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Michael Toole Papers

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


Creator: Toole, Michael.
Title: Michael Toole Papers
Dates: 1986-1999
Size: 0.25 linear foot
Abstract: Materials related to Michael Toole and the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland on 21 December 1988
Language: English
Repository: Pan Am Flight 103/Lockerbie Air Disaster Archives
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Ave., Suite 600
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010


Michael Toole is a Syracuse University alumnus. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in broadcast journalism in 1990. He was a roommate and friend of Jason Coker, one of the victims of the bombing of Pan Am flight 103.

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Scope and Content Note

The Michael Toole Papers contains three series of materials dating from 1986 to 1990 related to Toole's friendship with Eric and Jason Coker and the Pan Am flight 103 bombing.

The Audiovisual series comprises a Pink Floyd cassette tape that was gifted to Toole by Jason Coker.

The Papers series contains newspaper clippings, printed materials, and correspondence related to the bombing of Pan Am flight 103 and the Coker twins. There is also a copy of an article Toole wrote in memory of Jason Coker, Eric Coker, and Gary Colasanti.

The Photographs series contains photographs of the Cokers, primarily Jason; Lockerbie, Scotland; and Syracuse University's Place of Remembrance.

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Alternative Formats

Selected materials from this collection have been digitized. 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 Michael Toole Papers. Related collections include:

Pan Am Flight 103 Audiovisual Collection

Families of Pan Am 103/Lockerbie Collection

On Eagles' Wings Collection

Memorial Cairn at Arlington National Cemetery Records

Victims and Families Collections

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Selected Search Terms


Toole, Michael.
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)
Higher education.

Types of material

Newspaper clippings.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Michael Toole Papers,
Pan Am Flight 103/Lockerbie Air Disaster Archives
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Gift of Michael Toole in 2013.

Processing Information

Materials were removed from the Eric and Jason Coker Collection. Materials were placed in acid-free folders and box.

Finding Aid Information

Created by: Halsey Van Allen
Date: 2022
Revision history:

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Materials are arranged alphabetically.

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Box 1 Pink Floyd cassette tape 1987
Box 1 Clippings 1988-1989
Box 1 Correspondence, Coker, Jason 1986-1988
Box 1 Map of crash site 1990
Box 1 Printed materials 1988-1989
Box 1 Written remembrance of Jason Coker, Eric Coker, and Gary Colasanti 1998-1999
Box 1 Eric and Jason Coker 1986-1989
Box 1 Lockerbie, Scotland 1990
Box 1 Place of Remembrance 1990

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