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Eric and Jason Coker Collection

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


Finding aid created by: Anna Smallwood & Vanessa L. St.Oegger-Menn
Date: March 2015



Biography

Photograph of Eric and Jason Coker

Eric and Jason Coker, twin brothers from Mendham, New Jersey, were born on April 23, 1968. They were traveling home from London after completing a semester abroad with Syracuse University's Division of International Programs Abroad (DIPA) when they were killed in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103.


Eric was a junior majoring in economics at the University of Rochester. He was a member of the Newman Club, the Meridian Club, and the Economics Council Organization. Eric also helped plan many university ski trips.


Jason was a junior at the Newhouse School of Syracuse University, majoring in communications. Jason was a member of the Daily Orange staff and was co-founder of World Watch, an international current affairs club.


Eric and Jason were survived by their parents, Thomas Coker and Barbara Primeau; their stepmother, Dorothy Coker; their stepbrothers, Bruce, Scott and Brian Norwell; their sister, Julie Norwell; and their half-brothers, Tom and Scott Bauer.


Scope and Content Note

The Eric and Jason Coker Collection contains clippings, correspondence, photographs, and other materials related to Eric and Jason Coker, twin brothers studying abroad through Syracuse University's Division of International Programs Abroad (DIPA) and killed in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103. This collection is separated into nine series. The Clippings series contains newspaper articles regarding the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 as well as clippings about the people whose lives were lost. Correspondence contains the letters and notes from Eric and Jason, as well as their mother Barbara Primeau. The Eric and Jason Coker series contains photographs the twins took, and their written works from college and high school. The Funeral for Eric and Jason Coker series contains materials surrounding their funeral. Mass Cards contains all of the Mass cards given in memory of Eric and Jason Coker. Memorials includes any memorial that was placed or held in memory of Eric and Jason Coker, or in memory of the Pam Am Flight 103. Victims Groups series contains information from the Victims of Pan Am Flight 103, Inc., and trial information. The Lauren O'Donnell Donation contains photographs from the fall of 1988, some of which include Eric and Jason Coker. The Michael Toole Donation includes photographs, clippings, correspondence and other materials related to Eric and Jason Coker.


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.


Related Material

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

On Eagles' Wings Collection

Syracuse University: Individuals Collection

Syracuse University: Malcolm Ingram Papers

Syracuse University: Remembrance Quilt Collection


Selected Search Terms

Names

Coker, Eric.
Coker, Jason.
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

Clippings files.
Correspondence.
Photographs.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Eric and Jason Coker Collection,
Pan Am Flight 103/Lockerbie Air Disaster Archives
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Materials in the Eric and Jason Coker Collection were donated by Barbara Primeau, Mike Toole, and Lauren O'Donnell between 2007 and 2013.

Processing Information

This collection has been fully processed and placed in archival boxes and folders in alphabetical order by folder title.


Arrangement

This collection was divided into series and placed in alphabetical order. Donations by Michael Toole and Lauren O'Donnell were placed after those from Barbara Primeau.


Table of Contents

Clippings

Correspondence

Eric and Jason Coker

Funeral for Eric and Jason Coker

Mass Cards

Memorials

Victims' Group

Lauren O'Donnell Donation

Michael Toole Donation


Inventory