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Alexia Foundation for World Peace and Cultural Understanding Collection

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

Summary

Creator: Alexia Foundation for World Peace and Cultural Understanding
Title: Alexia Foundation for World Peace and Cultural Understanding Collection
Dates: 1991-2014
Size: 5 boxes, 8 oversize boxes, 1 tube, 1 map case item; approximately 10 linear feet
Abstract: The Alexia Foundation for World Peace and Cultural Understanding Collection contains materials related to the organization founded by the parents and mentor of Alexia Tsairis, one of thirty-five Syracuse University students killed in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland. The Alexia Foundation awards grants and funding to professional and student photojournalists, and is committed to furthering the cause of world peace. Additional materials related to Alexia, her life and legacy can be found in the Alexia Kathryn Tsairis Family Papers.
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/

Historical Note

Alexia Foundation Logo

The Alexia Foundation for World Peace and Cultural Understanding honors the legacy of Alexia Kathryn Tsairis, one of 35 Syracuse University students killed in the December 21, 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland. The organization was founded in 1991 by Alexia's parents, Peter and Aphrodite Tsairis, and her mentor, David Sutherland. The Alexia Foundation was established with an abiding belief in the responsibility and capability of individuals to shape and advance the cause of peace, and is dedicated to providing the means by which to accomplish this goal. To that end, the Foundation presents annual awards of grants and scholarships to both professional and student photojournalists. To date, over 140 photojournalists have been recognized by the Foundation with funding totaling nearly one-million dollars. More information about the Foundation is available on their website, AlexiaFoundation.org, and in the Alexia Kathryn Tsairis Family Papers here at the Pan Am Flight 103/Lockerbie Air Disaster Archives.


Photograph of Alexia Kathryn Tsairis

Born July 6, 1968, Alexia Kathryn Tsairis was a junior at Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications majoring in photojournalism. She was also an accomplished student athlete, and played for Syracuse University's women's volleyball team. Alexia had spent the fall 1988 semester in London. Her mentor, Professor David Sutherland, recalled she had been selected by both the faculty and her peers as "the most talented and promising photographer in the group" of photojournalism students. By her senior year of college, Alexia had spent two summers working in the Graphic and Photo Departments of the Associated Press. Even before graduation, her promising career was under way. Alexia's bright future was cut short by the December 21, 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland. She was survived by her parents, Peter and Aphrodite, her brother, George Alex, and sister, Ariadne.

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Scope and Content Note

The Alexia Foundation for World Peace and Cultural Understanding Collections contains materials related to the organization founded by the parents and mentor of Alexia Tsairis, one of 35 Syracuse University students killed in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland. Submissions to the grant competition for photojournalism comprise the bulk of this collection. The collection has been divided into the following series:

Awards includes material related to two of the many honors received by the Alexia Foundation: the Columbia Journalism School's Alex I. duPont Award; and the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) Kenneth McLaughlin Award.

Clippings contains items pertaining to the Alexia Foundation published in various newspapers, periodicals, and other publicity outlets.

Correspondence contains both the incoming and outgoing correspondence of Peter and Aphrodite Tsairis pertaining to Foundation events and happenings. Correspondents include: former Syracuse University Chancellor Nancy Cantor; former Dean of the S.I. Newhouse School, David Rubin; and Nirelle Galson, former Director of Syracuse University's Division of International Programs Abroad (DIPA)

Exhibits and Seminars consists of materials related to various international exhibits sponsored by the Alexia Foundation, as well as conferences and seminars attended and presented at by Peter and Aphrodite Tsairis as representatives of the Foundation. Materials include exhibit catalogs, posters, correspondence with venues, clippings, and memorabilia pertaining to specific events. Much of this series pertains to international travelling installations of Eyes on the World, an exhibit initially mounted at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. Please note some materials in this series are oversized, and are housed separately from related items.

Memorabilia consists of a single item: Aphrodite Tsairis' 2004 trophy from the Alexia Weekend Chili Invitational.

Photographs comprise the bulk of this collection. This series contains the submission materials and prints from both student and professional grant recipients. These materials are housed chronologically by award year, then alphabetically by recipient's last name. Sample images from each recipient, story proposals, and any other accompanying paperwork are immediately available. Additional images, as well as large-format materials, must be requested in advance.

Printed Material includes posters, informational brochures, and other promotional materials related to Foundation events. Also included are issues of the Foundation's newsletter, Alexia Foundation Update, and artwork for the Foundation's original logo.

Subject Files contain an assortment of materials related to Foundation events, grant winners, and colleagues of the Tsairis family.

Additional materials related to Alexia Tsairis, her life and legacy can be found in the Alexia Kathryn Tsairis Family Papers.

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Alternative Formats

Selected materials from this collection may be available digitally. Please contact the archivist for further information on accessing the materials.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Please note that portions of the collection are housed off-site, and advance notice is required to allow time to have materials brought to the Reading Room on campus.

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 Alexia Foundation for World Peace and Cultural Understanding Collection Related collections include:

Alexia Kathryn Tsairis Family Papers

Matthew Cox Papers

On Eagles' Wings Collection

Syracuse University: Individuals Collection

Syracuse University: Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women Collection

Syracuse University: Remembrance Quilt Collection

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Selected Search Terms

Names

Astrada, Walter
Black, Matt
Blanding, Melanie
Bleasdale, Marcus
Borton, Aaron
Bradner, Heidi
Buchalter, Jessa
Dago, Jan
Etter, Daniel
Fehder, Jeffrey
Gárdi, Balázs, 1975-
Hacker, Kerstin
Hall, Kari René
Hornstein, Lisa
Kjellstrand, Torsten
Kleinhenz, Laura
Kuwayama, Teru
Law, Wesley
Lemoyne, Roger, 1954-
Liu, Xin
Maple, Elisa
Martin, Ian, 1972-
Mason, Lawrence, 1952-
Mason, Tom
Nahmiyaz, Medi
Padilla, Darcy
Peattie, Peggy
Read, Tory
Schultz, Erika
Sinclair, Stephanie
Talbott, Jay
Tsairis, Alexia Kathryn
Vitale, Ami
Voninski, Tamara
Wells, David H.
Wiedenhöfer, Kai
Zizola, Francesco, 1962-
Alexia Foundation for World Peace and Cultural Understanding
Syracuse University -- History.
Syracuse University.

Subjects

Lockerbie, Scotland, Crash of Pan Am Flight 103, 1988.
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

Correspondence.
Photographs.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Alexia Foundation for World Peace and Cultural Understanding Collection,
Pan Am Flight 103/Lockerbie Air Disaster Archives
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

The Alexia Foundation for World Peace and Cultural Understanding Collection was donated by Peter and Aphrodite Tsairis in 2014 and 2015.

Processing Information

The Alexia Foundation for World Peace and Cultural Understanding Collection is fully processed.

Finding Aid Information

Created by: Vanessa L. St.Oegger-Menn
Date: January 2016
Revision history:

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Arrangement

Materials in the Alexia Foundation for World Peace and Cultural Understanding Collection are arranged alphabetically within each series, with the exception of the Photographs series. These materials are housed chronologically by award year, then alphabetically by recipient's last name. Sample images from each recipient, story proposals, and any other accompanying paperwork are immediately available.

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Inventory

Awards
Box 1 Alex I. duPont Award (Columbia Journalism School) December 2011-January 2012
Box 1 National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) Kenneth McLaughlin Award April-September 1996
Clippings
Box 1 1991
Box 1 1994
Box 1 2001
Box 1 2006
Box 1 2007
Box 1 2008
Box 1 2011
Box 1 2012
Box 1 2013
Box 1 2014
Correspondence
Box 1 Chancellor Nancy Cantor (Syracuse University) April 2006-January 2011
Box 1 Nirelle Galson (Division of International Programs Abroad - DIPA) April 1993
Box 1 General December 2012, undated
Box 1 Dean David Rubin (S.I. Newhouse School, Syracuse University) July 1998-December 2009
Exhibits and Seminars
Box 1 25 CPW [Central Park West] Gallery (New York, New York) January-June 2013
Box 1 2010 International Orange Photo Festival (Pingyoo, China) October 2010
Bermuda National Gallery July 2012-September 2013, undated
Box 2 Printed Material
Oversize Box 1 Oversize Material
Eyes on the World (United Nations - New York, New York)
Box 2 February-July 2006
Box 2 February-April 2006
Box 2 April 2006
Box 2 Eyes on the World Book (United Nations - New York, New York) 2006 (2 copies)
Box 2 Faraday House Exhibit (London, England) 2008
Oversize Box 1 Faraday House Exhibit (London, England) Poster 2008
Box 3 Firehouse Art Gallery, Nassau Community College (Garden City, New Jersey) October-November 2006
Istanbul, Turkey October 2008
Box 3 Printed Material
Oversize Box 1 Oversize Material
Box 3 The Long Night January 2015
Box 3 Macedonian Museum of Modern Art (Thessaloniki, Greece) January 2010
Box 3 Portage District Library (Portage, Michigan) March-April 2008
Box 3 Renmin University (Beijing, China) April 2007
Box 3 Syracuse University Art Galleries [SUArt] (Syracuse, New York) September 2007
Box 3 Syracuse University Greenberg House (Washington, D.C.) May-July 1991, undated
Box 3 Syracuse University Human Rights Film Festival (Syracuse, New York) September 20-22, 2012
Oversize Box 1 Telling the Stories That Bring About Change (S.I. Newhouse School, Syracuse University) November 14, 2013 (Oversize)
Visa Pour L'Image: International Festival of Photojournalism (Perpignan, France)
Box 3 June-September 2005
Box 3 January-September 2010
Box 3 Women's Club of Upper Saddle River (New Jersey) February 12, 1992-September 12, 1992
Western Kentucky University January 2008-February 2009
Box 3 Printed Material
Oversize Tube 1 Oversize Material
Memorabilia
Oversize Box 5 Alexia Foundation Lapel Pin undated
Oversize Box 5 Alexia Weekend Chili Invitational Trophy - Aphrodite Tsairis, Winner 2004
Photographs
Oversize Box 5 Assorted Photographs Donated by Judges - Kari Rene Hall, and David Wells 1991-1997
Oversize Box 2 Darcy Padilla - Fourth Place Award of Excellence 1991
Additional materials stored off-site.
Oversize Box 2 Tory Read - Third Place Student 1991
Additional materials stored off-site.
Oversize Box 2 Tamara Voninski - Inaugural First Place Student 1991 (2 folders)
Oversize Box 2 Jay Talbott - Fifth Place Student 1992
Additional materials stored off-site.
Oversize Box 2 Torsten Kjellstand - Third Place Student 1993/Judge 1996
Additional materials stored off-site.
Oversize Box 2 Ian Martin - Second Place Student 1993
Additional materials stored off-site.
Oversize Box 2 Liu Xin - First Place Student 1993
Additional materials stored off-site.
Oversize Box 2 Matt Black - Fourth Place Student 1994
See Also: Matt Black - Professional Winner 2003 in this series.
Oversize Box 2 Kerstin Hacker - Second Place 1994 (2 folders)
Additional materials stored off-site.
Oversize Box 3 Laura Kleinhenz - First Place Student 1995
Additional materials stored off-site.
Oversize Box 3 Elisa Maple - Second Place Student 1995
Additional materials stored off-site.
Oversize Box 3 Peggy Peattie - Professional Winner 1997
See also: Down in Dixie by Peggy Peattie, Professional Winner 1997 in the Printed Material series of this collection.
Oversize Box 3 Heidi Bradner - Professional Winner 1998
Additional materials stored off-site.
Oversize Box 3 Teru Kuwayama - Professional Winner 1999
Additional materials stored off-site.
Oversize Box 6 Wesley Law - Second Place Student 1999
Oversize Box 3 Ami Vitale - Professional Winner 2000
Oversize Box 3 Jan Dago - Professional Winner 2001
Additional materials stored off-site.
Oversize Box 3 Tom Mason - First Place Student 2001
Oversize Box 3 Kai Wiedenhofer - Professional Winner 2002
Oversize Box 3 Matt Black - Professional Winner 2003
See Also: Matt Black - Fourth Place Student 1994 in this series.
Additional materials stored off-site.
Oversize Box 4 Lisa Hornstein - Fourth Place Student 2004
Oversize Box 4 Roger LeMoyne - Professional Winner 2004
Additional materials stored off-site.
Oversize Box 4 Francesco Zizola - Professional Winner 2004
Oversize Box 4 Marcus Bleasdale - Professional Winner 2005
Additional materials stored off-site.
Oversize Box 4 Jessa Buchalter - Second Place Student 2005
Oversize Box 4 Erika Schultz - First Place Student 2005
Additional materials stored off-site.
Oversize Box 4 Melanie Blanding - First Place Student 2006
Oversize Box 4 Daniel Etter - Third Place Student 2006
Oversize Box 4 Balazs Gardi - Professional Winner 2006
See Also: Balazs Gardi Poster and Exhibit Material - Professional Winner 2006 in the Printed Material series of this collection.
Oversize Box 4 Medi Nehmiyaz - Fifth Place Student 2006
Oversize Box 5 Jeffrey Fehder - First Place Student 2007
Oversize Box 5 Aaron Borton - Third Place Student 2008
Oversize Box 5 Stephanie Sinclair - Professional Winner 2008
Additional materials stored off-site.
Oversize Box 5 Walter Astrada - Professional Winner 2009
Additional materials stored off-site.
Printed Material
Box 3 Alexia Foundation Update undated
Box 3 Down in Dixie by Peggy Peattie - Professional Winner 1997
See also: Peggy Peattie - Professional Winner 1997 in the Photographs series of this collection.
Box 3 Pamphlets 1991-1992, undated
Posters
Oversize Box 1 2000 Judging Posters
Oversize Box 1 2002 Judging Posters
Oversize Box 1 2003 Judging Posters
Oversize Box 1 2004 Judging Posters
Oversize Box 1 2005 Judging Posters
Oversize Box 1 2007 Judging Posters
Oversize Box 1 2008 Judging Posters
Oversize Box 1 2009 Judging Posters
Oversize Box 1 2010 Judging Posters
Oversize Box 1 2011 Judging Posters
Oversize Box 1 2013 Judging Posters
Oversize Tube 1 First Alexia Foundation Logo Banner undated
Box 3 General undated
Subject Files
MC 21-1 Advertising Montages Sponsored by Getty Images undated
Oversize Tube 1 Alexia Foundation Sponsored Syracuse University Women's Volleyball Schedule Poster 1992
Box 4 Alexia Weekend Chili Invitational Badges 2004, undated
Oversize Tube 1 Balazs Gardi Poster and Exhibit Material - Professional Winner 2006
See Also: Balazs Gardi - Professional Winner 2006 in the Photographs series of this collection.
Lockerbie Book Demo - Lawrence Mason, Jr. October 1996, undated
Box 4 Clippings
Oversize Box 2 Oversize Material
Oversize Box 1 Millennium Edition - Baltimore Sun December 5, 1999 (Oversize)
Box 4 Newhouse III Dedication September 19-20, 2007
Box 4 Original Alexia Foundation Logo Designed by Nicole Kekas undated

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