Cardinal Patrick Hayes and the Archdiocese of New York in the Bahamas

 02068-055

By: Elizabeth Alleva

 

This digital exhibit takes a look at a 1922 scrapbook which documents Cardinal¬†Patrick Hayes’s first trip to the Bahamas as leader of the Archdiocese of New York. The Archives of the Archdiocese of New York has several scrapbooks that document Hayes’ trips to the Bahamas. Researchers might be surprised to learn that the Bahamas was part of the Archdiocese of New York from 1885 to 1932. This particular scrapbook offers interesting visual evidence concerning this unique and under-documented aspect of the Archdiocese of New York’s rich history.