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Pan Am Flight 103 Publications Collection

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

Summary

Creator: Syracuse University.
Title: Pan Am Flight 103 Publications Collection
Dates: 1988-2014
Size: 12 boxes, 1 oversize box, 7.5 linear feet
Abstract: General publications related to Pan Am Flight 103 and terrorism
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

At 6:25 pm on December 21, 1988, Pan Am's Clipper Maid of the Seas departed Heathrow Airport in London for New York City's JFK Airport. One half hour later at 7:02 pm London time, as the Boeing 747 leveled off at 31,000 feet just north of the England-Scotland border, an explosion blew a basketball-sized hole in the fuselage. The plane broke apart and plummeted to earth. All 259 passengers of Flight 103 and 11 residents of the town of Lockerbie, Scotland were killed. Among those killed aboard Pan Am Flight 103 were 35 students returning home from a semester of study abroad through Syracuse University.

Before long the world would know that it was not a mechanical failure or foul weather that brought down the plane, but a terrorist bomb: a Semtex plastic explosive planted in a Toshiba radio-cassette recorder packed inside a Samsonite suitcase stowed in the plane's forward cargo hold. Only one man would ever be convicted for committing this terrorist act. Abdelbaset Ali Al-Megrahi and fellow Libyan Intelligence agent Lamin Khalifah Fhimah were indicted by the United States in 1991, formally charged by the Scottish authorities in 1999 and tried by an international court at Camp Zeist, Netherlands beginning in 2000. Al-Megrahi's conviction was handed down in 2001. Fhimah was found not guilty. Al-Megrahi was released on compassionate grounds in 2009, after a terminal cancer diagnosis gave him three months to live. He died three years later. The investigation of the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 remains open.

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Scope and Content Note

The Pan Am Flight 103 Publications Collection contains general publications related to Pan Am Flight 103 and terrorism. It includes series for: Court cases, including the trial at Camp Zeist in the Netherlands; Dissertations and scholarly papers; Government publications; Journal articles; articles published in magazines and other Periodicals; and Posters. These items have been combined into one collection from individual donations and purchases.

Publications that are associated with one individual or victim are housed with individual collections.

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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

Please note some materials are only available in digital form.

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

Books, select dissertations and journals have been transferred to Rare Books for cataloging. Please refer to the Classic Catalog to locate these items.

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Selected Search Terms

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

Dissertations.
Journals (periodicals)
Magazines (periodicals)
Posters.
Publications.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Pan Am Flight 103 Publications Collection,
Pan Am Flight 103/Lockerbie Air Disaster Archives
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Items in the Pan Am Flight 103 Publications Collection were donated to the Archives by individuals associated with Pan Am Flight 103, or were purchased by Archives staff. These donations and purchases were made at various times and combined into one collection by Archives staff.

Processing Information

Materials were placed in acid-free folders and boxes.

Finding Aid Information

Created by: Cara A. Howe
Date: 2011
Revision history: April 2015 - Errors corrected, stylistic changes (VSOM); October 2015 - Inventory updated with new acquisitions (VSOM); March 2016 - Inventory updated (VSOM); July 2017 - Inventory updated, items removed for cataloging, stylistic changes (VSOM); June 2018 - One non-Syracuse University periodical added (VSOM); March 2019 - One journal added (NP); November 2020 - Collection rehoused and inventory updated (VSOM); May 2021 - One item added to Box 6 (EMB)

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Arrangement

The Publications Collection is arranged by publication type and then alphabetically or chronologically within series and subseries.

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Inventory

Court cases
Camp Zeist, Netherlands
Box 1 Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi v. HM Advocate, opinion of the appeal court, Kamp Van Zeist, the Netherlands 14 March 2002 (2 copies)
Box 1 The evidence so far: V, as at the adjournment 10 October 2000
Box 1 Indictment of Abdel Baset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi and Al Amin Khalifa Fhimah 29 October 1999
 Indictment of Abdel Baset Ali Al-Megrahi and Lamen Khalifa Fhimah
Box 11 Information provided to families at post trial briefings circa 2000
Box 1 Lockerbie trial: briefing handbook, John P. Grant, ed. January 2000 (2 copies)
Box 1 Lockerbie trial images, Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal January 2001 (2 copies)
 Lockerbie Trial Images
Box 1 Lockerbie trial information guide, Lockerbie Trial Families Project circa 2001 (2 copies)
Box 1 Lockerbie trial media pack, Scottish Court service circa 2001 (2 copies)
Box 11 Opinion of the court circa 2001
Box 11 Petition of the Procurator Fiscal 13 November 1991
Box 1 Preliminary report re: Pan Am 103 Lockerbie air disaster, attorney work for use by trial counsel 14 September 1989
Box 1 A presentation to the Lockerbie relatives, Dumfries and Galloway Constabulary circa 2000 (2 copies)
Box 1 Trial personalities: prosecutorial team, and Trial personalities: defense team, Lockerbie Trial Families Project circa 2000
Box 1 Update: Lockerbie special, Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal service March 2001 (2 copies)
Other cases
Box 2 Cicippio & Jacobson v. Islamic Republic of Iran 14 October 1992-29 July 1994
Box 2 Cummock v. Al Gore, Rodney Slater, White House Commission of Aviation Safety and Security 8 May 1997
Box 2 Cummock, Peirce, et al. v. Libya et al. 27 November 1996, undated
Box 2 Davis et al. v. Libya et al. 9 December 1996
Box 2 DiMauro et al., v. Libya et al. 16 October 1997
Box 2 Flatow v. Iran et al. 11 March 1998
Box 12 Garrett v. Pan Am World Airlines 24-26 August 1992 (3 folders)
Box 2 Hartford Fire Insurance Co. et al. v. The Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jama-hiriya, et al. 23 September 1999
Box 2 Libya v. Rein 12 May 1999
Box 2 Lowenstein v. Libya 6 May 1997
Box 4 Miazga v. Syracuse University and Executravel Ltd. 21 February 1991-23 March 1995 (8 folders)
Box 5 Pagnucco, Bainbridge, Porter, et al. vs. Pan Am World Airways, Inc. and Alert Management Systems, Inc. 27 April 1992-18 February 1994 (2 folders)
Box 2 Pan Am World Airways, Inc. and Alert Management Systems, Inc. (petitioners) vs. Pagnucco, Bainbridge, Porter, et al. (respondents)-U.S. Supreme Court 21 December 1994 (2 copies)
Box 2 Price & Frey v. The Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jama-hiriya 21 January 1998
Box 2 Rein v. Socialist Libyan People's Arab Jamahiriya October 1991-September 2003
Box 2 Smith v. the Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jama-Hiriya et al. 1994-1999
Box 3 Smith & Hudson v. the Socialist People's Libya Arab Jama-hiriya et al. 28 October1994-12 December 1996
Box 3 Tsairis, Kosmowski, Fondiler, Daniels, & Coyle v. Libya et. al 5 November 1998
Box 3 United States v. Abdel Basset Ali Al-Megrahi & Lamen Khalifa Fhima 14 November 1991 (2 copies)
Box 3 United States v. Lester Coleman September 1993-September 1997
Box 11 Various depositions and litigation 1989
Box 12 Warriner v. George Bush, President, et al. 1992
Box 3 Williams et al. v. Libya et al. 1998
Box 3 Zicherman v. Korean Air Lines Co., Ltd. October 1994
Dissertations and scholarly papers
The evolution of the personal effects (PE) process following a mass fatality incident, by Josh Moonman 2015
Note on alternate formats: This item is only available in digital form.
Box 6 Expanding concepts of liability under the Warsaw Convention, by Michel F. Baumeister undated
Box 6 Hostile actions against civil aviation: 10 years 1980-1989 and additional year 1990, research by Michael Morris, published by Air Incident Research 1991
Box 6 Istratine: the white book, by Muammar Al-Gathafi undated (2 copies)
Box 6 U.S. - Libya relations: toward cautious reengagement, by the Atlantic Council of the United States April 2003
Government publications
United Kingdom
Box 6 50 years of caring and protecting: Dumfries and Galloway Constabulary 1998
Box 6 Air Accidents Investigation Branch special bulletin S1/89 1989
Box 6 Aircraft accident report 2/90: report on the accident to Boeing 747-121, N739PA at Lockerbie, Dumfriesshire, Scotland on 21 December 1988, U.K. Air Accidents Investigation Branch of The Department of Transport 6 August 1990 (2 copies)
Box 6 Catalogue of items of unidentified personal property recovered following the aircraft disaster at Lockerbie on 21st December 1988, Lockerbie Incident Control Centre, Dryfe Road, Lockerbie, Scotland circa 1988-1989
Box 7 Determination by Sheriff Principal John S. Mowat QC in the fatal accident inquiry relating to the Lockerbie air disaster, held at Easterbrook Hall Circhton Royal Hospital, Dumfries 1 October 1990-13 February 1991 (2 copies)
Box 7 Dumfries and Galloway Constabulary: a history (commemoration of sixty five years) 2013 (2 copies)
Box 7 Lockerbie: a local authority response to the disaster, by Dumfries and Galloway Constabulary 1989 (2 copies)
Box 7 Lockerbie: a local authority response to the disaster, volume 2, by Dumfries and Galloway Constabulary 1990 (2 copies)
Box 7 Lockerbie Air Disaster: general structural survey of properties in Sherwood area of Lockerbie, Deakin Callard & Partners 30 January 1989
Box 7 Lockerbie Air Disaster Trust: report of the trustees, by Lockerbie Trust Board of Trustees December 1991
Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission statement of reasons under section 194D (4) of the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act of 1995 circa 2012
Note on alternate formats: This item is only available in digital form.
United Nations
Box 8 Agreement between the government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands concerning a Scottish trial in the Netherlands 18 September 1998
Box 8 The Permanent Mission of the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya To the United Nations - statement of H.E. Mr. Omar Mustafa Muntasser, secretary of the General People's Committee for Foreign Liaison and International Cooperation, before the United Nations Security Council 20 March 1998 (2 copies)
Box 8 United Nations Security Council Resolution 731 21 January 1992
 U.N. Resolution 731
United Nations Security Council Resolution 748 31 March 1992
 U.N. Resolution 748
Note on alternate formats: This item is only available in digital form.
Box 8 United Nations Security Council Resolution 1192 27 August 1998
 U.N. Resolution 1192
United States
Box 8 Aviation security: additional actions needed to meet domestic and international challenges, report to Congressional requestors, GAO January 1994
Box 8 Aviation security: development of new security technology has not met expectations, report to Congressional requestors, GAO 1994
Box 8 Committee on Foreign Affairs (United States House of Representatives). Foreign airport security hearing. 9 February 1989
Box 8 Committee on Foreign Affairs (United States House of Representatives). Testimony of Ambassador L. Paul Bremer III, Ambassador-at-Large for Counterterrorism. 9 February 1989
Box 8 Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on Aviation of the Public Works and Transportation Committee (United States House of Representatives). Testimony of Paul S. Hudson, chair of Families of Pan Am 103/Lockerbie. 26 July 1990
Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on International Security, International Organizations and Human Rights (United States House of Representatives). United States policy in the aftermath of the bombing of Pan Am 103 hearing. 28 July 1994
Note on alternate formats: This item is only available in digital form.
Box 11 Committee on Foreign Relations, Subcommittee on Government Activities and Transportation (United States House of Representatives). The bombing of Pan Am Flight 103: a critical look at American aviation security hearings. 25-26 September 1989
Box 8 Committee on Foreign Relations, Subcommittee on Terrorism, Narcotics and International Operations (United States Senate). Testimony of Ambassador Clayton E. McManaway Jr. Associate Coordinator, Office of the Ambassador-at-Large for Counterterrorism. 7 April 1989
Box 8 Committee on Foreign Relations, Subcommittee on Terrorism, Narcotics, and International Operations (United States Senate). Testimony of Ambassador Joan M. Clark, Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs. 7 April 1989 (2 copies)
Box 8 Committee on Government Operations, Subcommittee on Government Activities and Transportation (United States House of Representatives). Statement of Mr. Billie H. Vincent. 25-26 September 1989
Box 8 Committee on Government Operations, Subcommittee on Government Activities and Transportation (United States House of Representatives). Letter from Cardiss Collins, Chairwoman, to Robert E. Wittington, Acting Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration. 20 March 1989
Box 8 Committee on Government Operations, Subcommittee on Government Activities and Transportation. Statement by Cardiss Collins, Chairwoman. 20 March 1989
Box 8 Committee on Government Operations, Subcommittee on Government Information, Justice and Agriculture (United States House of Representatives). Drug Enforcement Administration's alleged connection to the Pan Am Flight 103 disaster hearing. 18 December 1990
Box 8 Committee on Government Operations, Subcommittee on Government Information, Justice and Agriculture (United States House of Representatives). Statement of Stephen H. Greene. 18 December 1990 (2 copies)
Box 8 Congressional Record 21 March 1989-20 December 1995
Box 12 Department of Transportation: aircraft safety research plan November 1991
Box 8 Department of Transportation: aviation security initiatives statement by Samuel K. Skinner, Secretary of Transportation 3 April 1989
Box 8 Fact sheets, United States Department of State 15 November 1991 (2 copies)
Fact sheet - improvements to civil aviation security since Pan Am 103, United States Federal Aviation Administration 15 December 1998
 Fact Sheet: Improvements to Civil Aviation Since Pan Am 103
Note on alternate formats: This item is only available in digital form.
Justice undone: the release of the Lockerbie bomber, by Senators Robert Menendez, Charles Schumer, Frank Lautenberg and Kristen Gillibrand December 2012
Note on alternate formats: This item is only available in digital form.
Legislation, United States
Box 8 Aviation Security Improvement Act of 1990: Public Law 101-604 16 November 1990
Box 8 H. CON. RES. 105 - requiring the establishment of a special joint committee of Congress to coordinate the investigations of the individual committees of Congress into the bombing of Pan American Flight number 103 27 April 1989
H. CON. RES. 140 - Expressing the disappointment and concern of the Congress on the failure of the United States to properly investigate the Pan Am 103 bombing and the failure of Libya to grant permission for United States Pan Am 103 criminal investigators to investigate and gather evidence in Libya regarding the Pan Am 103 bombing 21 September 2012
Note on alternate formats: This item is only available in digital form.
Box 8 H.R. 1225 - To make a technical correction to title 28, United States Code, relating to jurisdiction for lawsuits against terrorist states 8 April 1997
Box 8 H.R. 5200 - Aviation Security Improvement Act of 1990 28 June 1990
Box 8 S. 873 - A Bill to amend prohibition of title 18, United States Code, against financial transactions with state sponsors of international terrorism 10 June 1997
Box 8 S. 2822 - Aviation Security Improvement Act of 1990 28 June 1990
Box 8 S. RES. 86 -To request the President of the United States to appoint a special commission to consider the destruction of Pan American World Airways Flight 103, and the security of air travel 17 March 1989
Box 8 S. J. RES. 129 - Authorizing the placement of a memorial cairn in Arlington National Cemetery 7 September 1993
S. J. RES. 326 - To designate December 21, 1990, as a "Day of Observance for the Victims of Terrorism" 1990
 S. J. RES. 326 IS To designate December 21, 1990, as a `Day of Observance for the Victims of Terrorism', 23 May 1990
 S. J. RES. 326 To designate December 21, 1990, as a `Day of Observance for the Victims of Terrorism', 27 June 1990
 S. J. RES. 326 ES To designate December 21, 1990, as a `Day of Observance for the Victims of Terrorism', 29 June 1990
 S. J. RES. 326 RFH To designate December 21, 1990, as a `Day of Observance for the Victims of Terrorism', 10 July 1990
Note on alternate formats: These items are only available in digital form.
Box 8 Libya's continuing responsibility for terrorism, United States Department of State November 1991
Box 8 Pan Am 103 chronology of events, United States Department of State 21 December 1988-4 April 1989
Box 8 Pan Am Flight 103: partial investigative report. United States House of Representatives. 6 November 1990
Box 9 Patterns of global terrorism: 1989, United States Department of State April 1990
Box 8 Patterns of global terrorism: 1990, United States Department of State April 1991 (2 copies)
Box 9 Patterns of global terrorism: 1991, United States Department of State April 1992
Box 8 Patterns of global terrorism: 1992, United States Department of State April 1993 (2 copies)
Box 9 Patterns of global terrorism: 1993, United States Department of State April 1994
Box 9 Patterns of global terrorism: 1994, United States Department of State April 1995
Box 9 Patterns of global terrorism: 1996, United States Department of State April 1997
Box 9 Patterns of global terrorism: 1997, United States Department of State April 1998
Box 9 Patterns of global terrorism: 1998, United States Department of State April 1999
Box 9 Patterns of global terrorism: 1999, United States Department of State April 2000
Box 9 Patterns of global terrorism: 2000, United States Department of State April 2001
Box 9 Patterns of global terrorism: 2001, United States Department of State April 2002
Box 9 President's Commission on Aviation Security and Terrorism mission statement undated (2 copies)
Box 9 Report of the President's Commission on Aviation Security and Terrorism 4 August 1990 (2 copies)
Training standards needed for extra security measures at foreign airports, GAO report to the United States Secretary of Transportation December 1989
Note on alternate formats: This item is only available in digital form.
Box 10 Technology against terrorism: the federal effort, summary by the Office of Technology Assessment of the United States Congress circa 1991-1993
Box 10 White House Commission on Aviation Safety and Security final report to President Clinton 12 February 1997
 Final Report to President Clinton by the White House Commission on Aviation Safety and Security
Box 10 White House Commission on Aviation Safety and Security initial report to President Clinton 9 September 1996
Box 10 Written testimony of The Victims of Pan Am Flight 103 before the President's Commission on Aviation Security and Terrorism 17 November 1989
Journals
Box 6 Media sensitivity to the needs of people, Joan Deppa, Syracuse Scholar vol.10, no.1 1990
Box 6 Research requests from Walter Reed Army Institute of Research 1987-1989
Box 6 Telling the stories: the Pan Am Flight 103 Story Archives project, Cara A. Howe, Archival Outlook September-October 2014 (2 copies)
Box 6 Tragedy as a catalyst for reform: the American way?, Laurie M. McQuade, Connecticut Journal of International Law vol. 11, no. 2 1996
Periodicals
Non-Syracuse University publications
Oversize 1 The London Times 22 December 1988
Box 10 Pan Am Clipper December 1988-January 1989
Box 10 Newsweek 2 January 1989 (2 copies)
Oversize 1 Pan Am Clipper February 1989 rolled
Box 10 Life Magazine March 1989 (2 copies)
Oversize 1 The Syracuse Post Standard 7 May 1989 (3 copies)
Box 10 The Newsday Magazine 12 November 1989
Oversize 1 The New York Times Magazine 18 March 1990
Box 10 1989 Annual Report, Pan Am Corporation 23 March 1990
Box 10 Executive Travel July-August 1990
Oversize 1 Barron's 17 December 1990
Box 10 Time Magazine 27 April 1992 (3 copies)
Box 10 Newsweek Magazine 13 July 1992
Box 10 New York Magazine 31 August 1992 (2 copies)
Box 10 GEO February 2000
German
ELIJ 2001
Note on alternate formats: This item is only available in digital form.
Oversize 1 The Post-Standard 21 December 2002
Box 10 Financial Times Weekend Magazine 18-19 October 2008 (2 copies)
Box 10 Dumfries & Galloway Life January 2014
Syracuse University publications
Box 11 Crouse Chimes 1989 (2 Copies)
Box 11 Syracuse University Library Newsletter January 1989
Oversize 1 Syracuse Record 17 January 1989 (2 copies)
Oversize 1 The Daily Orange 19 January 1989
Oversize 1 The Daily Orange 20 January 1989
Oversize 1 Syracuse Record 23 January 1989
Box 11 Syracuse University Magazine March 1989 (2 copies)
Box 11 Syracuse University Magazine June 1989
Oversize 1 Syracuse Record 11 December 1989
Oversize 1 Syracuse Record 4 September 1990
Oversize 1 Syracuse Record 22 January 1991
Box 11 Syracuse University Magazine December 1992 (2 copies)
Oversize 1 The Daily Orange circa 1992-1993
Oversize 1 The Daily Orange 8 November 1993 (2 copies)
Oversize 1 The Daily Orange 13 December 1993 (2 Copies)
Oversize 1 Syracuse Record 18 September 1995 (2 copies)
Oversize 1 Syracuse Record 12 October 1998
Oversize 1 Syracuse Record 7 December 1998 (2 copies)
Oversize 1 The Student Voice 10 December 1998
Box 11 Syracuse University Magazine Winter 1998-1999 (2 Copies)
Oversize 1 The Student Voice 28 January1999 (2 copies)
Oversize 1 The Daily Orange 1 February 1999
Box 11 Syracuse University Magazine Spring 2001
Oversize 1 The Student Voice 6-12 November 2003 (2 copies)
 Casting Light on Shadows of Tragedy
Syracuse University Magazine Spring 2009
 Looking for Lockerbie
Note on alternate formats: This item is only available in digital form.
New York Archives Magazine Spring 2011
Note on alternate formats: This item is only available in digital form.
Box 11 Syracuse University Magazine Fall/Winter 2013 (2 copies)
Oversize 1 SUArt Galleries Newsletter Winter/Spring 2014
Posters
Oversize 1 National Air Disaster Alliance/Foundation - history of hijackings circa 2001

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