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Wendy Anne Lincoln Family Collection

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

Summary

Creator: Lincoln family.
Title: Wendy Anne Lincoln Family Collection
Dates: 1979-2015
Size: 5 linear feet
Abstract: Materials related to Wendy Lincoln, one of 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 Wendy Anne Lincoln

Wendy Anne Lincoln (1965-1988) was among the 270 victims of the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland on December 21, 1988. She was majoring in art and specializing in communication design, graphic illustration, and photography in the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University. Wendy was selected to display one of her paintings and two photographs at a student art show in London.

Wendy was survived by her parents, Shirley and Charles Lincoln; her brother, Scott; her maternal grandparents; and her paternal grandmother. Wendy's mother remembers that "beauty radiated from within her. Gentle and kind, full of laughter and joy, surrounded by love. Her greatest virtue was humility, her greatest joy helping others."

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Scope and Content Note

The Wendy Anne Lincoln Family Collection consists of materials related to Wendy Lincoln, one of the 35 Syracuse University students killed in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland. The collection is divided into the following series:

Artwork contains sketches and other pieces of artwork primarily created by Wendy Lincoln. This series is primarily sketches, figure drawings, and color and form studies.

Clippings consists of newspaper clippings related to the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103, the investigation of the disaster, memorials to the victims, and activism of the families and friends of the victims. There is also a scrapbook of clippings in this series.

Correspondence contains letters, postcards, and sympathy cards sent and received by various members of the Lincoln family. This series is divided into the subseries Lincoln family, Shirley Lincoln, and Wendy Lincoln.

Memorabilia consists of buttons from Pan Am Flight 103 activist groups.

Memorials contains programs, audio recordings, writings, and other materials that serve to remember and honor Wendy Lincoln and the other victims of Pan Am Flight 103. There are several materials related to memorial activities on the Syracuse University campus, like programs from two memorial services, design plans for the Place of Remembrance physical memorial on campus, and booklets from Remembrance Scholar events.

Personal effects consists of Wendy Lincoln’s personal belongings that were returned to the Lincoln family from the crash site at Lockerbie, Scotland.

Photographs contains photographs and negatives of Wendy Lincoln, Shirley Lincoln, and other individuals who studied abroad with Wendy.

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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.

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Related Material

The Pan Am Flight 103 Archives contains additional materials and information related to the Wendy Anne Lincoln Family Collection. Related collections include:

Matthew Cox Papers

On Eagles' Wings Collection

Ian Hessenberg Papers

Pan Am 103 Individuals Collection

Remembrance Quilt Collection

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Selected Search Terms

Names

Lincoln family.
Lincoln, Wendy Anne.
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

Audiocassettes.
Buttons (information artifacts)
Clippings (information artifacts)
Correspondence.
Photographs.
Works of art.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Wendy Anne Lincoln Family Collection,
Pan Am Flight 103/Lockerbie Air Disaster Archives
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Gift of Nancy McShane in 2013 and 2019, and Linda Euto in 2015 and 2019.

Processing Information

The Wendy Anne Lincoln Family Collection is fully processed. Materials were placed in acid-free folders and boxes.

Finding Aid Information

Created by: Vanessa L. St.Oegger-Menn
Date: March 2015
Revision history: April 2015 - Inventory added (VSOM); January 2016 - Inventory updated (VSOM); April 2021 - Collection moved into its own box, Box 2 and 3 added, Oversize 1 and 2 added, collection rearranged into series (EMB)

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Inventory

Artwork
Oversize 2 Color and form studies circa 1984-1988
Oversize 2 Diploma design circa 1984-1988
Box 1 Pen and ink drawing 1980
Oversize 2 Sketches circa 1979-1988 (2 folders)
Oversize 2 Works by others undated
Clippings
Oversize 1 "A strange kinship with a victim" by Joseph C. Day December 23, 1988
Box 1 General 1988-2015 (4 folders)
Oversize 1 Scrapbook 1988-1994
Correspondence
Lincoln family
Box 1 Condolences December 1988-April 1989
Box 1 Saint Thomas More Chapel at Syracuse University January 11, 1989
Shirley Lincoln
Box 1 Condolences December 1988-August 1989 (2 folders)
Box 1 General undated
Box 1 McCann, David 1988, undated
Box 1 Memorial services information January 1989-April 1989
Box 1 Rougeau, Linda March 1989
Box 1 Syracuse University College of Visual and Performing Arts January 1989-May 1989
Box 1 U.S. Consulate General in Edinburgh, UK January 1990-March 1990
Wendy Lincoln
Box 1 Glenn and Shamili October 6, 1988
Box 1 Lincoln, Shirley October 13, 1988
Box 1 Lincoln, Shirley and Scott October 1988-November 1988
Box 1 Rossbach, Nancy and George 1988
Box 1 Rougeau, Linda 1982-1988 undated
Box 1 Sym 1988
Memorabilia
Box 1 Buttons undated
Memorials
Box 1 Anonymous letter undated
Box 1 Banner undated
Oversize 2 Danceworks banner undated
Box 1 Keep the memory in your heart (Wendy's song) by Susan Davis [copy 1] (1/4 inch audio cassette) (ID#: pa103_lincoln_wa_001)
Dedication note: "This song is dedicated to the memory of your special friend, Wendy Lincoln, and the other victims of the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103."
Box 1 Keep the memory in your heart (Wendy's song) by Susan Davis [copy 2] (1/4 inch audio cassette) (ID#: pa103_lincoln_wa_002)
Dedication note: "This song is dedicated to the memory of your special friend, Wendy Lincoln, and the other victims of the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103."
Box 1 Memorial book and cards 1989
Box 2 Memorials and obituaries 1988-1991
Box 2 Programs January 1989-June 1989
Box 2 Remembrance Scholar convocation materials 1990-2004
Box 2 Syracuse Univerity memorial service materials 1989
Box 2 Syracuse University publications 1989
Personal effects
Box 2 Bracelet undated
Box 2 Checkbook undated
Box 2 Handkerchief undated
Box 2 Identification cards 1986
Box 2 Luggage tags 1988
Box 2 Papers circa 1988
Box 2 Passport 1988
Oversize 2 Portfolio of British ads, posters, and editorial spreads 1988
Box 2 Railway passes 1988
Box 3 Scarf undated
Box 3 Syracuse University transcripts 1988
Box 3 Wallets undated
Photographs
Box 2 Photographs and negatives from study abroad by Maureen Saeva 1988
Box 3 Photographs by Wendy Lincoln undated
Box 3 Shirley Lincoln circa 1989
Box 3 Wendy Lincoln undated
Oversize 2 Wendy Lincoln oversize undated

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