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Frederick Sandford "Sandy" Phillips Papers

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

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


Photograph of Federick Sandford Phillips

Frederick Sandford "Sandy" Phillips, born May 8, 1961 in Fayetteville, Arkansas, was a student at Syracuse University's School of Management. Sandy, also affectionately known as "The Sandman," had returned to his academic studies at age 27, after several years of working in the business world. After just one year on campus, Sandy was elected Administrative Vice President of the Student Government Association (SGA). He was a talented musician, athlete, and poet, whose gifts live on through his friends, family, and poetry. Sandy was survived by his mother, Caroline Stevenson; his father and stepmother, Chester Phillips and Mary Cockrill; two brothers, Clark and Douglas; and a stepsister, Lila Pearsall.

From YOU's: A Collection of Poetry, written by Sandy:

Flowers that bloom know their beauty

will be short lived and that soon they

must return to the earth to nourish

other living things.

Alive with color and the warmth of the

sun, they ask only that we stop for a

moment to draw in their fragrance and

beauty. Have the strength to be that


Scope and Content Note

The Frederick Sandford "Sandy" Phillips Papers contain materials related to "Sandy" Phillips, one of the 35 Syracuse University students killed in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland. Materials include series for Audiovisual materials, including a recording of Sandy's goodbye phone message; Clippings, primarily from December 1988; Memorabilia; a Scrapbook of Sandy's life compiled by his mother, and duplicated for this collection; and Sandy's Writings, containing two copies of YOU's: A Collection of Poetry.

Alternative Formats

Selected materials from this collection may be available digitally. Please contact the archivist for further information on accessing the materials.


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 Frederick Sandford "Sandy" Phillips Papers. Related collections include:

On Eagles' Wings Collection

Syracuse University: Individuals Collection

Syracuse University: Remembrance Quilt Collection

Selected Search Terms


Phillips, Frederick Sandford.
Syracuse University -- History.
Syracuse University.

Associated Titles

YOU's: A Collection of Poetry.


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.
Compact discs.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Frederick Sandford "Sandy" Phillips Papers,
Pan Am Flight 103/Lockerbie Air Disaster Archives
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

The Frederick Sandford "Sandy" Phillips Papers were donated by his mother, Caroline Stevenson, in 2009.

Processing Information

The Frederick Sandford "Sandy" Phillips Papers are fully processed. Materials have been removed from original binders, and re-housed in archival folders. Clippings have been photocopied for preservation purposes.


This collection remains in its original order.

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