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Tom McCulloch Papers

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


Creator: McCulloch, Tom
Title: Tom McCulloch Papers
Dates: 1999-2001
Size: 1 box (.25 linear foot)
Abstract: Materials related to McCulloch's service during the Lockerbie inquiry, the arrest of Al-Megrahi and Fhimah, and his responsibilities at Camp Zeist
Language: English
Repository: Pan Am Flight 103/Lockerbie Air Disaster Archives
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Ave., Suite 600
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010


Photograph of Tom McCulloch

Detective Chief Superintendent Tom McCulloch was an Inspector with the Dumfries and Galloway Constabulary in 1988. He was the Senior Investigating Officer of the Lockerbie Inquiry, and arrested Al-Megrahi and Fhimah. He was present at the criminal trial at Camp Zeist in the Netherlands, where his responsibilities including overseeing the policing of the compound. Tom worked on the Pan Am 103 case until his retirement in 2001.

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Scope and Content Note

The Tom McCulloch Papers contain photographs, printed materials, and presentations related to McCulloch's work regarding the Lockerbie bombing inquiry and trial of Al-Megrahi and Fhimah. The photographs include five aerial images of Camp Zeist. Printed materials consist of a photocopied newspaper cartoon depicting the arrest of Al-Megrahi and Fhimah, and a copy of the fall 2001 Syracuse Journal of International Law and Commerce in which McCulloch's presentation to the International Terrorism, Victims' Rights, and the Lockerbie Criminal Trial symposium, held at the Syracuse University College of Law, is printed. Also included is a recorded webcast about the disaster.

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Alternative Formats

Selected materials from this collection may be available digitally. Please contact the archivist for further information on accessing the materials.

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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 McCulloch Papers. Related collections include:

Police Scotland Collection

Pan Am 103 Story Archives Collection

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Selected Search Terms


McCulloch, Tom.
Dumfries and Galloway Constabulary.
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

Political cartoons.
Writings (documents)

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

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

Acquisition Information

Tom McCulloch donated his papers in 2013.

Processing Information

The Tom McCulloch Papers are fully processed.

Finding Aid Information

Created by: Vanessa L. St.Oegger-Menn
Date: February 2015
Revision history: July 2018 - Inventory updated, stylistic changes (VSOM)

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Box 1 Photographs circa 2000-2001
 Aerial view of Kamp Van Zeist, Netherlands
Box 1 Cartoon circa 1999
Box 1 Syracuse journal of international law and commerce symposium: international terrorism, victim's rights, and the Lockerbie criminal trial 2001
Box 1 Lockerbie Air Disaster webcast presentation, Detective Chief Superintendent Thomas McCulloch, Dumfries and Galloway Constabulary, Scotland undated - 1 disc of Detective Chief Superintendent Thomas McCulloch webcast with accompanying letter. (CD) (ID#: pa103_l_police_scotland_av_00001)

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