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Christopher Andrew Jones Family Collection

An inventory of the collection 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 Christopher Andrew Jones

Christopher Andrew Jones (1968-1988) was among the 270 victims of the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland on December 21, 1988. He was a Syracuse University junior majoring in English and history. Chris graduated from Hudson High School in Hudson, New York in 1986. He was remembered by faculty and his fellow students as a well-liked young man, good student, and reliable friend with an easy sense of humor. Chris had played on his high school's varsity basketball team, tennis team, and soccer team. His love of sports, as an athlete and a fan, continued through college. At Syracuse, Chris was fondly nicknamed "Shrub" by his classmates, owing to his curly mop of hair. He wrote for the campus newspaper, The Daily Orange, participated in intramural sports, and was active with the University radio station, WAER. As an English major, Chris' favorite course was his short story class. His own stories were regularly humorous, inspired by his love for P.G. Wodehouse, Monty Python, and T.C. Boyle.

Although Chris had not settled on a definite post-college career, the plan outlined in his high school yearbook gives hints to the life he hoped to build: "College, sportswriter for The Boston Globe, marriage upon retirement, spend final happy days in Boston Garden enjoying another Celtic dynasty."

Chris was survived by his mother and stepfather, Georgia and Anthony Nucci; his father, Kenneth Jones; and three stepsisters, Monica Nucci, Lisa Brittain, and Kim Matteson. Chris was predeceased by his sister, Jennifer Jones, who passed away in January 1988 while in Ecuador as an AFS exchange student. Georgia Nucci coordinated the publication of On Eagles' Wings, a book comprised of memorials and remembrances for the 270 victims of the bombing of Pan Am 103.

Scope and Content Note

The Christopher Andrew Jones Family Collection contains clippings, correspondence, memorabilia, and other materials related to Christopher Jones, one of the 35 Syracuse University students killed in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 while returning home from studying abroad through the Division of International Programs Abroad (DIPA). The collection has been divided into the following series and subseries:

Clippings consists of articles about Chris, the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103, and other relevant topics.

Correspondence includes subseries for Christopher Jones; his father, Kenneth Jones; and mother, Georgia Nucci. The Christopher Jones subseries consists of outgoing correspondence to Ken Jones and Kara Henneberry, the latter of which includes photographs and other enclosures. The Kenneth Jones and Georgia Nucci subseries contain correspondence on various topics. These topics include legal correspondence, communications with Syracuse University, incoming correspondence from government agencies and officials, and correspondence with various victims' groups.

Personal belongings contains trophies, medals, and plaques awarded to Chris for his athletic achievements; his high school diploma; his Boston Red Sox baseball cap; and signed photographs of favorite teams and athletes.

Photographs includes pictures of Christopher Jones, and the Tundergarth Memorial Room in Lockerbie, Scotland.

Subject files consists of materials on various topics relevant to Chris' life, and the aftermath of the bombing of Pan Am 103. Included is a map of locations of the wreckage of Clipper Maid of the Seas and an official copy of the congressional resolution establishing the Memorial Cairn at Arlington National Cemetery. Please note some materials in this series are restricted in accordance with the Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

Writings is primarily dedicated to Chris' own short stories and essays, but also contains a brief tribute to his father, Kenneth Jones. Please note some materials in this series contain outdated terminology and potentially harmful language. The language contained in these materials was prevalent at the time of their creation, although no less potentially harmful than today. The materials are preserved and presented for their historic and research value.

Alternative Formats

Selected materials from this collection have been digitized. Please contact the archivist for further information on accessing the materials.


Access Restrictions:

Please note some materials in this collection are restricted in accordance with the Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

Access to audiovisual material requires advance notice to produce a use copy.

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

Newsletters and programs related to the Remembrance and Lockerbie Scholars, Victims of Pan Am Flight 103, Inc., and Families of Pan Am 103/Lockerbie have been separated and placed in the appropriate collections. Additionally, a bulletin from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch and a copy of An' then the world came tae oor doorstep: Lockerbie Lives and Stories by Jill S. Haldane have been separated and placed in the Pan Am Flight 103 Publications Collection.

The Pan Am Flight 103 Archives contains additional materials and information related to the Christopher Andrew Jones Family Collection. Related collections include:

Matthew Cox Papers

On Eagles' Wings Collection

Police Scotland Collection

Pan Am 103 Individuals Collection

Remembrance Quilt Collection

Selected Search Terms


Jones family.
Jones, Christopher Andrew.
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

Buttons (information artifacts)
Clippings (information artifacts)
Legal files.
Press releases.
Short stories.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Christopher Andrew Jones Family Collection,
Pan Am Flight 103/Lockerbie Air Disaster Archives
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Gift of Georgia Nucci in 2002-2003, Kenneth and Jean Jones from 2006-2020, and Kara DeNutte née Henneberry in 2022.

Processing Information

Items were placed in acid-free folders and boxes.


Materials are arranged alphabetically within each series with the exception of the Clippings series, which is arranged chronologically.

Table of Contents



Personal belongings


Subject files