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James Ralph Fuller Papers

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

Finding aid created by: Vanessa L. St.Oegger-Menn
Date: March 2015


Photograph of James Ralph Fuller

James Ralph Fuller was a native of Boston, Massachusetts, and a graduate of Northeastern University. He received his MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University, and, at the time of his death, was vice-president of Volkswagen United States, Inc. Before working for Volkswagen Jim had held executive positions at Ford Motor Company and Renault USA. He was survived by his wife, Georgann; his daughter, Stacey; and his son, Christopher.

Jim was a man who possessed a very keen mind, someone with great sensitivity to his fellow humans, which manifested itself in many ways with family, friends, colleagues, and business associates. He was a leader in industry, and supported causes in which he believed with equal vigor. He supported Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and ensured they had the support of Volkswagen.

Scope and Content Note

The James Ralph Fuller Papers contain series for Clippings, Correspondence, Photographs, Subject Files, and Memorabilia related to James Fuller, killed in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland. The Subject Files series contains eulogies of Jim, a listing of his personal effects from Flight 103, materials related to the James R. Fuller Memorial Scholarship Fund at Northeastern University, and items pertaining to Fuller's work with MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving). The Memorabilia series contains a recognition plaque awarded to Fuller by MADD.


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 James Ralph Fuller Papers. Related collections include:

On Eagles' Wings Collection

Syracuse University: Individuals Collection

Selected Search Terms


Fuller, James Ralph.
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

Clippings files.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

James Ralph Fuller Papers,
Pan Am Flight 103/Lockerbie Air Disaster Archives
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

The James Ralph Fuller Papers were donated by Georgann Fuller in 2014.

Processing Information

The James Ralph Fuller Papers are fully processed. Folder headings, and original folder order present at time of donation has been retained; series headings and date ranges have been added.

Table of Contents




Subject Files