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Julianne Frances Kelly Collection

An inventory of her 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 Julianne Frances Kelly

Julianne Frances Kelly (1968-1988) was among the 270 victims of the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland on December 21, 1988. She was returning from a semester abroad in London to her home in Dedham, Massachusetts to spend Christmas with her mother, Rita, and two sisters, Mary Ellen and Janice. Her father, Thomas, had died in 1982. Pursuing a double major in political science and public relations, Julianne was a junior in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.

Julianne was a prolific writer. This fragment of her poetry comes from one of her journals:


We are like the night snow that dances through the silvery

orb of streetlight then is lost

Think of me as night snow that, in turn, danced through the silvery orb of the

streetlight then was lost in soft darkness.

Scope and Content Note

The Julianne Frances Kelly Collection contains writings, copies of photographs, reproductions of correspondence between Julianne Kelly and Mary Mann, and a copy of a scrapbook related to Julianne Kelly, one of the 35 Syracuse University students killed in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland. The scrapbook contains materials related to the Syracuse Chapter of Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women, of which Julianne was a charter member. Please note some materials in this collection contain outdated terminology and potentially harmful language.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.

A significant portion of this collection consists of reproductions of original material held by the donors.

Alternative Formats

Several photographs from this collection are also available as digital files. Please contact the archivist for further information on accessing the materials.


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 Julianne Frances Kelly Collection. Related collections include:

On Eagles' Wings Collection

Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women Collection

Pan Am 103 Individuals Collection

Remembrance Quilt Collection

Selected Search Terms


Kelly, Julianne Frances.
Syracuse University -- History.
Syracuse University.

Associated Titles

Through These Eyes: The Poetry and Prose of Julianne Kelly.


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

Julianne Frances Kelly Collection,
Pan Am Flight 103/Lockerbie Air Disaster Archives
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Gift of Carrie Warwick in 2013 and Mary Mann in 2019. Syracuse University staff donated additional materials.

Processing Information

Materials were place in acid free folders and boxes.

Location of Originals

This collection consists primarily of reproductions. The originals remain with the donor.

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