Salvation Army International Heritage Centre Archive

Location
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  • Email
  • Telephone
      +44 (0)207 326 7800
  • Address
      William Booth College, Champion Park, LondonSE5 8BQ, United Kingdom
  • Directions
      The Heritage Centre is located on the third floor of William Booth College. Lift access is available. Visitors must sign in at reception on the ground floor.William Booth College is opposite Denmark Hill rail station, served by rail and London Overground services. Bus routes 40, 176, 185 and 484 stop outside the College.
  • Opening Hours
    • Tuesday-Friday 09.30-16.00
  • Advance Orders
      To view items from our library or archive collection, please contact us by email or telephone to make an appointment. Use our online catalogue to search our collections.
  • Photographs Allowed
      yes
  • Public Internet Access
      We have a reference library containing copies of most books in English published by or about The Salvation Army. Our library also holds complete series of all Salvation Army periodicals published in the UK.
  • Archival and Other Holdings

    The Salvation Army International Heritage Centre is the repository for the official records of the organisation’s International and Territorial Headquarters. The collections reflect the broad range and geographical scope of The Salvation Army’s work throughout its 150-year history, including records relating to work in Europe, South Asia, Africa and the Americas, social services, UK churches or 'corps' and the personal papers of Salvation Army officers.

  • History

    The Salvation Army is a worldwide Christian church and charity founded by William Booth in East London in 1865. The International Heritage Centre was established in 1988 as the institutional archive for the records of The Salvation Army's International and UK Headquarters, both based in London. The Heritage Centre opened in its current location at William Booth College in 2011.

  • Notes
      The Heritage Centre includes a museum that tells the story of The Salvation Army from its origins in the 1860s to the present, both in the UK and internationally.
Collections