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Pamela Ray Papers

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

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


Pamela Ray

Pamela Ray is an alumna of Syracuse University's Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. She is currently the president of Pamela Ray & Associates, LLC. Ray has been a Volunteer Commissioner at Arlington County Housing Commission, a Senior Legislative Staff member at the United States Senate, a Legislative Analyst for State-Federal Relations: New York State Senate Majority, and has been on the Professional Committee Staff: United States Senate Banking Committee at the United States Senate. Ray worked with Suse Lowenstein, the creator of Dark Elegy, to lobby the National Capitol Memorial Advisory Commission to place the work in the Washington, D.C. under the Commemorative Works Act.

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Scope and Content Note

The Pamela Ray papers contain Clippings, Correspondence, and Printed material. These materials deal with the lobbying of Congress to include the art piece Dark Elegy, by artist Suse Lowenstein whose son Alexander was among the 35 Syracuse University students killed in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103, on federal property at the National Mall.

Alternative Formats

Selected materials from this collection are available in digital format. Please contact the archivist for further information about accessing these materials.


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 Pamela ray Papers. Related collections include:

Alexander Lowenstein Family Papers

Dark Elegy Collection

Selected Search Terms


Lowenstein family.
Lowenstein, Suse.
Ray, Pamela.
National Capitol Memorial Advisory Commission (U.S.)
Pamela Ray & Associates, LLC.

Associated Titles

Dark elegy.


Pan Am Flight 103 Bombing Incident, 1988.
Terrorism -- Government Policy -- United States -- History.
Terrorism -- History -- 20th Century.
Lockerbie (Scotland)
National Capitol (Washington, D.C.)

Types of Material

Clippings (information artifacts)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Pamela Ray Papers,
Pan Am Flight 103/Lockerbie Air Disaster Archives
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

The Pamela Ray Papers were donated by Pam Ray in 2008, with additional materials added in 2009.

Processing Information

The Pamela Ray Papers are processed.


The materials in the Pamela Ray Papers are arranged alphabetically by and within the series.

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Printed material