Alfred Packer

About the Alfred Packer Collection

An archival photo of Alfred Packer in a hat and jacket

The Colorado State Archives holds several legal and historical records concerning Alfred Packer, who was accused of cannibalism during the winter of 1873-1874. 

Included in the collection:

  • Penitentiary records, mugshot photos, and parole records.
  • Confessions
  • Letters to the Governor concerning Alfred Packer's parole
  • Governor's pardon
  • Original case files from Gunnison and Hinsdale District Court
    • Gunnison District Court, cases 238-241
    • Hinsdale District Court, cases 238-241
  • Original case files form the Supreme Court
    • Supreme Court case numbers 1198 (1883), 1753 (1885), 1980 (1886), 3239 (1893), 3905 (1898)
  • Military grave registration



To Request a Record

To search our records, please see Archives Search.

To request a record from the Archives, please submit a formal request.