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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

Finding aid created by: Cara A. Howe
Date: 2012

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. This year marked the 10th Anniversary of the bombing and the Remembrance Quilt was the brainchild of Remembrance Scholar Kimberly Hamilton. With the assistance of experienced quilters like Francis Parks, an SU 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 SU 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, and was first used in a Christmas card design. 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.

Scope and Content Note

The Remembrance Quilt Collection contains series for Correspondence, Individual Students and Subject Files. These materials all relate to the creation of the Remembrance Quilt in memory of the 35 SU students killed on Pan Am Flight 103.

The Remembrance Quilt itself is not a part of the Archives and is actually housed at Hendricks Chapel on SU's main campus. It is available for viewing each year during Remembrance Week events.


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 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

Selected Search Terms


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

Memory quilts.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

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

Acquisition Information

The materials in the Remembrance Quilt Collection were donated by the Office of Undergraduate Studies.

Processing Information

The Remembrance Quilt Collection is processed.


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

Table of Contents


Individual Students


Subject Files