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London 1988 Image Collection

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

Finding aid created by: Cara A. Howe
Date: 2011

Historical Note

Panel 6 from the London, 1988 exhibit

The London 1988 Image Collection was compiled in 2009 when the Syracuse University Archives undertook an exhibit featuring photographs from the study abroad program. "A Special Moment in Time: 1988 Fall Semester in London" opened on 21 December 2009 for the 21st Anniversary of the Pan Am Flight 103 bombing.

The catalyst for this exhibit was the continuing devotion of the London 1988 alumni, many of whom attended the 20th Anniversary remembrances in 2008. The Archives solicited photographs from these alumni and from many families, and created six collage panels, which were displayed in the Noble Room of Hendricks Chapel. The panels sought to accentuate the life that was lived, not the tragedy that followed. No one was personally identified as a victim or a survivor. They all appeared as a group, the way they were then and still are in our collective minds and hearts.

Scope and Content Note

The London 1988 Image Collection consists of one series, Images, donated by SU alumni who were part of the 1988 study abroad program in London. These images are of Pan Am Flight 103 victims and their classmates as they enjoyed their time studying and traveling. For each folder, the victims pictured are identified. The images provided by the family members for "A Special Moment in Time: 1988 Fall Semester in London" are housed with the victims' materials and are noted in the Related Materials section.

Alternative Formats

Selected materials from this collection are available digitally. Please contact the archivist for further information on accessing the materials.


Access Restrictions:

Please note that some materials mat be restricted.

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 London 1988 Image Collection. Related collections include:

Victim and Family Collections

Selected Search Terms


Syracuse University -- History.
Syracuse University.


Pan Am Flight 103 Bombing Incident, 1988.
London (England)

Types of Material


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

London 1988 Image Collection,
Pan Am Flight 103/Lockerbie Air Disaster Archives
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

The materials in the London 1988 Image Collection were donated in 2009 by alumni of the Syracuse University Study Abroad Program. These donors include Jeffrey Coyne, Linda [Kates] Doherty, Hanna Goodman, Carol Herzog-Barrett, John Leisching, Lewis Oberlander, Beth St. Hilaire Nelson, and Stacey and John Sweeney.

Processing Information

The London 1988 Image Collection is processed.


The London 1988 Image Collection is arranged alphabetically by donation.

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