December 21, 1988, holds little meaning for most people. Over three decades have passed since terrorists blew Pan Am Flight 103 out of the sky over Lockerbie, Scotland. Even now, the story of the attack remains incomplete and, in many ways, inaccurate. The Foundation is committed to telling the full story of the atrocity and correcting misconceptions surrounding it.
By constructing a comprehensive record, we hope to raise awareness of this pivotal event, which drew the U.S. into the age of modern global terrorism—and to improve aviation safety, security, and disaster crisis management. The digital Archive, with curated collections, is one of the ways we will achieve this goal. Thousands of primary records and personal accounts of events live in assorted databases and boxes around the globe. To make this material more accessible, we are creating a centralized digital archive of shared resources. We are analyzing available materials, building partnerships to facilitate information-sharing, and ramping up to a large-scale digitalization effort. The end product will be a highly user-friendly, accessible, and comprehensive digital archive.