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Wendy Anne Lincoln 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 Wendy Anne Lincoln

Wendy Anne Lincoln (1965-1988) was among the 270 victims of the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland on December 21, 1988. She was majoring in art and specializing in communication design, graphic illustration, and photography in the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University. Wendy was selected to display one of her paintings and two photographs at a student art show in London.

Wendy was survived by her parents, Shirley and Charles Lincoln; her brother, Scott; her maternal grandparents; and her paternal grandmother. Wendy's mother remembers that "beauty radiated from within her. Gentle and kind, full of laughter and joy, surrounded by love. Her greatest virtue was humility, her greatest joy helping others."

Scope and Content Note

The Wendy Anne Lincoln Family Collection consists of materials related to Wendy Lincoln, one of the 35 Syracuse University students killed in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland. The collection is divided into the following series:

Artwork contains sketches and other pieces of artwork primarily created by Wendy Lincoln. This series is primarily sketches, figure drawings, and color and form studies.

Clippings consists of newspaper clippings related to the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103, the investigation of the disaster, memorials to the victims, and activism of the families and friends of the victims. There is also a scrapbook of clippings in this series.

Correspondence contains letters, postcards, and sympathy cards sent and received by various members of the Lincoln family. This series is divided into the subseries Lincoln family, Shirley Lincoln, and Wendy Lincoln.

Memorabilia consists of buttons from Pan Am Flight 103 activist groups.

Memorials contains programs, audio recordings, writings, and other materials that serve to remember and honor Wendy Lincoln and the other victims of Pan Am Flight 103. There are several materials related to memorial activities on the Syracuse University campus, like programs from two memorial services, design plans for the Place of Remembrance physical memorial on campus, and booklets from Remembrance Scholar events.

Personal effects consists of Wendy Lincoln’s personal belongings that were returned to the Lincoln family from the crash site at Lockerbie, Scotland.

Photographs contains photographs and negatives of Wendy Lincoln, Shirley Lincoln, and other individuals who studied abroad with Wendy.


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 Wendy Anne Lincoln Family Collection. Related collections include:

Matthew Cox Papers

On Eagles' Wings Collection

Ian Hessenberg Papers

Pan Am 103 Individuals Collection

Remembrance Quilt Collection

Selected Search Terms


Lincoln family.
Lincoln, Wendy Anne.
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)
Works of art.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Wendy Anne Lincoln Family Collection,
Pan Am Flight 103/Lockerbie Air Disaster Archives
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Gift of Nancy McShane in 2013 and 2019, and Linda Euto in 2015 and 2019.

Processing Information

The Wendy Anne Lincoln Family Collection is fully processed. Materials were placed in acid-free folders and boxes.

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Personal effects