11 boxes (5 linear ft.)..
The collection documents the private and public life of Monsignor William Barry between 1910 and 1967. The bulk of the collection consists of papers related to his priesthood in Miami Beach, Fla. and to his relation to Barry College, of which he was one of the founders. Included are also files with biographical information and memorabilia.
The collection is organized into six series: Biographical information, Priesthood, Speeches & Addresses, Awards & Tributes, Correspondence, Memorabilia and Others.
Born in West Clare, Ireland, in 1886, The Right Reverend Monsignor William Barry studied for the priesthood in Baltimore, Maryland and was ordained for the Diocese of St. Augustine in 1910. After serving in St. Augustine, Jacksonville, and Deland, Father Barry went to Miami Beach in 1926 to organize a new parish which became St. Patricks Church.
In May 1937, he became a Monsignor and in 1953 was awarded the title of Prothonotary Apostolic. In 1966, he resigned as pastor of St. Patricks parish after serving more than forty years.
Among the founders of Barry College, Monsignor William Barry maintained the longest and closest relationship with the institution.
Monsignor Barry died shortly after midnight on November 17, 1967.
This collection is open for research.
Monsignor William Barry Collection, Barry University Archives and Special Collections, Miami Shores, Florida.
Finding Aid available at Barry University Archives and Special Collections.