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Asa Packer: Asa Packer & Family

Library research guide on Lehigh University founder Asa Packer and his family, including his daughter Lucy Linderman and family.

Works About Asa Packer

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Decoding the Myths of Asa Packer by Jay Donis, Nia Baker, Lindsey Sokol, and Mathew Anthony


Asa Packer: A Perspective / W. Ross Yates. (1983)

Asa Packer / Robert C. Cole. (1968)


Puck Magazine, volume 5, number 117, June 4, 1879 / "In memory of Asa Packer" (1879)


An Outline of the Career of the Hon. Asa Packer, of Pennsylvania. (1867)

Resolutions on the Death of the Hon. Asa Packer: Adopted by the Alumni Association of the Lehigh University, and Address before the Association, June 18, 1879 / Rossiter W. Raymond. (1879)

Asa Packer, 1805-1879, captain of industry; educator; citizen... a Newcomen address / Milton C. Stuart. (1938)

Honor to American Labor: Records of the Testimonial to the Hon. Asa Packer, of Mauch Chunk, Carbon County, Pennsylvania, Given by His Fellow Citizens, at Bethlehem, Pa., on the Evening of November 23, 1865. (1865)

Memorial to Hon. Asa Packer: Founder of the Lehigh University, June 15th, 1879 / John McDowell Leavitt. (1879)

Asa Packer : A Memorial / by Henry Coppee (1879)



Last will and testament of the Hon. Asa Packer. (1879)

The Packer Endowment of Lehigh University. (1899)



Digitized documents related to Asa Packer in "I Remain: A Digital Archive of Letters, Manuscripts and Ephemera"

Congressional Biography of Asa Packer

Lehigh University webpage about Asa Packer

The Asa Packer Mansion Museum

"Re-discovering Pennsylvania's History Makers: Asa Packer"


Other Documents And Publications About Packer Family

Asa Packer Genealogy (Vertical File) Compiled by Anton Roeger
Contains CD-ROM and documents related to Packer Family genealogy compiled by Anton Roeger, Lehigh Class of 1957.
SC LVF P119a


Packer, Asa, 1805-1879 (Vertical File) in 5 sections
Documents related to Asa Packer, Packer family, Lehigh Valley Railroad Company, early years of Lehigh University.
Call number: SC LVF P119 pt.1-5


Packer Family (Vertical File)
Includes material about several Packer and Linderman family members (relatives of Asa Packer, both contemporary and descendents).
Call number: SC LVF P119f

Golden Wedding Anniversary, 1878

Asa Packer and Sarah Blakslee Packer celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a "Golden Wedding" ceremony. Following publications are about that event:

Homage at a Home Altar: the Golden Wedding Anniversary of Asa and Sarah Packer / Craig Wilson Van Blarcom.
Master Thesis in History, University of Delaware, 1997.
Call number: L P119ho

Asa Packer and Sarah M. Blakslee, Golden Wedding, 1828-1878. (1878)
Golden wedding anniversary ceremony book distributed to the guests as a souvenir.
Call number: L P119g

"A golden wedding : Judge and Mrs. Asa Packer celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of their marriage." / The Mauch Chunk Democrat.
Contains a copy of January 26, 1878 edition of The Mauch Chunk Democratnewspaper (new series, vol.XI, no.25). Second and third pages of the issue printed in gold ink and dedicated to Mr. and Mrs. Asa Packer's 50th anniversary celebrations.
Call number: SC FF G618
"Asa and Sarah Packer Golden Wedding Anniversary Album" January 23, 1878