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Pamela Ray Papers

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

Summary

Creator: Ray, Pamela
Title: Pamela Ray Papers
Dates: 1996-2008
Size: 1 box, 0.25 linear feet
Abstract: The Pamela Ray papers contain materials related to the lobbying of Congress to include the art piece Dark Elegy, by artist Suse Lowenstein whose son Alexander was among the 35 Syracuse University students killed in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103, on federal property.
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

Pamela Ray

Pamela Ray is an alumna of Syracuse University's Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. She is currently the president of Pamela Ray & Associates, LLC. Ray has been a Volunteer Commissioner at Arlington County Housing Commission, a Senior Legislative Staff member at the United States Senate, a Legislative Analyst for State-Federal Relations: New York State Senate Majority, and has been on the Professional Committee Staff: United States Senate Banking Committee at the United States Senate. Ray worked with Suse Lowenstein, the creator of Dark Elegy, to lobby the National Capitol Memorial Advisory Commission to place the work in the Washington, D.C. under the Commemorative Works Act.

Photo from https://www.linkedin.com/in/pamrayllc

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Scope and Content Note

The Pamela Ray papers contain Clippings, Correspondence, and Printed material. These materials deal with the lobbying of Congress to include the art piece Dark Elegy, by artist Suse Lowenstein whose son Alexander was among the 35 Syracuse University students killed in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103, on federal property at the National Mall.

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Alternative Formats

Selected materials from this collection are available in digital format. Please contact the archivist for further information about accessing these materials.

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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 Pamela ray Papers. Related collections include:

Alexander Lowenstein Family Papers

Dark Elegy Collection

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Selected Search Terms

Names

Lowenstein family.
Lowenstein, Suse.
Ray, Pamela.
National Capitol Memorial Advisory Commission (U.S.).
Pamela Ray & Associates, LLC.

Associated Titles

Dark elegy.

Subjects

Lockerbie, Scotland, Crash of Pan Am Flight 103, 1988.
Pan Am Flight 103 Bombing Incident, 1988.
Terrorism -- Government Policy -- United States -- History.
Terrorism -- History -- 20th Century.
Lockerbie (Scotland).
National Capitol (Washington, D.C.)

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Pamela Ray Papers,
Pan Am Flight 103/Lockerbie Air Disaster Archives
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

The Pamela Ray Papers were donated by Pam Ray in 2008, with additional materials added in 2009.

Processing Information

The Pamela Ray Papers are processed.

Finding Aid Information

Created by: Cara A. Howe
Date: 2011
Revision history: Mar 2018 - Stylistic changes (VSOM)

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Arrangement

The materials in the Pamela Ray Papers are arranged alphabetically by and within the series.

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Inventory

Clippings
Box 1 Newspaper clippings 1992-1993, 2007-2008, undated
Correspondence
Box 1 Email correspondence 2006-2008
Printed material
Box 1 Alumni letters, advocacy alerts, and calls to action for Dark Elegy September-October 2007, May 2008, undated
 Syracuse University alumni call to action
 Advocacy alert
 Dark Elegy Syracuse University alumni call to action
 Alumni letter
 Dark Elegy advocacy alert
 Syracuse University alumni call to action
 Update on Dark Elegy
 Elegy for Mother's Day
Box 1 Dark Elegy: experience the memorial, presentation booklet prepared by Pamela Ray 7 July 2007
Box 1 Exemptions from Commemorative Works Act and justifications 16 October 2007
 Exemptions from CWA and justifications (1)
 Exemptions from CWA and justifications (2)
Box 1 H.R. 3707: a bill to authorize the establishment of a memorial to all victims of terrorism 1 October 2007, 5 November 2007, undated
 Review of Senate leg counsel draft
  Letter to Senators
Box 1 National Capital Memorial Advisory Commission May 2007-April 2008, undated
 Legislative proposals to establish commemorative works
 Letter from John G. Parsons, National Park Service
 Letter from Peter May Chairman, National Capital Memorial Commission
 Witness list
 Peter May Chairman, National Capitol Memorial Advisory Commission
Box 1 National Capital Memorial Advisory Commission public meeting 26 February 2008
 National Capital Memorial Advisory Commission notice of public meeting
 National Capitol Advisory Commission public meeting
Box 1 Speeches by Suse Lowenstein 1994-1997, undated
Box 1 Statement letter from Senator Frank Lautenberg on the dedication of Dark Elegy at Rutgers University September 9, 1996
 Senator Frank Lautenberg letter

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