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Thomas Britton Schultz Family Papers

An inventory of the 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



Biography

Photograph of Thomas Britton Schultz

Thomas Britton Schultz (1968-1988) was among the 270 victims of the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland on December 21, 1988. A junior at Ohio Wesleyan University, he was enrolled in Syracuse University's Division of International Programs Abroad (DIPA) in London. Thomas was pursuing a double major in history, politics, and government, and planned on attending law school. He was posthumously awarded his bachelor's degree from Ohio Wesleyan.


Tom was a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity, and a two-year letter holder in track and cross country. Professor Michael Good remembered "he was the kind of student you pray for. He was a sponge. Every experience or piece of information you could give him, he would absorb." He was survived by his parents, John and Jane Schultz, as well as his paternal and maternal grandmothers and two uncles. He was buried alongside his younger brother, Andrew, who died in 1978. Thomas' mother, Jane, was instrumental in advocating for the construction of a permanent memorial to the victims of Pan Am 103. Her contributions to this work resulted in the dedication of the Memorial Cairn at Arlington National Cemetery in November of 1995.


Scope and Content Note

The Thomas Britton Schultz Family Papers contain materials related to Thomas Schultz, one of the 35 students killed in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland while studying abroad through Syracuse University's Division of International Programs Abroad (DIPA). Also included are materials related to various memorials for the victims of Flight 103. Collection materials includeAudiovisual material, Clippings, Correspondence, Memorials, Photographs, Subject files, and Writings.


Alternative Formats

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


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 Thomas Britton Schultz Family Papers. Related collections include:

On Eagles' Wings Collection

Sarah Susannah Buchanan Philipps Family Papers

Syracuse University: Individuals Collection

Syracuse University: Remembrance Quilt Collection

Tom Foster Papers

Victims of Pan Am Flight 103, Inc. Collection


Selected Search Terms

Names

Schultz, Thomas Britton.
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

Audiocassettes.
Clippings files.
Correspondence.
DVDs.
Photographs.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Thomas Britton Schultz Family Papers,
Pan Am Flight 103/Lockerbie Air Disaster Archives
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

The Thomas Britton Schultz Family Papers were donated by John and Jane Schultz between 2006 and 2014.

Processing Information

The Thomas Britton Schultz Family Papers are fully processed.


Table of Contents

Audiovisual material

Clippings

Correspondence

Memorials

Photographs

Subject files

Writings


Inventory