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Remembrance Quilt Collection

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


Creator: Syracuse University.
Title: Remembrance Quilt Collection
Dates: 1998-2003
Size: 0.75 linear foot
Abstract: Materials related to the creation of the Remembrance Quilt in memory of the 35 Syracuse University study abroad students killed on Pan Am Flight 103
Language: English
Repository: Pan Am Flight 103/Lockerbie Air Disaster Archives
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Ave., Suite 600
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010

Historical Note

The Remembrance Quilt

The Remembrance Quilt was created by the 1998-1999 Remembrance Scholars with the assistance of experienced quilters and other members of the University community. The year marked the 10th Anniversary of the bombing and the Remembrance Quilt was conceived of by Remembrance Scholar Kimberly Hamilton. With the assistance of experienced quilters like Francis Parks, a Syracuse University staff member and part of the Hendricks Chapel Quiltmakers, Hamilton and the other Scholars designed a quilt that featured a square for each of the 35 Syracuse University study abroad victims. The families were contacted and asked to send materials that had been meaningful to their child and could be used to make the squares. The final design for the quilt was done by Jeanne Riley and features the Dove of Peace, which was designed by Jonathan Hoefer '91, a friend of victim Mark Lawrence Tobin. Tobin's mother, who was also a quilter, offered the Dove for use in the center panel and Hoefer agreed. The Quilt was completed in the spring of 1999.

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Scope and Content Note

The Remembrance Quilt Collection contains materials related to the creation of the Remembrance Quilt in memory of the 35 Syracuse University study abroad students killed on Pan Am Flight 103. The collection is divided into the following series:

Correspondence includes materials related to the organization and display of the Remembrance Quilt.

Individual students includes materials that were sent from the victims' families that could be used for the squares.

Images consists of photographs and photographic slides of the quilt.

Subject files includes early quilt designs, patterns, and a list of the individuals who worked on the quilt.

The Remembrance Quilt itself is not held by the Archives. It is housed at Hendricks Chapel on Syracuse University's main campus. It is available for viewing each year during Remembrance Week events.

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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.

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Related Material

The Pan Am Flight 103 Archives contains additional materials and information related to the Remembrance Quilt Collection. Related collections include:

Dee Britton Writings

Pan Am Flight 103 Publications Collection

Pan Am 103 Anniversaries Collection

Remembrance and Lockerbie Scholars Collection

Victim and Family Collections

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Selected Search Terms


Syracuse University -- History.
Syracuse University.


Commemorative quilts.
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

Slides (photographs)

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

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

Acquisition Information

Gift of the Office of Undergraduate Studies, 1996.

Processing Information

Materials were rehoused into acid free folders and boxes.

Finding Aid Information

Created by: Cara A. Howe
Date: 2012
Revision history: Mar 2015 - Errors corrected; stylistic changes (VSOM); April 2024 - Photographs added, stylistic changes (SS)

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The Remembrance Quilt Collection is arranged alphabetically within each series, except for Correspondence, which is arranged chronologically.

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Box 1 General 1998, 1999, 2003
Individual students
Box 1 Berrell, Steven Russell 1998
Box 1 Bissett, Kenneth J. 1998
Box 1 Boland, Stephen J. 1998
Box 1 Boulanger, Nicole Elise 1998
Box 1 Cardwell, Timothy M. 1998
Box 1 Cohen, Theodora 1998
Box 1 Coker, Eric M. and Jason M. 1998
Box 1 Colasanti, Gary L. 1998
Box 1 Cory, Scott Marsh 1998
Box 1 Dater, Gretchen Joyce 1998
Box 1 Davis, Shannon 1998
Box 1 Ergin, Turhan Michael 1998
Box 1 Flynn, John P. 1998
Box 1 Herbert, Pamela Elaine 1998
Box 1 Hunt, Karen Lee 1998
Box 1 Jones, Christopher Andrew 1998
Box 1 Kelly, Julianne F. 1998
Box 1 Lincoln, Wendy A. 1998
Box 1 Lowenstein, Alexander 1998
Box 1 Miazga, Suzanne Marie 1998
Box 1 Monetti, Richard Paul 1998
Box 1 Otenasek, Anne Lindsey 1998
Box 1 Peirce, Peter R. 1998
Box 1 Philipps, Sarah S.B. 1998
Box 1 Phillips, Frederick "Sandy" 1998
Box 1 Rogers, Louise "Luann" 1998
Box 1 Schultz, Thomas Britton 1998
Box 2 Shapiro, Amy Elizabeth 1998
Box 2 Smith, Cynthia J. 1998
Box 2 Tobin, Mark Lawrence 1998
Box 2 Tsairis, Alexia Kathryn 1998
Box 2 Vrenios, Nicholas Andreas 1998
Box 2 Weedon, Kesha 1998
Box 2 Wolfe, Miriam Luby 1998
Box 2 Photographs circa 1998
 Remembrance Quilt
Box 2 Slides 1998
Subject files
Box 2 Custody of the quilt 2000- circa 2008
Box 2 Design 1998
Box 2 General information 1998
Box 2 Quilters list 1998

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