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Thomas Britton Schultz Family Papers

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

Summary

Creator: Schultz family.
Title: Thomas Britton Schultz Family Papers
Dates: 1980-2013
Size: 1.5 linear feet
Abstract: Materials related to Thomas Schultz, 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 Thomas Britton Schultz

Thomas Britton Schultz (1968-1988) was among the 270 victims of the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland on December 21, 1988. A junior at Ohio Wesleyan University, he was enrolled in Syracuse University's Division of International Programs Abroad (DIPA) in London. Thomas was pursuing a double major in history, politics, and government, and planned on attending law school. He was posthumously awarded his bachelor's degree from Ohio Wesleyan.

Tom was a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity, and a two-year letter holder in track and cross country. Professor Michael Good remembered "he was the kind of student you pray for. He was a sponge. Every experience or piece of information you could give him, he would absorb." He was survived by his parents, John and Jane Schultz, as well as his paternal and maternal grandmothers and two uncles. He was buried alongside his younger brother, Andrew, who died in 1978. Thomas' mother, Jane, was instrumental in advocating for the construction of a permanent memorial to the victims of Pan Am 103. Her contributions to this work resulted in the dedication of the Memorial Cairn at Arlington National Cemetery in November of 1995.

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Scope and Content Note

The Thomas Britton Schultz Family Papers contains materials related to Thomas Schultz, one of the 35 students killed in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland while studying abroad through Syracuse University's Division of International Programs Abroad (DIPA). Also included are materials related to various memorials for the victims of Pan Am 103. The collection is divided into the following series:

Audiovisual material consists of a DVD, VHS tape, and audiocassette with media related to Tom or his family following the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103.

Clippings contains newspaper clippings and articles related to Tom and the tragedy, as well as clippings from the 25th Anniversary of the bombing.

Correspondence includes condolences and letters of sympathy sent to the Schultz family. This series also contains correspondence between Tom's mother, Jane Schultz, and two U.S. presidents, George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton.

Memorials consists of church service programs, obituaries, prayer cards, and other materials that serve to memorialize Tom and the other victims of Pan Am Flight 103. Also included in this series are many materials related to the dedication of the Memorial Cairn at Arlington National Cemetery.

Photographs contains photographs from the dedication of the Memorial Cairn and various photographs of Tom, from both his semester abroad in London and earlier in his life.

Subject files includes yearbooks, booklets, and other materials related to Tom or his family. There are three yearbooks in this series, one from Tom's high school and the other two from Ohio Wesleyan University and Syracuse University, both containing memorial messages for Tom.

Writings contains two items: a magazine article about Jane Schultz's experience as an advocate following the bombing and her relationship with her son and a personal statement written by Tom.

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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

Access to recordings requires advance notice to produce a use copy.

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 Thomas Britton Schultz Family Papers. Related collections include:

On Eagles' Wings Collection

Sarah Susannah Buchanan Philipps Family Papers

Pan Am 103 Individuals Collection

Remembrance Quilt Collection

Tom Foster Papers

Victims of Pan Am Flight 103, Inc. Collection

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Selected Search Terms

Names

Schultz family.
Schultz, Thomas Britton.
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.
Clippings files.
Correspondence.
DVDs.
Photographs.
School yearbooks.
Sound recordings.
VHS.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Thomas Britton Schultz Family Papers,
Pan Am Flight 103/Lockerbie Air Disaster Archives
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Gift of John and Jane Schultz between 2006 and 2021.

Processing Information

Materials were housed in acid-free folders and boxes.

Finding Aid Information

Created by: Vanessa L. St.Oegger-Menn
Date: 2015 March
Revision history: Jan 2016 - Inventory added (VSOM); June 2018 - Inventory updated (VSOM); Dec 2021 - Box 3 added, stylistic changes (EMB)

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Arrangement

Materials are arranged alphabetically within series.

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Inventory

Audiovisual material
Box 2 Beyond chance, show 13: Thomas Schultz 9 December 2000 - A family is reunited after the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie. Beyond Chance Show: Season 2, Episode 13 - Thomas Schultz. (VHS; running time 60:00) (ID#: pa103_schultz_thomas_av_00001)
Box 2 Thomas Schultz AVC 5.3, Pan Am 103 undated (1/8 inch audio cassette; running time 8:31) (ID#: pa103_schultz_thomas_av_00002)
Box 2 Thomas Schultz memorial services, news clips 1988-1989 (DVD) (ID#: pa103_schultz_thomas_av_00003)
Clippings
Box 1 25th anniversary 2013
Box 1 General 1988-1999, undated (3 folders)
Correspondence
Box 1 Bush, George H.W. 1989 April-1991 May
Box 1 Clinton, Bill 1994 January, 1995 November
Box 1 Schultz family 1988-1999
Memorials
Box 1 Memorial Cairn, Arlington National Cemetery 1993 December 21, 1995 November 3
Box 1 Pan Am 103 memorials 1989-2008, undated
Box 1 Pine Island camp cabin 1990-1991
Box 1 Thomas Britton Schultz 1988 December-1990 May
Photographs
Box 1 Dedication of Memorial Cairn, Arlington National Cemetery - scanned while on loan from Jane Schultz 1995 November 3
 Jane Schultz and President Bill Clinton at Memorial Cairn (black and white)
 Jane Schultz and President Bill Clinton
 President Bill Clinton and Hillary Rodham Clinton at Memorial Cairn
 Signed photograph of President Bill Clinton and Jane Schultz
 Signed photograph of Jane Schultz with Tony Lake
 Crowd surrounding Memorial Cairn
 Jane Schultz with Madeline Albright
 Plaque on Memorial Cairn
 Scottish pip and drum band
 Government officials at dedication of Memorial Cairn. Includes Joseph Lieberman, Ted Kennedy, Madeline Albright, and Janet Reno.
 Jane Schultz with President Bill Clinton, and man in uniform.
 George Williams, President Bill Clinton, and Jane Schultz
 Dais and color guard
 Dais with Memorial Cairn in foreground
 Jane Schultz speaking at dedication of Memorial Cairn.
 Reverend Patrick Keegans speaking at dedication of Memorial Cairn.
 George Williams speaking at dedication of Memorial Cairn.
 Rt. Honorable Sir Hector Monro speaking at dedication of Memorial Cairn.
 Rt. Honorable Sir Hector Monro presenting model Cairn to President Bill Clinton.
 President Bill Clinton speaking at dedication of Memorial Cairn.
 President Bill Clinton and Jane Schultz on dais.
 Medium shot of President Bill Clinton and Jane Schulz on dais.
 Children and families unveiling base of Memorial Cairn.
 President Bill Clinton and Jane Schultz approaching Memorial Cairn.
 Memorial Cairn. President Bill Clinton and Jane Schultz, in background. Children in foreground.
 President Bill Clinton with children of victims of Pan Am Flight 103.
 President Bill Clinton greeting attendees of dedication of Memorial Cairn.
 President Bill Clinton shaking hands with George Williams. Jane Schultz in center.
 President Bill Clinton shaking hands with Jane Schultz. George Williams at left.
Box 1 Thomas Britton Schultz 1980-1989
 Thomas Schultz (center) weekend in Amsterdam with DIPA pals - October 1988
 Thomas Schultz (left) at Stonehenge, with fellow students from Ohio Wesleyan
 Thomas Schultz (center) at Stonehenge with DIPA pals from Ohio Wesleyan - September 1988
 Thomas Schultz (left, wearing sunglasses) weekend in Amsterdam with DIPA students - October 1988
 Thomas Schultz (center) weekend in Amsterdam with Ohio Wesleyan DIPA pals - October 1988
 Thomas Schultz in Poole, England - October 1988
 Thomas Schultz in Paris - November 1988
 Thomas Schultz at Coyle Castle, England - October 1988
 Thomas Schultz (right) with J.P. Flynn. Flatmates at Campden Hill Towers, Notting Hill Gate.
 Jack, Thomas, and Jane Schultz with dog, Butch. Belgrade Lakes, Maine - August 1988
 Last photo of Thomas Schultz taken by Jane Schultz, at his flat in Notting Hill Gate - November 1988
 Garden of Remembrance, Dryfesdale Cemetery, Lockerbie. White plaque in background is for Thomas Schultz.
 Marker placed in the wall at the Garden of Remembrance, Dryfesdale Cemetery, Lockerbie.
 Road to Garden of Remembrance, Dryfesdale Cemetery, Lockerbie
 Stones at the Garden of Remembrance, Dryfesdale Cemetery, Lockerbie
 Sign for Dryfesdale Cemetery and Garden of Remembrance.
 Thomas Schultz (center left) with fellow Ohio Wesleyan DIPA students - October 1988
Subject files
Box 1 National Jewish Center for Immunology and Respiratory Medicine retail and fashion industries dinner - dance in honor of Jack Schultz 1989 June 8
Box 3 Ohio Wesleyan University le bijou yearbook 1990
Box 3 Ohio Wesleyan University posthumous diploma 1990 May
Box 1 Suffield Academy commencement programs 1986 May 24
Box 3 Suffield Academy the pioneer yearbook 1986
Box 3 Syracuse University Onondagan yearbook 1989
Writings
Box 1 Jane Schultz 1991
Box 1 Thomas Britton Schultz circa 1988

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