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Families of Pan Am 103/Lockerbie Collection

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


Creator: Families of Pan Am 103/Lockerbie.
Title: Families of Pan Am 103/Lockerbie Collection
Dates: 1988-2002
Size: 2 linear feet
Abstract: Materials related to and produced by the Families of Pan Am 103/Lockerbie
Language: English
Repository: Pan Am Flight 103/Lockerbie Air Disaster Archives
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Ave., Suite 600
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010

Historical Note

The Families of Pan Am 103/Lockerbie was founded shortly after the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland that claimed the lives of 270 people. The group included 160 families of the victims, as well as three American families of victims of the French UTA bombing. Under the guidance of chairman Paul Hudson, father of Pan Am Flight 103 victim Melina Kristina Hudson, the group sought to establish an airline security system, release warnings of potential threats to passengers, and bring to justice all individuals and groups involved with the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103.

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Scope and Content Note

The Families of Pan Am 103/Lockerbie Collection contains materials produced by the group Families of Pan Am 103/Lockerbie, which were intended for distribution to its members as well as other individuals and organizations. The collection is composed of three series:

Correspondence - subject files consists of a range of materials and is divided primarily by subject matter. The majority of the series is correspondence produced and distributed internally within the group, both for general members and the executive board. It also includes materials sent to and received by various government offices, the press, and other outside individuals, such as non-member victims’ families. Additionally, the series includes materials related to the group's advocacy related to aviation safety and anti-terrorism legislation, as well as corporate donation requests and contributions.

Publications consists of a copy of the Book of Remembrance produced by the group on the occasion of the first anniversary of the tragedy, as well as newsletters.

Records consists of materials for internal recordkeeping and operation of the group. This includes materials such as meeting minutes, agendas, and treasurer reports.

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Access Restrictions

Materials in the Families of Pan Am 103/Lockerbie Collection that contain personally identifiable information, such as the member directories, are restricted. Folders containing restricted material are noted in the inventory below. Please contact the archivist for further information regarding access to these materials.

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.

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Related Material

The Pan Am Flight 103 Archives contains additional materials and information related to the Families of Pan Am 103/Lockerbie Collection. Related collections include:

Theodora Cohen Family Papers

Melina Kristina Hudson Family Papers

Victims of Pan Am Flight 103, Inc. Collection

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Selected Search Terms


Hudson, Paul.
Families of Pan Am 103/Lockerbie.
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 records.
Legal correspondence.
Press releases.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

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

Acquisition Information

Gift of Kenneth and Jean Jones in 2006 and 2013, Richard Miazga in 2008, Paul Hudson in 2011, and Stephanie Bernstein and Henry Winkour in 2016.

Processing Information

Materials are housed in acid-free folders and acid-free boxes.

Finding Aid Information

Created by: Vanessa L. St.Oegger-Menn
Date: February 2014
Revision history: Feb 2016 - Inventory expanded (VSOM); Sept 2021 - Five items added; stylistic changes (EMB); Oct 2023 - 1.5 linear feet of materials added (SS)

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Materials are arranged alphabetically within their series.

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Correspondence - subject files
Box 3 Acknowledgements and condolences 1989-1992
Box 3 Aviation consumer action project March 8, 1991
Box 2 Aviation security improvement act 1990
Box 3 Aviation security improvement act recommendations undated
Box 3 Civil Justice Foundation 1990-1992
Box 2 Corporate donations 1989-1991
Box 3 Corporate donations undated
Box 3 Corporate mailing lists 1989-1991
Box 3 Demand airline security website 1996
Families of Pan Am 103/Lockerbie, external
Box 3 Incoming 1988-1991
Box 1 Outgoing 1989-1997 (3 folders)
Box 3 Outgoing 1989-1992, 1994 (2 folders)
Families of Pan Am 103/Lockerbie, internal
Box 1 Executive board members 1990, 1994
Box 4 Executive board members 1989-1991
Box 1 General membership 1989-1997 (3 folders)
Box 4 General membership 1989-1996, 2002, undated
Box 3 Friends of aviation security July 1990
Government offices
Box 3 Bush, George H. W. 1989-1990
Box 3 Congress, House of Representatives 1989-1992
Box 3 Congress, Senate 1989-1992, 1994
Box 3 Department of State 1990-1994
Box 3 Department of Transportation 1990-1994
Box 3 Federal Aviation Administration 1989-1991, 1994
Box 3 Lautenberg, Frank 1990
Box 2 Kostmayer Communications 1990
Box 4 Legal matters 1990-1991
Box 1 Lockerbie Air Disaster Trust 1989-1991
Box 4 Marketing firms 1989-1990
Box 1 Memoranda - Washington bulletins March - September 1990
Box 4 President's Commission on Aviation Security and Terrorism (PCAST) April-June 1990
Box 4 Letters to the editor 1990-1991
Box 4 Media contacts 1990-1992
Box 1 Press releases October 1989- March 1996, undated (2 folders)
Box 4 Press releases 1989-1993, undated (3 folders)
Box 1 Printed materials undated
Box 4 Special events 1990-1992
Box 4 Victim birthday list 1989
Box 4 Victims of Pan Am Flight 103, Inc. resignations September 7, 1989
Box 1 Book of remembrance January 1990
Box 2 Newsletters 1989-1996 (5 folders)
Box 4 Blank contribution cards undated
Box 4 Blank stationery undated
Box 4 Families of Pan Am 103/Lockerbie logo undated
Box 2 Meeting minutes 1989-1991, undated (2 folders)
Box 1 Member directories October 1989, 2001
RESTRICTED: Please note that the materials in this folder are restricted.
Box 1 Membership information April 1990
Box 4 Miscellaneous notes 1989, undated
Box 2 Organizational statement and structure undated
Box 4 Procedures and scripts undated
Box 2 Tax exempt status February-December 1991
Box 2 Treasurer reports undated

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