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Tom Gordon Papers

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

Summary

Creator: Gordon, Tom
Title: Tom Gordon Papers
Dates: 1991-2007; undated
Size: 4 folders
Abstract: The Tom Gordon Papers contain materials related to Gordon's service with the Dumfries and Galloway Constabulary related to the bombing and crash of Pan Am Flight 103. All materials contained in this collection pertain to activities and developments following the disaster.
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

Photograph of Tom Gordon

Tom Gordon was a Detective Sergeant with the Dumfries and Galloway Constabulary in 1988. Tom worked on the Pan Am 103 investigation in various capacities until his retirement from the force in 2013. Tom was most heavily involved with the HOLMES system, which catalogued all the evidence and data relating to the criminal inquiry into the bombing.

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Scope and Content Note

The Tom Gordon Papers consist of three series: Memorabilia; Photographs; and Printed Materials. The Memorabilia series contains items generally related to the Dumfries and Galloway Constabulary, as well as photographs and documentation related to a commemorative service ring bestowed on Gordon for his service in the Lockerbie Investigation. The Photographs series consists of two items, one featuring Gordon receiving a commemorative plaque, the other featuring the Lockerbie Incident Control Centre (LICC) staff. Finally, the Printed Materials series contains materials related to the criminal inquiry of the Pan Am 103 disaster, and Gordon's associated work.

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Alternative Formats

Selected images also available as digital files (Archives Image 14-0579; Archives Image 13-0592; Archives Image 13-0593).

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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 Tom Gordon Papers. Related collections include:

Police Scotland Collection

Pan Am Flight 103 Story Archives Collection

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Selected Search Terms

Names

Gordon, Tom.
Syracuse University -- History.
Syracuse University.

Subjects

Lockerbie, Scotland, Crash of Pan Am Flight 103, 1988.
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).

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Tom Gordon Papers,
Pan Am Flight 103/Lockerbie Air Disaster Archives
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

The Tom Gordon Papers were donated by Tom Gordon in 2013.

Processing Information

The Tom Gordon Papers are fully processed.

Finding Aid Information

Created by: Vanessa L. St.Oegger-Menn
Date: February 2015
Revision history:

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Inventory

Memorabilia
Box Lockerbie SC 1, Folder 1 Dumfries and Galloway Constabulary Undated
Box Lockerbie SC 1, Folder 2 Ring to Signify Personnel Attached to Lockerbie Investigation ca. 1990
Image Ring given to those involved with the Pan Am 103 disaster 2 years on -belonged to Tom Gordon
Image Second image of ring belonging to Tom Gordon
Image Third image of ring belonging to Tom Gordon
Photographs
Box Lockerbie SC 1, Folder 3 LICC Staff November 1991
Printed Materials
Box Lockerbie SC 1, Folder 4 "The Sunday People" November 17, 1991
Box Lockerbie SC 1, Folder 4 Lockerbie Trial: The Policing Experience November 2001
Box Lockerbie SC 1, Folder 4 Force: A Contemporary Portrait of Scotland's Police 2007

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