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Reverend Alan Neal Papers

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

Finding aid created by: Emily Banach
Date: 2021


Reverend Alan Neal was the rector of the All Saints Scottish Episcopal Church in Lockerbie, Scotland at the time of the Pan Am Flight 103 bombing and crash in Lockerbie. He witnessed the explosion and crash from a nearby house. In the immediate aftermath of the disaster, Rev. Neal helped to put out fires and rescue people from burning houses.

After the disaster, Rev. Neal made it his personal mission to offer counsel and comfort to the friends and families of victims of the bombing and crash. He started his work with residents of Lockerbie and loved ones of victims who came to Scotland to visit the site. His efforts developed into Rev. Neal making multiple trips to the United States to visit the families of victims here. Rev. Neal came to Syracuse University multiple times to attend memorial services for victims of the disaster.

Scope and Content Note

The Reverend Alan Neal Papers contain records related to Rev. Neal’s work to support the loved ones of victims of the Pan Am Flight 103 bombing and crash in Lockerbie, Scotland. There are also newspaper clippings depicting memorial services and the experience of Lockerbie residents in the aftermath of the disaster.


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 Reverend Alan Neal Papers. Related collections include:

Adam L. Wilkenfeld Collection

Lockerbie Collection

Selected Search Terms


Neal, Alan (Rector)
Syracuse University -- History.
Syracuse University.


Pan Am Flight 103 Bombing Incident, 1988.
Terrorism -- Government Policy -- United States.
Terrorism -- History -- 20th century.
Terrorism -- United States -- Case Studies.
Terrorism -- United States -- History.
Lockerbie (Scotland)

Types of Material

Clippings (information artifacts)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Reverend Alan Neal Papers,
Pan Am Flight 103/Lockerbie Air Disaster Archives
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Gift of Rev. Alan Neal in 2018.

Processing Information

Materials were placed in an acid-free folder.


Materials are arranged alphabetically, and clippings are arranged chronologically.

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