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Pan Am 103 College of Law Collection

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

Summary

Creator: Syracuse University College of Law
Title: Pan Am 103 College of Law Collection
Dates: 1948-2006
Size: 30 Boxes, 15 Linear Feet
Abstract: The Pan Am 103 College of Law Collection contains materials pertaining to the involvement of Syracuse University's College of Law in the Lockerbie Trial Families Project, as well as general materials related to Pan Am Flight 103 collected and produced by the college.
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 Syracuse University College of Law is an American Bar Association accredited law school founded in 1895. During the 2000-2002 trial of Abdel Basset Ali al-Megrahi and Lamen Khalifah Fhimah, the individuals charged with the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 on December 21 1988, it played a vital role in keeping the families of the 270 victims up-to-date on the proceedings. Through funding provided by the U.S Department of Justice Office of Victims of Crime, the law school created and managed an innovative website, The Lockerbie Trial Families Project. This password-protected website offered impartial daily information on the goings-on in the courtroom at Camp van Zeist in the Netherlands.

Dean's Distinguished Research Scholar and Professor of Law Donna E. Artz founded and directed the Lockerbie Trial Families Project at Syracuse University. During her time at Syracuse she served as the director of the Center for Global Law and Practice and founded and directed the Sierra Leone Project, where faculty and students assisted the Office of the Prosecutor of the Special Court for Sierra Leone, which was established by the United Nations and the country's government at the end of the decade-long Sierra Leone civil war. Donna Artz passed away on November 15, 2008.

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Scope and Content Note

The Pan Am 103 College of Law Collection contains 8 series: Biographies, Book reviews, Clippings, Lockerbie trial, Lockerbie Trial Families Project Website, Memorabilia, and Research.

Biographies details the lives of Norman McFadyen, Kathryn M. Turman and Michael Scharf.

Book reviews includes reviews on publications regarding the Lockerbie Air Disaster.

Clippings contains American and European newspaper articles. The dates range from December, 1988 to October, 2005 as well as some undated pieces.

Lockerbie trial includes the transcripts and related notes and articles from the trial of Abdel Basset Ali al-Megrahi and Lamen Khalifah Fhimah that ran from May 3, 2000 to January 31, 2001 and the appeal of Megrahi from January 23, 2002 to March 14, 2002. The series is missing Trial Day 63; because the trail ran for 86 non-consecutive days the exact date is unknown.

Lockerbie Trial Families Project Website contains information regarding the formation and maintenance of the website. Grant reports are included as well as correspondence with the victims' families and board members. There is also information on Donna Artz's visit to Camp van Zeist in the Netherlands.

Memorabilia holds a mousepad commemorating the Lockerbie Trial Families Project.

Media broadcast transcripts contains the transcripts of NPR and CNBC broadcasts.

Research contains information regarding national and international judicial systems, the investigation, the town of Lockerbie's reaction and recovery from the disaster, United States and international airline security, biographical information on the Pan Am 103 victims, and relevance of the September 11th and the Oklahoma City terror attacks.

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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 Pan Am 103 College of Law Collection. Related collections include:

Lockerbie Collection

Pan Am Flight 103 Audiovisual Collection

Pan Am Flight 103 Publications Collection

Richard A. Marquise Papers

Courtney L. Tucker Aviation Security Papers

Pan Am Flight 103 Story Archives Collection

Pan Am 103 Clippings Collection

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Selected Search Terms

Names

Artz, Donna.
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).

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Pan Am 103 College of Law Collection,
Pan Am Flight 103/Lockerbie Air Disaster Archives
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

The Pan Am 103 College of Law Collection was donated by Donna Artz and the Syracuse University College of Law in 2002.

Processing Information

The Pan Am 103 College of Law Collection is processed.

Finding Aid Information

Created by: Rachael Signy and Diana Chavez
Date: 2013
Revision history: Mar 2015 - Errors corrected; stylistic changes (VSOM); Apr 2015 - Updated to include recent additions (VSOM); Feb 2018 - Stylistic changes (VSOM)

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Arrangement

The Pan Am 103 College of Law Collection is arranged alphabetically by series and within each series.

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Inventory

Biographies
Box 1 McFayden, Norman undated
Box 1 Turman, Kathryn M. undated
Box 1 Scharf, Michael undated
Clippings
Box 1 Collective Pan Am 103 families activism 1989–2002, undated
Box 1 Columbia Journalism Review 28 December 1988–3 December 1999, undated
Box 1 European families activism 7 May 1998–29 May 2002
Box 1 “The Guardian” 1 February 2001-7 February 2001
Box 1 Trial 31 August 1998–27 September 2002
Box 2 UK Families of Flight 103 activism 30 April 1998-19 March 2002, undated
Box 2 Victims of Pan Am 103, Inc. [United States family group] 11 May 1989–25 October 2005, undated (2 Folders)
Correspondence
Box 2 Turman, Kathryn M. 11 December 2000
Lockerbie trial
Box 3 Appeals 10 February 2002–12 September 2002
Box 3 Case proceedings 2000–2004 undated
Box 3 Days 1-9 transcripts 3-24 May 2000 (9 folders)
Box 4 Days 10-13 transcripts 25 May 2000-1 Jun 2000 (4 folders)
Box 5 Days 14-17 transcripts 2-7 June 2000 (4 folders)
Box 6 Days 18-22 transcripts 8-16 June 2000 (5 folders)
Box 7 Days 23-27 transcripts 19-23 June 2000 (5 folders)
Box 8 Days 28-32 transcripts 27 June 2000-12 July 2000 (5 folders)
Box 9 Days 33-36 transcripts 14-19 July 2000 (4 folders)
Box 10 Days 37-43 transcripts 20 July 2000-24 August 2000 (7 folders)
Box 11 Days 44-51 transcripts 25 August 2000-27 September 2000 (8 folders)
Box 12 Days 52-57 transcripts 28 September 2000-6 October 2000 (6 folders)
Box 13 Days 58-67 transcripts 9 October 2000-10 November 2000 (9 folders)
Box 14 Days 68-72 transcripts 14-20 November 2000 (5 folders)
Box 15 Days 73-79 transcripts 21 November 2000-10 January 2001 (7 folders)
Box 16 Days 80-86 transcripts 11-31 January 2001 (7 folders)
 Day 86 trial transcript
Box 17 Key trial transcripts: 11 July 2000-5 December 2000
Box 17 Libyan reform 4 December 1998-27 February 2003
Box 17 Libyan sanctions 25 November 1991-9 February 2001, undated
Box 17 Mr. Keen's case argument for Megrahi and Fhimah 28 November 2000
Box 17 Pan Am 103 families civil litigation 1989-2002, undated
Box 18 Trial appeal days 1-5 transcripts 23-28 January 2002 (5 folders)
Box 19 Trial appeal days 6-11 transcripts 29 January 2002-7 February 2002 (6 folders)
Box 20 Trial appeal days 12-15 transcripts 8-14 February 2002 (4 folders)
Box 20 Trial appeal flow chart 1June 1991-16 May 2001, undated
Box 20 Trial appeal research 1995-2001, undated
Box 20 Trial statistics: 20 January 2001-15 March 2007, undated
Box 20 Verdict 3 February 2001-8 October 2004, undated
Lockerbie Trial Families Project Website
Box 21 Accolades 1February 2001-27 March 2002, undated
Box 21 ADA research and correspondence 16 December 1999-24 August 2000, undated
Box 21 Administration and construction 16 December 1999-2 February 2000, undated
Box 21 Camp Zeist visit by Donna Artz 31 August 1998-14 March 2002
Box 21 Contact information 13 September 1999-21 March 2003, undated
Box 22 Copyright issues 23 October 1999-10 June 2000, undated
Box 22 Copyright letters 1 December 1999-7 February 2000, undated
Box 22 Correspondence 10 February 1999-3 March 2005, undated
Box 22 Correspondence with families 5 May 2000-11 September 2001
Box 22 Correspondence between board members 3 March 2000-5 July 2000, undated
Box 22 Database 15 February 2002-7 July 2002, undated
Box 22 Department of Justice visit 14 September 1999-1 October 1999, undated
Box 22 Families activism surveys 1 October 1999-2 January 2002, undated
Box 22 Grant reports 1 January 2000-1 June 2001, undated
Box 22 List of people involved in website undated
Box 22 Lockerbie Trial Families Project compact disc 6 June 2001, undated
Box 22 N York City remote courtroom visits 9 May 2000-5 December 2000, undated
Box 22 Publicity 2 May 2000-9 September 2000, undated
Box 22 Research and deposit records 24 January 200-26 February 2003, undated
Box 23 Training manual April 2000-November 2001
Box 23 Website planning meeting [Albany, New York] 15 September 1999-10 October 1999
Box 23 Website research 1 September 1999-28 January 2001, undated
Box 23 Weekly appeal highlights 23 January 2002-14 February 2002
Media broadcast transcripts
Box 23 CNBC News, "Rivera Live" 3 May 2000
Box 23 National Public Radio [NPR] 25 May 2000-11 July 2000
Memorabilia
Box 23 Lockerbie Trial Families Project mousepad undated
Box 23 Poetry undated
Box 23 Stickers undated
Box 23 Westminster Abbey act of remembrance on the 10th anniversary of the Lockerbie disaster 21 December 1998
Research
Box 24 9/11 American courtroom 22 November 2000-28 July 2001, undated
Box 24 9/11 and Pan Am Flight 103 connections 12 October 2001-9 September 2002
Box 24 9/11 and Pan Am Flight 103 memorials 26 February 2002-10 August 2003
Box 24 9/11 and the Syracuse University community 17 September 2001-10 October 2001
Box 24 9/11 Reacting and coping as a nation 11 March 2002-28 January 2006, undated
Box 24 9/11-related publications and media 31 December 2001-10 April 2006, undated
Box 24 9/11 Victim compensation 1 October 2001-17 June 2002, undated
Box 24 9/11 Victims' families: activism and coping 16 September 2001-1 April 2003, undated
Box 24 Air India Flight 182 1November 2004-4 May 2005, undated
Box 24 Airline security pre-9/11 May 28, 1990-September 30, 2001, undated
Box 25 Airline security post-9/11 16 January 2002-3 February 2002, undated
Box 25 Biographical data of Lockerbie and Pan Am victims 29 December 1988-21 December 2001
Box 29 Bombing and hunt for suspects 20 October 1997- 20 August 2002
Box 25 Canadian justice system undated
Box 25 Case law 27 November 1948-7 July 1998
Box 25 Combined courts of the United Kingdom 22 December 1925-30 January 2002
Box 25 Conspiracy theories and the Middle East context of Pan Am 103 [part 1] 4 July 1988-18 September 2002, undated
Box 26 Conspiracy theories and the Middle East context of Pan Am 103 [part 2] 4 July 1998-12 September 2002, undated
Box 26 Courtrooms of other countries 24 July 2001-14 April 2002, undated
Box 26 Dershowitz, Alan [Megrahi's appeal lawyer] October 2000-August 2001, undated
Box 26 Department of State, Services for Victims of Crime Abroad January 1990
Box 26 Department of State suspect fact sheets 12 July 2000
Box 26 Eichmann trial Israeli courtroom 4 May 1989-28 July 2001, undated
Box 26 Expert testimony 2 September 1997, undated
Box 29 The Fall of Pan Am 103, by Brian Duffy and Steven Emerson 13 May 1990
Box 27 Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act Amendment 18 December 1998-8 October 2004
Box 27 Georgia Nucci visit, Pan am 103 notes 12 August 1988-16 January 2002, undated
Box 27 Lockerbie, Scotland: reacting and coping as site of disaster 21 December 1988-4 February 2001, undated
Box 27 Lockerbie: the story and the lessons, by Rodney Wellis 6 June 2001
Box 27 Immunity 18 October 1962- 4 February 2000
Box 27 International criminal justice November 2002-August 2003, undated
Box 27 Media effects: a Newhouse School of Communications panel discussion 2-3 November 2002
Box 28 Nucci investigation into Pan Am 103 bombing 13 April 1976-26 February 1991, undated
Box 28 Oklahoma bombing 15 March 2002-11 June 2002
Box 28 Pan Am Flight 103, by Susan and Daniel Cohen undated
Box 28 Pan Am Flight 103 archive 29 September 1999
Box 28 Pan Am Flight 103 Remembrance Scholarships 22 October 1999
Box 28 Scottish court proceedings February 1977-April 1996, undated (2 folders)
Box 29 Scottish courtroom 31 March 2000-24 January 2007, undated
Box 29 Scottish law experts 12 May 1999-19 March 2001, undated
Box 29 Scottish law resources and reference 19 May 1999-22 February 2002, undated
Box 29 Settlement and victims' families compensation 2003-2004, undated
Box 29 Trail of the octopus 5 April 1997 undated
Box 29 Trail of the octopus, and the Media and disasters undated
Box 29 Transition issues 20 October 1992-19 June 2000, undated
Box 29 Treaties 21 July 1971-3 July 1986
Box 30 United States counter terrorism efforts, 1985- 2002 12 March 1996-30 April 2002 undated
Box 30 United States counter terrorism efforts, 1988-1991 November 1988-November 1991
Box 30 United States criminal justice system 2000-2005
Box 30 UTA Flight 772 2 October 1989-14 March 2001
Box 30 Victims' rights, victim empowerment, and the Lockerbie disaster by Donna Artz [unpublished] 21 December 1989-11 April 2006, undated
Box 29 "The Women of Lockerbie" 29 April 2003

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