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Victims of Pan Am Flight 103, Inc. Collection - Unprocessed

A description of its papers at the Pan Am Flight 103/Lockerbie Air Disaster Archives at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: Vanessa L. St.Oegger-Menn
Date: February 2015

Historical Note

Arlington Memorial Cairn

Victims of Pan Am Flight 103, Inc. (VPAF 103, Inc.) is a non-profit organization founded by friends and family members of the victims of Pan Am Flight 103. It is dedicated to preserving the memory of those lost in the bombing, discovering the truth behind the bombing, improving airline safety, and supporting the victims' loved ones.

VPAF 103, Inc. is the largest families' group in the United States, and has had an immense impact on aviation security legislation and counterterrorism efforts. The group continues to be a powerful lobbying force at the national level. In addition to their political work and the ongoing support they offer to victims' families, VPAF 103, Inc. is responsible for the care of the Arlington Memorial Cairn and hosts the annual 21 December memorial service held at Arlington National Cemetery.

Additional information about VPAF 103, Inc., as well as selected columns from recent issues of their newsletter, Truthquest, can be accessed through their website:

Scope and Content Note

The Victims of Pan Am Flight 103, Inc. Collection contains internal files, and related materials pertaining to the work, history, and members of VPAF 103, Inc. Materials contained within the collection may include correspondence, meeting minutes, board members' reports, press releases, memorabilia and stone samples related to the Arlington Memorial Cairn, and copies of Truthquest, the group's newsletter.


Access Restrictions:

This is an unprocessed, or partially processed collection. Please contact the archivist for further information on accessing these materials.

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 Victims of Pan Am Flight 103, Inc. Collection. Related collections include:

Pan Am Flight 103 Audiovisual Collection

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Eric and Jason Coker Collection

Scott Marsh Cory Collection

Matthew Cox Papers

Shannon Davis Family Collection

Michael Joseph Doyle Papers

Families of Pan Am 103/Lockerbie Collection

Robert Gerard Fortune Family Papers

Tom Foster Papers

Anthony Lacey Hawkins Family Papers

Beth Ann Johnson Family Papers

Christopher Andrew Jones Papers

Alexander Lowenstein Family Papers

Suzanne Marie Miazga Family Papers

Richard Paul Monetti Family Papers

On Eagles' Wings Collection

Sarah Susannah Buchanan Philipps Family Papers

Selected Search Terms


Syracuse University -- History.
Syracuse University.
Victims of Pan Am Flight 103, Inc.

Associated Titles



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)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Victims of Pan Am Flight 103, Inc. Collection,
Pan Am Flight 103/Lockerbie Air Disaster Archives
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

All materials in the Victims of Pan Am Flight 103, Inc. Collection have been donated by various individuals, and combined by archives staff.

Processing Information

This collection is unprocessed.


This collection remains in its original order.

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