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Rodney H. Brady records

Identifier: 03-15---001

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of office files from President Brady's tenure at Weber State College. Academic Schools have been compiled under the headings that were in place at the time of processing. For instance, Mathematics was under Humanities, it now is in the College of Sciences. Notations have been inserted to indicate where there is more information on the same subject in other parts of the collection. For instance, in General Files there is noteworthy correspondence as well as in the Brady Years at Weber State College.


  • 1937-1988
  • Majority of material found in 1975-1985
  • Other: Date acquired: 1982


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use.

Biographical or Historical Information

Rodney H. Brady was born on January 31, 1933. After graduation from Jordan High School, Brady entered the University of Utah in 1951. He interrupted his university studies to serve an LDS mission to Great Britain from 1953-1955. He returned to the University of Utah and simultaneously completed work for both a B.S. in Accounting and an MBA, each awarded with high honors in June, 1957. Brady pursued a doctoral studies at the Harvard graduate school of business from 1957-1959 prior to service in the United States Air Force from 1959-1962. He married Carolyn Ann (Mitzi) Hansen on October 25, 1960 and they are the parents of three sons. After finishing his stint in the military, Brady joined the Management Systems Corporation as Vice President (1962-1965), and later joined the Hughes Tool Company where he served as Vice President from 1966-1970. Brady returned to Harvard in 1965 to complete his Doctorate in business administration and his dissertation, "€œThe Impact of Computers on Top Management Decision Making in the Aerospace and Defense Industry"€ was named the outstanding dissertation of the year by the school. From 1970-1972 he served in the Nixon administration as Assistant Secretary for Administration and Management of the Department of Health, Education and Welfare. In 1972 he began a six-year career as Executive Vice President, Chairman of the Executive Committee and member of the Board of Directors of Bergen Brunswig Company. On June 16, 1978 Brady was named by the Utah State Board of Regents to succeed outgoing President Joseph L. Bishop on July 1, 1978. From the beginning of his tenure as President, Brady emphasized the importance of making Weber State College a superior undergraduate college stressing teaching excellence. In addition to his business and education service, Brady has been active in a variety of church, civic and service organizations. Most notably, he has been active in the Boy Scouts of America. In March 1985 in a letter to the Utah State Board of Regents, Brady announced he would resign his post as president on July 1, 1985. In April 1985, the Weber State College Institutional Council awarded Brady the status of President Emeritus. From 1985-1986 Brady was President and Chief Executive Officer of Bonneville International Corporation. He became the President and CEO of Deseret Management Corporation in 1996, retiring in March 2009. He passed away on January 9, 2017.


61.26 Linear Feet (133 document cases, 1 RC box, 1 flat box)

Language of Materials



The collection has been arranged into twelves series by topic. Each series is filled in alphabetical order, each folder is arranged chronologically. An addendum was added at a later date and contains files organized alphabetically and then chronologically. Series 1, General office files A-Z, 1937-1985; Series 2, Athletics, 1970-1985; Series 3, Board of Regents, 1978-1985; Series 4, Miscellaneous A-Z, 1978-1985; Series 5, Other schools, 1975-1985; Series 6, Individuals, 1975-1985; Series 7, Academic Schools, 1978-1988; Series 8, Scouting, 1976-1983; Series 9, Brady Book original draft; Series 10, The Brady Years at WSC; Series 11, Inaugural Ceremony program and photographs, July 1978; Series 12, Miscellaneous, circa 1978-1984; Series 13, Addendum, 1978-1986.

Physical Access Requirements

There are no physical access restrictions.

Technical Access Requirements

There are no technical access restrictions.

Custodial History

Material was acquired from the Office of the President (Unknown, P 10-4, 1982-, 1983-19, 1987-16, 1988-02, 1993-27, 1996-57, 2011-016).

Source of Acquisition

Office of the President

Method of Acquisition

Received from the Office of the President, 1982-1996.

Accruals and Additions

Accruals are not expected.

Publication Rights

Materials may be used for non-profit and educational purposes, please credit the University Archives, Stewart Library, Weber State University. Reproduction for publication, exhibition, web display or commercial use is only permissible with the consent of the University Archives, Stewart Library, Weber State University.

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Repository Details

Part of the Weber State University Archives Repository

3921 Central Campus Drive Dept 2901
Ogden UT 84408