags and a photograph of Mrs. Harry D. Hedger, captioned "First lady cycle rider in the U.S.A."

For solo voice, chorus (SATB), and piano.

Words by the composer

1 17 Herbert, Victor, 1859-1924
Panamericana : morceau characteristique
New York: M. Witmark and Sons, 1901

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[6] p. of music : ill. ; 35 cm.

Title page illustration: illuminated grounds of the 1901 Pan-American Exposition at night.

For piano.

1 18 Klock, Homer R. S.
Pan-American : two step and march of 1901
Stamford, Conn.: Homer R.S. Klock, 1900

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5, [1] p. of music ; 36 cm.

For piano.

1 19 Kohn, Milton H.
Hymn
New York: Vandersloot Music Co., 1901

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1 score (5, [1] p.) : ill. ; 28 cm. Photocopy

Title page illustration: drawing of William S. McKinley / A.J. Dewey.

Song for medium voice and piano.

Words by the composer.

1 20 Lincoln, Harry J., 1878-1937
McKinley's memorial march : in memory of our late beloved President
Williamsport, Pa.: United States Music Co., 1901

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5, [1] p. of music : ill. ; 36 cm.

Title page illustration: photograph of William S. McKinley.

For piano.

1 21 Liné, Hans S.
Pan-American Exposition march and two-step
Chicago: Windsor Music Co., 1901

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[5] p. of music : ill. ; 37 cm.

Title page illustration: drawings of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery and two buildings from the 1901 Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo: the U.S. Government Building and the Service Building.

For piano.

1 22 Loraine, William, b. 1869
Trip to Buffalo : a musical extravaganza. Maidie, come be my lady
New York: M. Witmark and Sons, 1901

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1 score (5, [1] p.) : col. ill. ; 31 cm. Photocopy

Title page illustration: gondolas on canal at the 1901 Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, with the Exposition grounds in the background.

Song for medium voice and piano.

Words by Harry B. Marshall

1 23 Loraine, William, b. 1869
Trip to Buffalo : a musical extravaganza. In Buffalo
New York: M. Witmark and Sons, 1901

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1 score (5, [1] p.) : col. ill. ; 31 cm. Photocopy

Title page illustration: gondolas on canal at the 1901 Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, with the Exposition grounds in the background.

Song for medium voice and piano.

Words by Harry B. Marshall

1 24 Loraine, William, b. 1869
A trip to Buffalo : a musical extravaganza. An oriental maid
New York: M. Witmark and Sons, 1901

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1 score (5, [1] p.) : col. ill. ; 31 cm. Photocopy

Title page illustration: gondolas on canal at the 1901 Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, with the Exposition grounds in the background.

Song for high voice and piano.

Words by Harry B. Marshall

1 25 President Wm. McKinley's favorite hymns : words and music
Chicago: Edwards Deutsch and Heitmann, 1901

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1 score ([2] p.) : ill. ; 35 cm.

Contains Nearer my God to Thee / [words by] Sarah F. Adams; [music by] Dr. Lowell Mason -- Lead kindly Light / [words by] John H. Newman; [music by] John B. Dykes. Title page illustration: portrait of President William McKinley set inside wreath, below eagle holding U.S. banner.

1 26 Near, Myron Fowler
Hurrah! for Buffalo 1901 : souvenir song
Buffalo, N.Y. (269 Main St.): Denton, Cottier and Daniels 1901

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1 score (3 p.) : ill. ; 31 cm. Photocopy

Title page illustration: small images of Niagara Falls, a buffalo head, and the Electric Tower at the Pan-American Exposition.

1 27 Ralph, E. B.
Pan-American Exposition march and two-step
Buffalo, N.Y. (269 Main St.): Denton, Cottier and Daniels, 1898

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5 p. of music : ill. ; 32 cm.

Title page illustration: inset photographs of J.M. Brinker and Fred C.M. Lautz.

For piano.

1 28 Ryder, Fred L.
March of the buffaloes : two-step
Chicago: McKinley Music, 1901

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[4] p. of music : ill. ; 35 cm.

Cover illustration: a herd of buffalo.

For piano.

1 29 Schultz, Herman E.
Buffalo means business : song / words by Walter H. Cluxton ; music by Herman E. Schultz
Buffalo, N.Y.: Celebrity Music Co., 1909

1 score (5, [1] p.) : col. ill. ; 36 cm.

Title page illustration: drawing of lady’s head in profile, by M. Wilson Craig.

For medium voice and piano.

Words by Walter H. Cluxton.

This item postdates the Pan-American Exposition so was not digitized for the University Libraries exhibition. The photocopy is missing page 4.

1 30 Schwartz, Jean, 1878-1956
Don't put me off at Buffalo any more
New York: Shapiro, Bernstein, and von Tilzer, 1901

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1 score (5, [1] p.) : col. ill. ; 33 cm. Photocopy

Title page illustration: four scenes depicted in the song, two scenes of the 1901 Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, and a photographic portrait of Maude Nugent.

For medium voice and piano.

Words by William Jerome.

1 31 Sousa, John Philip, 1854-1932
Invincible eagle march
Cincinnati: John Church Company, 1901

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5 p. of music : port. ; 35 cm.

Title page illustration: portrait of Sousa.

Originally for band; arranged for piano.

1 32 Von Tilzer, Harry, 1872-1946
Are you a buffalo?
New York: Shapiro, Bernstein and von Tilzer, 1901

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1 score (5, [1] p.) : col. ill. ; 36 cm. Photocopy

Library has one copy of music, with two different versions of cover. Title page illustration on 2nd copy: photograph of Lew Dockstader in blackface set within frame formed by four buffalo heads and a Native American headress.

Song for voice and piano.

Words by Edward P. Moran

1 33 Weiler, Harry J.
Pan-American cake walk : 1901 : grand characteristic march and 2 step
Buffalo, N.Y.: Harry J. Weiler, 1900

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5 p. of music : col. ill. ; 35 cm. Photocopy

Title page illustration: a buffalo set within a frying pan.

For piano.

1 34 Weldon, A. F. (Alfred F.), 1862-1914
From Mexico to Buffalo : march
Chicago, Ill.: N. Nelson, 1901

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5 p. of music : col. ill. ; 36 cm.

Title page illustration: oval photographs of the Castle of Chapultepec, the National Palace, City of Mexico, and Francisco E. Lacroix, in setting with Mexican and United States flags.

For piano; also available for band.

1 35 Wright, E. R., composer
Pan-American march and two-step
Fargo, N.D.: Stones Music House, 1900

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5, [1] p. of music : col. ill. ; 32 cm.

Title page illustration: photograph of the composer(?) set within a blue and gold ribbon, with caption: Seal of success.

For piano.

1 36 Bendix, Theo. (Theodore)
A trip to Buffalo : descriptive
New York: M. Witmark & Sons, 1901

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1 score (7, [1] p.) : col. ill. ; 36 cm.

Title page illustration: illustration of a traveler arriving at the Pan American Exposition of 1901 in Buffalo, New York, in green, white, and black.

For voice and piano.


Search Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the Library's online catalog.

Subjects

Marches
McKinley, William, 1843-1901--Assassination--Songs and music
Pan-American Exposition (1901 : Buffalo, N.Y.)--Songs and music
Piano music
Piano music, Arranged
Songs with piano

Genres

Sheet music

Associated Material

Additional Guides

All scores in the collection are cataloged in WorldCat and are available in BISON , the online catalog for the University at Buffalo Libraries, by performing a "Title begins with" search under "Pan American Exposition Sheet Music Collection".


Related Resources

The images in this collection include scenes of music venues at the Pan-American Exposition held in Buffalo in 1901, including the Temple of Music, the Midway, and bandstands. The collection also contains images of musicians who performed at the Exposition and musical instruments used at the Exposition.