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Place of Remembrance Collection

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

Summary

Creator: Syracuse University
Title: Place of Remembrance Collection
Dates: 1989-2012
Size: 3 boxes, 1 map case drawer, 5.25 linear feet
Abstract: Design, construction, dedication, and restoration of the Place of Remembrance, the memorial to the victims of Pam Am 103 on Syracuse University's campus
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

The Place of Remembrance

The inscription on the Remembrance Wall reads:
THIS PLACE OF REMEMBRANCE IS DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF THE 35 STUDENTS ENROLLED IN
SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY’S DIVISION OF INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS ABROAD WHO DIED WITH 235
OTHERS AS THE RESULT OF A PLANE CRASH DECEMBER 21, 1988 OVER LOCKERBIE SCOTLAND
CAUSED BY A TERRORIST BOMB.

The Place of Remembrance was dedicated on April 22, 1990. The Place of Remembrance consists of the Remembrance Wall, a semi-circular structure made of limestone and granite, where the names of the 35 Syracuse University students who died on Pan Am Flight 103 are seen, and a circular stone bench that displays a plaque to Paula and Glenn Bouckley a couple from Clay, NY who were on Flight 103. Heather sent from Scotland was planted at the site. This Place of Remembrance is directly behind the gateway to campus on the esplanade leading to the Hall of Languages. The local architecture firm of Schleicher-Soper were retained to help design and execute the project.

Following years of exposure to the harsh climate of Central New York, the Place of Remembrance and gateway to campus had suffered weather damage resulting in shifting steps and masonry, cracks in the Wall itself, and fading of the inscriptions. A complete restoration of the memorial and gateway, including installation of new engraved panels, was completed in 2012.

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Scope and Content Note

The Place of Remembrance Collection contains Clippings, Correspondence, Memorabilia, Photographs and Subject files relating to the design, construction, dedication, and restoration of the Place of Remembrance, the memorial to the victims of Pam Am 103 on Syracuse University's campus.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

School, college and department records are restricted to the office of origin for 30 years. Requests to use restricted records must be obtained in writing from the office of origin.

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 Place of Remembrance Collection. Related collections include:

Pan Am Flight 103 Audiovisual Collection

Pan Am Flight 103 Publications Collection

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Selected Search Terms

Names

Syracuse University -- History.
Syracuse University.

Subjects

Memorials.
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).

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Place of Remembrance Collection,
Pan Am Flight 103/Lockerbie Air Disaster Archives
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

The Place of Remembrance Collection was donated by the Office of Undergraduate Studies between 1996 and 2012.

Processing Information

The Place of Remembrance Collection is processed.

Finding Aid Information

Created by: Cara A. Howe
Date: 2012
Revision history: Mar 2015 - Errors corrected; stylistic changes (VSOM); Nov 2015 - Inventory updated (VSOM); May 2018 - Inventory and access restrictions updated (VSOM); Mar 2020 - Restrictions and inventory updated (VSOM)

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Arrangement

The Place of Remembrance Collection is arranged alphabetically within each series.

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Inventory

Clippings
Box 1 General 1989-1991
Correspondence
RESTRICTED: The contents of Box 2 of this collection are restricted.
Box 2 General 1988-1990
Box 1 Planning 1989-1990
Box 2 Post-dedication April-May 1990
Memorabilia
Box 1 Memorial items placed during Remembrance Week fall 2001
MC 21-1 Dance Works poster for Wendy A. Lincoln, placed during Remembrance Week fall 2001
Box 1 Piece of the original Place of Remembrance 2012 - Given to the families by Lupini Construction Company after reconstruction
Box 3 Time capsule circa 1990
Photographs
Box 1 Dedication 22 April 1990
Box 1 General undated
Subject files
Internal
RESTRICTED: The contents of Box 2 of this collection are restricted.
Box 1 Bouckley, Paula and Glenn (Clay, NY) included in monument 1989
Box 2 Dedication April 1990
Box 2 Import of Scottish heather 1990
Box 2 Reconstruction 2012
Box 1 Karin Sprague Stone Carvers, LLC 2012
MC 21-2 Memorial service layout 9 April 1990
Box 1 Notes left at the Place of Remembrance 2011
Box 1 Planning 1989-1990
MC 21-2 Replacement panels 2012
Box 1 Site plans 1989-1990

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