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Pan-American Exposition Commission records

 Series — Box: Pan-American Exposition Commission records
Identifier: C#00360

Scope and Contents

Records consist of commission minutes, Oct. 31, 1900 – Nov. 14, 1901, 1 volume 35 pp; Correspondence received, Oct., 1900 – Nov., 1901, includes reports, lease agreements, insurance policies, newspaper clippings, product promotions & solicitations; blueprint map of southeast portion of exposition grounds including Rhode Island building, Pan American Exposition Engineering & Construction Plan #252, June 23, 1900, 28” x 39” 1” = 50’ & freight receipt book, Adams Express Company, Dec. 21, 1900


  • Creation: 1900-1901

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Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is in the public domain unless otherwise specified. We reserve the right to restrict reproduction of materials due to preservation concerns.

Biographical / Historical

Commission created under Public Law 1900 Chapter 793, approved June 13, 1900 “An Act to Provide for the Collection, Preparation, and Exhibition of the Exhibits from the State of Rhode Island at the Pan – American Exposition at Buffalo, New York." $5,000.00 appropriated. Additional $15,000.00 appropriation under resolution of the General Assembly (#34) approved Feb. 7, 1901. Commissioners appointed by the governor Oct. 26, 1900, included John S. Kenyon of Richmond (president), Henry J. Spooner of Providence (vice president), Jesse H. Metcalf of Providence (secretary & treasurer) & Howard O. Sturges of Warwick & Etienne C. Delabarre of Woonsocket. George N. Kingsbury served as Executive Superintendent.


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Records of commission established to represent Rhode Island at the Pan - American Exposition held Buffalo, NY, May to November, 1901




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Related Materials

Report of the Rhode Island Commissioners to the Pan – American Exposition, made to the General Assembly at its November Session, 1901, E. L. Freeman & Sons, Providence, 1901, 13, pp.

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Repository Details

Part of the Rhode Island State Archives Repository

33 Broad Street
Providence RI 02903 USA