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ANNA M. BRADY PAPERS

The Anna M. Brady Papers consist of correspondence, manuscripts, and photographs that document the career of Anna M. Brady, a Catholic journalist who for many years was the dean of the Vatican press corps, covering synods, papal conclaves, and the Second Vatican Council. There is much about those events and about the Catholic International Press. Of note is an extensive run of correspondence of Felix Morlion, O.P. There are also some fine original photographs of Pope Paul VI, Pope John Paul I, Pope John Paul II, Mother Theresa, and others. The Anna Brady Papers are contained in 29 archival boxes (45.5 linear feet).

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH - Anna M. Brady was born Anna Caldwell Moss on March 7, 1901. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Ward Moss of Norfolk, Virginia. In 1925, Anna married Frank Brady, a founder of the Catholic Evidence Guild in Baltimore. In 1928, Anna was received into the Catholic Church. Anna and Frank started the American branch of the Pro Deo Movement.

After World War II, Anna Brady settled in Rome. In time, she earned the rank of Senior Vatican correspondent. She became an expert on Vatican issues and covered the conclaves which elected four popes and all sessions of Vatican II. In 1981, she moved to Albany, New York where she wrote for "CRUX of the News." Throughout her lifetime, she published articles in a wide array of publications, including the Baltimore "Sun" and the "Long Island Catholic."

Anna M. Brady died on September 6, 1999.

(Source: Obituary - Albany "Times Union" September 8, 1999.)

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ACCESSION DATA:

Status: Open.

Photocopying: Permitted when not in violation of copyright.

Provenance: Gift of Anna M. Brady and Sister Mary Brady, R.S.C.J.

Processed by Scott S. Taylor, August 2002.

BULK DATES: 1940 - 1982
SPAN DATES: 1938 - 1982

EXTENT: 29 boxes (45.5 l.f.)

SERIES


SERIES: 1. Anna M. Brady Correspondence


SERIES DESCRIPTION: Anna M. Brady correspondence. Arranged chronologically.

SERIES: 2. Felix Morlion Correspondence


SERIES DESCRIPTION: Felix Morlion Correspondence. Arranged chronologically.

SERIES: 3. CIP Files


SERIES DESCRIPTION: Catholic Intercontinental Press Files. Mostly correspondence, reports, and printed materials. Arranged alphabetically by country or geographic location.

SERIES: 4. Vatican II - Session I


SERIES DESCRIPTION: Vatican II - Session I. Arranged alphabetically by subject. The filing system of Anna M. Brady has been preserved as much as possible.

SERIES: 5. Vatican II - Session II


SERIES DESCRIPTION: Vatican II - Session II. Arranged alphabetically by subject. Anna M. Brady's original filing order has been maintained as much as possible.

SERIES: 6. Vatican II - Session III


SERIES DESCRIPTION: Vatican II - Session III. Arranged alphabetically by subject. Anna M. Brady's original filing order has been preserved as much as possible.

SERIES: 7. Vatican II - Session IV


SERIES DESCRIPTION: Vatican II - Session IV. Arranged alphabetically by subject. Anna M. Brady's original filing order has been preserved as much as possible.

SERIES: 8. Calendars, Address Books, etc.


SERIES DESCRIPTION: Calendars, Address Books, etc. Arranged chronologically.

SERIES: 9. Subject Files


SERIES DESCRIPTION: Subject Files. Mostly clippings and printed matter. Arranged alphabetically by subject. Anna M. Brady's original filing order has been preserved as much as possible.

SERIES: 10. Photographs


SERIES DESCRIPTION: Photographs. Arranged alphabetically by individual.

SERIES: 11. Oversized Materials


SERIES DESCRIPTION: Oversized Materials. Preserved in oversized boxes. Includes a painting of Anna M. Brady.

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