Asa Packer & Lehigh University Newspaper Clippings
Scope and Contents
This collection contains newspaper clippings from 1843-1912 regarding the life and accomplishments of Asa Packer.
- Packer, Asa, 1805-1879 (Person)
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Collection housed remotely. Users need to contact 24 hours in advance.
Conditions Governing Use
Collection is open for research.
Biographical / Historical
Born in Mystic, Connecticut, on December 29, 1805, Asa Packer was an American businessman who pioneered railroad construction in the Lehigh Valley, and financed the construction of the Lehigh Valley Railroad Company. He was also active in Pennsylvania politics, and founded Lehigh University. Packer remained president of the Lehigh Valley Railroad until his death on May 17, 1879.
4 Linear Feet (1 folder, 33 items; 4 linear feet)
Language of Materials
This collection contains late 19th and early 20th century newspaper clippings detailing the life and accomplishments of Asa Packer.
Collection is arranged chronologically
- Asa Packer & Lehigh University Newspaper Clippings
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