Finding aid created by: Vanessa L. St.Oegger-Menn
Date: 2015 March
|Jan 2016||Inventory added (VSOM)|
|June 2018||Inventory updated (VSOM)|
|Dec 2021||Box 3 added, stylistic changes (EMB)|
|April 2022||Box 4, Oversize 1, and photographs added; stylistic changes (HVA)|
|Title:||Thomas Britton Schultz Family Papers|
|Size:||4 linear feet|
|Abstract:||Materials related to Thomas Britton Schultz, one of 35 Syracuse University students killed in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland|
Pan Am Flight 103/Lockerbie Air Disaster Archives
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Ave., Suite 600
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010
Thomas Britton Schultz (1968-1988) was among the 270 victims of the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland on December 21, 1988. A junior at Ohio Wesleyan University, he was enrolled in Syracuse University's Division of International Programs Abroad (DIPA) in London. Tom was pursuing a double major in history, politics, and government, and planned on attending law school. He was posthumously awarded his bachelor's degree from Ohio Wesleyan.
Tom was a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity, and a two-year letter holder in track and cross country. Professor Michael Good remembered "he was the kind of student you pray for. He was a sponge. Every experience or piece of information you could give him, he would absorb." He was survived by his parents, John and Jane Schultz, as well as his paternal and maternal grandmothers and two uncles. He was buried alongside his younger brother, Andrew, who died in 1978. Tom's mother, Jane, was instrumental in advocating for the construction of a permanent memorial to the victims of Pan Am 103. Her contributions to this work resulted in the dedication of the Memorial Cairn at Arlington National Cemetery in November of 1995.
The Thomas Britton Schultz Family Papers contains materials related to Tom Schultz, one of the 35 students killed in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland while studying abroad through Syracuse University's Division of International Programs Abroad (DIPA). Also included are materials related to various memorials for the victims of Pan Am 103. The collection is divided into the following series:
Audiovisual material consists of a DVD, VHS tape, and audiocassette with media related to Tom or his family following the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103.
Clippings contains newspaper clippings and articles related to Tom and the tragedy, as well as clippings from the 25th Anniversary of the bombing.
Correspondence includes condolences and letters of sympathy sent to the Schultz family. This series also contains correspondence between Tom's mother, Jane Schultz, and two U.S. presidents, George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton.
Memorials consists of church service programs, obituaries, prayer cards, and other materials that serve to memorialize Tom and the other victims of Pan Am Flight 103. Also included in this series are many materials related to the dedication of the Memorial Cairn at Arlington National Cemetery.
Photographs contains photographs from the dedication of the Memorial Cairn and various photographs of Tom, from both his semester abroad in London and earlier in his life.
Subject files includes yearbooks, booklets, awards, and other materials related to Tom and his family. There are three yearbooks in this series, one from Tom's high school and the other two from Ohio Wesleyan University and Syracuse University, both containing memorial messages for Tom. There are also plaques and awards documenting the achievements and recognitions of Tom and his family, some posthumously.
Writings contains two items: a magazine article about Jane Schultz's experience as an advocate following the bombing and her relationship with her son, and a personal statement written by Tom.
Selected materials from this collection may be available digitally. Please contact the archivist for further information on accessing the materials.
Access to recordings requires advance notice to produce a use copy.
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.
The Pan Am Flight 103 Archives contains additional materials and information related to the Thomas Britton Schultz Family Papers. Related collections include:
On Eagles' Wings Collection
Sarah Susannah Buchanan Philipps Family Papers
Pan Am 103 Individuals Collection
Remembrance Quilt Collection
Tom Foster Papers
Victims of Pan Am Flight 103, Inc. Collection
Memorial Cairn at Arlington National Cemetery Records
Schultz, Thomas Britton.
Syracuse University -- History.
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.
Types of Material
Thomas Britton Schultz Family Papers,
Pan Am Flight 103/Lockerbie Air Disaster Archives
Syracuse University Libraries
Gift of John and Jane Schultz between 2006 and 2022.
Materials were placed in acid-free folders and boxes. Delicate items were separated with archival foam for protection.
Materials are arranged alphabetically within series.
|Box 2||Beyond chance, show 13: Thomas Schultz 9 December 2000 - A family is reunited after the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie. Beyond Chance Show: Season 2, Episode 13 - Thomas Schultz. (VHS; running time 60:00) (ID#: pa103_schultz_thomas_av_00001)|
|Box 2||Thomas Schultz AVC 5.3, Pan Am 103 undated (1/8 inch audio cassette; running time 8:31) (ID#: pa103_schultz_thomas_av_00002)|
|Box 2||Thomas Schultz memorial services, news clips 1988-1989 (DVD) (ID#: pa103_schultz_thomas_av_00003)|
|Box 1||25th anniversary 2013|
|Box 1||General 1988-1999, undated (3 folders)|
|Box 1||Bush, George H.W. 1989 April-1991 May|
|Box 1||Clinton, Bill 1994 January, 1995 November|
|Box 1||Schultz family 1988-1999|
|Box 1||Memorial Cairn, Arlington National Cemetery 1993 December 21, 1995 November 3|
|Box 1||Pan Am 103 memorials 1989-2008, undated|
|Box 1||Pine Island camp cabin 1990-1991|
|Box 1||Thomas Britton Schultz 1988 December-1990 May|
|Box 1||Dedication of Memorial Cairn, Arlington National Cemetery - scanned
while on loan from Jane Schultz 1995 November 3
Jane Schultz and President Bill Clinton at Memorial Cairn (black and white)
Jane Schultz and President Bill Clinton
President Bill Clinton and Hillary Rodham Clinton at Memorial Cairn
Signed photograph of President Bill Clinton and Jane Schultz
Signed photograph of Jane Schultz with Tony Lake
Crowd surrounding Memorial Cairn
Jane Schultz with Madeline Albright
Plaque on Memorial Cairn
Scottish pip and drum band
Government officials at dedication of Memorial Cairn. Includes Joseph Lieberman, Ted Kennedy, Madeline Albright, and Janet Reno.
Jane Schultz with President Bill Clinton, and man in uniform.
George Williams, President Bill Clinton, and Jane Schultz
Dais and color guard
Dais with Memorial Cairn in foreground
Jane Schultz speaking at dedication of Memorial Cairn.
Reverend Patrick Keegans speaking at dedication of Memorial Cairn.
George Williams speaking at dedication of Memorial Cairn.
Rt. Honorable Sir Hector Monro speaking at dedication of Memorial Cairn.
Rt. Honorable Sir Hector Monro presenting model Cairn to President Bill Clinton.
President Bill Clinton speaking at dedication of Memorial Cairn.
President Bill Clinton and Jane Schultz on dais.
Medium shot of President Bill Clinton and Jane Schulz on dais.
Children and families unveiling base of Memorial Cairn.
President Bill Clinton and Jane Schultz approaching Memorial Cairn.
Memorial Cairn. President Bill Clinton and Jane Schultz, in background. Children in foreground.
President Bill Clinton with children of victims of Pan Am Flight 103.
President Bill Clinton greeting attendees of dedication of Memorial Cairn.
President Bill Clinton shaking hands with George Williams. Jane Schultz in center.
President Bill Clinton shaking hands with Jane Schultz. George Williams at left.
|Box 1||Thomas Britton Schultz 1980-1989
Thomas Schultz (center) weekend in Amsterdam with DIPA pals - October 1988
Thomas Schultz (left) at Stonehenge, with fellow students from Ohio Wesleyan
Thomas Schultz (center) at Stonehenge with DIPA pals from Ohio Wesleyan - September 1988
Thomas Schultz (left, wearing sunglasses) weekend in Amsterdam with DIPA students - October 1988
Thomas Schultz (center) weekend in Amsterdam with Ohio Wesleyan DIPA pals - October 1988
Thomas Schultz in Poole, England - October 1988
Thomas Schultz in Paris - November 1988
Thomas Schultz at Coyle Castle, England - October 1988
Thomas Schultz (right) with J.P. Flynn. Flatmates at Campden Hill Towers, Notting Hill Gate.
Jack, Thomas, and Jane Schultz with dog, Butch. Belgrade Lakes, Maine - August 1988
Last photo of Thomas Schultz taken by Jane Schultz, at his flat in Notting Hill Gate - November 1988
Garden of Remembrance, Dryfesdale Cemetery, Lockerbie. White plaque in background is for Thomas Schultz.
Marker placed in the wall at the Garden of Remembrance, Dryfesdale Cemetery, Lockerbie.
Road to Garden of Remembrance, Dryfesdale Cemetery, Lockerbie
Stones at the Garden of Remembrance, Dryfesdale Cemetery, Lockerbie
Sign for Dryfesdale Cemetery and Garden of Remembrance.
Thomas Schultz (center left) with fellow Ohio Wesleyan DIPA students - October 1988
|Oversize 1||Andrew Grayson Schultz Boy Scouts memorial plaque 1979 January 18|
|Box 1||National Jewish Center for Immunology and Respiratory Medicine retail and fashion industries dinner - dance in honor of Jack Schultz 1989 June 8|
|Box 4||Gutnecht Award 1986|
|Box 1||Ohio Wesleyan University Athletic Department Men's Track award 1987|
|Box 3||Ohio Wesleyan University le bijou yearbook 1990|
|Box 3||Ohio Wesleyan University posthumous diploma 1990 May|
|Box 4||Ohio Wesleyan University track championship dedication plaque 1989|
|Oversize 1||Order of Omega honor society induction plaque 1989 February 12|
|Oversize 1||Phi Alpha Theta honor society induction plaque 1989 February 28|
|Box 4||Phi Delta Theta initiation plaque 1987 January 30|
|Box 4||Suffield Academy cross country and track varsity letter awards and medal 1985-1986|
|Box 1||Suffield Academy commencement programs 1986 May 24|
|Box 3||Suffield Academy the pioneer yearbook 1986|
|Box 3||Syracuse University Onondagan yearbook 1989|
|Oversize 1||Syracuse University posthumous DIPA certificate of achievement 1988 September-1988 December|
|Box 1||Jane Schultz 1991|
|Box 1||Thomas Britton Schultz circa 1988|