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Suzanne Marie Miazga Family Papers

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

Summary

Creator: Miazga, Suzanne Marie.
Title: Suzanne Marie Miazga Family Papers
Dates: 1986-2006
Size: 4 boxes, 1 oversize; 2 linear feet
Abstract: The Suzanne Marie Miazga Family Papers contain materials related to Suzanne Miazga, one of 35 Syracuse University students killed in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland. Materials include clippings, trial and government documents, photographs, Suzanne's diary and examples of her coursework, and various documents related to the aftermath 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/

Biography

Photograph of Suzanne Marie Miazga

Suzanne Marie Miazga was a graduate student earning her master's degree in social work from Syracuse University's College of Human Development. She was returning from a semester in London, during which she had worked as a counselor in the drug dependency unity of St. Mary's Hospital. Suzanne had also worked as a counselor for drug and alcohol abusers at the Benjamin Rush Center in Syracuse. She was remembered by coworkers as congenial and intelligent. "She was marvelous. She was able to establish a great rapport with patients."

Suzanne saw traveling to London as a chance to grow. In a letter home to her mother she said she wanted to "live life and not just exist." Her time overseas allowed Suzanne the opportunity to see other parts of Europe, as well. She traveled to Italy during a visit from her mother; visited France; and spent time in Switzerland with friends. Suzanne wrote in her diary about her trip through the Alps, remembering it as one of the highlights of her time abroad.

Originally from Utica, New York, Suzanne was an alumna of Mohawk Valley Community College, where she majored in family services. She later earned her bachelor's degree from Syracuse University, before continuing on to work on her graduate degree. Suzanne was also a licensed real estate agent. She was survived by her mother, Anna Marie; her father, Richard; and two sisters, Judy Dios and Linda Smith.

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Scope and Content Note

The Suzanne Marie Miazga Family Papers contain materials related to Suzanne Miazga, one of 35 Syracuse University students killed in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland. Materials include clippings, trial and government documents, photographs, Suzanne's diary and examples of her coursework, and various documents related to the aftermath of Pan Am Flight 103. The collection has been divided into the following series:

Audiovisual contains a recording of "As I Turn to the Father," a memorial song written by Pam Majka, as well as the lyrics of same.

Clippings includes articles about Suzanne Miazga, the investigation of the bombing of Pan Am 103, the trial of Abdel Basset al-Megrahi and Lamen Khalifah Fhimah, and other topics relevant to the aftermath of the tragedy. The clippings are arranged chronologically, with items from a clippings scrapbook being maintained in their original order.

Correspondence consists of primarily incoming correspondence to Suzanne's father, Richard Miazga, and is arranged alphabetically by correspondent. Files include letters and cards of condolence; correspondence with Syracuse University; letters from various government offices; and information about the Suzanne Miazga Memorial Scholarship at her high school alma mater, Oriskany Central School.

Coursework contains one item: "The Road to Prosperity" board game created by Suzanne in 1987 as a class project.

Legal Files from Speiser, Krause, Madole, and Nolan related to litigation against Pan American World Airways, Inc. comprise the bulk of this series.

Memorials and Services contains materials pertaining to various memorial services for the victims of Pan Am 103 in the United States, Scotland, and at Syracuse University.

Photographs includes a small selection of photographs of Suzanne, including photographs from her semester abroad.

Writings consists of a copy of Suzanne's diary from her semester in London.

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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

Materials pertaining to the Victims of Pan Am Flight 103, Inc., Families of Pan Am 103/Lockerbie, and the Remembrance and Lockerbie Scholars have been separated and placed in the appropriate collections. Audiovisual materials have been placed in the Pan Am Flight 103 Audiovisual Collection. Legal files from Julian & Pertz are restricted, and have been removed from this collection.

The Pan Am Flight 103 Archives contains additional materials and information related to the Suzanne Marie Miazga Family Papers. Related collections include:

Matthew Cox Papers

On Eagles' Wings Collection

Pan Am Flight 103 Story Archives Collection

Syracuse University: Individuals Collection

Syracuse University: Remembrance/Lockerbie Scholars Collection

Syracuse University: Remembrance Quilt Collection

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Selected Search Terms

Names

Miazga, Suzanne Marie.
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.
Photographs.
Trials.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Suzanne Marie Miazga Family Papers,
Pan Am Flight 103/Lockerbie Air Disaster Archives
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

The Suzanne Marie Miazga Family Papers were donated by Richard Miazga in 2008, and Anna Marie Miazga in 2010.

Processing Information

The Suzanne Marie Miazga Family Papers are fully processed. Clippings originally contained in a non-archival scrapbook have been removed and placed and in acid free folders for preservation purposes.

Finding Aid Information

Created by: Vanessa L. St.Oegger-Menn
Date: March 2015
Revision history: February 2016 - Inventory added (VSOM)

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Arrangement

Files are arranged alphabetically within each series with the exception of the Clippings series, which is arranged chronologically.

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Inventory

Audiovisual
Box 1 "As I Turn to the Father," by Pam Majka F/V 2647 1989, undated
Clippings
Box 1 1989
Box 1 1990
Box 1 1991
Box 1 1992
Box 1 1993
Box 1 1994
Box 1 1995-1997
Box 1 1998
Box 1 1999, 2003
Box 1 undated
Scrapbook
Box 1 December 1988, undated
Box 1 January-February 1989, undated
Box 1 December 1989-April 1990, undated
Box 1 "From the Ashes of Lockerbie a Romance Rises" February 13, 2006
Correspondence
Box 2 Condolences January-February 1989, undated
Box 2 Dumfries and Galloway Constabulary 1989-1990
Box 2 General 1989-2000
Box 2 HALT - An Organization of Americans for Legal Reform undated
Box 2 Jonathan Hoefer Illustration April 30, 1990
Box 2 Lockerbie Air Disaster Appeal Fund / Lockerbie Air Disaster Trust 1989-1991
Box 2 Pan American World Airways, Inc. 1989
Box 2 President's Commission on Aviation Security and Terrorism (PCAST) 1990
Box 2 Procurator Fiscal's Office, Lockerbie Incident Control Center 1990-1991
Box 2 Suzanne Miazga Memorial Scholarship, Oriskany Central School, Oriskany, New York 1989, undated
Syracuse University
Box 2 1988-1989
Box 2 1990-1991
Box 2 1993-1999, undated
Box 2 United States Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime 1999-2001
Box 2 United States Department of State 1989-1991
Box 2 George White September 1989
Coursework
FC 2-3 "The Road to Prosperity" Board Game 1987
Legal Files
Box 3 Power of Attorney Form (Germany) 1992
Speiser, Krause, Madole and Nolan
Box 3 1990-1992
Box 3 January 1993-February 1994
Box 3 July-December 1994
Box 3 1995-1996
Box 3 Speiser, Krause, Madole, Nolan and Granito 1997-2001, undated
Memorials and Services
Box 4 General 1989
Box 4 Lockerbie, Scotland 1989
Box 4 Memorial Cairn, Arlington National Cemetery 1993-1998
Box 4 No Greater Love 1984-1989
Box 4 Place of Remembrance, Syracuse University 1990
Box 4 Syracuse University 1989
Photographs
Box 4 Suzanne Miazga 1988, undated
Writings
Box 4 Suzanne Miazga's Diary 1988 Photocopy of original.

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