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Pan Am 103 College of Law Collection

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


Finding aid created by: Rachael Signy and Diana Chavez
Date: 2013



Historical Note

The Syracuse University College of Law is an American Bar Association accredited law school founded in 1895. During the 2000-2002 trial of Abdel Basset Ali al-Megrahi and Lamen Khalifah Fhimah, the individuals charged with the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 on December 21 1988, it played a vital role in keeping the families of the 270 victims up-to-date on the proceedings. Through funding provided by the U.S Department of Justice Office of Victims of Crime, the law school created and managed an innovative website, The Lockerbie Trial Families Project. This password-protected website offered impartial daily information on the goings-on in the courtroom at Camp van Zeist in the Netherlands.

Dean's Distinguished Research Scholar and Professor of Law Donna E. Artz founded and directed the Lockerbie Trial Families Project at Syracuse University. During her time at Syracuse she served as the director of the Center for Global Law and Practice and founded and directed the Sierra Leone Project, where faculty and students assisted the Office of the Prosecutor of the Special Court for Sierra Leone, which was established by the United Nations and the country's government at the end of the decade-long Sierra Leone civil war. Donna Artz passed away on November 15, 2008.


Scope and Content Note

The Pan Am 103 College of Law Collection contains 8 series: Biographies, Book reviews, Clippings, Lockerbie trial, Lockerbie Trial Families Project Website, Memorabilia, and Research.

Biographies details the lives of Norman McFadyen, Kathryn M. Turman and Michael Scharf.

Book reviews includes reviews on publications regarding the Lockerbie Air Disaster.

Clippings contains American and European newspaper articles. The dates range from December, 1988 to October, 2005 as well as some undated pieces.

Lockerbie trial includes the transcripts and related notes and articles from the trial of Abdel Basset Ali al-Megrahi and Lamen Khalifah Fhimah that ran from May 3, 2000 to January 31, 2001 and the appeal of Megrahi from January 23, 2002 to March 14, 2002. The series is missing Trial Day 63; because the trail ran for 86 non-consecutive days the exact date is unknown.

Lockerbie Trial Families Project Website contains information regarding the formation and maintenance of the website. Grant reports are included as well as correspondence with the victims' families and board members. There is also information on Donna Artz's visit to Camp van Zeist in the Netherlands.

Memorabilia holds a mousepad commemorating the Lockerbie Trial Families Project.

Media broadcast transcripts contains the transcripts of NPR and CNBC broadcasts.

Research contains information regarding national and international judicial systems, the investigation, the town of Lockerbie's reaction and recovery from the disaster, United States and international airline security, biographical information on the Pan Am 103 victims, and relevance of the September 11th and the Oklahoma City terror attacks.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions:

There are no access restrictions for this collection.

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.


Related Material

The Pan Am Flight 103 Archives contains additional materials and information related to the Pan Am 103 College of Law Collection. Related collections include:

Lockerbie Collection

Pan Am Flight 103 Audiovisual Collection

Pan Am Flight 103 Publications Collection

Richard A. Marquise Papers

Courtney L. Tucker Aviation Security Papers

Pan Am Flight 103 Story Archives Collection

Pan Am 103 Clippings Collection


Selected Search Terms

Names

Artz, Donna.
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)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Pan Am 103 College of Law Collection,
Pan Am Flight 103/Lockerbie Air Disaster Archives
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

The Pan Am 103 College of Law Collection was donated by Donna Artz and the Syracuse University College of Law in 2002.

Processing Information

The Pan Am 103 College of Law Collection is processed.


Arrangement

The Pan Am 103 College of Law Collection is arranged alphabetically by series and within each series.


Table of Contents

Biographies

Clippings

Correspondence

Lockerbie trial

Lockerbie Trial Families Project Website

Media broadcast transcripts

Memorabilia

Research


Inventory