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Pan Am 103 Individuals Collection

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

Finding aid created by: Cara A. Howe
Date: 2012

Historical Note

The folders in this collection were originally confined to only the 35 victims who had been enrolled in Syracuse University's Division of International Programs Abroad (DIPA). These materials related to the individuals' time at SU and also contained news clippings, obituaries, and other items that came to the notice of the Archives staff. This collection was then expanded to include information found on any of the 270 victims onboard the plane and eventually, as well as materials relating to eye-witnesses in Lockerbie, investigators, lawyers, and other people who were somehow tied to the bombing and its aftermath. These materials were only collected sporadically or as they came to notice, but, recently, the Archives has begun actively searching for information relating to all the 270 victims. Some of these folders contain more material than others, but the Archives hopes to eventually have a file for each individual who died on Pan Am Flight 103.

Scope and Content Note

The Pan Am 103 Individuals Collection contains information on Syracuse University victims, Non-Syracuse University victims, and Non-victims who had some relationship to the Pan Am Flight 103 bombing. The Syracuse University victims series has a file for each of the 35 students killed on Pan Am 103. These files contain various university records that are not restricted, along with newspaper articles, obituaries, memorials and other items that the Archives has collected. The Non-Syracuse University victims and Non-victims series files generally contain less material since they have no campus records. These are mostly materials found online and in newspapers, but usually contain some biographical information on the individual.


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.

Related Material

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

On Eagles' Wings Collection

Victim and Family Collections

Selected Search Terms


Syracuse University -- History.
Syracuse University.


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).

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

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

Acquisition Information

Some of the materials in the Syracuse University victims series of the Pan Am 103 Individuals Collection were donated by the Office of Undergraduate Studies at Syracuse University. The majority of the materials in all three series were collected by Archives staff.

Processing Information

The Pan Am 103 Individuals Collection is processed.


The Pan Am 103 Individuals Collection is arranged alphabetically within each series.

Table of Contents

Syracuse University victims

Non-Syracuse University victims