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Asa and Sarah Packer Golden Wedding Anniversary Album, January 23, 1878

Identifier: SC MS 0261

This is one of the few artifacts that exist at Lehigh of Asa Packer, Lehigh University’s founder. The album is a fabulous record of who was who during the Packer Family’s lifetime. The album reflects the importance and wealth that Asa and Sarah Packer had acquired during their life being with virtually only their own fortitude, hard work, and entrepreneurial endeavor.

Dates: 1878

Asa Packer Estate Accounts and Other Financial Documents, 1879-1924

Identifier: SC MS 0005

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.

Dates: 1854 - 1972

Asa Packer Graphic Design Book Project

Identifier: SC MS 0109

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.

Dates: 2003-2005

Asa Packer & Lehigh University Newspaper Clippings

Identifier: SC MS 0104

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

Dates: 1843-1912

Brodrick-Brodhead Letters

Identifier: SC MS 0152
Abstract Two handwritten letters dated March 5, 1841[Daniel Dingman Brodhead] and April 19, 1841 [Mary Ann Brodrick] donated to Lehigh University’s Special Collections by Robert Brodhead Honeyman, a descendent of Daniel Dingman Brodhead and Mary Ann Brodrick who married in 1847. Robert B. Honeyman was related by way of Emily (Emilie) “Lassie” Linderman Brodhead (b. 1870 – d. after 1906) of Mauch Chunk, Pennsylvania, a sister of Albert and Daniel, who married a Robert Browne Honeyman June 5, 1895 of...
Dates: 1841

Estate documents of Harry E. Packer

Identifier: SC MS 0040

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.

Dates: 1883-1933

Hardware Scrapbook

Identifier: SC MS 0256

There is a two-fold interest in this item. The actual hardware illustrated within the catalogue that was utilized as a scrapbook for some Lehigh University newspaper articles appearing in many newspapers between 1907 to 1912. The hardware illustrated in the book is now of considerable interest to antique restoration. Much of the hardware reflects the Eastlake and Art Nouveau architectural styles. The newspaper articles feature many interesting features of Lehigh’s history.

Dates: 1897 - 1912; Majority of material found within 1907 - 1912

Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company Maps from Library of William Arthur Lathrop, President of LCNC 1906-1912

Identifier: SC MS0415
Scope and Contents

The collection of 19 maps issued by the Pennsylvania Bureau of Mines details both the anthracite and bituminous coal fields of Pennsylvania in great detail.

Dates: 1898

Lehigh Valley Railroad Documents

Identifier: SC MS 0159

Reflected in this collection is the bureaucracy of the Lehigh Valley Railroad Company from a train conductor’s view. The collection contains bulletins, supplements to bulletins, correspondence about operation of trains, train fares, schedules of train stations, time tables, conductor’s documentation of passengers’ destinations, tickets issued and material especially about the Black Diamond Express – the LVRR’s most famous train.

Dates: 1870-1981; Majority of material found within 1909-1915

Lehigh Valley Railroad Ledger 1863-1874

Identifier: SC MS 0198

Single volume ledger of Lehigh Valley Rail Road Company containing information on the locomotive and railroad car maintenance, repair and management records from 1863-1874.

Dates: 1863-1874

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