These are the papers of William Booth College, 1883-2012.
The training of Salvation Army Officers began in 1879, but was based in various locations and training homes, and known under varying names. It became established in Denmark Hill in 1929, and (as of 2013) is still at this location. It was known as the William Booth Memorial Training College, but as of 2000, is known as William Booth College.
This collection is the complete records of all Salvation Army training from 1879, with the first records here dated from 1883 until the present day. As training before 1929 was not centralised and under different names, it has been regarded for the purposes of this catalogue that these are still 'William Booth College' records under a different name.
Due to the original order and context of the collection not surviving, the records have been arranged in a logical structure and not one which relays the original functions/departments of the college.
The arrangement of the records is as follows:
WBC/1: Records of the administration of the college.
WBC/2: Records relating to cadets (individuals training at the college to become officers).
WBC/3: Records relating to the staff of William Booth College.
WBC/4: Records relating to College premises.
WBC/5: Records relating to the financial administration of the College.
WBC/6: Photographs of Cadets, Officers and College buildings.
WBC/7: Records of the School for In-Service Training and Development (SISTAD)