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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

Finding aid created by: Cara A. Howe
Date: 2011


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.

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


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.

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

Pan Am 103 Anniversaries Collection

Pan Am 103 Memorials Collection

Place of Remembrance Collection

Remembrance and Lockerbie Scholars Collection

Victim and Family Collections

Selected Search Terms


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

Associated Titles

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


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

Types of Material

Clippings (information artifacts)
Research (documents)

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.


The Tom Foster Papers are arranged alphabetically within each series.

Table of Contents


Clippings and Newspapers OVERSIZE

Research Files