Finding aid created by: Vanessa L. St.Oegger-Menn
Date: March 2015
|Mar 2016||Inventory added (VSOM)|
|Aug 2019||Cairn material removed and placed in its own collection (AS)|
|Title:||Robert Gerard Fortune Family Papers|
|Size:||8 boxes, 3.75 linear feet|
|Abstract:||Clippings, photographs, correspondence, personal items, and other materials related to Robert Gerard Fortune, killed in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103|
Pan Am Flight 103/Lockerbie Air Disaster Archives
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Ave., Suite 600
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010
Robert "Bob" Fortune (1948-1988) was among the 270 victims of the bombing of Pan Am flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland on December 21, 1988. Bob was the youngest of William and Alice Fortune's four sons. He attended St. Peter's College in Jersey City, New Jersey, and served in the United States Army from 1970-1972. Bob was returning home from a business trip to spend Christmas with his wife, Deirdre, and their children, Ann and James. He was traveling on Flight 103 with his friend, Elia Stratis. Bob was remembered as a devoted family man, who cherished his wife and children deeply. When his passport was recovered from Lockerbie, a photograph of Deirdre, Ann, and James taken just before his trip abroad was tucked inside. He had wanted to carry this image of his loved ones with him.
The Robert Gerard Fortune Family Papers contain clippings, photographs, correspondence, personal items, and other materials related to Robert Gerard Fortune, killed in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103.
The Clippings series contains various news articles related to the disaster collected by Deirdre Fortune. These materials are arranged chronologically.
The Correspondence series consists of Deirdre Fortune's incoming and outgoing correspondence with individuals and organizations from the years following the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103. Included are personal letters to Georgia Nucci, the mother of Pan Am 103 victim Christopher Andrew Jones, and Francis Duggan, advisor to the Pan Am 103 families. Correspondence with agencies and organizations includes letters to the Strathclyde Police regarding the return of Robert Fortune's personal effects, and the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service in reference to the trial of Abdel Basset al-Megrahi and Lamen Khalifa Fhimah at Camp van Zeist.
The Mass cards series contains mass cards from various churches and religious organizations.
The Personal Effects series contains one item, a belt belonging to Robert Fortune.
The Subject Files series consists of information pertaining to various aspects of the legacy of Pan Am 103 and the Fortune family. Included is information on Libya and the trial at Camp van Zeist, as well as eulogies and remembrances of Robert Fortune.
There are no access restrictions for this collection.
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.
Materials related to the organizational administration of the Victims of Pan Am Flight 103, Inc. have been moved to the Victims of Pan Am Flight 103, Inc. Collection. Selected publications and trial documents have been placed in the Pan Am Flight 103 Publications Collection. Memorial cairn material has been separated to create the Memorial Cairn at Arlington National Cemetery Records.
The Pan Am Flight 103 Archives contains additional materials and information related to the Robert Gerard Fortune Family Papers. Related collections include:
Donald T. Bogie Papers
Francis J. Duggan Collection
Memorial Cairn at Arlington National Cemetery Records
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
Fortune, Robert Gerard.
Syracuse University -- History.
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
Robert Gerard Fortune Family Papers,
Pan Am Flight 103/Lockerbie Air Disaster Archives
Syracuse University Libraries
Deirdre Fortune donated the Robert Gerard Fortune Family Papers in 2011.
The Robert Gerard Fortune Family Papers are fully processed. Materials originally contained in three-ring binders have been removed and placed in acid free folders for preservation purposes.
The Robert Gerard Fortune Family Papers are arranged alphabetically within each series or subseries, with the exception of the Clippings series, which is arranged chronologically.
|Box 1||General 1988-2009, undated (12 folders)|
|Box 2||Bergen catholic high school 1989|
|Box 2||Crown office and procurator fiscal service 1990, 2007-2009|
|Box 2||Federal Bureau of Investigation 1989-1991|
|Box 2||General U.S. government 1990-2002|
|Box 2||Andrews, Robert E. (Congressman - New Jersey) 1998|
|Box 2||Bush, George H.W. (president 41) 1994|
|Box 2||Duggan, Francis 2000|
|Box 2||Fortune, Deidre (general correspondence) 1989-2010|
|Box 2||Marek, Bill 1994|
|Box 2||Nucci, Georgia [Mother of Christopher Andrew Jones] 1998|
|Box 2||Rosenthal, A.M 1990|
|Box 2||Schultz, Jane 1994|
|Box 2||Legal correspondence 1990-2002|
|Box 2||Libya correspondence 1991-2006|
|Box 2||Lockerbie 1989-1991|
|Box 2||Memorial 1989|
|Box 2||No greater love 1993-1994|
|Box 2||Office for Victims of Crime 1999-2009|
|Box 2||Strathclyde Police 1989-1991|
|Box 2||Syracuse University 2010-2015|
|Box 2||Tundergarth dedication trip 1990|
|Box 2||U.S. Department of State 1989-1991|
|Box 2||Victims of Pan Am Flight 103 Inc. 1994|
|Box 3||Association of Marian Helpers 1988|
|Box 3||Cenacle Crusade of Prayer circa 1988|
|Box 3||Christian Brothers Auxiliary 1988 (3 folders)|
|Box 3||Miscellaneous prayer cards 1988 (2 folders)|
|Box 4||Miscellaneous prayer cards 1988-1989|
|Box 4||Passionists Province of St. Paul of the Cross 1988-1989 (4 folders)|
|Box 5||S.M.A Fathers circa 1988 (2 folders)|
|Box 5||Sacred Heart Spiritual Society 1988-1989 (3 folders)|
|Box 5||Society for the Propagation of the Faith 1988|
|Box 6||Belt belonging to Robert Fortune circa 1988|
|Box 6||Appeal, Office for Victims of Crime (O.V.C.) daily summaries 2002|
|Box 6||Aviation Security Improvement Act of 1990 1991|
|Box 6||"The bulletin 69: parents association of P.S. 69 Queens community school board 30" 1989|
|Box 6||Criminal injuries compensation board 1990-1993|
|Box 6||Deirdre Fortune's court and visitor passes undated|
|Box 6||Demand for trial by jury circa 1994|
|Box 6||Dumfries and Galloway Constabulary information packet 1990|
|Box 6||Eastern district stipulation of dismissal 2008|
|Box 6||Eulogy of Robert Fortune 1988|
|Box 6||Expanding concept on liability under the Warsaw Convention undated|
|Box 6||Fact sheets 1991|
|Box 6||Fatal accidents and sudden death inquiry (Scotland) 1976|
|Box 6||First amended disclosure agreement circa 1989|
|Box 6||First request for production of documents to plaintiff 1989|
|Box 6||The high court of justiciary (proceedings in the Netherlands) 1998|
|Box 6||Interrogatories 1988-1989|
|Box 6||Justice for Pan Am 103 1989-1995|
|Box 6||Legal samples undated|
|Box 7||Libya 1990-1998|
|Box 7||Libyan sanctions 1992-2000|
|Box 7||Lockerbie trial families project 1999-2009|
|Box 7||Lockerbie 'one' court decision 1994|
|Box 7||London Times lawsuit circa 2002|
|Box 7||Bumper stickers undated|
|Box 7||Gravestone design 1988-1989|
|Box 7||Pan Am bankruptcy court papers and stock certificate circa 1991|
|Box 7||Garden memorial undated|
|Box 7||Robert Fortune with daughter (Ann) undated|
|Box 7||Cathedral of St. John service remembrance 2001|
|Box 7||Holy Trinity Church remembrance programs 1989-1993|
|Box 7||Memorial vigil for Victims of Pan Am 103 1989|
|Box 7||Miscellaneous memorial material 1988-2008|
|Box 7||No Greater Love remembrance 1984 undated|
|Box 7||Remembrance room Tundergarth – service and dedication 1990|
|Box 7||St. George’s Episcopal Church memorial service 1989|
|Box 7||Miscellaneous Lockerbie material circa 1989|
|Box 7||Michael F. Baumeister (Attorney) Honorary Dinner 2007|
|Box 7||Office of foreign assets control 1992|
|Box 7||Quinn Gillespie lobby services circa 2006|
|Box 7||Release of Abdel Basset Al-Megrani 2009|
|Box 8||September 11th memorial circa 2006|
|Box 8||Testimony to the committee on foreign affairs 1989|
|Box 8||Day 86 2001|
|Box 8||Day 94 2002|
|Box 8||Day 95 2002|
|Box 8||Day 97 + 98 2002|
|Box 8||Day 99 2002|
|Box 8||Day 100 2002|
|Box 8||Miscellaneous appeal transcripts 2002|
|Box 8||Transcript of lockerbie trial 1992|
|Box 8||Trial at Kamp von Zeist, Netherlands 1999-2001|
|Box 8||U.S. Department of State undated|
|Box 8||U.S. Department of Transportation 1990-1993|
|Box 8||U.S. district court indictment undated|
|Box 8||United Nations 1993-1998|
|Box 8||Victims of terrorism compensation act circa 1990|