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Maud Ballington Booth Papers

Identifier: msc0022

Scope and Contents

The papers of Maud Ballington Booth date from 1896 to 1988 and contain correspondence (arranged chronologically) and photographs. The correspondence between herself and author, Susan Welty, is generally of a personal and social nature, occasionally describing lectures or travels for the Volunteers of America. Booth's children, Charles and Theodora, also corresponded with Welty and these letters are included. There is also a speech given by Susan Welty which is a sketch of Look Up and Hope, her biography of Maud Ballington Booth. There are also business letters written to various representatives of the Redpath Lyceum Bureau and others for whom Maud Ballington Booth lectured. These letters discuss schedules, her work for the Volunteer Prison League, and her husband, Ballington Booth.


  • 1896-1988


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright restrictions may apply; please consult Special Collections staff for further information.


5 linear feet

Language of Materials



Pioneer social reformer. Correspondence concerning her work for Volunteers of America , Volunteer Prison League, lectures, etc.

Method of Acquisition

The collection was in part given to the University of Iowa Libraries in 1991 by Susan F. Welty, and in part purchased over a period of years.

Related Materials

Papers of Susan Fulton Welty (MsC0723)

Maud Ballington Booth of the Volunteers of America from Books at Iowa 13 (November, 1972).
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Iowa Special Collections Repository

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