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Frances Forde Plude Papers

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

Finding aid created by: Natalie Pace
Date: 2019


Frances Forde Plude was a professor in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University from 1988 to 1994. Plude received a doctorate from Harvard University, and went to MIT to study satellite communications. While working at Syracuse University she was involved with research for the book The Media and Disasters: Pan Am 103.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of materials related to the research and creation of the book The Media and Disasters: Pan Am 103, authored by Joan Deppa with Maria Russell, Dona Hayes, and Elizabeth Flocke. Materials are dated 1972 to 1994. Types of materials in this collection include, newspapers, memos, correspondence, notes, forms, reports, questionnaires, and journal articles. The content primarily focuses on the research process including research files, media coverage of other disasters, research questionnaires and forms, correspondence between key people involved in the process, and meeting notes.


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 media coverage of the disaster, as well as other books written about it. Related collections include: Pan Am Flight 103 Publications Collection, Pan Am 103 Clippings Collection, Tom Foster Papers, and Matthew Cox Papers.

Selected Search Terms


Plude, Frances Forde.
Syracuse University -- History.
Syracuse University.

Associated Titles

The Media and Disasters: Pan Am 103.


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)
College teachers.
Higher education.

Types of Material

Clippings (information artifacts)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Frances Forde Plude Papers,
Pan Am Flight 103/Lockerbie Air Disaster Archives
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Frances Forde Plude donated this collection to the Pan Am Flight 103 Archives in 2017.

Processing Information

Materials were placed into new folders and boxes.


This collection is arranged in alphabetical order.

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