Finding aid created by: Ariana Spatola
Date: August 2019
|Creator:||Victims of Pan Am Flight 103, Inc.|
|Title:||Memorial Cairn at Arlington National Cemetery Records|
|Size:||5 boxes and 3 tubes, 17.75 linear feet|
|Abstract:||Planning documents, concept art, and committee files related to the construction of the Lockerbie Memorial Cairn at Arlington National Cemetery|
Pan Am Flight 103/Lockerbie Air Disaster Archives
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Ave., Suite 600
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010
The Lockerbie Memorial Cairn memorializes the loss of 270 lives in the bombing of Pan Am flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland on December 21, 1988 and is a gift of the people of Scotland to the people of the United States, financed entirely through private donations. Senate Joint Resolution 129, which designated Arlington National Cemetery as the site of the memorial cairn, was signed into law by President Clinton in November 1993. The groundbreaking ceremony was held December 21, 1993, the fifth anniversary of the disaster, and the Cairn was dedicated on November 3, 1995. Deirdre Fortune, wife of Pan Am 103 victim Robert Fortune, maintained extensive documentation of the design and construction process of the Cairn, including reports presented to National Security Advisor Tony Lake, the Commission of Fine Arts, and Secretary of the Army Togo West. These materials are included in this collection.
The Memorial Cairn at Arlington National Cemetery Records is comprised of materials pertaining to the design, construction, and dedication of the Lockerbie Memorial Cairn at Arlington National Cemetery. The Records contains series for Correspondence, Design, Photographs, Project management files, and Subject files. The Correspondence series contains both incoming and outgoing general correspondence related to various aspects of the fundraising, design, and planning of the Memorial Cairn. Included are letters to Haines Lundburg Waehler, the architectural firm which supplied pro-bono landscape architectural services including site design and orientation, materials selection, engineering services, and presentation and design drawings; Miller Druck Specialty Contracting, Inc., the firm employed as contractors for the Cairn; Donald T. Bogie, the Cairn's designer, and former Director of Environmental & Leisure Services for the Annandale & Eskdale District Council; and J. Clayton Bright, the sculptor who created the Cairn's dedication plaque. Bright is the brother of Pan Am 103 victim Nicholas Bright. The Design series includes original architectural drawings and conceptual artwork for the Cairn and surrounding grounds. The Photographs series includes photographs of the various construction phases of the Cairn, as well as members of the Victims of Pan Am Flight 103, Inc. Collected correspondence, planning documents, and reference files comprise the Project management files series. Finally, the Subject files series consists of materials related to various aspects of the Memorial Cairn and its planning process. These files include reports compiled for the Commission of Fine Arts and informational packets presented to the Victims of Pan Am Flight 103, Inc. membership by the Cairn Committee.
Selected materials from this collection have been digitized. Please contact the archivist for further information on accessing the materials.
Please note that financial records included in the planning binders in the Project management files series and the budget folder in the Subject files series are restricted.
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.
The Pan Am Flight 103 Archives contains additional materials and information related to the Memorial Cairn at Arlington National Cemetery Records. Related collections include:
Donald T. Bogie Papers
Francis J. Duggan Collection
Robert Gerard Fortune Family Papers
Christopher Andrew Jones Family Papers
Patricia Ann Klein Family Collection
On Eagles' Wings Collection
Thomas Britton Schultz Family Papers
Elia G. Stratis Family Papers
Pan Am 103 College of Law Collection
Victims of Pan Am Flight 103, Inc. Collection
Syracuse University -- History.
Victims of Pan Am Flight 103 Inc.
Arlington National Cemetery (Arlington, Va.)
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.
Types of Material
Architectural drawings (visual works)
Memorial Cairn at Arlington National Cemetery Records,
Pan Am Flight 103/Lockerbie Air Disaster Archives
Syracuse University Libraries
Deirdre Fortune donated the Memorial Cairn at Arlington National Cemetery Records in 2011 and 2015.
Materials were removed from the Robert Gerard Fortune Family Papers to create the Memorial Cairn at Arlington National Cemetery Records. Materials were placed in acid free folders, boxes, and tubes.
Materials are arranged in alphabetical order.
Project management files
|Box 3||Cairn name verification and plaque 1994-1995 2009|
|Box 3||Commission of fine arts 1994-1995|
|Box 3||Department of the Army 1993-1995|
|Box 3||Bernstein, Stephanie 1995|
|Box 3||Blauvelt, Mike 1994-1995|
|Box 3||Bogie, Donald (designer) 1994|
|Box 3||Bright, Clayton (sculptor) 1995|
|Box 3||Duggan, Frank 1993-1994|
|Box 3||Foley, Robert 1995-1996|
|Box 3||Fortune, Deirdre 1986-1991|
|Box 3||Horgan, Joe 1993-1995|
|Box 3||Kolesar, Geri 1994|
|Box 3||Mack, Richard 1994-1995|
|Box 3||Metzler, John 1994-1995|
|Box 3||Vargo, Trina 1993-1994|
|Box 3||Haines Lundberg Waehler 1990-1996|
|Box 3||Lockerbie air disaster trust 1990|
|Box 3||Miller Druck specialty contracting 1987-1995|
|Box 3||Miniature cairn 1996-1997|
|Box 3||National security council 1994-1995|
|Tube 3||Architectural plans undated|
|Box 2||Arlington site information and plan 1993-1995|
|Box 2||Base shroud 1995|
|Box 2||Concept art undated|
|Oversize 1||Conceptual design revision No.1 and 1A, submitted for review to the commission of fine arts 1994|
|Box 2||Corsehill stones 1991|
|Box 2||Development 1993|
|Oversize 1||Grounds undated|
|Oversize 1||Haines Lundberg Waehler (Architects) presentation/design drawings and plans 1994 undated|
|Oversize 1||Names and typography undated|
|Oversize 1||Plaque 1995|
|Tube 3||Site plan undated|
|Tube 1||Stone blueprints July 31, 1995|
|Tube 2||Stone blueprints July 31, 1995, August 8, 1995|
|Oversize 1||Stone configuration 1991 undated|
|Box 2||General 1991|
|Project management files|
|RESTRICTED: Please note that some materials in these folders are restricted.|
|Box 1||Correspondence and budget 1993-1995 (5 folders)|
|Box 1||Correspondence and general information 1994-1995|
|Box 1||Memorial cairn committee and construction plans 1993-1995|
|Box 2||Public awareness campaign 1995|
|Box 2||Reference file for meeting with secretary of the army, Togo West 1993-1995|
|Box 4||103rd congress of the United States, first session circa 1990|
|Box 4||Administration, operation, and maintenance of Army cemeteries Army pamphlet 1991|
|Box 1||Budget 1994-1995|
|RESTRICTED: Please note that some materials in this folder are restricted.|
|Box 4||Cairn organization committee 1994|
|Box 4||Certificate of appreciation 2013|
|Box 4||Commission of fine arts meeting minutes 1994|
|Box 4||Dedication ceremony and memorial services 1995-1998|
|Box 4||Document package 1994|
|Box 4||Dunhouse quarry company 1995|
|Box 4||Federal register part 3 (commission of fine arts) 1979 1994|
|Box 4||Haines Lundberg Waehler 1994 undated|
|Box 4||History of cairn 1993|
|Box 4||Justice for Pan Am 1998|
|Box 4||Lettering in stone - Ann Hawkins 1992-1995|
|Box 4||Line of march 1995|
|Box 4||Miscellaneous notes 1994-1998 undated|
|Box 4||Name verification 1994|
|Box 4||Philadelphia inquirer 1993|
|Box 4||Preliminary design concept presentations 1994|
|Box 4||Program of requirements 1994|
|Box 4||Scotland cairn documentation 1991|
|Box 4||Truth quest 1995|
|Box 4||Wheeler, John P III 2011|