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Rodney H. Brady histories

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2524

Scope and Contents

This collection contains the personal history of Rodney H. Brady, in eleven volumes, written by Rodney H. Brady, that outline his life. Each book contains a major section of his life. There are eleven different books, with two copies of book 3, making twelve in total.


  • 1933-1985


Conditions Governing Access

Preliminarily processed; access with permission from the Supervisor of Reference Services.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Histories must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Rodney Howard Brady was born on 31 January 1933, in Sandy, Utah, to Kenneth Brady and Jessie Madsen. He attended the University of Utah, after which he served an LDS mission to Great Britain. He received his Doctor of Business Administration Degree at Harvard University in 1966. From 1966 to 1970, he worked for the Hughes Tool Company₁Aircraft Division, in Southern California. He then accepted a position as Assistant Secretary and Chief Administrative and Management Officer of the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, from 1970-1972. He served as President of Weber State College, in Utah, from 1979 to 1985.


4 boxes (2 linear feet)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Donated by the author, by way of Dee Halverson, 2002.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Rodney H. Brady; 2002.


Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).


Incomplete contents: Box 1: 1) "An Exciting Start Along an Upward Path; My First Eighteen Years, 1933-1951," by Rodney H. Brady, 1978. 2) "My College Years at University of Utah, 1951-53 and 1956-57," by Rodney H. Brady, 1985. 3) "My Missionary Years in Great Britain, 1953-1955," by Rodney H. Brady, 1976. Copy 1. Box 2: 4) "My Missionary Years in Great Britain, 1953-1955," by Rodney H. Brady, 1976. Copy 2. 5) "My Doctoral Years at Harvard University, 1957-59 and 1965-66," by Rodney H. Brady. 6) "Three Years of Military Service to My Country, 1959-62," by Rodney H. Brady. 7) "Return to Cambridge for Harvard Studies, Management Consulting, and Executive Leadership, 1962-66," by Rodney H. Brady. Box 3: 8)"Messages and Addresses Delivered by Rodney H. Brady, President, Weber State College, 1979-1985," by Rodney H. Brady, 1985. 9) "The Satisfactions and Challenges of Government Service; My Years of Service in Washington D.C. and HEW and the President's Sub-Cabinet, 1970-1972," by Rodney H. Brady. Box 4: 10) "The Brady HEW and Sub-Cabinet Diaries and Directories, 1970-1972, With a Supplement Covering Related Events After 1972," by Rodney H. Brady. 11) "The Brady Years at Weber State College, as interpreted by the press and photographers, 1978-1985," by Rodney H. Brady, 1985. 12) "The Hughes Tool Company and Our First Westwood Years, 1966-1970," by Rodney H. Brady.

Register of Histories
Garrett Schroath
2011 March 30
Description rules
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States