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Timothy Michael Cardwell Collection

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

Finding aid created by: Cara A. Howe
Date: 2012


Timothy Michael Cardwell

Timothy Michael Cardwell was born on July 5, 1967. A junior in the College of Visual and Performing Arts, Tim was one of the 35 Syracuse University students on Pan Am Flight 103. He was survived by his parents, Anthony and Barbara of Cresco, Pennsylvania, a brother, Michael, a sister-in-law and his maternal grandmother.

Tim had graduated from Keystone Junior College. He was an Army ROTC Scholarship winner, a volunteer in the ROTC Ranger program, and a sergeant in the 403rd Army Reserve National Guard at Syracuse. He had completed the Army ROTC Camp Challenge program at Fort Knox in Kentucky in 1987 and his Army Airborne Training at Fort Benning, Georgia in 1988 where he received his paratrooper wings. He was posthumously awarded the Army Commendation Medal.

Scope and Content Note

The Timothy Michael Cardwell Collection contains Photographs and Printed Materials . The photographs provide a glimpse into Tim's semester in London in the fall of 1988. These photographs were donated by Thomas Clegg, a friend of Tim's who spent some time in London with Tim during that semester. The printed material series contains a book called My 39 ½ Years in the U.S. Army Reserve: January 1964-July 2003 by Douglas S. McLaughlin Sgt. 1st Class, U.S. Army Reserve (Retired) that contains a section relating to the funeral for Tim.

The Related Materials section of this finding aid should be reviewed carfully as most of the biographical materials on Tim are housed in other collections.


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 Timothy Michael Cardwell Collection. Related collections include:

On Eagle's Wings Collection

Matthew Cox Papers

Syracuse University: Ian Hessenberg Papers

Syracuse University: Individuals Collection

Syracuse University: London 1988 Image Collection

Syracuse University: Malcolm Ingram Papers

Syracuse University: Remembrance Quilt Collection

Selected Search Terms


Cardwell, Timothy Michael.
Syracuse University -- History.
Syracuse University.


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


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Timothy Michael Cardwell Collection,
Pan Am Flight 103/Lockerbie Air Disaster Archives
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

The materials in the Timothy Michael Cardwell Collection were donated by Thomas Clegg (friend of the victim) in 2012.

Processing Information

The Timothy Michael Cardwell Collection is processed.


The Timothy Michael Cardwell Collection is arranged alphabeticall by series and the Photographs series is arranged numerically by ARM image number.

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Printed Materials