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William Alan Daniels Family Collection

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

Summary

Creator: Daniels, William Alan
Title: William Alan Daniels Family Collection
Dates: 1988-2010
Size: 11 boxes, 6.75 linear feet
Abstract: The William Alan Daniels Family Collection contains 6 series: Clippings, Correspondence, Personal Objects, Photographs, Printed Materials, and Subject Files. The Personal Objects series contains model trains and wood working tools belonging to Bill Daniels. Cards sent to Bill for his 40th Birthday are available in Correspondence and photos of Bill and his wife Kathy at an American Cyanamid Corporation event are available in Photographs. The rest of the items in the collection relate to the after-math of the bombing, including memorial services and masses held for Bill Daniels, materials for which may be found in the Subject Files series.
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

William A. Daniels

William (Bill) Alan Daniels was born on March 28, 1948. Bill received a B.S. in chemistry from Emory University and a Ph.D. in chemistry from Penn State. He was a Group Leader in Process Development at American Cyanamid Company in Plainsboro, New Jersey, and had traveled to Newcastle-upon-Tyne on December 18 with colleagues. Bill, who lived with his family in Belle Mead, New Jersey, was survived by his wife Kathy; three children, Erin, Brice, and Melanie; his parents, Jean and Gerald; his brother, Scott; and his sister, Susan Hendricks.

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Scope and Content Note

The William Alan Daniels Family Collection contains 6 series: Clippings, Correspondence, Personal Objects, Photographs, Printed Materials, and Subject Files.

Clippings: are organized chronologically where possible, but some are undated. The over-sized clippings in Box 2 are not housed chronologically, but are kept together due to size. These items are mainly cover stories about Pan Am 103.

Correspondence: this series included 40th birthday cards sent to Bill Daniels in 1988. They also include many folders of condolence cards sent to his family after his death. The rest of the series is organized by correspondent and features letters to multiple legislators from Kathy Daniels, following the bombing.

Personal Objects: this series contains two subseries for model trains and wood working tools belonging to Bill Daniels. These items are not available to researchers without approval from the Archivist, but photographs of each item are available in the inventory of this finding aid. Neither of these subseries contains all of the model trains or tools owned by Bill, but only a sample of each.

Photographs: contains only a few photographs of Bill Daniels at an American Cyanamid Corporation event. Another photo, dated to 2010, features members of the Daniels-Tedeschi family (Kathy Daniels re-married Russ Tedeschi), at the wedding of Chris Tedeschi and Sonia Stratis, who was the daughter of Pan Am 103 victim Elia Stratis.

Printed Materials: this series contains the programs from Bill Daniel's memorial services, as well as memorial cards printed with his obituary and cards printed for masses held in his memory. Also of note in this series is a diagram of the seat lay out of Pan American World Airways 747 jumbo jets.

Subject Files: most notable in this series is the notebook kept by Kathy Daniels for taking phone messages after the bombing. Also included is a list of aviation security measures implemented in the months following the bombing of Pan Am 103.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

The wood working tools and model trains held in this collection are not available to researchers. Access to these items is granted by the Archivist on a case by case basis. Photographs of the items are included in the inventory of this finding aid.

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 William Alan Daniels Family Collection. Related collections include:

On Eagle's Wings Collection

Syracuse University: Individuals Collection

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Selected Search Terms

Names

Daniels, William A.

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

William Alan Daniels Family Collection,
Pan Am Flight 103/Lockerbie Air Disaster Archives
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

The William Alan Daniels Collection was donated by his widow Kathryn Daniels Tedeschi in 2006.

Processing Information

The William Alan Daniels Family Collection is processed.

Finding Aid Information

Created by: Cara A. Howe
Date: 2013
Revision history: Mar 2015 - Stylistic changes (VSOM)

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Arrangement

The William Alan Daniels Family Collection is arranged alphabetically within each series, except for Clippings, which are arranged chronologically.

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Inventory

Clippings
Box 1 1988
Box 1 1989
Box 1 1990
Box 1 1991
Box 1 1992
Box 1 1993
Box 1 1994
Box 1 1995
Box 1 1998
Box 1 1999
Box 1 2000
Box 1 2001
Box 1 2002
Box 1 2003
Box 1 undated
Box 2 Oversize 1988-2003
Correspondence
Box 3 40th Birthday Cards for Bill Daniels 1988
Box 3 American Cyanamid Company 1989
Box 3 Baumeister & Samuels (Attorneys at Law) October, 1989
Box 3 Bradley, Bill (Senator) February-May, 1989
Box 3 Cain, Loyrette and Randy 1989
Box 3 Cheatham, Bartlette M. Jr. March, 1989
Box 3 Cheatham, David H. 1989
Box 3 Courter, Jim (Congressman) February, 1989
Box 3 Cummock, Victoria (wife of victim John Binning Cummock) February, 1989
Box 3 Daniels, Kathy [Tedeschi] (wife of Bill Daniels), correspondence sent February, 1989
Box 3 Emory University May, 1989
Box 3 Fascell, Dante B. March, 1989
Box 3 Foley, Thomas S. (Congressman) circa 1989
Box 3 Giebler, Wendy (wife of victim David Giebler) circa 1989
Box 3 Graham, Bob (Senator) March-May, 1989
Box 3 Heflin, Howell (Senator) July, 1989
Box 3 Lautenberg, Frank R. (Senator) March-April, 1989
Box 3 McMillan, David L. (First Secretary, Aviation and Shipping for U.K.) April, 1989
Box 3 Roukema, Marge (Congresswoman) March-August, 1989
Box 3 Simpson, Alan K. (Senator) May, 1989
Box 3 Skinner, Samuel K. (Secretary of Transportation for U.S.) April, 1989
Box 3 Superintendent Roxburgh (Dumfries and Galloway Constabulary) April, 1989
Box 3 Thornwaltz, Arthur and Mary (Lockerbie) April, 1989
Box 3 Unknown last names circa 1989
Box 3 U.S. Consulate General, Scotland 1989
Box 3, 4 Condolence Cards circa December, 1988-1989 (6 folders)
Personal Objects
Box 7 Name Plate for Dr. William Alan Daniels undated
Model Trains undated
RESTRICTED: Please note that access to physical objects in this subseries is granted with permission of the archivist. Digital images of all items are provided in this inventory.
Box 6 Accessories
Crossing gate with lights
Image 
Crossing gate
Image 
Circuit breaker
Image 
Multi-control TRAINMaster
Image 
Power switch
Image 
Spot light
Image 
Tow truck
Image 
Uncouple and unload switch
Image 
Watch tower, front view
Image 
Watch tower, right view
Image 
Watch tower, back view
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Watch tower, left view
Image 
Box 7 Train cars
Burlington
Image  - gondola car, green
Cooper Jarret Inc.
Image  - box car, gray
Cooper Jarret Inc.
Image  - box car, gray (broken)
Lehigh Valley
Image  - hopper car, red
Lionel
Image  - flat car, blue
Lionel
Image  - caboose, red
The Milwaukee Road
Image  - train engine, black and orange
New Haven
Image  - boxcar, black and orange
NYC
Image  - gondola car, green
Pennsylvania
Image  - tank car, blue
Rock Island
Image  - train engine, tan and red
Train engine
Image  - black
Box 6 Train track
Curved track (3 pieces)
Image 
Illinois Central hydraulic bridge
Image 
Straight track
Image 
Switch
Image 
Wabash bridge
Image 
Woodworking Tools undated
RESTRICTED: Please note that access to physical objects in this subseries is granted with permission of the archivist. Digital images of all items are provided in this inventory.
Box 11 Arbor, from a lathe - this would hold the backer plate to the lathe during turning
Image arbor
Box 11 Backer Plate - threads onto the arbor of the lathe, for turning wooden bowls or other similar items
Image front
Image back
Box 11 Calipers - used for measuring during lathe work
Caliper
Image small
Caliper
Image large
Box 11 Chisels - used for shaping wood and adding details during lathe work
Chisel handle, broken
Image 
Chisel, thin curved head, rounded end
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Chisel, rounded head, filed on the end
Image 
Chisel, thin slanted head, filed on the top and bottom
Image 
Chisel, thin pointed head, slopped to the sides
Image 
Chisel, slanted head, filed on the side edge
Image 
Chisel, flat head, one rounded and one square corner
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Chisel, thin curved with rounded head, filed no bottom edge
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Chisel, thin pointed head, filed on both sides
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Chisel, slanted head, filed on top and bottom edge
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Chisel, slanted head, filed on the side edge
Image 
Box 11 Drill Bit - used for drilling circular holes
Image 
Box 11 Drill Chuck Key - used to tighten a drill bit into the chuck
Image 
Box 10 Molding Head Cutters - attached to a table saw, used for cutting designs for crown molding
1 inch by 7/8 inches
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1 inch by 1/8 inches
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5/8 inches by 1/2 inch
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1 inch by 1 inch
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5/8 inches by 3/8 inches
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5/8 inches by 1 inch
Image 
1/8 inches by 1/2 inch
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1/2 inch by 1 1/8 inches
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1/2 inch by 1/2 inch
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5/8 inches by 1 inch
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5/8 inches by 1/8 inches
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3/4 inches by 1/2 inch
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Box 11 Parting Tool - used to pull a discarded piece off the finished product during lathe work
Image 
Box 11 Pivot Point - supports the end of the piece of wood that is opposite the arbor, for support during lathe work
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Box 11 Paint Scrapers - used to remove paint from different types of molding or furniture
Triangular head
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Teardrop head
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Diamond head
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Box 11 Whetstone - used for sharpening tools like chisels
Image 
Photographs
Box 5 Daniels-Tedeschi Family photographs 2007-2008 2011
Box 5 Tedeschi (Daniels) and Stratis Wedding 2010
Box 5 Used for identification circa 1981
Bill Daniels, with his wife Kathy, receives a gift at an American Cyanamid Event
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Bill Daniels, with his wife Kathy, at an American Cyanamid Event
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Bill Daniels, with colleagues, at an American Cyanamid Event
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Bill Daniels, in a group photo, at an American Cyanamid Event
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Printed Materials
Box 5 Business Cards undated
Box 5 Masses in Memory of William Alan Daniels circa 1989
Box 5 Memorial Cards for William Alan Daniels January 4, 1989 undated
Box 5 Name Tag for Scientific Achievement Awards undated
Box 5 Pan Am's 747 Seat Configuration undated
Subject Files
Box 5 Aviation Security Measures, Post Pan Am 103 December 29, 1988-Apirl 21, 1989
Box 5 Counseling Services undated
Box 5 Donations Made in Memory of William A. Daniels circa 1989
Box 5 Listing of Photographs for Sheila (photographs not included) October 18, 1989
Box 5 New Jersey Legislature Roster of Members 1988-1989
Box 5 Notebook circa 1988-1989 - includes phone messages from the time of the disaster and notes on information coming in from Pan American World Airways
Box 5 Press Coverage in Germany May 8-15, 1989

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