Alfred Packer

View a chronology of events in Alfred Packer's life.

About the Alfred Packer Collection

The Colorado State Archives hold records that document the Supreme Court Case of Alfred Packer, who was accused of cannibalism during the winter of 1873-1874.

Included in the collection:

  • Penitentiary records and photos
  • Confessions
  • Governor’s Pardon
  • Original case files from Gunnison and Hinsdale District Court

How to Find Information

View a description of the Alfred Packer holdings held at the Archives.

Digital Copy of Supreme Court Case #3095

Alfred Packer’s Penitentiary Photographs

Alfred Packer Confessions

Judge Jerry’s Death Sentence of Packer

Governor Thomas’ Conditional Parole

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