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Christopher Andrew Jones Family Papers

An inventory of the papers at the Pan Am Flight 103/Lockerbie Air Disaster Archives at Syracuse University

Summary

Creator: Jones family.
Title: Christopher Andrew Jones Family Papers
Dates: 1982-2008
Size: 2.75 linear feet
Abstract: Materials related to Christopher Jones, one of the 35 Syracuse University students killed in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland
Language: English
Repository: Pan Am Flight 103/Lockerbie Air Disaster Archives
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Ave., Suite 600
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010
http://archives.syr.edu/panam/

Biography

Photograph of Christopher Andrew Jones

Christopher Andrew Jones (1968-1988) was among the 270 victims of the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland on December 21, 1988. He was a Syracuse University junior majoring in English and history. Chris graduated from Hudson High School in Hudson, New York in 1986. He was remembered by faculty and his fellow students as a well-liked young man, good student, and reliable friend with an easy sense of humor. Chris had played on his high school's varsity basketball team, tennis team, and soccer team. His love of sports, as an athlete and a fan, continued through college. At Syracuse, Chris was fondly nicknamed "Shrub" by his classmates, owing to his curly mop of hair. He wrote for the campus newspaper, The Daily Orange, participated in intramural sports, and was active with the University radio station, WAER. As an English major, Chris' favorite course was his short story class. His own stories were regularly humorous, inspired by his love for P.G. Wodehouse, Monty Python, and T.C. Boyle.

Although Chris had not settled on a definite post-college career, the plan outlined in his high school yearbook gives hints to the life he hoped to build: "College, Sportswriter for The Boston Globe, marriage upon retirement, spend final happy days in Boston Garden enjoying another Celtic dynasty."

Chris was survived by his mother and stepfather, Georgia and Anthony Nucci; his father and stepmother, Kenneth and Jean Jones; and three stepsisters, Monica Nucci, Lisa Brittain, and Kim Matteson. Chris was predeceased by his sister, Jennifer Jones, who passed away in January 1988 while in Ecuador as an AFS exchange student. Georgia Nucci coordinated the publication of On Eagles' Wings, a book comprised of memorials and remembrances for all 270 victims of the bombing of Pan Am 103.

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Scope and Content Note

The Christopher Andrew Jones Family Papers contains clippings, correspondence, memorabilia, and other materials related to Christopher Jones, one of the 35 Syracuse University students killed in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 while returning home from studying abroad through the Division of International Programs Abroad (DIPA). The collection has been divided into the following series and subseries:

Clippings consists of articles about Chris, the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103, and other relevant topics.

Correspondence includes subseries for Christopher Jones; his father, Kenneth Jones; and mother, Georgia Nucci. The Christopher Jones subseries consists of outgoing correspondence to Ken Jones, while the Kenneth Jones and Georgia Nucci subseries contain correspondence on various topics. These topics include legal correspondence, communications with Syracuse University, incoming correspondence from government agencies and officials, and correspondence with various victims' groups.

Personal belongings contains trophies, medals, and plaques awarded to Chris for his athletic achievements; his high school diploma; his Boston Red Sox baseball cap; and signed photographs of favorite teams and athletes.

Photographs includes pictures of Christopher Jones, and the Tundergarth Memorial Room in Lockerbie, Scotland.

Subject files consists of materials on various topics relevant to Chris' life, and the aftermath of the bombing of Pan Am 103. Included is a map of locations of the wreckage of Clipper Maid of the Seas and an official copy of the congressional resolution establishing the Memorial Cairn at Arlington National Cemetery. Please note some materials in this series are restricted in accordance with the Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

Writings is primarily dedicated to Chris' own short stories and essays, but also contains a brief tribute to his father, Kenneth Jones.

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Alternative Formats

Selected materials from this collection have been digitized. Please contact the archivist for further information on accessing the materials.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Please note some materials in this collection are restricted in accordance with the Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

Use Restrictions

Written permission must be obtained from the Pan Am Flight 103 Archives and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

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Related Material

Newsletters and programs related to the Remembrance and Lockerbie Scholars, Victims of Pan Am Flight 103, Inc., and Families of Pan Am 103/Lockerbie have been separated and placed in the appropriate collections. Additionally, a bulletin from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch and a copy of An' then the world came tae oor doorstep: Lockerbie Lives and Stories by Jill S. Haldane have been separated and placed in the Pan Am Flight 103 Publications Collection.

The Pan Am Flight 103 Archives contains additional materials and information related to the Christopher Andrew Jones Family Papers. Related collections include:

Matthew Cox Papers

On Eagles' Wings Collection

Police Scotland Collection

Pan Am 103 Individuals Collection

Remembrance Quilt Collection

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Selected Search Terms

Names

Jones family.
Jones, Christopher Andrew.
Syracuse University -- History.
Syracuse University.

Subjects

Pan Am Flight 103 Bombing Incident, 1988.
Terrorism -- Government Policy -- United States -- Case Studies.
Terrorism -- Government Policy -- United States -- History.
Terrorism -- Government Policy -- United States.
Terrorism -- History -- 20th Century.
Lockerbie (Scotland)

Types of material

Awards.
Buttons (information artifacts)
Clippings (information artifacts)
Correspondence.
Legal files.
Photographs.
Press releases.
Short stories.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Christopher Andrew Jones Family Papers,
Pan Am Flight 103/Lockerbie Air Disaster Archives
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Gift of Georgia Nucci in 2002-2003, and Kenneth and Jean Jones from 2006-2020.

Processing Information

The Christopher Andrew Jones Family Papers are fully processed.

Finding Aid Information

Created by: Vanessa L. St.Oegger-Menn
Date: March 2015
Revision history: Feb 2016 - Inventory added (VSOM); May 2021 - Inventory updated, materials added to Boxes 1-3, Box 6 added (EMB)

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Arrangement

Materials are arranged alphabetically within each series with the exception of the Clippings series, which is arranged chronologically.

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Inventory

Clippings
Box 1 General 1988-2006, undated (8 folders)
Correspondence
Christopher Jones
Outgoing to Kenneth Jones (father)
Box 1 General 1982-1988, undated (5 folders)
Kenneth Jones
Box 2 Barr, William P. November 18, 1991
Box 2 Condolences December 22, 1988-December 21, 1989
Box 2 General 1988-1990, undated
Box 2 Kennedy, Edward M. 1989-2002
Box 2 Legal correspondence 1991-2007
Box 2 Lockerbie Air Disaster Trust 1990
Box 2 Scottish officials 1989-2000
Box 2 Syracuse University 1989-2006 (2 folders)
Box 2 Syracuse University Chancellor's Office 1989-1990
Box 2 United States Department of Justice October 28, 1999
Box 2 United States Department of State 1989-1990
Box 2 United States House of Representatives 2006
Box 2 Victims of Pan Am Flight 103, Inc. 1993, 1997, undated
Georgie Nucci
Box 2 Legal correspondence 1990-1993
Personal belongings
FC 2-3 Boston Red Sox and Bobby Orr team photos 1986, undated
Box 4 Boston Red Sox baseball cap undated
Box 4 Col. Co. Bicentenary, 1786-1986, basketball medal 1986
Box 4 "Go Bluehawks Go" basketball button undated
Box 3 Hudson High School diploma June 1986
Box 5 Hudson High School MIP tennis trophy 1984
Box 3 Hudson High School Senior Athletic Award - basketball 1983-1984, soccer 1985-1986
Box 5 Hudson High School varsity letter undated
Box 4 Triton Vikings button undated
Photographs
Box 3 Christopher Jones undated
Box 3 Tundergarth Memorial Room 1999
Subject files
Box 3 Class rosters and DIPA students list 1988
RESTRICTED: Please note this file is restricted in accordance with the Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
Box 6 Court documents and transcripts 1989-2004 (2 folders)
Box 3 "Dark elegy" information booklet circa 1996
Box 3 Department of State information packets November 1991
Box 6 Families of Pan Am 103/Lockerbie 1989-2004
Box 3 Government information - general 1992-1995
Box 3 "Information on the bombing of Pan Am flight 103" undated
Box 3 Map of wreckage locations undated
Box 3 The media and disasters: Pan Am 103 flyer circa 1993
Box 3 Media contact list circa 1998
Box 3 Memorials 1989-2008
FC 2-3 Memorial Cairn - congressional resolution November 24, 1993
Box 3 Memorial mass for Christopher Jones December 28, 1988
Box 3 "A presentation to the Lockerbie relatives," Dumfries and Galloway Constabulary circa 2000
Box 3 Press releases 1988-2009
Box 3 A remarkable story flyer and pamphlets 2005
FC 2-3 Reward posters for Abdel Basset al-Megrahi and Lamen Fhimah undated
Box 3 "Special project (Ken and Jean)" floppy disk undated
Box 3 United States Mission to the United Nations 1998
Box 6 Victims of Pan Am Flight 103, Inc. 1989-2001 (2 folders)
Box 3 Victims' property information sheet 1989
Writings
Box 3 Christopher Jones 1988, undated
Box 3 General undated

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