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Tom Foster Papers

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

Summary

Creator: Foster, Tom
Title: Tom Foster Papers
Dates: RG103.FOS.0001
Size: 7 linear feet
Abstract: The Tom Foster Papers contain materials from his work on the book Their Darkest Day: The Tragedy of Pan Am 103 and Its Legacy of Hope, co-authored with Matthew Cox. These materials include mostly Research Files pertaining to Subjects and People and accompanied by the author's handwritten notes. Other series include Chapter Notes, Clippings and Newspapers, and Photographs and Negatives
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

Tom Foster is a general assignment reporter for the Syracuse, NY Post-Standard. His freelance work has been published in the New York Times and the Philadelphia Inquirer. Foster lives in Watertown, NY with his family.

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Scope and Content Note

The Tom Foster Papers contain materials from his work on the book Their Darkest Day: The Tragedy of Pan Am 103 and Its Legacy of Hope, co-authored with Matthew Cox. These materials include mostly Research Files pertaining to Subjects and People and accompanied by the author's handwritten notes. Subject files relating to the Department of State, the Gander Crash in Newfoundland, the PFLP-GC, and the President's Commission on Aviation Security and Terrorism are also included. Other series include Chapter Notes, Clippings and Newspapers, and Photographs and Negatives

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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

Selected VHS tapes were removed from this collection and transferred to the Pan Am Audiovisual Collection.

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

Matthew Cox Papers

Pan Am Flight 103 Publications Collection

Syracuse University: Anniversaries Collection

Syracuse University: Memorials Collection

Syracuse University: Place of Remembrance Collection

Syracuse University: Remembrance/Lockerbie Scholars Collection

Victim and Family Collections

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Selected Search Terms

Names

Cox, Matthew.
Foster, Tom.
Pan American Airlines.

Associated Titles

Their darkest day: the tragedy of Pan Am 103 and its legacy of hope.

Subjects

Lockerbie, Scotland, Crash of Pan Am Flight 103, 1988.
Pan Am Flight 103 Bombing Incident, 1988.
Terrorism -- History -- 20th Century.
Lockerbie (Scotland).

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

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

Acquisition Information

The Tom Foster Papers were donated by Tom Foster in 1996.

Processing Information

The Tom Foster Papers are processed.

Finding Aid Information

Created by: Cara A. Howe
Date: 2011
Revision history:

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Arrangement

The Tom Foster Papers are arranged alphabetically within each series.

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Inventory

Clippings
Box 1 December, 1988
Box 1 Newsweek January 2, 1989
Box 1 January, 1989
Box 1 February, 1989
Box 1 March, 1989
Box 1 April, 1989
Box 1 June, 1989
Box 1 August, 1989
Box 1 September, 1989
Box 1 October, 1989
Box 1 November, 1989
Box 1 December, 1989
Box 1 January, 1990
Box 1 February/March, 1990
Box 1 April/May, 1990
Box 1 Chapter 1 1989; undated
Box 1 Chapter 4 1988-1989; undated
Box 1 Chapter 5 1988-1989
Box 1 Chapter 7 1988-1990; undated
Box 1 Chapter 8 1988-1989; undated
Box 1 Chapter 9 1988-1989; undated
Box 1 Chapter 10 1989
Box 1 Unsorted U.K. 1988-1990;
Clippings and Newspapers OVERSIZE
Box 2 Annandale Herald December 22, 1988; January 26, 1989; January 5, 1989
Box 2 Barron's December 17, 1990
Box 2 Daily Mail December 27, 1988
Box 2 The Detroit News December 22, 1988; December 23, 1988
Box 2 Dumfries Courier December 23, 1988
Box 2 The Glasgow Herald December 27, 1988
Box 2 The New York Times Magazine March 18, 1990
Box 2 The Post-Standard Syracuse, NY December 22, 1988; December 23, 1988; December 24, 1988; December 26, 1988; December 27, 1988; December 28, 1988; December 29, 1988; December 30, 1988; December 31, 1988; December 21, 1990
Box 1 The Times (Scotland) December 24, 1988; December 27, 1988; December 28, 1988
Box 3 The Weekend Guardian December 24, 1988
Research Files
Department of State
Box 3 Airgram (A) 1977-1984
Box 3 Airgram (B) 1985-1989
Box 3 Congressional Testimony 1989
Box 3 Correspondence 1989; 1992
Box 3 Excised Documents 1989-1990
Box 3 Releases (A) 1988-1989
Box 3 Releases (B) 1988-1989
Box 3 Text of Telegram (A) 1988-1989
Box 3 Text of Telegram (B) 1988-1989
Gander Crash
Box 4 Batchelor 1986; 1989; undated
Box 4 CIA 1987; 1989; undated
Box 4 CIA Investigation 1986; 1989; undated
Box 4 Clippings 1988-1989
Box 4 Correspondence 1989-1990
Box 4 Department of Defense 1986; 1989; undated
Box 4 Recommendation 1986; 1989; undated
Box 4 Reports 1985
People
Box 5 Ahern, John M. (victim) undated
Box 5 Alderman, Marion (mother of victim Paula Bouckley) April 30, 1990
Box 5 Bergstrom, Mr. and Mrs. Phillip undated
Box 5 Carlsson, Bernt (victim, Swedish) 1987-1989
Box 5 Channon, Paul (Transport Secretary) 1989; undated
Box 5 Cohen, Susan and Daniel (victims' parents) 1989-1991; undated
Box 5 Coleman, Lester K. III (A) 1989-1991; undated
Box 5 Coleman, Lester K. III (A) 1990
Box 5 Dater, Getchen Joyce (victim, SU) 1990
Box 5 Dalkamoni, Hafez 1990; undated
Box 5 Eckert, William G. (M.P.) March, 1982
Box 5 Flynn, Kathleen (mother of victim) 1990
Box 5 Ibrahim, Abu undated
Box 5 Khrusat, Marwan 1989
Box 5 O'Neill, Roland (baggage handler) 1990
Box 5 Rosenkranz, Frank H. 1989-1990
Box 5 Schultz, Thomas B. (victim, SU) 1989-1990; undated
Box 5 Tsairis, Alexia (victim, SU) undated
Box 5 Williams, George (victim) 1989-1991; undated
Photographs and Negatives
Box 5 Al-Megrahi, Abdel Basset Ali undated
Box 5 Boukley, Paula and Glenn (victims) 1988; undated
Box 5 Brunner, Colleen (victim) undated
Box 5 Crash Debris (negatives) c. 1989
Box 5 Digital Reproduction 1989; undated
Box 5 Fhimah, Lamen Khalifa undated
Box 5 Hartunian, Lynne (victim) undated
Box 5 Hudson, Melina (victim) 1988; undated
Box 5 Hunt, Karen (victim, SU) 1989
Box 5 Jones, Chris (victim, SU) 1987-1988; undated
Box 5 Lockerbie undated
Box 5 Lockerbie Memorial (negatives) c. 1989
Box 5 McKee, Charles (victim) undated
Box 5 Miscellaneous undated
Box 5 Rattan/Dixit Family (victims) undated
Box 5 Somerville Family (victims, Lockerbie) undated
Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command (PFLP-GC)
Box 6 Articles 1972-1979
Box 6 Articles 1981-1985
Box 6 Articles 1986-1987
Box 6 Articles 1988
Box 6 Articles 1989
President's Commission on Aviation Security and Terrorism
Box 7 Alert 1990
Box 7 Bombing List 1984-1988
Box 7 Bulletin Boards 1990
Box 7 Cancellations 1990
Box 7 Cargo 1989-1990
Box 7 Customs 1990;
Box 7 Department of Transportation 1990; undated
Box 7 Documents List (classified) 1990; undated
Box 7 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) 1989-1990
Box 7 FBI 1990
Box 7 Foreign Affairs Committee Report 1990
Box 7 Frankfurt 1989-1990
Box 7 Frankfurt-baggage handling on the day of PA103 1989-1990
Box 7 Frankfurt-Post 103 1989-1990
Box 7 Frankfurt Consulate 1990
Box 7 Heathrow 1989-1990
Box 7 Helsinki Warning (Moscow posting) 1990
Box 7 Interfor 1990
Box 7 Justice Department 1990
Box 7 KPI 1990
Box 7 Miscellaneous 1989-1990
Box 7 'National Will' undated
Box 7 Noonan, Patricia and Karen Coyle 1990
Box 7 Northwest Airlines 1990
Box 7 Pan Am 1990
Box 7 Passenger Manifests 1989
Box 8 President's Commission 1989-1990
Box 8 National Security Administration 1990
Box 8 Report August 4, 1989
Box 8 Scottish Legal System undated
Box 8 Security Couterterrorism 1989
Box 8 Security-Post 103 Changes, Aviation 1990; undated
Box 8 State Department 1990
Box 8 Terrorism- Jenkins Report, Wilkinson Report 1989-1990
Box 8 TNA Machine 1990
Subjects
Box 8 Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) 1990; undated
Box 8 ABO TALB 1989; undated
Box 8 Air Accidents-Other Projects 1981-1987
Box 8 Alert-Frankfurt 1989
Box 8 Alert Management (General Security) (A) 1989; undated
Box 8 Alert Management (General Security) (B) 1989; undated
Box 8 Anniversary Activities 1989
Box 9 Anniversary Clippings-Lockerbie's Silent Night 1989; undated
Box 8 Attorneys (Plaintiff's Non-Kreindler) undated
Box 9 Aviation Security Project- Dr. Jim Swire 1991-1992; undated
Box 9 Business Card undated
Box 9 Citations undated
Box 9 Citations-Syracuse Newspapers 1989-1990; undated
Box 9 Civil Trial Coverage 1990-1992; undated
Box 9 Civil Trial (A) 1990; undated
Box 9 Civil Trial (B) 1990; 1992; undated
Box 9 Civil Trial (C) 1992; undated
Box 9 Congressional Testimony/ Investigation (A) 1989
Box 9 Congressional Testimony/ Investigation (B) 1989
Box 9 Cont. Risk, Ltd. undated
Box 9 Cyprus/CIA Agents 1987-1989
Box 10 "The Darkest Day"-Post-Standard Supplement May 7, 1989
Box 10 Department of Transport U.K. 1988-1989; undated
Box 10 Donard Corporation 1988-1989; undated
Box 10 Dumfries and Galloway Regional Council Report 1989
Box 10 FAA/NTSB 1989; undated
Box 10 FAA Fines/ GAO Report Against Pan Am 1989-1990; undated
Box 10 Families of Pan Am/ Lockerbie (A) 1989-1990
Box 10 Families of Pan Am/ Lockerbie (B) 1989-1990
Box 10 Families of Pan Am/ Lockerbie (C) 1991-1992; undated
Box 10 Fatal Accident Inquiry 1991-1992
Box 10 FOIAs 1988-1990; undated
Box 10 French Hostages undated
Box 10 Germany-Flight 103 undated
Box 11 Graphics/Images 1988-1989; undated
Box 11 Helsinki Warning 1990; undated
Box 11 Internationl Civil Aviation Organization (IACO) 1988-1989; undated
Box 11 Interfor, Inc. Report 1989-1990; undated
Box 11 KPI, Ltd. report to Pan Am Airways 1986
Box 11 Litigation-Civil Action Complaint 1989; undated
Box 11 Litigation- Decision on Punative Damages 1990-1991
Box 11 Litigation-Relatives vs. Pan Am 1990; undated
Box 11 "Lockerbie Community Update" 1988-1989; undated
Box 11 Lockerbie Trust Fund 1991; undated
Box 11 Logo-Families of Pan Am 103/Lockerbie 1989
Box 11 Malta 1989
Box 11 Media 1989-1990
Box 11 Memorial Cairn - Arlington National Cemetery 1995
Box 11 Memorial Service - SU "Place of Remembrance" 1990
Box 11 Middle East Insider-Newsletter 1989-1991
Box 11 Military Response 1989
Box 12 Montreal Protocol Hearings 1989
Box 12 National Archives 1990
Box 12 No Greater Love 1984
Box 12 Notes (A) 1989-1990; undated
Box 12 Notes (B) 1989-1990; undated
Box 12 Notes (C) 1989-1990; undated
Box 13 Operational Navigation Chart E-1 1986
Box 13 Organization, Pan Am 103 1989-1991
Box 13 Pan Am 1989-1990; undated
Box 13 Project Copies - "The Darkest Day" undated
Box 13 The RAND Corporation 1989; undated
Box 13 Security 1988-1989; undated
Box 13 Semtex 1991
Box 13 Schiller Notes (Visier Magazine, German) December 12, 1989
Box 13 Scotland Notes 1989; undated
Box 13 Scottish Police-Notes and Releases 1988-1989; undated
Box 13 Scholarships to Syracuse University 1989; undated
Box 13 Scotland Stringer 1989; undated
Box 13 State, Department of 1980; 1988-1990; undated
Box 14 Terrorism (A) 1988-1989; undated
Box 14 Terrorism (B) 1989 undated
Box 14 Terrorism Citations undated
Box 14 Terrorist Clips 1989; undated
Box 14 Terrorism Referenes 1988-1989; undated
Box 14 Time Magazine April 7, 1992
Box 14 Warsaw Convention 1989
Box 14 United States Fines for Pan Am Defense 1991
Box 14 United Kingdom Families-Flight 103 1989-1991; undated
Box 14 Victims' Addresses 1989; undated
Box 14 Victims of Pan Am 103 1990

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