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Asa Packer & Lehigh University Newspaper Clippings

 Collection
Identifier: SC MS 0104
This collection contains newspaper clippings from 1843-1912 regarding the life and accomplishments of Asa Packer.

Dates

  • 1843-1912

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection housed remotely. Users need to contact 24 hours in advance.

Conditions Governing Use

Collection is open for research.

Extent

4 Linear Feet (1 folder, 33 items; 4 linear feet)

Overview

This collection contains late 19th and early 20th century newspaper clippings detailing the life and accomplishments of Asa Packer.

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.

Arrangement

Collection is arranged chronologically
Title
Asa Packer & Lehigh University Newspaper Clippings
Status
completed
Author
Special Collections Staff
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English

Revision Statements

  • December 13, 2012: Finding aid information revised December 13, 2012- revised by Arielle Willett

Repository Details

Part of the Lehigh University Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Lehigh University
Linderman Library
30 Library Drive
Bethlehem PA 18045 USA
610-758-4506
610-758-6091 (Fax)