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Lockerbie Academy Collection

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

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

Historical Note

Lockerbie Academy New Builidng and Cairn

Lockerbie Academy traces its roots to the Dryfesdale Public School, founded in October 1875, and re-named Lockerbie Academy in 1903. In 1919, the Academy was recognized as an approved five-year secondary school; but, in 1930 secondary education in the area was centralized at Dumfries, and Lockerbie Academy lost its fourth and fifth year students. By 1962 the Academy was a four-year secondary school and achieved six-year status in 1964.
In 1989 the Syracuse-Lockerbie Scholarship was established, allowing two students from Lockerbie Academy to study at Syracuse University for one year. This scholarship was established as a result of the bonds formed between Lockerbie, where Pan Am Flight 103 crashed in 1988, and Syracuse University, which lost 35 students in the tragedy.
In 2010 Lockerbie Academy opened the doors of a new school building. The demolition of the old structure began in 2011.

Scope and Content Note

The Lockerbie Academy Collection contains three series: Memorabilia; Photographs; and Printed Material. Memorabilia includes a coffee mug featuring the crest of Lockerbie Academy, a banner with the school crest and logo, and two lapel pins also featuring the crest. The Photographs series includes images of the new school building of Lockerbie Academy, and the miniature cairn located on the Academy's grounds. Finally, the Printed Materials series contains maps of the school complex, and the Lockerbie Academy Prospectus 2010.

Alternative Formats

Digital versions of items contained in the Photographs series are also available (Archives Image 14-055; Archives Image 14-097; Archives Image 14-098).


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 Lockerbie Academy Collection. Related collections include:

Andrew McClune Papers

Remembrance/Lockerbie Scholars Collection

Selected Search Terms


Lockerbie Academy.
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.
Lockerbie (Scotland)

Types of Material


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Lockerbie Academy Collection,
Pan Am Flight 103/Lockerbie Air Disaster Archives
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

These materials have been collected by the Pan Am Flight 103 Archives staff.

Processing Information

The Lockerbie Academy Collection is fully processed.

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Printed Material