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 Intercontinental 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).
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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.)
35.21 Linear Feet (32 Hollinger boxes (23 Record Storage cartons + various sizes))
Gift of Anna M. Brady and Sister Mary Brady, R.S.C.J., 1996, 2001.
Part of the Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository