David Woodley Packard

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David Woodley Packard, Ph.D. (born 1940) is a former professor and noted philanthropist; he is the son of Hewlett-Packard co-founder David Packard. A former HP board member (1987–1999), David is best known for his opposition to the HP-Compaq merger[1] and his support for classical studies, especially the digitization of classics research. He has made significant contribution to the study of the language and the sign repertory of the Minoan Linear A script. Packard currently serves as president of the Packard Humanities Institute.[2]

Packard was responsible for acquiring, with David and Lucile Packard Foundation funds, the former Mount Pony facility for the Library of Congress in 1997; it has opened as the National Audio-Visual Conservation Center. He also supports film preservation through the Packard Humanities Institute.[3][4] Packard also currently runs operations of the Stanford Theatre.

Packard Campus for Audio-Visual Conservation
Packard Humanities Institute, Santa Clarita

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "HEWLETT-PACKARD IS DEALT A BLOW ON COMPAQ DEAL - The New York Times". query.nytimes.com. Retrieved 2017-03-12.
  2. ^ "phi/zeugma-info". packhum.org. Archived from the original on 2006-12-18. Retrieved 2017-03-12.
  3. ^ "Reels of classic films were melting into goo; David W. Packard stepped in to save them - LA Times". latimes.com. Retrieved 2017-03-12.
  4. ^ "Packard Humanities Institute". packhum.org. Retrieved 2017-03-12.

Selected works[edit]

  • (1967) A Study of the Minoan Linear A Tablets (unpublished doctoral dissertation, Harvard University)
  • (1968) Contextual and Statistical Analysis of Linear A // Atti e memorie der primo congresso internazionale di Micenologia 1, pp. 389–394. Rome.
  • (1968) A concordance to Livy. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press. ISBN 9780674158900.
  • (1971) Computer Techniques in the Study of the Minoan Linear Script A // Kadmos 10:52-59.
  • (1974) Minoan Linear A. University of California Press. ISBN 0-520-02580-6.