“From Darkness into Light
20 Years of the Pan Am Flight 103 Archives”

To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the bombing of Pan Am 103, the Syracuse University Archives mounted an exhibition of materials from its Pan Am Flight 103 / Lockerbie Air Disaster Archives. Thirty-five students studying abroad with Syracuse University were killed in the attack.

This exhibition, which was located in the Noble Room of Hendricks Chapel, contained documents, images and memorabilia representing the more than 170 boxes of materials in the collection. Included in the Archives are records not only of Syracuse University and our students, but records of ALL 270 victims and other involved individuals and organizations.

Flyer for the 2008 event

Central to the exhibition were two panels depicting the 35 students studying abroad with Syracuse University, 5 others with Central New York connections, and 16 other victims who are represented in the Pan Am Flight 103 Archives at Syracuse University.

The table included a guest book where visitors were invited to share their comments about the exhibition or personal thoughts about those who were lost. That book and the two panels are now housed in the Pan Am Flight 103 Collection in the SU Archives.

Entrance View of the Exhibition

Victims composite photos (part 1 of 2) Victims composite photos (part 2 of 2)

Main Wall

Divider Wall


Right of Display Case

Display Case

Left of Display Case

Right of Window Wall

Left of Window Wall

Piano Wall