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Jewel Courtney Mitchell Family Papers

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

Finding aid created by: Emily Banach
Date: 2021


Jewel Courtney Mitchell (1956-1988) was among the 270 victims of the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland on December 21, 1988. Jewel was born in Georgetown, Guyana. He worked for the Guyana Ministry of Education and an insurance company before immigrating to the United States with his family in November 1981. He attended Pace University and received a bachelor's degree in accounting in 1986. Jewel joined the Army ROTC program at Pace and upon graduation, he was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the United States Army. Jewel was assigned to a post in Germany in 1987 and worked there until the time of his death. He had been returning home to see his family for the holidays.

His mother wrote that Jewel "was a very friendly and warm person."

Scope and Content Note

The Jewel Courtney Mitchell Family Papers contains photographs of Jewel, correspondence, family briefing materials, and a program for Jewel's home-going ceremony. The family briefing materials include a blank petition form to the United States President and Congress to investigate the bombing, an informational sheet on the returning of victims' property, and a factsheet on Scottish Courts.


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 Jewel Courtney Mitchell Family Papers in the On Eagles' Wings Collection.

Selected Search Terms


Mitchell family.
Mitchell, Jewel Courtney.
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)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Jewel Courtney Mitchell Family Papers,
Pan Am Flight 103/Lockerbie Air Disaster Archives
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Gift of Denise Mitchell in 2021.

Processing Information

Photographs were housed in mylar sleeves. All materials were placed in acid-free folders.


Materials are arranged alphabetically.

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