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Pan Am 103 Anniversaries 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

Pan Am Flight 103 was destroyed by a terrorist bomb on December 21, 1988. Onboard the plane were 35 students studying abroad with Syracuse University. A total of 270 individuals died in the skies and on the ground at Lockerbie, Scotland as a result of the bombing. Since that date anniversaries have been commemorated at various locations from the village of Lockerbie to Arlington National Cemetery in Washington D.C. Each year during Remembrance Week, Syracuse University honors the 270 people killed. Particular attention is paid to milestone anniversaries every five years.

Scope and Content Note

The Pan Am 103 Anniversaries Collection contains series for the 10th Anniversary, 15th Anniversary, 20th Anniversary, 25th Anniversary, and 30th Anniversary of the disaster. Series each contain a variety of materials including clippings, committee records, correspondence, memorabilia, printed materials and subject files.


Access Restrictions:

School, college and department records are restricted to the office of origin for 30 years. Requests to use restricted records must be obtained in writing from the office of origin.

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 Anniversaries Collection. Related collections include:

Lockerbie Collection

Pan Am Flight 103 Audiovisual Collection

Victims of Pan Am Flight 103, Inc. Collection

Selected Search Terms


Syracuse University -- History.
Syracuse University.


Pan Am Flight 103 Bombing Incident, 1988.
Terrorism -- Government Policy -- United States -- History.
Terrorism -- Government Policy -- United States.
Terrorism -- History -- 20th Century.
Lockerbie (Scotland)

Types of Material

Programs (documents)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

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

Acquisition Information

Gift of Callum Moffat in 2018. Transferred from the Office of Undergraduate Studies in 2012 and the Syracuse University London Center in 2009.

Processing Information

The Pan Am 103 Anniversaries Collection is housed in acid-free folders and archival boxes.


The collection is arranged alphabetically within each series.

Table of Contents

10th Anniversary

15th Anniversary

20th Anniversary

25th Anniversary

30th Anniversary