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Francis J. Duggan Papers

An inventory of his papers at the Pan Am Flight 103/Lockerbie Air Disaster Archives at Syracuse University.

Summary

Creator: Duggan, Francis J.
Title: Francis J. Duggan Papers
Dates: 1984-2010
Size: 6 linear feet
Abstract: Papers and other materials of Francis J. Duggan, board president, advisor and attorney for the Victims of Pan Am Flight 103
Language: English
Repository: Pan Am Flight 103/Lockerbie Air Disaster Archives
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Ave., Suite 600
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010
http://archives.syr.edu/panam/

Biography

Frank Duggan

Francis J. Duggan (1938-2017) was an alumnus of St. John’s college and law school in New York City. He was a presidential appointee at the Labor Department during the Ford and Reagan Administrations, serving as Assistant Secretary of Labor under President Reagan. Duggan worked on the Labor Committee in the Senate and in the offices of former Senator Charles Mathias (R-MD), and Representative William Steiger (R-WI). He was also the Director of Operations of the Legal Services Program in the Office of Economic Opportunity.

Duggan was an assistant vice president for the Association of American Railroads from 1977-1987. He served on President George H.W. Bush's Presidents Commission on Aviation Security and Terrorism between 1989-1990, which first put him in contact with the families of Pan Am Flight 103 victims. Duggan had also been Chairman of the National Mediation Board from 2000-2004 and Chairman of the Transnational Law Group from 2004-2009.

Duggan represented the Victims of Pan Am Flight 103, Inc. as a pro bono advisor and attorney and was the president of the board from 2008-2017. He was an officer of the Transportation Section of the Federal Bar Association and served as the editor of TRANSLAW.

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Scope and Content Note

The Francis J. Duggan Papers span the years 1984-2010, with the bulk of materials dating from the mid-1990s. Most of the materials in the collection relate to Duggan's legal work as an attorney and advisor for the families of victims of Pan Am Flight 103. The collection contains series for: Articles, Multimedia, Correspondence, Memorabilia, Photographs and negatives, and Subject files.

The Articles series is ordered chronologically and contains clippings from 1984-2010. There are three subseries to this series: General, Book reviews, and Journals, with the bulk of the series being made up of general articles. These provide an excellent timeline for the crash and the subsequent legal proceedings.

The Multimedia series contains a miniature recording cassette that is neither labeled nor dated and it is unclear what the content of the cassette might be.

Correspondence is a large part of the Papers. It is ordered by correspondent and arranged alphabetically. Notable correspondents include Presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton, and Abd-El Basset Al Megrahi and Lamina Fheima.

Memorabilia consists of three buttons, created and distributed by the Victims of Pan Am Flight 103, Inc.

Photographs and negatives are included in the collection and range in date from 1989-2001. Frank Duggan is pictured along with other members of the 1989 President's Commission on Aviation Security and Terrorism and members of the plaintiff's committee for the families of the victims may be seen.

Subject files are divided into five subseries: General, Court cases, Law firms, Legislation, and People. The Court Cases subseries provides documents outlining the case for government involvement in the trials of Megrahi and Fhimah and other relevant legal materials. The Law Firms subseries is heavily devoted to Kreindler & Kreindler and Sonneschein, Nath & Rosenthal, two firms that represented many of the families. Legislation directly relating to airline security, terrorism, compensation for victims' families, and other relevant topics are presented. People represented include some of the Syracuse University victims. General subject files are also included.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

There are no access restrictions for this collection.

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.

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Related Material

The Pan Am Flight 103 Archives contains additional materials and information related to the Francis J. Duggan Papers. Related collections include:

Pan Am 103 Publications Collection

Pan Am 103 Anniversaries Collection

Pan Am 103 Clippings Collection

Pan Am 103 College of Law Collection

Victim and Family Collections

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Selected Search Terms

Names

Duggan, Francis J.

Subjects

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)

Types of material

Articles.
Buttons (information artifacts)
Correspondence.
Legislation (declaration of laws)
Photographs.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Francis J. Duggan Papers,
Pan Am Flight 103/Lockerbie Air Disaster Archives
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Gift of Frank Duggan in 2005.

Processing Information

The Francis J. Duggan Papers is processed.

Finding Aid Information

Created by: Cara A. Howe
Date: 2011
Revision history: Mar 2015 - Stylistic changes (VSOM); June 2021 - Updates to biography, stylistic changes, and corrections made in inventory (EMB)

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Arrangement

Materials are arranged either alphabetically or chronologically within each series.

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Inventory

Articles
Book reviews
Box 4 Book reviews 2001-2002
General
Box 1 General articles 1984-1997 (10 folders)
Box 2 General articles 1998-2002 (9 folders)
Box 3 General articles 2003-2004, undated (5 folders)
Journals
Box 4 Journal articles 1984, 1989-2004, undated (12 folders)
Multimedia
Box 5 543 Micro dictating cassette undated
Correspondence
Box 5 Adler, Jerry 2000-2001
Box 5 Agnew, Sarah 1991
Box 5 Alikako, Patricia 1998
Box 5 Ali-Collins, Joseph 1996
Box 5 All families of victims 1993-2004
Box 5 Ammerman, Bert 1990, undated
Box 5 Arent Fox 1992-1993
Box 5 Badolato, Edward undated
Box 5 Barbour, Rachel 2003
Box 5 Bayer, Mike undated
Box 5 Beers, Randy 1996
Box 5 Black, Robert 1997
Box 5 Brent, Terry 1996
Box 5 Bright, Eleanor undated
Box 5 Brook Associates 1995, undated
Box 5 Bruce, Carol Elder 1997-2001
Box 5 Bush, George H.W. 1990
Box 5 Catholic charities 1997, undated
Box 5 Clinton, William (Bill) 1996-1998
Box 5 Cohen, Herman 1999
Box 5 Cohen, Daniel and Susan 1992-2000
Box 5 Coyle, Matthew and Janice 1997
Box 5 Crepeau, Rita 2002
Box 5 Cummock, Victoria 1995
Box 5 D'Amato, Alfonse 1989-1993
Box 5 D'Andrea, Justine undated
Box 5 Dater, Joan 2001-2004
Box 5 Davis, Jane 2003
Box 5 El Magrahi, Adb-El Basset and Fheima, Lamina 1994
Box 5 Englehardt, Helen 1996-2003
Box 5 Eren, Hal 2004, undated
Box 5 Fisher, Larry 1995-2001, undated
Box 5 Flynn, John and Kathleen 1989-1993
Box 5 Fois, Andrew 1997
Box 5 Fortune, Deirdre 1993-1994
Box 5 Gabel, Caroline 1997
Box 5 Galvin, Edward 2000
Box 5 Garment, Leonard 1995
Box 5 Gebhardt, Jette 1999
Box 5 Gerson, Allan 1994-2005
Box 5 Gillis, John 2001
Box 5 Gillman, Benjamin 1989
Box 5 Hall, Greta 1994
Box 5 Hartunian, Joanne 1990
Box 5 Heckman, Bob 1992
Box 5 Hickey, James (Cardinal) 1997
Box 5 Horowitz, Richard 1994
Box 5 Hudson, Paul 2001
Box 5 Hyde, Henry 1995-1997
Box 5 Johnson, Barbara 2000
Box 5 Johnston, John Michael 1995
Box 5 Kathleen, Mary (Sister) 1995
Box 5 Klein, Frank and Marie undated
Box 5 Kreindler, Lee 1997
Box 5 Larkin, Paul undated
Box 5 Layman, Cheryl 2002
Box 5 Leventhal, Todd 1995
Box 5 Lidov, Hart 1989
Box 5 Lowenstein, Suse 1997
Box 5 Malone, Susan 1990
Box 5 Marquise, Richard (Dick) 2009
Box 5 Maslowski, Stan 1990-1999, undated
Box 5 McCue, Jason 2001
Box 5 McLaughlin, Ann 1990
Box 5 Mehlman, Ken 2001
Box 5 Michaelis, Dan undated
Box 5 Mobley, Helen 2001
Box 6 Monetti, Bob 1992-2002
Box 6 Mosey, John F. 1995
Box 6 Murphy, Barbara 2002
Box 6 Newcomb, Richard 1995-2002, undated
Box 6 Nucci, Georgia 1990-2001, undated
Box 6 O'Connor, Bonnie 1990
Box 6 O'Leary, Tim 1997
Box 6 Okun, Steven 1997
Box 6 Philipps, Chester and Elizabeth 1992-2004
Box 6 Prater, Jill 1997-1998
Box 6 Record, Frank undated
Box 6 Reade, Evan 1997-1998
Box 6 Richardson, Bill 1997
Box 6 Robinson, Davis undated
Box 6 Rodriguez, Leonard 2001
Box 6 Rogers, Bruce 1999
Box 6 Rosenthal, Douglas E. 1997-2002
Box 6 Rutzen, Doug 2001-2004
Box 6 Schrage, Steven undated
Box 6 Schuler, Henry 1994
Box 6 Schultz, Jack and Jane 1991-2001
Box 6 Schwartz, Gina 1993
Box 6 Schwartz, Johnathan 1999
Box 6 Scott, David 1997
Box 6 Smith, Bruce 1995-1997
Box 6 The Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya 1997
Box 6 Stratis, Mary Kay 2001
Box 6 Swire, James 1990
Box 6 Tsairis, Aphrodite 1990-1997
Box 6 Turman, Kathryn 2001
Box 6 Vargo, Trina undated
Box 6 Various recipients 1993-2005, undated
Box 6 Walsh, Eileen 1997, undated
Box 6 Williams, George 1989-2002, undated
Box 6 Zaid, Mark 1994-2002, undated
Box 6 Zwynenburg, John and Barbara 1989-2002
Memorabilia
Box 7 Buttons undated
Photographs and negatives
Box 7 Ambassador Curly undated
Box 7 Duggan, Frank undated
Box 7 Memorial Cairn circa 1995
Box 7 Presidents Commission on Aviation Security and Terrorism (PCAST) 1989
Box 7 Presidents Commission on Aviation Security and Terrorism (PCAST) in Lockerbie undated
Box 7 Plaintiff's committee in Paris 2001
Subject Files
Court cases
Box 12 Brief re: 'passive personality' jurisdiction undated
Box 12 Cases filed undated
Box 12 "Census of claims by U.S. persons against Libya: instructions for reporting on form TFR-635" 1988
Box 12 Lockerbie/Libya civil litigation-the case for U.S. intervention 1997
Box 12 The petition of the Prosecutor Fiscal to the sheriff of Dumfries and Galloway 1991
Box 12 Title VI-terrorism and international matters undated
Box 12 Transcript of conference before Honorable Thomas C. Platt (district court: Eastern District of New York) 2002
General
Box 8 9/11 terrorist attacks 2001, 2004
Box 8 2nd anniversary 1990
Box 8 8th anniversary 1996
Box 8 10th anniversary 1998
Box 8 15th anniversary 2003
Box 8 The Air Crash Support Network undated
Box 8 Airline Pilots Association (ALPA) 1995
Box 8 Arlington Memorial Cairn 1994-1995, 2003
Box 8 Center for Security Policy undated
Box 8 Center for Strategic & International Studies 1999, undated
Box 8 Committee on Foreign Affairs 1993-1994
Box 8 Committee on Government Reform & Oversight: Subcommittee on National Security, International Affairs & Criminal Justice 1998
Box 8 Committee on International Relations 1995, 1997-1999, 2002, 2004, undated
Box 8 Committee on the Judiciary 1995-1996, 1999
Box 8 Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure: Subcommittee on Aviation 1996, undated
Box 8 Committee on Ways & Means: Subcommittee on Trade 1996-1997
Box 8 Compensation deal-Libya 1998-2003
Box 8 Congressional record-Senate 1992-1993, 1995, 1997
Box 9 Contact sheets for attendance at White House meeting of report of president's commission 1989, undated
Box 9 "Counter terrorism: a manual for law enforcement" 1990
Box 9 Criminal Injuries Compensation Board 1990-1991, 1994, undated
Box 9 Department of Justice-FBI 1995
Box 9 Department of Justice-Office for Victims of Crime 1993, 1995-1997, 2000
Box 9 Department of State 1989, 1991-1992, undated
Box 9 Department of Transportation-Working Group on Compensation for Victims of Terrorism undated
Box 9 Department of Treasury-Office of Foreign Assets Control 1991-1995, undated
Box 9 European Union 1996
Box 9 Family groups undated
Box 9 Foundation to Combat International Terrorism 1995, undated
Box 9 Information on the bombing of Pan Am flight 103 1990, undated
Box 9 International Court of Justice 1997-1998
Box 9 Justice for Pan Am 103 1996
Box 9 Libya 1987, 1994, 1997, 1999-2001, undated
Box 9 Libyan American Friendship Association 1997
Box 9 The Libyan League for Human Rights 2000
Box 9 "Lockerbie: a local authority response to the disaster" by Dumfries and Galloway Regional Council 1989
Box 9 Lockerbie Trial Families Project undated
Box 9 The Maltese double cross 1995, undated
Box 9 Miscellaneous 1990, 1994, 2002-2003, undated
Box 9 National Air Disaster Alliance/ Foundation 2001
Box 9 National Front for the Salvation of Libya 1994
Box 9 No greater love 1992, 1994-1995, undated
Box 9 Notes undated
Box 10 Plaintiff's committee 1994, undated
Box 10 Preliminary investigation re: Pan Am 103 Lockerbie air disaster 1989
Box 10 President's comments to the victim's families undated
Box 10 President's Commission on Aviation Security and Terrorism 1989-1990, undated (2 folders)
Box 10 Sanctions 1993-1999, 2003, undated (2 folders)
Box 10 The Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya to the United Nations 1997-1998
Box 10 Task Force on Assistance to Families of Aviation Disasters 1996-1997, undated
Box 10 The terrorism discussion list 1998
Box 10 Trial-Camp Zeist undated
Box 10 United Nations Security Council 1995, 1998, undated
Box 10 United States Mission to the United Nations 1993, 1998, undated
Box 11 United States policy towards Libya 1993, 1999-2000, 2003
Box 11 White House Commission on Aviation Safety and Security 1997
Box 11 The White House-Office of the Press Secretary 1996-1997
Box 11 World Wings International, Inc. 1995
Box 11 Writings 1994-1995, undated
Law firms
Box 13 Kreindler & Kreindler 1994, 1996-1997, 1999-2003 (2 folders)
Box 13 Mirone & Sheilds 1996-1997
Box 13 Mullenholz, Brimsek & Belair 1992-1997, undated
Box 13 Others 1992-1994, 1997, 2003, undated
Box 13 Patton Boggs, L.L.P. 1997, 2001
Box 13 Shapiro & Olander 1994-1997
Box 13 Sonneschein, Nath & Rosenthal 1996-2003 (2 folders)
Box 14 Sonneschein, Nath & Rosenthal 1996-2003 (3 folders)
Legislation
Box 14 E.O. 12947: Prohibiting transactions with terrorists who threaten the Middle East peace process 1995
Box 14 H.R. 899: Pan Am 103 witness to justice act 1999
Box 14 H.R. 1710: Amendments to the victims of trafficking and violence protection act 1995
Box 14 H.R. 2926: Air transportation safety and system stabilization act 2001
Box 14 H.R. 3347: Libya sanctions compliance act 1996
Box 14 H.R. 3485/S. 1796: Justice for victims of terrorism act undated
Box 14 H.R. 3923: The aviation disaster family assistance act 1996
Box 14 H.R. 4210: Terrorism preparedness act 2000
Box 14 H.R. 4647/S. 1772: Justice for victims of terrorism act circa 2002
Box 14 Pub. L. No. 99-652: Standards for placement of commemorative works on fed. lands in D.C. 1986
Box 14 Pub. L. No. 101-604: Aviation security improvement act 1990
Box 14 Pub. L. No. 104-132: The anti-terrorism and effective death penalty act 1996
Box 14 S. 1228: Iran oil sanctions act 1995
Box 14 S. 1510: Victims of crime act, 1984 2000-2002
Box 14 S.J. Res. 129: Arlington Memorial Cairn 1993
Box 14 28 U.S.C.: Foreign sovereign immunities act 1997, undated
People
Box 14 Aviv, Yuval 1990
Box 14 Black, Robert undated
Box 14 Bruce, Carol Elder undated
Box 14 Cohen, Theodora (victim, Syracuse University) undated
Box 14 Coleman, Lester 1993, undated
Box 14 Dater, Gretchen (victim, Syracuse University) undated
Box 14 Duggan, Frank undated
Box 14 Gerson, Allan 1993, undated
Box 14 Lowenstein, Suse undated
Box 14 Maslowski, Stan undated
Box 14 Newcomb, R. Richard undated
Box 14 Philipps, Sarah (victim, Syracuse University) undated
Box 14 Rosenthal, Douglas undated
Box 14 Williams, George 1994, undated
Box 14 Zwynenberg, Barbara undated

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