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Pan Am 103 Memorials 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: 2012

Historical Note

SU Memorial Service in the Dome January 18, 1989

A memorial vigil was held in Hendrick's Chapel on Syracuse University's main campus immediately following the announcement that 35 Syracuse University students were killed onboard Pan Am 103. Memorial vigils like this and other, larger commemorative events have been held at various times since the bombing on December 21, 1988. Individual schools and colleges that lost students have also sponsored memorial events.

Many communities around the country and the world have held memorial services in remembrance of the victims of Pan Am 103. The village of Lockerbie holds ceremonies annually and the Victims of Pan Am Flight 103, Inc. plans a memorial service at the Arlington Memorial Cairn site at Arlington National cemetery every year on the anniversary of the bombing.

Scope and Content Note

The Pan Am 103 Memorials Collection has been divided into two subject based series: Syracuse University memorials and Other memorials. These materials relate to various memorial services held in commemoration of the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103, either on Syracuse University's campus and sponsored by the university or held off campus and sponsored by independent organizations or communities. This division does not preclude the involvement of Syracuse University in outside services or the presence of those not associated directly with the university at Syracuse University sponsored events.

Not every memorial service planned for Pan Am 103 is represented in this collection.


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 Pan Am 103 Memorials Collection. Related collections include:

Lockerbie Collection

Memorial Cairn at Arlington National Cemetery Records

Pan Am 103 Anniversaries Collection

Victim and Family Collections

Victims of Pan Am Flight 103, Inc. Collection

Selected Search Terms


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

Programs (documents)
Speeches (documents)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

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

Acquisition Information

Transferred from Hendricks Chapel in 1999, various campus offices at Syracuse University, and collected by Archives staff.

Processing Information

The Pan Am 103 Memorials Collection has been processed.


The Pan Am 103 Memorials Collection has been arranged alphabetically within each series.

Table of Contents

Syracuse University memorials

Other memorials