Begun in 2013 as part of the commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103, the Archives holds The Pan Am Flight 103 Story Archives Collection. The Story Archives Collection contains narratives from those who have personal knowledge of Pan Am Flight 103.These stories may include memories of the 270 people who lost their lives in the bombing, of the days immediately following the disaster, of the effect the bombing had on individuals, local communities and nations, and how Pan Am 103 has shaped the world we live in today. The project also includes interviews conducted in 2008 by OrangeTV network as part of the 20th Anniversary commemoration on campus.
Relevant voices may be found in, but are not limited to, the following groups: family and friends of the victims, alumni who studied abroad in London through Syracuse University during fall 1988 semester, former Remembrance and Lockerbie Scholars, faculty and staff of Syracuse University, members of the Lockerbie community, and those involved with the aftermath of the tragedy.
The project focuses primarily on gathering traditional oral histories. An oral history session may be scheduled by contacting the Archives at email@example.com or 315-443-0632. Currently, all oral histories must be collected in person at Syracuse University.
The project can also include a written personal narrative submitted to the Archives. Written narratives may be used in place of a video oral history or in addition to it. The Archives recommends submitting a written narrative until such time as an oral history session may be scheduled. A submission form may be found at the link below and should be used as a guide.
Interviews with those involved in the aftermath of the bombing of Pan Am 103 highlight important changes in airline safety and security as well as discuss the affect terrorism has had and continues to have on the airline industry and the international community. The Archives welcomes interviews from anyone who has had some personal experience with Pan Am 103 (playwrights, documentary filmmakers, lobbyists, Pan Am Airways employees, lawyers, investigators, first responders etc.)