Collection inventory

Finding Aids
printer friendly version

Pan Am 103 Correspondence 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 103 Correspondence Collection
Dates: 1988-2008
Size: 1 box, .5 linear foot
Abstract: The Pan Am 103 Correspondence Collection contains both incoming and outgoing correspondence from various departments of Syracuse University, including the Office of the Chancellor, following the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103.
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

Among the 270 victims of the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland were 35 students returning home from study abroad through Syracuse University. Following the tragedy, members of the University community, including Chancellor Melvin Eggers, were in regular contact with the media, the student body, the public, investigating agencies, victims' families, and the town of Lockerbie. The correspondence contained in this collection represents a sample of the types of communications that occurred between Syracuse University and others impacted by the bombing of Pan Am 103. These materials were deposited with the Archives by the Office of Undergraduate Studies, and the Office of the Chancellor.

Return to top

Scope and Content Note

Materials in the Pan Am 103 Correspondence Collection represent a portion of communications between selected offices of Syracuse University and various individuals and communities impacted by the bombing of Pan Am 103. The items in this collection have been arranged by subject, and include: correspondence related to the December 21, 1988 basketball came played at the University's Carrier Dome; Chancellor Melvin Eggers' letters to the families of the 35 students killed in the bombing; press releases from various Syracuse University departments pertaining to events related to the legacy of Pan Am 103 on campus; communications with the community of Lockerbie; and various other topics. This collection includes a small number of oversized items.

Return to top

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.

Return to top

Related Material

The Pan Am Flight 103 Archives contains additional materials and information related to the Pan Am 103 Correspondence Collection. Related collections include:

Condolences Collection

Pan Am 103 Office of Undergraduate Studies Collection

Return to top

Selected Search Terms

Names

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).

Types of material

Correspondence.

Return to top

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

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

Acquisition Information

Materials in the Pan Am 103 Correspondence Collection were deposited by the Office of Undergraduate Studies, and the Office of the Chancellor. This collection consists of materials originally found in the Syracuse University: Subject Files Collection, which has been dismantled in order to from several smaller collections.

Processing Information

The Pan Am 103 Correspondence Collection is fully processed

Finding Aid Information

Created by: Vanessa L. St.Oegger-Menn
Date: Nov 2015
Revision history:

Return to top

Arrangement

The Pan Am 103 Correspondence Collection is arranged alphabetically by file name.

Return to top

Inventory

Correspondence
Box 1 Basketball Controversy December 22, 1988-March 15, 1989
MC 21-2 Chancellor Eggers' Correspondence with Elizabeth Philipps 1988-1989
Contains oversize photograph of roommates Alexia Tsairis, Susie Ziegelbaum, Sarah Philipps, Julianne Kelly, and Melissa Martin in front of 15 Elgin Crescent, Kensington, London.
Box 1 Chancellor Eggers' Letters to Families December 23, 1988-June 13, 1989
Box 1 Chancellor Eggers' Trip to Lockerbie March-April 1990
Box 1 Commencement 1989 March-May 1989
Box 1 Community Response May 1989-October 1990
Box 1 David Mundell (Member of Parliament) Trip to Syracuse 2008
Box 1 Dryfesdale Cemetery Visitors' Center 2001
Box 1 Establishment of Pan Am 103 Archives August 6, 1990
Box 1 Government Reaction December 1988-October 2013
FC 2-3 Government Reaction - Oversize December 1988-October 2013
Box 1 Hoaxes and Conspiracy Theories 1988-1989
Box 1 Lists of Students Killed on Pan Am 103 circa 1988
Box 1 Lockerbie Memorial Dedication February 1989-June 1990
Box 1 Lockerbie One-Year Commemoration November 1989-January 1990
Box 1 Lockerbie Report 1991
Box 1 Neil McIntosh (Chief Executive, Dumfries, Scotland) Trip to Syracuse March-August 1989
Box 1 Press Releases 1989-1996
Box 1 Research Requests Sent to Vice President of Undergraduate Studies 1989-1990
Box 1 Syracuse Lacrosse Team Trip to Lockerbie December 1989-May 1991
Box 1 TWA Flight 800 1996
Box 1 Undergraduate Studies Staff Trip to Lockerbie April 1990-March 1992
Box 1 University Reaction December 22, 1988-March 23, 1989

Return to top