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Dr. Ivan Gibson Papers

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

Finding aid created by: Vanessa L. St.Oegger-Menn
Date: February 2015


Photograph of Dr. Ivan Gibson

Dr. Ivan Gibson was a pathologist working on post-mortem exams following the Pan Am 103 air disaster. He had previously worked in Canada and also in Northern Ireland, where he accumulated some experience with trauma cases.

Scope and Content Note

The Dr. Ivan Gibson Papers consists of a photograph and writing piece by Gibson related to his experience as a pathologist performing post-mortem exams following the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103. The photograph is of the temporary mortuary established at Lockerbie Ice Rink and the writing piece is a series of vignettes about Gibson's experience in Lockerbie during the aftermath of the disaster.

Note: Some materials within this collection contain graphic subject matter.

Alternative Formats

All images also available as digital files (Archives Image 13-0565).


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

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

Pan Am 103 Story Archives Collection

Selected Search Terms


Gibson, Ivan, Dr.
Syracuse University -- History.
Syracuse University.


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


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Dr. Ivan Gibson Papers,
Pan Am Flight 103/Lockerbie Air Disaster Archives
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Gift of Dr. Ivan Gibson in 2013.

Processing Information

The Dr. Ivan Gibson Papers are fully processed.

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