Packer, Asa, 1805-1879
Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:
Identifier: SC MS 0104
Overview This collection contains late 19th and early 20th century newspaper clippings detailing the life and accomplishments of Asa Packer.
Identifier: SC MS 0058
Overview This collection contains some memorabilia, photographs but mostly notes, correspondence, and several copies of a paper, titled “Asa Packer: A Connecticut Yankee in King Coal's Court,” written by Milton C. Stuart for the Newcomen Society in 1938.
Identifier: SC MS 0005
Overview A collection of financial records, including receipts, bills, statements, etc., in four separate Estate Accounts, administered by the trustees of the estate of Asa Packer, and Lehigh University covering the period May 1879 through 1972.
Identifier: SC MS 0109
Overview Asa Packer books designed and constructed by Lehigh University students as class projects called “Asa Packer Book Project” for their Graphic Design III taught by Professor Thom Lepley in the Spring of 2003-2004 and Fall of 2004-2005 academic years. Through this graphic design project, the students were to research and study artifacts and evidence of Asa Packer’s lifespan and then tell a unique story in a hand-bound artist book that would define Asa Packer and his legacy.
Identifier: SC MS 0040
Overview This collection contains material relating to the settlement of Harry Packer's estate, which was tied in with the settlement of Asa Packer's estate. He was the youngest son of Asa Packer, founder of Lehigh University.
Identifier: SC MS 0076
Overview The material here includes two separate typescripts of his history of Lehigh University. The first one, tentatively titled The Story of the Lehigh University: An Intimate History, is very detailed, and includes an index of names mentioned. (Notes and corrections are from James Mack, who read it). The second typescript more closely resembles the published work, with a lot of the original material omitted. (The introduction is different). The book, published in 1992 by Lehigh University Press,...
Identifier: SC MS 0332
Overview This manuscript incorporates Lehigh University's first president Henry Coppee's ideas for a plan as well as a diary of his early years at Lehigh University. Before coming to Lehigh Coppee had a distinguished career in the U.S. Army and at University of Pennsylvania. With suggestions from Bishop William Stevens, Lehigh's first president of the Board of Trustees and T. R. Jencks, a scholar from Harvard University, Coppée formulated the student course of study, the laws of governance and a...
Identifier: SC MS 0271
Overview An attempt is made to trace the Linderman Family as it is directly associated with Lehigh University. The Lindermans in the United States seemingly trace their ancestry to Jacob von Linderman who came to New York in 1710. He is believed to be a relative of the brother of Margarette Linderman Luther, the mother of the German Reformation religious leader, Martin Luther.
Identifier: SC MS 0241
Overview Political poster contains Asa Packer’s acceptance of running for governor in the 1869 gubernatorial elections on the Democratic Party ticket. The election took place on October 12, 1869 and Packer lost to republikcan candidate John W. Geary by 4596 votes.
Identifier: SC MS 0041
Overview This collection includes documents from Richard H. Tucker’s days as both a student and a professor at Lehigh University, such as correspondences, newspaper clippings, scrapbook, diplomas, certificates and photographs.